Dear Expectant Mother,
We are beyond thankful for your sacrificial love for your child. We cannot begin to imagine the
emotions you must be feeling through this process, but we are grateful to be included in this
process as you seek what's best for your child. We admire your courage and strength, and pray
for you daily as you face many challenging decisions.
We have now been married for 4 years. Around 2 years ago, we desired to grow our family. It
was a very challenging and exhausting road. As we began the process, we always knew adoption
would be an option if we were unable to have biological children. However, in July of 2019, we
knew adoption was no longer only an option, but our first choice.
Jason and I were visiting my sister in Washington D.C. That Saturday night we all attended a
Hillsong United concert. At one moment during the show, the lead singer began to speak about
what God had laid on his heart. Over and over, I kept hearing the word "surrender, surrender."
It was in that moment that I knew exactly what I wanted to pursue. Little did I know that God
was also speaking to Jason. Immediately after the concert, he said, "Let's adopt." If that weren't
clear enough, God reiterated His will for us during the Sunday service we attended. An example
in the sermon was specifically about adoption. That weekend we decided to walk in obedience
to God's calling for our life. We believe adoption is a beautiful picture of the gospel and how we
are all children adopted into the kingdom of God through sacrificial love.
Throughout our relationship, God has been preparing our hearts for adoption even when we
didn't know it. One of the greatest gifts Jason ever gave me was on Valentine's Day of 2015. He
sponsored a child in my name through Compassion International. We felt so much joy through
receiving letters from our sponsored child. Little did we know how God was working this as a
stepping stone to adoption in our future.
Jason and I have known each other since daycare. We were high school sweethearts and married
after 12 years of dating. We were both involved in athletics at a very young age and continued
our baseball/softball careers in college. Now, we enjoy traveling together (especially in the
Western United States), playing with our dogs, and spending time with our big families.
We are very blessed with two supportive families who are willing to help us in any way possible.
Both of our parents cannot wait to welcome home another grandchild. We would love to work
with you on deciding what type of relationship you would like to have with us. We are willing to
have some level of openness with you and look forward to working that out together.
Again, we realize this is a very difficult time in your life. We are praying over you and your
child. We pray for wisdom and guidance as you proceed in the process.
Jason and Keaton