Dear Expectant Mother,
Hello! We are Nancy, Carla & Avery from Northern California. Our life has been an amazing journey of learning, growing, loving and celebrating, & we are excited to grow our family once again through adoption. We respect and honor your difficult choice in considering adoption and support the decision that is right for you.
We adopted our son Avery at birth and have been delighted with the process and relationships we have built along the way. He is thrilled to be a big brother and can’t wait to see who joins our family. We hope you enjoy getting to know us a bit and are delighted to get to know you and your dreams for the future of your child. We are open to answer any questions you may have about us or our family.
We met over 13 years ago while volunteering for a non-profit program and developed a wonderful friendship which bloomed into love. We proposed to each other after hiking to the top of Mt. Whitney and were married in 2010. Our friends and family will tell you we are loving, compassionate, patient, calm, adventurous, and enthusiastic. Neither of us would trade a day of this adventure together! With our mutual values of family, honesty, integrity and kindness, we are committed spouses, parents and community members. We’ve always desired to have a family, and we could not be happier with our decision to adopt Avery.
He is the treasure of our lives and we cherish this journey to becoming a generous, close, and loving family. Adoption is familiar to us, not only through Avery, but because we have many friends and playmates of Avery’s who have been adopted.
What we Love to Do Together
We value learning, travel and exploring others’ cultures. Both of us are lifelong learners who enjoyed school and provide education and enrichment by sharing our love of literature, music and nature.
We love nature and enjoy hiking and camping in the mountains, kayaking on the California coast and vacations, often with our extended family. Carla loves skiing in the mountains around Lake Tahoe and Nancy enjoys sailing in the Santa Barbara area, on the Central Coast of California, where her parents live. We all love swimming in the local pools and going to the theater, especially musicals. We often sing and dance around the house like we are all on stage or having a dance party!
I was born in San Francisco, California and grew up in the Bay Area. I am fortunate to visit my parents and family often in the Sierra foothills. My sister and nephews are active in our lives playing often with Avery. I enjoy playing softball, hiking and rowing with the Outrigger club. I volunteer for Avery’s activities and cannot wait to coach youth sports when Avery is ready to play.
I own my own practice as a Marriage and Family Therapist which allows me to work part time and be home with Avery. Being home and available allows me to witness his growth and passing on our family values and traditions. I have always wanted to have children and Avery is at the perfect age to be a big brother.
About Carla, By Nancy
Carla is a grounded woman full of joy and enthusiasm. She is also an amazing Mom to Avery. Carla exemplifies patience, playfulness and organization for Avery and our household. She grounds both me and Avery every day.
Carla has always wanted to be a mother. She is very patient and has a nurturing instinct that notices the little things that are so important to children.
Carla’s Fun Facts
- I was a white water rafting guide
- I taught people with visual impairments to cross country ski
- I played college softball
- I won a softball gold metal from the Amsterdam Games
- I once identified a pencil sharpening sound on the radio and won $250
- I love sappy love stories
- Hallmark movies at the holidays are a favorite
- Pickleball is a new hobby for me
- I have climbed Half Dome and Mt. Whitney
I was born and raised with my older brother, Chris, in Santa Barbara, California. I graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara and now work as a wealth advisor for a local bank. When I am not working, I enjoy exploring the community with Avery, playdates with other families, gardening and hiking the many trails in the East Bay. My love of music and performance comes in handy as Avery and I play dress up, DJ fun dance parties in our living room and take music class together weekly.
We want to adopt again because we have huge hearts, a love of family, and a desire to share our legacy with future generations.
About Nancy, By Carla
Nancy is a thoughtful, kind and gentle soul who delights in helping others, learning new things and being a mom. She is the calm presence in any situation, and the one that family and friends turn to for support.
Nancy answers to “Mama” with Avery and “Aunt Nancy” for a variety of nieces and nephews. Seeing Nancy with Avery has been pure magic. She is an amazing Mom with a playful, engaging, gentle and reassuring presence.
Nancy’s Fun Facts
- I participated in a singing flash mob in San Francisco
- I worked as a camp counselor living outdoors for 3 summers in the Sierras
- I have traveled to over 9 countries
- I danced in the Nutcracker in various roles 5 years running
- I love photography especially shooting nature
- Playing Hotwheels with gravity defying track configurations with Avery is one of my favorite activities
- An afternoon sail is my idea of bliss
- I am a lifelong Californian who loves both the ocean and the mountains
We are so fortunate to have become Avery’s moms! He is a curious and playful 4 ½ year-old who delights in new experiences and challenges. He loves music, imaginative play, painting, climbing, reading, riding his bike, going to gymnastics class and swimming. He has a generous heart and a great sense of humor. He is gentle with babies and is thrilled to become a big brother.
We live in the East Bay of San Francisco and feel it is the perfect place for our family. Our home is alive, in motion and full of creativity through reading, art and outdoor play. Inside we have plenty of space for everyone.
We enjoy gardening in our yard, playing in the sprinklers and biking to the many parks around our neighborhood. Our town is safe, close knit and kid-friendly. There are music and sports programs for kids, as well as a swim complex with a lap pool, diving board and wading pool where we play in the water with the little ones. Our town has a “small town” feel with parades down First Street, a great Farmer’s Market and an annual tree-lighting ceremony with Santa. Our neighbors are terrific, with children of all ages on our block.
We share our home with our Golden Retriever, Lily, who is sweet and is wonderful with kids of all ages. She plays chase and fetch with Avery and is always open to his many hugs. Lily joined our family as a puppy and is now almost 8 years old. She is a total water dog and will swim in the river near our house always excited to retrieve a ball or a stick.
Meet Our Family & Friends
Our parents have both been married for over 50 years, showing deep commitment to family life. Both of our families adore Avery and are excited we are growing our family. We all value spending time with family at holidays, birthdays, but also for everyday times too. Avery and Grandpa run trains on the train set, Pop teaches Avery to fish, and Gramm plays hide and seek with Avery to squeals of laughter and joy. We regularly take vacations to Lake Tahoe, the Sierras and Hawaii. You can be certain your child will be surrounded by adoring cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents who will be there to welcome and support your child as they grow.
Thank you for letting us share a little about who we are and our dream to continue growing our family. We would be honored to become parents again and will treasure your child every day. We are deeply committed to each other and will honor your needs along the way as we build a strong, loving family through adoption.
You can contact us as firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-345-8259. You can also contact our friendly adoption attorneys, Karin Stoeckenius and Holly Wotherspoon at 1-800-U-Adopt-US (800-823-6788), or email them at email@example.com. You can visit their website at www.adamsromer.com.