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Sarah & Ansel

Sarah & Ansel

Sarah & Ansel
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Race of child interested in adopting: African American, Caucasian, Hispanic or South/Central American, Multi-Racial, Other

Gender of child interested in adopting: Girl

State we live in: WA

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Sarah & Ansel

Dear Birthmother,

Thank you for selflessly considering the incredible choice of adoption. Thank you for considering the gift of parenthood to those who wouldn’t otherwise have it. We can only imagine how hard this decision must be and we have you in our hearts at all times. We deeply respect your selflessness, vulnerability, and bravery. We have dreamt of being parents together for 11 years, we can’t wait to share our unconditional love with a child.

If you choose us as adoptive parents, we would vow to your child:

To give you every opportunity to achieve your dreams
To help you discover who you are and to nurture the things that are important to you
To support and love you unconditionally
To be good parents, good teachers, and good friends
To surround you with the love, joy, peace, and security that we feel from our family
To forever honor the incredible gift that your birth mother gave to you and to us


Thank you so much considering us. Thank you for your courage and strength. We hope you find the perfect match for your child.


About Us

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We have been inseparable since we first met in high school in Minnesota. In our 11 years together as a couple, we moved out West for college, into an apartment, and we welcomed our two cats into the family. We bought a house and finally got married in front of a castle ruin in Ireland. We celebrated our wedding with all our loved ones.

Sarah owns a bridal boutique where she helps women of all kinds find their perfect wedding gown. In her spare time, she makes dollhouse miniatures, snuggles all the animals she can find and goes to the gym. Ansel works at a tech startup studio where he helps turn good ideas into new companies. In his spare time, he plays videos games and works on programming projects. Together, we take ballroom dance lessons, walk around our local zoo, and check out open houses and estate sales in our neighborhood.


Our Home

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We own a three-bedroom home with a sunny yard, veggie garden, and a mountain view. Sarah has remodeled every single room, and after five years, it’s really our own. We’re in a quiet neighborhood with lots of families and pets. We are right across the street from a new elementary school, and we are just up the hill from a gorgeous beach and playground with views of the ocean.

We share our home with our two amazing cats: Bingley and Nox. Bingley is a creamy-colored fluff full of sass and snuggle. He likes cuddling, clicking at birds, and standing on whatever we are working on. Nox is a silly smokey-furred sweetheart. He likes sleeping in awkward positions, watching gardening shows on TV, and “booping” stuff with his head.


Our Extended Family

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Sarah has two older siblings with three young nieces and nephews (two, seven, and ten - all of them excited about a new cousin!). Her family lives in Minnesota, but we see them frequently! Her parents visit us in Seattle for three weeks at a time and we visit the whole family in Minnesota a couple times a year. Sarah is very close to her parents and talks to them on the phone every single day! Sarah’s family is full of laughter, hugs, and traditions.

Ansel has a huge extended family spread all over the world: Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Canada, California. His parents live in Minnesota and he has a younger brother in New York. We see each other at least once a year, have family video chats in between, and do an extended family reunion every few years at a new and fun destination. Ansel’s family loves to learn and explore the world together.

We have also cultivated an incredible network of friends close by who feel like family. All our loved ones are so excited about our decision to adopt and we couldn’t ask for a better support system.


What Led Us To Adoption

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We found out during fertility treatments that it’s not possible for us to have genetic children of our own. But we have always dreamed of building a family together (we’ve had kid names picked out since high school), and we weren’t going to let infertility stop us! We believe that family is not about shared genes, but rather shared devotion and values: love, generosity, coziness, integrity, curiosity, and humor. We wrote our own wedding vows, including this promise: “to create a family with you in which no one doubts they are loved unconditionally.” No matter how we build our family, we will keep and cherish that vow.


Fun Facts
About Sarah
About Ansel
Occupation:
Bridal Shop Owner
Software Engineer
Religion:
Spiritual
Non-Religious
Race:
Caucasian
Asian/Caucasian
Education:
Bachelors in Costume and Set Design
Bachelors in Information Science
Favorite Food:
Pizza!
Pasta! Especially Phad See Ew and Ravioli
Favorite Hobby:
Ballroom Dancing, Dollhouse Miniatures, and Working Out
Ballroom Dancing, Playing Videos Games, and Programming Projects
Favorite Movie:
Pride and Prejudice, Love Actually
The LEGO Movie, Zootopia
Favorite Sport:
Competitive Crafting? Haha
Esports: Overwatch
Favorite Holiday:
Christmas
Christmas
Favorite Music Group:
Miranda Lambert, Billie Holiday, John Legend
Carly Rae Jepsen and Baroque Classical
Favorite TV Show:
The Great British Bake Off, 30 Rock, Friends
Psych, Scrubs, Parks and Recreation
Favorite Book:
The Peach Keeper by Sara Addison Allen
The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson
Favorite Subject in School:
Independent Study :-)
Anything Design
Dream Vacation Spot:
Cottage in the Irish Countryside
Cottage in the Irish Countryside

Fun Facts

About Sarah

Occupation:
Bridal Shop Owner
Religion:
Spiritual
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
Bachelors in Costume and Set Design
Favorite Food:
Pizza!
Favorite Hobby:
Ballroom Dancing, Dollhouse Miniatures, and Working Out
Favorite Movie:
Pride and Prejudice, Love Actually
Favorite Sport:
Competitive Crafting? Haha
Favorite Holiday:
Christmas
Favorite Music Group:
Miranda Lambert, Billie Holiday, John Legend
Favorite TV Show:
The Great British Bake Off, 30 Rock, Friends
Favorite Book:
The Peach Keeper by Sara Addison Allen
Favorite Subject in School:
Independent Study :-)
Dream Vacation Spot:
Cottage in the Irish Countryside

About Ansel

Occupation:
Software Engineer
Religion:
Non-Religious
Race:
Asian/Caucasian
Education:
Bachelors in Information Science
Favorite Food:
Pasta! Especially Phad See Ew and Ravioli
Favorite Hobby:
Ballroom Dancing, Playing Videos Games, and Programming Projects
Favorite Movie:
The LEGO Movie, Zootopia
Favorite Sport:
Esports: Overwatch
Favorite Holiday:
Christmas
Favorite Music Group:
Carly Rae Jepsen and Baroque Classical
Favorite TV Show:
Psych, Scrubs, Parks and Recreation
Favorite Book:
The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson
Favorite Subject in School:
Anything Design
Dream Vacation Spot:
Cottage in the Irish Countryside

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