Dear Birth Mother,Joel and Abbi

We greatly admire and respect your decision to choose life and create an adoption plan for your baby. We pray for you daily because we know this cannot be an easy decision to be faced with. We want to thank you for taking the time to read this letter, and we hope that the love, fun, and faith of our family are made clear to you in this letter as you learn more about us.

We met in high school but didn’t start dating until college. We attended the same weekly Bible study, where we were able to spend time together and get to know each other. We were married in 2007, and we love spending time together. We both love to see new things, and we enjoy traveling to new places.

Another area of our lives that we enjoy is spending time with our families. We both have great extended families that we see often. Our parents and siblings are very excited to welcome a child into our home, and our nieces and nephews (we have 9 nieces and nephews, with another on the way) can’t wait to have a new cousin!

We always see families at holidays and other events, but we also meet a couple of times a year for camping trips. It is neat to see our nieces and nephews explore the outdoors, and we love being a part of their activities. Most of all, we just enjoy having fun – we love to play games, put together puzzles, bake cookies, watch sporting events and anything else that allows us to spend time with family.

We both love to learn and share our knowledge through our jobs as teachers. Our schedules allow us to have a lot of time together at home, and we look forward to the day when Abbi can be a stay at home mom. Joel’s job as a college teacher allows him to be home early in the afternoon, every weekend, and on holidays.

We love serving together as a family, whether it is at our local church, out in the community, or on a mission trip. We are Christians, and our faith is very important to us. We are a part of a weekly Bible study that has helped us grow in our faith while also helping us make very close friendships with other couples. We were introduced to the world of adoption by one of these couples. They have a little boy that they adopted, and it has been a blessing to watch their family grow close together.

We knew we wanted to have children even before we were married. However, after a few years of trying to get pregnant, it became clear that we were not going to be able to do so without medical assistance. After many tears, prayerful nights, and discussions, we felt led to grow our family by adoption rather than seek medical help.

We are both excited to be parents and cannot wait to share our love and protection with each child that God brings into our lives. If you choose us, we promise we will always make it clear to your child how thankful we are that you loved them, gave them life and were willing to allow us to become their adoptive family.

Thank for considering us as the adoptive parents for your baby.

Joel & Abbi

Adoptive Family at a Glance

Father’s Name: Joel Mother’s Name: Abbi
Occupation: College Professor Occupation: College Professor
Education: Master’s Degree, working on Ph.D. Education: Master’s Degree
Religion: Christian Religion: Christian
Age: Age 32 Age: Age 27
Ethnicity: Caucasian Ethnicity: Caucasian
Hair Color: Blonde Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue Eye Color: Brown
Height: 5’11” Height: 5’2”
General Health: Healthy and active General Health: Healthy and active

Date of marriage: May 12, 2007

Children: We have not been blessed with biological children, but thankfully the Lord has placed in our heart the desire to adopt. We are looking forward to building our family in this way.

Interest and Hobbies: We love spending time with our friends and family. We both have loving parents and siblings that are very excited to welcome a new child into the family. Our nieces and nephews cannot wait to have a new cousin!

We enjoy relaxing activities like reading and listening to music. Both of us also played musical instruments in high school and college. We also enjoy being outdoors whether hiking, tubing, or camping. Most of all, we love having fun – whether it is camping with family, playing games and puzzles, baking cookies, or traveling to places we’ve never been before. We just enjoy being together.

Home: We live in a quiet neighborhood with a nice grassy play area and community swimming pool. There are often children and families out taking walks, swimming, and playing with their pets. Our home is our place to relax and enjoy being a family.

Pets: We do not currently have any pets.

Finances: We have been blessed with good jobs that allow us to live a comfortable life. We make a budget each month in order to stay out of debt, and we are building up our savings while living within our means. Giving to good causes is another priority we have established in our family; since we are financially secure, we want to make sure that we help others in need.

Why are you interested in building a family though adoption: We have always desired to have children and grow our family. After a few years of trying to get pregnant, it became clear that we were not going to be able to do so without medical assistance. After many tears, prayerful nights, and discussions, we felt led to grow our family by adoption rather than any type of medical assistance.

We are both excited to be parents and cannot wait to share our love and protection with the child that God places in our lives.

Openness to Birth parents: We hope to have a relationship with the birth family that everyone is comfortable with. We are open to this relationship including pictures and emails, and we are also open to discussing other forms of communication. We want the birth family to know that this baby is being well taken care of and loved.

Childcare Plans: We look forward to Abbi staying home with our children. She has a desire to be a full-time mom, and we feel blessed that we will be able to have a parent at home. Joel’s teaching schedule also allows flexible hours, so he will be able to spend a lot of time at home as well.

We are represented by Nightlight Christian Adoptions. If you need more information about us, or would like to meet us, please contact Nightlight toll-free at 888.933.2237.