Heather & Leslie
Heather & Leslie
Race of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: LGBT
State we live in: PA
Dear Expectant Mother,
Thank you for taking the time to read about us and our dream of having a family. We appreciate you considering us as prospective parents and are excited to get to know you. We cannot imagine the journey that has led you to this moment. We are truly inspired by you and your consideration of adoption. Our hope is, after reading this letter, you get a clear picture of who we are and how we would love to join and support you throughout your journey.
To us, unconditional love makes a family. We are two people committed to providing endless love, support, and opportunities for your child. As educators, we have devoted our lives to children. This love of children has led us to desire our own family, where we can raise a child and provide him or her with opportunities to grow, laugh, play, and flourish. We both love to explore new places, cuddle up for movies, and spend time with family. Heather loves everything about the outdoors, technology, and traveling. Leslie greatly enjoys animals, gardening, and sporting events. We are deeply devoted to raising a child to be confident, cultured, educated, and accepting as well as helping them discover their own loves and passions.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us. We hope you are reading this letter in good health and now know you will have two loving people committed to joining and supporting you throughout this journey.
In 2010 similar life goals and common interests evolved our friendship into a relationship. We began dating nine years ago, lived together, and married in 2017. Our marriage is built upon mutual love, respect, loyalty, and trust. Common interests and devotion to education brought us together. We love to explore new things, whether a weekend adventure, camping, or boating. We enjoy family and friend gatherings at our backyard fire pit, where everyone brings their kids, dogs, and games. Leslie is an elementary principal. Heather is an elementary teacher. We are dedicated to giving back and nurturing children, and we created an organization that allows children to give back to the community. We receive great joy fostering giving and caring in students to make a difference in individuals facing obstacles and challenges; this exhibits our beliefs and values about putting others before yourself to positively impact a person.
In 2014 we built our three-bedroom, two-bath craftsman home on just over three acres of land. Our neighborhood is safe, friendly, welcoming, and full of fun things to do. We have three dogs—Dutch, Remmy, and Ellie—who absolutely love to run and play in our fenced-in backyard. We have a cat, Mauxley, who likes to chill and soak up the sights. We live near a state park, where we hike, bike, walk, and enjoy the scenery. Our large, comfy back porch is our relaxation spot. We built a backyard fire pit, which has become a gathering place. We host movie and sport nights, where everyone gathers around the firepit to watch the big screen. S’mores, hotdogs, and mountain pies are essential on those nights.
Our Extended Family
Leslie’s extended family is extremely close and includes her father, mother, three brothers, three sisters-in-law, three nephews, and six nieces. Her family gathers regularly for cookouts, pool parties, birthday celebrations, or no reason at all. Leslie talks with her mom and dad daily to touch base and see how their day is going. She is very family-oriented, thrives on feeling connected, and is known as the one who checks on everyone.
Heather’s extended family is much larger and are located within a few hours of each other. Her family is close and looks forward to family picnics and holiday gatherings. Heather is extremely close to her sister, two-year old niece, grandmother, mother, and father. Her grandmother developed Alzheimer’s disease and has difficulty remembering much of the past. Heather is dedicated to giving her grandmother the same kindness and generosity her grandmother showed her growing up. Heather is devoted to family and is known to be the planner for most of the family gatherings.
Our house is always full of love, laughter, and fun. Both of our families are excited for a child to become part of our family celebrations, including Christmas parties, Easter egg hunts, and Thanksgiving festivities.
What Led Us To Adoption
We always talked about having a family, but we made the decision to wait until we were financially prepared to give all we could to a child. Adoption was always the route we wanted to take to become a family; it just seemed natural to us. We have dedicated our lives to providing opportunities for and fostering growth in other people’s children but want to provide the same and so much more for a child in our own family. We look forward to having a child to raise, love, and nurture.