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Hobbies

Bicycling, Playing sports, Playing video games, Drawing/painting, Hiking, Listening to music, Watching TV or movies, Working out/exercising

Cooking, Drawing/painting, Reading, Keeping pets, Listening to music, Sewing/knitting, Playing video games, Taking care of animals, Watching TV or movies

Occupation

Military

Military

Unemployed

Relationship Status

Married couple

Married couple

Ethnicity

White/Caucasian

Asian

Religion

Christian

Christian

Type of Home

Townhouse

Townhouse

Type of neighbourhood

Other

On Post Military Community

Other

On Post Military Community

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First Name

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Last Name

Country

United States

United States

Address

Eye Color

Hazel

Brown

Hair Color

Light Brown

Black

Height

5’6’’

5'1''

Education

Bachelor’s degree

Bachelor’s degree

Gender

Male

Female

Smoking

No

No

Drinking

Never

Never

Hobbies

Bicycling, Playing sports, Playing video games, Drawing/painting, Hiking, Listening to music, Watching TV or movies, Working out/exercising

Cooking, Drawing/painting, Reading, Keeping pets, Listening to music, Sewing/knitting, Playing video games, Taking care of animals, Watching TV or movies

Age

39

39

CHILDREN DETAIL

Children

Do you have kids?

None

How many kids do you have?

Children

How old are they?

Do they live with you?

Tell us about your children. What do they like to do for fun?

PHOTOS

Photos

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Fullname

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LastName

Resident Country

United States

Address

Eye Color

Hazel

Hair Color

Light Brown

Height

5’6’’

Ethnicity

White/Caucasian

Education

Bachelor’s degree

Hobbies

Bicycling, Playing sports, Playing video games, Drawing/painting, Hiking, Listening to music, Watching TV or movies, Working out/exercising

Religion

Christian

Occupation

Military

Type of home

Townhouse

Type of Neighbourhood

On Post Military Community

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Fullname

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LastName

Resident Country

United States

Address

Eye Color

Brown

Hair Color

Black

Height

5'1''

Ethnicity

Asian

Education

Bachelor’s degree

Hobbies

Cooking, Drawing/painting, Reading, Keeping pets, Listening to music, Sewing/knitting, Playing video games, Taking care of animals, Watching TV or movies

Religion

Christian

Christian

Occupation

Unemployed

Type of Home

Townhouse

Townhouse

Type of Neighbourhood

On Post Military Community

FAVOURITES

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Actor

Keanu Reeves

Animal or Pet

Dog

Dog

Author

R.L. Stine

Nicholas Sparks

Bedtime story

Beverage / Drink

Flavored water

Water/Dr. Pepper/Coffee/Sweet Tea

Book

A Court of Thorns and Roses Series

Candy Bar

Snickers

Reeses

Childhood Memory

Playing sports

Family Gatherings

Color

Blue

Bright Colors/Sage Green/Mandarin Orange

Dessert

Ice Cream

Yellow or Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Icing

Disney Movie

Aladdin

Coco

Car

Any truck

Tahoe/Yukon/ Large SUV

Job

Sports Agent

Family Activity

Restaurant

McDonald’s

Chick-fil-A

Flower

Lily

Sunflower

Fruit

Orange

Strawberry, Banana

Hobby

No Data

No Data

Hobby

Anything outdoors

Arts and Crafts (Painting, Sewing/Quilting, Cross Stitching), Reading

Holiday

No Data

No Data

Holiday

Christmas

Christmas

Song

Sport to play

Soccer

Cheerleading

Favourites

Sport to watch

No Data

No Data

Sport to watch

Soccer/Football/Baseball/Basketball

Football/Soccer

Traditions

Things to cook

Grilled Cheese and Ramen

Anything Savory foods

TV show

Realty TV Show Junkie, Crime Shows

Movie

FAVOURITES

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Actor

Keanu Reeves

Pet

Dog

Arthur

R.L. Stine

Bedtime story

Beverage / Drink

Flavored water

Book

Candy Bar

Snickers

Childhood Memory

Playing sports

Color

Blue

Dessert

Ice Cream

Disney Movie

Aladdin

Dream Car

Any truck

Dream Job

Sports Agent

Dream Vacation

Anywhere tropical

Family Activity

Resturant

McDonald’s

Flower

Lily

Fruit

Orange

Hobby

Anything outdoors

Holiday

Christmas

Song

Sport to play

Soccer

sport to Watch

Soccer/Football/Baseball/Basketball

Things to cook:

