We are so grateful that you took the time to click on us and want to get to know us a little better! We cannot imagine all that you may be feeling but know that we want to meet you where you are and we are truly inspired by your courage to explore adoption as an option.
We are Jeff and Lauren and we have been together for 9 years and married for 6. After 3 years of infertility, we decided to pursue adoption to grow our family. We were so fortunate that Jaime's birth mother chose us and we took placement of him in 2020. Don't be mistaken, adoption was never a second choice, as it was always something we talked about since day one. Lauren worked for an adoption agency for 8 years, as both a birth parent caseworker and an adoptive parent caseworker, and adoption was always a part of our family plan, regardless of infertility. Working professionally in adoption and being an adoptive family has given Jeff and Lauren a deep understanding of the grief and beauty that adoption can be. We fully understand that adoption doesn't end after placement day but is a lifelong relationship and committment to all parties involved. We also understand that adoption can be both, amazing and incredibly painful. We are here to walk through both with you and your child. We desire a relationship with our children's birth families and hope that the openess will help ease the grief that adoption can bring to the birth family and adoptees.
We are fortunate to have an amazing community around us, who are nothing but supportive of adoption and very excited for us to grow our family. Our families and friends are incredible and are always eager to spend time with Jaime. We are also involved in our church's adoption group, which helps surround our son with fellow adoptees and provides support for us as we navigate being adoptive parents.
If you decide to move forward in adoption with us, we promise that we will cherish and love your child with our whole hearts. We absolutely love being parents and enjoy watching Jaime grow and seeing his personality develop. We will encourage a connection between you and your child and will encourage them to become who they are uniquely meant to be. We will do everything in our power to help them grow physically, emotionally, spiritually, and educationally. Again, thank you so much for taking the time to learn more about us, we hope we get the opportunity to get to know you as well.
With all of our respect and love,
Jeff and Lauren