Sherri & Maya
Sherri & Maya
Race of child interested in adopting: Caucasian, Caucasian/Asian, Caucasian/Hispanic, Hispanic or South/Central American
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: LGBT
State we live in: CO
Dear Expectant Mother,
Although we haven’t yet met, we already know you are strong, courageous, and loving. It takes all that, and more, to make the decision you’re currently considering. We cannot imagine what you must be feeling in this moment, but we hope we can help to ease your mind and heart.
It’s difficult to find the right words to describe how honored and grateful we are that you’re considering us as parents for your child. If you choose us, you will be giving us the most precious gift we can imagine, and though we could never truly repay you, we can promise you your child will grow up safe, loved, and cherished. We will offer him or her every possible opportunity to learn and grow, to discover the world, and to chase dreams. We will provide your child with a solid foundation built on our shared values of kindness, empathy, curiosity, and hard work.
We know that many things in life are uncertain, but we truly feel that our journey was meant to bring us here and ultimately connect us with you. We want to offer you our unwavering support as we embark on this journey together.
We’re two people from extremely different backgrounds who nevertheless bonded over our similarities: creativity, curiosity, tenacity, and a touch of nerdiness. We met on a writer’s forum and have been together for eleven years. Sherri grew up in California, and being the oldest of three, as well as the child of divorced parents, her habit of making sure everything happens on time and people are where they need to be led to her job in project management. Maya immigrated to the U.S. as a child, and her international upbringing led her to a career in international business as a marketing manager for a global company. When we’re not working, we love being active. We both train and perform in aerial acrobatics; in addition, Sherri’s a runner and Maya enjoys hiking. When it’s time to unwind, we both love to read, and Maya’s love of cooking is well-balanced by Sherri’s love of baking.
Our home is filled with books and souvenirs from our many travels, but also music, laughter, and the frequent scent of baking. Our tri-level is located in a safe, quiet neighborhood within walking distance of parks and trails and a short drive away from both a large metropolitan area and the beautiful wilderness of the Colorado mountains. Our door is always open to friends and family, and we love to host everything from dinner parties to game nights. We share our home with two cats, named Natsuo and Youji, who love to cuddle and particularly enjoy the fact that there’s always a cozy blanket or cushion to be found all around the house.
Our Extended Family
Sherri’s family is located in northern California, all within half-an-hour of each other. Her family is pretty close, with everyone getting together every few years to go to Disneyland (her grandpa’s favorite place). Her parents divorced when she was in elementary school, and her mom juggled a full-time job with three kids on her own. She spent a lot of time with her aunts, cousins, and grandparents, and she travels to see them yearly, while her sister comes to visit every year. Her entire family is excited to welcome a new member into its ranks (especially her grandparents!).
Maya is an only child, whose extended family is scattered around the globe, and she grew up traveling. Over the years, her family has adopted a variety of traditions from the places they’ve called home. Her parents, both musicians, now live just across town, and she maintains a very close relationship with them, which includes several phone calls a week and frequent visits. Maya’s parents love to entertain and host elaborate parties for friends and family for every holiday (and sometimes just because it’s Friday!). They are thrilled at the idea of welcoming a grandchild through adoption.
What Led Us To Adoption
We truly believe adoption is the right way to grow our family, and after eleven years together, we’re eager to open our home and our hearts to a baby. We have several friends who were adopted, and some close friends of ours recently adopted a little girl they had been fostering. Our interactions with these people, whose lives have been positively touched by adoption, have cemented our certainty that this is the right path for us.