Kirsten & Jon In Nevada

RACE OF CHILD INTERESTED IN ADOPTING:
No Preference
GENDER OF CHILD INTERESTED IN ADOPTING:
No Preference

Dear Birthmother,

We have been talking about writing you this letter for months and it feels as though we will never be able to express our true gratitude to you. We think you are the bravest person in the world for making the decision to choose adoption. Your strength and selflessness will never be forgotten in our family and we hope you know we will do everything in our power to make sure this child has the best life possible, if you choose us. We have dreamed of the day we would finally become parents and we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for considering giving us this opportunity. Your child will grow up learning about the courageous woman who sacrificed so much for them and we will do our best to teach them everything we’ve learned from life too.

We have fun talking about some of the family activities we would do once we become parents. Since we are both travel lovers, we’ve talked about annual family vacations so our child can explore different places in the world. We talk about how to educate our future child from early ages, both academically and socially. We want our child to experience any and all sports, art classes, music groups, language classes, cooking clubs or other activities, and we have already created savings accounts for those activities, trips and college funds.

Mostly, we really want to thank you for your bravery and strength.

About Us

We are a couple who love adventure, challenging ourselves and practicing self-care often. Over the course of our lives, we have learned that hard work and dedication pay off, and we have also learned that enjoying as many moments in life as possible is where true happiness comes from. Outside of working as a teacher and project manager for an engineering firm, we love going out to do fun activities like movies, bowling and Top Golf. We also love swimming and hot tubbing, walking/hiking with our dogs Lily and Sadie, doing arts and crafts and playing board games. We make sure we have something fun to do, plan or talk about each day, so life is never boring. We love working with children and spending time with our friends’ kids.

Kirsten is currently a middle school math teacher and a high school track and field coach. She works daily to build relationships with her students and athletes. Having those relationships with students is Kirsten's favorite part of her job. When Kirsten and Jon adopt, Kirsten plans to stay home to be a full-time mom. Jon is a project manager at an engineering firm. He directs and manages all of the mechanical and electrical engineers who design and build residential homes.

Long before we met, we both knew being parents was one of the biggest goals for our future. After meeting, we very quickly started talking about adoption as a strong option to start a family. Since Kirsten is a teacher, she is exposed to many different students daily and adoption has always been something she has found to be beautiful. Upon more consideration and conversation, we decided adoption is absolutely the journey we want to take to start our family. We can’t wait to bring home a child and raise them as our own, while making sure to teach them about their birth story. We wouldn’t have it any other way and we are so excited to see what the future has in store for us.

Our Home

We just moved into a new five-bedroom, four-bathroom home in a gated community. The house is 15 minutes from Kirsten’s family and 40 minutes from Jon’s dad in a great area of town. It has a beautiful pool and jacuzzi for summertime, which is already gated off and child-proofed. We already have a nursery set up right next to the master bedroom and we have a giant playroom ready to go too.

The house is next to a huge, beautiful park where we walk our dogs, Lily and Sadie. Our house is also walking distance from the nearest public schools with high rankings. When picking a location to live, we also wanted to stay close to the town where Kirsten grew up as it hosts fun community events every few weeks. We feel this house offers us everything we want and will be a great home to raise a family in.

Our Extended Family

Kirsten’s family originates from both Canada and Germany. Both her mom and her dad moved to the United States when they were in their twenties. Growing up, Kirsten lived with her mom, dad and younger brother. When Kirsten was 17 years old, her mother passed away from ALS. Kirsten’s dad remarried five years later and now Kirsten’s family consists of Kirsten, her dad, her brother, her stepmother and her stepsister. Her extended family still lives in Canada and Germany, but Kirsten goes to visit them often and they come to visit the United States as well. They stay in contact over Facebook and text frequently.

We go to see Kirsten's extended family every couple of weeks for dinners and Kirsten's dad and step-mother cannot wait to be grandparents! They are already talking about all of the things they will do with their grandkids.

Jon is an only child. His mother passed away in 2019, but his father still lives in the home Jon grew up in. We make sure to visit with him on a weekly basis to eat dinner and play board games. We go to sporting events with Jon's dad frequently as well. Jon’s paternal side is from California and New York. Jon’s maternal side is from New Mexico. He sees the California and New Mexico family annually and tries to see the New York family for important events and when near each other. Jon's dad has already started planning out space in his house to watch his grandkids as well.

Our Family Traditions

Kirsten's family loves to get together for family dinners and holidays. We go on a trip almost every Christmas and we love spending a whole week together, uninterrupted with work and other distractions. Kirsten loves cooking Thanksgiving dinner for everybody and can't wait to celebrate these holidays as a family with a new baby. With Jon's dad, we do weekly dinner and board game nights. Jon's dad comes to visit us or we drive to him every week. We also enjoy going to baseball and hockey games with him. We will be taking up golf lessons soon with him as well.

What Led Us To Adoption

We have always felt drawn to adoption since we were both young. We both have many adopted cousins in our family, so adoption has always been close to our hearts. We actually talked about adoption on the day we first met, and since learning we cannot have our own biological children, we haven't looked back. We can't wait to be blessed with a child in the near future. We are so ready!

Facts About Kirsten

Occupation:
Middle School Teacher
Religion:
Spiritual
Education:
Master's Degree
Favorite Food:
Sushi & Tomatoes
Favorite Hobby:
Dancing, Singing & Running
Favorite Movie:
Just Go With It!
Favorite Sport:
To Watch - Hockey, To Play - Track & Field
Favorite Holiday:
Halloween
Favorite Music Group:
Blink-182
Favorite TV Show:
The Voice
Favorite Book:
To King a Mockingbird
Favorite Subject in School:
Math
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Any Beach

Facts About Jon

Occupation:
Project Manager
Religion:
Spiritual
Education:
Master's Degree
Favorite Food:
Mexican Food
Favorite Hobby:
Playing Guitar
Favorite Movie:
Pulp Fiction
Favorite Sport:
Baseball & Swimming
Favorite Holiday:
Halloween
Favorite Music Group:
Tool & Green Day
Favorite TV Show:
Dexter
Favorite Book:
Bartimaeus Trilogy
Favorite Subject in School:
Math
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Hawaii
Contact
Kirsten & Jon