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Kirsten & Jonathan

Family Type: Heterosexual Couple
State we live in: Nevada

dear expectant mother

Dear Expectant Mother,

We have been talking about writing you this letter for months, and it feels as though we will never be able to express our true gratitude to you if you choose us. We think you are the bravest person in the world for considering adoption. Your strength and selflessness will never be forgotten in our family, and we hope you know we will do everything in our power to make sure your child has the best life possible, if you choose us. We have dreamed of the day we would finally become parents, and we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for considering giving us this opportunity. Your child will grow up learning about the courageous woman who sacrificed so much for them, and we will do our best to teach them everything we’ve learned from life too.

We have fun talking about some of the family activities we would do once we become parents. Since we are both travel lovers, we’ve talked about annual family vacations so our future child can explore different places in the world. We talk about how to educate our future child from early ages, both academically and socially. We want our future child to experience any and all sports, art classes, music groups, language classes, cooking clubs, or other activities, and we have already created savings accounts for those activities, trips, and college funds.

Mostly, we really want to thank you for your bravery and strength.

Kirsten & Jon

We have dreamed of the day we would finally become parents, and we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for considering giving us this opportunity.

-Kirsten & Jonathan

About Us

We are a couple who love both challenging ourselves and practicing self-care often. We have learned that hard work and dedication pay off, but we have also learned that enjoying as many moments in life as possible is where true happiness comes from. Outside of working as a teacher and coach and as a project manager for an engineering firm, we love going out to do fun activities like movies, bowling, and Top Golf. We also love swimming and hot tubbing, walking/hiking with our dogs Lily and Sadie, doing arts and crafts, and playing board games. We cook together often, always trying new meals. One of our biggest passions is traveling, and we schedule trips often to explore the world. We make sure we have something fun to do, plan, or talk about each day, so life is never boring. We love working with children and spending time with our friends’ kids.

Our Home & Pets

We just moved into a new five-bedroom, four-bathroom home in a gated community. Kirsten’s family is 15 minutes away, and Jon’s dad is 40 minutes away. The house is in a great area of town. It has a beautiful pool and jacuzzi for summertime, which is already gated off and child-proofed. It also has a large grassy area that our cuddle-bug dogs, Lily and Sadie, run around in all the time. The house is walking distance from the nearest public schools with high rankings and close to Kirsten’s hometown. We wanted to stay close to Kirsten’s hometown, as it hosts community events almost weekly that we attend. We feel this house offers us everything we want and will be a great home to raise a family in.

Our Extended Family

Kirsten’s family originates from both Canada and Germany. Both her mom and her dad moved to the United States when they were in their twenties. Growing up, Kirsten lived with her mom, dad, and younger brother. When Kirsten was 17 years old, her mother passed away from ALS. Kirsten’s dad remarried five years later, and now Kirsten’s family consists of Kirsten, her dad, her brother, her stepmother, and her stepsister. Her extended family still lives in Canada and Germany. Kirsten goes to visit them often, and they come to visit the United States as well. They stay in contact over Facebook and text frequently.

Jon is an only child. His mother passed away in 2019, but his father still lives in the home Jon grew up in. We make sure to visit with him on a weekly basis. Jon’s paternal side is from California and New York. Jon’s maternal side is from New Mexico. He sees the California and New Mexico family annually and tries to see the New York family for important events and when near each other.

What Led Us To Adoption

Long before we met, being parents was our biggest dream. Since we were little, we always felt adoption was a beautiful way to start a family. Kirsten’s Dad even remembers her saying she was going to adopt children when she was just 6. Since we can’t have our own biological children, we feel adoption is the perfect path for us.
Because Kirsten is a teacher, she sees all types of students (many adopted), and she has always found it so special. She also has many adopted cousins, which she loves the story of. Also, Jon's closest cousins who he grew up like brothers with, are both adopted as well, so adoption has always been close to our hearts. We wouldn't have it any other way. We are so excited and ready to be parents!

more about Kirsten

more about Kirsten

Occupation:
Middle school math teacher
Religion:
Spiritual
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
Master’s degree
Food:
Tomatoes, sushi
Hobby:
Singing, dancing, reading, playing sports
Movie:
Just Go With It
Favorite Tradition:
Cooking a big meal while watching Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Sport:
Track & field, dance
Holiday:
Halloween, Christmas
Music Group:
Blink-182, Green Day, Taylor Swift
TV Show:
The Voice
Book:
To Kill a Mockingbird
Subject in School:
Math
Dream Vacation:
New Zealand

more about Jonathan

more about Jonathan

Occupation:
Project manager
Religion:
Spiritual
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
Master’s degree
Food:
Mexican
Hobby:
Playing guitar, swimming
Movie:
Pulp Fiction
Favorite Tradition:
Eating ice cream at the baseball game
Sport:
Baseball
Holiday:
Halloween
Music Group:
Tool, The Story So Far, Glass Animals
TV Show:
Dexter
Book:
Bartimaeus trilogy
Subject in School:
Math
Dream Vacation:
New Zealand

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