dear expectant mother
We can’t find quite the right words to express our gratitude and excitement about the possibility of you choosing us. As a couple longing for the love of a family, your gift of helping us complete our family would give us so much joy. As difficult and heartbreaking as our journey has been, we know how difficult this decision must be for you. We truly admire you and are humbled you are considering giving us the chance to grow our family.
We hope you can find peace and comfort in knowing your baby will come to a loving couple, should you bless us with this gift. We have spent the last 12 years together and have only grown closer in that time. With a baby, we will do all it takes to give them love, support, and a fulfilling life. We are already excited thinking about sharing certain traditions and activities we have enjoyed as kids ourselves and together. We would have so much fun doing things like going to baseball games, camping, going to amusement parks, cooking in the kitchen together, and passing on different things about our families’ cultures.
We know how overwhelming and hard this process can be and hope we can be supported by one another through it. We are so excited about the vision we have of our future with a child and are hoping and longing for the day we can have a baby of our own and start our lives together.
There is a saying that food brings people together; that was very true for us. We met while working at the same restaurant in 2007. We both still work in restaurants. Leslie is a general manager, and Patrick is a bartender. We started dating in 2009 and got married in May 2015. Patrick proposed to Leslie while visiting Bermuda and sitting by the water after a day of snorkeling and exploring. Leslie loves to read books, staying active, and being outdoors, and she enjoys exercising regularly. Patrick has a very fun sense of humor, loves music, plays guitar, and loves learning new things and about other cultures. We both share a lot of interests that we love doing together and have a lot of fun together. We both love to cook, going to the beach, traveling and seeing new places, and going to see live music performances.
Our Home & Pets
We bought our home in 2016—a two-story Cape Cod with four bedrooms and plenty of space for our pets and a family. What we loved about the house when we first saw it is its homey feel: smaller-sized rooms that give a closeness and accents like built-in shelves that are unique. We have a nice yard with flower beds in the front and backyard that we made ourselves and have grown to enjoy working on. We have two cats we truly love as family, Coconut (Coco) and Jack. Both have their own unique personalities, and both love getting attention from us. They both love snuggling with us, Coconut follows Leslie around the house, and both sleep on our bed every night.
Our Extended Family
Leslie has two older sisters. Her parents and one of her sisters live nearby. The other sister lives in Georgia with her husband. One sister has two kids, ages three and one. Leslie is close to her niece and nephew, and she was present at both of their births. Her niece is also our goddaughter.
Patrick has three younger siblings, two brothers and one sister. His parents, youngest brother, and sister live in Massachusetts, where he grew up. His youngest brother has three kids, ages 4, 3, and 10 months. His second brother and his wife were blessed with their daughter in November. Leslie is very close to her mother and sister-in-law. We also have another goddaughter, the daughter of a longtime friend.
Every summer we spend a week in Maine with Patrick’s family playing games, doing puzzles, and sitting on the beach. It’s one of things we look forward to every year. We’ve taken two trips to South Korea with Leslie’s family to visit relatives and see the country. Since buying our home, we host Thanksgiving dinner every year. Our families are a huge support to us in our journey to adopt and grow our family.
What Led Us To Adoption
After spending nine years together, in 2017 we decided we wanted to have our own family. After trying for more than a year unsuccessfully, we sought help from our local doctors. We discovered we had a less common type of infertility, and this led us to IVF. Getting past all the obstacles, we approached the end of the IVF process and were unexpectedly given devastating news. IVF was never going to be an option for us. We have seen how adoption has helped so many couples make a family of their own. It would mean so much for us to be a part of that story as well.
|Occupation||Restaurant general manager|
|Favorite Hobby||Reading, baking|
|Favorite Movie||Forrest Gump|
|Favorite TV Show||Seinfeld|
|Favorite Subject in School||Science|
|Favorite Tradition||Beach vacation with family|
|Favorite Hobby||Playing guitar|
|Favorite Movie||Good Fellas|
|Favorite TV Show||Curb Your Enthusiasm|
|Favorite Subject in School||History|
|Favorite Tradition||Visiting new places|
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Each adoptive parent has been thoroughly evaluated through a home study course conducted by a licensed agency. A completed home study means the family is emotionally, physically, and financially ready to adopt a baby.
The home study process includes assessments of each parent’s character, marital stability, financial situation, lifestyle, and medical history. The agency also runs background checks to verify there is no record of criminal activity or child abuse. In addition, a social worker will inspect the family’s home to ensure it is a safe environment for a child.
Furthermore, Angel Adoption requires each family to be educated on adopting and parenting. After a baby has been placed with the adoptive family, a social worker will continue to monitor and supervise the family. We go to great lengths to make sure all the families you have to choose from are going to be excellent parents for your baby!Return to Waiting Families