Dear Expectant Mother,
The road ahead may seem impossible - but we are here for you every step of
the way. Please know that it is not only your beautiful child we are thinking
of, but you, as well. You are brave. You are loving. You are an inspiration.
We are Kate & Andy, and we so look forward to getting to know you and
having you become a part of our lives as we take this journey with your sweet
child together. We live in central Virginia with our adopted son,
Ambrose, who will be two years old in October. He is a true joy, and has taught
us so much about love and laughter! There was no doubt in our minds that we
wanted to adopt again, and can’t wait to continue building our family with your
help. We have enjoyed an open adoption with Ambrose’s birthmother (swapping
pictures, letters, and holiday texts) since before he was even born. Please
know that we look forward to the same level of openness with you, and hope you
will feel as enthusiastic about us!
Andy is a college professor, and very successful in his career. He works
from home twice a week, which is a nice bonus for some extra family time. He
loves music — from playing records to playing one of the several instruments we
own— and often breaks out into dance parties with Kate and Ambrose. He is a
total goofball! He is also a huge baseball fan, and loves going to professional
and minor league games with friends and family. He can’t wait to add a second
child to our team! He’s a great cook, too— barbecue, Asian, Indian, and Mexican
foods are commonly all on our dinner menu. When Andy isn’t in the kitchen, he
can be found in our garage, fixing up his classic car and motorcycle; fun
skills he’s already passing on to Ambrose.
Kate is a stay-at-home mother to Ambrose, and will continue to care for the
family once we are blessed with a new arrival. She considers Ambrose to be her
very best friend; they are inseparable, and are always going on adventures to
parks, pools, and museums together. She loves to garden, and has begun teaching
Ambrose how to dig up weeds and play in the dirt! Crafting is another huge
hobby of hers, and she can’t wait to have another set of hands covered in
finger paint running around the house. Kate is chair to a local Racial Equality
group, and loves devoting her downtime to bettering our community for all.
As a family, we love to travel, especially to tropical beach locations! Since
Ambrose has been born, we’ve visited the Outer Banks and Paris, the Jersey
Shore and California (where our extended families live), and have a road trip
planned to Key West this summer. We can’t wait to show your little one the
world, with a loving, cozy 2-story home waiting for them when we return from
each exciting trip. When we are home, we love hanging out in our huge backyard,
listening to music, swapping stories around our fire pits, and playing a variety
of games, from corn-hole to hide and seek. We have two dogs— playful Great
Danes named Clementine and Carmela— and three cats, who can’t wait to have
another human sibling.
We really are one big, happy family, and can’t wait to add to it with you and
your wonderful baby. Thank you so much for taking a look into our lives; please
know there is always a spot here waiting for the two of you.
Andy, Kate & Ambrose