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A Letter from John & Leah

Hello! We are John and Leah from California. Thank you for considering our family for your child! We are an active couple who are eager and excited for the opportunity to become first-time parents through adoption. We are ready to give your child a happy and healthy home, and we welcome the chance to get to know you. We would love to keep an open adoption with you through letters, photos, and visits if you would like. We hope that you are able to get a preview of who we are and the loving home your child will have with us.

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About Us

We are a devoted couple, who have been together for 10 wonderful years and married for 3. Although we are unable to have biological children, we know there is a different path for us. Our challenges to have a baby have brought us closer and made us stronger as a team. We feel blessed to be ready to adopt and look forward to what the future holds!

We greatly value education and will inspire our child to go to college, no matter what their career interest might be. We value family time and love to soak in the beauty of nature. Our favorite activities include spending time with family and friends, hiking, kayaking, taking trips in our toy hauler, exploring new trails in our 4 wheeler, and camping. When we are at home we enjoy walks or bike rides around our neighborhood, sitting outside on the patio, hanging out around the fire pit, or watching Netflix together. We also enjoy working on home improvement projects and are currently designing our backyard. We are eager to share our favorite activities with our child as well as helping them explore their own hobbies and passions.

About John

John is a hardworking and dependable person that you can always count on. He is kind-hearted and a fantastic friend and partner. He has a great sense of humor! John is known as the fun uncle and kids absolutely adore him. The quality that people admire most about John is his selflessness. He will drop whatever he is doing to help!

John grew up on an almond farm and dairy and can’t wait to teach our children about nature and agriculture with our extended family. He works as a Carpenter building custom homes in his family’s construction business. He enjoys snowboarding, UTV riding, hunting, and fishing. You will often find him outdoors in nature or in the garage welding or working on projects. John is a family-first guy and he is going to make an outstanding father.

About Leah

Leah is very kind, understanding, and patient; her smile will light up a room. She is a wonderful wife and partner! Children gravitate towards Leah, and she can always make them laugh and shine. Her passion for nurturing children started when she was an elementary school teacher. Now Leah is a Vice Principal at a local elementary school. She is incredibly hard-working yet still finds time to devote to those close to her.

Leah enjoys cooking healthy recipes and home cooked meals. (Her favorite appliance is the air fryer.) Leah also enjoys neighborhood walks, participating in 5K’s, hiking, reading, coffee with friends, and planning fun activities with our nieces and nephews. Her creativity is unmatched! She already has creative ideas for a children’s library for our child. Watching Leah become a mom will be the greatest!

Our Family

Our family and friends are incredibly supportive of our adoption journey. We live within driving distance of our family, so we get to see them often for weekends, holidays, birthday parties, dinners, picnics, reunions, and trips. We’re very close with our parents and enjoy traveling with them. We love spending time with our 10 nieces and nephews, and also have a circle of long-time friends who feel like family. We feel fortunate to be surrounded by the love and support of so many relatives and friends.

Traditions:
• Winters at our family cabin where we relax by the fireplace, watch the deer pass through the snow, or go sledding with our families
• Summers at the Santa Cruz beaches to swim in the ocean, play in the sand, and roast s’mores over a bonfire
• Camping trips and weekly get-togethers with our friends
• Halloween pumpkin carving with the nieces and nephews
• Holiday cookie decorating and baking
• Easter egg hunts and baskets
• Fourth of July celebrations all together

Our Home & Community

We adore our neighborhood and home and look forward to raising a family here! Our 3 bedroom home is located on a quiet cul-de-sac. There are families with children of all ages on our block and our neighbors are welcoming and supportive. We regularly enjoy the parks and hiking/bike trails nearby. There’s a small downtown area which is lined with unique shops and family owned restaurants. We have several street fairs, festivals, and farmers markets which we attend throughout the year. We also live in an awesome school district with a great reputation across the state.

Our Promise to You

We promise to love your child with all of our hearts and to be the best parents we can be to him or her. We will provide your child with a loving support system, an excellent education, and will encourage and support them in pursuing their passions and interests. You will always be a special part of our family’s story, and we welcome a relationship and future contact with you, if you’re comfortable.

Thanks for taking the time to get to know us. We’d love to talk with you or answer any questions! To learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.

All our love, John & Leah

Learn More About John & Leah

  John Leah
Our EducationSome CollegeMaster's of Science in Educational Administration and Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies
Our ProfessionsCarpenterVice Principal
Stay-At-HomeNoNo, but I have summers off.
Our Racial BackgroundCaucasianCaucasian
Some of John & Leah's Favorites
Sweet TreatSnickerdoodlesStrawberries & Cool Whip
Childhood ActivityPlaying hockeyDance classes
SingerHank Williams Jr.Carrie Underwood
AnimalLabrador doghorse
Seasonal ActivitySleddingMaking crafts during holidays
Vacation SpotWyomingHawaii
Entertainment VenueTop GolfLive Music/Concerts
More About Our Family
As Parents We Are Excited To

• Read books for fun and learning
• Share our love of music
• Make sandcastles at the beach
• Plan family trips and fun activities
• Create our own family traditions
• Explore and enjoy the outdoors
• Be the best teachers and role models we can be!

Fun Facts About Us

• Leah has run 1 marathon, 1 half marathon, and a ton of 5 and 10K's. Her favorite race is the annual Wharf to Wharf run from Santa Cruz to Capitola, CA because of the stunning beach views.
• John is the tallest person in his family at 6'1".
• Leah loves to shop at Home Goods and Hobby Lobby to buy items to help with home organization. She is fascinated with organizational hacks and creative ways to organize the different rooms in our house.
• John is very talented with woodworking. He can build or fix just about anything. He builds custom homes and makes special gifts for others.

What We Love About Where We Live

Our central location provides easy access to a variety of events in the surrounding areas. Within a short drive you can enjoy a visit to the ocean, the Sierra Nevada Mountains, or the snow.

5 Things We Will Teach Our Son Or Daughter

•To treat people with kindness and respect
•To remember their roots
•The value of hard work and perseverance
•To be grateful for what they have and to give back to others
•To be responsible and independent

We Prefer a Child Who Is...
Age of Child

Newborn to 3 months old

Twins

Absolutely

Gender

We are excited to welcome a boy or a girl into our family!

In Closing

Thank you for taking the time to look at our profile and for considering us to be parents of your child. We promise to be fun, supportive, nurturing, and welcoming. We promise to give your child love, respect, a wonderful education, a loving extended family, and everything in our power to help him or her become an amazing adult. We will honor whatever level of openness you feel comfortable with. We are so excited to welcome a child into our home and hearts.

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