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Boomer & Katelyn
Parenthood has been the most challenging but most rewarding and joyous adventure of our lives. For us, being a great parent means helping a child to discover, learn, grow, laugh, love, forgive and be a blessing to others. We cannot wait to grow our family through adoption and would be honored for you to come alongside us in this journey.
What It Means to Be Parents
Being parents is the greatest gift of our lives. We love life and love sharing life with other people, so bringing a child into that dynamic has been so much fun. Parenting has shown us love that we never knew existed and has brought so much laughter and fun to our lives. Some of our favorite things are to watch Halle learn something new and gain confidence in her abilities as she develops new skills.
We know in our hearts that our family is not yet complete and we are excited to be on this journey. Adoption will be part of the common language of our home. We plan to talk to our children openly about adoption, to let them both know that even though Halle grew in Katelyn's tummy and our second child grew in our hearts, that they are both loved immensely and cherished by us. We will speak highly of our child's heritage, of the bravery and courage shown by the birth parent(s) and the sacrificial love that was lavished on them the day they were born to be loved by both our family and their birth parent(s).
We are so excited for the opportunity to share our lives with another child and for our children to have each other as siblings. We are ready for our hearts to grow again and for more learning and laughter to happen in our home.
Our Leisure Time
Much of our leisure time is spent outdoors. We love to travel and take a couple of vacations each year as well as plenty of camping weekends. One of our favorite places to camp is near where Boomer's parents live. It is so much fun to be able to camp, cook over the fire, fish, play in the lake with his parents and enjoy hot summer nights under the stars. We go snow skiing each year as well and enjoy being in the mountains. We also enjoy traveling internationally. Some of our favorite trips have been to Costa Rica and Greece.
We love to work in our home garden. Each year we add more to our garden and we have enjoyed having fresh produce to cook with and beautiful flowers to enjoy. We also enjoy riding bikes and have access to a number of trails in our area. We spend a lot of time with our friends, grilling, playing outdoor games, having movie nights and playing board games.
We certainly acknowledge that there are challenges that can arise for families with blended races. We know many families who have multi-racial families, so we have been given a good picture of the beauty of a family bonded by love and not by looks. The daycare we have chosen is a small one, but there are several different races represented there. Additionally we try to be intentional about what we watch, read, and the toys we have in our home to encourage a wide perspective about race and diversity. We believe that our home, our families, and our community are a safe place for people of all races to thrive.
Our House and Neighborhood
We live in a neighborhood where the trees are well established, the houses have a lot of character, and there is a lot of diversity of the ages and walks of life of the residents here. We have built great relationships with our neighbors by hosting a weekly neighborhood barbecue through the summer each year. There are always people out biking, walking and playing.
Our house has been updated but still has a lot of its original character and style. There is plenty of living space where we enjoy hosting our friends as well as a bonus space that has become a playroom for Halle. There are nearby parks, aquarium, zoo, bike trails and pools. Our backyard is fenced to provide a safe play space. We have a swing set, water table and raised garden beds where we raise vegetables, herbs and flowers.
We also have a close community of friends with whom we share meals, play games, meet for coffee, and share life.
Our Extended Families
Katelyn's parents are retiring in a couple of months and moving to our city. We are so excited about this opportunity for them to be more involved with our lives and for our children to get to be so close to their grandparents. Although Katelyn's sister and her husband and two sons live out of state we communicate frequently and see them several times each year. Our favorite time all together is at Christmastime. We enjoy making Christmas cookies, reading books, singing songs and exchanging gifts.
Boomer's parents and one of his brothers live just a short drive away so we get to see them quite a bit as well. They live near a lake and we enjoy spending summers there with them camping, cooking over a fire and playing in the lake. His other two siblings live out of state, but we communicate via text and social media and try to all get together each year. Last year we all met at the beach for a family vacation.
Both of our families are extremely supportive of our decision to adopt and are looking forward to adding another child to the family!
From Us to You
We are so honored that you have taken the time to learn about our family. We are blown away by your courage and applaud you for choosing love for your child above all else. We realize that this may be one of the most difficult seasons of your life and we cannot imagine the difficult decisions that you have already made and those that are ahead for you. We want you to know that we are praying for you and your child. We sincerely hope that you will feel peace and hope as you go through this process.
We met six years ago and even as we were dating we were discussing dreams to build a family both with biological and adopted children. This has been a dream for us from the very beginning. We were married five years ago and around our first anniversary as we were starting to gather information about adopting we learned that we were pregnant with our daughter Halle. Our adoption plans went on hold temporarily and we had the delight of welcoming Halle into our home. Now that Halle is almost three we are excited to grow our family through adoption.
Becoming parents has been an incredible journey. We are humbled to have been given the opportunity to share our lives and our home with our daughter and are so looking forward to growing our family through adoption. Halle is spunky, creative, caring and nurturing. She loves to talk, laugh, and brings a smile to every face. We are thrilled to watch her become a big sister.
We have an incredible community of family and friends that are a constant support in every realm of life. It has been so fun to see our friend-family come together around every child that is welcomed into our community and share together in the joys and the challenges of raising children. Please know that your child will enter into a strong support system and will be well cared for by our family and friends. We frequently have neighbors, family and friends in our home and really enjoy sharing life together. We hope to create in our home an atmosphere where all are welcome, none leave hungry, and laughter and love are shared by all.
We love to travel and plan to share that with our children. We think it is important to experience different cultures and grow in appreciation for the beautiful and diverse world in which we live. We travel often and hope to provide our children with ample opportunity to discover new things and have a well-rounded perspective of the world.
As we grow our family we believe that you are a crucial part of that process. We would love to connect with you in ways that are mutually beneficial for you and for our family. We would be happy to share letters and photos with you over the years if you wish; and, if desired, we are open to other forms of communication as we build a relationship with you. It is our desire that your child will know of your bravery and extraordinary love. We will speak highly of you and celebrate the way that your child came to be part of our family.
Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for taking time to get to know our family. We would love to join you in this journey if you so choose. Regardless of the family you choose we admire your decision and are thankful for you and the child you are carrying.
Boomer & Katelyn
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