“We’d like to show you a little about our life and would love to get to know you as well. We’ve always known we wanted to have children and have spent the last years supporting and loving the children in our lives as foster parents, neighbors, friends, and (as we’d like to think), fun uncle and aunt. Because we haven’t been able to have children biologically, we’d like to grow our family through adoption. Claire’s sister was adopted, and Allen grew up closely with a cousin who was adopted as well.
Allen and I are best friends and genuinely enjoy spending our time together. We feel blessed to have developed such a wonderful community through our friends, neighbors, and family. We live in a beautiful city where we love to explore the greenway on our bikes and hike nearby trails. We also love to visit the mountains and beaches, both within a few hours’ drive.
As foster parents, we were blessed to have first-hand experience unconditionally loving the children in our home as we supported reunification with their families. Now we’re hoping to adopt a child meant to be a part of our lives forever. We know we can’t fully understand the pain and difficulty of being in your shoes right now. We may not know you yet, but we pray and hope you find genuine comfort and peace as you continue this journey, wherever it takes you. “