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 three-year-old child, and raising her has been the most challenging, amazing, fulfilling experience of our lives, and 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 extend our family and have our child 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 you are most likely having several thoughts and emotions about your decision.
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 moved into together, and we married four years ago at a courthouse and decided it was time to have a family. In 2014, we were blessed with a baby girl, who is 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 parent responsibilities, including taking her to swim classes and birthday parties. We enjoy going to the gym, traveling, and attending sports events and concerts together. We like making memorable childhood memories with our child at the park, zoo, theme parks, beaches, and our extended families.
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 in walking distance to 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.
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. 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.
Our Adoption Story
We have considered adoption for quite some time. Our daughter was brought to us thanks to a donor, and we chose adoption to make her a big sister based on many of the wonderful experiences our friends have had through adoption. 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.