Kara and David
We have been praying for you and your child for a long time now, and trust that the Lord has great things in store for all of us.
We know the road leading to this decision hasn’t been the easiest, but we want you to know that we are ready to walk with you through the journey that remains. We believe God can turn even our worries and struggles into opportunities for grace and redemption, and it would be a privilege to have the opportunity to welcome you and your child into our lives. Even though we don’t yet know you, we have been praying for you and your child for a long time. We trust that the Lord has great things in store for all of us. We hope to raise our future son or daughter to know the deep love of their Creator and Lord, Jesus Christ. We hope to give our child opportunities to succeed with celebration, fail with forgiveness, marvel at God’s creation, and grow spiritually in the unending love of their Heavenly Father. Two of the things we value most in this world are faith and family. We both have families that are close and bonded together in their love for the Lord. We all support and love one another through the good times and the bad. Both of our families are ecstatic about the possibility of a new family member and birth parents to love and adore. Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” We know adoption was God’s plan to grow our family. We pray that as you make an adoption plan for your child, you feel God’s love and know His plan is to give you hope and a future as well. You are fearfully and wonderfully made, and you are loved. Thank you for considering our family.
Us and Baby Nate
We have always tried to keep the Lord at the center of our marriage and our parenting.
We met when we both attended the same college to play soccer. What began as a sweet friendship quickly blossomed into a romance the summer after Kara’s freshman year and David’s junior year. We both loved how easy it was to be around each other. We felt we could truly be ourselves with one another, and we were constantly laughing and up to new adventures. We both loved the Lord and wanted to have a relationship that honored him. After three years of dating, we got married in May 2013. In the spring of 2019 we adopted our son, Nate. We have always tried to keep the Lord at the center of our marriage and our parenting. As Nate and his siblings grow up, we want them to see us honor and love one another so that one day they might do the same.
It has been the biggest privilege and joy of our lives to have experienced adoption and have such a special relationship with our son Nate and his birth mama!
Even before we got married, we talked and dreamed about growing our family. We felt like the Lord had been preparing our hearts for adoption from the start. Kara was an elementary teacher at a school with many children who were in foster care and we were very involved in their lives. Early on it was evident to Kara how great of a father David would be. He was so intentional and playful. The children loved him. A year and a half into our marriage, we found out Kara would not be able to have biological children. Although this was hard news to swallow, we were excited and eager to begin praying for our future children and their birth parents. We started researching and attending adoption seminars until we knew the time was right to adopt. It has been the biggest privilege and joy of our lives to have experienced adoption and have such a special relationship with our son Nate and his birth mama! We look forward to seeing who the Lord brings into our family next!
We promise to nurture and love them fully and to tell them of their loving and brave birth parents every day.
Our desire is to raise our children to know that they are fearfully and wonderfully made by their Creator. We want them to rest in knowing that our love for them does not rely on what they accomplish or decisions they make. We will always love them because of how our Heavenly Father loves us. We promise to nurture and love them fully and to tell them of their loving and brave birth parents every day. We promise to embrace their heritage and celebrate their history, educate them, help them succeed, and support their dreams. Most importantly, we promise to share the Gospel with them every day and remind them of the love of their Heavenly Father. In Psalm 139:13, it says “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” This verse reminds us of how bonded we will be through adoption. We are so thankful for you and will always be proud to have you as a part of our life. As we read our child this promise from God’s Word, we will remind them that they have two sets of parents who love them dearly. What a blessing.