Kyle & Yang
Kyle & Yang
Race of child interested in adopting: Asian, Caucasian, Caucasian/Asian, Caucasian/Hispanic, Hispanic or South/Central American
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: LGBT
State we live in: CA
Dear Expectant Mother,
Thank you. Thank you for considering adoption and for considering us to raise your child. We can only imagine what making this decision must be like, and we admire your strength and courage in making it. The opportunity to help give your child a wonderful life is something we are truly thrilled about, and we cannot begin to express how grateful we are to you for considering us for that opportunity.
From visits with grandparents in China and Tennessee to afternoon Mandarin classes, hikes, visiting playgrounds, and cooking and eating new and different foods (food is a very important part of our family), we are looking forward to giving your child a home full of fun, excitement, and unconditional love.
We hope that in introducing ourselves to you, you will know we offer you every assurance we can that your child will grow up in a home full of warmth, love, and support, surrounded by the friends and family who have made our lives so rich. We are so excited to be able to share with your child all the things we love and enjoy in the hope that they will be able to have a life even richer than ours.
Kyle grew up in a small town in rural New England, while Yang spent his childhood in one of China’s largest cities. We met while Kyle was living in California and Yang was living in Ireland. We were immediately drawn to each other and maintained a relationship across that distance until Yang was able to relocate to California, where we have been settled together for the past seven years. We enjoy traveling together, and often return to the East Coast, Ireland, and China to visit family and close friends. Kyle has a career as a freelance musician, while Yang works as a manager in a major technology company. Though we are both far from home, we both consider family to be very important, and we and our families are very excited about the opportunity to welcome a new member!
Our home is located in urban California in a vibrant, diverse community with many opportunities for fun and adventures. We often visit many of the cultural festivals in our area, learning about new cultures through their arts, food, and history. We also have many parks, playgrounds, and excellent outdoor activities nearby, and we love hiking in the hills near our home. We have a fenced-in back garden, where we often host friends on holidays and during celebrations or simply like to relax on a warm, sunny day. Our favorite thing about where we live is that there is always something fun and exciting to do, and we are very excited to share that with your child.
Our Extended Family
We both come from relatively small families; Kyle is one of two siblings, while Yang is an only child. As such, our grandparents played a huge and important role in both our lives growing up. Our parents are excited themselves about the prospect of now becoming grandparents, and given how vital that relationship was for us growing up, we are very thankful that will be part of your child’s life.
Our close friends have been an important part of our lives as well and have become a second family to us. Most of our world travels have been to visit our friends and family, now scattered across the U.S., Europe, and China.
Our family traditions are a blend of the cultures and places we come from. At home and in China, we speak Mandarin with Yang’s parents and celebrate Chinese New Year. We have Kyle’s family stay at Christmas, when we decorate our Christmas tree in sparkling technicolor and have all our friends over to exchange gifts. We travel to Ireland annually to reconnect with old friends and complain about the weather. We are excited to introduce your child to all these traditions and to give them the opportunity to explore the world with our family and friends.
What Led Us To Adoption
Adoption has always seemed like the obvious choice for us. Both of us have always wanted to raise a child; it was actually discussed on our second date! Building a family and a warm, happy home for a child is something that is very important to us both. In growing our family, we feel that the best thing we can do, rather than create a new life for this world, is to open our home and hearts to a child already here.