David and Monica

Married Since: 2010

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: No

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: Yes

Your child will grow up with a big brother who will love, care for, and look out for his little brother or sister.

David and Monica

from Illinois

David

Ancestry: German, Swedish

Religion: Lutheran

Occupation: Project Manager

Education: BA

Hobbies: Gardening, Home Improvement

Monica

Ancestry: Polish

Religion: Catholic

Occupation: Teacher

Education: MA

Hobbies: Animal Lover, Crafts, Sports

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: Caucasian, Caucasian / Hispanic, Caucasian / Pacific Islander

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Christian

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From Us to You

Dear Expectant Mother,

We would like to thank you for taking the time to read our profile and your consideration for us to be your child’s adoptive parents. We are grateful for the enormous sacrifice that you are preparing to make in the best interest of your child. It takes a strong and caring person to make such a decision. We have been hoping and praying for you, and the difficult decision that you make. We promise to give your child our unconditional love and give him or her the care and attention that he or she needs.

David and I met through a dating website in 2007. There was just something about him that kept pulling me back. There was just a special feeling about him, and he turned out to be the one I needed to complete me. Two years after we met, we were married in 2010. We have been blessed with a son of our own, David, and we hope to give him a brother or sister to grow up with. Both of us are one of three children, so we know how important it is to have a sibling to be that forever friend.

We always knew that we wanted more than one child, but we are unable to do so. After many failed IVF attempts, we are thankful for the opportunity to build our family through adoption. Our hearts and our home are ready to welcome another baby into our lives. Our son is excited about the opportunity to become a big brother and he takes this role seriously! Your child will grow up in a home with two loving, Husky dogs, Linus and Lucy. He or she will have a big brother who so much wants a sibling to grow up with, and two parents who will love your child as their own. We all cannot wait for our family to grow!

We live in a small suburb where we are able to enjoy all of the wonderful benefits of living in the city, as well as all of the benefits of suburban life. We are fortunate to have four seasons of fun living in the Midwest! Some of our favorites include warm summer days swimming in our own pool, the beautiful fall leaves of autumn, apple picking in the nearby orchards, pumpkin picking in the fields, sledding and snowman building in the winter, and the first flowers appearing in the spring letting us know that it’s only a matter of time before we plant our garden full of many fruits, vegetables, and flowers. We are also blessed to live close to our families, so our weekends are often filled with family gatherings that include our parents and siblings. We love hosting family gatherings and parties especially for birthdays and holidays.

As parents, we promise to provide your child with all the love, care, and support that we give to our biological child. Your child will grow up with a big brother who will love, care for, and look out for his little brother or sister. We promise to be open and honest with your child about the adoption and will let him or her know how brave and selfless you were in making this decision. We want to thank you in considering us to be the adoptive parents of your child, and we want to let you know that we will do everything we can to provide him or her with the means to make a bright future.

Thank you for your selflessness,
Monica and David

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About David

David and I met 13 years ago. As cliché as it may sound, we are like a yin-yang. We are strong where the other is weak and vise versa. We are opposites at times, but we are a perfect balance together. Both of us are passionate and dedicated people. David is an architect, so naturally he is very handy and likes to build and remodel things. He is really good at it, too! He is a perfectionist and gives his all to everything that he does. He loves to play with our son, and help him follow in Daddy’s footprints. Riding bikes with our son, walking the dogs, or relaxing in the pool are some of his favorite things to do. David is a big fan of the 80’s, so you will see him driving his ’85 Corvette around town on the weekends, playing cassette tapes from his childhood. He also enjoys watching reality TV shows, and many times we will do this as a family. He enjoys grilling, gardening, and eating the hottest peppers you can imagine! David is a pretty good cook! We often take turns making dinner. David is very loving, caring, and dedicated to the people he loves.

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About Monica

Monica is a rock! She always put the needs of the people she loves before her own. She is caring and a wonderful mother to our son (and dogs). We complement each other and fill in areas where the other is not as strong. Like me, Monica is a huge Chicago Bears fan. We sit and watch the Bears play every game with some sort of party food on hand. Monica likes to garden and spend time in our backyard pool. She has a knack for creativity and decorating. Every holiday and birthday party for our son, our house is decked out with a plethora of decorations. As a teacher, she has a natural tendency to help our son learn academically, but also to be the best person he can be. Monica likes to cook and bake as well. Almost every week she is seen teaching little David some sort of new skill in the kitchen.

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Our Families

We have a seven-year-old son named David. Although he has the same first name as his father, and grandfather, he is not David III, since he has a different middle name. David is in first grade at the Catholic School just down the block from our house. His favorite toys are his Monster Trucks and playing on his game system. When weather permits, he loves spending time in our backyard pool. Since his safety is our top priority, we enrolled him in swimming lessons when he was a baby and now he is a very strong swimmer. We also have two dogs named Linus and Lucy (we are big Peanuts fans). They are both Huskies, so come wintertime, they love running around in the snow and catching snowballs.

