Dear Expectant Mother,
You are strong, you are brave, you are loved! Your child will always know where their roots are and your love, selflessness, and courage that brought them into the world. We cannot begin to understand the emotions you are going through during this decision. We are entering into this process from different perspectives, but we all share the same reason for being here, immense love for your child! Thank you for taking the time to consider us and view our profile. We hope it will give you some insight into who we are and how much love we have to share!
Our story begins in a small, rural town in Illinois. We grew up in the same town, going to school together and becoming high school sweethearts. After attending university together, we got married in January of 2010 and settled in another small, rural town about 30 minutes from where we grew up. Having been through several phases of life together over the years, we have developed a deep bond that we cannot wait to share with your child! Entering the journey of parenthood as a team, we feel strong and capable to provide your child with a loving and supportive home. Adoption has been included in our discussions about starting a family from the time we were dating. Our hearts have always been open to loving a child, no matter how they came to us. Adoption became even closer to our hearts when Emily’s sister adopted a son, and we became Aunt and Uncle for the first time!
We currently share our home with two goofy and loveable pets, dog Buster and cat Luna. Buster is a rescue dog and came to live with us in 2011. Miss Luna found Emily one day while on a drive and is a tiny puffball with no tail! A lot of our time at home is spent with our pets. Everyone is happiest when we are all together, comfy and cozy! Most of our evenings are spent in our basement with the fireplace on enjoying a record, reading, or watching cheesy Sci-Fi TV. In our free time, we enjoy bike riding, walks in the neighborhood, live music, and gardening. We are fortunate enough to have our family live close, and we get to see them frequently. Holidays and family traditions are special and important in both of our families. Each occasion is marked with good food, great company, games, and lots of laughter! Our families are over the moon excited to build these memories with your child!
When we imagine a child joining our family, we envision sharing with them all the simple things that make life wonderful! Images swirl in our heads of planting the spring garden in our backyard with them, reading them bedtime stories from our favorite books like The Hobbit and Where the Wild Things Are, sharing our love of music, and taking family bike rides in the park. We strive to create a calm, nourishing environment for your little one to explore their interests and the joys of being a child!
We welcome your child into our family with open arms and hearts! While there will never be a way to show you our full gratitude for choosing adoption for your child, we will make it our mission to teach your child how to love themselves and others, be open-minded, steadfast in their values, confident, and kind. Through every step of your child’s journey, we will strive to honor you and the decision you made for them!
Love for your child is what binds us together. Should you choose us to parent your child, the love that started this journey will continue to grow and flourish!
With all the love and respect,
Jeremy and Emily