Paul & Amy

Dear Birthmother,

“A birth mother puts the needs of her child above the wants of her heart.” ~Skye Hardwick

It is so hard to find the right words to say to someone whom we have never met, someone who is likely struggling with something we have not experienced, someone who is making an incredibly courageous and selfless decision.So we started this letter with a quote… One that we hope touches your heart as this emotional process of adoption has touched ours.  While we don’t know you, we greatly appreciate the gift you are giving to someone… hopefully us!

Our Story –

15 years ago Paul and Amy met at an after-work party. It didn’t take us long to know we were meant to be together.  It was a whirlwind romance, and we were married within a year.  As newlyweds, we loved our pets, fine dining, traveling and had season tickets to see our local basketball team play. A couple years into our marriage, we were ready to start a new chapter of our lives and grow our family. We were blessed with two amazing sons, Jacob and Ethan.  We always wanted a bigger family (3-4 children) but our fertility luck ran out a few years ago. After a miscarriage and being diagnosed with “unexplained infertility”, we figured we should try to accept we weren’t having any more children.  But the hole in our heart just wouldn’t heal, there was something….someONE missing.  So after some time we turned to adoption. We have more love to give, and we believe there is a little one out there that needs us too!  Having a little girl would be the perfect cure for our hearts, and it would complete our family.

About us –

Paul grew up in a military family that lived in Europe most of his childhood.  They eventually settled in Southern California where he studied and received a Computer Science degree.  He now works as an IT architect for a major technology company. He enjoys his line of work and has been there over 19 years.When he is off the clock, he is a “hands-on” dad, coaching the kids’flag football teams and volunteering for field trips.  Paul is very affectionate and his favorite part of every day is cuddling his kids at bedtime.  His hobbies include audio/visual technology, home automation and any other new technology or gadget he can get a hold of!  He is a big sports fan and can’t get enough football, basketball and hockey.  Least favorite thing – Any food that is green!

Amy was raised in a small town in Northern California where her family ran a family restaurant. She lived and worked there until she graduated college with business degrees in Management Information Systems and Accounting.  After college, she got a job working in internet technology, but it wasn’t her calling. Ever since she was a little girl she dreamed of being a mom, and to be at home when she had children. She was lucky enough to find a husband who shared and supported her family vision. Amy loves being a stay-at-home mom.  Crafting, reading and outdoor adventures with the kids is the best part of being a mom….well the hugs and kisses are pretty great too!Being home also allows Amy to help in the kid’s classes, volunteer at school, and also with the kid’s sports teams.  Other hobbies include cooking, baking, entertaining and scrapbooking.  Least favorite thing – Grasshoppers!

Jacob and Ethan are about as tight as siblings can get.  They are both incredibly smart and sweet boys. Jacob loves helping with and entertaining his twin 3 yr. old cousins, and can’t wait to have a little sister of his own.  Ethan idolizes his big brother and can’t wait to become a big brother himself.  The thing he looks forward to most is teaching her math!

Other family facts:

  • We live in a family-focused suburban neighborhood in Northern California with tons of children, excellent schools, and lots of parks and activities.
  • We have a close extended family who all live within 75 miles. We spend a great deal of time together and our kids are very close to their grandparents.
  • We have a 2 yr. old (small) dog “Zoey” who is a social butterfly that loves everybody and everything.She is a hit with all the neighborhood kids! We also have a 6 yr. old cat “Emily” who is a soft-pawed and playful and loves to bat at feet from underneath the bed!
  • Jacob and Amy are gluten sensitive, and we cook gluten free at home. It took time to get the hang of gluten free baking, but now Amy can make gluten free cinnamon rolls that rivalCinnabon!
  • We love swimming. Jacob and Ethan swim recreationally and competitively. We are all heavily involved in our local swim team and swim almost year round.
  • We love all sorts of animals and frequently visit zoos and aquariums. Sea life is our favorite!
  • We are big into family traditions. We love traditions at the holidays, but we also made up some of our own! The kids treasure our annual trek to the Drive-In in November, our Labor Day Camp-In (camping indoors), Fun Family Friday movie night and more!

We hope this letter comforts you in knowing there are families out there that will treasure your baby as the extraordinary gift that she is. We have faith that our gift is out there, and this process will bring us together.

“I was chosen. I was wanted. I was cherished. I grew in their hearts. I was the missing piece. I was loved. I was adopted.” ~Unknown

If you think we would be a good fit for your child or have any questions, please feel free to contact Little Angel Adoptions at 1-888-281-8948.

Thank you for considering us,

Paul and Amy