National Women’s Soccer League stars Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris announced a new addition to the family on Monday, with a new girl named Sloane whom they adopted.
Krieger made the announcement in a late Sunday Instagram post that also included photos of new baby Sloane Phillips. Krieger said Sloane was born on Friday and weighed 6 pounds and 11 ounces.
“Welcome to our family, Sloane Phillips. We’re so in love with you already! This has been one of the most beautiful and stressful processes I’ve ever experienced with you, @ ashlynharris24, and I love you even more on this journey, if that’s even possible, “Krieger wrote in the post.
The news comes roughly two years after former U.S. Women’s World Cup winners tied the knot in March 2019.
“When we first met, we always talked about adoption and always wanted to give a child a loving, happy and stable home. I can’t wait to give her the world and be the best mother I can have by my side with you, ”Krieger continued in the Post.
Krieger said the adoption was the best “Valentine’s Day gift we’ve ever received,” thanking her and Harris’ families, friends, “agency, teammates, and coaches” for their support throughout the adoption process.
She also wrote a direct note to the birth mother in the mail promising that “Sloane will be loved every day by her and Harris, her” friends and our family. ”
“We promise to give her the tools to live a happy and prosperous life full of inclusiveness and support. We promise to share her adoption story with her from the start and celebrate every milestone! ” She wrote.
“We promise to encourage them to follow their dreams, no matter how big or small. We promise to be open-minded and respect your wishes for future communication and that she will always know how much you love her! “She added.
The US women’s national soccer team also congratulated Krieger and Harris on their adoption later Sunday.
Hearts so full! Congratulations @alikrieger and @Ashlyn_Harris!
And welcome to the Sloane family! pic.twitter.com/aMi32XgCTL
– US Soccer WNT (@USWNT) February 15, 2021