We have been happily married for over ten years and we think the key to success is communication and love. We try to remind each other with big (Becky surprising John with Chicago Bears tickets where we watched the game in the snow) and little gestures (John surprising Becky by bringing home her favorite movie theater popcorn) of our love and commitment to each other. We share the same values, beliefs, and love for our families. We have talked about our future and all the dreams that it may hold. The most important was starting a family. Even though we will never be able to have biological children, we have always known, in our hearts, that adoption was the journey we were meant to take. We cannot wait to show another child all the love we have to offer and all the amazing experiences that life can bring.
Currently, John is a Lt. Colonel in the Air Force. He has been a pilot for the last 15 years and loves serving his country. Recently, the startup that Becky joined in its infancy was sold and she made the decision to be a full-time stay at home momma. With over 15 years of HR experience, she now volunteers as a job coach and a mentor for those who need help with their job search.
When our son Will entered our lives, things were never the same. The world seemed brighter and our hearts seemed to just burst with joy and happiness. We had no idea we could ever love someone so much. Being parents has given us a greater joy than we could have ever imagined. When it came time to grow our family again, adoption was the obvious answer. We can’t wait to welcome a new baby into our family, and we believe that there is a great value in the gift of siblings, and we look forward to nurturing that relationship.
You are significant to us and always will be. We are happy to send email updates, pictures and letters as well as keepsakes that mark milestones in your child’s life. We are looking forward to get to know you and excited to work together to maintain a happy relationship. We want your child to know how courageous you are. We will tell your child they are adopted from the start and let them know how much you love them.
We look forward to sharing our values and the lessons we have learned. Some of those values include the importance of a good education, working hard for what you have, learning to appreciate the simple things in life and treating others with kindness and respect. Becky grew up seeing her parents honor her sister’s birth family. Every year they sent pictures, letters, and videos so that her birth family would be a part of her life. She was told from birth how much she was loved by her birth parents and the sacrifice they made for her. They never forgot that God had given them a precious gift and responsibility to raise this child. It was a beautiful thing to see many members of her birth family at her wedding to share the special day. She has developed a special long lasting relationship with them.Our promise to you: • To be understanding and compassionate parents • To support a child’s dreams, imagination, ambitions, and endeavors • To always see the humor in things • To keep our promises • To raise a child with love, surrounded by family and friends • To be silly • To make breakfast together every Saturday • To go outside, have late night picnics and gaze at the stars • To raise a child aware of where he/she came from and their adoption story. • To honor God and put family first.
John and Becky
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