Dear Expectant Mother,
Thank you for considering us to be the adoptive parents who
create a family and home for your child. We deeply respect your journey and
your sacrifices. The care you display for your child is extremely brave and
what you are doing is amazing and something we are so grateful for. We’ll be
sure to help your child to know their story with you as it is so
Bringing your child into our family will change all our
lives and is something we’ve longed for. We were drawn to each other after
Terry already had a biological son, Emerson, and we learn so much while raising
him. One thing we knew for sure when we married was that we both wanted to grow
our family. We’re not able to have biological children together and have chosen
adoption as our journey.
Our home is a nurturing environment where your child will be
able to explore the outdoors, have pets and a sibling and live close to our
large, extended family of aunts, uncles, grandparents and cousins of all ages.
And Emerson can’t wait to read his favorite stories to his new sibling, to
build Legos and to teach him or her how to play ball and swim! Spending time
together creating family traditions, like buying a fresh Christmas tree each
year, playing board games, and having friends and family over for cookouts are
some of our favorite things to do.
We laugh a lot, sing in the shower, and celebrate the little
things that make each day good and bad. You’ll often find us in the kitchen
cooking together, teaching Emerson how to crack eggs, sitting around the table
in our pajamas or making Sunday breakfast together after church. We remember to
be kind to one another, hug and give thanks every day for the things we have.
We also attend Emerson's sporting events, have dinners with Terry’s whole
family, and go to a relative's farm out of state a few times a year. Whether is
it swimming, playing sports, going to Amy’s brother’s cabin, spending time with
Terry’s family, enjoying wildlife or playing games, we’re a close-knit group
with tons of love, support and celebration. Sharing these experiences with your
child will make them even more joyous.
We love our family-oriented neighborhood where there are
always kids out playing in the yards and riding bikes. We live close to the
elementary and middle school, a park, and a sledding hill perfect for a snowy
day. We have a large, eat-in kitchen, a big backyard, and a bedroom waiting
with lots of stuffed animals and toys. Near the crib is an ocean-themed mural
on the baby’s bedroom wall. The room is bright and colorful with sunlight
beaming in and a bookshelf filled with adventure on every page. At night your
child will hear bedtime stories like “The Poky Little Puppy” and a very
meaningful favorite, “Guess How Much I Love You?” and then we’ll fix the
pillows just right.
We look forward to learning about you and hope you’ll want
to get to know us too. You are a part of our journey and we’re so thankful for
this opportunity to be the adoptive family for your child. You are courageous
and words can simply not express what our hearts feel.
Terry and Amy
Dear Birth Parent,
Why I would like to
have a brother or sister is because I would love to play with them as much as I
could. I would even do almost whatever they want. I would teach them how to
play sports. I would help them with their school work. What would be great
if the baby came to live with us is we like to do a lot of outdoor stuff.
Another thing is my parents make the best food! For every holiday we try to get
together with our family. -Emerson