FC: Tod & Karla
1: Hello: Before we get into the details of our family, we want you to know how courageous and selfless you are and how much we respect you and your strength in making this tough decision. We can only imagine what you must be going through. We already know that by reading our letter, you have soo much love for your child. You are a brave and wonderful person. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts that you are reading our letter. We are very excited to begin this journey. We have been trying to conceive and been battling infertility for four years. We have great family support and our faith and love in our Lord Jesus Christ has brought us where we are today. We want to be able to share our family and our faith in the Lord by bringing a child into our home. You are making our dreams come true.
2: Our Family Tod has two wonderful boys Tyler, 15 and Tanner, 12. We also have three furry, fun loving, four legged kids: Maddie, Chief and Kasey. They enjoy wrestling around with the boys and our nieces and nephews. Our Marriage We are not only husband and wife but are best friends. We do everything together. We support each other in everything we do. This has helped when dealing with our discouraging infertility. We laugh and share our daily trials and tribulations. We make a great team. We are blessed to have each other. Where we live We live in a rural area out in the country in a small farming community where everybody knows everybody and is always there to lend a helping hand. We live in a two story home with three bedrooms in the hopes of one day filling our home with laughter of children and the pitter patter of small feet on the floor. We are surrounded by both of our parents and extended family members who live down the road or in very close proximity. We see and visit our family on a daily basis. We enjoy country living and being close to family. We live in an excellent school district where the bus goes right by our house. Education/Work Tod graduated from Pratt Community College in wichita and is now a journeyman lineman for our rural electric company in Horton, which is only ten minutes from home. He loves his job and works with his old high school classmates. Tod is loved by all including the company's customers. Tod is also on our town's volunteer fire department. HE loves doing this knowing it may have an impact on someone's life. Karla graduated from Highland Community College with a degree in business. She works for a small law firm as a legal assistant in Topeka, KS. She enjoys what she does. | Hobbies Our hobbies consist of family get togethers, enjoying the outdoors and attending Tyler and Tanner's school and sporting events. we spend summer nights on our front porch watching the geese on the pond and the dogs play in the front yard. We also enjoy fishing as we don't have to go far, just right down the hill in the front yard to the pond. We also enjoy weenie roasts and roasting marshmallows with family and friends at our shelter house in front of the campfire in the summer time. Family Family is very important to us. We both have large extended families and have multiple siblings and ever get together is filled with laughter and fun. We have big holiday parties, including our family tradition of pumpkin carving and huge Fourth of July parties at the shelter house. Where the kids can go swimming and shoot off fireworks and cousins come up and camp. We always knew, even before were were married that we wanted children of our own and to be a part of our lives as well as Tyler and Tanner's lives. After several years of fertility problems, we knew the option for us was adoption. The love for the child is all the same. We love our life but we are missing a huge part of it, kids. We want to share our journey of life with children being a huge role in it. A child would mean the world to us.
3: Karla through Tod's eyes. Karla is an amazing wife. she is fun loving, easy to get along with, organized, and a loving step mother and aunt. She loves kids. She has soo much love to give and is fun to be around. I admire her organizational skills and that she accepts my sons as her own. She enjoys shopping, reading, spending time with the boys and her niece and nephew. She is my best friend and I am excited to continue this adventure with her.
4: Tod through Karla’s eyes. Tod is an amazing husband. He is fun loving and fun to be around. He is very responsible and is a hard worker. He has a great sense of humor. I can always count on him. I admire his love of laughter and work ethic. He is a wonderful dad and always puts his boys first before himself. He spends as much time with them as he can. He enjoys coaching the boys in baseball and football. He also enjoys grilling, fishing and being on the volunteer fire department. He is always willing to lend a helping hand.
5: Tod & Karla | Tod loves playing Santa at Christmas!! | We enjoy taking vacations. This was on our vacation in Colorado. We want to share our love for traveling with a child. | We love being with each other and sharing our life together and we are dreaming of sharing our life and love with a child.
6: Tod, Karla, Tyler & Tanner
7: We love doing things as a family and dream of sharing future family outings with a new addition. The boys are thrilled of the possibility of having a new brother or sister.
8: Tyler's love for sports! | We enjoy being involved in Tyler's sporting events and want to be able to share these times with a child of our own.
9: Tanner's love for sports! | We enjoy being involved in Tanner'ss sporting events and want to be able to share these times with a child of our own.
10: Boys and their toys!!
11: Our furry four-legged kids! | Kasey is our fun loving lab which we accepted as a stray. She is great family dog..
12: Horses on our family farm. Karla's niece and brother showing cousins the ropes!
13: Helping grandma open presents!
16: Thank you for reading our letter with an open heart and getting to know our family. We have so much more to give than what we can write and describe in a letter. We promise to give a child a life full of enjoyment, happiness and kindness. We would love to meet and get to know you and have an open adoption if you wish. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for reviewing us as potential parents. Adopting a child would make our dreams come true. Sincerely, Tod and Karla | Our Family Home!