Adam and Mindy

Adam and Mindy

Adam and Mindy

Family Waiting to Adopt

Hello! We are Adam and Mindy

Hello, our names are Adam and Mindy. We are a down to earth, easy going, funny, and loving couple.  We are told this to be true, unless our friends and families have been lying to us. It is said that opposites attract. We are opposites in many aspects but at the same time we complement each other very well. Adam enjoys the outdoors; hunting, fishing, competitive shooting and many other outdoorsy things. While Mindy is more of a homebody and enjoys crafting, crocheting, logic games, and DIY home projects. Together we enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, and trying new restaurants.

OUR LETTER

Dear Expectant Parents,

Hello, our names are Adam and Mindy. We are a down to earth, easy going, funny, and loving couple.  We are told this to be true, unless our friends and families have been lying to us. It is said that opposites attract. We are opposites in many aspects but at the same time we complement each other very well. Adam enjoys the outdoors; hunting, fishing, competitive shooting and many other outdoorsy things. While Mindy is more of a homebody and enjoys crafting, crocheting, logic games, and DIY home projects. Together we enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, and trying new restaurants.

 

We met 18 year ago, while working at the same restaurant. We dated occasionally for the next 8 years through the stages of young adulthood.  It seems like we were meant to be together because we always made our way back to each other.  As we got older we realized it was meant to be and wanted to spend the rest of our lives together. We finally got married 10 years after we first met.

We have been drawn to adoption after 8 years of unsuccessfully trying to conceive on our own. Since we started dating, we have talked about growing our family. We did not realize then that this would be our path, but we are excited none the less. Recently, it dawned on Mindy that since she was a child, she’s had dreams in which she just held an infant in her arms, she was never pregnant in her dreams. How’s that for serendipity?

 

Family is extremely important to us.  We are lucky to be close to our families, both in distance and in our relationships. We are surrounded by an excellent support system to help us now through the adoption process and later with the raising of our adopted child. Mindy’s parents have been married for 45 years and Adam’s for 39 years.  We were brought up with great examples of the love and nurturing that it takes to raise a happy family. We look forward to growing our family with the same values.

For us, communication is foremost in open adoption. Please know that if you choose us, we look forward to exchanging communication through emails, phone calls, pictures, and personal visits throughout this child’s life.  It’s important to us that your child knows their entire history.

 

We already have the utmost respect for you because you have chosen life for your child. We can’t even begin to imagine the emotions you are feeling and what you are going through. We hope that this letter has helped you to get to know us and decide if we are the right future family for your precious baby.

 

Sincerely,

Adam and Mindy

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Lisa and Alex

Lisa and Alex

Lisa and Alex

Family Waiting to Adopt

Hello! We are Lisa and Alex

Thank you for letting us introduce ourselves. We are Lisa and Alex, and we are humbled that you are considering an adoption plan for your child. Alex is a teacher, a small business owner, and an MBA student, and Lisa is a Veterinarian. We have been married for 7 years. We are excited to start our family through adoption.   We know that our life experiences, as well as the caring support of friends and family, will help us be loving, kind, humorous, and reliable parents. We strongly believe in leading by example, and we are both kind to others.

FUN FACTS ABOUT US

About Lisa
  • Favorite Book: Anne of Green Gables
  • Favorite Place: Hawaii
  • Favorite Sport: Hockey
  • Favorite Food: Thai
  • Favorite Animals: Whales, cats
  • Favorite Color: Red
  • Favorite TV: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Big Bang Theory
  • Did a veterinary externship in Thailand and got to work with elephants
  • Enjoys reading, listening to music, cooking, hiking, watching hockey games, swimming/snorkeling, and traveling
  • Wanted to be a detective when she was little – and realized as an adult that solving medical cases is solving a mystery
About Alex
  • Favorite Place: Alaska
  • Favorite Sport: Hockey
  • Favorite Foods: BBQ and Thai
  • Favorite Animal: Sea Otters
  • Favorite Color: Blue
  • Was a teacher in a special needs classroom for 7 years, one of my favorite tasks was to make up joke songs and sing to the students when they were anxious
  • Enjoys riding motorcycles
  • Taught myself how to weld metal together when I was 12
  • Length of time before I realized Lisa was the woman I wanted to spend my life with: 3.5 minutes

OUR LETTER

Dear Expectant Parents,

Thank you for letting us introduce ourselves. We are Lisa and Alex, and we are humbled that you are considering an adoption plan for your child. Alex is a teacher, a small business owner, and an MBA student, and Lisa is a Veterinarian. We have been married for 7 years. We are excited to start our family through adoption.   We know that our life experiences, as well as the caring support of friends and family, will help us be loving, kind, humorous, and reliable parents. We strongly believe in leading by example, and we are both kind to others.

