To Our Future Child’s Birthmother,
We believe open adoption is the best choice for a child. That openness can help give you peace in your decision to place your child for adoption, knowing your child will be in a safe and loving home. We would love the opportunity for you to see your child grow and thrive over time.
While we are happy and content in our marriage, we had always hoped our family would include children. After praying about it, we felt God’s plan for us included adoption. We are grateful that you have been led to read our letter, and we know that when the time is right, God will work it all out in the best way for each of us.
We met at church through mutual friends and first got to know each other at weekly meals with our friends before church. Chris: I was initially drawn to Kathy’s funky style. I liked that she was intelligent and independent, and I loved how compassionate and tender-hearted she is. We recently celebrated her parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. They saw Mary Poppins in the theater on their first date, so Kathy had the idea of making everyone in the family tee shirts that said “50 Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Years.” Kathy: I was drawn to Chris’ sense of humor, his thoughtfulness and sensitivity, and the fact that he truly listened to people. He was one of the few guys that was not intimidated by me being a physician.
We are best friends and truly enjoy spending time with each other. When other couples are eager for a “girl’s trip” or “guy’s night out”, we prefer to be with each other. Both of us love being outdoors in the sun and fresh air and love going to the beach. We enjoy hiking, gardening, traveling different places and cooking together. We enjoy movies and munching on popcorn. We also enjoy similar types of music and going to concerts of all different kinds. Some of our favorites are Harry Connick Jr, Lauren Daigle and Switchfoot.
About Your Child’s Future Adoptive Dad Chris: I had a happy childhood. I was an only child. My parents encouraged me to try a lot of different activities in sports and music. We enjoyed family vacations to the beach, the Poconos, and Disney World. When Kathy took over her father’s medical practice in 2012, I became the Office Manager. I enjoy what I do, but most of all I enjoy working together with my wife, being able to have lunch together, and to see each other throughout the day. I enjoy exercising, hiking, going to the beach, working in the yard, photography, traveling and reading.
About Your Child’s Future Adoptive Mom Kathy: I have two sisters and a brother, and I had a very happy childhood. I remember spending my summers swimming and playing with my siblings, and I cherish fun memories of our family vacations to Disney World and Ocean City. My parents also took us camping, hiking and fishing. I have loved reading since childhood, and still do. I am now an Ophthalmologist and enjoy my job caring for patients. It has been wonderful getting to work with my husband and our office is only 2 miles from our home. I enjoy hiking, and I like to bake and try new recipes. I still love to read, enjoy gardening, love the beach, and love to play piano.
We are Evangelical Christians and attempt to pray and to read the Bible daily. Your child will be raised in the Christian faith, which teaches the importance of being kind, loving, and respectful of all people, regardless of race, religion or appearance.
We dream of sharing our life with a child, looking forward to things like playing outside and learning about nature, trips to museums and parks, playing with their cousins, fun road trips and travels. Since we like to go hiking, even in the snow, we will have a baby pack to carry your child along until they are big and strong enough to hike on their own. Every year since we got married, we have visited a local tree farm to cut down our own Christmas tree, and we are excited for your child to be a part of this family tradition. We envision going to the beach with your child, splashing in the water, collecting seashells and making sand castles. And our first trip to Disney World with a child, we wonder if we will be taking a little pirate or a princess?
We have flexibility since we have our own business, which allows us to be independent and make our own schedule. Our faith is the highest priority in our lives, and everything else flows from that each day. It is the foundation for our marriage and the mission behind our work. We will certainly teach our child to understand the basis of our faith, and hope that it will help shape his or her character and choices in life. We believe that a parent’s job is to give a child “roots and wings,” giving them a strong foundation and teaching them to be able to live their life well when they are grown. Also, it is our job to be sure that they know they are always loved, without fail. We would love to know the hopes and dreams your hold for your child. We will do our best to honor the choice that you make, and we will not take lightly the trust you place in us to love and raise your child.
With our love and prayers for you,
Kathy & Chris