Deb & Lexi
Deb & Lexi
Race of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: LGBT
State we live in: DC
Dear Expectant Mother,
We are humbled that, somehow, wherever you are, you have arrived at our profile and are considering us as potential adoptive parents for your child. As we write this letter, we are beyond excited by the consideration of being trusted to love and raise your baby.
Please know that we both feel very strongly about being parents, and we have worked hard to create a loving and nurturing relationship that is the foundation of our family. We prioritize finding opportunities to be lighthearted, to enjoy each other’s company, and to laugh on a daily basis. Your child will be raised in a home filled with joy, love, honor, and respect.
We will strive to give your child every experience, support them in all they want to do, and allow them to grow into their true self. We will stand in support of the things that your child believes in as they grow, respect them unconditionally as they mature, and will do everything in our power to ensure they get the most from their experience in this world. We know at times this world can be challenging, and children can benefit from having parents who are willing to stand up for them and stand with them as they find their way. We promise that we will do these things.
We also want you to know that we will do whatever we can to honor, respect, and support you in this journey. We look forward to meeting you and taking these next steps together.
We met at a national conference for a healthcare organization six years ago and quickly found we shared many goals and values. Our friendship quickly evolved, and it eventually became clear to us there was more than friendship. While we love to travel and do big, exciting things, we also love simple, everyday events: grocery shopping for our week ahead, walking through the neighborhood, cooking, and even just folding laundry.
In 2015 we embarked on a new adventure: getting married! Then, in 2017, we were blessed to add our curious, energetic, and happy daughter to our lives. She has been such an incredible source of joy for us, and it has been wonderful to watch us grow into a family and see the ways this has brought us even closer as a couple. Through loving her, we realized we want to expand our family to include another child.
We love our neighborhood! It has excellent access to public transportation, multiple local parks, lots of free museums, and the National Zoo. While we live in a big city, the streets surrounding our house are suburban, lined with big trees and filled with children riding around on bicycles and families walking their dogs. Our home is bright and comfortable, with a big, open kitchen that is the center of activity. We have worked hard to make it a space that represents us, and that our friends and family like to gather in, especially for meals and holidays.
Our Extended Family
Family is truly the focus of the life we have planned and built together. We have a large extended family that we enjoy spending time with. When not physically together, we stay connected through regular phone conversations and video calls. Our daughter is a year old and adds so much love and fun to our daily life. Deborah has an adult son who lives with his large dog and works in technology; he constantly amazes us with his kindness and creativity and he is very excited about our family growing!
Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays. We have many traditions around Thanksgiving, including volunteering as a family at a local shelter, cooking together at home, and then hosting a large gathering at our house.
We are also part of a large Jewish community, which focuses on rich traditions and bringing families together. We spend Shabbat (the day of rest) each week taking a break from fast-paced living to just enjoy each other’s company and to gather together family and friends.
What Led Us To Adoption
With many options to build our family, adoption is the one that has always felt right for us. Our individual desire to adopt was one of things we had in common when we first started dating. In fact, our first daughter entered our life through adoption and has added so much joy and love to our world. We are so completely humbled by the fact that there are women who choose to make this possible. We are blessed to have a large and loving family, a warm home, and involvement in a close and strong community. We want nothing more than to share these things and would consider it a tremendous honor to grow our family together in this way.