we will work together to build mutual trust
Steve and Beth
Honesty. Heart. Hustle. Home. We can promise you that with us, you will get all of that. How we come together with you to create our chosen family may be a beautifully messy journey, but we will work together to build mutual trust & understanding.
Thank you for taking the courageous step of showing up today to learn more.
Walking the beach
In our house, family is not just given by birth but chosen. Once you are a part of our family, we fiercely defend that relationship. Thank you for taking the courageous step of showing up today to learn more. We look forward to getting to know you, your desires, getting to know each other, and what we wish for this child. We hope that something you read or see in a photo will spark your interest and you will want to continue this journey alongside of us.
Roots & Wings
As soon as we made the decision that this was our path it was like a weight was lifted and we knew that this was what was meant to be.
We have real love and stability to offer in this all too uncertain world. Our families gave us strong roots, but also wings to explore. That is our wish for our child--roots and wings. We had several dreams we wanted to fulfill before we found one another and started our own family. Once we met, we knew we wanted to be parents and were engaged in less than a year of dating. Steve finished graduate school and we were married a few days later. We took time in our first year of marriage to travel and deepen our relationship. An unexpected job offer for Beth, had us move to NYC. We began working with specialists to increase our chances of starting a family, but ultimately decided that for us, how we defined family was in love, not biology. With family and friends enthusiastically supporting us, we talked to friends and others who had adopted, reached out to agencies and quickly flew to Texas to learn more. The birth mother panel where we heard directly from birth mothers, was the moment that validated our choice. We admired the bravery, fierce protection, and love in each of their stories. We started the application process before we left Texas. As soon as we made the decision that this was our path it was like a weight was lifted and we knew that this was what was meant to be. Our journey to get here has been a trial in patience and often disappointment but that has only strengthened our commitment to one another and our resolve for creating a family through adoption.
Love & Acceptance
We will continue to learn, grow and educate ourselves so we can be the best parents for them and the best partner to you.
Our one year anniversary in Paris
Our promise is that we will listen to this child's voice & foster their interests, supporting them with unconditional love and a sense of belonging. These are not only our words, but the actions we will take. We will provide this child with emotional, intellectual and financial support so that they can have a foundation to become their best selves. We will celebrate their uniqueness every day and work relentlessly to show them how fiercely we loved them even before we meet them. We will do everything in our power to protect them from hurt while preparing them for life's challenges. We will foster their curiosity and show them all the different people, cultures, food, religions, and beliefs that make up this world. We will continue to learn, grow and educate ourselves so we can be the best parents for them and the best partner to you. Our promise to you is that however you may have arrived here today, we want to get to know you. We want to learn about you and your dreams for this child. We commit to you to build an open, non-judgmental relationship built on trust with you. If you wish, we are happy to send you letters and photographs as well as plan annual visits at Gladney. We believe that part of our child's well-being involves knowing their birth story and the parts of you that you would like to share. We welcome the opportunity to build that relationship openly with you. We've never doubted that we will be parents and are so grateful that adoption, and you, will allow us to finally do that.