As we write this, we hope that our words come across the way our hearts feel, truly. We do not know where you are from, you could be our neighbor here in Washington, or you could be from as far away as New York. We just know you are trying to decide upon the best future for your baby. We hope for you to find support, strength and love, whatever your chosen path. Our vow is to be honest and open, and to listen, and to help whatever way possible as you try to follow what is in your heart. We want to help. Please view our video to learn about our family's joy, faith, and love. If you entrust us with the raising of your baby, your child's dreams will be our dreams and we as parents will go above and beyond all obstacles to make those dreams come true, we promise.
Thank you for getting to know more about us! Since our marriage we have lived in a small neighborhood on a quiet tree-lined street. We know many of our neighbors and get to enjoy their company at our summer BBQs. We love our house and enjoy working on improvement projects both inside and out. Kirsten is an artist and always has a new project she wants to start or a new color she wants to paint a room. Adam knows what it means on the weekend when Kirsten says, "let's go to Home Depot and have a look." (It means she has a new project in mind, and she's gonna need his help! ). Adam does most of the outside work and, believe it or not, really LIKES to cut the grass. Weird, huh? The kids both enjoy adding their input to the decorating inside as well as helping with the planting of our annual summer garden. Of course the eating of the garden is their favorite part. Our kitchen is the room in the house we all share, to cook, eat yummy meals and catch up on our day's events.
We are both lucky to have jobs near our home. Kirsten is a massage therapist with her own practice. She works part-time, on her own schedule, and has always been able to work around the needs of the kids. Your baby will not be in daycare. Adam is an attorney with a local law firm and his office is just down the street. Our flexible schedules mean we never have to miss school events, teacher conferences, or sports activities. We feel so lucky to have jobs that we love but that also allow us to put the needs of our family first. Adam most days comes home to share lunch with Kirsten and Gracie, and to check in on his girls and see how their day is going.
So, what are we REALLY like? We are like most families...we strive to find a balance between work and fun. We get stressed when things get busy, and sometimes it seems there is never seems like enough hours in the day to get everything done. We believe though that life "happens" too quickly, and we work on staying focused and enjoying EVERY minute with our kids. We love being partners because we both delight in watching Sawyer and Gracie grow up. Hearing them say cute things, watching them doing things for the first time, or even just laughing together until their bellies ache, there is nothing better. Being in our home with both our kids around, is the place we would both choose to be ANY day. We have more love to share and cannot wait for another little one to become a part of our home.
Sawyer is the best big brother EVER. He teaches with patience, and loves to share of himself with Gracie. The smile that comes across his face when she does something cute is like no other. He is a kind, intelligent, empathetic boy who sets good examples daily for his sister as well as his close knit group of friends. He is almost fifteen, and still gives hugs and even occasionally cuddles with his Mamma (don't tell anyone).
Gracie is a sweet, active, and smart little girl, three and a half, going on fifteen! ;) She enjoys riding on her trike, reading, doing art projects with Mommy, and making new friends. She says everyday, she is ready to help with bottle feeding, cuddling and singing to a new little sister or brother. She is excited to finally become the "big sister".
We believe strongly in setting good examples for our children by teaching them to be thoughtful, respectful, and kind. "Pleases" and "thank yous" are used in our house, we strive to nourish our family on positive influences. Having family dinner together every night is important to us, as is Friday movie night, where we all pick a movie together and share popcorn. And of course, we end every day with tons of hugs and kisses and a story before bed.
If you have questions for us, please do not hesitate to ask them. We would hope for an open adoption so we could all share the love and raising of your child, but if a closed adoption is what you would prefer, we would respect your decision. Either way, your child will always know the unique way we became a family. Feel free please to send us a message and we will get right back to you. We hope to get to know you very well, and we promise transparency. Most importantly your child will know the adoption plan was made with love. We are honest and open. No matter what your ultimate choice, we hope for you to find support, strength and peace with your decisions. We are so excited to hopefully hear from you, we'll be nervous, and hope we to get a chance to share what is inside of our hearts, but we cannot wait!
With so much love,
Kirsten and Adam, Sawyer and Gracie too!