Emily & Sharon
Emily & Sharon
Race of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: LGBT
State we live in: VA
Dear Expectant Mother,
Thank you so much for taking the time to learn a little bit about us! We are amazed and inspired by the difficult decision you are making and the great sacrifice you are making for yourself, your baby, and your baby’s future adoptive parents. We are so grateful and excited for the possibility of taking this journey with you.
You will always be your baby’s mother. You will always be the one who carried them and brought them into this world, the one who made the first and most difficult decision for them. We can offer to be an extension of your love for them. We want them to always know who you are and how much you love them. We want to offer our unconditional love to your child and to raise them to the best of our ability and hopefully in the way you would want.
We value acceptance, love, and individuality. We want your baby to grow up feeling free to be who they are, to know where they came from, and to fulfill their greatest hopes and dreams. We want to give them everything you would want for them—stability, education, love, hope, and the bravery to face the world, just like you.
Our life has been a wonderful adventure so far, full of laughter, family, love, and occasional hilarious missteps. We would love to have you join us in this journey we call “family.”
We are one of those couples that are best friends above all! Everyone who meets us comments on how much we love to laugh, make an adventure out of everything, and never sweat the small stuff. We’ve been together three years now and have been through some highs and some lows (but mostly highs!). The one constant is our commitment to our relationship and families and a healthy sense of humor. We both love working with people; Sharon manages an adult day center for people who are elderly or have disabilities, and Emily is a child psychologist. At the end of the day, we love cooking together, cuddling our pet bunnies, and sharing funny or touching stories from work. On evenings and weekends, we love having adventures, like hiking, fishing, driving into the woods looking for bears, and spending time with our nieces.
Our home is a place of energy, activity, and love! We love humans and animals alike, and our door is always open. We recently moved back across the country to put down roots near family, and we currently live in a gated townhome community with lots of kids, pets, and pools! We love that we live in an active and engaging college town with tons of family-friendly things to do, but we’re only a 10-minute drive to the mountains! We currently have one sweet (but opinionated) bird, one too-cute-for-his-own-good chihuahua mix, and two therapy bunnies.
Our Extended Family
Sharon’s parents live on a farm about an hour away and are already amazing grandparents to her five nieces! All of the grandkids love to visit the farm for delicious food, for pony rides, and to visit their great-grandmother, who also lives there! On any given day, there are four generations under one roof. Sharon and her two sisters are as close as they come, and her sisters are so excited to be aunts!
Emily’s parents live a bit farther away but are active travelers and are over the moon to welcome their first grandchild! Emily has a younger sister who lives just down the road and works with kids with disabilities. Emily’s brother is 12 years younger than her, and she credits much of her maternal nature to her close bond with him and pitching in to take care of him when he was young.
We both grew up loving Christmas, and both of our families love recreating special Christmas meals, and making the holiday as magical for the grandchildren as it was for us! Emily grew up going to a family lake cabin in Canada every summer, and this has also become a special tradition for us. We can’t wait to share these memories with a little one.
What Led Us To Adoption
We talked about having a family on our third date, and we always knew we wanted to be parents. Being a same sex couple, we knew that becoming parents wouldn’t happen by accident. When we started to look at all the options for building our family, it was overwhelming! There were a lot of choices, but for us, it was easy. We had both always dreamed of adopting. Even from the time we were young, way before we met each other, both of us felt that adopting would be part of our stories.