Dear Expectant Mother,
We want you to know that we love you (if Expectant Father is reading this, we love you, too!). We understand that this is a difficult decision you are making and we admire and respect you for it. Making this decision takes a type of courage that few possess and because of that, we think of you as a hero. We cannot truly understand all of the intense emotions you are experiencing, but we can promise you that your baby will be so, so loved.
Our wish is that visiting our profile will give you a glimpse into our life and the life we hope to provide for your child. We want you to know who we are, what is important to us, and about the loving and supportive home we will provide to your child.
We have been married for 10 years and we want to have a large family. Jen and her brother are adopted, so adoption has always been an option for us even before we found out we had fertility issues. We tried for three years and went through many doctors, lots of surgeries and hospital stays, special diets, and more supplements than we can count. We were about to submit our adoption paperwork when we found out Jen was pregnant with our oldest son, Jefferson. Then, when Jefferson was two, Jen had a miscarriage. A year later, we had our youngest son, Harrison. Now we want to grow our family again. Our desire to be parents is something we feel deep in our souls. It’s so much a part of who we are, who we were created to be.
We met a little over 13 years ago through a mutual friend and got married on the third anniversary of the day we met. We live in a cul-de-sac in a beautiful white house with a black door and white pillars on our front porch. The streets are peppered with trees of every kind that turn the most beautiful shades of red and orange in the fall and we have a large backyard that’s perfect for playing catch in the spring, picking pears in the summer, or having snowball fights in the winter.
Our days as a family are spent dancing, building forts, playing, and learning together. We love trips to the theater, art galleries, museums, zoos, aquariums, and football games. At home, Jen plays different musical instruments and Sky likes to sing. Sky’s family has season tickets to our college football games, so football season is an exciting time of year for us. We also enjoy traveling. We take a few vacations a year; a few small ones nearby and sometimes a bigger trip further away. Sometimes we stay at hotels or in homes of friends or family, and sometimes we go camping. We’ve loved experiencing different places with each other and we were excited to finally get to share them with our kids.
We firmly believe that God has led us to this place, to be here now, in this moment, with you. We feel very lucky and blessed and we know that the child that finds their way into our lives will have every opportunity to thrive in a loving and supportive environment.
Thank you for considering us and we pray that you find peace with whatever path you take.
Sky & Jen