John & Kim
John & Kim
Race of child interested in adopting: African American, African American/Hispanic, African American/Native American, Caucasian, Caucasian/African American, Caucasian/Hispanic, Hispanic or South/Central American
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
State we live in: AZ
Dear Expectant Mother,
We cannot express how grateful we are for your consideration of us as adoptive parents for your precious child. We cannot imagine what you have gone through, but we are incredibly impressed that you are considering an adoption plan. Kim has always wanted to be a mother but isn’t able to have babies of her own. John has a teenage daughter from his first marriage but is unable to have more children. We are thrilled at the idea of adopting and providing a loving home for a child. If you choose us, we know that we will give your baby a love-filled life. We will treat your baby as our own. If you choose us, we also want to embrace his or her ethnic background. As a blended family, we would be thrilled to bring into our home a baby with possibly another background to celebrate. We hope that you will consider us as adoptive parents.
We love our life together, but we want the opportunity to enrich a baby’s life. Kim has seen John as a loving, dedicated father to his daughter, Feryal, and has loved being able to help raise her. We have grown tremendously as a couple during this process. We both feel ready for this opportunity to be blessed with a baby to raise as our own miracle.
John, a divorced, single dad of a little girl, and Kim, a young dedicated woman looking for a change, found each other one day at the gym. We kicked it off from there! The more we hung out together, the more we found out we had so many similarities. After dating a few years, John decided to ask Kim to be his “At Last” (a song by Etta James). So on October 17, 2015, we got married and started our own little family together. John is 11 years older than Kim, and he told her that if they were going to have a family of their own, they would have to speed up the process.
Our home is in a large city in Arizona. Though it’s a college town, it’s full of friendly, welcoming neighborhoods and beautiful houses, ours being one of them. Just before getting married, we found a perfect two-story, four-bedroom, newly-built house that sits on a corner lot and has a big backyard for our pets. Kim adopted two kittens when she first moved to Arizona in 2011. In the last two-and-a-half years of our marriage, we have adopted two dogs that have become beloved members of our family.
Our Extended Family
John was born in Texas, grew up in California, and settled in Arizona. He has two sisters. Cindy is a year younger than John and Alma is nine years younger. He grew up with both his parents being married. Even though we did not have a penny to our name, we lived happily and his childhood was fun. Cindy never had children and Alma has an 11-year-old daughter. His parents got a divorce about 12 years ago. His dad moved to New York and his mom stayed in Arizona, only miles from his sisters. John still remains very close to both his parents and they chat every week.
Kim was born and raised in San Jose, California, to her parents, Stan and Marian. Kim has one sister, Julie, who is two years older. She grew up living near her dad’s sibling and their kids, so we were very close growing up. Marian and Stan worked very hard to provide for their daughters and to give them a wonderful childhood. Julie currently lives about five miles away from John and Kim, but only half of a mile away from Stan and Marian, who moved out to Arizona in 2013. Julie and her husband have nine-month-old twins, whom we adore spending time with.
What Led Us To Adoption
After finding out we couldn’t have children biologically, we started looking into adoption and how we could still be blessed with a baby. We deeply wanted to share a loving home with a child. Kim knew from a young age that she wanted to be a mom and raise a baby. Having a step-daughter was a blessing, but she was already nine-years-old when we started dating. John hadn’t imagined having kids again, but when he met Kim and learned that she wanted kids, he was excited at the idea of bringing a new addition to our blended family.