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Soccer power couple Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger made a big announcement on Valentine’s Day: they adopted a baby daughter! In sweet dual posts on Instagram, the 2019 World Cup champs shared that their baby, Sloane Phillips, was born on Feb. 12, and also took the time to send a heartfelt message to her birth mom.
“Our promise to you: We promise Sloane will be loved every single day by us, our friends and our family,” wrote Harris and Krieger, who play together on the US women’s national soccer team and on the NWSL’s Orlando Pride. “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!” The soccer stars pledged to encourage Sloane to follow her dreams and to respect her birth mom’s wishes to have future communication, adding, “she will always know how much you love her!”
Harris and Krieger also noted how difficult the adoption process was, but how it was all worth it in the end. “To all my adoptive families out there. Wow, we see you,” wrote Harris. “Whew, this has been a very stressful process. I’m hopeful to tell our story one day but for now . . . we can breathe again.”
Already the love is rolling in from their USWNT teammates. “There is so much joy in this pic,” said Alex Morgan, who became a mom herself last year. “You will be the absolute best mamas to Sloane.” Megan Rapinoe added: “Sissies so proud of you and happy for you. Your family is so beautiful.” We couldn’t agree more. So excited for the newest little addition to the USWNT fam!