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FC: Mark & Kelly
1: Dear Friend, Thank you so much for taking the time to learn about us and for considering us as you make the difficult decision of who will parent your child. Our hope is that through this book, you will be able to see the love we have for each other, our families, friends, and our future child. We are so excited to become parents and welcome a child into our home and family! Together we make a great team and we are overjoyed to become parents. Mark works hard as a mechanic full time and uses his skills to help friends and neighbors on the side. Kelly loves her job as a teacher and truly enjoys experiencing children daily. We can't wait to start a family together. Adoption has always been an option for us if conceiving on our own was unsuccessful. We couldn't be happier that life has brought us to this point. Adoption is in our family and our life experiences have already shown us what a beautiful gift it is. There is no doubt that your child will be loved unconditionally by us and our extended family. We believe in the importance of mutual understanding and respect in our relationship. When it is our time to become parents, we know that having these qualities will be significant in raising a child. The love we have for each other, the laughs and jokes we share, and the effort we put into our marriage is something we vow to do when raising your child. We are grateful and inspired by your strength and courage. Thank you for considering us to love, care for, and raise your child. Sincerely, Kelly and Mark
2: Both born in New York, we grew up about 30 minutes from each other. It was 9 years ago when we met through mutual friends and knew early on that marriage was in our future. After about 2 years of dating, Mark proposed and we were married July 25, 2008. It was early in our marriage when we decided to start a family. We are so excited that the time has come to welcome a little one into our family. | Our Story...
3: We love spending time together and can find humor in the littlest things.! | Best Friends | Being silly | Christmas 2013 | Family photo | Road trip to Boston | Celebrating our anniversary at the beach | Making Memories
4: Occupation: Teacher Favorite Color: Mint green Favorite Candy: Skittles Best Place To Be: On the beach, by the ocean Can't Live Without: Coffee Favorite Movie: Just Go With It | At A Glance... | Kelly | Just some garage time with my two favorite boys | By the water...my favorite spot | With the siblings... I just love them | CHEESE!!
5: Love my girl time :)!! | Catching snowflakes | Bonding with Kate, Adeline, & Anna | Kelly through Mark's eyes... | Kelly has the biggest heart of anyone I know. She is the foundation to our home, stronger than any rock in it. There aren't enough words to describe the love and joy I have being married to my best friend. A room lights up when Kelly enters it, especially when she is with her nieces and nephews. To see her around children or meet a student whose life she has touched, proves what a wonderful mother she will make. Words cannot express the happiness it will bring Kelly to become a mother. I am honored to be by her side as we begin this journey to parenthood.
6: Mark | Occupation: Mechanic Favorite Color: Red Favorite Candy: Reese's Pieces Best Place To Be: In the garage, getting my hands dirty Can't Live Without: My Harley Favorite Movie: Terminator II | At A Glance... | Mac is my boy" | Doing a little welding
7: Mark through Kelly's eyes... Mark is the most loving, considerate, and hard-working man I know. He is an honest man who always makes it a point to express his appreciation for those in his life. As a husband, Mark can always make me smile, even on the most trying days. He makes every day brighter.! Mark is an amazing son, brother, uncle, and friend. There is no doubt that Mark will be an incredible father, making the most of every moment with his child. Seeing him around children makes my heart melt. Without a doubt, when we have children, being a great dad will be Mark's top priority. | Hanging with the guys | With my father-in-law | Making sparks fly
8: Adventures | Fun in Lake George | Aruba...One Happy Island | Loving ice cream in the Dominican Republic | Niagara Falls, Canada | Grand Canyon, AZ
9: With us, adventure is always around the corner. From evenings at home, to spur of the moment road trips, or flying on a plane to a new destination, we're willing to try it all. Our dream is to experience these new places with a little one in tow. With every new adventure there is an opportunity to make new memories. | Having some laughs in Massachusetts! | Boston Aquarium | Myrtle Beach, SC
10: K | E | L | L | Y' | S | The LOVE of FAMILY is Life's Greatest BLESSING | With my beautiful mom | My father and I | My mom with Matt, Amber, and the boys | The rest of the clan
11: My large family looks forward to getting together to share laughs, play games, eat meals, and just enjoy one another. We are a close knit family and can be depended on through the ups and downs of life. I have older siblings that all have children, for a grand total of 14 nieces and nephews, all of which are ecstatic about having a new cousin to add to the bunch.! | We love to sing around the piano, while my father plays | Nicholas with Grandma Cindy | Coffee Mug $10 Blanket $20 Quality Time with my sister...PRICELESS | Shopping with some beautiful nieces | Mom, Matt, and me
12: M | A | R | K' | S | Me and my mom... she's the BEST | Jon, Meghann, & Jacob | I truly adore this little girl | Through thick and thin
13: Mark's family is full of love and laughter, that loves getting together for birthdays, holidays, and any other excuse to see one another. Always reminiscing of good times, while making new memories to last a lifetime. | Don't worry, Mom! I'll save you!! | These kids bring an instant smile to our faces. They can't wait for a new cousin to join them. | Thanks for the new toys, Ted. | Some bonding time at mom's camp
14: mac | OUR | Mac is our first baby. He is 8 years old and such a big love. Mac LOVES the sunshine and will sit in it for hours. He especially loves his little sister, Macy, and will pick on her like big brothers"do. Mac is wonderful with kids and loves their company.
15: Macy | DOGS | Macy is our other baby. She is 4 years old and loves attention from everyone she meets. A bit more shy than Mac, but is quick to warm up especially when she is being pet. We adopted Macy when she was just a year old. She is a great fit in our family.! | We can't wait to cuddle up with the new addition to our family!
16: Our Home | While we love being spontaneous, being close to home is always best. We live in a peaceful, rural town that is only minutes away from the park, restaurants, schools, and shopping. Our families live about 30 minutes away and we welcome their weekend visits. Although neither of us were raised here, we are happy to plant our roots in this lovely, little town we call home. | Our home sits on almost 2 acres. So much room to run and play! | The future nursery | Our main living space
17: People say friends are like family, and that is true for us. Our friends have supported, encouraged, and cared about our desire to start a family from the beginning. They will be a true blessing to our newest family member. | Erin, Brynn, & Henry | Maria, Justin, & Konnor | Mike, Bridget, & Maddie | Adriene & Garrett | Megan, Mike, & Colton | Kev, Serenity, & Justin | Nancy and Dave
18: Our Promise | We promise to love your child unconditionally. We promise to give the best advice we can during difficult times. We promise to teach them to love and respect others, and the importance of forgiveness. We promise to always encourage them to fulfill their dreams. We promise to never take the little moments for granted and make memories that last a lifetime. We promise to always wipe away the tears and replace them with smiles...for the rest of their life. We promise that your child will know their story. We promise to always surround your child with family and friends that will love and support them through all of life's endeavors.
19: Thank You | Thank you for giving us the opportunity to share our story with you through this book. We wish you all the best!