Words cannot express how much respect and admiration we have for you. What a blessing you are to give your child life and we would be beyond honored if you would allow us to embrace your child into our family. Our hearts desire is for both you and your baby to be happy and healthy! Our lives were changed forever the day our son was born and we are so excited to grow our family through the gift of adoption!
Adoption is a natural feeling for our family. We began discussing our future family and adoption even before we were married. Jason had close family friends growing up with adopted children and his family worked with foster children through their church growing up. Through high school, Regina babysat her neighbor’s two children, who were gifts to their families through adoption, every weekend.
While we have been blessed with a son, Ethan, we’ve always had on our hearts that our next child would be through adoption. Quite simply, growing our family through adoption is Plan “A”! We both believe God placed on our hearts long ago, before we even met, that we would build our family through the blessing of adoption.
Ethan is so excited to become a big brother! Ethan is in fourth grade and is a great student. He loves to play baseball, takes piano and acting lessons, and is involved in many activities at school.
We play together as a family. Our son enjoys board games and video games, which we all participate in. We also bike together, swim in our pool, and walk our dog together. Our son enjoys being outside and we love the time together.
We believe that the best measure of what is most important to you can be found by where you spend the most of your time. Spending time together as a family, and building memories together, are the most important hobbies to our family.
We have small traditions - we love our Friday night movie nights, when we make popcorn and ice cream floats and watch a movie together. Saturday’s are filled with activities - Jason makes homemade pancakes, and then we typically attend one of our son’s many events such as a baseball game, a birthday party of one of his friends, a piano recital, a football game; or we head to one of our favorite theme parks like Disney World. On Sunday, we attend church as a family. We have taught Sunday School class for most of the 14 years that we’ve been married. We love our church, and we’ve loved teaching our son’s class for several years.
Our other leisure activities include spending time with friends and family. We have wonderful friends and neighbors and it is common to see the kids playing together at one of our houses while the adults spend time together.
We have the same dreams for our family and for our next child as we have for our son today – for our children to know at all times that they are loved, and to parent them to become the best person they can be. We always say we like to “invest in memories”. When our children grow up, we want them to able to look back and remember that their family was filled with love. This does not mean that there will never be tough times, but that in those times they experience what unconditional love is and that their family is always there for support, encouragement and comfort, no matter what.
We want our children to receive the best education possible. No matter what they chose to do in life we want them to be well-rounded and ready for the endeavors they choose.
Lastly, we feel it is important to raise our children in a Christian household. Their decision to become Christians will be just that, their decision. We will provide for them, as best as we can, a living example of what it means to be a Christian and our call to serve others.
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