Britt & Spencer

Dear Expectant Mother,

Hello! We are Britt and Spencer from San Francisco. Thank you so much for taking the time to read about us and learn what we have to offer as a loving, stable and supportive family for your child. Our family includes our 4-year-old son, Liam, and we are excited to welcome another child into our lives with a strong foundation of love and support.

We greatly admire the decision you’re making, and realize that this must be a very difficult time for you. We hope this letter gives you a sense of our lifestyle and values, and that you will reach out to us with any questions so that we might have the opportunity to learn about you as well, and reassure you that this choice is the right one for both you and your child.

Our Story

We met in 2008 during a running event in Northern California and it didn’t take us long to know we were meant to be together. We love spending time outdoors and we shared many wonderful backpacking and skiing trips to beautiful areas like Lake Tahoe where we have a cabin, and the Grand Tetons in Wyoming. We also love international travel, and visited Britt’s sister and family for an amazing ski vacation in Switzerland, and in 2011 we visited Fiji with family and friends, where we got engaged. That same year we bought our home in San Francisco and were married.

In 2014, our son Liam was born, and he is the joy of our lives. Most of our activities now revolve around children—with Liam, his cousins and friends. They love to swim in the grandparent’s pool, roller skate, play ball and run through sprinklers. The cousins particularly love going to the beach in Santa Cruz, just laughing and hanging out together.

Liam is very social, has many friends, and likes to be active. He is now a preschooler, having a blast with a variety of activities such as yoga, music, AcroSports and even a “rock band” class! He is very gentle and loving with his younger cousins, hugging and kissing them. He is very excited about being a big brother!

Our other family member is our little terrier, Meka. She was always a ball of energy, but is getting on in years now. She is a loving and gentle companion to Liam and we know she will be wonderful with a new baby as well.

Britt with Meka in Lake Tahoe

Britt with Meka in Lake Tahoe

About Britt, by Spencer

Britt is a loving wife and mother who is passionate about the welfare of our family, spending much of her free time studying healthy living and actively participating in local events and activities to improve the life of our community.

Britt grew up in Santa Cruz, California with her parents, who are still married, and three siblings. Britt’s dad passed down a strong work ethic and the importance of education. Her mom was a super mom who instilled a strong sense of love for family first. Their family loved to hike and take camping trips. Her parents were very health conscious, growing a lot or their own fruits and vegetables and eating well-balanced meals. Britt brings these values into our family.

Britt earned a degree in industrial engineering and for the past 12 years she has been working as a construction development manager for an internet technology company. Her job is close by our home and her schedule is flexible, so she has the freedom to make family activities her first priority.

Britt enjoys running, going to the gym, reading, and outdoor activities like snowboarding in the winter, and going to the beach and camping trips with family in the summer. But Britt is most happy hanging out with Liam and being a mom. She is very patient with him, talking through issues that may come up. She loves taking him to the playground to see his friends, going to the SF Zoo, Golden Gate Park and meeting up for play dates. Family and being a mother are her passion, and I can’t imagine a better mother for a child.

Spencer showing off his catch

Spencer showing off his catch

About Spencer, by Britt

As soon as I got to know Spencer, I knew we were meant to be together. He is fun, loving, patient and supportive. He is hard working, and I can always count on him to be there for us as a family. He has a very close and special bond with his parents, siblings and other extended family, and we love spending family time with relatives.

Spencer was raised in the East San Francisco Bay area with his parents and two brothers. Spencer grew up as an outdoors kid—his family was off in nature almost every weekend. In high school, Spencer’s dad took him to Lake Tahoe (in the Sierra mountains) on weekends to become a ski patroller at a ski resort. He was the youngest ski patroller on the mountain. Spencer was also in the Boy Scouts for six years and received his Eagle Scout. Spencer continues to love outdoor activities, whether that be skiing, hiking, camping or fishing. He is a great cook—some of his famous dishes include crab cioppino, BBQ baby back ribs, and fajitas. Spencer is also very handy around the house, whether building storage shelves or doing home repairs.

Spencer earned a mechanical engineering degree from the University of California. He has worked as a construction project manager for commercial builders since he graduated. He works very close to our home so we share many of our parenting responsibilities.

Liam and I are very lucky to have Spencer as a dad and husband. Spencer is amazing with Liam. They play legos on the floor, race toy monster trucks around Liam’s room, play basketball at our local park and read bedtime stories. Liam loves his Dad very much, and I know another child in our lives would love him just as much.

With Britt's sister's family at Halloween

With Britt’s sister’s family at Halloween

Family & Friends

We have a large extended family with grandparents, uncles, aunties and cousins, and we spend much of our time at family gatherings. We go on frequent vacations with family—weekends in Tahoe at our cabin, Santa Cruz where one set of Liam’s grandparents and cousins live, and Portland, Oregon, to visit Liam’s aunt, uncle and cousin. Liam is very lucky to have both sets of grandparents and two great grandmas, one who’s 101. Liam has built a very close relationship with his Grammie who has helped watched him one day a week since he was born.

We also have good friends in the city with children, and we enjoy camping and ski trips, park play dates and parties together. Both our family and friends are excited to welcome a new child into our lives.

Our Home & Community

Our home in San Francisco

Our home in San Francisco

We live in a lovely 2-bedroom house in a family-friendly neighborhood of San Francisco. We have remodeled the entire house with modern amenities. Our community has many local parks and rec centers—one just down the block from our house. We often visit the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park, the SF Zoo and the Exploratorium, the local beaches, and the many cultural festivals. San Francisco is a diverse and exciting community and provides us with the opportunity to see many different cultures and traditions, something we value as a family. We have many schools in our neighborhood, both public and private. We’ll be exploring both options as our children get older, as a strong education is very important to our family.

What We Value as Parents

We both grew up with multiple siblings and cherish the strong relationship we have with them today. After we had Liam we were unable to have any more biological children, but we feel very strongly about the importance of bonds between siblings and how those bonds can enrich their lives, as it has ours. We have always dreamed of a larger family and sharing the immense love we have with another child.

Raising Liam has been the most rewarding experience of our relationship. We pride ourselves on creating a loving, healthy, safe and fun living environment for our child. We value open communication. We talk about everything, especially when it comes to parenting Liam. We will share with our children our love of nature and the importance of family bonds. We were both brought up understanding the importance of higher education, and we wish to provide that to our children as well. We value healthy eating habits, buying organic food, with Spencer making most meals at home. We love travel—Liam has already been to Hawaii, the Virgin Islands and Mexico, as well as Oregon, Washington, Utah, Tennessee and all over the Northern California coast. We so look forward to introducing another child to these experiences and providing the same foundation of love and support that we have been honored to provide for Liam.

Thank You

for taking the time to learn something about our family. We invite you to reach out to us if you have any questions. You can reach us toll free by phone at 1-800-329-0691 or email us at You can also reach our helpful adoption attorneys, Karin Stoeckenius and Holly Wotherspoon, to guide you through the process, at 1-800-U-Adopt-US (1-800-823-6788) or email them at You can also visit their website at

We very much look forward to making a connection that may enrich all our lives.

All our best,

Britt & Spencer