Joel, Sara, and Isaac

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Joel, Sara, and Isaac

To Someone Special,

Hello. We are Joel, Sara, and Isaac. Thank you for considering us as adoptive parents for your child. We are a loving family of 3 (plus our dog, Scruffy) and we are hoping to see our family grow. We understand this is an emotional time for both of us. We are hopeful, optimistic, but also a bit nervous. We strive to continue to be the best parents we can be for our child, and we hope to expand on that love and commitment. We admire the courageous decision you’ve made to make an adoption plan for your child. We will always be grateful to the ones who give us the blessing of a child to raise and love as our own.
We understand making a decision about who will raise your child will be among the most important you make in your life. We respect the process you are going through and we understand that you want what is best for your baby. We want that too.
If you choose us, please know in our hearts, we will forever share a bond with you. We promise to love this child unconditionally, as if it were our own blood. We are not perfect, but we will do everything in our power to make sure that this baby has a happy and carefree childhood. We will ensure he or she has a great education and is exposed to diverse interests. We will work to help this child develop the confidence needed to live life to its fullest. Thank you for your consideration. God Bless you.

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Who We Are

We met 13 years ago at a mutual friend’s destination wedding in Mexico. The bride-to-be rearranged the seating chart for us to sit together after Sara scoped Joel out in a prewedding picture book. The photo was Joel hanging out of a helicopter, bicep flexed, shooting video, and it gave Sara much to admire! Sara was eager to finally meet this handsome man and was prepared to primp in front of the mirror and choose just the right outfit before the big introduction. However, the morning of the rehearsal Sara went down to grab some breakfast, un-showered, no make-up, and there was Joel! Our conversation was easy and we quickly discovered we both grew up similarly and shared the same values. After returning back home, we began dating and we’ve been together ever since! We laugh now that it took two Iowa kids, who grew up only three hours apart, a trip to Mexico and nearly 20 years to meet! We have a strong relationship based on love, trust, and respect for one another. Together we love to travel and spend time with our son.

Isaac is our 5-year-old son whom we adopted as a baby. We have an open relationship with his birth mother and father and we are in annual contact with them, sending pictures and updates. We have an active email address, so his birth parents are able to check in, if they feel the need to during the year. This has worked well for us and we've benefited from being able to ask the occasional health question of Isaac's birth parents. Even though we live in different parts of the country, we've also been able to visit a couple times since Isaac was born. We are so grateful to have Isaac in our lives; he is truly a blessing. Isaac loves everything trains, planes, and construction vehicles, and is very good at sports! Lately, he's really been into mini golf (he made his first hole-in-one the other day)! When we bring up the possibility of another sibling someday, Isaac is very excited. He will be a great big brother!

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