Hello! We are Sara & Ken and we are so excited to be adopting a child into our family! There are many things we want you to know about us but this is the most important: we want our child to know where they came from – to know the woman who carried them, longed for them, and loved them so much she had to decide about their future. We want our child to understand that family can look many different ways and that it’s not always as simple as just one mom and one dad. We want them to know the huge sacrifice you and many others made to give them a different path and future. We want them to understand how wide, long, high, and deep God’s love is for them and that His love reaches everywhere. We want them to know their history, heritage, and know they were chosen – by God and by you. We want them to know they were so loved from the beginning that they were given other opportunities. We want them to know that your story is as much a part of them as our story. Thank you again for considering us.
Dear Birth Parents,
I want to start by thanking you for taking the time to learn about me but, even more, for the courage and strength that has led you to explore adoption. I look forward to getting to know you and hearing about your hopes for your child’s future. I am excited to begin this process together. Please know that you will always have a special place in our hearts and lives. Adoption has always been my plan, ever since I was a child myself. It has always felt right to me and I am wholeheartedly ready to begin this journey.
One of the most important things to know about me is that I come from a close family that values togetherness and humor. My sister and I have grown to have an even stronger bond as adults. I have two young nieces and a baby nephew, who are my fa-vorite people in the entire world. I love taking Emmie and Harper on new adventures or spending time bonding with Lincoln. They cannot wait to have a new cousin!
In addition, I was extremely close to my mother. She taught me what it means to be a great mom: she was always there for us and we could tell her anything. Quite simply, Mom was home. She passed away four years ago, but I know how lucky I was—and still am—to have had her for a mother. I am also fortunate to have my dad and a supportive extended family. Dad lives nearby and is already a wonderful grandfather to my nieces and nephew. My friends are also a big part of my life, and many of them are already parents.
As for how I spend my days, I have the best job in the world: I’m a teacher. I teach sev-enth grade English and spend all day reading, writing, and working with kids! What could be better? They truly make me laugh on a daily basis and, more often than not, I make them laugh, too.
A huge benefit to teaching is that also provides the perfect schedule for a parent: I will be at work while my child is in school. In the beginning, I plan to take time off to bond with the baby. I am grateful to be able to take that time and to have a job that will me to spend a great deal of time with a child. I have a short 10 minute commute and own a home in an excellent school district, just 30 minutes outside of New York City. Here, I have the best of both worlds: a friendly, quiet town with great schools and a short drive away from the best city in the world.
In my free time, I love going into the city to see what new events, festivals, or exhibits have popped up. Most of all, I love going to see Broadway shows! Theater has always been a passion of mine, ever since my grandmother took me to see my first show when I was six. When staying close to home, I enjoy reading, seeing a good movie or discov-ering a new show on Netflix, and spending time with my friends. You know that friend who is always recommending a new show or movie? Well, that is definitely me. I also have a knack for trivia and have game nights with friends (I confess that can get a bit competitive with the trivia).
Recently, I’ve discovered a love for travel. Over the past two years, I have visited Eng-land, Scotland, and France. I look forward to adding stamps to my passport and seeing more of my own country. I’d love to share these kinds of adventures with a child some-day. First stop: Disney World! Later on, the sky is the limit.
Being a mother is a choice I made long ago and I have never wanted anything more. I promise that I will always put your child first and raise him or her to be caring, strong, and confident. He or she will always feel secure and loved. This child will learn to chase dreams and know that it is okay to take risks because I will be there to cheer him or her on and there when he or she falls. To me, that’s what a parent is all about: being there and helping your child discover who he or she will become.
Thank you so much for taking the time to view our online profile. It is our hope that it can
provide a snapshot of our family and help you get to know us a little better. It is difficult to fully capture our family on “paper”. We are a very dynamic bunch who love exploring the great outdoors and learning new things together. We are ALL so excited at the possibility of
welcoming another child into our family.
We can only imagine the emotions that are encompassing you on this journey. As Mother
Teresa once said, “It’s not about how much you do, but how much love you put into what you
do that counts.” We believe this is so applicable to the love a birth mother shows her child by making difficult choices to ultimately provide the best future for their child. We thank you again for the decision you are making and send our love and support to you!
