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Alec & Allison

We know you want the best for your baby, and so do we! Our life is full of adventure, laughter, and love. We are so excited to share everything we have with our future child. It's hard to fit our whole story into this book, but hopefully it will give you a good starting point and we can fill in the rest! "Thank you" doesn't feel big enough, but it will have to do for now.

About Us

Alec
Allison
Job
Future Stay-at-Home Dad
Manager
Education
Some College - General Studies
Bachelor's Degree in Business
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married
State
Washington

Our Lifestyle

Date Night at the Rodeo

We currently live a pretty quiet life, but we are so ready to add the noise and chaos that a child can bring. We have done a lot of really fun things together since we met, and we can't wait to share our thirst for adventure with a child!

Alec spends a lot of time doing projects around our little farm. Alec joined the Army right out of high school and has just retired after 20 years of service. His ability to learn anything, endure anything, and overcome anything has taken him far in life. He has lived in many different states/countries, worked with diverse groups of people, and has been an educator and mentor for many years. He looks forward to his next career of being a stay-at-home parent.

Allison's schedule is very flexible, and she occasionally works from home. We both plan to be present as much as possible, and not rely on daycare.

Most weekends we see our family and friends that are close by, but we both enjoy a solid lazy day at home every once in a while. When we first met Alec was gone a lot for work. This taught us how important it is to make time for each other and enjoy life as much as possible. We try to never take our lives for granted and know how lucky we are to have what we do.

Fun Facts About Us:

Eloping in a Hot Air Balloon

  • We both have been skydiving yet we're both terrified of bungee jumping and won't do it.
  • Neither of us like tomato, yet for some reason we continue to grow it in our garden every year.
  • Allison's favorite food is cheese, Alec's is meat...which technically makes us a charcuterie board.
  • Alec is terrified of fair rides.
  • Allison will try to take in any animal that she comes across, which is how we have 3 cats.
  • Alec has lived in 9 different states or countries. Allison has lived in the same state her whole life.
  • We currently have 15 birds between the chickens, ducks, and emu. But we don't consider ourselves to be bird people.
  • We eloped in a hot air balloon at sunrise.
  • Allison can ride a unicycle and fly an airplane.
  • Allison is terrified of the ocean but loves going to the beach.
  • What It Means to Become Parents

    While we don't have children ourselves, we do have multiple nieces and nephews. We see the challenging yet rewarding aspects of being parents and we know that it is something we want in our life. The role of "parent" means something different to everyone. To us it means that we are raising a child in the best environment possible. Their physical, mental, and emotional health is of utmost importance. We want to show them what it takes to be successful in life, how to love, care for others, and how to have fun at the same time. We want to build a family that is rooted in creating new traditions, strong bonds, happy times, and growth. We know that it won't always be picture perfect, parenting can get messy at times. One main thing that gives us the reassurance that we can do this is our relationship with each other. Choosing adoption was the easiest "yes" we have made in our journey to parenthood.

    Photos

    Christmas at Allison's Parents' House
    Christmas at Allison's Parents' House
    Allison's First Solo Flight for Her Pilot's License
    Allison's First Solo Flight for Her Pilot's License
    Camping in Forks, Washington
    Camping in Forks, Washington
    Paris!
    Paris!
    Desert Hike in La Quinta, California
    Desert Hike in La Quinta, California
    At a Reindeer Farm
    At a Reindeer Farm
    Our Emu, Bert & Ernie
    Our Emu, Bert & Ernie
    Dog Friendly Restaurants Are Our Fav!
    Dog Friendly Restaurants Are Our Fav!
    Family Trip to Palm Springs
    Family Trip to Palm Springs
    After dinner Walk in the Park
    After dinner Walk in the Park
    Annual Pumpkin Patch Visit
    Annual Pumpkin Patch Visit
    Family Photo at Our River Property
    Family Photo at Our River Property
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    Christmas at Allison's Parents' House
    Christmas at Allison's Parents' House
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    Allison's First Solo Flight for Her Pilot's License
    Allison's First Solo Flight for Her Pilot's License
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    Camping in Forks, Washington
    Camping in Forks, Washington
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    Paris!
    Paris!
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    Desert Hike in La Quinta, California
    Desert Hike in La Quinta, California
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    At a Reindeer Farm
    At a Reindeer Farm
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    Our Emu, Bert & Ernie
    Our Emu, Bert & Ernie
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    Dog Friendly Restaurants Are Our Fav!
    Dog Friendly Restaurants Are Our Fav!
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    Family Trip to Palm Springs
    Family Trip to Palm Springs
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    After dinner Walk in the Park
    After dinner Walk in the Park
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    Annual Pumpkin Patch Visit
    Annual Pumpkin Patch Visit
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    Family Photo at Our River Property
    Family Photo at Our River Property

