Dear Expectant Mom,
First of all, we want to thank you and tell you how grateful we are that you found us. We know this is one of the most important decisions you will make and we don’t take that for granted.
We truly believe that the most important gift you can give a child is love. We want you to know that above all we will always strive to give your child as much love as we can. We value trust, communication, kindness, and compassion and will always do our best to uphold these values in our home. We will encourage your child to love themselves first and foremost and make every effort to create a healthy safe space for them to learn and grow. We will work every day to give them the happiest life imaginable, and we will always encourage them to follow their dreams.
We hope to meet you someday but for now, we’d love to share a little bit about ourselves with you.
We met in California on Halloween, when Buddy was there on a work trip. We were introduced by mutual friends and just ended up sticking together the entire night, dancing, talking, and having an amazing time. Buddy returned home to Oregon the next day but we stayed in round-the-clock contact. After dating long-distance for a year, we knew we wanted to be together so Heather moved to Oregon. We were engaged two years later and got married in 2017. It was important to us that both of our families could be at our wedding, so we got married in a small ceremony in Buddy’s parents’ backyard in California. Now September is our favorite month because it’s both our birthdays and our wedding anniversary!
Heather grew up with two older brothers, one biological and one adopted. She always knew her brother Matt was adopted because her parents talked openly with them about it. Having an adopted brother never felt any different to her. In fact she always felt an extra closeness to her adopted brother. As an adult, Matt has found and formed a relationship with his birth mother and he now has an even larger family that lives in Kansas. Heather’s connection to adoption through her brother helped her to realize how special it is and she has always known that she wanted to adopt a child. Heather has always loved children & began babysitting and volunteering in her church’s nursery at a young age. Her dad even helped her make babysitting business cards.
Buddy loves adventure and the outdoors. He’s looking forward to family camping trips, river rafting in the summers, & skiing trips in the winters. He has always wanted children to hopefully share these passions with. As a kid, he dreamt of flying. So when he grew up he went to helicopter school and learned how to fly them. Now he is a licensed commercial helicopter pilot. Buddy hopes to teach a child to follow their dreams and passions the same way he has. He is self-taught in carpentry from (reluctantly) going to work with his dad in the summers. It turned out to be a good thing he did because he learned a lot and now he takes on most of the house projects. In his spare time, Buddy enjoys watching YouTube “how-to” videos and he can do or fix just about anything. Buddy’s determination along with his patience makes him a great life partner and will surely make him a fantastic father.
If you are reading this letter we want you to know that it means the world to us to grow our family through adoption. We can’t wait to begin our family and share our love with your child. We are so happy you found us!