Kirsten & Miki
Kirsten & Miki
Race of child interested in adopting: Caucasian, Caucasian/Asian, Caucasian/African American, Caucasian/Hispanic, Hispanic or South/Central American
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: Traditional Couple
State we live in: WA
Dear Expectant Mother,
We are so grateful that you are reading this letter, if only because it offers us the chance to acknowledge your strength and courage. We do not pretend to know what you are feeling, and we imagine you might be at the same loss for words that we are. We’ve never before been this vulnerable, but we believe it’s time to risk it all, because parents should be willing to show courage. We are honored by yours.
A child in our home will grow up knowing how deeply loved they are each and every day, by you, by us, and by our entire collection of relatives and friends. We ache to share our lives with a child, to nurture and guide and support so they can grow and thrive. Our story includes adoption because our family is destined to grow uniquely and beautifully. Amazing love comes from working together, and we hope we can build something amazing with you. We are scared, but we are confident that because we are doing this in love, it is worth being scared.
We have readied our hearts and our lives for a child and for you. Our hope is that you are able to peek at our lives in our profile and see the incredible joy we want to share.
We met through mutual friends on an honest-to-goodness blind date. At the end of date one, we knew we shared a sense of humor and a deep love for family, and by the third date we suspected we were in it for the long haul. We’ve never looked back. Now, we are always side by side, exploring new places or playing outside, enjoying concerts and community events and just spending time together. Miki is a veteran and currently works with soldiers and staff at the local military hospital, which allows him to serve those who support our troops. Kirsten teaches middle school special education math, a job she’s loved for more than 18 years. We love to travel and explore and have never met a road trip we didn’t like, especially if it’s raining. We enjoy the outdoors; we camp and fish, and every day we laugh.
We live in a lovely home on two acres, directly behind an excellent elementary school and just outside a small waterfront town. We share our three-bedroom home with a rescue kitty named Poppy, who is trying to convince us that she is a dog by greeting us every day with meows and playing fetch with her toys. We fell in love with our home because it is surrounded by green trees and we can watch beautiful sunsets from the front porch. We are often visited by deer and bunnies, and we love the sounds of nature when we open the windows. We are a short ferry ride to downtown Seattle, and less than an hour from the ocean or the mountains.
Our Extended Family
We have a large extended family across the US. Miki grew up surrounded by 17 aunts and uncles, his parents, brothers, and tons of cousins. Most have expanded their family with spouses and children, and we visit them at least once a year. We love to spend time together at a family lake cabin in the summer, sitting on the screened porch talking, beating each other at cribbage, or just reading. Despite a lot of physical distance (and an intense football rivalry) between our homes, we are close.
Kirsten’s immediate family is smaller than Miki’s; she grew up in a loving and laughing home with her parents and a younger brother. We love to spend time with Kirsten’s parents and her brother and his wife; we frequently have family dinners together, often laughing over too much great food, since we each love to cook! In fact, we always say that if you leave our house hungry, you’ve done something wrong.
We also have a circle of close friends we consider family. We get together to share dinners, play games, root for our teams, and even vacation. All of them have young children, and they are all thrilled for this adoption.
What Led Us To Adoption
More than any shared interest, it is the love of family that rooted us together, and, from the beginning, we have wanted to raise a child together. Some of the best things in our life have come through unexpected means, and now we have come to realize that our family is meant to grow through adoption. We believe adoption will allow us to share our blessings and grow our family in a special way. We have watched family and friends adopt and enjoy their unique and beautiful families, and we are excited to do the same.