Real Estate Agent / Stay-at-Home-Mom
We've thought of you and this little life you are growing many times over the last couple of years. We try as often as we can to "put ourselves in others' shoes"--this has led us to places of empathy, compassion, deeper understanding, and greater awareness of just how similar we all really are. Navigating this life and all the beauty and sorrow that intersect our stories, whether by chance or by choice, is a wild journey.
We imagine as you sit here today, you may be experiencing a myriad of thoughts and feelings. Flipping through family’s profiles, seeing photo after photo, story after story, of some of these families' best moments in time, communicating to you why they could be a wonderful family for your babe..
We hope to show you our most authentic selves in an effort to see if we are truly a good fit to be a part of your family, and you a part of ours. After all, that is our desire should you want to get to know us more--to be family. We know this little babe will be better for knowing their story, the raw and beautiful parts and everything in between. And in knowing that story, knowing you for the rest of their lives. If that is something that seems too painful or difficult, we sincerely respect that and are willing to consider otherwise. But if that resonates with you, you've heard it here; we want to welcome not only this little life into our family, but all of you into all of who we are as well.
It seems unthinkable that a valley of unknown could lead to beautiful places beyond imagination. But we've lived it, seen it, and deeply hope we get to journey through this season together and welcome you and your baby's life into ours.
With so much love,
Adam, Alyssa, Finley, and Crosby
We've hoped to expand our family for some time now, and feel our family has more room and more love to give. After walking alongside Alyssa's sister in her open adoption journey where our best friends adopted our niece—and getting to know other families and birth mom’s stories, we sensed adoption may be something for us.
Soon after we met a friend’s adopted sister, Piper, we began seeking this adoption journey. She was adopted from China at age 14, is now 24. Hearing her story had us in awe and inspired. We know our lives would be forever changed in a beautifully unique way through welcoming another little one (and their mama/family!) into our lives through adoption.
A huge priority for us is striving for a life that is slower paced, family centric, and built on strong family values and faith. Our values guide our day-to-day living in the ways we love each other, love others, and build our life together. We don't have a TV and though we definitely love a good show or movie on the regular, we enjoy playing games together, reading, getting outside on adventures, cooking, baking, creating, and just being together. We live on 5 acres next door to Adam’s parents! And we spend a lot of time here at home and outside on our property. We have chickens and bunnies! We have so much for kids to do--swim in the pool, go on the zip line, jump on the trampoline. We hope to be the family and house that kids and their friends love to be at--a place all feel loved and welcomed.
We love inviting neighbors over, sharing our chicken eggs, hosting friends and family for good food around the table and/or stays--we are all about people over things and want our life to reflect that in every way possible. We have strong family relationships with both sides of our families and see them often. All the aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents are very involved in our kids’ lives. We have incredible friends near and far who support us through the good and hard seasons. We are so aware of what a gift these relationships are. And should we be a good fit, we can’t wait for you to meet them, and them meet you.
Adam is energetic, fun and funny, intentional, inspiring, entrepreneurial, and a gifted leader! He loves mountain biking, surfing, roasting coffee, Mexican food, chocolate chip cookies, and palm trees. He is one of the most intentional people on earth. Squeezes the most out of life and seeks to leverage every moment of his life for the good of others and to know God more deeply. A true gentleman, a humble and sacrificial dad, so fun and funny, and an all around incredible human.
Alyssa is empathetic, warm, kind, thoughtful, hospitable, and selfless. She is a stay-at-home mom and homeschools our kids. She appreciates the slower pace of life to have margin to invest in and care for the people she crosses paths with. Loves feeding people with her sourdough bread, blueberry scones, pancakes, waffles, pizza, cookies... all the carbs. She loves helping children (and all people, really) feel seen, known, and valued. She the happiest when she gets to be a kid herself and see the world through their lens. Alyssa is a lover of nature, adventures, good food + people, music on all the time, knowing Jesus, making memories, learning and trying new things, and helping others however she can.
The cliff notes version of our story... or at least the parts you would care to know:
2005: We met during Alyssa's first week of college at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo
2009: We graduated from college and got married
2009-2013: We lived in our college town and worked for a non-profit Christian organization serving college students
2014-2017: We took a huge leap of faith and moved overseas to start a coffee shop and roastery... it changed our lives in the best ways through this once-in-a-lifetime experience
2017: We moved back stateside and Alyssa transitioned to schooling our oldest and Adam transitioned into business
2021: Adam transitioned from business into Real Estate!
2022: Adam's in Real Estate and Alyssa's still schooling our kids. We live next door to Adam's parents on a 5 acre property, are doing our best to raise the 2 kids (and 20 chickens 2 lop-eared bunnies) entrusted to us, and trying hard to make the most of the day-to-day in our lives and on our humble homestead, no matter what comes our way.
What matters at the end of the day is love and kindness. While learning, schooling, growing, and maturing are all a natural part of life, the things you accomplish or do not accomplish do not define you in your entirety. Your character defines you. You were made for a specific purpose, God has a plan for your life with good good things in store for you and to bless others through your gifts and passions. We can’t wait to create a home and life to best foster your flourishing to become all that He made you to be.
We prefer and are hoping for an open adoption with a birth mama/parents! We feel this is truly in the best interest of the child as well as their first family for the long haul. We believe we are not just welcoming a child into our lives, but their first family as well.