To potential expectant parents who are considering adoption:
So nice to “meet” you!
Thank you for taking this moment to check out our page. It must seem so cliché to say that “we can’t imagine what you’re going through”. Yet, we really can’t think of another way to put it… More than anything, we want to offer our prayerful support as you prepare for the days and weeks ahead as you have some heavy thoughts and questions to ponder. No matter what the outcome and whatever your decision may be for you and for your baby, we feel so honored for your consideration. We hope that as you browse through these pages, that you’ll feel love and appreciation from families like us as we can only guess how hard this must be for you. Even if adoption is not the path for you, hopefully you can find comfort in knowing that you have so many prayers surrounding you and your little one as you read each profile. Someone once told us that adoption is never “Plan A” for an expectant family and it truly puts it into perspective for us. We so admire your strength and courage as you weigh the options including adoption.
If there’s one thing that we share in common already, it’s the wisdom that things don’t always go as planned. However, we’ve also learned that there is a mysterious beauty in not always “getting our way” and discovering that somehow God has a better plan that’s beyond what we can see in this present moment. We’ve seen this in so many ways through our journey. We are excited to grow our family through adoption!
Thank you again for taking the time to get to know us. Please know that you will be surrounded in our prayers. Even if our paths never cross, we wish the very best for you and for your family. We hope that these remaining weeks of pregnancy go as smoothly and comfortably for you as they can be.
Tom and Mer
Who we are as a family:
We enjoy doing the “little things” together. Whether it’s spending time with our families (including our two nephews), running errands, taking Sunday naps after church with the cat, going for a walk, or grilling out on the patio – these are the moments that mean the most to us. We value spending quality time together and it doesn’t have to be anything over the top. We love to laugh (mostly at each other). We are completely committed to each other. Through the joy and through the struggles, we are always there to support one another. Our home is filled with laughter, love, comfort and cookies and we can’t wait to fill it with more of these things!
My friends say I am: Caring, creative, and soft spoken
Occupation: Patient Care Coordinator at a dental office by day, cookie decorator by night
I enjoy: Baking cookies, drinking coffee, date nights
My friends say I am: Hard-working, laid back, generous
Occupation: Landscape foreman
I enjoy: Cars/motorcycles, the outdoors, and going for walks
Our views on openness in adoption:
We recognize that the definition of “open” is not a one size fits all answer and may look different to each individual in the equation. Our desire would be to define an open relationship together in a way that works for you and offers you comfort in the days ahead. It is our hope that as our child grows, we can honor and celebrate their adoption story in a positive way, which begins with you! We are excited to get to know you and are committed to building an ongoing relationship as we navigate through the good, the awkward, and most blessed parts of this journey together!