Shannon & Lisa
Shannon & Lisa
Race of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: LGBT
State we live in: CA
Dear Expectant Mother,
Although we don’t know each other yet, we can promise you we will raise your child in a safe, fun, and joyous home. We have a four-year-old daughter, and raising her has been the most challenging, amazing, fulfilling experience of our lives; we can’t wait to start another journey with your little one. Our daughter has taught us so much about ourselves and each other, and there was no doubt the second she was brought into this world that we would love her fiercely. Our experience leaves no doubt in our minds that our hearts and world will be devoted to your child.
We are anxiously waiting to grow our family and have our daughter be a big sister. We feel absolutely blessed you would even consider us to raise, protect, and cherish your child as our own. Your courage, selflessness, and love for your child are astounding. As parents, we realize the depths of your emotions when considering your decisions and have nothing but the utmost respect for you.
Our family enjoys decorating for the holidays, cuddling on the couch while snuggling with our pets, and taking spontaneous trips to Target. We can’t wait to play Legos, paint, build puzzles, and have impromptu 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 eleven years ago at our job and became fast friends. We began dating a year later, and we married five years ago and soon decided it was time to have a family. In 2014 we were blessed with a baby girl, who is the light of our lives. We are truly partners because we share the household responsibilities and raise our child together. Lisa is the fine cook of the household, and Shannon prefers to keep the home neat and cozy. We share all the parenting responsibilities, including taking her to swim classes, gymnastics, softball, and birthday parties. We enjoy going to the gym, traveling, and attending sports events and concerts together. We like making memories with our child at the park, zoo, theme parks, and beaches and with our extended families. We are so excited to have your child join our family and be a part of our family adventures.
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. We live within walking distance of three parks and two schools, and 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. We are beyond thrilled to be able to open our home and heart to your child to be a part of our walks to the park and our swim parties.
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 daughter. We both have siblings 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. We are so thrilled at the thought of including your child in our annual trip beach with Shannon’s extended family.
Our Adoption Story
Our daughter was brought to us thanks to a donor, and we have chosen adoption as a way to grow our family and make her a big sister. We have seen first hand the miracles adoption has to offer as we’ve watched many close friends walk the same path to expand their families. We both have wonderful memories with our siblings and want our children to have the same experience. We believe they will be fierce partners and cannot wait to see them both grow and take on this world together.