Thank you for reading our letter. Adoption is never an easy decision and we imagine this is a tough time for you. We will never truly understand the weight of your experience, but we commend you for being intentional with this monumental decision. We think that birth moms are strong and amazing and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!
We hope for peace for you in this time of uncertainty.
We met ten years ago at a technology company and our love blossomed between the cubicles. Mary left tech and has worked in a non-profit for the last five years, so we think it’s very lucky that our paths crossed during that time in our lives!
Ahmet is from a Turkish family—he grew up in Chicago, the middle child of three, with trips to Turkey in the summer to see his cousins and grandparents.
Mary is from a family of nine and grew up on a vegetable farm in Kansas with little money, but an abundance of love and chaos. We came from very different backgrounds, but make a great team because we bring balance to each other.
We live in downtown Chicago and can’t wait to share our urban life with a child. We have a small dog and a cat. We don’t have a gender or race preference. Our neighbors adopted recently and we have seen the joy in their faces that their daughter brings them.
On one of the first almost-perfect evenings in Chicago, Mary and I went for an after dinner stroll on the Chicago river walk. We don’t get very many of these nights but when we do, we always make sure we take advantage of it.
We’ve been talking about getting out of town and this weekend we finally did it! Saturday we drove to Lake Geneva (<two hour trip from Chicago). The weather was gorgeous luckily. We had a nice little walk at a state park and looked for kayaks. No one had their kayaks out yet but they should be by our next trip up north! I love summer in Chicago when everything comes alive.
Thank You for Visiting Our Adoption Profile
We want to thank you for considering us as adoptive parents for your child.
We truly appreciate your kindness and strength and look forward to hearing from you.