We think about you often.
We can envision you studying profiles of smiling people eager to love a child they cannot conceive themselves. We can imagine you feel heavy with the weight of responsibility for the life growing inside you. You may have sleepless nights. To consider putting the life growing in your womb in the arms of others may cause stress and so many questions. How will you choose the right parents from pictures and words? What do your friends and family think of this decision? While we do not yet know you, we admire your selflessness for considering such an option.
We are Christopher and Shannon, and we have experienced sleepless nights. Several years of trying to conceive only resulted in miscarriages. We didn’t come to the decision of adoption lightly. But, once we made the decision, peace filled our hearts. We adopted our son, Winston, and are ready to continue growing our family. So, here we are, one of the hopeful, smiling couples waiting for the phone to ring with good news.
What can we offer your child?
We can offer a loving, safe environment. We can offer the stability of a two parent home with a loving extended family eager to accept your child unconditionally. We can offer a kid-filled community, camping trips, hikes in the woods, kayaking, frogs to catch, dog kisses, hugs, healthy home-cooked meals, bed-time stories, swim lessons, bike rides, and vacations to see aunts, uncles, and grandparents. We can offer our love for knowledge and our passion for curiosity. And, we will provide your child lessons in respect for oneself, self-love, for others, and for life and the world as a whole.
We know that the adoption process will be tough for all involved. All of us may experience doubt regarding this decision. We want to gain your trust and want to trust you in return.
What can we offer you?
With us, you will have peace of mind that you put the life you brought into the world in good, honest, loving hands. We know this choice will affect you for the rest of your life, and we want you to have comfort in making this monumental decision. We hope that this choice provides you with the ability to pursue a life you may not have thought was possible otherwise.
We cannot share your experience, whatever that may be. We can only be eternally grateful for a chance to be a part of it in this way. We value life and love, above all else, and yearn for the privilege to provide that for a child. We do not know you, but we think of you often and we are humbled.