BC: Thank you, or as they say in Hawaii, "Mahalo". Thank you for reading our letter and learning about us. We admire your strength and courage. We hope we have given you a sense of who we are, how much we love each other, and how excited we are to become parents. Both of us have wanted to be parents for as long as we can remember. We love our many nieces, nephews & little cousins and we'd like to share that that joy with a little one of our own. If you would like to speak with us about adopting your child or have any questions for us, please contact one of our Adoption Advisors at AdoptHelp by calling 1-800-637-7999 toll free. Sincerely, Chad & Lorraine
FC: Chad | & | Lorraine
1: Thank you for taking the time to read our story and learn about us. We know that you are considering a difficult decision and we respect and appreciate the courage you have to find a wonderful home for your baby. We know firsthand from our family and friends who have adopted that adoption is a beautiful way to create a family. We have been ready to be parents for many years and we are excited to become parents through adoption. We look forward to getting to know you and welcoming you into our lives. | Aloha! We're Chad & Lorraine!
2: is a little world created by love. | About Us We met in yearbook class when we were seniors in high school. There was an instant connection and we knew that we were meant to be together. We got married in Laguna Beach and lived in Hawaii for a few years to be with Chad's family. We have been married for 12 years and are best friends. We believe our strong marriage is a result of love, honesty, open communication and respect for each other. | Local City Views | San Francisco Vacation | Welcoming our new puppies
3: We have created a warm and loving home and have always envisioned children in our lives. We are ready for skinned knees, little league sports games, trips to Disneyland, and building sand castles on the beach. We will love our child unconditionally and look forward to raising him/her to be the best that he/she can be. | We love hiking, going to the beach, and improving our golf game. We enjoy watching all sports and are huge fans of our local teams, the Los Angeles Angels and Lakers. We love to travel, both short getaways in CA or faraway places, and have been to Europe, Hawaii, Boston, NYC, and Colorado. We love to learn about history and each city's culture and sample the delicious local food. | Visiting Fenway Park in Boston | Playing on the beach in Greece | At the New York Jets Football Game
4: Lorraine is outgoing, dependable, and loving. She is a wonderful friend and is always there to listen and help. Lorraine was born in England and grew up in California. She enjoys the outdoors, watching movies, and being a mom to our dogs, Kona & Bailey. She loves to cook her mother's family recipes and experiment with new ones. | Welcoming nephew Joaquin | On the 18th Hole | Brother Sean and the "girls" | Lorraine is the youngest child from a family of seven and is close with her brothers and sisters, as well as their children. She has babysat all of her nieces and nephews since they were babies. "Aunt Lorraine" is like one of the "girls" to her four young nieces and regularly has sleepovers for them. They enjoy watching movies, swimming, baking cookies, shopping, and having girl time! Many times the Wii comes out and they all sing and dance to their favorite artists. | About Lorraine
5: Lorraine's youngest nephew Joaquin is five years old and is adopted. Joaquin and "Aunt Lorraine" love to play with cars and dinosaurs together, and laugh at his favorite movie Kung Fu Panda. | Lorraine has so much to offer as a parent and has so much love to give our child. She looks forward to devoting herself to a little one. She can't wait to be involved with our child at school, watch "kid" movies, and be the "team mom" at sports activities. She takes many photographs throughout the year of family, friends, and events and makes beautiful scrapbooks of each year. She can't wait to scrapbook photos of our child to add to the wonderful collection. | Lorraine has worked in the Real Estate Industry as a Property Manager for 17 years. | Having Fun in New York City!
6: About Chad Chad is kind, funny, and easy going. He was born and raised in California. He played high school football and baseball and was drafted by the Kansas City Royals. He is a true sports fanatic! He is the oldest of four children and is close to his siblings and extended families. He is a loyal friend and caring big brother. He loves Mexican and Italian food and is a great grill master. | Having fun with our friend's daughter Kiana in Hawaii | With our niece Ciara | Celebrating his sister Lindsay's Birthday | Pool time with nephew Joaquin | Playing with our friend's son Ray Jr.
7: Chad is great with children. He is teaching our nephew Joaquin to swim. They enjoy playing games together in the pool. Our friend's little boys call Chad "Uncle Buck" because he has them ride on his shoulders and on his back like a horse. Chad can't wait to do this with our child and be an active dad. He looks forward to teaching our child to swim, ride a bike, and play sports. | Chad has been a Property Manager for ten years and works from home. His flexible schedule will allow him to spend more time with a new baby. | Golfing in Maui | "Uncle Buck" and our friend Neil with sons Max and Cruz | Puppy time with brother Koa | Hanging out with his best friend Chris
8: L A U G H | We live approximately 40 minutes from Downtown Los Angeles and about 20 minutes from Disneyland. Our neighborhood is filled with friendly families with young children. We live across the street from an elementary school (which our child will attend), a sports field, a dog and children's park, and a hiking trail. The school system is one of the best in the area. | On our balcony | At Angels Stadium | Our Home & Community | About Kona & Bailey | Kona and Bailey are our two Labrador puppies. They are one year old and quite spoiled. They are sweet, happy dogs who enjoy playing fetch and an occasional swim in the pool. They love children and are very kind and gentle around them. We can't wait for them to meet our child. | Teacups at Disneyland
9: Our home is on a hill with beautiful views of the local mountains. It is cozy and warm with a large backyard and a pool. We grow many of our own vegetables in our garden. Our home is the gathering place for many family holidays, barbeques, and sporting events. We love to entertain and have family and friends over in a relaxing, inviting setting. We enjoy spending quality time together swimming, hiking, grilling burgers, watching the big game, or playing the Wii. | Our nieces dancing with the Wii | Making cupcakes at home | POOl FUN!
10: making | We are very close to our families, who have been incredibly supportive of our decision to adopt. Both sets of grandparents are thrilled about having a new addition to the family. They all live close by and look forward to spoiling and pampering a new grandchild. Our brothers and sisters also live nearby and are ready and willing to help out with a new baby. Our four nieces and three nephews are very excited to welcome a new cousin! One more niece or nephew is on the way as Lorraine's brother and his partner are in the process of adopting again. Yet another addition to the family! We really look forward to our children growing up together and becoming very close cousins. | Many of our closest friends have babies or small children. Some have also adopted. We think it would be really wonderful to watch our children grow up together, attend each other's birthday parties, have picnics in the park, or play on the same sports team. | Joaquin's dads are adopting again! | Chad's family | At home with our friends' children | Fun times with friends | Our Family & Friends
11: Grandma's birthday celebration | Celebrating New Year's Eve | Nephew Joaquin's 5th birthday party | Our friend Sandra and sons Max and Cruz