We truly admire the courage and the selflessness you show as you begin this journey. As you get to know us we know you will see a loving and energetic family ready to give unconditional love and support - a home where your child can explore their dreams! We are so excited and grateful for the gift of adoption. Our thoughts are with you during this time - have faith in yourself and your choice!
Our daughter, Alexa, was born with a rare genetic disorder, one we were told would keep her from walking, talking, and would limit her social/emotional skills. We faced this challenge as a family and through our daughter we have learned what we believe to be the most important things in life: Don't give up, fight for what you believe in, and enjoy the little things. Alexa is non-verbal so we have learned sign language as a family and given her a "talker" she uses at school to participate with the other children. She is very active and recently told us she wanted to learn to rock climb! We are in awe of her ability to bring a smile out of everyone around her. We watch our social butterfly and are so proud of the person she has become!
Our experience has shown us that a "perfect" family comes in many different forms. For some it may be having a child on the honor roll or a star athlete. Our perfect family is one filled with unconditional love and support of whatever unique talent our children may have. It is important to us to help our children develop their talents and give them the tools they need explore their dreams.
We place value on having open and honest communication in our family. We plan to uphold this value by being open about adoption with your child from the time of placement. We plan to incorporate children’s books during bedtime to encourage questions at an early age and to let the discussion of adoption flow freely in our home. We will always let your child know how much they are loved by you and how special we feel that you chose us to be their parents. We plan to build on this foundation as your child grows. We understand that different stages in life will bring different questions and we promise to use resources as needed to ensure that we are able to answer as many questions as possible, always reinforcing the love behind your selfless decision.
We enjoy experiencing many different types of vacations. We have been repelling in Costa Rica, sailing in Cabo San Lucas and had dinner with Cinderella at Disney World. As soon as one vacation is over Kristina enjoys planning the next! We are currently planning a family vacation for next year to Hawaii with Kristina's parents and her sister's family. We can’t wait to bring this child with us on our many adventures!
In between the large trips our summers are filled with short vacations on the water. We have a boat that we have traveled all over with, exploring the many lakes in our area. This time allows us to stay connected with each other and enjoy the quiet and relaxed atmosphere the water brings. Scott enjoys pulling Alexa around the lake on the water tube or just relaxing in the sun. Alexa and Kristina enjoy making sand castles on the shore – and then smashing them! We look forward to the day when we can share these moments with another little one and watch the joy on his or her face as they experience the water for the first time!
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