We both come from very close and loving families. Monica is the oldest sibling in her family and has two younger brothers. Both her parents are retired, and with them living only one mile from us, they are able to help watch our son any time. David is the youngest sibling in his family and has two older brothers, both of whom have children of their own. David has quite a large extended family as well, with a number of aunts and uncles, and many cousins. The extended family gets together a couple times each year. One of our favorite things is to have both families over for BBQ and time in the pool.

We both have a close friends we each grew up with, and they all have children of their own. We may not be able to see them as often as we would like, but it’s nice when the kids can get together and play.

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Our Home

We live in a two-story, four-bedroom house in the suburbs. It is a very diverse area with many options for shopping and dining. Ours is a medium-sized town with very good schools and a number of parks and playgrounds. The streets in our neighborhood are lined with sidewalks which allow us to take the dogs for walks around the block and our seven-year-old son to safely ride his bike. We have a decent sized deck and a swimming pool in our back yard which gets plenty of use during the summer.

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Our Lifestyle

We live a fairly modest lifestyle. We are both Peanuts fans, so you will find our house full of decorations of Snoopy and the gang at each holiday. We like to have some nice things that make our house feel homey, but we are not materialistic. We feel the time spent with each other and our son and dogs is worth more than anything. Creating memories by going apple picking, to an amusement park, or doing crafts together are what we are all about. We like to be experimental with cooking – sometimes it doesn’t come out quite as we hoped, but usually turns out pretty good. Either way, spending that time together is what is most memorable.

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Our Family Traditions

We have a number of family traditions, both within our family of three (plus the dogs), and with our extended family. One common theme between them is that all our traditions are with the people we love the most.

Even though our grandparents are no longer with us here on Earth, the extended family gets together at Christmas time, and at least a couple other times each year. It could be for a wedding, graduation, or just because. No matter the occasion, we always have a great time sharing laughs and love among each other.

Some traditions we have as just the three of us include going to the apple orchard and pumpkin farm each fall and going to a local amusement park each summer. That is, of course, when we are not enduring a pandemic. Since our son’s birthday is towards the end of June, every July 4th we host our families for a combination birthday party and Independence Day party where we cook up enough food for a small army. We also traditionally do fondue at home three times per year – New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, and on our anniversary. Little David really enjoys being able to cook his own food on a stick.

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Our Vacations

One of our favorite places to go on a family vacation is Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio. It is a very large amusement park with the Peanuts gang as its theme. Both of us have been big Peanuts fans our whole lives, and our son, David, has become a fan, as well. Now that David is big enough to enjoy all the kiddie rides and appreciate the activities, we have been there twice. We would have gone this year, but due to the pandemic, we had to postpone our trip.

Both times we’ve gone to Cedar Point, it was a full family event. David’s father and brothers with their respective kids all went. Everyone had a fantastic time. We all stuck together as much as we could during the day, and we made sure to all have dinner together in the evening. Although we’ve only been there twice as a family, we made it a tradition to get a photo with the kids and a Snoopy statue. We look forward to continuing this tradition with your child.

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Why We are Choosing to Adopt

We are choosing to adopt because we want to add to our family. We have one biological child, whom we absolutely adore, and would like to have another. We tried very hard to have another one on our own, including five failed attempts of IVF. God has guided us to adoption. We have a lot of love in our hearts and room in our home for another child. We have a son who is eagerly waiting and wanting to become a big brother, and two dogs that adore kids. We have seen firsthand how wonderful adoption can be as we are an aunt and uncle to an adopted nephew. We are hoping that we will be blessed with a birth mother that will bless us to raise her child as our own.

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Education and What We want to Teach Your Chlid

We both believe strongly in the value of education. We both have master’s degrees in our respective fields. Monica has a master’s in education and works as a teacher at the 6th grade level. David has a master’s in architecture and works for an architecture firm in the city. Our son, David, attends a private, Catholic school near us. We encourage him to take his schooling seriously and remind him that a good education will open many doors for him as he grows up. We want to teach him to do his best at school, and everything he does for that matter. We emphasize to him that it’s alright to get something wrong, as long as he learns from it. We encourage him to try things on his own first, and if he still can’t accomplish something, then he can ask Mom or Dad for help. We want him to learn to be self-sufficient, but it’s OK to ask for help when needed.

Our Promise to You

We appreciate the selfless act you are considering for the sake of your baby. We promise you that we will raise your baby in a loving, caring, and safe home where he/she will feel all the same love that we give our biological son. We will raise him/her to value education, believe in God, and to be a respectful person to other people and all living creatures. We promise to be open and honest about the adoption and will tell your baby about your selfless act, and anything else you would like him/her to know. We will teach your baby that families are created in all different ways, and just because he/she was not naturally born into our family, that doesn’t make him/her any less a member of our family. We will be thrilled to share photos and updates with you so you can see how your child is growing and thriving.

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