Casey & Melissa
Casey & Melissa
Race of child interested in adopting: African American/Hispanic, Caucasian, Caucasian/African American, Caucasian/Hispanic, Hispanic or South/Central American
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: LGBT
State we live in: UT
Dear Expectant Mother,
We have been waiting for this a long time, and we are overjoyed with the idea of bringing a new life into our world. We understand this will be the hardest decision you will ever make, and we hope to make it as easy as possible on you. Our understanding is always that we are raising a child who values and respects all of those important parents in their lives, however near or far they wish to be.
We are so grateful you would take an opportunity to consider us as prospective parents and assure you we are overflowing with love, time, and preparations for our future family. We cannot wait to meet you, and we wish you well until then.
We met 17 years ago in high school, while we were playing basketball during summer vacation. We became instant friends and remained close until the summer of 2012, when the stars aligned and we knew our love ran deeper than friendship. We were married in Hawaii in July of 2017, followed by a quick move from Southern California to Utah for Melissa’s work. We are best friends, partners in life, and very much in love. Melissa works as a director of business development for a budding software company in Silicon Slopes, and Casey runs a national retail marketing program for a major fitness wearables company. To say we do everything together would be an understatement. We have dinner together every night and play together every weekend. Our love is built on friendship, history, and an undeniable knowing and understanding of one another.
We live in a two-bedroom condo in the heart of Utah’s year-round outdoor lifestyle, located within walking distance to ski slopes, bike trails, restaurants, coffee shops, and the local library. Our home is an eclectic mix of colors and textures, complete with a royal blue kitchen and lots of handmade art. We have a Morkie (Maltese & Yorkie) named Lucky and two cats, Laguna and Stark. We are looking forward to bringing our growing family on walks and hikes in the fresh mountain air, teaching our kids to ski and mountain bike, paddleboarding in the lakes, and of course, Melissa would love to coach soccer. The beauty of our home is it’s proximity to the outdoor activities and mountains right in our backyard.
Our Extended Family
Our family is very excited about us adopting. We are so excited to bring new cousins and grandkids on family vacations. Whether we’re headed to the Southern California beaches to visit Casey’s family or off to the countryside to visit Melissa’s family full of nieces and nephews, we know our family will be raised in traditions that foster love and adventure.
The Fourth of July is one tradition we look forward to every year. Our ski-town puts on a huge parade, fireworks, and lots of amazing food. Travel is also a huge part of our ongoing lifelong goals, and we are so excited to raise our children to be at ease with the world around them. We are always challenging ourselves with new experiences and adventures, like zip-lining with Casey’s family in Hawaii or fishing the river beds with Melissa’s family in the midwest. While the two worlds couldn’t be more different, we know raising children to welcome change and immerse themselves into different cultures will only further their sense of compassion and deepen them as human beings.
What Led Us To Adoption
Adoption is already a part of our family and has a special place in our hearts. Melissa has a brother adopted from foster care and Casey has a cousin adopted from China. We’ve seen it work so well and only enrich the lives of everyone involved. We have wanted to start a family for several years and always knew adoption would be the route we wanted to take. We are very active and have so much love to give, and we are overjoyed at the idea of growing our family and extending the love we have for our nieces and nephews to our own children.