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Melissa & Annette

Family Type: Lesbian Couple
State We live in: California

dear expectant mother

Dear Expectant Mom,

We are writing to you with immense gratitude and excitement as prospective adoptive parents for your child. We understand the weight of the decision you are making and want to assure you that we are committed to providing a loving, nurturing home for your baby. First and foremost, we want to express our admiration for your strength, courage, and selflessness in considering adoption. We believe you are making a profound sacrifice for the well-being of your baby, and we are deeply humbled by your decision.

As we embark on this journey, we want to share a little about ourselves. We have always dreamed of becoming parents and have spent countless hours preparing ourselves emotionally, mentally, and physically for this responsibility. We are financially stable and have created a warm and loving home to nurture your baby. We will provide a loving, supportive, and stimulating environment full of diverse experiences and opportunities for them.

We are committed to creating a lifelong bond with you, should you desire it. We believe that maintaining a connection with you is important for your child's sense of identity and understanding of their roots. Please know we hold the deepest respect for you and your decision, are here to support you, and are committed to honoring your wishes throughout the adoption journey.

Thank you for considering us as potential parents for your baby. We are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to welcome them into our hearts and home.

With gratitude and love,
Annette and Melissa

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About Us

We are both outgoing, loyal, kind, and loving people. We enjoy spending time with family and friends, hosting parties, and trying out new recipes. Professionally, we are both accomplished in our chosen fields. Annette holds a leadership position as a tax incentives expert, while Melissa is a behavioral health clinician and department head. Annette’s interests include sports and rooting for her beloved Buffalo Bills and Sabres or riding her bike across California, where she raised money for AIDS support organizations. Melissa has developed a passion for Buffalo sport teams despite growing up in Southern California. In addition, she enjoys giving back to her community and volunteering at her favorite non-profit organizations. We both enjoy traveling, attending concerts, and cooking together. Some daily activities include playing with our pets, walking the dog, and gardening. On a typical Friday evening, we get together with family, friends, and neighbors for a potluck and a game night.

Our Home & Pets

We live in picturesque Northern California, only 20 minutes from the beach, rivers, and mountains. We have access to numerous cultural, sporting, and family-centered recreational activities, including youth theater and a famous children’s museum. We have many hiking trails and large parks to explore, and this area is known for the multiple gardens and harvest festivals. Our home is a ranch-style four-bedroom house with many upgrades and a garden. The local school district includes both French or Spanish-immersion schools, and there are magnet schools for the arts and STEM with an award-winning robotics team. Before becoming a couple, we adopted a few pets, including cats and a sweet Jack Russell terrier who loves to play with his toys. All our pets get along and enjoy being on our laps whenever possible.

Our Extended Family

Annette is an only child, and her parents are deceased. Therefore, she has an extensive network of cousins she is very close to, including cousins in Palm Springs and Phoenix. Both are visited regularly, especially for holidays. In addition, she visits and stays in contact with her Buffalo family, visiting for events, holidays, and Bills football games. In addition to her blood relatives, Annette maintains an extensive chosen family of friends who support her. They include her two longest tenured friends who live in North Carolina and in San Jose and several others who live in Southern California.

Melissa is the youngest of five and is close to the two sisters who live nearby. The sister who lives half an hour away is married and has two college-aged children. We spend a lot of time with Melissa’s local family and get together for holidays, birthdays, and more. Melissa’s chosen family is also extensive and includes friends she has had for over 30 years, including her dearest friends, who split their time between the Bay Area and Northern Italy. Melissa is also the godmother of their firstborn daughter.

What Led Us To Adoption

When we first met, we knew we were well-matched and meant to be together because we both had a lifetime desire to support, nurture, love, and raise happy and healthy children. We want to recreate and share the many wonderful experiences we had as children growing up. We considered the foster-to-adopt option and completed required courses to become foster parents. During the classes, we realized it would be too emotionally challenging for us to return a child after several months or years caring for them, so we decided on a private adoption instead. Additionally, Annette had a wonderful adoption experience having helped raise her deceased partner’s son. Also, two of Melissa’s closest friends have adopted children and talk regularly about this amazing, life-changing experience.

more about Melissa

more about Melissa

Occupation:
Behavioral Health Division Manager & Treatment Counselor
Religion:
Spiritual
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
Master’s in Public Health
Food:
Sushi
Hobby:
Hiking, traveling, cooking, board games
Movie:
9 to 5, Moonstruck
Favorite Tradition:
Gingerbread house decorating at Christmas
Sport:
Volleyball, tennis, swimming
Holiday:
Christmas
Music Group:
Taylor Swift & Sia
TV Show:
Ted Lasso
Book:
Unbearable Lightness of Being
Subject in School:
Chemistry
Dream Vacation:
Tahiti & Japan

more about Annette

more about Annette

Occupation:
Corporate Tax Consultant
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
Master of Business Administration
Food:
Indian, Mexican, Italian
Hobby:
Cycling, traveling
Movie:
Four Weddings & a Funeral, Moonstruck
Favorite Tradition:
Christmas with my cousins
Sport:
Football, soccer, hockey
Holiday:
Thanksgiving
Music Group:
Tiesto & Taylor Swift
TV Show:
Reservation Dogs
Book:
A Long Walk to Freedom
Subject in School:
Geography
Dream Vacation:
Rome

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