Patricia & Christina
Patricia & Christina
Race of child interested in adopting: Asian, African American, African American/Hispanic, Caucasian/African American, Caucasian/Hispanic, Hispanic or South/Central American
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: LGBT
State we live in: GA
Dear Expectant Mother,
We are well aware you will choose whomever you feel is best for your child and that you will have a seemingly endless number of amazing families to choose from, so we are honored that you are considering us to be a part of this journey with you. Our daughter’s birth mother did the same, and by choosing us she altered the course of our lives forever. We look forward to meeting you and eventually your baby, and creating a lifelong connection full of love, laughter, and happiness for your child.
Please know that we provide a home that is stable, safe, and secure for our daughter and will do the same for your child. Our home is currently full of the sounds of our daughter’s laughter as she plays her miniature electronic piano and tries to build a train with her legos while shouting ‘choo choo!’ and runs around the house dragging Elmo behind her. Your child will join that scene and the laughter will double in volume.
We strive to be the best parents we can possibly be, and we realize we will not be perfect along the way, but we will always make decisions that is best for our children. Therefore, if you choose us and trust us to raise your baby, as our daughter’s birth mother did, you can rest assured that your child will be loved and cherished and supported through all stages of his or her life.
After a first date that involved a hike up a mountain laughing and talking the entire way, we have been inseparable. We have been together for seven years and got married in 2013. Our daughter, Hazel, was adopted in 2016, and we have cherished raising her and turning our couple into a family. We both grew up in tight-knit families and were raised in loving and supportive homes, and we are likewise creating such a childhood for Hazel and for our future child. Because Patricia is an English teacher and Christina is a scientist, we each bring a unique perspective to the relationship and to life’s challenges. We know these differing perspectives serve us well in many situations, including on our journey as parents.
We own a two-story brick home we bought years ago in preparation for becoming parents. Because parenting was in mind when we bought our home, it is located on a quiet cul-de-sac in a diverse and community-oriented neighborhood very close to Atlanta. Diversity is incredibly important to us, as our daughter is biracial, and we are so pleased that our community can offer neighbors of many backgrounds. Our neighborhood has many school-aged children, and we are within walking distance to the schools as well as two parks. Our city was recently named a Top Ten Great Neighborhood due to its walkability, schools, and community involvement. We share our home with our lovable and goofy dog Kish Mish.
Our Extended Family
We are very fortunate to live only one mile away from Patricia’s sister and her family. They have two girls, ages three and six, so we spend lots of time with them on a weekly basis. Our daughter loves going to her cousins’ house and building forts, baking cookies, playing in the sprinklers, and running around the backyard. Patricia’s parents also live close by, so we are fortunate to be able to see them at any time we like, and our daughter can be spoiled by her Mimi and Papa.
Christina’s parents and brother both live out of state, but we make the effort to see them each a few times a year as well. We always go kayaking in the Rainbow River, which is by Christina’s parents’ house. Patricia’s brother also lives out of state with his wife and three girls, so we definitely make the trip to see them each year because our daughter adores her time with her Virginia cousins as well.
All of these people have welcomed our daughter into their lives with open arms and are excited for the addition of a new baby. They are all looking forward to creating more memories with us and our new child.
Our Adoption Story
As a teacher, Patricia spends her days with children and has always known parenting was a dream for her. Similarly, Christina has always envisioned herself as a mother. As our relationship grew stronger over the years, we realized we wanted to become parents through adoption rather than through artificial means to create a biological child. We therefore adopted our daughter, Hazel, without ever trying to have a biological child, as adoption is the only way we could envision growing our family. Adoption is so sacred to us, and we are so very thankful to be a part of it and to be allowed to be mothers to our daughter.