About our Family:
We reside in the beautiful Northwest which we refer to as Nature’s Playground! It was
important for us to pick a job location where the pace of life was slower than average.We want
to enjoy time together, not spend hours a day commuting in traffic. We want to unplug and go
ski or snowboard in the mountains without cell signal. We want to focus on what really matters
in this life and we have found our state to be a perfect fit!
Micheal is an Orthopedic surgeon and also a team physician for many of our local and college
athletic teams. He comes in very handy when we are sick or injured- ha! Adrienne has the job
she always wanted-a stay at home mother! She has a psychology degree but has stayed
home since having children. Our children attend an excellent small Christian school that
challenges them academically while simultaneously nurturing their hearts. It continues to grow
their faith and obedience to God exponentially.
Our children are so excited to add another member to “the team”. They have had everything
ready and set up for months! The younger one often asks “when the new baby is going to
finally get here”?!
We are a larger sized family and believe there are so many benefits to that! There is always
someone to experience fun with. You never feel alone. Our kids love being in the same
school. Whether it’s school, sports teams, church camp, etc., just knowing that they have a
sibling there gives them such peace and security. Our home is filled with creativity, lots and
lots of projects and plenty of imagination. Adrienne’s mother, who was a mother of five, always said “When you have another baby, the love isn’t divided…it grows.” And she was so right! Nothing brings Michael and I more joy that our children and we are so hopeful that we can grow our family one more time!
Our family promises to be open and honest with our adoptive child about their background.
The child will know of your unbelievable strength and that journey that you selflessly embarked on to provide them with the best life. You are the hero in this and will always be remembered.
We promise to love, cherish and honor your child for the rest of our lives. Being a parent is a life time commitment and we will always be there to support and guide him/her. We will provide a safe and loving home, free from alcohol and drug use. We strive to make our home a place of refuge-a predictable familiar and warm place that provides respite from an often times tough and cruel world outside. Our home is a place where we are loved and show love to one another.
We promise to provide the best education for your specific child. Every child’s needs are
unique and as parents we work hard in figuring out what settings will help our children best
flourish. School is a big priority to our family as it is so important in providing opportunities for the future. We have made the commitment to pay for our children’s college education so that they can focus on their schoolwork-a blessing that was given to us as college youth via scholarships and parental assistance.
Dear Birth Parent,
We are honored and grateful you have chosen to review our letter. We have been married for seven years. Christian is from Switzerland and I (Michelle) am from the United States of America. Our household is trilingual and we speak English, German & Spanish. We embrace our cultures and intertwine them into our lives. We have dreamed of raising a child speaking these languages and embracing multiple ethnicities.
I am 5 feet 4 inches tall, with dark brown curly hair and brown eyes. I am Mexican American. My family has been rooted in the United States since the 1500s. I am bilingual and I speak English and Spanish. I understand some German, French, Italian, and Portuguese but I would not say that I am fluent. I do get by when traveling. I have always been interested in traveling, cultures, and how people interact. I have combined my interests with my profession. I have a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling and I have obtained dual licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I feel people are an important resource and that is why I chose a profession to help people be their best. Aside from work, I enjoy making our home a haven both aesthetically and comfortably. I also enjoy dancing, reading, traveling, movies, water activities, and socializing. I am outgoing, assertive, and generally in a happy mood. I am always up for visitors.
Christian is six feet five inches tall, blond with green eyes. He is from the German-speaking part of Switzerland. He works for an international manufacturing company. Christian is a Manager-Engineer and is leading the testing department. He has been with this company for 16 years. Christian is a fun-loving person that is energetic and motivated. He never gets bored and is always happy. I do not think Christian has ever had a rainy day. He likes having projects to do, especially with his brothers or friends. Every time we visit someone they are so excited to see him because he can fix something for them. He is happy to oblige.
Christian enjoys socializing, watching Football and Car Racing, basically, anything that is mechanical and has a motor, and he is passionate about tools. Christian also likes to go Snowboarding when the time allows.
