Dear Expectant Birth Parents,

Dear Expectant Birth Parents,

We will never truly understand what it has been like to walk in your shoes, to carry a baby for nine months, give birth and then make the tough decision to have an adoptive plan for him/her to be loved and cared for by another family. We will forever respect and be grateful that you made such a loving, selfless choice for your little one.

Having been through the ups and downs of trying to start a family and struggling very hard for many years, we get that during life’s toughest times, some days may feel somewhat positive and stable, while most days feel overwhelming, depressing and even terrifying. Often, there isn’t anyone else who truly gets what you are going through.

But God knows: “For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” -Jeremiah 29:11

We may not always fully understand everything you are experiencing; we may not always know the perfect thing to say or do, but we will be praying for you and your little one and we will come alongside you through thick and thin. Our family is living proof that difficult life journeys often lead to beautiful things.

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While we have been hugely blessed to finally have two biological children of our own, Ellie (3) and Charlie (2), they will be the only biological children we are able to have and we would love to have a big family!

Our struggle having biological kids made us realize we both really desire and need adoption to be a part of our family’s story. Our struggle to conceive made us realize we both strongly desire adoption to be a part of our family’s story. We realized we do not care whatsoever if our children share the same genes; we want to embrace having a diverse family defined by love, not external factors. We know our family won’t feel complete until our child through adoption comes home to be loved by us and his/her siblings.

We are passionate about open adoption and want our adopted child to know his/her birth mom and family and keep a strong relationship with you. You were there for him/her first and we know you will always be a very special, important and irreplaceable person in his/her life.

Thank you for considering our family. We look forward to getting to know you!

~Luke, Katie, Ellie & Charlie