To potential expectant parents who are considering adoption:
Hello, we are Alex and Laura! Thank you for taking the time to let us share about our life with you. We have been happily married since 2012 and are that couple who love to hold hands wherever we go. Our lives are rooted in deep faith, unconditional love for each other and focus on family. From the beginning of our relationship, we have been excited to have children and are beyond thrilled to become first-time parents through adoption.
We can’t pretend to understand the circumstances that have brought you to this moment. Our prayer is for you to feel wrapped in God’s love and have clarity as you unfold the layers of this journey. We know that your child is already so incredibly loved because you are taking the time to educate yourself on all your options, including adoption.
Our hearts and arms are wide open to you. We hope to get the opportunity to meet you and would be honored to walk alongside you.
We are humbled you are reading this and are grateful to be considered as you plan for your child’s future.
Alex and Laura
Who we are as a family:
LAURA – The highlight of both my personal and professional life has been working with children. My passion for children led me to a career as a nanny for 8+ years. From there, I expanded into the role of personal assistant where I enjoy managing the lives of families. In addition to my Bachelors Degree, I have completed a concentrated program with emphasis on Child Development and Child Psychology. Over the years, it has been a privilege to volunteer; I have spent time in several pediatric units at the M Health Fairview Masonic Children’s Hospital and in various roles with the Make a Wish Foundation. I enjoy being active, cooking and travel.
ALEX – I love the outdoors! As an avid outdoorsman, two of my passions are fishing and hunting. Annually, I take a trip to Canada for the best fishing with my close group of friends. I work as a sales professional for a large technology company, helping guide and improve digital services for clients. In my free time, I enjoy golf, skiing, being active and boating.
We are incredibly close to our families. Alex and I both grew up surrounded by family, along with our large extended families. Together we have 8 siblings and 8 adorable nieces and nephews, majority live within minutes from us. We spend an abundance of time together sharing weekly meals, celebrating milestones and many impromptu gatherings sprinkled in throughout each month. We have many family traditions that we look forward to each season. The most special part of these traditions is they have been passed down from many generations. Your child will grow up surrounded by cousins to play with, active grandparents and loving aunts and uncles.
Our views on openness in adoption:
We view open adoption as more love – more people to love a child!
We are lovingly supportive of open adoption and understand the importance and benefits in a child having the support and connections with both the adoptive family and birth family. We will commit to building and growing in a relationship together with you for the child.
We hope to have in person connections, if this is also your desire. In addition, we will happily and eagerly share texts, emails, photos, and letters. We love living in the moments as much as we enjoy capturing them. We take a lot of photos and are certain that will multiply with the addition of a little one!
The child’s best interest will be at the forefront in all our decision-making. Our hope is to come alongside you and develop a plan together that will honor the level of openness you prefer. Most importantly, your child will know this adoption plan was made with love.