Shannon & Lisa
Shannon & Lisa
Race of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
State we live in: CA
Dear Expectant Mother,
Thank you for taking the time to read this. We feel absolutely blessed that you would even consider us to raise and love your child. Your courage, selflessness, and love for your child are astounding. We can’t imagine all the thoughts and emotions that you are experiencing right now.
Although we don’t know each other yet, we can promise you that we will raise your child in a safe, loving, and joyous home. We are likely different than some other profiles you may have read, as we have a three-year-old child. Raising her has been the most challenging, amazing, and fulfilling experience of our lives. She has taught us so much about ourselves. Although only one of us is the biological parent, there was no doubt the second she was brought into this world that we would love her fiercely and that our world would revolve around her. Our experience leaves no doubt in our minds that we will love your child with all our hearts and your child will be our world too.
We are excited about the possibility of welcoming another child into our family. We can’t wait to play legos, paint, build puzzles, and have spontaneous dance parties in the living room with your child. Our hearts are filled with joy that we may be a family of four, which is what we have always wanted.
We met over ten years ago, fell in love, and then married three years ago. We are both in law enforcement, and we actually met on the job. We are truly partners as we share the household responsibilities and we raise our child together. Lisa is the cook and Shannon is the housekeeper. We share dropping off our child at daycare and picking her up again when school is out. We enjoy going to the gym, traveling, and attending sports events and concerts together. We enjoy going to the park, zoo, and theme parks.
We both wanted children, and in 2014 we were blessed with a baby girl, who is the light of our lives. We have learned so much about each other and found that parenting is more rewarding than we ever imagined. We want to expand our family and have a sibling for our daughter so they can conquer the world together.
We have a ranch-style house in an older neighborhood two miles from downtown in a Northern California city. We are lucky to live in a small town, but close enough to a major city that is one of the most diverse in the country. Our house has become a kids’ paradise with toys galore. We have a fenced-in pool, and six rescue animals (two dogs and four cats). We pride ourselves on keeping a safe, clean, and beautiful home. In the summer, we often spend our days in the backyard, BBQing with friends and family and swimming.
In the winter, we celebrate the holidays with friends and family. Our house is always decorated for Halloween and Christmas, which includes lights, blow ups in the front yard, a banner or garland, lights, and singing holiday figurines.
Our Extended Family
We are blessed to have a supportive, fun, and loving extended family. Lisa’s extended family resides in Northern California and Shannon’s extended family resides in Arizona and Oregon. We spend Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter with family members and friends, and we rotate residences annually. We have an annual summer beach trip with Shannon’s extended family. Shannon’s parents visit us every four to six weeks, and Lisa’s mother visits us at least every other month to spend time with us and our child. Lisa and Shannon both have a sibling and nieces whom we see several times a year. Shannon’s niece is a year older than our daughter and the two of them have the best time when they are together.
What Led Us To Adoption
We have considered adoption for many years but we did not pursue it because at the time we were living in a conservative state and our work environment was not suitable for a gay relationship. In 2012, we moved to Northern California and our work environment drastically improved. In 2014, we decided to start a family through a donor. The birth of our daughter had complications that made another natural birth difficult and unsafe. We have decided to open our hearts to adoption as another way to expand our loving family. We have so much love to give and we would love our child to grow up with a sibling. We believe they will be fierce partners and we cannot wait to see them both grow and take on this world together.