Becky & Melissa
Becky & Melissa
Race of child interested in adopting: African American, African American/Hispanic, Caucasian, Caucasian/African American, Caucasian/Hispanic, Hispanic or South/Central American, Multi-Racial, Other
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: LGBT
State we live in: TX
Dear Expectant Mother,
Hello! We have been sitting here wading up paper for an hour trying to compose a letter we feel like is worthy of your time and captures who we are and why we want to be on this journey with you So here goes Draft #22… Writing this letter to someone whose face and heart we haven’t yet known, whose life we know nothing about- yet hope beyond anything to truly get to know and love, is scary but more than that humbling. We are humbled by your selflessness. Humbled by your heart. Humbled by the decisions you are making. Regardless of whether you choose us or not, we will always respect you and value you more than we can say in words. We hope to impart on you our greatest desire of becoming mothers. We want you to know that we will be here to support you and will not only give everything inside of us to your child but to you as well. We want to provide your child with love and compassion, as well as, opportunities and life experiences that will shape who they become.
We have a great life- we have traveled to amazing places, we have had special moments with those we love most- but none of these experiences are quite complete because we yearn for a little one to love, protect, teach, empower AND make new memories with. We are surrounded by an amazing support system of friends and family that are eager to be a part of this child’s life. Thank you for reading our letter…these words are from our heart. We appreciate YOU and the love, selflessness and compassion you are showing this beautiful child. We hope to meet you soon!
Our relationship began as a great friendship in 2004. God’s timing is amazing and nearly 4 years ago our friendship became a lifelong commitment based on love, trust and mutual respect. We complement each other well and genuinely enjoy being together. We love to go on adventures, traveling, and anything active outside! We both work in a University setting. Melissa is able to impact young adults on a daily basis. Becky coaches a youth soccer team and is passionate about teaching children. We both were raised with a very strong faith and a strong sense of core values. We treat people with respect and love and value differences and inclusivity.
Our home is comfortable and full of love. We live in a ranch style, older home with lots of charm. We have 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths and 2 half baths. We live in an established neighborhood with big yards and big trees. Our neighborhood is very diverse and we have a great relationship with our neighbors. It is not uncommon to see children outside shooting hoops or riding their bikes. We live a few blocks from a nice park and a community pool, as well as an elementary school. We have 2 sweet little dogs- Marlee and Nash who are both rescues. We love our fur babies and enjoy taking them on walks and going to the park. They are equally excited to welcome a new brother or sister
Our Extended Family
The thing we are probably most proud of in our life is our family. We are without a doubt so blessed by not only our incredible parents and siblings but cousins, aunts, uncles and friends that have grown to be family.
Melissa’s parents live 10 minutes away and have become some of our closest friends. She has 2 younger sisters who she is very close with and live 5 hours away with their families. Her greatest joy is her 4 nieces. Her favorite hashtag is #ilovemyniecestopieces. She comes from a very musical family (somehow this gene COMPLETELY skipped her) and her best memories are big family Christmas Eve celebrations sitting around the fire singing as well as everyone running/walking in a Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning.
Becky’s parents, older brother, wife and two kids, all live in South Carolina. We make it a priority to see them 2-3 times a year whether at a pre-determined vacation spot, in South Carolina or them visiting us in Texas. Some of her best memories are spending family Thanksgivings and Christmas’s at her grandparent’s house. Even though distance separates us, we all remain connected thanks to the convenience of technology. Facetime and daily phone calls keep us in constant communication, and one of the things we look forward to most is the time we get to spend together.
What Led Us To Adoption
We want to be moms. That is simple but it’s the truth. We have so much inside of us that we want to share, teach, and give to a little one. We had to make the decision of doing IVF or adopting and it was an easy decision. We both feel strongly that God has led us to this journey we are so passionate about. We have several friends and family members who have added to their family through adoption and we have seen how their child completed their family. After lots of prayer, we know the time is now for us to add to our own family.