Dear Expectant Mother,
We live in northeast Georgia. It is very pretty in the fall
and winter, hot in summer and we never seem to get a spring. I, Brian, am 43
and my wife, Kathleen is 32. We both work in the medical field and met in med
school. We both LOVE our families very much and are very active with them. My
family is local and my wife's family lives in south Georgia. She has 2 siblings
and I have one. I have 2 nieces that we love dearly. My hobbies include
photography (mostly storm and nature), reading, eating (BBQ is my weakness),
road racing (car racing), and target shooting (mostly charity
For starters, we love our little family! Here's the story of
how we became a little family. My wife and I had tried for about 4 years to
have a child the "natural" way to no avail. This included surgeries
and meds, more surgeries and more meds. Nothing was working! One night I held
my wife while she cried more tears than any human should be able to and I hit
her with the option of adoption. We talked for hours about it, finally fell
asleep and the next morning talked more about it. The decision was made to look
into adoption, we looked into foster care, but it really wasn't for us. So,
here we are.
About 4 years ago we started our, what I call eHarmony
profile. It seemed to never get rolling like I thought it would, both parties
could not decide on the correct way to run our profile. You know we wanted
something to WOW or SELL ourselves the best to birth mothers! Well in that time
frame an OB/GYN that I work with came to me with "ARE YOU KIDDING ME"
information! A patient of hers was in the hospital and going to give birth and
not take the baby home with her! I of course said that we wanted the baby!
So now the panic starts and we have NOTHING ready, including a lawyer to handle
a private adoption!
We start buying the essentials for bringing a newborn home
and getting the house ready for a baby. Well, now it's a Friday and I'm at work
and get a call saying they are inducing the birthmother on Saturday! We still
do not have an attorney! I call my wife and tell her the information and that
if we do not find an attorney in the next couple of hours this baby will be put
into the system and we will never have a chance to find him! Thank God the next
attorney we talked to was AMAZING and took us on, 2 hours before the close of
business on Friday! Our beautiful baby boy was born the next day at 4 p.m.,
healthy and ours! So we had 8 days to make a HUGE life changing decision from
the time we found out about him until he was born! This was truly a blessing
that fell into our laps that I wish all adopting parents could have, but I know
we were so very lucky to have it happen the way it did and would not want to
change anything about it.
Well that's the way our first adoption happened. I know we
won't be that lucky twice, so that's why we are now here writing to you.
Hopefully you will be willing to give us a chance to get to know you while you
get to know us. Thank you for taking the time to read this!
Brian & Kate