Thanks for learning about us and our journey to adopt!
Thank you for taking a few minutes to consider us as adoptive parents for your child. We look forward to talking with you and sharing more about our lives and our desire to partner with you as you go through the journey of allowing someone adopt your child. We understand that the decision you are exploring is an important one and wish you the best of luck in making the decision that is best for you and your child. Whether it be us, or another family, we sincerely hope you and your child have every opportunity in life to be healthy, happy, loved, and live the best life imaginable.
Since we met many years ago, and later married, we have been planning on growing our family and we agreed early on that adoption would be a part of our life together. While we have been trying to get pregnant on our own since getting married, adopting has always been a passion of ours because we have seen firsthand how adoption can be a blessing for children, as well as their families. Please know that adoption is not "Plan B" for us, we have known we want to adopt since before we even talked about having children of our own, and your child will be loved as if he/she is our own.
We have close relatives who were adopted, so this has been a natural part of life for us both, and we are passionate about making it a part of our life together as a family. We also got a small taste of adopting as well, as we took custody of our niece over two years ago when she was a Junior in high school. We raised her as she finished high school and helped her get accepted to a local Private University, where she is a freshman now, and doing great!
Adopting is important to us because we understand the difficulties children have in the world, especially children who are born without the benefit of two involved parents or to parents who aren't ready to take on the responsibility. We volunteer in our community regularly, often with organizations who work with kids. While this has given us temporary satisfaction of making an impact, it also has reinforced our belief that we want to go a step further and give a child a permanent opportunity to be happy, healthy, and grow up to realize his/her dreams and make their own positive impact on society.
We both have a large family and large network of friends (including many children) who live close to us and will be a huge part of our children's lives. Our friends and family are very excited about the possibility of us adopting and sharing in our adventure, and we hope this will give you comfort knowing your child will be surrounded by a large group of people who are loving and supportive, in addition to their parents. Your child will have countless grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends with whom he/she will grow close with and will be outstanding role models; and we are absolutely open to any level of communication and input you would like to have throughout your child's life.
Again, we appreciate your time and urge you to reach out to us. Please look through our profile on this website and reach out with any questions. We know you will find us to be great people who will raise your child in a way that will make you proud. Whether or not you decide to continue this journey with us, you will not regret getting to know us.
We look forward to the opportunity to meet you and discuss our futures together.
-Zack and Kari