Grilled Cheese and Ramen

Favorite Traditions

TV show

Movie

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Actor

Pet

Dog

Arthur

Nicholas Sparks

Bedtime story

Beverage / Drink

Water/Dr. Pepper/Coffee/Sweet Tea

Book

A Court of Thorns and Roses Series

Candy Bar

Reeses

Childhood Memory

Family Gatherings

Color

Bright Colors/Sage Green/Mandarin Orange

Dessert

Yellow or Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Icing

Disney Movie

Coco

Dream Car

Tahoe/Yukon/ Large SUV

Dream Job

Dream Vacation

Scotland, Europe, Greece

Family Activity

Resturant

Chick-fil-A

Flower

Sunflower

Fruit

Strawberry, Banana

Hobby

Arts and Crafts (Painting, Sewing/Quilting, Cross Stitching), Reading

Holiday

Song

Sport to play

Cheerleading

sport to Watch

Football/Soccer

Things to cook:

Anything Savory foods

Favorite Traditions

TV show

Realty TV Show Junkie, Crime Shows

Letter

INTRO LETTER 

Greetings! We are [her name] and [his name], currently living in [State]. Both of us recently celebrated our 39th birthday. We wanted to take this opportunity to share our story and allow you to get to know us as we embark on this journey of growing our family.

 

My husband [his name] was born and raised in North Florida. He is the youngest of four children, which includes two sisters and a brother. His extended family includes several nieces and nephews, most of whom are all grown up. Most of his family, including his parents, still reside in Florida. [his name] joined the Army out of high school in June of 2002, where he has served for the past 21 years as a paralegal specialist. His service includes deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq. He recently completed his B.S. in Sports Management and is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration from Troy University. As [his name] nears retirement from the Army, he plans to pursue a second career within the Sports Management field. In his spare time, [his name] has been volunteering as a youth soccer coach with the Youth Sports Program at our current duty station. He coaches two teams with kids ranging from ages 7-13. Growing up he played a variety of sports including baseball, basketball, and soccer. [his name] is an avid sports fan and enjoys watching most sports on television and in person. His other interests include spending time with family and friends, bike riding, painting, working out, and being outdoors.

 

I, [her name], was born in Manila, Philippines where I lived there until the age of 5. I then moved to Virginia Beach, Virginia after my mother got married to my father. Being the only child, growing up, I spent a lot of time around my cousins, who were like my brothers. I was a cheerleader in high school. In 2007, I obtained my B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Old Dominion University. Growing up, my dream career at the time was to be a teacher as I was raised around teachers my whole life, my father was my inspiration. For several years, I taught fourth grade and Kindergarten in North Carolina and Georgia. I then changed careers and became an Administrative Assistant for the Director of Graduate Programs at the Parker School of Business at Georgia Southern University, until our last move to [State]. I am a hands-on person that likes to do all kinds of crafts, read, cook, and be involved with our Army community.

 

We currently reside in a great community at our current duty station. The benefits of being associated with the Army, we have met many people who have become lifelong friends, and some of those friends have become family to us. Since moving to [State], we have found enjoyment in going to the local Arts and Crafts Center to paint, and I have recently started to learn how to sew and quilt. Other activities we enjoy doing around our area include going to festivals, sporting events, and other local events throughout the West Central Louisiana area. When my husband takes leave, we like to travel back home to hang out with family and friends.

[her name] and [his name] met through mutual friends. We were married on September 16, 2006. Due to [his name's] military career, we have lived in several states. Our immediate family consists of [her name] and [his name] and Minnie, our 15-year-old Labrador retriever mix. Minnie has been a staple within our family since April 2008. We adopted a second dog, Duncan, that same year however, he passed away last year.

