Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to introduce ourselves! First we would like to start by saying, we cannot imagine what you must be feeling as you consider making an adoption plan. We pray that you find peace with whatever choice you make.
Now we want you to envision the perfect couple to parent your child. Would that couple wear onesies on Christmas Eve or decorate their house for Christmas like the Griswold's? Would they have a sense of adventure and travel the world while experiencing different foods and cultures? Would they come from a large close-knit family? If you answered yes to any of these questions, keep reading.
We are Brooke and Jeremy. We met in Brooke's mom's office (previously a bathroom) on 9/4/2009. We started dating soon after and got engaged in February 2011. We got married in a barn May 2012 on the hottest day of the year! In spite of the heat, that day was magical!
We were crazy about each other then and still are to this day. We make an incredible team and face all of life's challenges together.
After we got married, we focused on establishing our careers- Brooke as a cardiology nurse practitioner and Jeremy as a robbery-homicide detective.
We live in Lexington, Kentucky. Our town is very charming with lots of activities for children and families. We live next to a large park that hosts free outdoor movies in the summers and a Kite Festival every spring. Our home is in a culturally diverse neighorhood and situated on a cul-de-sac. We know all of our neighbors by name and often gather together to celebrate Halloween and the 4th of July. Several young children live on our street and usually gather to play in our cul-de-sac. It's not unusual to hear children shouting with glee and laughing as they run through our yard.
We both value family. We enjoy going on family vacations to North Carolina where we rent a beach house every year and to the Caribbean on cruises. We also enjoy training for the next running race, going to the gym, hiking, and traveling to other countries. No matter where we are or what we are doing, we are always sure to have fun. We also enjoy spending our time with friends and volunteering with our church life group.
We are so excited to start our journey as first-time parents. We hope to raise a child in a warm and loving environment. If we are the parents chosen to raise your child, we promise to encourage them to achieve their dreams, catch them when they fall and always love him/her unconditionally. We would love to have an open adoption with our child's birth parent(s) and we are open to any level of openness that is best for our child and you.
As we close, we sincerely hope that our letter shows you the love that we have for each other, our friends, family, God and adventure. We again thank you for taking the time to read our profile and letter. We wish you the best as you make a very tough decision.
Brooke & Jeremy