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.