Dear Birth Parent
How in the world did we get here? It’s interesting how life doesn’t always go the way we plan or expect. We’ve had our share of challenges as I’m sure you do too but we have enough experience and faith to believe that sometimes the most impossible situations produce the most fulfilling experiences.
As a couple we experienced infertility early on. Though adoption was always on the radar for us, it became plan A instead of plan B. We have two kids via adoption now and wouldn’t change it for the world. We’re convinced these kids were meant for us, and us for them. We believe that there is one last perfect match for our little family.
Let me (Heather) tell you about Chris. He loves deeply. His love is a constant motivation for him to grow. He’s always getting better at everything he does. He’s shown time and again that his love for this family is above all other pursuits. He has made it known that he will do whatever it takes to love us well. In addition to that, he has grown his business tremendously. He’s grown in his relationships with all those in his inner circle, including myself, his mother, our children and our close friends. When he has a goal, you better believe he’ll reach it, even if it seems impossible. I’ve watched him do it multiple times. He grew up in Northern California hunting the woods, getting into boyhood mischief and learning how to apply himself. Today he is an accomplished business man with a sense of adventure and direction.
Let me (Chris) tell you about Heather. She is relational to the core. To stay connected in her relationships is the biggest motivator in her life. She finds great fulfillment in mothering her kiddos. She also looks forward to developing more grown up relationships as they get older. She’s a stay at home mom. When she’s home she’s with the kids, keeping the house running, helping with home work and reading books. When she’s not at home she’s connecting with the people she does life with, volunteering at a crisis pregnancy center in town or playing for worship team at church. She grew up in a very rural area with chickens, cows, horses and four younger siblings. Today she continues strong family relationships, loves well and is always ready for adventure.
Things your should know:
We have a semi open adoption with one birth parent and the other reaches out once in a blue moon. There’s something special about sharing milestones with a birth parent. We are open to discuss whatever options help your process.
We love being a part of our church community. Our experience with God and people there rivals anything else we’ve been a part of.
We love the outdoors, hunting, boating, walks, camping, beaches, jungles. All call to us to enjoy the fresh air and beauty of nature.
We have resources to give every opportunity to our kids, those in our home AND the one to come. School, hobbies, trips, experiences, medical benefits etc.
We all love music, we dance to it, play it or just set the mood with it. You’ll often find the radio on during weekend chores, driving to school and on trips.
We all love to travel. Cabo and Maui are the places we frequent most but any new place is a fun adventure. New Zealand was on the books for 2020 but then covid happened so, that’s still on the bucket list for now.
The last thing you should know is that we are already praying for you and this decision ahead. It’s a big one and we are confident that you are capable of making it. Be it us or another couple, you’ve got what it takes to make a great decision.
We are honored to be considered and can say first hand that there is no greater love then someone who is willing to give up the very desires of their heart to do what they feel is best for their little one. It humbles us every time we think of the sacrifice, made by someone in your same shoes, to fulfill the life of a person growing inside.
The power is yours, we’re great full to be part of your journey.
Chris and Heather
Let the staff at J & J Adoptions help you make an informed decision on an adoption plan.