Dear Expectant Mother,
First, we want to simply say thank you. Thank you for choosing to give your baby life, and thank you for considering adoption. Second, we know that this is a hard letter for you to read as you are in the midst of making some incredibly tough decisions for you and your baby. Similarly, this is a difficult letter for us to write because what do you say to someone who is even considering giving what we believe is the greatest gift of all!? Please know that if you do choose adoption, and if you do choose us, we promise that your baby will always be a reminder of your loving and selfless gift and will be raised in the most loving and warmest of homes.
Our life together...we have been married for over 5 years and are truly best friends. We are blessed to be able to count on each other and our mutually strong faith no matter what life throws at us (Proverbs 3:5-6 tells us, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight."). In November 2014, we welcomed our son, Emerson, into our lives. He is a rambunctious and smart 4 year-old. In January 2018, we welcomed our second son, Jackson. He is a sweet, book-loving 1 year-old.
We love going on different adventures and we love spending time outdoors. We go on hikes, spend time at the beach, and take the boys to fun playgrounds around town. Emerson loves school, his friends, sports, and every animal known to man. Jackson loves trying to walk, playing at The Little Gym, and cuddling with mommy and daddy. In our free time, Mike and I love to watch movies and sports, spend time with our friends, travel, and are active participants at our Church and in Bible studies.
Why we are choosing adoption...we have always wanted a big family, and while we have been blessed with two little boys, it was a long road to conceive them. We've had a lot of miscarriages and disappointments with various treatments. It has certainly been a difficult couple of years, but in Jeremiah 29:11, the Lord declares, "For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." We are so incredibly excited for God's plan for our family, which we sincerely believe is adoption. We look forward to the joys of taking care of another baby and to Emerson and Jackson loving their brother or sister dearly.
My husband Mike is truly the love of my life. We are soulmates. We are also partners who respect each other immensely. He is someone I can rely on when life is tough and celebrate with when good news comes our way. What I love most about Mike is his sense of humor, his work ethic (he is an Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon and loves helping his patients and trainees everyday), and most importantly his endless love for family and friends. Mike not only takes care of the boys and me incredibly well, but he also takes care of his friends, parents, and extended family whenever needed. In his free time, Mike enjoys exercising, watching and playing ALL sports, eating a good steak, and working on our saltwater fish tank.
My beautiful wife Kristin is everything I could have dreamed of and more. I knew she was my soulmate when I realized her moral compass matched mine and was amazed by how she seamlessly fit into my huge family. I love and adore her passion for Christ and our family, and I cherish her silly side. Joy shines through her and is contagious to those around her. She is a wonderful wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, and is truly the engine of our little family. She is also an amazing tennis player! Whether we are listening to our vinyl record collection or playing every sport imaginable in the yard with our boys, we have the best time and truly cherish one another.
We have so many family members nearby to love on our kids. Our holidays are filled with many cousins for the kids to play with. Both sides of our families are thrilled that we are growing our family through adoption!
We would really love to meet you and get to know you! And we would love to keep an open relationship through pictures, texts, and visits, if you are comfortable with that.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you make your incredibly important decision.
Mike, Kristin, Emerson, & Jackson