BC: Today I kissed an angel I knew it from the start the first time my angel smiled at me I gave away my heart today I kissed an angel this angel child of mine though not of my creation my child by God's design today I kissed an angel my heart is dancing wild, a family by a miracle blessed by this angel child.
FC: Kristin and Patrick
1: We are Patrick and Kristin; we live in a suburb of Chicago. We have been married since May of 2000. We have had long struggles with infertility and while we have had some success with treatments, we also had to endure some tragic failures. We had twins 4 months early and lost our little boy due to prematurity. Our little girl has dealt with many medical issues due to being born so early. It has made our bond even stronger and we have found our desire to have a large family may take many different paths but will ultimately lead us to be parents to beautiful children. We are blessed with both a beautiful biological daughter and a handsome adopted son. They have made our lives rich with love and laughter and we are so excited to add to that with another child who will bring so much joy and love and enrich all of our lives. A birth mother that decides to give a child to our family will be helping us fulfill our dream of having a large family. We will offer your child a stable, loving, secure and happy home filled with fun times with siblings and endless possibilities to pursue whatever dreams they may have. They will always know what love and faith their birth mother had for them and the selfless decision you made in order to give them a bright future. With Love, Kristin and Patrick Johnson
2: We met 15 years ago and from our first date it was clear that we clicked and had something special and we have been nearly inseparable since then. We dated for about 2 years and then we got married, bought a house and settled into married life.
3: We both have a strong faith in God and are involved in many church functions. We enjoy a lot of the same activities but the thing we both love the most is just being together as a family. Each year we take a vacation and we really love showing the kids different parts of the country and giving them new and fun experiences. We fully support each other and feel that we have a bright and secure future.
4: The thing I love most about Kristin is how she absolutely loves life. Kristin always puts our children first. They are her whole world. She really delights in their happiness. Her kindness and generosity are truly inspiring. Kristin shows me and the kids love every day with even the smallest details. It makes us all love life that much more. I am really blessed to have a wife who loves everyone so much and shares it so wonderfully with everyone. I really can't imagine life without her. | Pat's Thoughts on Kristin
6: The thing I love most about Pat is that he is very loyal and always tries to make everyone happy and he is a great hands on Dad! He is a fun Dad who gets on the floor to play with the kids and he happily rides on amusement park rides with them just to see the excitement on their faces. He loves to take them to the park or for a bike ride or anywhere they may want to go. He loves reading and singing to them and he is very loving and patient. | Kristin's Thoughts on Pat
8: Emily can't wait to show her new brother or sister all the fun things she loves to do!
10: Ethan is so excited to be a big brother. He can't wait to teach the new baby how to build with Legos and play games.
12: Fun with the kids!! | Somehow destiny comes into play. These children end up with you and you end up with them. It's something quite magical.
13: He who can reach a child's heart can reach the worlds heart.
14: In truth a family is what you make it. It is made strong, not by number of heads counted at the dinner table, but by the rituals you help family members create, by the memories you share, by the commitment of time, caring, and love you show to one another, and by the hopes for the future you have as individuals and as a unit.
16: Find what brings you joy and go there!
17: Life is filled with many exciting twists and turns!
18: We live in a great historic neighborhood with lots of kids around to play with. There are great schools close by. Our home is loving, warm, friendly and inviting and we love to have people over all the time.
19: Our town is very family oriented. There are many trails and parks and there are several fun festivals throughout the year.
20: I didn't give you the gift of life, But in my heart I know. The love I feel is deep and real, As if it had been so. For us to have each other Is like a dream come true! No, I didn't give you The gift of life, Life gave me the gift of you.
21: Thank you for taking the time to learn about our family. We will instill faith-based values in our children and provide them with a solid education. Our home will be filled with love, laughter, compassion and affection. We will tell this child about the story of their adoption and they will know that you gave us the greatest gift in the World. We hope that after looking through our book, you can envision the kind of life we will give this child. The Johnson Family