We both value family, friends, our faith, our culture, and our community. We feel life balance is important. We value fun time and we work hard. As for our personal characteristics, we are honest, clear and follow thru with our commitments. Christian and I are both Roman Catholic and we hope to bring up a child in the same faith. Christian also volunteers with many activities for our church and enjoys socializing with fellow members. We also feel our community and our environment is important. We feel healthy attitudes along with clean air, water, and the food is important. Christian and I value our family traditions, and we combine our cultures to make it our own. We are excited to bring a child into this environment. We hope your child will love diversity as well.
Goals as a Family
We want to grow our family. Unfortunately, for us fertility treatments did not work out, so after a couple of tries, we decided to pursue adoption. We both have loving experiences with adopted individuals within in our families. We understand that your choice of placing your child for adoption was probably not your ideal choice. As a mutually beneficial experience through our agency, we hope to communicate throughout the child’s lifetime. We have a house in a quiet neighborhood. Our home is near schools with parks and trails. We also decorate for every holiday and participate in our neighborhood events. We would love to have a child to add to our experiences and help the child grow. We would love to share our experiences with your child to help them grow in education, music, art, cultures, physical activities and languages. These are experiences we enjoyed as children.
Our favorite place to vacation is at the beach. We both feel that the water and sun are very nurturing. We also like to vacation in the winter. Christian has been skiing since he was three years old, he snowboards as well. We also like to socialize and host parties. We adapt well to different environments and enjoy socializing and learning new things. Since we both live far away from our families, visiting family is like a traveling vacation for us. Thank goodness for technology, we are in constant communication with our families and we seem to always have visitors.
Thanks again for reviewing our letter and considering us to help raise your child. A child can only do well with more people to love them.
Dear Expectant Family,
First, we just wanted to wish you the very best as you make this very important decision in your life, with whatever you chose. It will be what it right for you and your child. We hope you will find the peace and assurance you need as you make these difficult choices for you and your baby. We also want to thank you for taking the time to get to know our little family.
Adoption has changed our lives so much and we are so happy that there are wonderful people out there who are willing to explore adoption. We have so much love and respect for those expectant mothers and their birth families. Here’s just a little fun fact about both our families, they have both been touched tremendously through the power of adoption. Tyler and his two siblings are adopted from different families. Heather’s sister is also adopted. We feel we will be able to help this child understand and know the love you had for them and why you made this hard decision.
You are probably thinking to yourself, they already have two kids, why would they do adoption now? Well, even before we were married, we knew that adoption would someday come into play and was something we knew we both wanted to do. When we talked about having kids, we knew in our hearts that we were to have 3 or 4 kids, and at least one was going to be adopted.
I am a very family-oriented individual, Family is the single most important thing in my life. I believe that true happiness can only come from and through the family. I love being a dad and to take my family camping hiking and just being with my family and continue family traditions and start some new ones. I love to play video games and learn about military history.
I love being a mom, and having a house full of kids. I love to laugh and be silly and make others happy. I want my life to be one that I enjoy and do the things I love and have a life that my kids can look up to and be proud of their mom for what she did. I love sports especially soccer and volleyball. I love to make things and be creative. My mind loves to come up with new things to try and I love to see how they turn out.
Kyle is our little sweetheart. He is so caring and wants everyone to be happy. We joke that he will be the class clown. He loves to explore and figure out how things work. He is full of energy and always has to be doing something. He is such a great big brother and is very protective of his sister and looks forward to showing the baby how to make things work.
Sami is our diva, and we love it! She is her own person. She loves to dance, and she shines on the stage. She is Heather’s mini me, she loves to be Heather’s helper. She also has a ton of energy and can be found singing and dancing around the house. She is so excited to be a big sister and show the baby how to “be a big kid”.
1) We love to travel, Oregon is our go- to destination.
2) We love the outdoors, especially camping
3) We have 4 pets: 2 dogs and 2 cats
4)We love movie nights downstairs where we cuddle on our big couch.
5) We love to make homemade pizza, Sausage is our favorite.
6) We live right next to a park and spend a lot of time there.
7) Heather is currently getting her master’s degree for school counseling.
8) We have been married for almost 8 years.
9) Kyle and Sami are what they call Irish twins, they are 11 months apart.
10) Family is everything to us!
11) We love family traditions and we are always adding new ones.
