Dear Birth Parent,
Hi there!!! We are Jason & Stephanie! Thank you for taking the time to get to know a little about our journey. As we write this letter, our hearts are filled with excitement and emotion. Although we haven't met each other yet, we cannot express enough how much you have already been on our hearts, minds and prayers... We cannot imagine the emotion you must feel and the strength it must take to pursue an adoption plan for your child. Our hope is that you have love and support surrounding you as you start this difficult journey. Please know that we are excited to meet you and walk through this adoption journey together; now and in the future. Our desire is for this child to know that this decision was made with extraordinary love, strength and selflessness. We want our child to always know where he or she came from and we look forward to working together to build a relationship and create a plan that will honor and respect the level of openness you desire. We will gladly exchange photos and letters and hope to maintain contact through occasional visits and emails. You will always be an important part of his or her life and we plan to raise our child with respect and appreciation of their adoption story and the courage it took for you to make this decision. We greatly appreciate you taking the time and getting to know a little more about us. We hope our story will give you a little snapshot into who we are and the dreams and desires we have as first-time parents to create a loving, safe and fun environment for the future of our children.
Our journey began in high school nearly 14 years ago when we were introduced through mutual friends. We were head over heels in love (like teenagers in love…haha) and knew after a very short period of time that we would get married, experience life, and grow old together. Our first years together were spent frolicking around like teenagers do...Not a care in the world. Just fun, family, friends, school, homework, date nights and dreaming of what the future holds. We were growing up together. Jason started college and a couple years later I started cosmetology school. Within one year I began my career as a Hair Stylist while Jason finished his bachelor's degree in Information Technology from the University of Cincinnati. During that time, we got engaged and two years later after Jason graduated from college we got married and built our very first house together. Fast forward through 7 years of marriage, building a career, two houses, travel, and adventure, we were now settled and excited for a new adventure. One that we had desired all those years ago as teenagers; to grow our family through adoption. It is amazing the reassurance and confirmation from God and our faith that we have gotten over and over that this is where we are supposed to be and what we are supposed to be doing. We look forward to sharing our life and making memories with a new little one! The cats are excited too! We like to ask our boys (cats), Simon, Sammy and Scout, weekly how excited they are to have a little brother or sister to play with and I can tell you... they are pretty pumped!!
If I could describe Steph in five words it would be altruistic, kindhearted, loyal, caring, and smart. From the time we first started dating in high school until now, she has grown so much as a person. She is such a strong willed and giving individual. Another thing I love about Steph is that she is just a natural when it comes to kids. She has had a lot of practice with kids including her adopted brothers who are much younger than her. When I see her with kids, it is just so obvious that she is going to be the best mother ever. I honestly have never seen someone who works better with kids than she does. She is an incredibly motivated person and always goes above and beyond. She pushes me to be the best person I can be. I am looking forward to seeing her build into our children and get them to be the best they can be. Our kids will be lucky to have such a great mother.
If I could describe Jason in five words it would be compassionate, peaceful, giving, intelligent and hardworking. He always makes me feel so loved, safe and secure. He brightens my day, picks me up when I am feeling down and makes me overall a better person. I cannot imagine life without him by my side. He is going to be the best father. I tell him this all the time! The cats just love him. Like seriously! They love him. His gentle and loving personality is going to be such a blessing for our children. I cannot wait to watch him flourish in his role as a father.
One of the greatest joys in life will be the day we get to introduce our baby to the world. Our family will love him or her and they are beyond ecstatic to meet the new addition to our family. We count our blessings every day for the amazing love and support that surround us and we cannot wait to share that love with our child. We are overjoyed to watch him or her grow in wonder of what this world has in store for their future. We cannot wait to watch him or her explore this beautiful earth and become a blessing to others. The memories made, the tears shed, laughter heard and the lives changed is all we could ever ask for. “For this child we have prayed” 1 Samuel 1:27
There is still so much more that we would love to share with you for you to get to know us a little better but we hope that this provided a small glimpse into our lives. We pray for your peace and comfort in making this decision. Should you choose us to parent your child, we want you to know that your child will be loved and cared for by many. We will do our best to provide the kind of guidance, love, structure, and home that every child deserves. We want you to know that your child will grow up with the understanding of where they came from and that they were so incredibly loved. Our thoughts and prayers are with you on this journey.
Jason and Stephanie
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