FC: Andrew Kristin and Jacob
1: Hello, We are Andrew, Kristin and Jacob and we cannot begin to tell you how honored and thrilled we are that you are reviewing our profile. While we are excited to become parents again, we cannot imagine the choices that you have to make, and we pray that you find peace in your decisions. No matter what the situation is that led you here, and not having met you, we already know some important information about you. You are brave. You have a good heart and you are doing what all good mothers do, you are trying to give your child the best life they can have. Hopefully in the next few pages we can tell you a little bit about us. From the moment that Andrew and I met we talked about wanting to be parents. For the first 7 years of our marriage we tried to conceive on our own and with assistance. After failed IVF and miscarriage we were blessed in December 2009 with the adoption of our beautiful son Jacob. We adopted Jacob as an infant through Bethany and have an open relationship with his birth mother, with occasional visits during the year and monthly cards and pictures. As we have walked down the path of adoption, we have gained many insights, and the most important thing that we have learned is that when an adoption takes place a miracle occurs. God brings together a family like ours, who long for a child to love and care, with someone like you, who has a child, whom you love with all your heart, but do not have the resources to parent yourself. Though you may choose to make an adoption plan that allows someone else to raise your child, you will always have a special bond with the child you are carrying regardless of how much contact you have with them. We are sure this profile will not answer all of your questions that you may have about us or our life, but there is one thing that we can say for certain. We will forever love your child. We look forward to their first word, their first step and their first day of school. We cannot wait to help this child grow into a happy and confident person. Most of all, this child will know how important you are to all of us. They will understand the special circumstances that brought them into our family and the important role you played to make this happen. We pray for you and your child every day. Sincerely, Andrew, Kristin and Jacob
2: Andrew and I met 12 years ago while working together. We noticed each other on Andrew's first day. After a few dates we became inseparable. We have been married for 9 years, and have lived in our home for 7. We love to entertain and have our friends and family over for the holidays or just for backyard cookouts. We were both raised Catholic, and are still practicing Catholics. Andrew and I are both hardworking, independent individuals who managed to come together and form a wonderful marriage based on trust, respect and love. What we most enjoy doing together is being together. We like to say, "Whatever we are doing, it will be better if we are together. ". Andrew currently works as a Chef at a country club about 40 min from our house, and Kristin works as an Emergency Dept RN about 15 min from our house. The great thing about both of our jobs is the flexibility. Jake has never gone to daycare, and if we have any child care needs Kristin's parents will watch Jake. Andrew and I are very excited to become parents again. Our goal always was to have a family. God's plan is to provide us with children through adoption and we could not be more excited. This child will be surrounded by love and not just by us. Our friends and family have been an amazing support for us. This child will be showered with love by parents, siblings, grandparents, special aunts and uncles who have already given of themselves to get us here, and who will be there when this special bundle of joy arrives in our home. | Our life together
3: We love to: Travel Watch Movies Read Listen to Music Cook | We are each others best friends. There is no one person that we would rather spend time with than each other. With the addition of Jacob our lives became richer and our bond to each other stronger. We cannot wait to add another child to our family.