    Our House and Neighborhood

    Our Home

    A couple years ago we decided we wanted out of the city and we moved to the country... ish. It was the best decision we made! The peace and quiet can't be beat, yet we are still so close to family and friends it feels like we never left. We are on 20 acres, our house is three stories with a huge game room downstairs, a swimming pool out back, beautiful garden, and tons of space for all the animals. We have three cats, a Great Dane, chickens, ducks, two emu, and cows! Our neighbors are incredibly supportive and helpful, they will literally run through the woods to our house if we ever call for anything. The neighborhood is gated, has miles of walking trails and picnic areas, ponds, lakes, and beautiful views all throughout. Within a 20 minute drive we have all of the amenities we could ever need. A movie theater, bowling alley, golf course, stores, restaurants, medical facilities, great schools, and weekend events in the park which also has a giant splash pad and playground. There is always something for us to do any time of year, indoors or outdoors.

    Our Back Field

    Our Extended Families

    Allison & Her Parents - Our Biggest Supporters!

    Both of our families live in the close vicinity. Alec's family moved from the Midwest to join him in Washington, to keep closer family ties. Allison's family is originally from Washington and has deep roots in this location.

    To consider our loved ones "extended family" would not be accurate. We often spend weekdays, weekends, and holidays, surrounded by parents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and friends who are a part of this family.

    Alec & His Mom

    Both of our families are extremely excited and supportive of our adoption plan, they can't wait for us to bring this dream of ours to reality. We think what makes our family unique is that we all genuinely love each other and get along, and we consider ourselves very lucky to be a part of such an amazing group of people.

    Traditions in our family really just involve spending time together, whenever we can. We typically go on at least one annual vacation together, we always spend a few nights at Allison's parents' house between Christmas and New Year's, and any other reason we can come up with to throw a little party in between.

    Our support group is huge, and we can't wait to show how amazing that type of family dynamic is to our future child.

    From Us to You

    To start, let us tell you that writing a letter of this magnitude is unbelievably hard. We have written 100 different introductions and deleted them all. We are just two people, trying to start a family, and wishing that you might want to be a part of this journey. Words probably fall short of describing how you feel right now, so the least we can do is thank you. Thank you for giving us the hope that one day we, and others like us, can have a family.

    We are incredibly grateful for the life we have, but there is a piece missing and we are so hopeful that you can help us. We have been together for 6 years and married for 4. When we first met, neither of us wanted to immediately have children. We both had very demanding careers and neither of us felt like it was the right time. As time has passed, and our life has changed, we decided to try. Unfortunately, not being able to have children ourselves, we were unsure how or when we could achieve that dream. Over the years since then, and hundreds of late-night conversations later, we came to the realization that adoption was our path. We then set out to find you… the missing piece that could help us become parents!

    Our day-to-day life has calmed down considerably since we met. Alec has just retired from 20 years in the Army and has used newly found free time expanding our small farm. Allison used to spend many hours of her week on the road for work, she has since undertaken a more managerial role. She has worked her way up in the company and has the freedom to work from home if desired, while also setting her own schedule. This has given us the stability we were waiting for to start a family. We have both worked incredibly hard to get to where we are today, and we feel so fortunate to have the freedoms that we do. We never wanted to bring a child into our home with the possibility of Alec leaving for an extended period or Allison having to work exhausting hours. We love that life has allowed us to have more special moments together and cannot wait to share that time, and love, with a child.

