Ronni & Elaina
Ronni & Elaina
Race of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: LGBT
State we live in: WA
Religion: Raised Christian/Raised Catholic
Dear Expectant Mother,
We can’t begin to understand the feelings and emotions you have surrounding this decision, but we are ecstatic and humbled to be considered by you to raise your beautiful baby. There is nothing more selfless than doing what is right for a child in the name of love.
You are making the toughest and bravest decision, and it will result in wonderful things. It will give you peace of mind, knowing your child will be loved wholly and unconditionally, and it will give us the chance to live out our purpose. Your baby will grow up in a home full of laughter, joy, and happiness, surrounded by a loving and supportive family.
We will strive to raise them to be compassionate, loving, and kind while guiding them through their own path of discovery. We will continue to pass along our family traditions of travel, adventure, and humor. We will support and respect them in their dreams and aspirations, and we will encourage them to play, explore, and maintain a sense of wonder about the world.
We hope we have shown you a piece of our passion for being parents and look forward to learning about you and your values. We want you to know that we respect you and will do whatever we can to support you along this journey.
We met in 2011 while Ronni was in pharmacy school, and from there we built a foundation of friendship for a few years before dating. Since the beginning, we have loved to play, laugh, and share in our love of sports and the outdoors. We are goofy and playful and enjoy spending time with our two dogs, Grizzly and Charlie, who also get in on the fun and games. Ronni is a pharmacist manager in a rural health system, and Elaina is a massage therapist for a chiropractor. We are passionate about our jobs and absolutely love what we do and where we do it; we value the importance of physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. As much as we love our outdoor adventures, we enjoy simply sitting, watching movies, and cherishing each other’s company. We are truly best friends and can’t wait to see what motherhood brings.
We live in Central Washington, enjoying four seasons and having the beautiful Columbia river running right through town. We have access to parks, restaurants, and recreational activities for all walks of life; it’s the amenities of a large city, but we get to enjoy the small-town feel and the sense of community that comes along with it. Our home is located in a newer development a few miles outside of town, in the kind of neighborhood where kids are outside playing, riding bikes, or shooting hoops, and families are walking their dogs around the block. We have a giant grassed backyard, where we will build forts, play on swing sets and run around with our “labradork,” Grizzly, and our “muppety-mix,” Charlie.
Our Extended Family
Elaina grew up in a small family in Oregon, with an older sister and younger brother who all share a special bond. They, along with their parents, grandparents, aunt, uncle, and two cousins went on nearly every vacation together. No matter what they were doing, laughter was involved. Every summer, they would go camping at the same spot, with the tradition of the “pancake toss,” and there is also the annual trip to Disneyland!
Ronni grew up in Arizona with her parents and one older sister, with other extended family nearby. Their house had an open-door policy, and holidays and family get-togethers often included close friends and their families. This tradition still carries on today. Ronni is extremely close with both of her parents, talking to them frequently and enjoying multiple visits throughout the year (her mom makes sure they come to visit at least once every cherry season). Ronni is even closer with her sister, making sure to talk daily.
We are both very lucky to have such kind, caring, and supportive families. Everyone is excited about the possibility of a new baby, and we can’t wait to continue traditions and create lasting memories of our own.
What Led Us To Adoption
Since early in our relationship, we’ve talked about wanting children and how we shared the same values in raising a family. We both come from loving families and feel there is nothing greater than the love of a child and the love you can give a child. Adoption is the happiest decision we could ever make. We want the opportunity to raise a child who can change the world through kindness, love, and compassion. We know in our hearts this is our purpose and our path to starting a family.