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Hello,

             First, I would like to say how courageous you are for seeking an adoptive home for your child.  I praise your willingness to sacrifice for what you feel is best for your child.  Richard and I have two children, boys, that are 10 and 11 years old.  I was led by God to adopt knowing that we could love, sacrifice for, and provide well for a child that needed a home.  After Richard had surgery, we were unable to have children anymore; but later realized that we did not seek God’s guidance on this.  However, God led us both to adopt since He had another plan in mind for our family’s future.

            Richard and I met through college friends.  We knew we were soulmates within a few months of dating and married a year later.  The last 14 years have been wonderful, and I could not imagine a better provider, husband, and father.  I know that God matched us together.  I enjoy reading and exercising in my spare time, and exploring new places with our kids and Richard.

            My extended family lives in North Georgia, and my parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews are excited to welcome a new child into our family.  We have close relationships with our families, and they are important to us and our children.  We believe that all God’s children are the same and no differences exist between a biological child and adopted children in His eyes.  Our love would be the same for your child as it is for our biological children.  Throughout the process, we are open and willing to stay in contact with you to the extent you would like.

            God is at the center of who I am and how I live!  I could not have been a successful stay-at-home mom, complete my master’s degree, and work as a school counselor without His help.  While I enjoy working, I know that God’s calling is for me to adopt, so once we do, I will be a full-time stay at home Mom to raise our new child as I raised my boys.  We began teaching our children about God from an early age, and we plan to do the same with our new child.  Our children are at the center of our lives, and we love to share activities with them and guide them in exploring the world. 

            Thank you for taking the time to read my letter!  I will continue to pray for you.  I know God will lead you to find the right home and family for your child. 


Sincerely,


Laura

Hello and Thank You,

            Thank you for choosing life.  You are going through difficult decisions and times where you are relying on faith and personal courage to place your child with a caring family.  Laura and I are also relying on our faith with our adoption wishes to continue growing our family.  I praise your willingness to sacrifice for what you feel is best for your child.

            Laura and I have two biological children who have been an absolute blessing.  Ethan, 11, and Luke, 10, are wonderful children.  8 years ago, I had surgery that prevented future pregnancies. About a year ago, God urged me to adopt and share the blessings to another addition to our family.  My Aunt Rhonda, who is more like my big sister, was adopted as a baby, and I feel a strong God connection to adopt a child.  It has been a blessing that Laura, Ethan, and Luke are all very excited about another child joining our family.

            Laura and I met in 2001 and were married a year later.  She is my very best friend and the one person I want to share everything.  Her love language is gifts of service, and I enjoy baking, cooking, and helping her out in whatever ways possible, so we are a great match.  I love to experiment with cooking and baking, and my other hobby is playing the ukulele, which Laura bought me for a Christmas present two years ago.  I may not be very good, but our family does sing along with me when I stay in tune.

            While our family enjoys going on cruises, mountain vacations and the big adventures, I personally love going on the everyday adventures with our children.  From football practices and games that I coach to local trampoline parks and going to the movies, time spent with my family is important and precious.  We also volunteer with our church at local missions in the area to ensure our children understand service as a calling from God to help others.  My entire extended family in Georgia is super-excited about another child.

            Once we adopt, Laura and I have already discussed and decided that she will stay home to raise our new baby, which is the same opportunity that we gave our boys.  As commanded by God, I am the provider, and I have been blessed with a financially stable job to take care of our growing family. 

            While short, I pray this letter allows you a window into my heart and how I live as a man, a husband and father.  We wish to be as open with the adoption as you desire for us, for you, and for the child.  Thank you so much for considering our family to care for and raise your child.


Richard

We are a military family of 17 years. We love spending time with each other whether it is simply talking with one another or playing games together. We have a strong support system of family and friends. God brought us down the path to adoption and we know He has a child that is meant for our family. We are excited to welcome a child into our home! Our boys enjoy staying active in sports and school activities throughout the year. We are thankful to be able to provide them with various opportunities to learn and grow. We value education and support our children in learning and improving so they can find their God given path in life. We are very blessed, so we are committed to donating and volunteering in our local community and at church. One of many Bible verses we live by are: "...From everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required, and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more" (Luke 12:48 AMP).

We love spending time with each other whether it is simply talking or playing games together. We have a strong support system of family and friends. God brought us down the path to adoption and we know He has a child that is meant for our family. We are excited to welcome a child into our home! Our boys enjoy staying active in sports and school activities throughout the year. We are thankful to be able to provide them with various opportunities to learn and grow. We value education and support our children in their learning so they can find their God given path in life. We are very blessed, so we are committed to donating and volunteering in our local community and at church. One of many Bible verses we live by are: "...From everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required, and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more" (Luke 12:48 AMP). We have a healthy lifestyle with a nutritious diet and regular exercise. Our kids actually eat their vegetables! We definitely love to eat desserts too, but we do this in moderation.

Facts About Our Family

Location:Nashville
*The location where the adoption agency’s office is.
State:Tennessee
# of Pets:1
Pets:Charlotte - Chihuahua and Corgi mix - 9 years old
Neighborhood: Suburban
Children:Biological Children

More About Our Family

We enjoy playing sports together. We enjoy playing board games. We like to learn and explore new places together. We make time each night to have a family Bible study. As parents, we are committed to teaching and guiding our children with God's help. We take our commitment to parenting seriously because we are training our kids toward being Godly adults.

About RICHARD

Profession:military
Education:College
Age:38

More About RICHARD

Richard is a very hard working man in every area of his life. He puts his family at the forefront of his priorities each day. He is a wonderful role model for our children. He is involved in many family activities from teaching our children new skills to cooking dinner. He is a "Jack of all trades", so our kids get to learn right alongside him. He has a tremendous amount of love to give others and he has a huge heart. I'm very blessed to have Richard as my husband and father of our children. I could not have asked for a better man to spend my life with and have as my best friend.

About Laura

Profession:therapist
Education:Masters
Age:38

More About Laura

Laura is my very best friend and the one person I want to share everything. I know that God matched us together over 16 years ago when we first started dating. Our marriage of 15 years has been an amazing adventure and I'm so thankful to have Laura for the rest of my life. She has supported my military career from the start and managed the changes we've faced with grace, strength, and perseverance. Laura puts our family first and is a mother that works hard to help our children grow and learn everyday so they can become the Christian adults they are meant to be. She likes to spend quality time playing with our kids each day. She likes to keep a tidy and clean home. Laura is a godly woman and I'm proud to call her my wife and the mother of our children.

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