 

Our parenthood journey started in April 2019 when we started our first round of IVF. As a result of our first cycle of IVF, we were successful in getting four embryos. Based on the recommendation of our doctor, I went through a fresh transfer with two embryos. With this, the transfer was a success! At the first ultrasound appointment, we found that we were having twins. I progressed into my 2nd trimester and found that we were blessed with twin boys. At that time, we had a setback and found that my cervix was starting to thin, and was given medication in hopes that it would fix the issue. Two weeks later, on August 27, 2019, I went into preterm labor due to an incompetent cervix and was hospitalized. The plan was for me to stay at the hospital in hopes that our boys would continue growing for a viable birth. On September 2, 2019, things did not go as planned. Our boys had a mind of their own and I gave birth at 21 and ½ weeks. Both E and J lived for about an hour after birth before passing away. The loss of our beloved sons was a traumatic experience for both of us.

 

In August 2020, I underwent a transabdominal cerclage (TAC) procedure to prevent the thinning of my cervix during any future pregnancies. In November of 2020, I went through a frozen embryo transfer of the two remaining embryos from our first round of IVF. Only one embryo was implanted successfully, however, the pregnancy ended due to a chemical miscarriage. We then found that due to [his name] career, we would be moving. In March 2021, before our move, we went through our second round of IVF. This round only gave us one embryo however, the transfer was unsuccessful. After our move to [State], we found a new fertility doctor. This is where I was officially diagnosed with PCOS and was given proper treatment. With treatment and close monitoring with my current fertility clinic, we went through our third round of IVF in October of 2022. This round only yielded one embryo, which we elected to have PGT-A tested in which we were then informed that the embryo was viable and that it was a girl. We went through a frozen embryo transfer in February 2023. Unfortunately, it was an unsuccessful transfer. After the latest unsuccessful round of IVF, [her name] and [his name] had many discussions and talks of options, and we decided to investigate embryo adoption.

 

Given my age, and the lack of quantity and quality of eggs/embryos yielded through our last two rounds of IVF, we felt embryo adoption would be the best way to move forward in our journey to grow our family. We are at the age and stage in life where growing our family is a priority for both of us, especially given our difficult journey to raise a family over the years. [his name] is at the tail end of his military career, and I am currently not working, so there would not be any effect on the ability to parent and raise our children. We do hope to move closer to my parents, back in Virginia, in the next couple of years so our family will be around lots of family members. As far as the number of children is concerned, we are happy with however many we can have through this process. Our main wish is to just be parents in life.

 

Currently, the only tradition we have is celebrating both of our boys’ birthdays. We bake a cake and sing happy birthday. This is a way for us to keep the memory of our boys’ time with us, even if it was for a short time. We plan to continue this tradition even after we are blessed with kids in the future. We are certain as we grow our family, we will add other traditions along the way. Since we are so far away from home, we do try to make trips back and visit when we can. If we do not get the opportunity to visit, we celebrate holidays not only together but with our military family.

 

We hope this letter gives you an insight into our family and our journey to grow our family through embryo adoption. We are looking forward to this next chapter in our lives. We do hope we get the opportunity to be part of your family as well as you are a part of ours. Family is very important to us, and we found that family does not always come in the form of biological relatives but ones that we can build strong and long-lasting relationships with. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us and we hope we will have the opportunity to get to know you and your family as well.

 

Much Love,

J and J

REFERENCE LETTER 1

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

First of all, I would like to introduce myself, my name is S J, [her name's] mother (and [his name's mother-in-law). I live with my husband of 33 years. [her name] is our only child and the love of our lives. I would like to start by introducing [her name's] upbringing and her childhood.

 

[her name] was born in the Philippines. My husband is a naturalized American citizen. [her name] and I immigrated to the USA in early 1990 and have lived here ever since. [her name] was just 4 years old when we arrived in the USA. In her early years, she was very advanced in her learning and development through play and interactions with other children at the Montessori School in Manila. When we first arrived in the USA, we were concerned that since she grew up in Manila that she may have a hard time adjusting to her new environment and school, but lo and behold, she adjusted right away and by the end of her first week at school, she had friends and loved her teachers.

 

[her name] was respectful, smart, easy to adapt, and a very loving kid. She loved spending time with her grandmother and caring for little kids in her daycare. I always said then that she was the “mother hen” to those kids. She loves to teach kids (just like her Dad and most of the relatives from her Dad’s side of the family, who are mostly educators). [her name] graduated with a teaching degree from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. During her tenure as a teacher, I had the opportunity to visit her classroom(s) often. It was apparent to her students, and anyone who ever observed [her name] in the classroom, that the students had love and admiration for [her name]. Likewise, the students knew that [her name] cared for and respected them, not just as their teacher, but as a person.

