Thank you for considering our family. We have a great respect for the amount of love, courage and selflessness it takes for you to choose to make a plan for adoption. It is humbling to even ask for the honor and privilege to raise your child, but we consider it just that and do not take any of this lightly.
We have had the joy of birthing 3 biological boys. We treasure each of them. They are goofy, fun, smart and kind. We have been trying to adopt for a long time through different programs, but we have experienced a lot of loss in adding to our family. We were at the top of a wait list for a child/children for an international adoption when they closed the country. Then we experienced 2 miscarriages before we got pregnant with our 3rd son. After he was born, we thought we would be able to adopt a family member's child but it fell through as well. While we will never fully understand what you're going through, these losses give us a great compassion and respect for the difficult choice you are making. We have a lot of love to go around and would like nothing more than to pour that into your child.
We know that this is not an easy decision, and it is riddled with heartache. If we can love and support you in this journey we would be happy to do that. We, as a family, are committed to loving people well and that would include you. We want you to always have peace about the decision you make and would love to send pictures, share phone calls or visits. If we can help you have peace and comfort with your decision, we want to do that.
We will love, protect, and cherish your child. We will empower them to reach for their dreams, support them and teach them to be kind and caring and they will know a kind and loving God. They will belong and be spoiled as the baby of the family. Your child will have parents, 3 big brothers, grandparents and friends (who are more like family) who will love them intensely and wildly.
We love to spend time together as a family, whether that is on a neighborhood walk with the dogs, visiting the local aquarium, snuggled up on the couch watching a movie while hiding from a snow storm or traveling to explore or see family. We can't wait to take your child with us on our journeys to Disney, Hawaii and the south to visit family and anywhere else that we might find ourselves.
When we asked our 3 boys what they would want you to know about our family they said to tell you that we are special. We love to spend time together and we love our dogs and we like to just hang out and we love Disneyland. They also want you know to know that they are really excited to have another sibling to love and swing with in the hammock swings in the backyard.
Mike and Laura