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Domestic Adoption

Dear Birthmother:

As we think about you and your growing baby, we can’t imagine what you must be feeling in this process. We’ll never fully understand all the emotions you’re facing, but we want to be part of your journey if you choose adoption. Whatever you choose, we’re thankful for the love you have for your baby that has led you here. We have always thought of adoption as part of our family’s future. Seth's youngest sibling was adopted when she was 2 years old. This made adoption part of his family’s “normal” for as long as he can remember. Tristen spent 8 summers working with foster care children and has always wanted to adopt. While this was part of the plan, we didn’t quite know what form that timeline would take. We began trying to grow our family about three years into marriage and soon learned that we had limited fertility. While medical intervention would be a successful option for us, we decided to adopt instead. It has always been on our hearts, and God knew exactly what timeline we should follow. We have been married for 7 years and live in Oklahoma. We love adventures and trying new things – whether that’s a new city to travel to, a new board game to play, or cooking a new recipe for dinner. Our evenings consist of going on walks with our two dogs, trips to the lake for paddle boarding, reading books, and spending time with our friends and family. During the week, I am a web developer and Tristen works as a college admissions director. Community is a huge part of our lives. I am currently a deacon at our church and Tristen helps mentor students in the youth group. We both help out in the infant nursery and are part of a wonderful small group that keeps us grounded. We have families that are incredibly supportive (and excited!) about our plans to adopt. We see our families on both sides frequently, as most of them live here in Oklahoma. In the adoption process, we are open to having as much or as little contact with you as you are comfortable with. As you navigate this process, you’re in our prayers daily and we wish you the best in your decision. Here is a link to our profile book Seth and Tristen's Book

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