    We are excited, anxious, hopeful, impatient, thankful, grateful - but also scared. For so many reasons. And that's OK! None of those fears are stopping us from pursuing what is important to us. None of the hurdles we have been through up to this point have changed our desire to grow our family. No one can truly prepare any of us for this, but we know we are ready. We hope that whatever questions you have you will feel comfortable asking, we want you to get to know us, just as much as we want to learn about you. We are open to emails and texts, the exchange of letters and pictures, and an in person visit in the first five years if desired. We know that when it is meant to be you will pick us, and we promise to pick you back every single time.

    We know that every adoption is different, but the core details are the same. We need you, and we hope you need us to raise this child as our own. We plan on being completely open with our child about where they came from and reinforce that all of the decisions that led them to us were out of love. We realize that the bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but one of respect and joy you can bring in each other's lives.

    Sincerely,

    Alec & Allison

    Favorites

    Alec
    Allison
    Animal
    Dog
    Penguin
    Candy Bar
    Kit-Kat
    Reese's Take 5
    Cartoon
    Ninja Turtles
    Childhood Memory
    Camping
    Camping every summer for a week before school started
    Childhood Toy
    Bicycle
    Lego
    Children's Book
    Berenstain Bears
    Classic Movie
    Armageddon
    Twister
    Color
    Blue
    Purple
    Day of Week
    Friday
    Saturday
    Dessert
    Ice Cream
    Cheesecake
    Disney Movie
    Fox and the Hound
    Ratatouille
    Dream Car
    Ram 2500
    Audi R8
    Dream Job
    Entrepreneur
    Entrepreneur
    Dream Vacation
    Italy
    Italy
    Family Activity
    Sharing a meal
    Family dinner
    Flower / Plant
    Lily
    Food
    BBQ
    Queso
    Form of Exercise
    Running
    Swimming
    Fruit
    Watermelon
    Watermelon
    Game
    Cards Against Humanity
    Scrabble
    Hobby
    Landscaping
    Painting
    Holiday
    4th of July
    Christmas
    Holiday Tradition
    Secret Gift Exchange
    Spending the weekend between Christmas and New Years with my whole family at my parents house playing games and cooking
    Ice Cream
    Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
    Chocolate chip cookie dough
    Junk Food
    Bagel chips
    Chips
    Leisure Activity
    Watching a new movie
    Watching movies
    Magazine
    Vogue
    Memory with a Child
    Holding a newborn
    Memory with Spouse
    Getting married in a hot air balloon
    Trip to Paris
    Movie
    Interstellar
    Movie Munchie
    Beef Jerky
    Chocolate
    Movie Quote
    "American component, Russian component...all made in Taiwan!!!
    Movie Type
    Syfy
    Rom Com
    Nursery Rhyme
    Boom boom aint it great to be crazy
    Olympic Event
    Gymnastics
    Play
    Phantom of the Opera
    Lion King
    Poet
    Edgar Allen Poe
    Quality about my Spouse
    Humor
    His patience in any situation
    Quote
    Delegating work works. Provided the one delegating works too.
    If it doesn't scare you a little, it's not worth doing
    Restaurant
    Steak House
    Sandwich
    Cuban
    Grilled Cheese
    Shopping Store
    Amazon
    Hobby lobby
    Sport to Play
    Volleyball
    Golf
    Sport to Watch
    Football
    Football
    Sports Team
    Seahawks
    Seahawks
    Subject in School
    Science
    Art
    Superhero
    Superman
    Batman
    Thing to Cook
    BBQ Ribs
    Pasta
    Time of Day
    11:00
    10:00am
    Tradition
    Annual family trip to Palm Springs
    TV Show
    The office
    Type of Music
    Hip-hop/rock/oldies
    Rap/hip-hop/R&B
    Vacation Spot
    Caribbean
    Caribbean
    Video Game
    Mario Kart
    Mario Kart

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