Dear Expecting Parent,
Thank you for taking the time to read our profile. We understand this may be a difficult and emotional time for you and appreciate the opportunity to tell you about our family.
We have been together for over eight years and are lucky enough to be the parents of one amazing kid, Jensen, and one amazing dog, Charlie. Our relationship is a true partnership and we make all decisions together, especially decisions that will impact our family. We both feel family is the most important thing there is and focus most of our time and energy on Jensen, Charlie, each other, and our extended family. We’re very close to our parents and siblings, and they are all thrilled with the prospect of adding another little one to the family. Given how important family is to us, it’s always been a dream of ours to have more than one child. We both cherish our siblings and hope to give our children the same experience.
We have already been imagining how our lives will look with the addition of another child and could not be more excited to see another baby grow into a child, and one day, an adult. We both work from home which allows us the flexibility to be present for all the important moments. We’re looking forward to having another little face light up with joy on Christmas morning and the belly laughs that only toddlers can manage. Jensen is already planning all of the things he will show “his baby” including his many instruments and dance moves (with costume changes between acts of course). As parents, we’re excited to see how they grow and support each other over the years, hopefully as the very best of friends.
We adopted Jensen when he was a baby and he has brought us more joy and love than we could have ever imagined. At his age, Jensen may not understand his adoption fully but we always speak of his birth mother with warmth. Jensen’s birth mother decided on a closed adoption and while we may not have a relationship with her, she is still a part of our family. We are open to another closed adoption if that is your decision; however, we would be more than happy to have an open adoption with you. Our only wish is for our children to be happy and healthy and while this can be done with a closed adoption, we also know an open adoption would help our child better understand their story and who they are.
Someone once described our family as “ambitiously supportive” which we have taken to heart. We believe that victories big and small should be celebrated and that hardships should be met with support, love, and food. As parents, we want to honor our parents’ legacies of always being there for soccer games, family dinners, movie nights, parent conferences, and heartbreaks.
Thank you again for taking the time to learn more about us. We wish you all the best as you make your decision.
Justin & Christa