 

We live in a suburban area just outside Portland, OR, in a family-friendly community with good schools. Our neighbors, whom we socialize with regularly, have children ranging from newborns to high schoolers. Alex’s family is 10-20 minutes away, and Lisa’s family lives in Washington. Between us, we have numerous aunts, uncles, and 15 nieces/nephews. Alex is continuing his education in order to pursue career options in HR/management, and Lisa owns her own business providing relief work at veterinary clinics and providing house calls for clients. This allows Lisa to have a flexible schedule, and to plan on being a full-time parent and spend more time at home. Alex’s 11 years of experience as a teacher will allow him to work well returning to the business world, and provide numerous skills and experiences at home that will benefit any child. We enjoy living in this area as beach trips, hiking, nature walks, and visiting family are all easily attainable with a short drive.

 

We believe that the most important things that we can do as parents is to provide unconditional love, compassion, empathy, stability, humor, and opportunities to pursue happiness. We believe that a child’s hopes and dreams are very important, and we believe our responsibility as parents is to help those dreams grow to become reality.

 

Alex: I was raised in the suburbs of Portland, and have lived in Oregon my whole life. As a child I was the youngest of three children with an older sister and brother. My mom was a teacher and my dad was a landscape architect so we always spent our summers in the outdoors going on camping trips and going to community parks. With as much time as I spent in the outdoors it was only natural that I joined the Boy Scouts and eventually went on to become an Eagle Scout. The lessons I learned during that time continue to serve me well today. It was through scouting that I learned how to be a good person, a community leader, a hard worker, and most importantly a good man to my wife and family. I look forward to taking some of those lessons and becoming a positive role model and loving member of your child’s life.

 

Lisa: I was raised in Washington. I lived on a farm until I was 5. I was too young to run the equipment, but I found other ways to be involved by helping with the animals, gathering produce from the garden, and following my brothers everywhere. Once I started school, reading, music (I played saxophone), and biology quickly became my main interests. I enjoyed riding bikes with kids in my neighborhood, and playing in the woods and creek near our home. Honesty, professionalism, treating others with kindness, and enjoying life are very important to me, and I would enjoy the opportunity to share that with your child.

We are really looking forward to becoming adoptive parents. Growing our family has always been a dream for us both. Together we are very strong and successful individuals, a loving couple, and now we would like to enrich our family by having your baby join us.

 

Both of us have direct experience with adoption – Alex’s mom was adopted and Lisa has a close childhood friend that was adopted as well as extended family members. Because of personal experiences we honor the reality that there can be some difficult questions and feelings for adoptive children, birth parents, and adoptive parents. We are very supportive of an open adoption plan. If you would like us to join you on that path, we see that as a positive addition to all of our lives. If you would prefer a semi open or closed adoption plan, we also very much respect your choice.

 

We hope that you will consider allowing us to share this journey with you. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us by reading our story.

 

Warmest Wishes,

Lisa and Alex

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Sandi and Darin

Sandi and Darin

Sandi and Darin

Family Waiting to Adopt

Hello! We are Sandi and Darin

We want to acknowledge and honor the strength and selflessness it must take to make the decision to consider adoption. We imagine that this may be an overwhelming time for you and we would like you to know that already you are in our thoughts. We haven’t met you yet; we don’t know your story. But we are so excited to meet you! So, until then, we would love the chance to tell you a little of our story.

FUN FACTS ABOUT US

About Sandi
  • Loves to read. 
     
  • Loves the beach and the ocean.
     
  • Is learning how to golf and quilt.
     
  • Loves her job as a Pharmacist because she gets to make a difference every day. 
     
About Darin
  • Is learning to play guitar. 
     
  • Builds his own computers. 
     
  • Loves hiking and the outdoors. 
     
  • Loves golfing. 
     

OUR LETTER

Dear Expectant Parents,

We want to acknowledge and honor the strength and selflessness it must take to make the decision to consider adoption. We imagine that this may be an overwhelming time for you and we would like you to know that already you are in our thoughts. We haven’t met you yet; we don’t know your story. But we are so excited to meet you! So, until then, we would love the chance to tell you a little of our story.

Darin grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, raised with his 2 younger brothers, Brian and Shaun. Darin works from home as a Systems Administrator and loves what he does, because he gets to work both with people and technology. Darin also loves being outdoors, from working in the yard to hiking. He loves to travel, cook, garden, and play video games.

Sandi was born in Sacramento, California, but raised further south in Madera, California. Sandi has 1 brother, Luke, who has 2 daughters, Bryonna and Kaylee. Sandi is a Critical Care Pharmacist and finds reward in her opportunities to impact peoples’ lives positively every day. Sandi enjoys reading, hiking, gardening, quilting, finding new recipes, and spending time with our dogs Odin and Guinness, especially at the beach.

