David & Sarah
Dear Expectant Parent,
We cannot imagine the difficulty of the decisions that you are facing at this time. We are praying for you and would like to give you a glimpse of our life so that, if you choose us, you will be comfortable and confident in the decision you have made. We are grateful that you are considering us to provide a joyful and caring home for your baby.
We have been married for 11 years and have been parents through adoption for six years. David is a software engineer and Sarah is a homemaker and stay-at-home mom. Jadon and Sam joined our family through adoption when they were infants. We want to adopt again because we love children and would love for our boys to have a sibling. We miscarried twins during the first year of our marriage, and have not been able to conceive since. We are grateful to have become parents at last and it would be a wonderful answer to prayer to welcome another child into our home.
We met 15 years ago, working in Christian publishing together. Three-and-a-half years later, David proposed to Sarah on the beach, and she immediately said yes! Despite the pain of infertility, marriage has been sweet and very fulfilling. We spend the majority of our time doing things together. David works from home and much of our time outside his work hours is spent with taking the boys on adventures to the park, having picnics, reading aloud, and walking in our neighborhood. Sarah homeschools both boys and enjoys taking them to the nearby gardens, library, splash pad, swim lessons, kids’ club and playgrounds. We live near grandparents and cousins and really enjoy spending time with them throughout the week.
David is laid-back and quiet. He likes simple things and comfortable clothes. He's a good listener and likes fixing things and problem-solving, as well as corny jokes. He enjoys reading and listening to music. Sarah recently closed her 10-year pottery painting business to spend more time with the boys. She loves graphic design and photography and usually has a scrapbooking project going if she has free time. She gets “girl time” with her mother-in-law, sister-in-law, and sister living close by as well as a number of friends from church.
We want you to know that adoption is strongly celebrated in our community and that each new child who is adopted is welcomed with open arms. We are so grateful to be living life with family and friends who will unreservedly accept and celebrate our family. We also love adoption because we believe that being a Christian means being adopted by God into His family. So we communicate our love of Jesus and our love of adoption to our children on a daily basis. We are so grateful for the mercy and faithful love of God.
We are raising our children to love learning. We are heavily involved in our children's education through teaching, reading aloud daily, hands-on activities, and local classes. We want to tailor each child’s education to meet their individual needs and interests. We want to set our children up to have the education that best fits their needs and dreams, whether they go to college, gain skills through apprenticeship, start their own businesses, etc.
We know the decision to make an adoption plan is a huge decision. Thank you for loving your baby in this way! And thank you for considering us as adoptive parents. It would be an amazing privilege to welcome another child into our home. Please know that we are grateful for you and that we are committed to providing a joyful home for your baby.
Thank you for reading our story.