Dear Expectant Parent,
There are times in life when words fail to properly express the depth of our feelings. Saying “thank you” for taking the time to consider us as potential adoptive parents is certainly one of those times. Despite being not enough to cover everything we are feeling, allow us to thank you nonetheless. We may not know you yet, but we have tremendous admiration and respect for you and the journey you are on. Your courage and strength are incredible, and we send the deepest love to you and your baby. If you do choose us, we promise to provide your baby with a home always filled with love and support. Your baby will be welcomed into our family and together we will make sure they know as much about you and your family as you desire.
Our story together began back when we were both in our early 20’s and attending college. Though we didn’t go to school together, Kim’s dad worked with Bob’s mom. Through them, and Kim’s willingness to show Bob the newbie (whose college friends were all out-of-towners) around, we came together. We fell for each other – even if we didn’t want to be set up by our parents and fought it at first! From there on, we were a team. We knew we wanted to get married and spend the rest of our lives together. We didn’t rush into it, taking time to grow and build a solid foundation together. Our path down the aisle got held up along the way due to other life events, but the end destination was always certain.
After enjoying building a life together, we knew we wanted to add to our family. We found out that having children of our own wouldn’t be possible. It didn’t deter us though; we had talked about adoption being something we were both interested in before we even started trying to expand our family. Adoption is something both of us have had as part of our lives before. Kim’s older brother is adopted and it was something that was openly discussed as a family when she was growing up. We plan on taking a similar approach to talking about adoption; we intend to openly discuss it since it is something that should be shared proudly. Bob’s cousin (who was like an older sister to him growing up) had placed a child for a closed adoption when she was young. We have seen adoption from different angles and knew it was always an option we would be open to.
We were both lucky enough to have fantastic examples of how to be raised in a loving home, and look forward to being able to provide that to a child ourselves. Your child will be loved, supported, and encouraged to dream. We will be there to celebrate the highs, help ride out the lows, and enjoy the ride together! Kim’s crafty nature will ensure there’s always something fun to do and Bob will welcome the request for “just one more story” with a smile. There will be no shortage of family and friends (who we love like family) ready to share that love as well. Believe us, they keep telling us how they can’t wait too! Though Bob’s parents are no longer with us, Kim’s parents are very close to us and will make fantastic grandparents. Pets have always been a central part of our homes; we love the joy they bring. Our current girls (our three rats Latte, Cupcake, & Brownie) are just the sweetest and gentlest little things.
We are so looking forward to sharing our lives with your child, from the big events like vacations and celebrations, down to the simple daily things like spending quality time together at home. Holidays are big with our family, especially Christmas. We always welcome the chance to get together with our loved ones. Our Catholic faith is important to us and something we will share as well. We love to do things like going to the beach, visiting museums, or exploring the sights of Southern California. We call it our “Kimmy and Bobby Adventures” and can’t wait to add to our adventure crew! One of the adventures we’re looking forward to taking as a crew would be Disney World – we got to go with Kim’s best friend & her family for her daughter’s first visit, and are excited to meet them there again for your child’s first trip too!
With love and gratitude,
Bob & Kim