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John & Lisa
We are honored that you have taken the time to look at our profile. We are a young and energetic family full of kindness and laughter. We promise your child a life filled with unconditional love and many wonderful opportunities. Thank you for considering us to be parents, and our children, Malcolm and Bailey, to be a brother and sister to your child.
We have been blessed with two wonderful kids: our biological daughter (Bailey) and our adopted son (Malcolm). Our kids are the light of our lives. We have so much fun together, and we have always planned on adding another child to our family. Although we cannot have any more children naturally, we again turn to adoption to make that dream come true.
Our daughter, Bailey, is 9 years old, and she is full of love and compassion. She is talkative, playful and has an active imagination. She enjoys playing outside, swimming, horseback riding, reading and playing with her little brother. We are confident that Bailey will be a life-long friend to your child. She displays so much love to her brother, and she is eager to be a big sister again.
Our son, Malcolm, is 4 years old, and he is full of energy and laughter. He is smart, active and loves to be silly. He enjoys swimming, football, video games and spending time with his sister. Malcolm has told us that he 'really, really' wants to be a big brother. He is always drawn to our friends that have infants, and he shows great care for them.
Cultural diversity is an important part of our life and is a positive aspect that makes each of us unique. The diversity that exists in our family is beneficial to everyone as a whole. Love within our family is based upon the soul, it knows no bounds or race or color. Our adopted son, Malcolm, has African American heritage. Lisa was raised by a father of French and Irish descent, and Lisa's mother was born in Mexico. John's extended family includes cousins from numerous cultures, some of whom were adopted themselves.
Acknowledging individual ethnicities and cultures within our family, while pointing out the commonalities that tie us together as a family, is helpful in assisting our children with their understand and acceptance of their culture. Together as a family, we will learn about this child's culture through books, educational media and discussions. We promise to celebrate their cultural traditions, while incorporating our own. We recognize that it is important to integrate a multi-cultural lifestyle into our everyday lives and we feel that it is something that should be celebrated. This child will have opportunities to talk to other members of our extended family and friends that are of a different ethnicity, including our son who was also adopted.
We are a very close-knit family. There are few things that we do not do together as a family. During the week, Lisa is hard at work around the house and running the kids to their afterschool activities. John loves being involved in individual afterschool activities with each of the kids. In the evenings we eat dinner as a family and often play outside, jump on the trampoline, go for a quick swim in the pool or take a stroll around the neighborhood. We end the day with bathtime, bedtime stories and reading the Bible. On Saturdays, we usually try to get our responsibilities done first and spend the rest of the day relaxing, attending a special event, or spending time with our extended family and friends. On Sundays, we attend church and usually go out to eat as a family or with close friends. During the summer we spend a lot of time at the lake, riding on the raft, kneeboarding, wakeboarding, fishing or just cruising around the lake. We are blessed to live a very comfortable, active lifestyle and are excited to add another child to our family.
Our House and Neighborhood
Our home is located in a small charming town in Texas, and we are within 30 minutes of one of the largest cities in the state. There are often family activities at the town square, and the kids love the superhero movie nights. They also have an annual Christmas tree lighting where we take the kids to see Santa, sip hot cocoa, listen to carols and visit with friends. Our town is typical for Texas, built on faith, family and football. It has exemplary schools, and our community has a lot of school spirit. During homecoming week, the town is decorated in our school colors and the children get out of school early to watch the parade and pep-rally.
We live in a 4-bedroom home on a large 1-acre lot. There is plenty of room for outdoor adventures, sports, playing on the swings or jumping on the trampoline. We also have a pool to help cool off on those hot summer days. In the distance, you can often hear a train, a tractor or the local stunt plane pilot flying his afternoon show. Our neighborhood is full of young children and is a very safe place to live. We are close with our neighbors, and we often have neighborhood barbeques followed by s'mores by the fire.
Our Extended Families
Family is a huge priority in our lives. We are blessed to be very close with our extended family and spend all major holidays together. We have many nieces and nephews that are wonderful cousins to our son and daughter, and they are all very anxious to meet their new cousin. The cousins (11 in total) range in age from 1 year to 13 years, and they enjoy playing together as a group.
We love spending the holidays together as a large family. Each year we take a long vacation with all the grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. In recent years, we have gone on a cruise to the Bahamas, Disneyland, camping, ski trips to Colorado and visited some wonderful beaches. The cousins enjoy spending this time together playing, and we all come home with good memories that bond us all together.
Your child will have two sets of grandparents that will love them unconditionally and are very involved in each of their grandchildren 's lives. They are excited to have another grandchild to spoil, love and spend quality time with.
From Us to You
Thank you for taking the time to get to know our family a little better. While we do not know you or your circumstances, we want you to know that you are in our hearts, and we pray for your peace and comfort. In this letter, we will make several promises to you. These promises are not just kind words or lofty ideals, but rather pledges from us to you, that will last throughout the child's life.
We have been married for ten years and have been inseparable ever since we first met. Lisa is a stay-at-home mom. She is a nurturing mother, and she provides a happy and healthy home environment for us all. John works from home and owns a family business with his brother. John is a strong provider and leader, and he enjoys nothing more than spending quality time with his immediate and extended family. We promise to nurture, love and provide for this child to the absolute best of our ability.
We have a nine-year-old daughter named Bailey and a four-year-old son named Malcolm. They are full of energy and love to be silly. They are both very social children and enjoy spending time with their cousins and friends. They are caring, compassionate, and protective over each other and the ones they love. We know in our hearts that Bailey and Malcolm have so much love to give, and they are excited to have another sibling to share in all their adventures. We are confident that they both will be life-long friends to your child. We promise to love and adore this child with all our hearts and souls, just as we love and adore our other children.
Our prayers and hopes for this child will be no different than those we have for our son and daughter. We want to teach them to be kind, respectful and fun-loving children. We want them to grow into intelligent, compassionate and God-loving adolescents. We want them to mature into educated, hardworking and independent adults, leaving their community in better shape than they found it. We want them to know that with perseverance and hard work, they can do anything they want to do. We promise to be dedicated parents to this child, providing them with the love, support and the means to achieve their goals and dreams.
Regarding our child's adoption story, we will be open and honest with them from the beginning. There will never be any taboo associated with the word "adoption" in our household. Their adoption will be something that is embraced and celebrated throughout their childhood by our immediate and extended family. They will share this commonality of adoption with our adopted son, Malcolm. As the child matures, we will continue to point out the selfless action and love you displayed on their behalf. We believe it is crucial that they feel accepted and have a strong sense of security as they grow. We promise to raise this child to love, appreciate and respect their birth parent(s), adoptive parents, extended family and community.
We are committed and open to a level of communication that you are comfortable with, both before and after the child's birth. We are willing to exchange emails and phone numbers, and we will send regular photos and updates to allow you to witness their growth and development. We hope to save correspondence and photos to create an adoption book for them as well. We feel this book would give him or her a positive display of their adoption story, and it would show them what makes them so special and loved by all. We promise to keep in contact with you, providing regular updates about this child as they grow and develop.
We wish you peace and happiness today and always. May God bless you.
John & Lisa
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