Theresa & Melissa
Theresa & Melissa
Race of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: LGBT
State we live in: OK
Religion: Christian/Unitarian Universalist
Dear Expectant Mother,
You are a loving and thoughtful person to consider us as future parents for your baby. We understand this is not an easy decision to make, and we are blown away by your courage. We respect that this is a very personal journey, and we want you to know we will be forever grateful for this extraordinary gift.
Please know your baby will be our number one priority and we will do everything in our power to keep him or her safe and healthy. We are ready to be parents; we have spent years planning and preparing for this moment in order to support him or her emotionally and financially. We will provide him or her with every opportunity to become the best person he or she can be. We will encourage not just academic success but also values that will help him or her to form meaningful relationships throughout his or her life. Love, kindness, honesty, hard work, compassion, empathy, curiosity, and self-respect are all values we hope to instill. We will help your child to know happiness and to do his or her best to be a positive force in the world.
Thank you for taking the time to consider us as parents. Our hope is for continued courage and peace for you in the coming days, weeks, and years as you choose your best path forward.
We have been together for nine years and married for seven. We have built a strong relationship rooted in love and nurtured with deep respect and open communication. We both work as physical therapists and were drawn to careers in healthcare because we are passionate about helping others. Melissa was born in Oklahoma and is the second of four children. Despite her family’s limited means, she grew up in a house rich with love. Theresa was born in Arizona and was placed into foster care at the age of seven. She was later adopted by her foster parents, who didn’t have much but were hard-working and generous with their time and love. We enjoy attending church, going to museums, listening to podcasts, hiking, and cooking. We prioritize health and nutrition and devote our time and energy to nurturing the relationships in our lives. Friends describe us as generous, attentive, passionate, and patient.
Our neighborhood is ideal for raising a family. We have several parks nearby, sidewalks throughout, and a neighborhood pool. There is a library nearby and a top-rated elementary school within walking distance. Our home has plenty of space for a growing family with a large playroom and fenced-in back yard. We are no more than 20 minutes away from multiple kid-friendly attractions (trampoline park, water park, rock climbing, movie theaters, etc.). We had a 14-year-old yorkie who was a special part of our family. She recently passed away; we will always cherish and miss her. We plan to get another dog in the near future and believe that every kid needs a dog as a first best friend.
Our Extended Family
Melissa is closest with her three sisters and her mom. Everyone lives within 20 minutes of each other, so we get to share life together. Theresa’s parents have passed away, so we are especially grateful that Melissa’s family is so loving and accepting of us. They are very excited for us to become parents! Holidays are always exciting with family coming from out of town and six nieces and nephews (all under the age of seven!) running around. Melissa’s grandmother is Hispanic and has passed on her cooking traditions to the family. For Easter, we have a longstanding tradition of “confetti egg fights,” in which we fill eggshells with confetti and throw them at each other. (We promise it doesn’t hurt!)
Each Labor Day weekend we attend our family reunion, where 250 relatives get together and stay in cabins at a lake. During our four-day weekend, we spend our time playing horseshoes, volleyball, and bingo. The kids play charades, go on a scavenger hunt, and knock down the piñata! At night we spend time by the campfire while the kids roast marshmallows. On our last day, we have a big potluck where we give thanks for our family ties.
What Led Us To Adoption
Throughout our relationship, we have always known we would go down the path of adoption. We have multiple friends and family members who have adopted, and we have seen the joy an adopted child can bring to a family. Theresa has personal ties to the adoption process and is grateful for the loving parents who opened their hearts and home to her. Because of their love and support, she was able to live a life that otherwise wouldn’t have been available to her. We would like nothing more than to provide that same unconditional love to a child.