“Salud!” Our family starts each day with this Spanish greeting to celebrate and wish for good health. That is how we want to start this new day with you. So from Amanda, Jeff and our two-year-old son, Kelby, “Salud!” We wish you good health and peace in your journey.
We are beyond honored that you are taking the time to read our profile. We can't begin to imagine the emotions flowing through you at this very moment. Which is why we want you to know that we believe in you and in your decision to love and provide the life you wish for your child. We hold your selfless act of devotion in the highest regard and we promise to always make sure your child knows of your infinite love for them.
We read Kelby a book called “I Wished for You, An Adoption Story.” It’s a story of a momma bear who wished for a child and one day her wish came true. While the story is beautiful, it leaves out the one person who made it all possible, the birth mom. The story happened because of her courageous decision to search the world for the best possible future for her child. We understand that our story also begins with you. We know that growing our family is not possible unless you are part of our story. So, we wish for YOU.
In 2018, three months after we began our first adoption journey, we received the call that our son’s birth parents chose us. In an instant our hearts were filled with immeasurable love for a baby we had never met. That day enhanced our lives forever and we are beyond grateful for his birth parents. Through their challenging decision they gifted us our son. Being Kelby’s parents is the most extraordinary blessing.
Growing with Kelby over the last two years has shown us that we want to experience the joys of adoption again. We want Kelby and our future child to know the pure happiness of being siblings. Kelby will be the best big brother a child could have. His kind, caring and helpful ways tell us that he will be first in line to help feed, soothe, play and read “baby” a book.
We understand that the blessing of another child will transform our lives for the better again. We are thrilled and ready to begin that journey. We promise to honor the gift we are given and to make sure that your child knows how they came into this world, and into our lives. We will respect you and your decisions about your relationship with your child. We also know that those decisions can change over time.
What we can 100% promise you and your baby, without any doubt, is that your child will grow up in a family who loves them with full hearts, will stop at nothing to provide the world for them and will honor who they are. We will teach them how to respect and protect others, stand up for justice and care for all that inhabit our planet. We will provide your baby with adventures locally and globally, and with the opportunity to try everything their hearts desire.
At the end of each day we will come together as a family to reflect on our adventures and enjoy our evening. We might build forts, play a board game, watch a movie, have an impromptu dance party, or play dress up. After our play time together, we will cook a family meal and sit at the dinner table together. We will always finish the night with a great book, tons of snuggles and the promise to do it all again the next day.
With our deepest sincerity we wish you the best in life and hope that you have the support you need during this challenging time. If you are willing, we would love to know more about you and invite you to learn more about us.
Amanda, Jeff and Kelby