Lastly, we want you to know that we cannot even comprehend the emotions and challenges that you are facing, but we want you to know that we are there for you and we love you. We want you to know that although we have never met, we pray for you daily, and are here for you during this time. We have so much respect for all you are trying to do in your life and for considering adoption as a parenting choice for your baby.
With all our love,
Tyler, Heather, Kyle, and Sami
Dear Birth Parent,
Hello! We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for taking the time to get to know us and we are excited and humbled by the opportunity to grow our family through adoption!
We can only begin to imagine how difficult this time is while you try to figure out the best option for you and your precious baby. We hope you feel supported and loved during this journey. You have touched our hearts for your strength and courage to do the best for your beautiful child. It is a brave and selfless decision. You are giving the most priceless gift a couple could ever receive, the gift of becoming a Mom and a Dad.
We want to assure you that we promise to always respect and honor you. We promise to cherish and love your child with our hearts and souls and to provide a safe, supportive, happy and loving home and a life with every opportunity possible.
Our family will be beyond blessed to be chosen by you to parent your child! Thank you so much for considering us!
Our Love Story:
We met 7.5 years ago through mutual friends. We instantly connected and met again a few days later for our first date. It was definitely love at first sight!! We spent the next year growing together as a couple and forming a strong, loving foundation. We got married in 2013 on a snowy December day surrounded by our family and friends. It was truly a magical holiday wedding!
Not long into our marriage, we began trying to build our family as it has always been our dream to become parents. We quickly began facing challenges and difficulties and after realizing we could not conceive, we felt God leading us down the path of adoption. We want nothing more than to be a sweet baby’s Mommy and Daddy. We know that growing our family through adoption is going to be the most exciting part of our love story!!
Family means everything to us!! The child we are blessed with will not only have a mother and a father that will love him/her to the fullest, but 40+ cousins, 30+ aunts and uncles, 2 grandparents and a great grandma that will be there to play, to love, to encourage and to help him/her experience a joyful life. David is one of six siblings and is also an identical twin and Deanna is the younger daughter of two in her family. We are very lucky that the entire family lives within thirty minutes of our home. Every holiday, birthday and dinner is always filled with love, laughter and lots of family fun! Everyone is beyond supportive of our decision to adopt and cannot wait to spoil a new addition!
We live in a beautiful upscale family-friendly neighborhood. Our home is a 5 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home with a huge fenced in backyard. We have excitedly started transforming one bedroom into the nursery. We are overjoyed to put the finishing touches on the room! Our neighborhood has a swimming pool, a playground and scenic walking trails. Our homes association also organizes many fun and festive family events such as cookies with Santa, Easter egg hunts and the annual 4th of July bike parade. We are only a few blocks from the elementary school and our local school district is rated one of the best in the state. Our community as a whole boasts many family friendly activities from the zoo, children’s museum, botanical gardens, amusement parks, festivals and sporting events.
We have a beloved 12 year old dachshund beagle. He was rescued from a shelter and brings so much joy and love into our home. He is very friendly and absolutely wonderful with children. He loves car rides, cuddling and playing in our backyard.
Hobbies & Interest:
Hiking – Skiing – Spending time with family and friends – Christmas – Running – Traveling – Gymnastics – Boards Games – Going to Sporting Events – Zoos – Biking – Dogs – Festivals – Movies – Local Restaurants – Mountains – Baking – Cruises
We are committed to communicating and maintaining contact to the level you feel most comfortable. We are drawn to the idea of raising a child based on honesty, openness and love.
We are incredibly thankful and appreciative that you have taken the time to learn about us and our family. Thank you for being the answer to our prayers, we hope we can be an answer to yours.
Love, David and Deanna
Hello! We’re Meghan and Adam (the beagle is Charlie). We’ve been married for nearly 5 years after meeting as chaperones on a youth group ski trip. We are both pastors. Meghan is a chaplain at a nearby university and Adam is a pastor at a United Methodist Church. We learned shortly after our marriage we wouldn’t be able to have children, and are now very eager to become parents through adoption.
