Dear Expectant Mother:
Thank you for taking the time to consider us as the adoptive
parents for your baby. We commend you on the courage and strength that it must
take to even be considering adoption as an option for your baby. We feel
grateful, honored and humbled that you are reading our story. Our hope is that
through these words and photos, you will discover that we are the right family
for your baby: a family who will provide a safe, happy, loving and nurturing
home for him.
We are Deb and Jon, and we have been married for 10 years. Our daughter came quickly during our
first year of marriage, and we optimistically hoped and expected that more children
would follow. Instead, we endured years of miscarriage and infertility
procedures without being successful in having another child. Having both been
raised in loving homes, our priority is to provide that for our daughter and,
hopefully, one day soon, her baby brother. It would mean the world to us to
have another precious child to complete our family.
Our story together began when we met each other at an
after-work business meeting thirteen years ago. At the end of our long days of work, neither of us wanted to go to the meeting. We each tried to
get out of going, but we could not persuade our respective co-workers to let us
off the hook. There was obviously some higher power at work, because we attended
the meeting and we have been together ever since. We were married three years
later. We are so blessed that both of our families got along splendidly from
the start. They even visit with each other independently of us.
We live in a lovely, family-oriented neighborhood in North
Carolina. When we moved here from Florida two years ago (due to a job promotion
for Jon), we were surprised at how friendly and welcoming everyone was. We made
many instant friends in the neighborhood. We regularly babysit, pet-sit and
house-sit for each other. We have frequent get-togethers and barbeque hangouts
at our community pool during the months that it is open. We have even taken
beach vacations with two families in the neighborhood. College and professional
football seasons are really interesting around here, because you see so many
different team flags flying in front of the houses. We, of course, fly the
Buffalo Bills flag. If you are a football fan, we can hear you laughing at us J The Bills ex-coach,
Marv Levy said, “The past is history, the future is a mystery, today is a gift
and I will make the most of it.” We really love that message and strive to do
During our free time, and especially when friends and family
come to visit from out of town, we like to enjoy experiencing the activities
that this beautiful state has to offer. Our trips are as varied as visiting the
history museum to swimming at the nearby lake, to spending a day and night on a
working goat farm. We try to do fun, educational things with our daughter. Even
the cooking at home is more fun when we do it together. Our daughter’s recent
birthday party was one in which she, in chef’s hat, instructed her six aproned friends
around the table on making their own individual lasagnas, which we baked for
dinner while they played games.
Holidays are a great time for us. Our home seems to always
be the house that our relatives want to come to. Christmas time is especially
fun because we blend a unique set of cultures together to celebrate the season.
We have a “secret” family recipe of oyster stew passed down from the western
New York family, and we listen to Caribbean Christmas songs, which we all love.
We greatly appreciate you taking the time to get to know us.
Our promise to you is to raise your child in a home filled with tremendous love,
guidance and support. We will keep in communication so that you too will have
happiness and peace knowing that your child is happy and very well cared for.
With Sincere Gratitude,
Deb & Jon