We would first like to thank you for taking the time to consider us as adoptive parents for your baby. We can only imagine what a confusing and difficult time this must be for you. Navigating the future of your precious baby must feel overwhelming. We hope this offers you a bit of reassurance, and gives you a glimpse into our lives, out extended family, and the life we look forward to sharing with a child. If our lives become connected through adoption, we want you to know that we will respect, value you, and love and cherish your baby unconditionally. We promise to provide a life full of every opportunity and adventure! We are thinking of and praying for you, your family, and your baby. We hope you find the peace you need to make the best decision for each of you.
We met freshman year of high school (13 years ago!) and became best friends early on. We spent lots of time talking on the phone and developed a deep friendship at a young age around the ideas of music, going to home games at school, faith, and mutual friends. It wasn't until junior year that we started dating and we haven't stopped! Our relationship went through the test of long distance when we went to college six hours apart but it only strengthened us and made us more sure we should never be apart again. We each graduated from our college early, got our first teaching jobs at our alma mater and got married later that summer. In our marriage, we commit to be more loving and faithful everyday. Surrounded by supportive friends and family we have learned, loved and grown in our marriage and friendship!
Our reason for choosing adoption when we had trouble getting pregnant is pretty simple. We both knew that being parents was more important than being pregnant. It is actually something we talked about while dating because both of our families were created in some way through adoption. We think it will be a blessing for our baby to share this bond with us and our other adopted family members!