Dear Expectant Mother,
We are so excited to meet you! As we think about you, we want you to know that we deeply admire your willingness to consider adoption for your baby. Amid difficult times, having faith that love can overcome even your greatest fears and challenges suggests you have a resilient character. As counselors who have a passion for helping individuals struggling with a variety of life circumstances, we appreciate you may be struggling with the difficult decision to let another family raise your child and want you to know, if we are fortunate enough to be considered for this beautiful honor. We believe that love can overcome all, and we similarly try to make choices in our lives based on love. It is with our utmost respect that we greet you now and offer a glimpse of what our life looks like. We hope this helps you determine whether we are a match and in alignment with your hopes and dreams for where, how, and by whom your child will be raised, nurtured, supported, and loved.
We have been together as a couple for 8 years and married for the past five years. When Becky was 20-years-old, she had her daughter Alex who has grown into a kind, creative, funny, and a resilient young adult. Adopting our daughter, Kya (now 2.5 y/o) was an incredibly meaningful journey to becoming parents. The light our daughter has brought into our lives brings us more joy than we ever dared to imagine. As we seek to grow our family and bring a new baby into our lives, we have no doubts that adoption is the way for us. We know that this time we are not only adopting as parents, but are also bringing a new brother or sister into our family for our daughter to love on.
As parents, we value education, diversity, and the exploration of cultural experiences, at all developmental stages of a child’s life. Our family is very actively involved with gym classes, music appreciation to include the Children’s Symphony, and exposure to instruments such as the harmonica, drums, piano, and cello. We love to go swimming, visit the zoo, and play in many of the nearby parks. We are both highly dedicated to maintaining close relationships with family and friends whom are very much a part of our “village." We look forward to family gatherings, enjoying celebrating birthdays, and sharing holidays together. The best part for us will be watching our children grow up and experience new adventures together!
As a couple, we have learned to appreciate how very different we are from one another, and how those differences have helped to create our stable and loving home. Becky brings an incredibly responsible, knowledgeable, practical, and logical persona, while Katie offers a softer, whimsical, compassionate, and nurturing role. Together, we are a perfect balance, and we cherish the differences between one another, as well as respecting diversity on a larger scale. Being open and accepting are two of our most deeply held values which we try to demonstrate throughout all aspects of our lives.
We approach life decisions with a balance of clear direction based on shared values, but also, we believe that following our hearts with flexibility and openness is important which has led us to want to adopt another child. To us, adoption is a unique connection asking us as potential adoptive parents, and you as the prospective birth parent, to show up with a sense of vulnerability and create a special shared experience.
We appreciate the opportunity to cherish, love, and support the life you are bringing into this world. It would fulfill Katie’s lifetime dream of being a mother to three children. We can’t wait to hear your story and to see the incredible journey that that has led your path to cross with ours. We are both people who try and see unique and varying strengths in every person we know—many would say our ability to see strengths in others is our greatest strength!
Becky & Kathryne