Hello! Thank you for this opportunity to introduce ourselves. We are a happy, energetic, loving couple who dream of adopting again. We want to share our enthusiasm and joy for life with a new child, who we will love and support unconditionally while providing a caring and affectionate family. We believe adoption is a true gift and blessing!
Henry , Walter
Prior to adopting Henry and Walter, we had seen and experienced the joys of adoption numerous times through our extended family and friends. (Three of Paula’s cousins are adopted and many of our close friends had also adopted children.) We had witnessed the miracle of adoption and how it filled these families with love and happiness.
Yet nothing prepared us for the incredible and wonderful experience of adopting our two spectacular boys. In 2008 and 2012, we were fortunate to adopt our sons Henry and Walter. They are the most miraculous gifts and blessings. We feel like we hit the adoption jackpot!! We treasure every moment with them and cannot explain how much we (and our extended families) love them, and how much joy and happiness they bring to our family.
We maintain contact with both Henry’s and Walter’s birth mothers. In addition to providing letters and pictures, we also exchanged email addresses and update them on their accomplishments. We enjoy sharing their growth and experiences, and it contributes to their adoption story.
We hope to add another child to our family. We would cherish the opportunity to share our love and affection with him/her. Henry and Walter are also excited about having a baby brother or sister. Henry stated, “We need more people in this family.” We whole-heartedly agree!
We love to have fun! We have a family tradition of picking fruit (strawberries in the spring, peaches in the summer, and apples in the fall), and then going around to our friends and family to deliver the fresh fruit and our homemade jam. In the winter, we bundle up, drive out to a tree farm, and cut down our own Christmas tree. We enjoy attending live events, including the theater, symphony, and a variety of sporting events, especially baseball, hockey, and college football. Since we are big Nebraska Cornhusker football fans and Paula’s father has season tickets, we try to go to at least one game a year.
During the summer, Fritz’s schedule is flexible so it is a great opportunity to travel. Some of our favorite memories are from trips together: attending a ghost tour of Colonial Williamsburg, walking through the giant redwoods at Muir Woods outside of San Francisco, driving on the left side of the road in Ireland, playing in the surf in Florida, taking a special behind-the-scenes tour of the White House, participating in a cowboy sing-along and wagon ride at Big Cedar Lodge, and jumping off the dock at Table Rock Lake. We love to experience new things together!
We plan to discuss adoption openly and honestly with the child, and answer any questions he/she may have. We will emphasize the difficult yet loving decision made by the birth parents, and we will share the adoption story so the child will understand how he/she came to be a part of our lives. For instance, we were fortunate to spend time with both Henry’s and Walter’s birth mothers in the hospital and afterward. We listened to their stories, took photos, and talked about their hopes and dreams for each of them. We used this information to create individual adoption scrapbooks to celebrate the beginning of each of their lives. We would love to do this for your child also. He/she will know it was generous love and sacrifice that gave us the opportunity to share our lives together.
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