We are so excited to start our family through adoption. We can't imagine the emotions you are experiencing as you read through family profiles. We hope you know how appreciative we are and that in reading about us you find comfort knowing we are ready to provide a lifetime of unconditional love. We hope you find the perfect fit and we also hope that it's us!
We plan to continue to embrace cultural diversity in our family, celebrating different cultures and customs, learning about them, and respecting them. We have traveled to Mexico, Italy, and Germany, always embracing the people and their culture. We enjoy going to cultural festivals where we can experience the different music, art, feelings, and traditions of different cultures. We will engage with our child in all of these experiences and then some, learning right alongside them. It is important to us that as our child grows, we respect the pull they may feel between cultures. Our hope is that we are open and loving enough to create a blended home where everyone feels welcomed and loved.
Family, whatever that may be, is the foundation for everything we do: just the two us and our dog, our close knit group of friends, our immediate families, our extended families, or a combination of all of the above, to us it’s family. Nothing comes before family for us and it is a constant source of love and support. We keep in regular contact with our close friends and family, either traveling to see them or hosting in Colorado. A big family dinner, with lots of jokes and stories, finished with an impromptu trip for ice cream, cookies, or supplies for s’mores, is a perfect evening. Aside from that, we do our best to rise above the excitement life can bring and learn to appreciate all it has to offer so we can truly enjoy every day together.
Amy: When I was 14 years old, my parents sat my older sister and I down and said they had something important to discuss. Earlier that day, my aunt had unexpectedly told them of an adoption opportunity. My parents had talked about adoption in the past, but it had been too much of a financial hardship when I was younger and as my older sister and I got older they felt the opportunity had passed. That night they asked us if we would be okay with adopting an infant, particularly given we were 14 and 18 years old at the time. We said yes, absolutely! In the short months that followed, my mother and I were able to go out to dinner with the birth mother and her two young children. It was great. I still remember the day my mom called to say Hannah had been born. It was a long labor, but my mother was there with the birth mother supporting her the whole time. It wasn’t more than a few days later when I got to meet Hannah for the first time. It was truly love at first sight. I can’t imagine what life would be like without her and I don’t want to. I know that it was meant to be and I will be sure that our child knows that they were meant to be as well. They were meant for us.
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