Dear Expectant Mother,
We write this letter with deep respect and gratitude, knowing you are in the midst of significant decisions for you and your child. We are grateful that you would consider us as you work through the best options for your child.
We dreamed about having children both biologically and through adoption. We have several friends who have adopted, so adoption felt natural for us in many ways. We were thankful for those early conversations about adoption, because after years of trying to have a biological child, we faced the reality that we may never become pregnant. This was painful, but we were also filled with a beautiful hope about the possibilities of building our family through adoption.
We have been married for a little over 5 years, and we live in a condo near downtown Austin, Texas. Austin has gorgeous city parks, and we're thankful to live within walking distance of one where we often hike and swim. Our home is also surrounded by woods and deer frequent our back porch! We love going out to eat, and hanging out with our friends and family. Joe Ben's parents, siblings, nephews and niece all live in Austin so we get to see them a lot. Our future kiddos have 5 cousins waiting to play with them!
Joe Ben is an accountant who has recently started his own business in order to have flexibility to stay home with a child. Joe Ben is thoughtful, quiet, and laid back. He is a faithful friend, and selflessly supports others. Sara is a counselor who specializes in working with children, teens, and their parents. Sara is creative, funny, and loves to laugh. She is also nurturing and enjoys taking care of others. If blessed with a child, Sara will work part time, and Joe Ben will take care of our child when Sara is working.
We would be so honored to meet you, if that is what you want. We are excited about open adoption and our hope is to have a relationship with you before and after the baby is born. We want you to feel connected to your child and we are excited about exploring what that could look like with you. Know that if you choose us to parent your child, he or she will be well loved, and we will do everything we can to give him or her opportunities to thrive.
Joe Ben & Sara
We are represented by Nightlight Christian Adoptions. If you want more information about us or would like to meet us, please contact Nightlight at (254) 227-9252.