Dear Expectant Mother,
We're Lindsey & Andy. We cannot imagine the difficult decision you are facing - potentially choosing adoption and looking through multiple profiles full of information and faces is not an easy task. We know that written words and photos will never fully capture our desire to raise, love and nurture a child through adoption. It would be easier if we were in the room with you and we could find comfort in each other. We would love to tell you about our family and our story in person.
We knew each other in high school. Lindsey was friends with Andy's little sister. We were both active members of the debate team but didn't talk to each other very much. From there, we went our separate ways. Andy received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and went on to have a long consulting career with Accenture before moving to his current role to senior manager at a financial services company. Lindsey received a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from Drake University, a law degree from William Mitchell College of Law and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota.
Our story as a couple began while Lindsey was in law school. We both volunteered as judges at our high school's debate tournament. From there, we dated for 3 years before getting engaged and married in 2013. We've been married for 6 years and recently moved to Southern California for Andy's job.
Adoption has always been a planned chapter in our story (discussed with Lindseys pastor during our pre-marital counseling). Lindsey was adopted from South Korea when she was four month's old. Andy's sister, Rachel, was also adopted from South Korea when Andy was seven and she was two years old. Our experiences with adoption have enriched our lives, which is why we both have a desire to grow our family through adoption. All our family and friends are excited to support us in this journey!
We recently purchased a home with a great backyard to play in and excellent schools - we can't wait to fill our home with child giggles and warm memories!
We know that whether our child likes computers and wants to explore IT like Andy, enjoys creativity and legal analysis and wants to be a lawyer like Lindsey, or blaze their own trail; he or she will be understood and loved unconditionally.
We hope that this profile book gives you a good idea of what your child's life with us would be like and - if you'd like - what your relationship with us could be like.
All Our Love,
Lindsey and AndyView Profile Book