Thank you for taking the time to consider us as a possible
family for your precious one. We are Alex, Daria and our 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 humans. We are a fun-loving, healthy, creative, active and often silly
family with lots of hugs to share!
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 adoption feels right.
My wife, Daria, is a stunningly beautiful woman inside and
out. When we met we became fast friends; dancing, laughing and singing songs
from the 80’s. She is adventurous and fun-loving and as gentle as anyone you
have ever met. Daria tries to see the best in everyone and every situation, and
is constantly reminding me to look on the bright side. She is honest and
trustworthy and in all truth, she is one of the kindest people that I have been
lucky enough to meet. She loves music (and is a lovely singer), dance (and is a
beautiful dancer and dance teacher), art (and is an accomplished painter),
helping people (and is an experienced life coach), travel (has seen a lot of
the world) and new experiences (she’s up for anything). She has given so much
to our little son, Tyler, and I can’t wait to see her devote the same love and
attention to the little girl we hope will bless our family and our lives.
I’ve always called Alex ‘my rock.’ He surprises me often
with his generous heart; he always carries dollar bills in his pocket in case
someone asks for one. He brings me flowers ‘just because.’ He has been pursuing
Jiu Jitsu for several years with fervor and even won first place in a National
Tournament! His happy place is playing golf. He says it teaches him a lot about
life, mindfulness and the feeling of being present. Another thing that drew me
to Alex was his love of music and his ability to DJ for hundreds of people
making them all dance it out! He feels strongly about creating community, and
is committed to enjoying a full family dinner time together with discussions of
the day and a side of silliness for laughs. What’s best is that Alex is an
amazing father. He gives his full, energetic attention when playing, talking or
explaining something to any kids. I trust in my heart that Alex would raise a
daughter to be strong, confident and able to do anything, and be anything, she
wishes. And he would do it with much love, respect and compassion.
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!
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. 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.
There are grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and pets, all
waiting to love and welcome your child with love and excitement. Some live
nearby and some are on the East Coast. Trips are often made both ways to keep
family connections strong. Our family members can’t wait to shower your little
one with lots of love, knowledge and some toys too :) Our immediate community
of friends are so very special to us. We have a rare collection of caring,
understanding, loving parents to turn to, work with, and share fun moments
with. They can’t wait to include our newest member of the family into the mix
of playdates, birthday parties, sleepovers, BBQs, and outings. One of our
favorite events, called ‘The Kidapalooza Camping Trip’ (that Daria co-organizes
every year) brings together about 15 families we are close with for a magical
experience of nature, group activities and lots of s’mores. It is well loved by
We love our home! When we were searching for a house, we saw
75 homes before walking into this house and saying right away “this is it!” It
is bright, happy, organized, and spacious enough for multiple kids and pets. We
have an “art” room with music equipment and room for Daria to paint and do
other projects. We have a grassy yard to play in with vegetable planter boxes,
flower beds, fruit trees and a dinner deck (that we use every chance we get in
the summer). Our neighborhood is diverse and friendly. Our next-door neighbors
are kind and sweet. And we are lucky enough to live within a short driving
distance of a beautiful lake and the beach, hiking trails, family camping
spots, restaurants and some of the best kids’ playgrounds and museums around.
We will 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. 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.
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
Alex, Daria & Tyler