Dear birth mother,
We are so happy that you have chosen life. This is truly an act of love. Your child is known, loved and valued by God. We cannot imagine how hard it is to be in your position, and we have so much respect for your courage in pursuing life. We want you to know that we are for you, and desire to have a relationship with you, whatever that may look like for you. We are open to letters, phone calls, and even in-person meetings. We would love to welcome you as a part of our family as well.
We have been married for almost 4 years. We met serving our local homeless community through an outreach program at our church. We got to know each other as friends through a mutual heart for ministry, and specifically for local outreach. Through continuous outings sharing the love of Jesus in sometimes “taboo” places, we began to fall in love with each other’s heart for the Lord, and knew that together we could make an even greater impact for the Kingdom of God. So after a few weeks of dating, we were engaged. And after a few weeks of engagement, we eloped on leap day, so this upcoming year will actually be our first anniversary! We have 1 biological son, Micah, who is almost 2 years old. He is an outgoing and loving little guy that will be a great big brother. He loves to play outside, be with his dogs, and he loves to be with other kids. We are so grateful to spend such precious one-on-one time with him in these first couple of years and we can not wait to see how much he will love his future siblings.
Kasey has been a hairdresser for 10 years, and loves that she gets to spend so much time getting to know a variety of people. She plans to cut back her hours once we have another baby, so that she can be home more, especially in the early stages of bonding. Andrew is a pastor at a local non-denominational church, and gets to outreach into our local community through his job there. We have a home in the suburbs, and live within a close drive to the beach, the zoo, and many parks and museums. Kasey's mom lives with us, and helps with babysitting on the days that we both work. She is so loving, and has a natural gift for children. She is truly a blessing to our family.
As a part of a church community, we have very close relationships with the other families in our church. We spend a lot of time with kids of all ages and backgrounds. We plan to raise our children to know and love the Lord. We pray often for Micah, the children around us and for our future children. Our desire to follow the Lord in our own lives led us to adoption. We always knew we wanted to adopt but were not sure when would be the right time. After a complicated delivery of Micah, quickly followed by a miscarriage, we felt that God may be leading us to adoption now. We spent much time in prayer, and knew that the time was now. We are so excited about growing our family through adoption.
“You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.” - Psalm 139: 13-16
Whether you choose adoption or not, and whether you choose our family or not, we know that you have made the right decision in choosing life, and that God has a plan for your sweet baby.
Kasey and Andrew
Here is a link to our family profile book: https://link.shutterfly.com/e/cD3seOpIKZ