you carefully weigh your choices and options Ed and I prepare and wait
patiently to welcome another baby into our homes, lives and hearts. Three years
ago we were blessed to be chosen by our son's birth mother and everyday we are
grateful to her for our amazing and beautiful little boy. Having gone through
the adoption process with our son and being adopted myself (Andrea) we know how
difficult of a decision this is. We are hoping that telling you a little about
our story will give you a sense of ourselves and our family life.
and I first met in high school when we were just 14 years old. I found his floppy hair and sense of humor
amusing, while he says I stood out because I was so thin and had a pretty
smile. Little did we know at that first meeting what an interesting journey
life would have in store for us, looking back we wouldn’t change a thing.
the following years were filled with tears, celebrations, and at times
distance, we were always there for each other and 15 years from when we first
met we were married. Marriage came easily and natural to us after having known
each other so long. We are a united
front that celebrate victories together and endure difficult times by leaning
on each other. After our struggles with infertility we easily agreed that
adoption would be how we would build a family together and began our journey,
In 2014, we welcomed our incredible son Clinton into the world. The past three
years have been a whirlwind full of happy memories, milestones, and laughter
and while our hearts are full we feel like we have more love to give and
memories to make. For us, having such close relationships with our mothers and
sister's we know that strong, intelligent and kind women thrive in both of our
families and we are confident that we could provide that same nurturing
environment for our own baby girl.
and I agree that a baby girl would truly complete the family and we look
forward to spending quiet nights doing puzzles, weekly trips to the library and
annual trips to the beach together. I look forward to quiet craft time and
sharing my love for books and cooking and Ed looks forward to camping and
son is smart, kind and strong and makes us so proud everyday. He has said that
he also looks forward to "baby sister". He is kind and gentle with
all of his friends little brothers and sisters and we know he will make an
amazing big brother.
hearing a bit about our story has helped to give you a sense of the certainty
and understanding that we have about adoption. We are so grateful to you for
considering us to be the parents of your child and if chosen we promise that we
will devote the rest of our lives to providing a loving and caring home filled
with laughter and joy.
Andrea and Clinton