My name is Paul, im 33. I am married to Tracy, 35, and have 2 kids, Mykel and Jordan. I am a full time parent and my wife is an office and finance manager for a gas and heating servicing company in the northwest of England.
I have wanted to live in the USA since I was about 5, long before I knew that my grandmother was from America. Unfortunately it turns out that grandparents arent classed as a close enough relative to sponsor a family visa (wouldnt have a problem if I was good at basketball or something though). My English born father died before ever claiming US citizenship meaning that the family Visa route has been broken for me. No matter how many times I ask my auntie wont adopt me :no:, she says Im too old to be adopted.
Before I became a full time parent I worked as a car mechanic and driver of various vehicles (bus, cab, fork lift truck, breakdown truck).
We have looked into the various visas that are available and they all seem so unattainable, investment visas are beyond our reach, we arent eligible for the green card lottery, and as previously stated the family visa seems to be a closed route for us.
I think our only possible option is for me to retrain at something and try and get in that way. I have looked into the possibility of training as an accountant and using that to get a job somewhere in America.
Our dream would be to live in California (isnt that everyones dream) but right now I would live in a single room beach hut in Alaska if it meant we could live in America!
Im so sick of life in England that absolutely anything has to be better than this. I have never felt at home in England and know I never will. From speaking to friends that have a desire to emigrate I seem to be in a somewhat unusual position in that my wife is, and has always been, in complete agreement with me. She has as much of a desire to leave the UK behind as I do.
So that me and mine. Hope I havent bored you silly, and if anyone knows of someone from the USA that wants to adopt a 33 year old you know where I am.