We don't know where you've been or what you're going through, but we do know you are STRONG. The decision to consider adoption is SELFLESS and filled with LOVE. Never forget that. We truly believe God has a plan for you and your child. Please know that whether we meet you or not, we are praying for you and sending you both love.
We very much want you to get an accurate glimpse into what life with us is like. So, let us tell you a little more about our priorities in life, starting with our marriage, which is extremely important to us. We married young and have been enjoying life together ever since, celebrating seven years in July. Another priority for us is our extended family. We cherish the adventures we’ve shared with our parents, siblings, niece, and nephews, and can’t wait to introduce a child into our exciting and loving family.
Next would be our careers and our education. We both love what we do each day in our career fields, Ian working on airplanes and Karcie assisting expecting mothers through their pregnancy and adoption journey. Her career field has shown how difficult this road can be for an expecting mothers and has introduced Karcie to some of the bravest women imaginable. We also place a high importance on education. Karcie is just finishing up her Master's Degree in Professional Counseling and Ian recently graduated with a Bachelor's in Interdisciplinary Studies.
We also feel strongly connected to our church and community and love getting involved with programs that we are passionate about. Ian assists a non-profit agency that supports foster parents and Karcie volunteers at a nearby pregnancy care center. We are also heavily involved in our church and invest our time in the ministry of children.
Many may read the word promise and think, "I don't know you, how can I trust you?" Well, that's very true, our word may not mean much until you get to know us a little better. So how about instead of a promise, we tell you a few things that we will strive for each and every day:
First off, we will honor and respect you and your wishes, starting the very first time we meet you and continuing throughout our post-adoption contact. This amazing journey of adoption/parenthood would never be fulfilled for us without you. That truly means so much.
Second, your child will always be the center of our world. We will always put their needs above ours and provide them love, safety, and opportunity. We want nothing more than to see them live a fulfilled and successful life, and we know you feel the same.
When adopting a child of another race, it's important to be properly educated on their specific culture and to be ready and willing to share that history with them. We have met some of the most amazing people through Ian's time in the Air Force and they have taught us so much about where they came from and how their background differs from our own. Whether Filipino, African American, or Hispanic, each friend has blessed us with their culture, heritage, background, traditions, and so much more. We strive to use these experiences to better understand other cultures and plan to use our ever-growing knowledge on diversity to positively impact our child.
In the event that we are able to meet you, we would love the opportunity to learn more about your background and what traditions you feel are important. Even though your child may be raised by parents of another race, we want them to embrace their heritage each and every day.
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