This is a very unique way to meet someone, and we are so grateful to meet you. We chose to pursue adoption because it is a way for you, or someone like you, to choose the life you want for your child. We want to give your child every opportunity, every lesson, every skill, every moment of love we can possibly give them. We want to listen to their violin lessons go from squeaks to concertos. We want to watch them throw a ball for our sheepadoodle Watson (see the dog emoji for reference cause he looks just like that!) and then be thanked with licks and snuggles. We want to support and hug them through the bullies and bad dreams. We want to stay up late relearning how to do algebra to help them with their homework. We want to see them get all the kisses and snuggles from their older siblings, Rosalie (2) and James (4). We want to be the parents you want us to be for your child.
We first met in college through mutual friends and were friends for several years before we started dating. We had such a solid foundation by then that we were pretty quick to get engaged and married in August of 2014. Caleb is loving, playful, focused, and consistent. Emma is sincere, plucky, loving, and kind. James, who also goes by Jay, is sweet and loves throwing balls to anyone and everyone and Rosie is precocious and loves singing the words of “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” to all the different tunes of songs she hears on the radio. Our hobbies include everything from sewing to rock climbing and from reading to watching YouTube videos. We love our home in Colorado and have really enjoyed making it a space where there is much playing of everything from our made-up game of “sleepy dragon” to chasing and fetching, and when that’s all done, watching “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.”
We meet our kids where they are in any situation, whether they accidentally break something, aren’t getting along with their siblings, are dealing with physical or mental illness, or anything in between. We don’t let our kids’ actions or choices trigger us and instead, we help them work through their own emotions. Helping our kids comes first, and the same will be true for how we treat your child. We’re excited for them to get loved on by aunts, uncles, cousins, Grandma and Grandpa, and Mimi and Papa. They’ll join us in making candy houses at Grandma’s, playing in the pool with Mimi and Papa, playing “rawr!” with Grandpa, and jumping on the trampoline with cousins. Even if your child comes from a different racial or ethnic background from us, we will do the work to give your child our culture as well as theirs. We want as open of an adoption as you are comfortable with. We know that is so important for both your child and for your own healing journey. We aren’t perfect people and we’re not perfect parents, but we do our absolute best to be better every day. If you decide to trust your child to us, we owe you our best.
Caleb and Emma