We are so excited to be parents! Becoming parents is something we have wanted for a long time, and feel we are ready for this new joy, challenge, and adventure. Adoption has always been part of our ultimate family plan. Sandi’s dad is adopted, so adoption is already a part of our life. We are so excited to share our life with a child. We can’t wait to travel somewhere new, hang out and watch a movie, help with homework, and everything in between.

Family is so important to us. Darin’s youngest brother lives here in Oregon, just down the road from where we live now. Darin’s middle brother Brian and his wife are expecting a child in February 2017, so there would be 2 young children in the greater Frederick clan. Our nieces Bryonna and Kaylee are ages 14 and 12. We have loved watching them grow up, from seeing their beautiful personalities start to shine through to learning new subjects in school. Sandi’s aunt and cousin live about an hour away, and we love spending time in their wonderful garden.

Travel is important to us. We have traveled all over the United States, from North Carolina to Washington. We have cruised to the Southern Caribbean, hung out on the beach in Costa Rica, and most recently traveled to Scotland and England. We plan to visit Hawaii in 2017 and have so many more places on our bucket lists. In our spare time we also enjoy hiking, walking our dogs, and cooking for our friends and family.

Thank you for taking the time to learn a little about us. We are excited to share our lives, our love, and our families,

Sandi and Darin

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Patrick and Bethany

Patrick and Bethany

Patrick and Bethany

Family Waiting to Adopt

Hello! We are Patrick and Bethany

Although we have not met you, we know you must be a selfless, brave, strong, courageous woman for choosing adoption. The gift that you could give to us is the most beautiful blessing. Thank you for considering us as loving parents for your child. Our names are Patrick and Bethany. We cannot imagine the feelings you have or will experience in your decision to plan an adoption for your child. We admire your courage and strength, and hope this letter and these photographs give an accurate image of who we are and the kind of parents we will be to your child. We will love and cherish your child with all of our hearts and souls.

OUR LETTER

Dear Expectant Parents,

Although we have not met you, we know you must be a selfless, brave, strong, courageous woman for choosing adoption. The gift that you could give to us is the most beautiful blessing. Thank you for considering us as loving parents for your child. Our names are Patrick and Bethany. We cannot imagine the feelings you have or will experience in your decision to plan an adoption for your child. We admire your courage and strength, and hope this letter and these photographs give an accurate image of who we are and the kind of parents we will be to your child. We will love and cherish your child with all of our hearts and souls.

Our beginning:

Bethany and Patrick were both fortunate enough to be raised by loving and supportive parents and always had a lot of family and friends to care, guide, and encourage them as they were growing up. Patrick was born and raised in Somerset Kentucky, and is truly a southern gentleman. Bethany was born and raised in Ventura California. Although they lived in far different climates growing up, their paths crossed in College. They met in Louisville Kentucky at Bellarmine University. Fait hit one stormy Tuesday morning; Bethany was flying home to California during their winter break and Patrick was flying to Florida to go surfing with his friends. Bethany had a huge crush on Patrick, they took the same ethics course. Bethany’s flight was cancelled from California to Texas, and Patrick’s was cancelled from Florida to Texas. Placing them on the same connecting flight to Arkansas. Bethany remembers seeing Patrick as he got on the plane and just suddenly shouting his name; Patrick turned looked at Bethany, smiled and came and sat next to her. Bethany fell asleep on his shoulder and one year later Patrick asked Bethany’s father for her hand in marriage and purposed to Bethany on the beach in California.

Patrick and Bethany had a very intimate wedding, on the beach with close family and friends, the next day they left for 10 days to Hawaii where they had a blast. Many people talk about their spouses as being their soul mates, but truly from the depth of Patrick and Bethany’s souls he is her forever and she is his forever life partner, best friend, and soul mate.

Our Future Together:

Patrick and Bethany will be celebrating their 6th year anniversary this year in June, they look forward to many more to come. Patrick and Bethany truly are best friends, and are able to count on each-other no matter what. Their communication, trust, love, friendship, and dedication to each other are what has made their marriage so successful. Their faith in the Lord and the wonderful support they have with family and friends has helped guide them to be the best couple they can be to one another. They truly love being together; he is a part of her as she is to him. They love traveling, cooking, running, kayaking, playing music, and having barbecues with all their family and friends. No matter what they are always together enjoying life.

Patrick and Bethany always knew they wanted children. The truth, they were not aggressive in trying to have a biological child. Many of Bethany’s family members are adopted. They both always wanted to adopt. They know this is the best decision they will ever make. Bethany and

Patrick know their path and journey is to adopt and this is their calling. Patrick and Bethany look forward to the open adoption process, and building a relationship with the birth mother and her child. It’s a blessing for all members involved with open adoption, and provides the best stability and support to the child.

