The decision you are making is harder than we can ever imagine but please know that we will love and protect your baby with all that we have. We have so much love to offer and we would be honored to share that love with a child.
When Kristin’s brother was adopted many years ago, her mother hung a poem over his bed that continued to hang there through his teen years. It was titled “The Legacy of an Adopted Child”. They believed that her brother should always know where he came from and this poem perfectly portrays our family’s views on adoption..
Once there were two women who never knew each other,
One - you do not remember, the other you call mother.
Two different lives shaped to make yours,
One became your guiding star, the other became your sun.
The first gave you life, and the second taught you to live in it.
The first gave you a need for love and the second was there to give it.
One gave you a nationality; the other gave you a name.
One gave you the seed of talent; the other gave you an aim.
One gave you emotions; the other calmed your fears.
One saw your first sweet smile; the other dried your tears.
One gave you up - that's all she could do.
The other prayed for a child and God led her straight to you.
Now you ask through all your tears the age-old question through the years;
Heredity or environment - which are you a product of?
Neither, my darling - neither - just two different kinds of love.
- Author Unknown
We truly believe that we are meant to be parents. We can offer a child unconditional love and acceptance to be his or her own self. We will also provide structure, stability and consistency that every child deserves. We come from a very large extended family. Your baby will grow up being loved by so many who are supportive of our desire to adopt. There is nothing we want more in this world than to share our love with a child.
We met in 2013 at the gym where Brian was working. Kristin hired him as her personal trainer and within a year of meeting we were engaged. 8 months later we were married at Kristin's childhood home where her parents have lived for over 30 years. We knew from the start that we were meant to be together. We share a love for each other that neither of us expected to find. We would love to share that love with a child.
Kristin comes from a very large extended family who we are very close with. We share vacations, holidays, family reunions and quick weekend trips together. Birthdays are big in our family and we always celebrate with gatherings, cake, candles and ice cream.
We share a love of fitness, traveling and movies. We are best friends so every activity is an adventure. We have vacationed in the Cayman Islands, Myrtle Beach, Florida (Orlando, Disney World) and Dallas (to see family). Our family takes an annual trip to the Adirondacks in the summer. We have many more trips planned to continue our adventures!