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Melanie & Shannon

Family Type: Lesbian Couple
State we live in: Florida

dear expectant mother

Dear Expectant Mother,

We want to start by taking a moment to thank you for considering our family to provide a safe and loving home for your baby. We feel honored you are taking the time to get to know who we are. Our home and everyday lives are full of love, laughter, and people who strive to make the world a better place. We believe in the power of human connection through open and honest communication, and we want you to feel supported and loved by us and confident in our ability to provide the same love and support to your beautiful baby. We are excited for the opportunity to share family baking and cooking recipes and our love for Disney.

While we certainly cannot claim to understand how difficult this decision may be, we do want to tell you how much we admire your strength in pursuing adoption for your baby. It would be a privilege to join you on this journey, and we are committed to supporting you along the way.

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It would be a privilege to join you on this journey, and we are committed to supporting you along the way.

-Melanie & Shannon

About Us

We love to have fun together, take on new experiences, and learn as much as we can about the world around us. We both love music, and we like to take road trips to travel to concerts as a way to find new cities. We both love to be outdoors, whether we are walking our dogs, Levi and Zen, on the trails, kayaking, or relaxing on the beach. We also really enjoy traveling the state and exploring state parks. We have fun cooking together, and one of our favorite activities includes grilling on the back porch while watching the sunset. Melanie is a nurse and teaches for one of the local universities, and Shannon works in assets protection for a large, nationally known store. Shannon is also very involved in the veteran community, volunteering her time for various outreach efforts.

Our Home & Pets

We live in the sunny state of Florida, and our cozy home is situated at the end of a long dirt road on six acres. We have the best of both worlds, with a small hometown feel but only about 30 miles from a large metropolitan area. We are within an hour drive from beaches, concert venues, sports venues, and Disney World! We love to take walks with our dogs Levi and Zen, on the trails close to our home. We also have a sweet, senior orange tabby cat named Oliver.

Our Extended Family

When we got married, we blended two families together. We are both the older sisters of the family. Shannon has two younger brothers, and Melanie has one younger brother. Both sides of our families are highly involved in our lives, and they only live a couple hours away on the Space Coast of Florida. We make frequent trips “back home” to visit our families. Time with family is incredibly important to us, so we make it a priority to be with family. As a married couple, we have created our own tradition of traveling out of state to visit Shannon’s dad in Tennessee and other extended family (aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents) in New York.

Some family traditions we enjoy include spending the holidays together under one roof. We also enjoy meeting as a large group, with both sides of the family, for what we call our “river days,” where we bring our kayaks and paddleboards for a day on the water. Melanie’s nana is considered the matriarch of the family, and we have developed a new tradition of gathering all the moms for Mother’s Day. We are excited to continue these traditions with our growing family!

What Led Us To Adoption

We are incredibly excited to begin this new journey to adopt! We have each always expressed the desire to have a family, and we find there is beauty in adoption based on fate and the power of human connection. There is something extraordinary about two paths crossing when the universe believes there is a connection to be made. We recognize that a mother is providing the beautiful gift of life, and we believe our hearts will enable us to provide the support for this life to thrive in a safe and loving environment. When we think of starting our family, adoption truly aligns with who we are.

more about Melanie

more about Melanie

Occupation:
Registered nurse
Religion:
Spiritual
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
Currently pursuing PhD in Nursing
Food:
Spaghetti and meatballs
Hobby:
Cooking, baking, gardening
Movie:
Forrest Gump, Steel Magnolias
Favorite Tradition:
Christmas tree decorating
Sport:
Hockey, college football, baseball
Holiday:
4th of July
Music Group:
Brothers Osborne, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris
TV Show:
Friends, The Office, Alone
Book:
The Secret Garden
Subject in School:
Math, science
Dream Vacation:
Greece

more about Shannon

more about Shannon

Occupation:
Assets Protection
Religion:
Spiritual
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
Master’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration
Food:
Steak and potatoes
Hobby:
Kayaking, grilling, sports
Movie:
Sleepless in Seattle, Into the Wild
Favorite Tradition:
Family dinner at the table
Sport:
Hockey, baseball
Holiday:
Veteran’s Day
Music Group:
Chris Stapleton, Luke Combs, Bob Marley
TV Show:
Aerial America, Alone, First 48
Book:
Tuesdays with Morrie
Subject in School:
History
Dream Vacation:
Ireland

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Call/Text 224-410-0522

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