Dear Expectant Mother,
Hello – We are Laura, Aaron, and our son Owen. Thank you for taking the time to look at our letter. We can only imagine all that you must be experiencing during this time. Your decision to share your child is a blessing and a gift to families like ours. We are Laura, Aaron, Owen (our 6 year old son) and Nocino (our one year old puppy) and we live in the heart of San Francisco. Our love for new experiences (food, travel and the Arts), growth, and enriching the lives of those around us are things that we would be honored to share with you and your child. We are so grateful for the opportunity to expand our family through adoption and hope to learn more about you as well as share more about our family with you soon!
We met 15 years ago while working together in Seattle. Laura heard Aaron playing music from a Broadway show that she loved (on a record player!) and she knew that she had to meet him. We soon found out that we both have a great love for food, travel, music and art. Even more than that, is a deep desire to give and be of service to our friends, family and community. Eleven years ago we combined all of those passions by getting married in France with fifteen of our closest friends and family.
We always knew that we wanted to be parents, though endured 5 years of heartbreak while going through extensive fertility treatments and many losses. We supported each other through those tough years and ensured that we both remembered to keep our love of life and laughter going between the tears. Through the wildest, unexpected miracle, our son, Owen, was born, and we learned how much we adore sharing our lives with a growing, loving child.
We are so excited to grow our family through adoption, thrilled to bring another child into our family and into our hearts! Owen says, “I can’t wait to love that baby and teach them so many new things!”
Our Thoughts About Each Other
Aaron has a true passion for life and those he loves, and a wonderful “can-do” attitude! He is a brilliant and thoughtful problem solver – for things that require advanced engineering to those that require a hug and kiss with reassurance that all will be ok. He is an excellent and adventurous chef and can build (almost!) anything, though he really is in his happy place as a most amazing and patient teacher to anyone in his life that is wanting to learn something new. He shows the same excitement teaching Owen how to use a screwdriver to help construct his new zipline in the backyard (so that Owen can be Batman!).
Aaron will always make you laugh with his sharp wit, though he also always has a great “dad joke” at the ready. With all of these amazing qualities, it’s no wonder that he’s loved every moment of being a Dad and there are few things that brings my heart more joy than seeing him in full on “Dad mode”.
Laura is one the most kind, outgoing and joyful people I have ever met. She is the kind of person that goes to a party and immediately lights up a room and by the end of the evening is friends with everyone. She is absolutely brilliant, has a fantastic fashion sense and an incredible singing voice. While she is very successful in her career, her passion is art (esp singing) and being a mother. Some of the favorite memories of Laura are singing lullabies to the various children in our life.
Owen is 6 years old and is wonderfully curious, wildly creative and such a joyful child. He truly has great empathy for others and we’ve just melted seeing how loving, patient and entertaining he is with younger children and babies and can’t wait to see him grow with his new brother or sister!
What Guides Us in Life
We strive to be a deeply inclusive family and as part of that have a strong commitment to make sure that we honor and integrate you and your child’s culture as part of our family.
We would be excited to learn how best to integrate those traditions and history into our family to make sure your child would grow up with a strong identity of where they came from. We aspire to enrich that identity by exposing them to travel, arts and education, but more than anything we want to support whatever their passions and enable them to find their own best selves.
Our Favorite Activities
There is a lot we love between going to Disneyland 4-5 times a year, seeing shows, traveling around the world, and enjoying a great day at Golden Gate Park and the science museum. Regardless of the activity, our passion is to include your child from the time they are born. Before Owen was 5 he had traveled to six countries, seen his first Broadway show and dined in some of the fanciest restaurants in the country. It would be our absolute joy to have your child share in those experiences.
We Love Our (3) Homes
While we are based in San Francisco, where Owen goes to one of the most amazing schools in the country, we also split our time between our homes in New York and the California wine country. We love the combination of city and country life in some of the most diverse, vibrant, and accepting communities in the world. We are so fortunate that we can walk to amazing museums, and zoos as well as run around the yard and jump in the pool with the puppy. Your child will be surrounded by all the amazing things these places have to offer with endless opportunities to explore their passions, as well as the space for them to call their own.
Our Family & Friends
We are blessed with not only an amazing family but also our chosen community. Your child will be supported by a community of techies, musicians, chefs, actors, and doctors across a diverse set of cultures and backgrounds. Each member of our chosen family is committed to enriching your child’s life be it through trips to the symphony or trying new foods. Our parents are a big part of our family’s life and visit frequently. They are overjoyed to welcome your child into our family.
Our Hopes as Parents
As parents, we feel that it is our job to see a child both as who they are and who they can be. It is our responsibility not just to teach, but to learn from a child. How they look at the world is a gift and cannot only make us better, more understanding parents, but also, better people. It is through this learning that we can best support your child to be the best that they can be.
However you have come to the decision to share the gift of adoption, we want to know that we respect, honor and are grateful for your choice. We are committed to giving your child our hearts and every opportunity we possibly can. We also want you to know that we will do everything we can to include your dreams for this child, as well as honor your culture and experience. Rest assured, they will understand the gift that you are making and, as they grow, they will have the lasting foundation of both your traditions, experience and our collective love.
To Learn More…
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text us at 855-LAURAAARON.
You can also reach our warm and helpful adoption attorneys, Karin Stoeckenius and Holly Wotherspoon at 1-800-U-Adopt-US (1-800-823-6788) or email them at: email@example.com. You can also visit their website at www.adamsromer.com.