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,
We cannot imagine the journey that has led you to this moment. We are truly inspired by you and your consideration of adoption. To us, you are a heroine, a woman admired for her courage and noble qualities. Your courage and commitment to consider adoption shows how much love you have for your baby. We are humbled by your strength, bravery, and selflessness to carry this child. Our hope is, after reading this letter, you will know how much we will join and support you throughout the rest of your journey.
To us, unconditional love makes a family, and we are two people committed to providing endless love and opportunities for this child. As educators, we have devoted our lives to children, and 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 are deeply devoted to raising a child to be confident, cultured, educated, and accepting.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us. We hope you are reading this letter in good health, and now you know you will have two loving people committed to joining and supporting you throughout this journey.
Our relationship started as a friendship in 2008. We had similar goals in life and the same interests, which led to our friendship evolving into a relationship. We began dating eight years ago, have lived together for seven of those years, and in 2017, we committed our lives to each other by getting married. Our marriage is built upon mutual love, respect, loyalty, and trust, and what brought us together and led us to where we are today is our devotion to education. Leslie is an elementary school principal, previously a special education teacher, and Heather is an elementary classroom teacher. We created a community service organization within our school, which allows children to give back to those in need. We receive great joy knowing we have fostered students in wanting to make a difference in the lives of others who are facing obstacles and challenges.
In 2014, we built our three-bedroom, two-bath craftsman home on over three acres of land. Our neighborhood is safe, friendly, welcoming, and full of fun things to do. We have three dogs, who absolutely love to run and play in our fenced-in backyard, and we have one cat, who just likes to chill and soak up the sights. We love to travel and explore new things: whether it is a city adventure, camping in our fifth-wheel camper, or jetting out on our pontoon boat, we love weekend getaways. We also enjoy our family and friend gatherings at our backyard fire pit, where everyone brings their kids, dogs, and games. We also live one mile from a state park, where we like to hike, bike, walk, and take in the scenery.
Our Extended Family
Both sides of our families gather together for backyard campfires, picnics, and holidays. We host Christmas parties, Easter egg hunts, and Thanksgiving festivities. Our house is always full of love, laughter, and fun.
Leslie’s extended family is very close and includes her father, mother, three brothers and sisters-in-law, three nephews, and six nieces. Her family gathers regularly for cookouts, pool parties, birthday celebrations, or for no reason at all. Leslie talks with her mom and dad daily to touch base, and she talks with her brothers, nieces, and nephews weekly. She is very family-oriented, thrives on feeling connected, and is known as the one who checks on everyone. Leslie’s family is thrilled for her to finally have a family with Heather.
Heather’s extended family is much larger, and most are located within a few hours of each other. Her family is close-knit and looks forward to picnics and holiday gatherings. Heather is extremely close to her sister, niece, grandmother, mother, and father. She is dedicated to showing her grandmother, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, the same kindness and generosity shown to her when growing up. Heather’s family is so excited for us to have the opportunity to raise a child.
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 can 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 and fostering growth to 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.