Christie & Kevin
Dear Birth parents,
We would like to begin by expressing our admiration for the strength it takes on your part to consider adoption for your baby. It is a courageous and selfless decision and we are honored, to be considered as a family for your child. We want you to know that if you choose us to be the adoptive parents of your baby, we will always put your child first and provide unconditional love.
With this letter we hope to provide you with a picture of what life with our family would be like for your baby. We will share a bit about ourselves, our families, our traditions, our hobbies and most importantly, our values. We hope that by providing you with a glimpse into who we are, we can reassure you that we are extremely loving and dedicated to each other and our families, and that we will treasure the opportunity to adopt, parent and love your child.
Thank you for considering us.
We are Kevin and Christie, we are both born and raised in Canada. We have been married for 8 years this August, but we have been together as a couple for over 13 wonderful years. We were introduced through mutual friends while attending University. Kevin studying Anthropology and Psychology, Christie was studying Fine Arts. Christie’s friend told her “Christie I met the guy you are going to marry!” And the rest is history!
Though we are currently living on the West Coast we are originally from the Prairies. We both grew up with big extended families. Our parents, siblings, grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins were all very much a part of our day to day lives. Sunday dinners, birthday parties, special celebrations like Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving are some of our favorite memories growing up. Those are all important traditions that we hope to be able to pass along to our child as family is one of the most important aspects of our lives.
We moved from the Prairies to the West Coast in 2015 when Kevin accepted a job offer with a with a large Video Game company as a Lead Character Artist. It was a hard decision to leave the Prairies but his dream job was not something we could pass up. Christie was working as an Educational Assistant working with special needs children. Even though she had to leave a position she loved to move to the West Coast she knew it was the right decision. She is now working in a sales position which allows her to explore her creative side while working with interior designers and home builders. It has also allowed her more freedom with her working hours making it ideal for a growing family. Though it took some time to get settled after such a big move we have bought a home in a beautiful city that we love and have realized that “home” is wherever we are together.
Even though we have moved away from the Prairies, we have spread our roots here in the Vancouver area and built a strong, warm and loving network of friends. We live in a friendly and safe community near to the ocean, with many young families nearby. We still continue our traditions of Sunday night dinners, birthday parties and special holiday celebrations but now with our new “family” here on the west coast. Even with the distance from our biological family we constantly have friends and family come to visit us and explore this absolutely beautiful province we live in.
Living in BC allows us the opportunity to really enjoy and embrace nature. Hiking the mountain trails, biking, kayaking and camping are all activities that are just 5 minutes from our front door. As a couple, being outdoors and active is so important to us and we would love to include our child in all of these activities, adapting them to suit our family as it grows.
Happy and fulfilled as a family of 2… and our pug dog Lola, we have always looked forward to becoming a family of 3. We weren’t blessed with a pregnancy so we made the decision to build our family through adoption. Though infertility was a tough experience it has strengthened us as a couple and brought us closer together. We are excited, committed and supported in this decision to adopt by our family and friends and we know our love will nurture and support our baby.
As we believe that a child cannot have too many people to love and support them in life, an open adoption is something we are hoping to pursue with you and your family. Every child has a right to their past. Should questions arise, should medical conditions present themselves, or should they wish to build a relationship with their birth family. Our vision of an open adoption is flexible, but we expect it to include regular email contact, shared pictures and scheduled visits. We respect your choice on the level of openness you are comfortable with. Regardless of your decision you will always be a valued and important part of our family.
We feel prepared for the challenges ahead and are confident that we can provide the loving and supportive environment that a child needs to thrive.
Thank you again for reading our letter and we hope you find us to be the perfect family for your baby.
Christie and Kevin
We would love to hear from you. You can learn more about us, or reach us through our social worker, Andrea Flanderkova. She can be reached at 1.866.582.3678 or 604.736.7613, ext. 4003 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our vision of an open adoption is flexible, but we expect it to include regular email contact, shared pictures and scheduled visits. We respect your choice on the level of openness you are comfortable with. Regardless of your decision you will always be a valued and important part of our family.