S: Ben and Emilie
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 desire before and after birth. We admire you for your strength, love, and courage you have to make your decision. | We always knew we wanted to have a family, and due to infertility, we must rely on someone like you to provide the ultimate gift.
2: Emilie | Emilie is a 4th Grade Teacher | She graduated from Illinois State in 2004 with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. She then earned her Masters' Degree in Educational Administration from Eastern Illinois University in 2009. | Emilie loves photography, gardening, cooking, teaching, being outside, and working with computers.
3: Ben is a service technician 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, tractors, 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: Annual cookout, homemade ice cream, swimming, games, and a family parade | Let's Celebrate! | Ben's parents have a breakfast gathering every year. | Fun with the cousins!
6: Ben and Emilie met in 1998. We were married on July 24, 2004. We were introduced by friends while Emilie was in High School. | We have been married for 9 years. We have been together for over 15 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: We have the support of several families who have adopted children. -Emilie has three cousins who are adopted. -Ben's sister has an adopted niece and nephew. -The pastor of our church adopted a daughter. | Supportive Friends and Family | A trip to the city, or volleyball in the pool, we always have fun. | Birthday Parties
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 at the zoo. | The County Fair! | Ben's aunt has a backyard pool we can enjoy at any time.
10: Emilie has one brother Andy. Andy is a paramedic, and Torrie is a 2nd grade teacher. They have one son Alex. | Emilie's Dad owns and operates an automotive repair business. He also enjoys spending time volunteering on the local fire department. | Emilie's Mom is a retired 2nd grade teacher. Ben and Emilie's parents live less than 10 minutes away. | Family | Alex loved the easter egg hunt!
11: Ben has two sisters | Night before Christmas playing games | On Ben's side of the family we have been blessed with two nephews and a niece. | Ben's mom is a retired Food Service Director. Ben's dad is retired, from a gas company. | Jax our newest nephew
12: Family values are very important to us. We spend time with family almost every weekend and sometimes during the week. | Annual family and friends shopping trip to Chicago! | A country campfire and games | Good Times | Music with Uncle Peter
13: Ruckus | Ruckus is a great dog. He is great 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. Eighteen family members were able to attend. | Tennessee | Putt-Putt golf | Colorado
15: Raleigh, North Carolina | Emilie's mom and dad have always owned a camper. Camping is a fond memory. Emilie has traveled all over the United States. She hopes to do more in the future. | Boston | 15 of Ben's family members went on a trip to Disney World | We went to a 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. | 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. Every event big or small is important. | When times are serious or meant to be fun, our family always knows how to act. | Funny, Respectful, Dedicated | Graduation
18: "The more you laugh the longer you live" | Emilie and six other family members do not have to work during the summer and around many holidays. 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. If we become blessed by adoption Emilie plans on taking a leave of absence from teaching.
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 email@example.com. We would be more than willing to answer any questions.