Francesca and John

Hello, we are Francesca and John. Thank you for taking the time to read our letter. We admire you for considering adoption and know that it is a courageous decision you are making out of deep love for your child. We hope that this letter will let you get to know us a little and how much we would treasure your child in our lives.

We are fortunate to live in a small city in Northern California near San Francisco with its many family activities. We enjoy the rural parts of our county with its farms, parks and trails. Our home is in a close-knit neighborhood full of children of all ages, and is within walking distance from the neighborhood elementary school and playgrounds.

As best friends who met at UC Berkeley, we have a very happy marriage full of love and laughter, which is enriched everyday by our son Paul who came to us through adoption at birth. We are both blessed to have warm and loving families nearby which are good friends to each other. We cherish the time we spend together at CAL basketball games, concerts, picnics, and at nieces’ and nephews’ activities. We love to travel especially to visit John’s sisters in Canada and Wales and Francesca’s cousins in Italy.

3 grandparents, 10 aunts and uncles, and 10 cousins, as well as our many friends eagerly await the arrival of another child to our family. We plan to raise our children in the Catholic faith and are active in our parish, which is large, friendly, and caring. Our parish elementary school where Francesca has taught, provides an excellent education as well as great opportunities for sports, service, music, art, and drama. We are blessed to be part of a faith community where families develop deep life-long bonds.

John is warm, generous, and very kind. He is patient and has a great sense of humor. He works as an engineer who loves to build things both at work and at home. He is an enthusiastic gardener and an avid reader. John adores being a father and his favorite time of the day is coming home to play and read to Paul and enjoy a cozy and happy bedtime.

Francesca is loving and affectionate. She was a devoted history teacher who is now relishing every minute of being a full time mother. She volunteers at the local library and a nursing care home in San Francisco. As a quilter, she enjoys creating projects and gifts for family and friends. She sings in a community chorus at a local university. She and Paul love to cook together especially when hosting holidays and family celebrations.

Paul is a happy, loving, and curious boy who loves to read, color, play with trains, and explore in the garden. He loves to be with children of all ages and finds creative ways to include everyone present in his activities.

We are very excited to welcome a second child into our family. We both grew up with siblings and we would like our children to know the fun of sharing life with brothers and sisters in our home full of love, laughter, and joy. We are devoted to raising confident, faith-filled and happy children.

We believe open adoption is a wonderful way to build our family. If you feel that we could be the right family for your child, we welcome the opportunity for you to get to know us. We look forward to learning more about you. Please feel free to call us at 1-855-660-4482. If you prefer, you can contact our adoption counselor, Lisa Clark at 1-800-969-6665.

Thank you for considering us. We wish you and your baby our very best,

Francesca and John