Meredith and Tom

Dear Birthparent(s),


We appreciate you taking the time to learn more about us and we look forward to possibly meeting you. Two years ago we started to consider adoption as a way to start our family, because having children is something we always knew we wanted, and feel strongly that God is calling us to adopt. We attend church regularly and our faith is an important part of our marriage. We have a lot of love and respect for you already and hope that you have strength and courage as you journey through this process.


We were married on February 21, 2009 after meeting our second year of college. Three days later we were on a plane to Hawaii! Tom was stationed on the island of Oahu for three and a half years with the Army. We loved traveling to other islands and miss the beautiful weather and beaches. We hope our children can experience the ocean through travel as well.


We moved to Cincinnati, OH in 2012 after Tom got out of the military. We live in a safe, walkable neighborhood with lots of families and that's close to good schools and parks. Tom works as an assistant portfolio manager at a local bank and I work in education. Daily life with our child will include routines, time with other children, exercise with the dogs, trips to story time or a museum or the zoo, listening to music, and reading books. In the summer time we like to be active and go to baseball games, the pool, or canoe on the river. We see ourselves incorporating our child joyfully into the things we already enjoy like trying new restaurants, meeting friends for a long walk, or traveling on the weekends.


Extended family is very important to us and our child will grow up knowing the love of grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. During the summer we spend a week in the mountains and we cannot wait to bring our child to this special place. We have many hopes for our child such as providing him or her with a good education and raising him or her in our Catholic faith. We hope our child always knows that our home is a safe place and that he or she is loved unconditionally.


It is important for you to know that we are open to ongoing contact. We look forward to working together to create a plan that will honor and respect the level of openness you choose for you, your family, and your child. We will happily exchange photos and letters, and hope to maintain a connection through occasional visits and email. We also want you to know that we will spend our lives trying to provide him or her with all the love, joy, and security we can offer. We want our child to always know where he or she came from. You will always be an integral part of his or her life, and we plan to raise our child with an understanding and appreciation for you.


Meredith and Tom


What Meredith has to say: Tom will be a wonderful dad. He cares deeply about providing for our family and inspires me to be a better person. He is thoughtful, funny, and confident in who he is and what he believes. Tom does almost all of the cooking and he's quite good! He deals with struggles in his life with patience and strength, and will pass these qualities and more on to our children. He is smart and loves to learn. He will support our kids in whatever their interests are whether that means coaching a sports team, being a scout leader, going to music recitals, or finding a good book to read. His favorite place is on a golf course during the summer and he can't live without running.


What Tom has to say: Meredith is a determined, thoughtful and loving woman. She is able to put her whole heart and soul into taking care of the people in her life. It's actually very inspiring and I have no doubt she will love and cherish the child we are waiting for. Meredith is truly meant to be a mother as she is a great teacher and has the patience and understanding to work with everyone, even me when I'm stubborn! I know she loves to be at the beach with a good book and values time well spent, both at home and abroad. Her favorite place is at home with a good friend and a good coffee and she can't imagine living without her childhood blanket.


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