Thank you for taking a look into our lives. We wish you the very best!

Sincerely,

Patrick and Bethany

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Scott and Julia

Scott and Julia

Scott and Julia

Family Waiting to Adopt

Hello! We are Scott and Julia

Thank you for taking the time to review our portfolio. We are excited about the possibility of achieving our goal of parenthood through adoption and are honored that you would consider us in your search for an adoptive family. We wish you the best in making the important decision of selecting a home for your child.

FUN FACTS ABOUT US

About Julia
  • She is an artist; her favorite medium is glass.
     
  • She is handy and is a clever problem solver.
     
  • She likes to listen to music and read books.
     
  • She is open-hearted and loves making people laugh.
     
  • She has a huge sweet tooth. Her favorite candies are jelly beans.
     
About Scott
  • He loves being outdoors and especially enjoys cycling, hiking, and camping.
     
  • He enjoys live music and has been known to travel to catch a show he really wants to see.
     
  • He is the official family photographer and his favorite subject is the landscape. He took most of the photos in this book.
     
  • He plays guitar a little and would like to learn more.
     
  • He likes to meet new people and makes friends easily.
     

OUR LETTER

Dear Expectant Parents,

Thank you for taking the time to review our portfolio. We think that the parent-child relationship is very special and want to be parents. We believe raising a child will be an incredible experience, to know a person from the very beginning and to see the child through different stages of growth and development. We are excited about the possibility of achieving our goal of parenthood through adoption and are honored that you would consider us in your search for an adoptive family.

Scott is a wonderful man and will make an excellent parent. He is kind, patient, and always puts his family first. Scott is very smart, hard-working, thoughtful and he gives good advice. He also has a cheerful sense of humor and a brilliant smile. Scott enjoys the outdoors, he likes to go on long bike rides, he also sometimes plays guitar and is interested in photography.

Julia is compassionate, loyal, and committed to parenthood. She is a reliable friend and partner, and builds strong relationships. She is willing to work hard toward an objective but knows that it is important to make time for fun. Julia has always liked to create and make things. Her favorite hobby is glass blowing but she also has been known to sew, knit, throw pots, cast, and weld.

We met and started dating in 2006 – a friend thought we would like each other so
she introduced us. Since we met, we have enjoyed building our relationship and experiencing life together. When we were married in 2012, we affirmed our commitment to our common values of family, friendships, and leading a life that is balanced between working toward goals for the future and enjoying the present. We have great respect for one another, have many common interests, and genuinely enjoy spending time together.

Our goal for parenthood is to nurture a child based on the child’s abilities and strengths, and to encourage the child to explore her/his own interests. We will provide a child with opportunities for a variety of experiences so that she/he can find her/his talents. We have a safe home where a child will be comfortable and where she/he can ask questions without criticism. We will be available to the child and will be advocates helping to guide her/him through life’s challenges. We value education, and providing guidance and financial support in our child’s education is an important goal for us.

As potential adoptive parents, we feel that an open adoption is beneficial for the birth family, adoptive parents, and most importantly the child. Having an understanding of where she/he came from will help the child develop a sense of who she/he is. We hope to develop a relationship with you that will allow the child to have this knowledge, and to provide you the opportunity to see her/him grow.

We have recently moved to Seattle, Washington from Austin, Texas. Now we live close to Julia’s family – about 30 minutes from her parents and about 20 minutes from her sister, brother-in-law, and their two children. We are happy that a child in our family will have the opportunity to become close to Julia’s family. We are having fun exploring the Seattle area and have found so many things to do here, such as hiking, camping, and taking in live music and movies. Scott is really glad that we moved near the mountains so he can go skiing in the winter, something that he couldn’t do in Texas.

In addition to enjoying activities near home, we look for opportunities to travel. We have traveled together to México, China, and Peru. We also often visit New England, where Scott grew up. His parents, sister and brother-in-law, and their son live near Boston. We enjoy our visits to New England and are glad to have such a strong relationship with Scott’s side of the family.

Professionally, Julia is a Graphic Designer. She works for a legal technology association. She works on their magazine and other publications, and designs banners and other collateral for their conferences and events. Having always had an interest in art, Julia is glad to have a creative job. Scott is an environmental engineer. His work focuses on ecosystem restoration in the Seattle area, providing habitat for salmon. He believes in the importance of the work he does and is happy to be able to make a living doing it.

Thank you again for taking the time to become introduced to us. We wish you the best in making the important decision of selecting a home for your child.

Sincerely,

Scott and Julia

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