Orlando Pride soccer players Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger have announced the adoption of their first child together!
The United States women’s national soccer team athletes are the proud parents of a baby girl. They’ve named their daughter Sloane Phillips. In their announcement posts, Ashlyn and Ali penned a beautiful message to Sloane’s birth mom. “Dear Birth Mom.. Our promise to you: We promise Sloane will be loved every single day by us, our friends and our family. We promise to give her the tools to live a happy, successful life of inclusivity and support. We promise to share her adoption story with her from the very beginning and celebrate every milestone! We promise to encourage her to follow her dreams no matter how big or small. We promise to be open minded and respect your wishes to have future communication and that she will always know how much you love her!”
Ashlyn and Ali shared public messages to one another as they begin this journey. They also thanked the agency, friends, and family who helped them along their adoption journey.
Ashlyn wrote: “To My Wife, My heart is exploding with Joy. We did it, baby! All of the ups and downs, tears, stress and anxiety was worth it to have this beautiful blessing in our arms. We are building what we’ve always dreamt of. You both are my everything and I promise to always do right by the both of you. I love you so much.”
Ali shared: “Welcome to our family, Sloane Phillips.. we are so in love with you already! This has been one of the most beautiful yet stressful processes I’ve ever experienced with you, @ashlynharris24 and I love you even more throughout this journey, if that’s even possible.🥰 When we first dated, we always spoke about adoption and always wanted to give a child a loving, happy and stable home. I cannot wait to give her the world and be the best Mom I can be with you right by my side❤️”
Ashlyn and Ali met in 2010 while playing for the U.S. National Team for soccer. They tied the knot in December 2019, less than a year after announcing their engagement that March, in a beautiful ceremony at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami, Florida surrounded by family and friends.
Congratulations to Ashlyn and Ali on growing their family! We wish them all the best as they embark on this new journey as parents to baby Sloane.
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