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Adam & Renee
Thank you for your interest in our family. We hope that our profile will give you insight into our daily lives. We are excited to be on this adoption journey. We have known for a long time that we really want children, and look forward to growing our family. Know that if you choose us, your child will be so incredibly loved.
How Adoption has Affected Us
Both of us have close friends that are adopted. Renee's best friend was adopted from Korea, and Adam's best friend was adopted domestically. Without adoption, neither of these incredible friends would be a part of our lives. For this reason, we are very thankful their birth mothers chose adoption.
Shortly after we were married, we started trying to get pregnant. We tried for about a year without any luck before pursuing medical advice. The doctors advised that it would be unlikely for us to conceive without medical assistance. We both agreed we would try a few rounds of fertility treatment, but would discontinue with treatments if they were unsuccessful.
Early on in our struggle with infertility, both of us agreed that adoption would be an option if we were unable to get pregnant. After multiple rounds of unsuccessful fertility treatments, it was initially difficult for us to process that we may never have biological children, but we both knew that our infertility would not stop us from being parents. Our adopted friends have influenced us greatly, which make us very proud of our plans to raise adopted children just like them and show them the world. Our hope is that our children will grow up and enrich their own friend's lives, just as ours did for us.
We have a dog named Nero, and a cat named Pepsi. Adam's family always had a cat or two around when he was a child, and Renee's family always had various animals from cats to dogs, guinea pigs, hamsters, turtles, and more. Our pets are very important to us, and they are an important part of our family. Adam found Pepsi at an animal rescue, and he picked her because she got along perfectly with his previous dog. Pepsi, just like most cats, is very picky about the people she chooses to love, but she loves us (and she thinks the dog isn't bad either). She really loves Adam, and she is especially affectionate and bonded with him. Sometimes Renee gets lucky, and she also gets a few good kitty cuddles! Nero was found in the wild by an rescue agency, and came to us when he was 3 months old. He is a very gentle black lab mix. We adopted him together about a year before we got married. He gets along with other dogs just fine, but he loves to be around people, including children. Adam was always more of a cat person, but he and Nero developed a special bond through their love of running. Nero, who is normally pretty quiet, can't help but bark with excitement whenever they head out for a run. Renee, too, is always good with a few good puppy cuddles on the couch, or taking Nero for a walk at the park.
Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other
Renee About Adam: One of the first things I quickly learned about Adam after we started dating is how much he cares for his family and friends. This quality is probably the thing I love most about Adam, because family and friends are also very important to me. Adam is also very supportive. Whenever I am having a tough day, he always does whatever he can to cheer me up. If I need someone just to listen, he is always there. If I need to cry, he is always ready with hugs. Additionally, I love Adam's sense of humor. Mostly I love how much he cares about making other people laugh. He always has such a positive and caring energy.
Adam About Renee: One quality I find very striking about Renee is the strength of her love and loyalty to friends and family. She is always mindful of them, and works hard to include them in her life. She is always willing to lend a hand babysitting or lending a hand when they need help. Somehow I've also convinced her that I'm funny, since it's usually just me laughing at a lot of my jokes. I love making her chuckle with a lame pun, and we are always adding to our list of inside jokes to smile about. I have always known she would be a great mom someday, and I'm excited to be a parent alongside her, when that day finally comes.
Our Extended Families
Our families have been very supportive of our choice to adopt, and are excited to welcome an additional member into our lives. Both of us are very close to our families, and we believe the love they will provide is one of the biggest reasons we want to have children.
We get together for family dinners with Renee's side of the family every Sunday night. During the Winter, we watch silly movies or play board games. During the Summer, we sit outside around a campfire, or we go swimming in the pool at Renee's mom's house. However, no matter the season, there is always a lot of food for everyone.
Adam's parents live in another state, but we can travel there easily. We try to make a point to visit them often. Visits there are a nice relaxing time, and we have a lot of fun recounting stories of Adam and his younger brother playing and growing up. As soon as Adam's dad retires, they plan to move closer. We are looking forward to his retirement, as we will get to spend more time with them. We always have plenty of family around, including young cousins who love to play. Eventually, we would like to adopt a second time, so our children will have someone close to grow up with and share their life.
Our House and Neighborhood
We live in a metropolitan area in Nebraska. Our home has a beautiful backyard, which is one of our favorite places to spend time. We live on a quiet street that doesn't see much traffic, which would be great for playing with neighborhood kids outside. We are also in an excellent school district, which is very important to us, because we want our kids to get the best education possible. Our community is very family oriented, and there are beautiful parks and lakes within walking distance of our home. When we visit the parks around here, we see other families, and imagine taking our kids there some day too.
We also have a great zoo that is frequently expanding and updating. The zoo includes a splash pad, an adventure zone for kids, a petting zoo, aquarium, indoor rain forest, and a large variety of animals. We also have a local children's museum that has a lot of hands on activities for children of all ages.
Additionally, we also live close to a great pumpkin patch that has plenty of activities to do and things to see. Some of our favorite attractions are pig races, the pumpkin cannon, corn mazes and campfires. Our city and our neighborhood provide many fun events and locations, and we really love living here. We enjoy spending time at these places now, but we really look forward to sharing these activities with our children.
From Us to You
Thank you for taking the time to learn a little more about our family. We know that you have an incredibly difficult decision to make, and we know that this choice will be one of the greatest challenges you will ever face. All we ask is that you follow your heart. We know there are many couples out there who would do a fantastic job being adoptive parents to your child, and ultimately the decision you make on who will raise this child will come down to what feels right.
We met a little over five years ago. We both knew pretty quickly that we had found the person that we were meant to spend the rest of our lives with. One of the first serious conversations we had was about having children. We both strongly agreed that we wanted to have kids someday.
We got engaged about two years after dating, and we were married a little less than year later on a beautiful day in April. After we were married, people asked us if being married felt "different," but neither of us felt that much had changed. Our relationship just always felt right from the very beginning.
Our struggle with infertility was definitely a very challenging time in our lives, but we feel like it has ultimately brought us closer together and strengthened our resolve to provide love and a life for our future children. Looking back on that part of our lives, we feel content with our experiences, because it has led us down the path to adoption.
We live pretty normal and quiet lives, but we also have fun together. We enjoy spending time with our family and friends, but our kids will always be an active part of our lives. We can't wait to take them places with us, to see them when we get home from work, and we can't wait to watch them learn about the world. We would like to include you in our lives and the life of this child, as much as you feel comfortable. You will always be connected and have a place in our hearts and within our family. We will do our best to share time with you, and to send pictures and letters. We've got some good ideas for Halloween costumes already! Our promise to you as potential adoptive parents of your child is that he or she will always be fully and completely loved. There will never be a shortage of hugs, and they will know they can come to us to talk about anything. We will always try to do our best for this child. We won't always be perfect, but we will work our hardest to be the best adoptive parents for this child.
We look forward to connecting with you, and we hope that you will consider us as possible adoptive parents for your child. Feel free to ask us about anything we may not have included in this profile or in this letter. We want you to feel comfortable about the decision to choose our family.
Adam & Renee
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