Linnea & Marcy
Linnea & Marcy
Race of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Gender of child interested in adopting: Girl
Family Type: LGBT
State we live in: MA
Religion: Spiritual - Catholic & Protestant/Spiritual - Protestant
Dear Expectant Mother,
Choosing adoption for the child you are carrying cannot be an easy choice and we are conscious and respectful of the potential difficulties and factors leading to your decision.
We are thankful and excited that you have chosen to look at our profile. It is our hope that we can provide some insight into our life together, and that we can share with you our confidence that we will be a strong, loving family with your help.
For several years, we have been eager to bring a child into our family. It is an important life goal for us to be able to share with a child the love and experiences we have had and to delight in the child’s discoveries in the future.
We met in 2002 when we moved into a large house as roommates. We quickly became close friends, and it is this friendship, as well as our shared values and thirst for adventures, that ultimately propelled us into a romantic relationship. We have been together for 15 years and cannot imagine our lives apart. We are stronger and happier together and we cannot wait for the chance to share our lives with a child.
We have been very fortunate to travel extensively throughout the US, as well as other countries, including Spain, Greece, Canada, Mexico, England, Australia, Italy, and Vietnam. Some of our favorite adventures have been camping in New Hampshire, white water rafting in Maine, glass blowing in Vermont, staying on a ranch in Texas, and seeing the Red Sox spring training games in Florida. This past spring we were lucky enough to get tickets to Hamilton, which tops the list of Broadway shows (our hearts are forever obsessed).
Our home is very special to us. It is the house where Linnea grew up! We’ve since done renovations, and the bright colors, layout, and furnishings reflect our personality. We have a finished full-size attic that offers lots of room to run and play, as well as four bedrooms and a screened-in porch. We have a lush lawn and a garden path running around behind our house and alongside the huge grassy yard. We couldn’t be luckier with neighbors: three young families, a pediatrician, and a Grammy-winning classical musician round out our cul-de-sac. We’re ideally located across from a playground and down the street from both the elementary and middle schools. Our cat, Lotus, and kittens Offred and Ofglen eagerly await little hands tugging at their tails (They’ve already been getting practice from our young godsons and our friends’ kids!).
Our Extended Family
We have family who live minutes away and family who live a flight away. Our family spans both coasts and the states in-between. As each of us is an only child, we have cultivated our own network of close friends who are eager to serve as aunties and uncles for our child.
We are both so blessed to have families who love us and are eagerly supporting our quest to become parents. Some of our favorite family memories include summers on Long Island and Cape Cod with cousins, family day trips watching bald eagles and other wildlife in Washington and Idaho, board games at holidays (with both sides of our family!), FaceTime with the youngest cousins, slumber party movie nights, and blistering cold winter visits to Marcy’s family in Michigan.
When Linnea’s mother, Beej, was diagnosed with cancer, we immediately moved in to take care of her and help her through her treatments. As her advocates, we navigated her countless physical therapy, oncology, radiation, chemo and surgical appointments, while also ensuring she was living her best life. Our adventures continued with trips to Cape Cod and Newport, Rhode Island, and we went with her to plays and concerts, baseball and basketball games. We enjoyed seeing Broadway shows, including Once, Wicked, and In the Heights, as well as performances by Kristin Chenoweth, Lady Gaga with Tony Bennett, and finally, Paul McCartney at Fenway Park. Tragically, we lost our beloved Beej in 2016, and our hearts will forever be broken knowing that her grandchild will never have the opportunity to meet her.
What Led Us To Adoption
Adoption is not our fallback plan. It has always been a big part of our plans to grow a family. We firmly believe that there are many ways to make a family and that the most important part of being a family is providing love and support. We are truly fortunate to have love in abundance and cannot wait to share our love with a child.