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Letter of Introduction
We are incredibly grateful for the opportunity to share our family with you. We recognize there must be a lot going on in your heart right now, and pray for God’s peace and love over you as you engage in this process and make decisions for your child. We know what you are facing is not easy.
We have felt strongly for several years that our family is not complete, and it is our heart’s desire to grow our family with a third child. This was especially reinforced when, for a long time, our daughter kept asking for a little brother or sister and saying we needed another chair at the dinner table for this child. She was also sensing something was missing. We feel through circumstances and prayer, God has led us to adoption as the path to grow our family.
We are a family with a strong faith who are committed to loving each other with a fierce and loyal love, just as God has loved us. We are not perfect, but we strive to live in God’s grace and share His grace with our children. We hope to parent our child in such a way that they know they are loved, important, and precious; that they are a gift to the world with a unique purpose in life. We will nurture their growth as they become who they were meant to be.
"Russ is a very loving husband and father! He is gentle, playful, easy-going, and silly. He is an attentive father who plays a very active role in parenting our children. He is a special education teacher who has taught for 10 years. In his work, he makes building relationships with kids a high priority. An extra bonus is that he gets to be with our children during the summer because he is off work. They love spending their summers with their dad! I really admire Russ's strong faith in God and his commitment to following Him in the big and small aspects of life. He enjoys staying fit through his Crossfit community and I am amazed at how he can do handstand pushups! He love the outdoors and going on hikes or swimming with us. He is a film lover and a big fan of the Star Wars and Lord of the Rings movies. He loves to write and has been known to write me love poems every now and then!"- Summer
"Summer’s personality is the thing that attracted me to her the most. She is outgoing and passionate about social justice. Sum (her nickname) loves the arts, which we have in common. Her laugh is amazing and loud. She truly and genuinely cares for others. She is a therapist who owns her own counseling practice. She is a great role model to our children and instills in them a strong sense of identity. Sum wishes for our children to grow in the Lord and live a joyous life believing in themselves as she believes in them. We have a lot of fun together enjoying music, theatre and many other art forms. She is an encouragement to me in my life and helps me believe in myself as the joys and struggles of life come our way." - Russ