Dear Birth Parent(s),
When you are reading this, know that even though we’ve never met, we have been praying for you and your decision to choose an adoption plan for your child. It takes a special courage and strength of resolve to think ahead to a future full of possibilities. A part of you may want to hold on to your little one forever, but for whatever reason, you need someone else to be the “forever family” for your baby. We hope and pray that you will find the family you are looking for, and if you should happen to choose us, we would be thrilled and honored to accept the role of raising your baby as our own.
We want to do whatever we can to reassure you that if you choose us, your baby will become our baby, will be accepted, loved, and treasured as our own. We have dreamed of having a family, and were thrilled when our son was born in 2013. We finalized his adoption in 2014. Adoption has been something we have thought about since before we were married. Our purpose in life is to love and serve others, so we would welcome the privilege of raising another child in our loving, nurturing home.
Bryce and Janice met in 2007 and married in June, 2009. We are loving and respectful of each other, and share a quirky sense of humor! We have a balanced approach in our home roles, sharing equally in tasks, are financially responsible, and enjoying spending time with each other. Bryce grew up in Washington and Janice grew up in Oregon. Bryce is an engineer and a self-admitted math "nerd." Janice is a former elementary teacher (Kindergarten/Fourth Grade, etc.) and currently is a full-time stay-at-home mom. We both went to universities in Washington. Bryce has a bachelor's degree in engineering, and Janice has a master's degree in education.
We both have a strong work ethic, a heart to help others, a passion for creativity, and love to travel and enjoy nature. Both our extended families live near us around the Puget Sound area, with the exception of Bryce's parents who are retired and live in Arizona. We both come from loving, supportive families who were absolutely thrilled to hear we want to adopt again.
In October of 2013, our son was born. We held him for the first time only two hours after he was delivered. The gracious and brave decision of his birthmother to choose an adoption path is a gift for which we forever will be grateful. He is a loving, joyful, compassionate little boy (age 3) who loves people, loves his two sweet kitties, and is very active and independent. He looks for ways to be a “big helper” around the house and enjoys snuggling with a good book in our rocking chair. We share a lot of laughter! Since his adoption was a fully disclosed adoption, we have been thrilled to meet with his birth mother and older brother a couple times each year and to share updates through letters and pictures. We hope to enjoy a similar level of openness with any future adoption.
We both believe in Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior. We love serving Him through caring for others—our extended families, friends, church family and neighbors or those in need. We attend a local Christian church regularly and are involved with Bible studies, music, our life group, and community outreach ministries. We both take time for regular Bible reading and prayer in our daily lives. Our life journey has been about seeking God’s will and trusting Him to guide us as we step out in faith. We in turn want to lead our children into a loving relationship with Jesus and to honor God through service to people.
We live in a four bedroom, comfortable house at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac with our son and two loving kitties. We really enjoy living where we are—in a suburban neighborhood on the edges of the countryside, but conveniently near several small towns. The public schools are excellent and our neighbors are all friendly. There are multiple families with young children and babies around our house. Our backyard is just the right size for children and fully fenced. Our son loves bike riding and playing with his little friends. Our church is just around the corner from where we live, and we love participating in worship and get-togethers with friends.
What we are hoping for:
We are open to the Lord's will and look forward to what He has in store for our family. We are happy with our little family the way it is, but also would love to have it grow. We especially are thinking of our son's future and hope for him to have a sibling with a similar adoption background to share in the journey. Our son loves other children and thrives in social interactions. When asked once by someone what he wanted to be when he grew up, his response was, “I want to be a big brother.”
Thank you for reading our letter to you. We know this must be an incredibly difficult decision for you. We hope that reading this has given you some reassurance and peace about your decision, whatever it may be. We are excited and looking forward to growing our family so that our love will grow all the more. And if you should choose to trust your little one to our care—thank you—from the bottom of our hearts. We pray that you will find peace and hope for the future of your little one.
Bryce and Janice
“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26
Hope: whenever I see a butterfly, it reminds me to cling to hope, because "hope anchors the soul" (Heb. 6:19) We are already praying for you to find hope and for the future hopes and dreams of our family. May you find answers and peace as you explore the path of adoption.
Facts About Our Family
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More About Our Family
Bryce, Janice, and "Sweet-P" (name kept private) our 4 year-old son. We all love Jesus and our family!