We are both fun-loving and try not to take ourselves too seriously. Things we enjoy together include cooking, traveling, gardening, and hiking. Meghan is more of a homebody, whereas Adam tends to like being out and about. We are a good balance to each other, and we have an authentically loving and respectful relationship. We also have a great network of friends and family—they keep us grounded and laughing.
We admire your strength and courage in choosing adoption for your child. We are not perfect people, but we will love your child and we cherish the opportunity to help your child discover who they are in this world. We hope to raise our child in a home of warmth and grace.
We live in a wonderful medium-sized city in the southeast. Our neighborhood is truly lovely, with a number of kids and lots of nearby walking trails and hikes. We love our city and community. We also have easy access to museums (kids, art, and science), sporting events, and arts/performances. We are not extravagant people, but we are willing to spend money on travel. We are especially excited about the mountains and national parks (Adam spent two summers working at Yosemite). Our families are very eager for us to pursue adoption. Meghan’s family lives in another state (though we see them regularly), but Adam’s parents and sister live about 10 minutes from us.
With gratitude, Meghan and Adam
Dear Birth Mom,
Hello and thank you for taking the time to get to know us. We have great admiration for the loving choice that you are making for your baby, and we wish you the best with your decision. We have been a couple for about 12 years. We always knew we wanted to have children, but we experienced infertility challenges before finally having our daughter, Cecelia. We’d very much like to have another child, and we feel confident that adoption is the right path for us. We have many family members and friends who were adopted, and their beautiful experiences and stories have inspired us greatly. Thank you for considering us to love and care for your baby.
Our Background as a Family
We met 12 years ago while attending graduate school in James’ home state of Oregon. We each fell in love with the other’s kindness and sense of humor. We had lots of common interests too, like: traveling, reading, music, hiking and sports. Over the years, we spent time teaching in the US and then several years at an international school in the Dominican Republic. We loved the adventure and challenge of experiencing a new culture and learning Spanish. We recently moved back to Oregon to be closer to family, and we’re so excited about this new chapter of our lives. We can’t wait to meet the baby that will complete our family.
Our Personalities and Interests:
James is tall- really tall! He loves sports, especially basketball. He played in college and later became a PE teacher and coach. He is now the athletic director at a nearby school, and remains passionate about sports. His 6’7” height is a delight for kids like our daughter and nieces/nephews, who seem to think he’s a human climbing wall. His patience and gentle, goofy personality make him an amazing dad and uncle. He plays guitar and mandolin and loves music. He’s also really smart and curious- he likes to read, loves history, and is always staying up to date on the news. On top of all that, he is an amazing cook, with a specialty for making outrageously good pies!
Kim is a super thoughtful, caring person. She is a great listener, she goes out of her way to help others, and she is an extremely loyal friend. As a teacher she always related well to all of the kids in the class, from the outgoing comedians to the quiet, sensitive types, and she was well loved for her kindness and endless patience. Now, as an acupuncturist, she puts her caring nature to work to help people stay in good health. She is a mellow person in the sense that she loves reading, hiking, camping, gardening, and otherwise relaxing. But she is also lively, silly, and social, and she loves to laugh. As a mom, Kim is loving, affectionate, energetic, and adventurous, and she makes life fun for our daughter.
Cecelia is a ray of sunshine in our lives, just as our next child will be. She is an active, curious, happy kid. She loves to sing and dance, to swim, and to explore everything. Lately she’s really into babies- she’s dresses them, sings and reads to them, and calls them her ‘brothers and sisters.’ With her affectionate personality, we know she will make a great big sister. We are both really close to our siblings, and we look forward to nurturing the relationship between Cecelia and your baby.
We have a 4 bedroom house with a big family/play room, a lovely kitchen, and a cozy living room. Your baby will have his/her own room right next to ours. One of the best features of our home is the big backyard with a swing set, grassy lawn, garden, and fruit trees. Our house is at the end of a quiet street, in a safe neighborhood that’s full of young families. We’re right next to a school, so we have access to their fields and playgrounds, as well as lots of other great parks close by. We can walk to James’ mom’s house and to an amazing bike path that runs along a beautiful river. We make the most of the beautiful region we live in by going for frequent hikes, riding bikes, lounging at the lake, and going camping.
