First and foremost, we want you to know that our hearts go out to you. We can only imagine how difficult this decision is. We truly believe that making an adoption plan is the most loving and compassionate thing someone can do. We cannot express our gratefulness to you enough. Thank you for choosing life and taking the time to learn more about us. We are incredibly honored for you to consider us.
We met in 2003 while “speed dating!” We prayed that we would meet someone with the same values, beliefs and desire to start a family. We married in 2005 on the beautiful US Virgin Island of St. Thomas. We immediately wanted a baby–a honeymoon baby! After some help from infertility doctors, two years and 1 day after we were married, our son Andrew was born. We are incredibly blessed and he has brought us so much joy. We absolutely love being parents and always wanted more children. We went back to doctors for more “help” when Drew was 18 months old. We though, “let’s just do what we did the last time.” It didn’t work like we thought. Months turned into years of hoping and praying for another baby. It was heartbreaking and many tears were shed. However, in all that time, we kept thinking, with the path of adoption, there is a baby! No more going through doctors, treatments and false hope. We truly believed with all our hearts that adoption was our hope-filled option.
Our promise to you is that your child will always feel loved and secure in our home and grow up in an environment where a reflection of love and kindness in daily living and education and exploration of the world will be greatly encouraged and supported. You as the birthmother and birthfather will always be honored, respected and spoken of joyfully in our home. We promise to give our unconditional love to your child and they will always know of the unconditional love you have for them.
We’ve often heard, and now understand–and agree–that being good parents are among the hardest jobs in the world. There are no “days off” and there are good days and bad days…but at the end of each day, we know that we are molding, forming and building a foundation for a strong, bright and promising future. By sharing our love, encouraging their curiosity of the world, and guiding them towards the right path, we can make a difference in the life of your child.
May God give you peace and serenity throughout this journey and in making your decision.
Our most sincere and warmest regards,
Tammy and Bob
Thank you for wanting to learn more about our family. Meghan is an elementary school principal and John owns a real estate property management company.
What Meghan says about John:
There are many qualities that I love about John. He is caring, confident and engaging. As a couple, we balance each other out. More than anything, John is committed to his family. He values family and is a wonderful father. John is passionate about his family and works hard to make us proud of him. I love this about John.
What John says about Meghan:
We met at a party my brother was hosting. I was immediately attracted to Meghan’s engaging personality, confidence and how genuine she was. I felt a comfort level with her after a few hours that I’d never felt with anyone before. I konw the night I met Meghan she was the woman I wanted to spend the rest of my life with.
Joseph Donald is named after both of his grandfathers. He is an active 4 year old who loves to swim, fish, explore, build puzzles, read books, help in the kitchen, build things and play almost any sport. He is full of love, curious about the world around him and is going to be a great big brother.
We respect the courage it takes to give your baby the gift of life and the selflessness in pursuing adoption. We know that your decision to consider adoption has to be very difficult. We understand that you love this child and have the best wishes for a stable, secure and fulfilling life for this child–one that is part of a loving family.
We honor your decision, appreciate your sacrifice and hope that we make you proud of the way we raise your child. Our extended family includes a history of adoption so please rest assured that this child will be raised in a nurturing family. Our unconditional love has prepared us to welcome a new child into our family.
Our family is prepared and committed to providing your child with lots of love and a strong family environment to support them as they grow.
John, Meghan and Joseph
We are Shawn and Kate and are extremely excited that you want to know more about us. We have wanted children since we were married, but after trying to get pregnant and exploring our options, we came to agree that adoption is our best option. The nursery is ready and waiting for the baby that we’ve dreamed of.
About Shawn–by Kate:
For me, I knew by the end of the first date that Shawn was the one! His big, brown eyes give me goosebumps every time he looks at me. Shawn loves learning new things and isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty. Shawn is very logical and I am very creative, which is why it works well. Shawn has a huge heart which he has no problem sharing with others. He is always the first person to volunteer to help others in need, whether it be a close friend or building a house for Habitat for Humanity. His smile and laugh are contagious and his ability to make me laugh and smile no matter what kind of mood I’m in is one of the qualities that simply amaze me.
About Kate–by Shawn:
Kate was born in Cincinnati and was adopted shortly after birth and grew up only 20 minutes away from me. It’s hard to believe our paths never crossed! Once Kate caught my eye and I met her in person, I realized that for the first time, my search may be over. Kate always amazes me with her different creative projects and her knack of finding just the perfect gift for someone. She too, can make me laugh–though sometimes it’s because of some predicament she’s gotten herself into. It’s great to have such a partner to go through life with. We can’t wait to be raising a child together.
We both have wonderful, supportive families who cannot wait to meet our child. We have a HUGE support system of friends who have known us since the beginning of our relationship. They are ecstatic that we have chosen to become parents.
We want to thank you for wanting to learn about us. We know that we will never understand the difficult decisions that you have made and have yet to make, but want you to know that we pray for you every morning and evening. Please know that we are forever grateful for you, for you are and will always be The Birth Mother.
Dear First Mom,
Hello, our names are Brian and Larena. We have two boys, Zachary and Parker. When Parker was born we were advised not to have more children due to medical problems associated with pregnancy. After lots of prayer and soul searching we decided that we would like to add to our family through adoption. God has blessed us with two beautiful children and we are excited for the blessings another child will bring to our family. Our boys are also excited and can’t stop talking about how they will help take care of the baby! We would like you to know that you will always have a special place in our hearts. No matter how much or how little contact you have with us, your child will know that you are her First Mom and that you love her very much.
Thank you for your time,
Brian and Larena