Thank you so much for reading our letter. We see adoption as an incredible gift, and we know it’s a big decision. We hope this gives you a sense of who we are and the kind of parents we’d be. Adoption has always been a part of our lives and we’re excited to create our family this way. If Mel’s great grandfather were not adopted, she wouldn’t be here today! Among our family and friends, some have adopted kids or were themselves adopted. We’ve been together for almost 20 years and married for the past 12. By heritage, Scott is German & Irish, and Mel is Chinese and fluent in Cantonese. We live in a safe, diverse community with lots of families, good schools, and open space. Scott owns a bike shop just blocks from our home, and Mel is a marketing director. We offer a family-centered routine; value education and life experience; and are committed to creating a home where our child develops a strong sense of self, is compassionate, open-minded and dedicated. We promise you that, with us, your child will grow up in a safe, happy home with lots of love, stability and support.