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Elisabeth & Paige

Family Type: Lesbian Couple
State we live in: Ohio

dear expectant mother

Dear Expectant Mother,

While we can’t imagine what you’re going through, please know how much we admire you for seeking the best possible future for your child and yourself—even a future so hard to imagine. If you choose us as adoptive mothers, both we and your child will get to experience your love every day of our lives in the incredible gift you gave all of us: each other. However much you do or don’t want to be immediately present, they will know how much we cherish their first mom, how much she loves them too, and what a gift she gave to make us a family.

We want nothing more than to give your child all the love and freedom they need to become their best self, to dream and fulfill big dreams, and to know they are loved and safe and so deeply wanted, no matter what. We can’t wait to teach our child how to plant bulbs in autumn and wait for the flowers they bring in springtime, how to bake fresh bread, how to ride a bike, how to read wonderful stories (and write their own), and how to know birds by their songs.

Thank you so much for reading what we have to say. We wish you so much love and peace as you make this journey, regardless of the decision you make. We would love to get to know you and see if we are the parents you would choose for your child.

We want nothing more than to give your child all the love and freedom they need to become their best self, to dream and fulfill big dreams, and to know they are loved and safe and so deeply wanted, no matter what.

-Elisabeth & Paige

About Us

We had our first date in 2013 after connecting through a dating site; four years later we got married at our church in NYC. Later that year, we moved back to Elisabeth’s hometown, where we’ve been able to create the home we’ve always wanted with a dog and a garden. We’re practicing Christians who are so grateful for the love we experience from our church community throughout the year, from Christmas and Easter celebrations to everything in between. Elisabeth is a passionate gardener who reads a LOT and loves to travel, and Paige loves learning new hobbies and skills, particularly Brazilian jiu jitsu and rock climbing; we love to knit and sew together. Paige works in credit portfolio management at a large regional bank, and Elisabeth works as a manager at a local bookstore that has been a beloved community resource for more than 25 years.

Our Home & Pets

We have a wonderful 100-year-old home in a neighborhood with tree-lined streets where neighbors are always out walking their dogs and kids run back and forth between each other’s houses to play. We love walking to our local library and favorite bakery and going to the local elementary school playground, which has a large field where we can run and play with our dog, Juno. Juno loves small children and always wants to play with any we meet at the park. We know she’ll be thrilled to have her own child to play ball with! Elisabeth has turned our yard into a beautiful garden filled with flowers and vegetables, a fire pit to roast marshmallows, a large patio, and a coop for our three ducks.

Our Extended Family

Our families are scattered across the country, but we maintain close relationships with them. Elisabeth’s parents and brother live a couple states away, and we visit them about once a year. Paige’s mom is currently in another state, but we are hopeful she might move close soon as we miss seeing her more than once a year. She can’t wait to be a grandma! Paige also has an older brother and sister and a much younger brother and sister, all of whom we try to see as often as we can. Paige’s older brother is her best friend, and they talk all the time.

Our other family is that of our amazing surrogate family we’ve met through our church and community. We are very blessed to have at least five older women in our lives who can’t wait to be our child’s aunties and will likely fight over who gets to babysit!

What Led Us To Adoption

Paige has known since earliest childhood that she wanted kids and that she wanted to adopt. Elisabeth always knew that if she did become a mother, she’d want it to be through adoption.
In the last few years, we’ve done a lot of research together about adoption and its history and wanted to have an adoption where we could get to know the birthparent from the beginning. We’re eager for our future child to know where they come from and that their biological and cultural heritage are valued in the family we create through adoption.

more about Elisabeth

more about Elisabeth

Occupation:
Bookstore manager
Religion:
Christian
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
Bachelor’s degree
Food:
Fresh-baked bread
Hobby:
Gardening, knitting, reading
Movie:
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
Favorite Tradition:
Lighting the first candles of Easter
Sport:
Basketball
Holiday:
Easter
Music Group:
Folk music from around the world/different cultures
TV Show:
Gardeners’ World
Book:
Middlemarch
Subject in School:
History
Dream Vacation:
Italian Riviera

more about Paige

more about Paige

Occupation:
Banker
Religion:
Christian
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
Bachelor’s degree
Food:
Elisabeth’s chicken pot pie
Hobby:
Jiu jitsu, rock climbing, art
Movie:
Jurassic Park
Favorite Tradition:
Filling Christmas stockings for loved ones
Sport:
Football
Holiday:
Christmas
Music Group:
Lizzo
TV Show:
Futurama
Book:
The Haunting of Hill House, Evicted
Subject in School:
History
Dream Vacation:
Hiking in New Zealand

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Call/Text 224-410-0522

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