Kit & Jen
Kit & Jen
Race of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
State we live in: MO
Dear Expectant Mother,
We are thrilled that you have taken the time to get to know us, and we truly cannot wait to get to know you. It is such a blessing and honor to be considered to raise your child. We are grateful to have Jen’s birthmother in our lives and hope that this can help us understand your perspective throughout this process. Please know that you will always be regarded with the utmost respect and honor in our household.
We may never fully understand the journey you have gone through, but we want to express our warmest of wishes as you consider this courageous decision. If we are chosen, we promise to do everything in our power to meet all of your baby’s needs in a stable, loving home. We will immerse ourselves into the life of this baby and share in the joy of providing opportunities in education, travel, and experiencing the world as a family. We will always ensure their safety as they grow surrounded by friends and family.
We love kids, and we both chose careers dedicated to nurturing and educating children. It will be a joy to see our own baby grown into a happy, unique and well-adjusted child.
Wherever this journey leads you, we pray that God’s love surrounds you, comforts you, and keeps you close as you discern the right home for your baby.
We have an amazing connection and a deep love for each other that continues to get stronger as we navigate life together. We are intentional about our relationship and take pride in always speaking to and about each other with respect. We believe that marriage is a lifelong commitment, but also a choice we make every day to be kind, caring, and committed to each other. We love cooking, hiking, traveling and spending time with family and friends. We have an active lifestyle and try to find fun in everything we do!
We both work in education. Jen is a speech-language pathologist, working with 3-5 year olds, and Kit is an elementary assistant principal, as well as a part-time youth director. We love to go on youth service trips together every summer!
We live in a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home, with a fenced backyard and a wonderful park just footsteps from our front door. We live in a historic and diverse suburban community near St. Louis, with access to excellent schools, parks, and family-friendly festivals in a safe, walkable neighborhood. We especially enjoy the huge park one block from our house. The park has great walking trails, sports fields, and a great playground. Since we both work in schools, we are blessed to have our summers off together. We look forward to spending summers with our child enjoying the amazing zoo, botanical gardens, and many parks our city has to offer.
Our Extended Family
Jen’s sons, Rowan (18) and Gabe (22), are excited for the new addition to our family. Even though they have lives of their own now, we are still a very close-knit family. Kit stepped into the role of stepfather with ease, and we all love spending time together playing board games, going on float trips, hiking, and watching movies.
Kit’s parents and several of his siblings live within ten minutes of our home. We gather together regularly for holiday and birthday celebrations, and we love getting to see them on a regular basis.
Jen’s parents and sister live a couple of hours away, so we try to make our time with them meaningful and as frequent as possible. Jen’s parents make a point to travel to many special events for their grandchildren, including birthdays, graduations, and countless theatrical productions. We enjoy spending holidays with them, and this year Kit’s parents joined our Thanksgiving celebration. One of our favorite holidays to spend with both of our families is the Fourth of July, when we grill outside, go to our town’s summer festival, and watch fireworks.
What Led Us To Adoption
Adoption is a part of the fabric of both of our families. All four of Kit’s siblings were adopted, and both Jen and her sister were adopted. Jen met her birthmother as an adult, and she has become an important member of our family. Our parents were all very excited to hear about our plans to adopt!
While Jen has a son and stepson who are now in college, Kit’s lifelong dream of becoming a father has yet to be realized. On our first date, we each shared that we would love to adopt a child someday, as we have both grown up knowing that it is love, not blood, that creates a family.