We are Casey
and Joanna. We know you have many choices ahead of you and we thank you for
considering us as loving parents of your child. We hope that you will feel a
connection with us through this snapshot into our lives and understand the caring
parents we are and will be to your child. We struggled with infertility for
several years, but 5 years ago were blessed with our wonderful daughter, Julia.
Not a day goes by that we do not say a word of thanks for having her, but we
knew we had more love to share with another child. After multiple attempts to
get pregnant again we accepted that this was not our path. We came to the
decision that bringing a child into our home through adoption is the right path
This was not a
decision we took lightly; we know the commitment it takes to raise a child. We
also know how difficult it is to be faced with the reality of having to raise a
child when not ready. I (Joanna) was pregnant as a young woman years ago.
Although I was not able to carry that child to term and I ultimately did not
have to face the decision of placing my child for adoption, I did strongly
consider it. I remember clearly how I struggled with that choice. Although in
the end I did not have to make that decision, I would have felt more
comfortable knowing that a loving family was out there to care for my child. I
know this does not make the decision for you easier, but I do want you to
understand that I have been on both sides of this.
Adopting is a
decision we have come to after much discussion to make sure this is the right
path. We have talked to friends who adopted and do have some personal
experience. Joanna's uncle Harold on her mother's side was adopted by another
family as an infant (Joanna's grandfather had Harold before he married Joanna's
grandmother). Uncle Harold had a wonderful childhood -- as an adult he found
Joanna's family and is now part of our family along with his adoptive family.
We are so happy to have Uncle Harold and his children in our lives. Casey also
has an adopted nephew. His brother David adopted years ago and has been an
advocate for adoption after his experience with his adopted son. Our families
are thrilled about the prospect of bringing another child into our lives!
We have a loving family and live in a
great child-friendly neighborhood. We can provide your child with lots of love
and have the resources to care for him or her. As individuals with established
careers, we also have flexibility in our schedules that allow us to take time
during the day to take care of matters or attend school events with our
daughter. We live in a quiet neighborhood and are within walking distance from a park, zoo,
schools, and churches. We are near some of the best medical facilities in the
world including two well established children’s hospitals. There are excellent
public and private schools, shopping, churches and recreational facilities nearby.
We also know our
daughter Julia would also be so excited to be a big sister. That is of course
not the sole reason to adopt, but sure does make for a wonderful environment
for another child. Julia asks us on many occasions when she will have a sister
or brother. We can just imagine her running around the house screaming with
excitement about having a sister or brother (of course we will be running and
screaming with her!). We know that you will find your answers and a forever
home for your child. We hope you find some peace in knowing that we can provide
your child with a safe and nurturing home and that we would welcome him or her
as part of our family.
We thank you
for taking a peek into our lives and hope you know that if you do choose us, we
will welcome your child and are receptive to an open adoption process should
you choose that route.