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,
It would be impolite and presumptuous for us to assume that we could begin to understand the weight of deciding to place your child for adoption. Thank you for taking the time to consider us as adoptive parents for your precious child. If you choose us, please know that we will love and support your child forever. We will keep your child safe, healthy, and happy. We understand this decision is not easy, and we are prepared to navigate the challenges and celebrate the successes right alongside you if you should choose us.
We believe that many of life’s blessings come in disguise, and perhaps you’re feeling this is one of them. Allow us to assure you that we see this blessing clearly and are forever grateful for your consideration.
We met in high school 17 years ago while 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 Sr. Director of Retail Strategy on an executive team and Casey runs a National Retail Marketing Program for a major 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. Our town is one of the best destinations for outdoor activities in the world. We live within walking distance to ski slopes, bike trails, restaurants, coffee shops, and of course, 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) dog named Lucky and two cats named Laguna and Stark. We are looking forward to bringing our growing family on walks and hikes in the fresh mountain air, teaching children 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. It’s a very normal thing to do and their love is constant whether you’re born or adopted into the family. 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 of Arkansas to visit Melissa’s family full of nieces and nephews, we know these babies are going to be raised in traditions that foster love and adventure.
Travel is 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 Arkansas. While the two worlds couldn’t be more different, we know that raising children to welcome change and immerse themselves into different cultures will only further their sense of compassion and deepen them as human beings.
The Fourth of July is one tradition that we look forward to every year. Melissa’s work puts on a huge private firework display and afternoon party full of kids, food, and family.
What Led Us To Adoption
Adoption is already a part of our family and has a special place in our hearts. Melissa has an adopted brother from foster care and Casey has an adopted cousin 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. With everything we do, we are always talking about how we would include our children. We talk about teaching our kids to ski, to play soccer, what schools they would attend, and even what types of diapers we would use. 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.