Alison & Sarah
Alison & Sarah
Race of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: LGBT
State we live in: NH
Dear Expectant Mother,
First and foremost, thank you for getting to know us. We know you are faced with a difficult decision and we cannot express enough our gratitude at the leap of faith you are about to take. Please know that we will love and adore and take care of your baby. We will give him/her every opportunity to be healthy, happy and educated.
As teachers we know that so much learning and growth happens at home. We want to be an active part of their exploration of the world. We’ll make snow angels in winter and run through the splash pads in the summer. We’ll dig in the dirt, plant vegetables in the spring, and play in the leaves in the fall. At the end of everyday we will keep your baby safe and sound, wrap them in hugs and kisses, read bedtime stories and sing sweet lullabies as they drift off to sleep.
The ways of the world are constantly changing. As parents we will push hard for a solid educational foundation, strength of character and instill a sense of right and wrong and respect for everybody and everything. It’s the little everyday things that are important. Holding the door, saying please and thank you, and asking for help. Though we cannot imagine the choice you must make, please know we would be blessed to be able to raise your baby with love and compassion, and we will always make time for dancing around the living room.
We are kind-hearted and creative women, who found each other while working at the same school. We both have over fourteen years of teaching experience, from PreK to High School.
Sarah grew up in the mountains of Virginia. Alison grew up outside of New York City. While our upbringings may be different, we share the same passion for life, creative spirit and drive to be happy and successful.
We love spending time with family and friends, swapping stories, playing games, and eating food. We love traveling, and being teachers affords us the time to do so. We are lucky to have a family vacation house near the beach where we spend our summers.
Our weekends can be quiet, taking the dog for a walk, gardening, writing stories and hanging out by the local lake. They can also be adventurous, skiing the slopes and exploring what the local city has to offer. Unless it’s football season, and then you can find us watching the game.
We have a beautiful two-story home, in a quiet suburban neighborhood, with three bedrooms and two large bathrooms on half an acre of property. In the backyard we built a fenced in vegetable garden, and a firepit for making s’mores. The yard is big enough for camping, corn hole and playing fetch with our lovable husky dog. Koda, a rescue from Alabama, loves everybody - especially children. Our cats, Benzee and Basil, are also rescues. They spend their days lounging by the pellet stove or finding a sunbeam in the sunroom.
We are down the street from a lake, a library and a very prestigious high school. We are only ten to thirty minutes from museums, theatres, fine dining, concerts, and many sporting venues. Outdoor activities are abundant and include going to the beach, rock climbing, skiing and biking on a rail trail.
Our Extended Family
We have a very loving group of extended family and friends along the East Coast. Alison’s sister has three children, two boys and a girl. Alison’s mother lives the next town over while her closest aunt and uncle are a short drive away. Christmas with Alison’s family is our biggest holiday, where all of the aunts, uncles and first cousins - one of whom is adopted - come together for multi-day fun.
Every summer we spend several weeks in Virginia visiting with Sarah’s adoptive family, including her birth mother. It has become a tradition to visit mountains, explore caverns and spend time on a river, in a pool or at a waterpark. Our favorite part when visiting Virginia is hanging out with Sarah’s two witty nieces.
At home we spend a lot of quality time with our best friends and their puppy as well; watching football, taking hikes, baking tarts, carving pumpkins, and playing board games. Our family and friends are completely supportive of us adopting, and we know they will be there for us and the baby.
What Led Us To Adoption
Having children was always in the conversation for us. When we finally had the means to make our dreams reality, IUI was the next step. After several unsuccessful attempts we took it as a sign that we had a larger calling. Sarah was adopted from foster care. Although she lived with her birth parents until the end of elementary school, circumstances beyond her control put Sarah into the foster care system. We would love to extend the same amount of love, care, compassion, and support into the world that Sarah’s adoptive family showed her. Adoption is our path for growing our family. We are both excited and humbled by the journey.