Dear Birth Parents,
We thank you for considering us for your precious baby, and acknowledge the emotional and
challenging decision you are facing. We pray that you would have a peace with your decision, no matter
what your choice.
Adoption was put on our heart during our struggles through miscarriage and infertility. We ended up
being able to have biological children, though our pregnancies are very high risk. We would like to add
another child to our family, but it would be unwise to try for another pregnancy.
We have faced grief and loss, and understand all the emotions that ensue. Our experiences have given
us a deep appreciation for our kids and a bigger perspective on the value of this stage of life. We
genuinely enjoy each other and our kids, and make our family a priority.
Here is a little about us:
Joel & Kate:
We met in college and have been married for 15 years. Throughout our time together we have enjoyed
the daily tasks of life, work, and fun things – like traveling, outdoor recreation, social outings, and family
vacations. Currently Joel is a District Manager for a tech company and Kate is a stay-at- home mom. We
are involved in our local church and community whenever we can be. We greatly enjoy being parents
and look forward to adding another child to our family.
Isaac (age 5) and Clark (age 3) are our boys and they are active, fun loving kids that we feel privileged to
get to raise. Isaac attends pre-school and is loving it, and Clark is excited to start next year. Our first-
born was our daughter, Ava. She was born prematurely and only lived for a short time. We celebrate
her life in our home and look forward to the day we get to be with her again in heaven.
We live on 5 acres in a rural suburb of the city. We enjoy the space we have in our yard, letting the kids
run and play, and the community here. We love sharing our space with friends and family by hosting
We have a 3 year old Doberman named Ilsa. She is sweet and polite, and loves our kids. Along with our
dog we have two barn kitties, Captain America and Nya. They are very friendly and follow the kids
around everywhere. We also have a 21-year- old mustang, Mariah. She is a grand prix trained dressage
horse and Kate has a great time riding and learning on her.
Thank you for considering our family. Please know that any child we bring into our family will be very
loved, supported and cared for.
Joel and Kate