BC: The End
FC: Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories. CathyAllen | Briana and Andy
1: Dear birthmother | We are excited and grateful that you are taking the time to read about us. We know that this is not an easy decision for you, and admire the courage and selflessness you show by considering adoption. If you choose us, we promise to be the best parents that we can be. We will nurture, support, guide and, most importantly, love your baby every day of our lives. Thank you for considering the possibility of choosing us as adoptive parents. We hope you may envision your child with us.
3: Why we are who we are... | Briana's parents have been married for xx years Andy's parents have been married for 51 years. Being raised by parents who found their life-long partners helped to instill in their children the desire to strive for this kind of longevity in their marriage as well. We both believe that this type of stable, loving marriage is very important in the quest to raise a well-adjusted child.
4: Our home | Our home is situated in a small, gated community of only 40 families on the outskirts of a large city. Many of the families in our neighbor-hood have small children who can often be seen and heard playing with each other in neighbor's | yards or in the playground that is part of the | We live in a beautiful home | neighborhood. | five-year-old home which has over 2600 square feet with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Our fenced back yard is large enough that we plan to install our own play system for our child(ren).
6: Our home | ur home is situated in a | small, gated community | of only 40 families on | the outskirts of a large | city. There are many | small children in our | neighborhood, who | can often be seen | and heard playing | together in their | friend's yards | or at the park | that is part of the | neighborhood. We have | neighborhood get-togethers | in the spring, summer and fall, | with kid-friendly activities such as | pony rides and bike decorating contests. | O | W | e live in a beautiful, spacious, | comfortable home which is just five years | old. In a few years, the trees that were | planted when we moved in will be large | enough for our child to climb. Although | there is a playset at the park, we are | planning to install our own playset in | our roomy backyard for our child.
7: Our education and careers | In college, Andy studied biology and now is the supervisor of a molecular diagnostics laboratory, a position he has held for over twelve years. He really enjoys his work in this fascinating, ever-changing field. | We were both raised by parents who expected and encouraged us to do well in school. Both of us are college-educated and, since receiving our degrees, have worked in the fields of science and healthcare. We are both currently in stable, long-term jobs in which we get to help people. | Briana's father was a physician and her mother a nurse. Naturally, Briana and her sisters all became nurses as well. Briana has been a surgical nurse for 20 years. She finds it very rewarding to help people in their time of need. | We are fortunate that Briana will be able to quit her job and stay at home to raise our child. We both feel that, if a mother has the opportunity to do so, this is the best thing for the family.
8: Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories. CathyAllen
10: "Adoption is when a child grew in its mommy's heart instead of her tummy." | When we decided that we wanted to start a family, we didn't know that we would be unable to have a child of our own. Two years of infertility treatments were unable to help us have a baby. After that, it was an easy decision that our route to becoming parents would be through adoption. We know that we have so much love to give the child that we are lucky enough to welcome into our family. Through a lifetime of unconditional love, guidance and support, Andy's parents have exemplified what adoptive parents should be. We are more than ready to undertake this noble role, and with the help and support of our families, we are certain that we will be able to raise a happy, healthy, and well-adjusted child. | hy we are adopting | author unkown | W
11: Why we are adopting | When we decided that we wanted to start a family, we didn't know that we would be unable to have a child of our own. We tried for a while to get pregnant on our own. When we had no success, we went the route of in vitro fertilization. After two years of repeated bad news, we resigned ourselves to the very real possibility that we could not have a biological child. | As an infant, Andy was adopted into a family by parents who had adopted a baby girl two years earlier. His parents thought they were unable to conceive, but Andy's little sister is their natural child. They exemplified what adoptive parents should be...showering love, guidance, and support equally upon all their children, natural or adopted. They never showed any favoritism to their natural child, because they never viewed the adopted ones any differently. Andy has known his whole life that he was adopted, and has known his whole life that his adoptive parents would do anything for him. | So when we decided that the stress and heartache of failed fertility treatments was too much to bear, it was a quick and easy decision to pursue adoption. We know that we have so much love to give to our child. We will strive to be the kind of adoptive parents that Andy was lucky enough to have.
12: Andy's | Younger | Older | Sisters | Sisters | Briana's | Parents | "The love of a family is life's greatest blessing" | -unknown
14: We can't wait to share our curiosity | We like to... | Hang out at the lake... | Relax with friends... | Briana's parents have a lakehouse where we spend many holidays and summer weekends. All of the grandkids love it there, spending hour upon hour in the water or playing kickball in the huge yard. Andy gets to indulge his passion for fishing, while Briana spends time with her best friends (her sisters). At night, we all play lots of board games, pool, and charades. | Hold a true friend with both your hands | -Nigerian proverb | Travel... | We find it exciting to see and experience new places. In the last couple of years, we have been able to go on some neat trips, such as a rafting trip through the Grand Canyon, a springtime trip to Costa Rica, and a Christmas trip to New York City. | about new places with our child. | We are each fortunate to have many great friends, several of which are lifelong.
16: About Briana | by Andy
18: All things grow better with love. | A child is the greatest joy, the ultimate blessing. (Emily Laughton )
31: The End
34: A family is pieced together with hope and faith. A family is quilted and bound with love and grace.