About Our Friends & Family
Our core family consists of our parents, aunt, uncle, our siblings, nieces, nephews, and close friends. Melissa has a large family who all live within a few hours away in South Carolina, while most of Alan’s family reside in North Carolina. We talk to our families multiple times a week and see them as often as we can, usually once a month or so. Alan's dad is recently retired and is so excited to become "Pap"; Our moms are close to both of us and definitely look forward to being "Mimi" and "Gaga" to our children. Both of our families love to travel and enjoy “being in the moment.” While we have always prioritized family time, we have done so even more since Covid. Our yearly family vacations are spent at the family beach house. Melissa likes to take her mom, aunt, and Alan's mother to concerts and live performance events. We love spending time with our siblings, especially Alan's sister, Carol, and her husband, Cody. We all enjoy the same things, like video gaming and travel, so we frequently make plans to spend time together. We also make time to spend with our close friends, whether it be going out to dinner, concerts, festivals, or other excursions. Our friends and family have fervently supported through our infertility struggle and are so excited for us to begin the adoption journey. We are so grateful and thankful for such a strong support system.