Adoptive Family Kevin and Brenda
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us as you prepare to make this important decision. We’re so excited to become adoptive parents and we hope to share this journey with you. We know this must be a difficult decision for you. We hope that after reading our letter, you will know that we will provide a loving and wonderful life for our (yours and ours) child. We promise to love your child every second of every day, and that your child will know how much you love him or her. Your selflessness will never be forgotten or underestimated.

We’ve been together for nearly ten years, and married for nearly six. We think we have a great relationship and the basis for a strong and loving family. Our house is full of fun and love and a lot of laughter and we look forward to sharing that with a child. We’ve worked hard to reach the point in our lives and our relationship where we feel ready to start a family. We’ve become closer and more understanding of each other through this process. We work hard to bring out the best in each other and we hope to do that for our child, as well. We will do our best to support and guide them in their life as he or she strives to become a happy, healthy adult, and we promise to always promote learning and healthy development. We promise to put your child’s needs above our own.

Over the past several years, we’ve explored a number of options for having a child, and we feel that adoption is the right choice for us. We’ve always believed that there are lots of ways to have a family. We’re confident that we can offer not just a loving home but an extended family and community that will embrace our child, as well. Our family is unique because it’s so welcoming and diverse. We’re an interracial couple and our extended families consist of different races and religions -- but in the end we are all one family. Many of our friends have grown their families through adoption. We promise to surround your child with a family and community that loves and respects and values them.

One of our favorite things to do is travel and explore new places. We love to visit other countries and to learn more about other people and cultures. Together, we’ve had the opportunity to visit several countries Argentina, Turkey, Honduras, Iceland and Norway and we’ve seen some amazing things and met some wonderful people along the way. We also love exploring our national parks. Last year, we visited Red Rock Canyon in Nevada and Zion and Bryce in Utah and it was an incredible experience. We spend a lot of time outside hiking with our energetic dog Farley (who has taught us a lot about patience and love as well). We even chose to get married outside, in nature, on one of the San Juan Islands in Washington State.

Even at home, we are rarely at rest. Brenda likes to run and kayak, and Kevin plays and referees soccer. We also enjoy reading and cooking together, and seeing live music. We love learning, and education is important to us. We look forward to sharing all of these things with our child, but we also look forward to learning new things as we discover what our child is interested in and passionate about.

We want our child to know that choosing adoption may not always be easy, but that it was a decision that was motivated by love. We respect your decision to consider placing your child for adoption, and will make sure that our child understands that we’re all committed to giving him or her a happy and nurturing home. We believe that the best way to do this is to maintain a relationship with you through pictures and letters, if that is something you would like.

Kevin and Brenda

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