 

Both [her name] and [his name] will be great, wonderful, and loving parents to every child. Like [her name], [his name] is a very hard-working individual who shows the same care and respect for the kids as a volunteer soccer coach to kids ages 7 to 13. Anyone who has witnessed [his name] interacting with the children could tell he first prioritized their health and well-being above all else. Simply put, [his name] provided all children he has coached with an environment that provide the children the ability to have fun while learning and playing the sport, in addition to the ability to grow personally and socially through their interactions with teammates.

 

[her name] and [his name] have been on this journey to complete their family since they first got married in September 2006. Like [her name] and [his name], my husband and I are heartbroken for the loss of their twin sons, my grandsons in September 2019. Add two additional unsuccessful IVF cycles, the pain, and heartache, [her name] and [his name] remain hopeful to complete the missing part of their lives.

 

With this letter, I humbly hope for the gift of life and parenthood for [her name] and [his name]. I am so looking forward to watching my grandkids grow and become part of our lives. I cannot thank you enough and as thoughts would always be with you.

 

With gratitude,

 

S J

 

REFERENCE LETTER 2

To whom it may concern,

 

I am writing to recommend our cousins, [her name] and [his name], as adoptive parents. They are kind, hard-working, and loving individuals who would provide a wonderful home for a child.

 

[her name] and [his name] have an incredible marriage of almost 17 years. They have a strong partnership, where they both support one another during the highest of highs and lowest of lows. Their dedication to one another is commendable and a perfect example of what a marriage should be. They love to do various activities together like painting pottery and watching a good series on Netflix. They are also amazing ‘dog parents’ to their dog, Minnie. They truly treat her like she is their child.

 

While [her name] and [his name] do not live close as of now, whenever [her name] and [his name] come back to Virginia Beach to visit family, they always come and spend time with my two children. [her name] and [his name] exemplify the qualities of what it takes to be amazing parents. They play with the kids, make dinner, and read books, but also are firm and reinforce rules as needed. They are very cognizant of their wants and needs. My husband and I know we never have to worry about our kids when ‘Uncle J’ and ‘Auntie J’ are there.

 

And, as previously mentioned, both [her name] and [his name] are very hardworking. [his name] is in the U.S. Army, which often requires working long hours and being flexible. The Army has made him firm in following rules, having structure, and being organized, all of which will help make him a great dad. [her name] is a former elementary school teacher, which requires great patience and an authentic love for children of all backgrounds. Being a teacher is hard work and heart work, and I know the passion and energy she put into the children in the classroom will be exemplified with her own children.

 

I cannot think of two people who deserve to be parents more than [her name] and [his name]. [his name] is the perfect blend of fun, silly, but firm. [her name] is one of the kindest individuals you will ever meet. Even through tragedy which could make anyone bitter and angry, [her name] and [his name] remain optimistic. It really is so impressive the courage they both have. This amazing couple will be amazing parents. I really hope we can see their long, awaited dream come true.

 


 

Thank you,

K J

REFERENCE LETTER 3

My name is M C, I am writing on behalf of my husband E C and myself. I am writing this letter to express my unequivocal support for [her name] and [his name]  as prospective embryo adoption recipients.

 

We came to know this couple approximately fifteen years ago, while my husband and [his name] served in the U.S. Army together during a recruiting assignment in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Often in the military, our friends become our family and that is exactly what this family is to us, family. We have shared so many memories with them from holidays to birthdays throughout the years. Also, throughout those fifteen years, we have seen their long struggle with infertility and the heartbreak of losing their two boys at 22.5 weeks.

 

My husband and I have witnessed firsthand the loving attention they show each other as well as other children including my three children. When my husband and I decided to have our last child, we immediately knew that [her name] and [his name] would be our sons’ godparents. We knew that they would love and care for our son as one of their own.

 

They are both giving and compassionate not only to children but to each other and others around them. Together this couple are truly best friends. They treat each other with mutual respect and have created a stable secure home for a child. Throughout the years we have witnessed firsthand how hard they work towards their degrees and their careers. [his name] even volunteers his time to coach school-aged children soccer on post.

 

It is my strong desire to see this family be able to expand their family through this generous embryo adoption. No couple deserves to be parents more than [her name] and [his name]. I have no doubt in my heart that they will make wonderful loving parents.

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