|Education/Degree||Master’s Degree||Medical Doctorate|
|Ages/Names of Children||Emmie (3) biological|
Hi, there! We are Susie, Alex, and Emmie, and welcome to our page! We have been together since the last few years of college and married since our mid-twenties. Emmie is our biological child conceived after numerous rounds of IVF. We always knew that Susie would have fertility issues, and we have considered adoption from the very beginning. Thank you for getting to know us!
We are a family that loves to laugh, but we take our love seriously. It is important to have both dance parties and real conversations, to cook together and to eat together, and also to respect each other’s need for alone time.
We have two fabulous furry friends: Zoe, our cat, and Ridley, our dog. Zoe is the sweetest old lady that ever purred, and Ridley is our spunky, goofy, energetic and ever-tolerant man’s best friend. Both of us grew up with animals (Susie rode horses competitively!), so pets will always be in the family’s picture.
While we are not a religious household, we were both brought up with strong morals and a belief in tolerance, forgiveness, and respect for one another. We will work hard to foster empathy in our children and care for not just their peers but the disadvantaged. We have been so fortunate in our lives; we want to keep the good going.
Family is extremely important to us; after years away from our families, being back closer to them is a treat! Our parents are a constant in our lives whether through video calls, phone chats, emails, texts, or visits. We look forward to family vacations and shared holidays!
Emmie will be the most incredible big sister, and she is equally excited about a baby brother or sister! If a child falls at the playground, she often runs over to them with her “Wubbs” stuffed animal, or rushes to get them a bandage and “boo boo stuff,” even if they only got a bonk. She sometimes helps even a little too much! But she wants to make sure everyone is taken care of. She will always look out for her sibling.
Our family is an active one: we both workout most days of the week, take family walks with Emmie and Ridley, and we encourage our children to do the same. We are more likely to go for a walking tour of a city than a bus tour, and we get ansty with forced rest. That said, there are few greater pleasures than sitting and just relaxing with a book or Netflix series!
Although we know that technology is inevitable in today’s world, we do try to limit screen time to a minimum. Emmie definitely has her favorite shows, but we both would rather her reach for a book or puzzle rather than sit ensconced in front of a screen. We are excited for the kids to play games amongst themselves, as we did when we were children ourselves. But family movie night will of course be a fixture!
We would love for you to be involved in the baby’s life. You are the first family that they ever knew, after all! We are open to discussing all levels of contact, and we hope that you will join us for celebrations and milestones.
While we both grew up in rather homogenous communities, we quickly realized that the world is so much brighter and more colorful, in the best ways. We want our kids to be citizens of the world, not just their extremely local community. We try to make sure that our daughter is well aware of the diversity of the world by reading books and playing with toys that differ from her in skin tone or culture. Then we try to use those opportunities as teaching moments to build empathy and consideration.
It is very important that your children be connected to their heritage. We would love for them to understand where they come from in order to understand their personal history as well as the world’s history. We hope that you might help us build that story with information about your family and culture!
|Genre of Music||country, pop, dance||dance, alternative, country|
|Subject in school||Architectural History||Quantum Mechanics|
|TV show||Schitt’s Creek||Stranger Things|
|Dessert||Ice Cream||Ice Cream|
|Coffee or Tea?||Coffee (decaf so I can drink it allll day!)||Coffee|
|Eat in or Dine out?||I love to cook and we love eating at home, but we also have our favorite restaurants.||We have family outings regularly, but we have a great area in our backyard for dining al fresco.|
|Early Riser or Night Owl?||Early riser to get my workouts or peaceful time in!||Early Riser|
This is amongst the most important decisions of your life, and we honor that. We will continue to take the best care of your child and to give them the most love. We thank you so much for taking the time to read our profile and consider us as your baby’s future family.
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