We have written and rewritten this letter. How do we put into words the gift that you are giving us? Please know that by choosing adoption for your child, you are making our dreams come true. We have had the discussion often, that had we been blessed with children at the beginning of our marriage, we would have been good parents. However, after going through the pains of infertility and leaning on God to bring a child into our family through adoption, we will be even better parents.
We have had many wonderful years together as a couple, knowing each other better than anyone else, growing in our communication and our love for one another. Now, we are so excited to finally make our dreams come true and bring a baby into our home. And this is where we thank you, thank you for giving of yourself to enhance our life through the gift of your child.
We are Steve & Annie. When we first met, Steve thought Annie spoke funny (we grew up in opposite areas of the country) and Annie thought Steve was too cool with his bleached tips and sunglasses (hey, it was 2002, bleached tips were in!). The first time Annie’s family heard her talk about Steve, they knew he was the one for her. Fast-forward to today and we have been married for 12 wonderful years. Steve works as a firefighter for our city. Annie is a nurse at a local hospital. We love spending our time together with friends and family. We have both found a Crossfit Box that we attend together. Steve loves to fill his time with sports from watching any sport to adventure runs to slow-pitch softball. Annie loves to be creative by sewing, gardening and finding new recipes to try. Overall, we love to have fun together, try not to take ourselves too seriously and find joy every day.
Our Home & Pets
We live in a suburban neighborhood in Minnesota, a half-mile from Annie’s parents and sister. Our home is a single family home with four bedrooms and three bathrooms. One of our favorite parts of our home is the big backyard. We love to spend time in the yard playing corn hole, gardening, barbecuing and hosting bonfires. Our neighborhood is filled with all kinds of families and children of all ages. We are fortunate to have great walking paths which we enjoy taking our dog, Bentley, on. There are many parks and schools within walking distance of our home.
Our Extended Family
We both come from close knit families. Steve grew up in Northern California surrounded by his extended family, many aunts, uncles, and cousins. His immediate family consisted of his parents and with one older sister and one younger sister. Once Steve and his sisters were grown, his parents decided to adopt four children through the foster care system. Steve’s two biological sisters are married. We have many wonderful nieces and nephews, seven from his older sister and four from his younger sister. Steve’s family still all lives in Northern California and although we do not live close to them, we stay in contact through visits, text messages and skype. Annie grew up in Minnesota in a close family, consisting of her parents and two younger brothers and one younger sister. Annie’s brother just younger than her lives in North Carolina, he is married with a beautiful baby girl. Annie’s sister lives down the street, she is married with a two year old boy and a one year old girl. Annie’s youngest brother lives and works downtown. We have both been blessed by families that are close knit. Although our families have all had their ups and downs, they have created a solid foundation within our life.
What Led Us To Adoption
From the beginning of our marriage, we looked forward to the day that we would welcome children into our home. As the years passed by, it became apparent that birthing our own children was not the plan intended for us. Years of struggling with infertility have created an opportunity for us to reevaluate our desire to become parents. We came to realize that as much as we would love to go through the pregnancy process, our greatest desire is to raise children. After much prayer and consideration, we know that we are being called to expand our family through adoption. Once we shared with our friends and family our desire to adopt, the support was astounding. The baby that will come into our family is already so loved, not only by both of us but by so many of our friends and family.
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