Thank you for taking the time to read our letter. We cannot imagine the difficulties in this choice you are making. But know that we are thankful to even cross your path.
This is Us!
We are Brooke (Bee) and Jess and we have longed for a child together for five years. Our desire to have a child has brought us to adoption and we are excited to have the chance to be first-time parents. We have gone through many challenges with infertility. Jess is a cancer survivor and has been completely healthy for over 15 years. I (Brooke) had a miscarriage and am no longer able to become pregnant. We truly want to become parents and feel that adoption is the right choice and miracle we’ve been waiting for!
We want you to know that we may not know you or your child, but know we will love you both. We can offer love, hope, and security to your child. Please know your sacrifice is not lost on us. We are flexible with communication and openness and will respect whatever degree of communication you feel most comfortable with. You will always be able to trust us.
|Job: Senior Claims Specialist||Job: Elementary School Principal|
|Education: Bachelors in English and Communications||Education: Doctorate in Education|
|Religion: Christian||Religion: Christian|
Pets: 2 cats – Reesy and Ice
Other Children: No
Fun facts about us: Our first date was all day: dinner, the zoo, a movie, and a food festival
As parents, we cant wait to: be parents! and take our child to Disney World or the beach for the first time!
Love for a Baby
We would love to be parents to an infant and are looking to parent a multi-race or Caucasian child.
Family is so important to us. Jess and I both grew up surrounded by family and friends. Most of our family, including us, live in Pittsburgh very close-by. We have two cats we love very much: Reesy and Ice. They are sweet and kind, love a good pet, and can even play fetch.
In our family, your child will know the value of family and will be surrounded by cousins to play with, loving grandparents, and amazing aunts and uncles. They will grow up with pets to love. From family dinners on the back porch, to Easter egg hunts in the backyard, to a Christmas tree filled with a ridiculous amount of Hallmark ornaments, and trips to Jess’s parents’ house at Myrtle Beach, we cannot wait to share so many fun experiences with this little one.
Above all, we would believe in the values of kindness, empathy, and a positive sense of self. We would like our future child to feel good about who they are and we believe part of building a sense of self is giving a child many different experiences. One experience we would like our child to have is our love of travel. As children, we both enjoyed trips to the beach. We loved building sandcastles and swimming in the ocean. This past summer, we went to the beach with Brooke’s parents, sister, and her kids. Jess showed Lily and Luke crustaceans in the sand. We, including Brooke’s dad, Lily, and Luke, jumped in the waves and looked at dolphins in the distance.
Jess is the most patient and caring person I know. He works for an insurance agency settling claims so the majority of his day is spent resolving issues for customers with whom he is always patient with. He has a huge heart. During Halloween, he always spends extra time talking to the trick-or-treaters about their costumes. During Christmas, he always helps our niece and nephew, Lily (13 yrs.) and Luke (10 yrs.), open and put together their toys. I know Jess will be a great father. He has so much love to give and is always the person that makes me smile and keeps me laughing through any situation in life.
She is the most patient, caring, and loving person I know. She has always enjoyed working with and teaching children as she was a reading teacher for many years. She has been an assistant high school principal for two years and earned her doctorate in education from the University of Pittsburgh last year. Most of all, it has always been important to her that she is a safe and caring place where students can talk to her and be heard. Brooke is gentle and kind. From her first baby doll, Abby, to the depth in which she loves her niece and nephew, she was meant to be a mother.
Both of us like winter sports. Brooke is a great ice-skater and has played both dek hockey and ice hockey. Jess is a great skier and has skied since he was little. We both like to watch and go to Pittsburgh sports games, especially the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Steelers. Brooke likes to sew both by hand and on a sewing machine. She can fix almost anything. Jess likes to work on home improvement projects around the house. We both enjoy watching movies and working in the yard. Brooke loves to garden and Jess is always right alongside helping her out.
Our Typical Day, and Family and Friends that live Close by
A typical day for us includes Jess working from home and Brooke working at a local school from 7-3. Jess has much flexibility in his work schedule and is able to move his schedule around to meet the needs of a child. Both of us have the ability to take time off work when we become parents. Brooke has enough time off to take two months off and Jess has enough time to take one month off. Brooke’s sister lives fifteen minutes away and her parents live twenty-five minutes away and will both be able to help. Lily and Luke, Autumn’s kids, very much want to have and get to know a future cousin. They are old enough now to truly enjoy the experience.
Brooke’s best friend, besides Jess, is Rachel. She has two kids, Sylvie and Eli who are five and three. They would love to make a new friend. We are excited to introduce a child to them and build lasting friendships with Sylvie and Eli.
We have many other friends in the area and also friends that live an hour north in the country. We enjoy cookouts with Kim, John, and their son, Breckin who is ten. We visit them frequently and go on a camping trip with them every year.
Our promise to you is that this special child will be raised in a home full of love and laughter, given the freedom to be the person they choose to be, and will be surrounded with support from family and friends alike. Above all, trust yourself. You are strong. You will know when the right family appears, and if we are them, we will be honored and so very grateful.
Contact us directly
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