Thank you for taking the time to consider us as a
possible family for your precious one. This must be the most important thing
you have ever done, and while we don’t pretend to know what thoughts are in
your head, your courage and desire to give your baby life shows what’s in your
heart. And that’s a beautiful thing.
We are Alex, Daria and our 5-year-old son, Tyler. We’ve been
living in Northern California for almost 20 years, although we are originally from
the East Coast. We are down to earth, loving, kind, happy and very, very lucky
We had been friends for many years before we got together.
Once we did, we knew right away that we wanted to start a family! We were lucky
enough to get pregnant immediately and are now gushingly proud parents of a
beautiful, amazing son. We tried hard to have another child - a daughter we
hoped - but after a couple of miscarriages, we were told that it was no longer
an option. So here we are. And it feels right.
Still reading? Good - we hoped you would be!
Our family is fun-loving, healthy, creative, active and
often silly. And we share lots of hugs! Last year, we took a 3-week RV trip to
Utah. We are known for taking our Halloween costumes seriously and we even sang
Karaoke during our own wedding ceremony. We have a tight-knit group of amazing
friends (many with young kids) and gather regularly for camp outs, birthday
celebrations and to help each other out when in need. By day, Alex works as a
program manager, and in his spare time is a musician/DJ and loves reading, Brazilian
Jiu Jitsu, golf, BBQ and playing with Tyler. Daria works from home, coordinating
a women’s leadership program and paints award-winning pet portraits. She also
founded and facilitates a women’s dance/healing workshop. She has a deep
connection with animals (especially dogs) and her happy place is on the beach.
Our son, Tyler, is an energetic, sweet little boy who loves dinosaurs, cars,
and lions. He’s a fantastic kid - loved by his friends and their parents alike.
He also asks us regularly when he will “get a little sister” so he can help
take care of her. He will be an excellent big bro! There are grandparents,
aunts, uncles, cousins and pets, all waiting to love and accept our new
family member for exactly who she is.
As a part of our family, your baby will learn to respect
herself and everyone around her. She’ll learn to be proud of who she is and
where she comes from, wherever that may be. She’ll learn to eat healthy food,
to take care of her body and to take care of the Earth. She’ll learn to be wise
with what she earns. She’ll have the opportunity to travel and experience many
things. We’ll teach her that we are all connected in this universe and that the
most important time is right now. She’ll learn that it’s okay to make mistakes
and how to best learn and grow from them. She’ll learn that although life is
not always easy, it is beautiful, and everything is going to be okay. And
she’ll learn how much you, her birth mother, loved her and what you did for
We’ll work hard to nurture your baby’s unique gifts by
providing the structure, safety, stability, love, and education, the
foundation upon which your baby will build her life so that she can SHINE.
As we say in our family, “Grace and power and nothing
doubting!” We wish you love, light,
strength and the best of luck with this decision.
Alex, Daria & Tyler