Adoption Type: Closed, Semi-open, and Open adoption
Race: Mixed, Hispanic, Caucasian, American Indian, or other pacific islander
Gender: Male or Female
Are you open to twins? Yes
Are open to sibling groups? Yes, if both are under the age of 4
Dear Expectant Mother,
I wanted to start off with saying how brave and strong you are being. I know from my own pregnancy experience it’s not an easy process to go through. I thank you for taking the time to consider our family as a possible adoptive family, your strength is remarkable, and I admire you. We pray that God guides you through his process to make the best decision.
My name is Laura, and my husband is Gil, we have a smart, typical-teenage 15-year-old son, Omar. We have been married for almost 17 years and have lived in Tennessee for almost 7 years. Gil and I both grew up in New Jersey, but he has some immediate family that lived in Tennessee, and we decided to move closer to his mom to be able to assist taking care of her.
Gil grew up with his brother, mom and dad. They grew up in church all their lives and are Christian oriented. Unfortunately, we lost my father-in-law in 2008 to cancer. They were already in TN when he passed, and his mom and brother decided to stay here. It took us some time to move, but we are so happy we did. Gil works at a pharmaceutical distributor as a sales supervisor and has been working there for over 6 years, almost since we moved to Tennessee. He loves spending time in the backyard, building things out of wood, camping and spending time with our son and me. He is a scoutmaster for our son’s boy scout troop and he also volunteer’s as an adult leader to the young marine program that Omar is in. We are both very big on volunteering for our church, Gil is in-charge of the drama department with our local church. We are big on helping others and try to be the best role model for our son and show him that helping others is great and rewarding.
I had a different upbringing than Gil. I was born in Ecuador and moved to the USA with my mom when I was 5 years old. My father lives in Ecuador and I have, maybe, seen him 3 times. I do speak with him more often now with social media and cell phones ability, so I do have a more open relationship with him. My mom still lives in New Jersey and comes at least 3 or 4 times a year to visit us and is planning on moving to Tennessee in two or three years, God willing.
We spend a lot of time as a family, by going on vacation to either a beach location or also going camping and enjoying nature, hikes and lakes. When we are not able to travel, we like to enjoy our backyard and have friends over, enjoy some grilling/bbq or the pool we have at home. We like to invite our small group of friends that we have made the last few years and enjoy some fellowship. We have volunteered to assist in the children’s classes and other children’s activities that our church might have, for example Octoberfest.
We have been trying for about 13 years to expand our family, but it has not been possible. We decided as a family that we would like to expand our family by adopting a child. Our son Omar is very excited about the adoption and is looking forward to becoming an older brother. He has talked about babysitting and having a sibling to take care of. God has granted us the ability to financially be able to support another child or two and we have great friends and a supporting extended family. We hope to have the honor of providing a stable, safe and loving home to a child. To raise them to love God and to help others, because the world needs more compassion and support.
Our plan is to make sure our adoptive son/daughter knows how strong and brave their birth mother was by making sure to give them the opportunity to have a good, Christian future. We plan to always be open and honest as possible in their path of life. We want to be supportive and understanding, the same way we are and plan to continue being with our son. We hope to make sure they understand their unique story and how blessed we are that you chose us to guide them and take care of them. We will always talk in a positive way about you to our adoptive son/daughter and make sure to express how brave and courageous you are for making this hard life-changing decision.
I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for considering us. We feel blessed that you have taken the time to view our profile and possibly bless us with a child. I will continue praying for you and your baby. I pray that God guides you to make the best decision possible.