Andy & Laura
Dear Expectant Parent,
Although we don’t know your name yet, or all of the circumstances that brought you to read this letter, we are praying for you and the precious life
you are carrying. We can only imagine the difficult decisions you have ahead of you, only one of which is choosing a family to love and care for
your baby. We are so grateful for the opportunity to tell you a little about ourselves, and we hope that while reading this letter, you will have
peace about the choice you have made.
We have been married for 12 years, but have been together for 18. We were high school sweethearts and got married after Andy graduated from college.
We have a strong marriage, centered on God, with good communication, teamwork and lots of laughter! We have been blessed with two active, intelligent,
silly (biological) sons and one equally active, intelligent and silly daughter that joined our family through adoption in 2014. As a family, we
have dance parties and wrestling matches, jump in puddles after the rain, go for family walks and bike rides, and enjoy the simple everyday things
like grocery shopping together or washing the cars in the driveway. Our hope and prayer is that we will raise children that love Jesus and spend
their lives making His goodness known everywhere they go.
Andy is co-owner of a local business which allows him flexibility to have frequent family lunch dates, attend school programs and take off early for
weekend getaways. During his time away from work, Andy enjoys watching and playing sports (football in the backyard is a current favorite), camping,
fishing, hiking, wrestling with our kids and doing projects around the house. He could use another “helper” to hand him tools while he works!
Laura works two days a week as a physical therapist and feels incredibly blessed to be able to stay home with our kids the majority of week, enjoying
things like playing outside, visiting the library, reading lots of books and snuggling. She also loves that she is able to volunteer at the elementary
school where our oldest son is in first grade. During Laura’s work hours, our two youngest attend a great Christian Pre-school/Mother’s Day Out
where they have fun learning about God’s love and getting to play with friends. Laura has been learning photography the past few years and loves
to capture our everyday life with the camera. She also enjoys paddle boarding, running, camping, hiking, crafting and reading.
We thank God for you and for the courage you have shown in deciding to make an adoption plan. As you make what will likely be one of the hardest decisions
of your life, we can make you a few promises. We promise to tell your child often how special you are and that you loved them so much that you
made the selfless decision to allow us to be their parents. We promise to love them unconditionally and do everything we can to help them achieve
every hope and dream. We know that this is a decision that will also affect the rest of your life and we promise to continue to pray for you. Thank
you for considering us as a family to your precious child. We look forward to the possibility of meeting you soon!
Andy & Laura
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