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Mary & Ahmet


Mary & Ahmet
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Are you ready to go on an adventure with us?

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.

Mary & Ahmet

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Who We Are

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.

Adoption Diary

Smashing Watermelon and Other Kansas Memories by Mary

I sent my Mom a list of happy memories from my childhood in rural Kansas recently. I hope to be the same kind of parent for my child.

Here’s some excerpts from my list:

Mom reading aloud to us (Tarzan, Three Musketeers etc)

Summer lightning bugs and corn-on-the-cob

Singing in the car

Playing at the spillway and the creek

Meeting people from other cultures and countries (Poland, Samoa, France, Guatemala, Lebanon)

The Junk Museum (our curated collection of old bottles and cans)

Mom’s home-cooked meal every night

The trunk of dress up clothes

Making french toast and pancakes

Getting letters from pen-pals

Our set of encyclopedias

Smashing a watermelon in the field and eating it with your hands

Chips on sandwiches for lunch while working for Dad

Our ping pong table

The Fairy Tree

Sitting on the porch swing on summer nights

Swimming in the river

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.


Mary & Ahmet

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