Peter & ‘Kenzie

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Peter & ‘Kenzie

Dear Birth Mother,

From our hearts to yours... We are so grateful to you for looking at our profile and for considering us as adoptive parents. Your life and the little one you are carrying is so precious. Thank you for valuing life, and for the ultimate sacrifice of giving of yourself for your child.

We have known we wanted to adopt even before we were married almost six years ago. Since then we have suffered losses of our own in childbirth. In September of 2017 we gave birth to our son. He is now 2 1/2 and is a very loving, active little guy. We long to grow our family, and also see our son become a big brother.

We have a lot of love to give, and it's our heart's desire to give our children the best life we can give them. We know that the Lord will open the right door as He wills. Trusting Him, and praying for you...

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Who We Are

We have known each other since childhood, but it wasn't until our mid to late twenties that we realized our love for one another. (Actually, Peter was 'Kenzie's first crush when she was just 10 years old and always admired him, but it took Peter a little longer to notice her... ;) But it was all well worth the wait. We have been happily married now for almost 6 years. We dated for 1 year before tying the knot.

While dating we would talk about our dreams of one day having a family, and owning our own home, etc. We are both do-it-yourself type folks, and Peter knows how to build it all. We joke that MacKenzie dreams it, and Peter builds it. We've always had a good working relationship within our marriage, and enjoy one another's creativity.

Our family is most important to us next to our relationship with the Lord. We see that raising children is one of life's greatest blessings, and we have such a heart to grow our family. We knew from day 1 as a couple that adoption was to be a part of our family's make-up.

We have suffered losses in trying to have our own biological children, and yet it has only drawn us closer as a family, and in seeing the important things in life are the people that fill it. In Septempber of 2017 we were blessed with being able to have our son, Phinehas. He is 2 1/2 now and is a loving, happy, content little boy. He loves reading books, going for walks, baking cookies with MacKenzie, and then being outside building and tinkering around with Peter. We have been working with him on some verse memorization, colors and counting to 10. He has been a very fast learner! We so desire for our son to be a big brother, and for our arms to be fuller than they already are.

Peter is 1 of 7 children and MacKenzie is 1 of 4. Growing up in loving homes, surrounded by siblings they had similar upbringings. Both grew up involved in sports and also helping care for their small family farms. After high school Peter went into the military and became a rescue swimmer for the Navy. MacKenzie went overseas to Israel where she lived and volunteered two years for a Christian organization, Bridges for Peace. We both saw the importance of seeing the world and will encourage our children to do the same.

Peter now works as a concrete finisher for a local union construction company. In his spare time he loves being outdoors and enjoys working on projects around the house. MacKenzie used to be a phlebotomist for a local hospital, but came home to be a stay-at-home Mom once they started a family. She now volunteers for the local fire department, and is in the process of obtaining her EMT certification. This position allows her to be flexible with her schedule since her main priority is wanting to be home with Phinehas and any future child.

We spend time with both sides of our family's quite a bit, as most everyone is local. Which also means lots of cousins to play with!! Our families are so excited to welcome a new little one through adoption!

Our home is a happy home, and any child will be welcomed with open, loving arms. That said, we know there is a perfect fit out there for us, and we want you to know we are praying for you and your little one.

If you have any questions for us please don't hesitate to contact us... We can't thank you enough for reading a bit of our story, and for considering us.

Adoption Diary

A letter to you…

Dear Expectant Mom,

You carry one of life’s greatest gifts. The little one you are carrying will know you exist from day 1. We feel it is important for every child to know where they come from… as he or she grows we will divulge more information as we feel the child is ready for it. But as far as your existence it is our desire that he or she will know from the get-go that his or her birth mama chose life, and chose for us to raise them.
Both Peter and I were homeschooled, and see the immense value in that. We hope to do the same with our children. Having the freedom to teach our children according to their own needs and individual skill sets is a blessing. Watching them grow and use their abilities is amazing, and something we desire to be apart of. Homeschooling allows us to do that.
We are very down to earth, true blue people who see the importance of honesty, integrity, love, and hard work. We hope to instill that in our children and to lead by example. We are definitely not perfect people and we have our flaws, but we don’t give up in life or on each other.
We recognize that through adoption there is also grief. For you as the birth mama choosing a family for your little one is a heart decision that takes courage and strength. You are amazing and we have nothing but gratitude to you and for you.
Every child in our home will be loved, cared for, cherished, and seen as the gift that they are. Each child is unique and holds their own special place. Adopted or not they are valued just as much and we will love each one for who they are.
Our children will know they were created by God who designed them with purpose. That He loves them and has a plan for their life.
We will give our children every opportunity we possibly can to give them the best life they can have.
This letter was just to share some of what’s been on my heart lately… I hope to have conveyed more of who we are. Thank you for reading and taking the time…

Choosing love

Love is a choice… we choose love because let’s face it… not everyone is lovely 100 percent of the time. Feelings come and go. Feelings are nice to have especially when they give you the warm fuzzies. But those don’t last. What does last is our commitment, and the word that we give. Love is grand, it sometimes hurts, but it is one of the best things in the world. True love lasts a lifetime.
Why am I writing about this? Because there is a lot of hurt in this world (especially with Covid-19 affecting the globe), a lot of wrong, a lot of pain. My heart goes out to all of those families who have lost a loved one, or for those who don’t have family and are alone and afraid. The hard times really make you think about what is important. We are so thankful for the hope we have in the Lord and that everything is in His control. In all of the uncertainty in the world we are certain of our Heavenly Father, and the love He has for us. In the past few years we have suffered loss in the process of trying to grow our family… and yet having come through that has only made us stronger and having gained more love and seeing what’s most important. It truly is the people that fill our lives. We feel called to adopt, to love a child who may not have biologically come from us but who will be loved and cared for as if he or she did.
Today I’m so grateful for a loving God, and knowing His love never fails…

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.

Sincerely,

Peter & ‘Kenzie

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