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Ellen & Alex

Family Type: Lesbian Couple
State we live in: Missouri

dear expectant mother

Thank you so much for taking the time to read our profile and get to know us. We are a warm, creative, loving, and fun couple who is excited to share our love of gardening, music, food, art, reading, and family with a child.

We have wanted to adopt for as long as we have been talking about having kids. We are excited to go on family walks in our neighborhood and see the geese (they’re hilarious!) and to take frequent trips to our local library. We can’t wait to get our hands dirty in the ground, planting seeds and learning how flowers and vegetables grow.

Our hopes and dreams for your child are that they grow up in a loving, happy, warm, fun, and wonderfully supportive environment. We hope their needs for health and education are met with openness and financial stability. We genuinely hope we can be the couple to provide those things for your baby. We promise to honor you by ensuring your child is always safe and loved. We can’t imagine how difficult your decision continues to be, and we admire your selflessness, strength, and courage.

Thank you so much for considering us. Adoption has always been the first choice for our family. We would be so honored if you chose us!

With gratitude,
Ellen & Alex

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We promise to honor you by ensuring your child is always safe and loved.

-Ellen & Alex

About Us

We love spending time working in our garden, playing with our animals, going to the lake to swim in the summer, building a fire and snuggling up to a movie in the winter, or spending quality time with family and friends. Ellen says Alex is sweet, smart, hardworking, generous, and thoughtful. Alex says Ellen is loving, funny, sweet, and protective. Last year, Alex fulfilled her dream of starting a family business and owns a handy-services company where she does home improvement projects. Ellen works at her family’s company as a graphic designer. She also runs her own gardening company from home selling plants and doing gardening education. Since we are both self-employed, it gives us the freedom and flexibility to grow our family. This was something that was very important to us since we wanted Ellen to be able to primarily stay home when we adopt.

Our Home & Pets

We live in a 1960s ranch-style home in a quiet neighborhood known for its three large ponds and its wide, curving streets that are perfect for long walks and bike rides. We live in the same school district Ellen grew up in. Our community is fun, lively, and warm. We have four bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living areas, and an outdoor living area. We also have a big garden, greenhouse, and chickens. We love growing vegetables and flowers, plus it’s a part of Ellen’s business. We have two cats: Molé (like the Mexican sauce) who is 12, and Pico, who is a kitten. We also have backyard chickens we treat like our pets and that also give us eggs.

Our Extended Family

Our extended family is big, happy, and full of fun family traditions. Ellen has one older brother who is married with three children. She also has four girl cousins she is very close to. She spends as much time as possible with her cousins, who are like sisters. We spend a lot of time with our fun and supportive aunt and uncle too. Ellen’s family gets together for gingerbread house-making parties, July Fourth pool parties, fall football watching, and birthdays. There is no shortage of games, gift exchanges, and laughter!

Alex has two older brothers; one is married and has five children. We love spending time with all of our nieces and nephews. Being aunts to eight kids is wonderful. Alex has a big extended family, most of which live in California, with 39 first cousins and a dozen aunts and uncles. Family gatherings in Alex’s family are fun, joyful, memorable, and full of music. There is no shortage of laughter, good food, and funny stories when her family gets together. Your baby will be adored and cherished not only by us but by our entire extended family.

What Led Us To Adoption

We have been together for 12 years, and we have known for a long time that we wanted kids. We came to the decision to adopt early on when discussing the different options for a couple like us to have children. Neither of us has felt the pull to be pregnant, and the idea of adoption has always felt right for our family. It makes us so incredibly happy just thinking about it. We know adopting a baby will make our family whole and are so thankful for the opportunity to grow our family this way. We feel our family is already full of love, joy, laughter, and support, and we can’t wait to share that with another human.

more about Ellen

more about Ellen

Occupation:
Gardener, graphic designer
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
Bachelor of Fiber Art
Food:
Chocolate
Hobby:
Gardening, reading, art, embroidery, baking
Movie:
Clueless
Favorite Tradition:
Alex’s Christmas Eve birthday, Thanksgiving
Sport:
Tennis, swimming
Holiday:
Halloween
Music Group:
Dolly Parton
TV Show:
Gilmore Girls
Book:
Matilda
Subject in School:
Art
Dream Vacation:
Sweden

more about Alex

more about Alex

Occupation:
Small business owner
Race:
Hispanic
Education:
Some college, trades classes
Food:
Ceviche & tamales
Hobby:
Building, gardening, reading, playing piano
Movie:
Little Women
Favorite Tradition:
Annual tamale making around Christmas!
Sport:
Soccer
Holiday:
Halloween
Music Group:
Beatles, Mozart
TV Show:
This Old House
Book:
Island of the Blue Dolphins
Subject in School:
English
Dream Vacation:
Train trip around Europe

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