Our Daily Life Together:
We absolutely love being parents! Our home life is relaxed and playful. We spend our time at home playing games, reading books, cooking together, doing art projects, gardening, playing in the yard, and watching the occasional movie. In our free time, we walk to playgrounds, ride bikes, visit the library or other kid friendly events, spend time with family and friends, and explore the nearby lakes, rivers and trails. Whatever we’re up to, our two dogs, Oliver and Annie, are usually right by our sides. Oliver is a gentle, goofy, giant (hound dog), and Annie is an incredibly sweet little mixed breed who has ruled our house (in the best way) since we found her 4 years ago.
We can’t possibly know what this experience has been like for you, but can only imagine it must be a very complex emotional journey. We have deep compassion for you and admiration for the courageous choice you are making. Please know that in our family, your baby will be surrounded by love and opportunity. He/she will have unconditional support and encouragement, not only from us, but from our extended family of relatives and friends. And so will you. We look forward to an adoption that is as open as you wish, and we promise to honor you in every way that we can. We wish you well and look forward to learning more about you.
Kim, James, and Cecelia
Dear Birth Mom,
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us! We know that this is one of the most difficult decisions you’ll ever make, and that it’s not a decision you are making lightly. We are in awe of your strength and selflessness.
Our lives have been so blessed by adoption. We became parents through adoption when our son, Phoenix, was placed with us by a loving birth mom. We truly value our relationship with her. She holds a special place in our hearts. Like Phoenix’s birth mom, we want your baby to know all about you and the pure, complete love you had in placing him/her for adoption. Thank you for considering us to be your baby’s adoptive parents—it is truly an honor.
A little about us…
• Candy: anything chocolate
• Place to visit: China
• Animal: Pandas
• Color: blue
• Things to do: running and board games
• Candy: Sour patch watermelon
• Place to visit: New York City
• Animal: our cat!
• Color: pink
• Things to do: Writing, baking, and reading
Our decision to adopt…We were excited about having kids as soon as we got married. We have so much love to share, and couldn’t wait to share that love with our children. Within a year, we had four miscarriages and found out that we wouldn’t be able to have biological children. Adoption felt so right for us, and it’s a journey we started with love and peace in our hearts. We believe that God has a plan, and we’re grateful that He led us through our infertility struggles quickly. Now we have a beautiful son and are so excited to open our home again!
Our thoughts on parenting…While we certainly don’t know everything about parenting, there are a few things we think are very important. We believe in raising our children to follow Christ and to treat others kindly. We attend church every week, and want your baby to be raised knowing God has a plan for him/her. We want your baby to feel safe and loved in our home, and to understand that making mistakes doesn’t change our love for them in any way. We do not believe in physical punishment or belittling kids when they make mistakes. In our home, your baby will be free to learn and grow, understanding that we’re here to help and cheer them on.
Our promise to you…Although we do not know you, we think about you and pray for you every day. With love and amazement, we talk about the selfless choice you are making and the strength it requires to make such a choice. We promise that your child will know the incredible person you are to make such a decision, and that it was a decision made out of pure love. We want your child to love you as much as he/she loves us, and to know that they came to us from an angel. We promise to never forget, for one moment, the priceless gift you gave us.
Jen and Jared
There are no words to express how thankful we are that you are choosing to give such a special little one life. Thank you for getting to know us a little better and we hope you feel we are the right fit for you.
Our hope and dream is to welcome a precious baby into our loving home and hearts. A little one we can love, support, teach and share with all the wonderful things about the world.
There is plenty of room to run, play and explore at our house and lots of wildlife just outside our window. We are fortunate to experience all four seasons including snow in the winter, cool breezes in the fall (perfect for bonfires & s’mores), beautiful green grass and flowers blooming in the spring and hot summers perfect for enjoying ice cream!
We enjoy spending time with family, whether we are camping, having bonfires or sharing meals. There is never a dull moment and way too much food to enjoy. We are all eagerly awaiting a new family member.
Frank & I love the beach. So much so, we were married there a few years ago. We go back for a visit once a year. We have a very loving home and are excited to share that with a new arrival. Thank you so much for considering us to care for this precious child. We pray that GOD will give you strength, comfort and peace with your decisions.
Frank & Christy