BC: Thank you for looking at our book. More than anything, we want to grow our family through adoption. We will provide your child with unconditional love, support, a warm home, caring family, and every opportunity to be successful. We believe you have already shown great courage and love to make this plan for your baby, and we have faith that you will choose the right parents for your child. What you are doing is a very powerful thing - thank you for this unselfish, precious gift! Paul & Letty
FC: Paul and Letty
1: We are so happy to be showing you our lives. You are brave and unselfish to be making this decision of love for your child. We have been married for 12 years, and we love spending time together. We look forward to sharing our favorite things with our children: music, travel, education, books, family, and fun. We will teach this child about your love for him or her, and about how deeply you believed in his or her future. As adoptive parents we will provide a safe, secure, and nurturing home where your child will be given every opportunity to have a happy childhood and grow into a confident, intelligent, loving adult. We can’t wait to share our love for each other and our life together with a new baby that we will love forever. Paul & Letty
3: After 12 years of marriage, we know each other pretty well and love each other very much. We genuinely like each other, too. Spending time together is our favorite hobby! | Paul & Letty
4: Letty loves to sing! She studied music in college, sings in a community choir every week, and has done several musicals and shows. She's also a writer: stories, poetry, a blog, and articles for work newsletters. I love her creativity and her beautiful smile. | Letty
5: Letty's job for the past 12 years has been helping students find ways to pay for college. She loves it, and all of our children will be able to attend the college where she works for free. Letty is a very outgoing person, always finding someone to talk to and making friends everywhere she goes. She brings out the best in me, and I can't imagine being without her. I can't wait to see what a great mom she will be. - Paul
6: Paul is an adventurous person- always trying something new, like running marathons and climbing mountains! I am so proud of him, and he makes me a better person. I know he was born to be a great dad. He's courageous, strong, kind, and so funny! He keeps me laughing all the time. - Letty | Tennis tournaments | Zip-lining through the trees
7: Paul loves teaching high school kids. He even gets into the school spirit for the pep rallies! | Paul | Running a marathon! | Paul won a big teaching award this year - he is really good at what he does.
8: Letty and I really love to travel. We've been all over the US - Colorado, California, Nebraska, Florida, New Mexico, Tennessee, Kentucky... and we like to drive to those places so we get to see all the cool stuff along the way! Since I have the summers off, we always take a nice long vacation, which we'll continue to do with our kids. And weekends we also love taking road trips - setting off on a Saturday and looking for antiques, or neat old shops, or quirky restaurants. We enjoy being places we've never been and finding new things to learn. - Paul
9: When we're not traveling, we love to watch movies, visit our local museums, go to professional baseball games, and attend events at the high school where Paul teaches or the college where I work. We both love to be surrounded by young people - they're so much fun! We're both musicians (Paul plays trumpet, guitar, and composes music, and I'm a singer), and we love attending concerts of all kinds. | We're looking forward to sharing these things with our children. - Letty
10: I love to take photographs, and have even sold a few in art shows and craft fairs. I love beautiful flowers and old buildings and churches we find in our travels. Here are some of my favorites - most of these were taken in Colorado and Kentucky on one of our summer vacations. | Letty
11: I also like to draw, and I've taken painting classes. I am looking forward to being creative and making things with our children!
13: These are our sweet puppy dogs! They are very much a part of the family, and are gentle and loving. They play with our nieces all the time. | We're really crazy about our dogs, Wichita & Nellie.
14: This is our home, from the front and the back. We've lived here 11 years, and have watched the neighborhood grow so much. We bought this house with four bedrooms so we could grow into it with at least 2 children, and that is still our plan. | There are lots of children on our street, always playing basketball and riding bikes around the neighborhood. The people who live near us are nice, young families.
15: This is our living room/ dining room/ kitchen area. It is open and spacious with lots of room to play. Our nieces and our friends' kids fill it with laughter and fun. | And here is the nursery we've started getting ready for the new baby. It's important to us that he or she have a beautiful, comfortable, safe place to sleep and play in our home.
16: My mom - she is so excited about being a Grandma!!! | My aunt and Grandmother | I come from a large extended family, with lots of cousins, aunts, and uncles to love our new baby. | Letty's Family | Me & my aunt
17: My mom and my big brother | Me & my mom
18: My family is small and very close. My brother and sister-in-law are some of our best friends! | Paul's Family | This is our family the day our first niece was born - such a great day! | Cousins to play with!!
19: Lots of love in this family!!! | Me & my mom | My mom (Grammy) with our youngest niece | My mom and aunt
20: Our family and friends laugh a lot, and can be a little silly! | Here we are - I don't remember why we were with a gorilla! | Our sister-in-law making faces at the camera. | Paul... I think that's a hot dog hat!!! | Letty's mom in the Christmas spirit.
21: Us being silly with our brother and sister-in-law | Letty is silly too! | Here's Paul having fun with our youngest niece at Easter. | Letty's big brother
23: Families fill our lives with happiness and laughter leaving us memories to treasure today and forever after. | We get so much joy out of spending time with our two sweet nieces!