Sarah & Ansel
Sarah & Ansel
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.