dear expectant mother
Dear Expectant Mother,
We are so grateful to you for considering us as parents. We can only imagine how difficult your decision must be, and not a day will go by where your selfless love will not be felt. That’s something we will always strive to be worthy of: the honor of raising your child. The one thing we’ve always been sure of, since we were children ourselves, is that we wanted to be parents. We have an unending amount of love we still want to give.
When we were fostering and brought a third baby home, people thought we were crazy. It was beautiful chaos, an excellent test of our communication, our teamwork, our patience, our time management, and our self-care. But we thrived. We know we have all of the skills and all of the love needed to give your child our very best selves.
The truth is, we’re big dorks. We like to hang out with each other, and we don’t really care what that looks like. Maybe we’re casually going for a walk in the park or maybe we’re chasing kids around the backyard in silly Halloween costumes. Every day we laugh together. Every day we tell each other we love one another. Every day we choose each other. We are each other’s priority, and we would love nothing more than to have another child in the center of that.
Carla & David
We met online while Carla was attending college and David was serving overseas. Despite having only known each other a little while, we fell in love quickly and got married soon after. We’ve been married for over a decade now. It was the best decision ever. Pre-kids, our free time was spent watching movies, playing video games, or finding hole-in-the-wall restaurants to try. Our daughter, Phoenix, came to us in 2019 when she was six weeks old. We still enjoy movies and games, but they’re a lot more colorful now. We still laugh all the time, but now there’s a sweet, high-pitched giggle that joins ours. Being parents is what we were made for, and we’re excited to continue sharing our love.
Our Home & Pets
Our house has three bedrooms (two of which are set up as nurseries), one-and-a-half bathrooms, and a full basement with a view of Lake Michigan. There’s a patio in the backyard with a big grassy area for pets and kids to play in. Our neighborhood has numerous parks, and the downtown area is perfect for wandering, people watching, or shopping. We have two dogs, a cat, a menagerie of fish, a turtle, and a snake named Ramen Noodle.
Our Extended Family
David comes from a large family with four siblings, multiple aunts and uncles, and many cousins. We communicate frequently and get together as often as possible. Family is very important, both on his Hawaiian and Southern family sides, regardless of blood connections. That Aloha spirit is something we practice every day and would love to pass on.
Carla grew up in a smaller family with her parents and one older brother. Coming from a small town, she made close relationships she still has to this day. Many of those friends are now family, and they have been such an important and appreciated group, especially once we became parents. Their love and support really shined when we started fostering and when we adopted Nixie.
Because of our time as foster parents and our adoption, we have a huge extended family we’ve created in our community. It really does take a village, and our foster team has remained at our side even though we’ve made the decision to stop fostering at this time. We have great relationships with the parents of the kiddos we got to take care of, some of whom we still see regularly. It’s a unique bond, and we’re very proud and appreciative of it.
Our Adoption Story
We have always wanted to create a family through a combination of biological and adopted children, so adoption has always been in our family plan. However, due to unforeseen medical issues, we will never be able to get pregnant. For the last two years, we have been foster parents and helped eight children go home. At one time we had three infants, and it was truly a beautiful chaos. When we adopted Nixie, we decided to put fostering on hold to pursue adoption again because we want her to have someone to navigate life with. We’ve loved helping our community, but now we want to focus on completing our family.
|Favorite Food||Traditional Hawaiian|
|Favorite Hobby||Martial Arts|
|Favorite Subject in School||Marine Biology|
|Favorite Activity||Game night|
|Favorite Tradition||Lei Day|
|Education||Bachelor of Science|
|Favorite Subject in School||English|
|Favorite Activity||Movie night|
|Favorite Tradition||Christmas tree cutting|
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