To potential expectant parents who are considering adoption:
“[Previously] my future seemed to stretch out before me like a straight road. I thought I could see along it for many a milestone. Now there is a bend in it. I don’t know what lies around the bend, but I’m going to believe that the best does.” – Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
“This God- His way is perfect; the word of the LORD proves true; He is a shield for all those who take refuge in Him.” Psalm 19:30
We are Luke and Sarah and we like to believe the best is yet to come. We are praying earnestly for you as you consider adoption. We wish we had all the answers for you and that the decisions would be easy for you. We desire you to know God’s peace and love and comfort, for He loves you and desires the best for you.
Life does not always go as planned, as we’re sure you’ve come to know! Sometimes dreams are shattered and you have to pick up the pieces and believe the best is right around the corner. We adore children and have always wanted a family of our own. When Sarah had to have emergency surgery in 2017, we had to say goodbye to our dreams of being biological parents. But our hearts were immediately turned towards adoption. Now we look forward in hope and overwhelming joy at the possibility of having children through adoption. We can hardly wait to start on the adventure of being parents. We don’t know if our dream of being parents includes you, but we trust God to make that clear. If God’s plan does include our paths to join, we would love your child from the bottom of our hearts and give everything of ourselves to make sure that child feels loved and cherished.
Who we are as a family:
We have been married since 2010 and we love being together!
Luke is a firefighter and paramedic and it’s so fun to take our nephews or friends’ kids to visit him at the fire station. We are thankful for his emergency skills! Sarah works close to home at a company that sells office technology products, and although she’s made a lot of friends there, she can’t wait to be a stay-at-home mom and enjoy nurturing our child with music, learning, crafts, and reading!
Luke has been mastering his cooking skills, and this year he’s gotten really good at making pies (Key Lime and Strawberry Rhubarb), Smoking meat (Pastrami sandwiches), and making pasta! Sarah likes to help in the kitchen, but mostly she likes sampling what he makes. 🙂
We like biking at any time of the year- even winter! Luke bikes to and from work and occasionally has to carry his bike across the path when it floods in the spring.
Sarah loves to sing- karaoke and on the worship team at church! We have a karaoke machine at home, and you may hear songs from The Greatest Showman soundtrack, Journey, Adele, the list goes on…
We love to watch movies and documentaries together. Sarah likes film series like the Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter and Luke likes old movies from the 1940s and 1950s.
We love our extended family! We enjoy going up to the lake with Luke’s family and swimming and fishing with our nephews. Sarah’s family likes to come over and barbecue, sing karaoke, and watch movies together, and we look forward to meeting our niece when she is born to Sarah’s sister and brother-in-law in a couple months.
We love Jesus and our church and love helping with the kids choir, kids class, community events, planning, and just being together.
Our views on openness in adoption:
We cannot wait to meet you if you are open to it. We want to support you in whatever circumstance you find yourself in. We value you and want to make you a part of our extended family. We want our child to know that their birth mother and birth father love them and that they are very special people. We’d love to meet our child’s birth mother while you’re pregnant, to support you during that time, and honor your wishes during your delivery, whether that means supporting you at the hospital or praying for you at our home. We want to make an openness plan that allows you to stay in contact with your child, whether that be through letters, emails, sending pictures, texts, and/or face-to-face visits. You will always be important to your child and to us, and we want to honor that relationship between you and your child, all the while respecting your privacy and priorities in your life. This is new territory for us, but we know we want to work with you to make a plan that’s best for this precious child, for you, and for us. God has laid out all of our lives for us, maybe not what we would have planned, but we know that he’s lovingly in control, and we trust Him to guide us through this new territory and knit our hearts together in love.