BC: Thank you for considering us!
FC: Ben and Emilie
1: Dear Birthmother, Thank you for taking the time to view our family as potential adoptive parents for your child. We pray that you find the experience you are wanting for yourself and your child. We are willing to provide the relationship you choose before and after birth that you desire. We admire you for your strength, love, and courage you have to make your decision. | Ben and I always knew we wanted to have a family, and due to infertility problems, we know we must rely on someone like you to provide the ultimate gift.
2: Emilie | Emilie's a 4th Grade teacher close to home. | She graduated from Illinois State in 2004 with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. Then she earned her Masters' Degree in Educational Administration from Eastern Illinois University in 2009. | Emilie loves being outdoors, gardening, photography, cooking, playing games, and teaching.
3: Ben works at a farm implement dealership. They sell and service farm equipment. | This is our niece Shaelyn. She LOVES going for tractor rides | Ben enjoys spending time outdoors, hunting, training our dog, and working on projects. | Ben | Pouring concrete in our shed | Mowing the grass at our home.
4: Family, Fun, Food and Fireworks | Watching the game! | Young and old find ways to have fun!
5: Emilie's family every year has a cookout, homemade ice cream, swimming, games, and a family parade. | Let's Celebrate! | Each year we meet at Ben's parents fo have breakfast with the family. | Fun with the cousins!
6: Ben and Emilie met in 1998 while working together. We were married on July 24, 2004. Two friends of ours introduced us when Emilie was in High School. | We have been married for 8 years. We have been together for over 14 years We love spending time together!
7: " | We own 63 acres between two small towns. It is save, supportive, and secure. We live within 20 miles of most of our family. | Home Sweet Home
8: On a Sunday afternoon with Ben's family, we decided to go for a walk. This is on a peaceful bridge near our home. | We have the support of several families who have adopted children. -Three of Emilie's cousins are adopted. -Ben's sister has an adopted niece and nephew. -The pastor of our church has an adopted daughter. We are blessed to have a supportive and loving family! | Supportive Friends and Family
9: The Best Summer! | We like to see our cousins and friend's 4-H projects, go on rides, and see the animals. | Ben's mom with our niece and nephew | The County Fairs! We live close to two county fairs so we make sure we go to both of them. | Ben's aunt has a backyard pool we can enjoy at any time.
10: Emilie has one brother and one nephew. Andy is a paramedic, and Torrie is also a teacher. | Emilie's Dad owns and operates his own automotive repair business. He also enjoys spending time volunteering on the local fire department. He even went back to school to get his degree in fire science. | Emilie's Mom is a retired 2nd grade teacher. Both of our parents live less than 10 minutes away from us. | Family | Alex loved the easter egg hunt!
11: Ben has two sisters | Night before Christmas playing games | Our niece Shaelyn did not want to be in the picture | Ben's mom is a food service director at the same school district Emilie teaches at. She does not have to work during the summer! Ben dad is retired, from a gas company. | Jax our newest nephew
12: Family values have always been very important to us. We get together with family almost every weekend and sometimes throughout the week. | Annual family and friends shopping trip to Chicago! | Our nephew at a cookout at our home
13: Ruckus | Ruckus is a great dog. He is really good with our nieces and nephews.! He likes to retrieve anything. The kids in our family love to play with him.!
14: Good times are even better when shared with | VACATIONS... | Ben's family rented a 8 bedroom cabin in Tennessee. 18 family members were able to attend. | Tennessee | Put-Putt golf
15: Raleigh | Emilie's mom and dad have always owned a camper. Camping is a fond memory. Emilie loves traveling and has traveled all over the United States. | Boston | 20 of Ben's family members went on a trip to Disney World. | We went to a Durham Bulls Baseball game. After the game they let the kids run the bases. . | Disney World | Camping
16: We also have a strong group of friends. We cherish their love and support through this process. | The "kids" table at Christmas with Emilie's family. | We can rely on all of them for advice and support | Supportive, Kind, Loving, | From Spring to Winter we cherish every memory
17: Our friends and family are available at any moment. They make sure to be at every ball game, concert, graduation or special event. No event is to big or small. | When times are serious or meant to be fun, our family always knows how to act. | Funny, Respectful, Dedicated | Ben's sister is also a Teacher.
18: "The more you laugh the longer you live" | Emilie and 6 other family members do not have to work during the summer and have many holidays off. They are all educators. Having family near us allows us to take many small trips, go swimming, and spend quality time together. | We are fortunate to have jobs that let us spend every evening and weekend together, and if needed can leave at a short notice.
19: Thank you We are blessed to be given the opportunity to share our lives with you. We are extremely excited about the possibilities of starting a family. We want to wish you the best of luck in making this difficult decision. Please contact us if you have any questions. Sincerely, Ben and Emilie | If you have further questions you can contact our attorney Kirsten Bays at (217)345-6099 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be more than willing to answer any questions.