dear expectant mother
The first thing we want to say is that we are so grateful to you for considering us as parents. The one thing we have always been sure of, since we were children ourselves, is that we each wanted to be parents. We can only imagine how difficult your decision must be, but know that not a day will go by where your selfless love would not be felt, and that’s something we will always strive to be worthy of: the honor of raising your child.
We would love to have a new culture to celebrate. We’d love to have an excuse to make elaborate Christmas cookies and gingerbread homes. We’d love the opportunity to carve another pumpkin and, when old enough, send a video to Jimmy Kimmel of us pretending we ate all the Halloween candy.
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. Every day, we laugh together. Every day, we tell each other we love one another. We are each other’s priority and would love nothing more than to have a child in the center of that.
We met online while Carla was attending college and David was serving overseas. Very quickly, we fell in love and got married, despite having only known each other a little while. We have been married for over a decade since, and we believe our experience as a married couple has only improved our ability to communicate well and appreciate the time we get to spend together. Each day, we like to laugh and try to one-up each other with witty quips. Our free time together is usually spent watching movies, playing video games, or finding hole-in-the-wall restaurants where we try new foods, share stories, and, of course, laugh and have a good time.
Our Home & Pets
Our house has three bedrooms, one-and-a-half baths, and a full basement with a view of Lake Michigan. There’s a nice 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 also have two dogs, a cat, a menagerie of fish, and a turtle, and we like to think our fur babies think we’re the greatest people in the world!
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, and the Aloha spirit is something we practice every day and would love to pass on to your child.
Carla grew up in a smaller family, with her parents and one older brother. Having grown up on a Christmas tree farm, she has many traditions surrounding the holiday season, and her favorite is to cut our own Christmas tree. Coming from a small town, she got to make great close relationships that she still has to this day. That community mindset is very important to both of us, and something we hope to instill in our own family.
What Led Us To Adoption
We have always wanted to create a family through a combination of biological and adopted children, so adoption has always been in our family plans. However, due to unforeseen medical issues, have been unable to get pregnant. Although we are stepping into the journey of adoption sooner than expected, we have an abundance of love to give and would love to share it with a little one and begin to make our family whole.
|Race||Native Hawaiian/ Caucasian|
|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||Pokémon hunting|
|Favorite Tradition||Christmas tree cutting|
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