Kris and Mike
We are very excited about adopting a child and want to share a little about ourselves with you. However, first we want to tell you that we respect your ability to make such a loving and caring decision for your baby. We want you to know that we will always tell your child about the way he or she joined our family, and you are an important part of that story. Your son or daughter will only hear positive things about you and how glad we are that you made such a selfless and loving decision to place your baby with us. I, Kris, look forward to being an at home mom and only working part time while Mike or my mother stay with the baby.
Should you choose us, know we will be forever grateful to you for helping us create our family. Your love has given your child a wonderful chance at life. Since we are unsure of what questions you may have about us, we will try to tell you as much as we can.
Our relationship has a long and loving history. We
met in high school. After a year-long close friendship, our feelings
grew deeper and we began dating. We've been together ever since-over
thirteen years! Five years ago we started trying to have a
baby. We determined that we would need to undergo in-vitro
fertilization in order to conceive. Three years and countless
procedures (and tears) later we were exhausted, brokenhearted, and still
childless. We always believed that our dream of being parents would
be realized, it would just be a matter of when and how. Every time
we play with our nephews or our friends' children, we know that we could
love each of them as our own in a heartbeat. No matter the route, we
believe that the child who completes our family will be the child that was
always meant for us. We are full of love to give a child, and we
can't wait to meet him or her!
Kris: I am a person who
enjoys life and I am truly grateful for all that I have, especially my
family. I enjoy spending time at home with Mike and our dog, Sadie and
cat, Buddy Lee. I especially like traveling, gardening, going on long
walks, entertaining, and spending time with family and friends. I also
enjoy playing golf and racquetball. I am very proud to volunteer as a
fundraising coordinator for a non-profit organization, which provides
information and support to people experiencing the pain of infertility. I
am also proud of my career in fundraising. Currently, I coordinate all of
the fundraising efforts at a community hospital. I enjoy the
responsibility of the job and knowing that my efforts help to support
community outreach programs and purchase life-saving equipment.
As a child, I remember going to my grandparentsí
cottage on the beach every summer. As a family, we went camping and
canoeing. My grandfather had a houseboat and we would go to the nearby
ocean and go swimming off the boat. I think what I enjoyed about my family
growing up is that we were involved with each otherís lives. We all went
to the park to watch my brother play baseball and they all came to the
parades I was in. We cared about each otherís lives and we were always
there for each otherÖ and we still are. In fact, for the last four
years, Mike and I have enjoyed vacationing for a week with my parents,
aunt, uncle, and cousins. It is a wonderful family reunion and we look
forward to bringing our child there someday!
There are so
many things I want to say about Mike. I love so many things about him, his
gentleness, his tenderness, his sense of humor, his temperament, his
laugh, his smile. We enjoy life together. We laugh a lot together. He
makes me feel good about myself and he believes in me. He is giving, kind,
level-headed, calm and patient. I love him as much today as I did when we
first married. I think Mike
will be a wonderful and loving father whose playfulness and patience are
among his greatest gifts.
Mike and I are so excited to be parents. We spend a
lot of time with our nephews, John, 4, and Andrew, 2. I think what I enjoy
most about children is seeing their faces light up with joy and explode
with laughter. I want to watch my child meet the world. I want to see the
world through their eyes and to take great joy in simple things. Then to
watch with fascination as they become individuals, develop their own
personality and interests. I think we can offer a child our unconditional
love, affection, gentle guidance, a loving home, and a great extended
Kris is my best friend, and has been for a long time. This was one
of the reasons I asked her to marry me. She laughs at all of my jokes and
makes me feel good about myself. I have known Kris for half of my life and
canít imagine life without her. I love her with all my heart.
I feel that
we would have a lot to offer a child as parents. We are both caring and
loving people who will devote our lives to our children. When Kris and I
finally become parents, our child will be brought up in a loving home
along with grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins, and friends.
I have been in law enforcement administration for
over eleven years. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, reading and spending
time outdoors with Kris and our dog Sadie who is 11 years old. We also
have a cat named Buddy Lee, who has been with us for the last year. I love
our pets and enjoy time spent with them. They often give more than they
receive and love us unconditionally.
Some of my childhood family memories include camping
trips to Cape Cod and vacations to the mountains of New Hampshire. My four
grandparents would take us on vacations as children, usually to
Connecticut or New Hampshire and once to Disney World. We both came from
loving homes and we plan to set that same example for our child. Our
families are important to us and our child will have many extended family
members who will love him or her dearly. Our parents are excited about our
decision to adopt and are anxious to add another grandchild to the family.
Both of us
want to pass along a lot of the traditions and lessons our parents taught
us. The holidays are a special time for celebrating with our family and
friends. Christmas is our favorite time of year with lots of family
activities, cookie baking, tree trimming, and decorating. Halloween, trick
or treat, pumpkin carving, Easter egg hunts and coloring eggs are just a
few of the magical moments of the holidays that we want to share with our
child. We also want to raise our child to be proud of who they are and
create our own traditions as a new family.
We participate in our local church and look forward to including
our child in this warm community.
We value our
time together and have fun with each other. Weíre best friends! We love
long walks and talks, working in our yard, traveling, going to the movies,
sporting events, and concerts. We live in a three-bedroom Cape Cod style
house on an acre of land in a small New England country town. We love
being outdoors and delight in watching all of the birds, rabbits and deer
that enjoy our yard. We built our house seven years ago when we were
planning our wedding and we love it just as much today as we did when we
built it, if not more.
Entertaining at our home and inviting family and friends over for dinner
and games is something we do often and particularly enjoy.
for reading our letter. We understand that this is not an easy decision for you. We would be happy to send you regular
photos and letter updates as your child grows up, so that you can see for yourself the life your love
and concern has provided for your child. Your child will always know that your decision was made
with strength and devotion. If chosen to be the parents of your child, we will be grateful to you
every day of our lives.
Kris and Mike