Letter to Expectant Parent(s)
We're Bobby and Kim. We are incredibly grateful that you are considering us to be your amazing child's forever family! The two of us aren't just husband and wife, we're best friends who are high school sweethearts, together for 11 years and married for 4. Our beautiful son Lucas is 2 years old and can't wait to be a big brother! Because of complications during pregnancy, we're not able to grow our family on our own, but are excited about the opportunity to welcome a child into our family. Adoption has had a special place in our hearts because we both grew up with good friends that were adopted, and so we have been considering it long before our complications. We enjoy adventures and would love to take this adventure with a new member of the family!
Kim is a civil engineer who specializes in disaster relief. She has always had a passion for building, designing, and math. Kim is a loving, warm, and kind person, but is also a leader, who is hard-working and determined. Bobby is a realtor who is outgoing, has a love of helping others, and a great sense of humor. He has a degree in History. Both of us were professional national-touring musicians for a number of years, but decided that raising a family was a bigger priority for us. Music still plays a big part in our lives, and we occasionally play gigs from time to time. Both of us play in recreational sports leagues, love to hike, and take Lucas to the park. We have a cat named Gus, who comes in and out of the house. He's a friendly and playful cat!
We live in a small town, just outside of Louisville. We're a few minutes from a park, where we love to go when the weather is nice. We are very good friends with the neighbors, who have a 4 year-old boy that Lucas has become good friends with, as well as a newborn girl. You would be hard-pressed to find a day where they aren't out playing in the yard together. We love to read books and do silly voices/accents for the characters. During the day, there is almost always music playing in our kitchen. Lucas, much like his dad, loves to dance around the house. Kim loves to try cooking new dishes from different parts of the world. Twice a week, our mothers come and spend the day with Lucas as a daycare alternative (Kim's mother on Tuesday and Bobby's on Thursday). The other three days of the week, Lucas spends his time in daycare, which is on the first floor of Kim's office building. We plan on having the same schedule after our family grows!
Diversity and learning about other cultures are very important to us. Kim grew up as the daughter of missionaries in Lesotho and South Africa, as well as Afghanistan and Pakistan. She is learning and improving her Spanish and plans to be fluent in a year's time. Bobby spent a year teaching world-history to ESL students from countries all over the world. He is fluent in German and is also practicing his Spanish. Our friends are a very diverse group, consisting of people from many different backgrounds and cultures. Every year, we take a trip to a different country, and want to try and see as much of the world as we can!
As your child's forever family, we would strive to give them opportunities to chase their dreams and explore the world, in a loving and supportive family. There is no greater value to us than that of a strong family. Both of us grew up in homes that helped us work to accomplish our goals, and surrounded us with support. Our families are a strong community that we see at least once every week, and their supportive energy is part of what makes our lives so much more filled with joy. We believe that with love, hard work, and patience, we can help the child grow to who they were truly meant to be.
We believe that education is paramount, and that providing them with the very best opportunities to succeed is a requirement of our parenthood. It is a very serious commitment we make to ensure they have the have the opportunity to accomplish anything they can dream. We'd love to send you pictures every so often and give you updates on how they are doing. We understand that it can't be easy to make a decision like this, but we want to be as supportive and understanding as we can.