Dear Expectant Parent(s),
When I was a senior in high school, one of my friends found out that she was pregnant. She was in a difficult situation because she did not want a baby at that stage of her life. She came to me and asked what I would do if I were in her place. I asked if she had considered adoption. Together, with my mom’s help, we found an adoptive family which gave her little boy a wonderful home. That was my first experience with adoption.
My second experience with adoption is beginning now. My husband Scott and I met each other at church and got married in March of 2000. We both loved kids and expected that we would have a family of our own someday. After a few years of unsuccessful pregnancy attempts, we sought help from medical professionals. We discovered that I had endometriosis, and while it wasn't preventing me from becoming pregnant, it wasn't helping either. During my last attempt to get pregnant, I became so sick from the endometriosis that I decided I didn’t want to try anymore. My niece was born a few months later and that is when I began to seriously think about adopting a baby.
Scott and I live in a small town in the Colorado mountains. In the summer, we enjoy being outdoors while biking, hiking, and hanging out in our backyard. In the winter, we spend a lot of time cross country skiing under the deep blue Colorado sky. We live in a neighborhood with lots of other families and young children. There is a small neighborhood park around the corner and another bigger park just a short walk away with a playground, ball fields, tennis and basketball courts, a BMX course, and a dog park. We can walk to the grocery store, movie theater, bowling alley, frozen yogurt shop, and a large variety of restaurants and shops.
I am a figure skating coach and teach with the local skating club year round. I also help out with teaching elementary school children how to cross country ski in the winter. My schedule is somewhat flexible and will allow me to spend a lot of time each day with our child. Scott has worked a few different jobs over the years including construction and working at a cross country ski shop. He just began a new job as a detention officer in a neighboring county. He is looking forward to having a steady income to provide for his family.
We would love to meet with you, if that is your desire. We are open to whatever form of communication you are most comfortable with. We understand that you are facing a difficult decision. We are praying for you and we are here to help.
Jenny and Scott