4: My mother always told me to be patient, and that when I met the right man I would know. Well the minute that I met Andrew I knew he was the one for me. He is kind, smart, funny and loving. I feel lucky to have met him and even luckier to have him as my husband and partner. | Andrew is an amazing father. We have a great situation at home. When I am at work Jacob is with Andrew and when he is at work, Jacob is with me. Jacob and Andrew have a wonderful relationship. There is no one that can make Jacob laugh like the way Andrew does. | Andrew has endless patience with Jacob. He likes to have him "help" with everything. Cooking, fixing things, making coffee. He is always explaining to him how things work and why it is done that way. It is so much fun to watch Jacob listen and learn from him. | Andrew is very creative. He loves to paint, draw and write short stories. I think this creativity is also why he is so talented in his career. As a chef, Andrew looks at food differently than just something to eat; food is art to him. Consequently, Jacob loves music, drawing and loves his books. | About Andrew
5: Kristin and I met at work and I knew that there was something different about her when I saw her. Different in that I knew she was the one for me. Her smile was the only thing I could think of for a long time and long story short we got married and have been inseparable ever since. | It seems like we had been trying to have kids forever and when we miscarried it was rough, but when Kristin said she wanted to be a mom no matter what, we knew adoption was our path. When we took Jacob home she had a natural instinct with him. She always knew what to do. | Kristin is a very loving parent and will give the same selfless love and adoration to your child and that speaks a lot about her character. Kristin will take great care of the child that you will selflessly give to us. Together we will give this child a good home and wonderful life. | Kristin is my best friend. When we are apart I am always wondering how she is and what she would think about something that happened at work. She is very outgoing and has many friends and family in our area. She is always looking out for me and Jacob. | About Kristin
6: Jacob is a very active and happy little boy. He has brought so much happiness and joy, not only to Andrew and I, but to our entire families. We always knew that we wanted to have a family and we are amazed every day that we get the honor of being his parents. We have an open relationship with Jacob's birth mother, and have met many of her extended family members. We think of her often and are truly thankful and amazed at the wonderful gift that she has given us. We know with all of our hearts that we will feel the same way about our next child. | Jacob
7: Andrew was born and raised in FL and is the middle of 3 boys. His parents have been married to each other for over 40 years and have instilled in Andrew a great moral code and sense of family. They come up from FL to WI at least once a year for a visit, and we try to visit FL at least once a year. Andrew has 2 nieces and 1 nephew that live in FL. Abby and Owen are 8 and are super excited to be "big cousins" to Jacob, and Claire is the same age. At our last visit Jacob and Claire played together almost every day. | Kristin was born and raised in WI, and she is the youngest of 2 children. Her parents have been married for over 40 years as well. Kristin's older brother lives about 4 hours away and we see him frequently. Kristin's parents live about 10 miles away, so we visit with them often and Kristin's mom watches Jacob once a week. Kristin's extended family also lives in the area and get together for all holidays and for other family events. Jacob is one of 13 great-grandchildren, so he has many cousins and playmates at family functions. .
8: We live in a small city in Southeastern WI, directly on Lake Michigan. When we purchased our home, we had every intention of having a family. We have a 3 bedroom, 2 full bath, 2 story home. Our neighborhood is full of kids that range in age from 12 and under. Our neighborhood park is 5 houses away, a grade school and middle school are 1 mile away and our church is within walking distance. We feel very lucky to live where we do. We have excellent schools and our community has a great recreation department and indoor/outdoor aquatic center. There are many activities and programs for kids. Most of Kristin's family live within 45 minutes of where we live, so we see them frequently. We have 3 great pets who have infinite patience with Jacob. Megan is our dog who Jacob is crazy about and Vincent and Kitty are our cats that he loves to chase around the house. | Our home and community
9: We Promise to provide a loving and secure home for your child filled with lots of love and laughter. We will provide your child with the support and tools they will need to be able to fulfill their life goals and find their own unique talents. We Promise to do everything we can to instill the qualities of patience, compassion and honesty that will make you proud. We are a loving couple and have loving families who will welcome your child with open arms and lots of hugs and kisses. We Promise that we would encourage your child to do their best and achieve their goals and dreams. But above all, we would shower your child with love. We have been blessed in our lives with a solid marriage, the love of our family and friends, and with our careers. We know that we have something so great to give a child; a happy, loving, fun childhood. We Promise that you will always be highly regarded and your child will always feel that in the respectful way that we will talk about you throughout their life. We will embrace adoption openness and honesty with you and your child. We believe your child should learn their story and to be taught to be proud of where they came from and they way that adoption built our beautiful family. We want your child to respect you and your decision and to one day say to you, "Thank you for the wonderful life you gave me.". | Our Promise to you..