Now that you're looking at adoption as an option, have you started looking at adoption profiles online? Gladney has carefully pre-screened and approved hundreds of families that want to adopt.
Many of our families create online adoption profiles that include personal bios with photos and information about thier family -- who they are, where they're from, and what they enjoy and value in life.
Steve and Carolyn have created an online profile. Read their letter to you below:
Dear Expectant Mother
We cannot thank you enough for taking an interest in our family. We hope from our profile that you will see the love we have for each other and those around us. We enjoy being parents and are very excited to welcome another precious baby into our lives.
We deeply admire the strength, courage and tremendous amount of love you are showing in making such a difficult decision. We know only you can decide what you feel is best for your child and we hope that you will find us to be all that you hoped your child would have.
We have been married for more than 10 years. We met through friends and went on our first date around Valentine's Day. Sparks flew and it was an instant connection. In 2012 we were able to adopt our first child Matthew because of the decision of a wonderful birth mother like you. We so much wanted to have children and were blessed to become parents.
We enjoy spending time with family and friends and are often together for holidays and weekends at our beach house. We share common interests in being outdoors and traveling. Our honeymoon was in Italy! We see life as an experience that we should enjoy and approach it with open hearts and minds. Joy, love and laughter fill our life and we look forward to sharing this with another child.
Since I was a child, I loved to travel and dreamed of making that a career one day. After graduating college I followed my passion and became a travel consultant and stayed with that firm for 15 years. After changes in the travel industry and our desire to start a family, I have become a stay at home mom. I could not ask for a better job.
Steve says, "Carolyn is an incredibly warm and loving person. She is very supportive of my decisions. She is the type of person that others love to be around. I am lucky to have such an amazing wife and mother to our son."
In school I enjoyed playing sports like soccer and baseball. I was the type of person that always wanted to be outside. I like bike riding, skiing, playing golf, doing things around the yard, walking my son to parks and going to baseball or football games. I especially look forward to the weekends, because we enjoy barbequing and having family parties. We love to host.
I have been working at an asset management firm for the past 12 years. I enjoy it very much, but nothing beats coming home and spending the evening with family.
Carolyn says, "Steve is a caring person with a personality that is balanced between hard work and humor. He makes me laugh and is a supportive husband. He is such a strong and well-grounded person. I love him. He is my best friend."
He is such a blessing in our lives and we are fortunate to be his parents. He is such an affectionate little guy who is full of life. He enjoys being outside and is happy to go anywhere we take him. He likes playing with trains and jumping in puddles. He is happy to meet new children and we know he is going to make a wonderful big brother.
Your child would be welcomed into a wonderful family oriented community. We have wonderful neighbors and friends that would provide a happy and supportive environment. Nearby parks, swimming pools and playgrounds make it our son's dream. We cannot wait to make more memories with an addition to our family.
Your decision to share your child through the miracle of adoption will make a loving family the happiest people on earth. We cannot thank you enough for the selfless actions you will take and the amazing impact it will have on others.
We promise that we will love your child and support them their entire lives. They will constantly be surrounded by family and friends who want nothing more than to love them. Your child will have the opportunity to share a special bond with their big brother who was also adopted. He or she will also know how important they are to you and how important you are to us.
You are brave and thoughtful. Thank you for being strong and considering to take us on this journey.
Call or text 1-800-452-3639 to find out more about Steve and Carolyn.