- Chris and GretchenDear birth parent(s), We know that if you are reading this, you are in the middle of making one of the most important and difficult decisions of your life. We cannot begin to imagine what you must be going through, and we are honored that you are considering us. We would like you to know a little bit about us. Chris is 35 years old and works with computer systems. Gretchen is 34 and is a lawyer and former elementary school teacher. We attended college together and believe that education is very important. We just celebrated our eleventh wedding anniversary, but we have been together for 17 years. In our home, we have an old lady cat named Atari and the happiest dog in the world, a red lab mix named Briton. We live in a house in the neighborhood where Gretchen grew up and went to elementary school. Our next door neighbors are the best, they are Gretchen's parents! Read more below... Download Our Letter
- Crystal and MichaelDear Birthparent, Although we don't know each other yet, we are praying every day for you and the baby. We ask God to take care of you both and allow our paths to cross through adoption so we may have the opportunities to show love and attention to a child and become a family. Neither of us have had any children and even prior to marriage, we had discussed adoption as a way to grow our family. We feel so blessed that adoption allows us to have the chance to be parents and raise a child to become whoever they dream to be. After experiencing three years of infertility, we believe God is leading us through this wonderful process of adoption and will bless us with a precious child. We are both so eager to nurture, guide, and love a child as they grow and learn about life. Through our personal experiences and our careers, we are confident we have so much to offer a child. We both have established careers in Child Developmental Counseling and Engineering which allows for us to be financially stable and offer a good education and home for a child. Our jobs allow us the flexibility to provide motherly love and care in the home during the week without necessarily having to place a child in daycare. We have many young children within our extended families and all the kids are excited to become cousins once we adopt. We both enjoy family time with the babies and kids of our extended families and pray we have the same chances to be parents to spoil a child soon. Read more of Crystal and Michael's letter below... Download Our Letter “We thank you for bringing your baby’s precious life into this world and choosing to share their life with others! We promise we will make sure your baby always knows how much you love them.”
- Clayton and LeslieAbout Us Our names are Leslie (age 31) and Clayton (age 33) and we live in a suburb of Houston, TX. Leslie is a high school English teacher and Clayton is a loan coordinator and works part-time at our church as a worship leader. We met when we were in college, dated for three years, and have been married for almost 9 years. We will be ﬁrst-time human parents, but we have a fur baby named Lucy; she’s a corgi dog and keeps us laughing all the time with her sassy personality. We live in a friendly neighborhood; most families have young children, so there are always kids playing in our driveway or riding bikes in the cul-de-sac. We are very involved in our church and enjoy leading worship together every Sunday. Clayton is a talented guitar player and Leslie loves being able to sing beside him. We love music of all kinds and enjoy attending concerts and performing live music. We also like to play board and card games, hang out with our extended fam-ily, cook and eat meals with our friends, and travel. We both enjoy the outdoors—the lake, the river, the mountains, the beach—it’s all good! We can’t wait to take vacations to the family lake house and make memories there with our child. Both of us love to read (mysteries/crime novels for Clayton; fantasy and historical ﬁction for Leslie) and we also like low-key Netﬂix nights. We also have a tight-knit group of friends with elementary and junior high aged children; they can’t wait to be able to spoil and play with our baby! From the earliest days of our relationship, we knew that we wanted to be parents together. At ﬁrst, we weren’t in a hurry to start a family, so we waited a few years before trying. However, when we were ready, we were unable to get pregnant. We tried unsuccessfully for about 4 years before feeling led to adopt a child. It is so incredible how a child cannot have too much love from his or her family members—whether that love comes from birth family, adoptive family, or just inﬂuential people in his or her life! We feel very strongly about building relationships based on trust, love, and respect; if chosen by an expectant parent, we would be honored to include a child’s birth family as a part of our own and maintain openness with each other. We have so much love to give a child. Biology or genetics doesn’t matter to us; we are ready to open our hearts, arms, home, and lives to a special baby and we are ready to experience the joys and challenges of parenthood. We can’t imagine the difficulty of the decisions you are faced with. I’m not sure what we can say to encourage you, other than that at this point, only you know what is best for your child! We do want you to know that we pray for our future child and birth family every day and love them so much already. Even if we never meet, know how strong, brave, and loving you are! Best wishes to you, Leslie and Clayton Download Our Letter
- Allison and Jason
Hi there! We want you to know that we are filled with so much admiration and respect for you, and that we are praying for you. We pray that whatever decisions you make for your baby’s future, you will be blessed with strength, clarity, confidence, and peace.
Who We Are
We have been married for six years—our marriage has been full of love, affection, and fun adventures—and we are so excited about becoming parents through adoption!
Jason works as a chaplain and youth minister, and Allison teaches writing at a university. We live about forty-five minutes outside of Austin, enjoying both the quieter pace and beautiful landscape of our small town, while still getting to experience the culture and vibrancy of the nearby city. Our home is filled with photos of our family and friends, quirky artwork from various places that we’ve traveled, and way too many books.
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- Cyril and AmyFrom Us to You
We don’t know you, but because you are reading this, we are sure of two things - you are brave and strong. You are faced with the most difficult decision, and we can’t imagine the emotions you feel. If we are the right family for your child, we promise he or she will grow up knowing of your incredible love and strength. Thank you for choosing life and for considering our family to be a part of this new life.
About the Grown Ups We are Cyril (36) and Amy (34). We have known each other for 19 years and will celebrate our 14th wedding anniversary this year. We started dating in high school, so we have experienced many firsts together - first kiss, first jobs, first house. Cyril is an engineer, has a stable job and has always been an excellent provider for our family. Amy works part-time as a hospice nurse, which allows her to stay home with Liam and still practice nursing.
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