“We look at adoption as a very sacred exchange. It was not
done lightly on either side. I would dedicate my life to this child.” - Jamie
We understand the difficult decision you are making and we
are in awe at your strength and courage in your commitment to giving your child
the best life possible.
Our names are Robert and Heather. We are a caring,
dedicated, responsible, and loving couple. After we learned of our infertility,
it didn’t take us long to decide that adoption was the avenue that we wanted to
pursue in order to have a family. Having a child, no matter where he or she
came from, was what we wanted most to complete our family. In 2013, our lives
changed forever through the adoption of our son, Grayson. We knew we would love
a child, but we never imagined to what degree. We are completely dedicated to
giving him a happy, loving, and safe home and he has given us so much happiness
and love in return. He has truly been the light of our lives. But there’s
Grayson absolutely adores other children and we have
desperately wanted to grow our family. When we met Grayson’s birthmother, we
also met her brother who not only supported her decision of adoption, but also
stayed with her every minute in the hospital. After witnessing that special
relationship, we knew that’s what we wanted for Grayson…a sibling.
We are so fortunate to have such a great relationship with
Grayson’s birth mom. We speak to her on a regular basis and try to visit with
her when we can (unfortunately, she lives quite far away). We have talked to
Grayson about her and his adoption story since he was born, so it’s a natural
part of his life’s story. We all love her dearly and we know that love is also
reciprocated on her behalf. He’s actually quite proud that he is adopted and
tells his story to anyone who will listen! We celebrate the fact that Grayson
is adopted and constantly remind him that while being adopted may make him
different, it also makes him that much more special. Remarkably, he understands
who he is, where he comes from, and what an amazing gift he is.
Our home is located in a wonderful city which has so many
amazing and fun things to do with kids and as a family, as well as one of the
best school districts in the state. We love to spend time at parks, museums,
sporting events, ride bikes...anything to spend time together. We travel A LOT
and always do so as a family. We want our children to see the world and to
create lifelong memories!
Robert is a Director of Engineering. He has an extremely high
work ethic, has traveled all over the world, and has a lot to share through his
experience of other cultures. Golf is his passion and he can’t wait until he
can take Grayson and your “little one” out on the course. He also loves to play
basketball and feels it is important to be healthy. He has a good relationship
with his parents and has one brother who is his best friend. Robert is a great
dad because he is doting, even-tempered and very thoughtful of others. He
adores his little nephew and wants so much to raise more children.
Heather has a master’s degree in education and is fluent in
Spanish. She taught English as a Second Language for fourteen years, however
she is no longer teaching in order to be a stay-at-home mom. Her passion in
life is being around children and making a difference in their lives. She is
extremely creative: she spends her free time knitting, paper-crafting, and
sewing. She also loves also having craft time and building Legos with Grayson.
Heather is an only child and is very close to her family. She has been blessed
twice by adoption: not only with the adoption of Grayson, but also by her
adoptive father as well. Heather’s biological mother married her stepfather
when she was three and he legally adopted her shortly after. She has always
wanted to adopt and give children the amazing childhood and life that her
father gave to her.
Thank you for taking the time to read our letter and
consider us for this precious gift. If selected, we can promise that your child
will be loved, cared for, and raised like no other. We will forever admire you,
and be thankful to you for giving us this gift.
Robert and Heather