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Douglas and Andrew | ID# 1610006
Nicknames: Doug and Drew

Dear Expectant Mother, 

We are a young, professional couple. We met 10 years ago and were recently married on December 6, 2015. It was such a special, memorable day that celebrated our commitment and union in front of our closest friends and family. It was a small ceremony and reception at the beach and was a most perfect day that was “so very us.” 

In the past few years we've talked more and more about growing our family. At first it was a concept, then a possibility, now it's a reality! We want to grow our family by adopting a special child into a wonderful home full of love and support. We've been very fortunate in our lives, but even more important, are the things we have learned by being together. Our relationship has helped us to grow into the best versions of ourselves and we have so much love to give to a child. Knowing that one day the perfect bundle of joy will fill our lives is something that we have dreamed about. We are confident that we will be amazing parents. We're certainly not perfect, but know deep down that we will do everything in our power to provide overwhelming joy, love and support guiding your child to become the best version of themselves and be the great person they are meant to be. We both pledge that we will love unconditionally and give your baby the best opportunity for a stable, happy and positive future. 

We have a wonderful life and live in beautiful California. Even though we were brought up differently, there are many similarities that wove through our lives and brought us together. Although Doug was raised in Oregon, he was born here and couldn’t wait to come back after high school. Drew was born and raised locally; we both love living where we do. 

Doug’s career is that of Visual Manager. He sets up stores and how they look on the inside. He loves what he does and takes great pride and enjoyment in making things look pretty. His jobs have given him the opportunity to travel on assignments, and now he finds a lot of enjoyment travelling with Drew in their personal time as well. 

Drew’s education and upbringing taught him to work very hard to become the success he is in his career, but it doesn't stop there. Drew is very smart and just as he was referred to as “Handy-Andy,” as a child, is still very much like that now. If there's anything around the house to fix, he researches it and fixes it himself. He has a passion for cars as well, and has built and rebuilt engines for all kinds of rare cars and motorcycles. He must've gotten that smart brain from his parents for sure! There's not much he can't do once he has his mind made up to do it. 

In our home life we love to do things around the house. We like to keep a nice and organized lifestyle; we're very tidy and clean. We like to collect items to decorate our home both in and outdoors. We love gardening together, growing and keeping a beautiful yard. It's a pleasure that we get to see plants grow and turn into beautiful flowers and shrubs. Our domestic life is pretty normal. I (Doug) do the laundry, Drew keeps up the cars. I like to clean, he likes to cook. I like to read and watch movies, he likes to watch mysteries and comedies on TV. We both like to entertain and get together with our close family and friends. Sometimes we will go to their houses to cook together, sometimes they come to ours. We like to hang out at home and walk on the beach enjoying the outdoors. We are definitely a couple who loves the ocean and its lifestyle. It's just nice and relaxing to hear and be near water. 

Every few months we try to get away and travel. We enjoy trips to Sedona and San Francisco. We often travel to Portland to visit Doug’s family as well as travel with our parents to places like Puerto Vallarta (which was a great trip for all of us last year!). We look forward to sharing all that we love and enjoy with our new son or daughter-to-be. 

Our biggest life's lesson and philosophy as a couple has been to take it one day at a time and not only know, but believe that if something is meant to happen – it will. Be assured that in whatever life has dealt you, there is a bigger and higher power than you that will guide you through it. When the time is right, you will know the decision is right and with it, you will be alright. There is no wrong or right, only your own truth and your belief. God, or that higher power, will guide you through the toughest decisions you have to make in your life and will give you the strength, power and feeling of peace within to determine what is right for you. 

During this time, as you ponder your future, trust that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and you will be alright. Trust in yourself and that higher power within you; everything will be alright. You have the strength and courage to make the best choice for you and your baby. You will always be the mother of your baby; whatever decision you make, you will forever be courageous and love-worthy to your son or daughter. You will be forever in our thoughts and prayers. 

Doug & Drew
Hopeful Fathers-to-be