Sara & Karena
Sara & Karena
Race of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: LGBT
State we live in: IA
Dear Expectant Mother,
First, thank you for taking the time to read our profile. We are sure we are one of many profiles you have looked at as you start to form an adoption plan, and we want you to know we are blessed to be considered to raise your baby. You are the missing piece in our vision of our family. Without this selfless act of love for your child, we cannot hope to complete our family.
We cannot even begin to understand the difficult decision you are facing. We hope that you find peace in whatever decision you make. We want you to know that we are entering this process with the hope of offering support to you in any way you need us and to raise your child in a home full of love and laughter.
It would be our highest honor and joy to parent your child. Your child will be raised knowing of your endless love as you planned for adoption, and we will love this child always. We will give your child a loving home, endless support, and countless adventures with plenty of laughter. We look forward to meeting you and getting to know each other better.
We are Sara and Karena. Sara is a nurse in surgery at a hospital, and Karena is an inventory manager for a surgical center. We met through mutual friends ten years ago, and then met again four years later at work and have been together ever since. We have been together now for six years and got married in October 2018. When not at work, we can be found in the kitchen, baking (Karena) or cooking (Sara). Karena loves to drive, which is good for when we go on long road trips to visit family and attend Notre Dame football games, because Sara likes to kick back and relax. Karena is a big goofball and is always making Sara laugh, and Karena is constantly busy: either she’s helping out at church, working on a house project, or sewing. Sara, meanwhile, can be found with her nose in a book any chance she gets.
We live in a suburb of a bigger city in Iowa. It’s nice, because we definitely have a small town vibe but have all the attractions of a big city. Our house is cozy but full of old-home character, and we have done a lot of house projects to fix it up over the years. We have many friends within walking distance, and our church is just down the street. In the winter, we can skate on a nearby pond, and in the summer we have trail and park access from our home. We have one dog, Avalanche, and she is an 85-pound lap dog. She loves cuddling with her human moms and adores playing with little kids.
Our Extended Family
Karena is an only child and has a close relationship with her dad. Unfortunately, her mom passed away nine years ago, but we know she is watching over us. Her dad lives only ten minutes away from us, so we see him often. Her extended family lives in Utah, and we see them once a year when we make the trip out there. We enjoy spending that time catching up with everyone and enjoying the beautiful mountain activities.
Sara has a younger sister and brother. Her parents live a couple of hours away, but we make time to visit each other often. Her extended family is in Iowa and Minnesota, and she grew up spending lots of time with family. Between us, we have one living grandparent; Sara’s grandma has been amazingly supportive of us over the years and on this newest adventure. Sara’s family also goes on a yearly camping trip, and we have to say, it’s so fun to spend time with all of Sara’s family, even if Karena hates all of the bugs. We spend Thanksgiving and Christmas with family each year, and the events are filled with lots of loud laughter and great food.
What Led Us To Adoption
We have always talked about wanting children, and as a same-sex couple, we always knew we would have to look at all of the options for a way to have a family. Sara was drawn to adoption because even though our children would not be carried by us, they would be ours together. We have so much love in our heart for a future child, and we are excited about connecting with you and forming a bond through your child at whatever level you are comfortable with. We haven’t had any close friends or family members touched by adoption, but we hope that we can be an example for our loved ones and encourage others to consider adoption, as well.