Adoptive Family Randy and Aimee

We are so grateful you are taking the time to learn about us. Although we don't know what you are going through, we do know it takes a courageous person to consider adoption.

Our names are Randy and Aimee. Children have always been a big part of our lives, even before we met. Randy has two nieces and two nephews. He has consistently made himself available to attend their birthday parties, sporting games and other special events. Aimee has a younger brother who joined her family through adoption. He has benefited from having an older sister who enjoyed spending time with him and taking him places. Aimee is also a Speech-Language Pathologist with a specialty in early intervention (birth to age 5). Our mutual love for children is a value we both share.

We’ve been married since 2002 and gave birth to a daughter, Grace, in 2006. Grace was born at 33 weeks and, after living 10 minutes on earth, now lives in Heaven. We were told in advance of her medical complications. We chose to continue the pregnancy anyway, praying for a miracle and doing everything we could for her. We didn’t get the miracle we prayed for; however, we still believe God plans to bless us with children in the home.

The idea of adoption is a blessing because God thought of it first! He adopted us into His family, so we think it’s fitting that we reflect this love through adopting too. Adoption has always been part of our family plan; we decided this together during pre-marital conversations. We will teach this child about their own adoption, and how we are all adopted into God’s family because of His amazing love. We are comfortable with our faith — we are willing and open to discuss our beliefs, and also intend to model our values in everyday life.

We know God has a plan for your baby. We will do our best to help prepare them by providing a variety of new experiences. We will encourage him or her to try new things. We also plan to offer him or her opportunities to gain skills and enjoy various ways of learning, such as through sports, music, summer camps, church/community activities, etc. As she or he gets older, we will reinforce their specific interests and hobbies, even if they differ from our own.

Our child will know their birth story from the beginning. We will honor this child’s birth family and ensure they always know the loving decision you made. We’ll read books, attend cultural events, spend time with people of other races and incorporate information we learn about our child’s birth parents into our home and family life. We are both open and willing to assist our child in having more information about their birth parents; we'll answer questions as they come up and try to find answers if we don't know them. We'll share pictures and letters with you, to show you their joys and milestones.

We would very much like the opportunity to get to know you. It's important to us that you know your child is loved and, if you consider our family, we will be forever thankful.

Blessings to you,

Randy and Aimee

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