You may have noticed that we are younger than many of the couples that are hoping to adopt. Also, the fact that we have two small children may make you wonder why we would want to adopt so early. However, this has been our plan from the beginning. We have always been passionate about adoption and wanted all of our kids to be close in age. We talked about this shared dream with each other even before we were married! We are beyond excited that we have finally begun this adventure to add to our family with a precious little girl.
We would love to tell you about our extended family, who are ready to surround this child with so much love and support. Our church family is amazing as well and has been praying for us, the baby, and you for a while now. We have been blessed to experience the incredible love all of our friends and family have shown our two boys and are eagerly looking forward to show the baby we adopt.
We believe that we can provide the types of things that you might dream of for your baby: a stable and loving home, two protective and caring big brothers, a strong, supportive church family, financial security and educational opportunities. We pray that if and when you choose our family to raise your child, you will feel a sense of peace, knowing that your child is loved and is thriving and that you made the right decision.
There are so many feelings that we want to share with you in this letter. There’s gratitude, for allowing us the opportunity to tell you about ourselves and our family. Compassion, because we realize that you are in the middle of making some of the most difficult and heart-wrenching decisions of your life. Hope, both for your future and the future of your baby, whatever choice you make. And most importantly, love – for each other, for you as a child of God, and for your baby. We hope you can get a sense of these feelings through this letter.
We cannot tell you if we are the right parents for your baby; that is for you and you alone to decide. What we can do is make a promise that we will give that child a warm, happy and secure life, filled with friends and family who are looking forward to giving her all of their love and support. We promise to love that child unconditionally and with all of our hearts, thanking God every day for the blessing of raising this precious baby girl.
Thank you for taking the time to read our letter and for considering us as parents for this little girl for whom we’ve been praying for a long time. We hope we have given you a glimpse of who we really are and how honored we would be to welcome this child into our family. Please know that regardless of your choice, we will continue to pray for a wonderful future for you and your precious baby.
Zach & Kelli
Adoptive Family at a Glance
|Father’s Name: Zachary (Zach)||Mother’s Name: Kelli|
|Occupation: Attorney||Occupation: Stay at Home Mom|
|Education: M.B.A. from Harding University; Juris Doctor (law degree) from Cumberland School of Law||Education: Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Lipscomb University; Masters in Social Work from the University of Alabama|
|Religion: Christian||Religion: Christian|
|Date of Birth: April 17, 1987||Date of Birth: March 15, 1988|
|Ethnicity: Caucasian||Ethnicity: Caucasian|
|Hair Color: Blonde||Hair Color: Blonde|
|Eye Color: Blue||Eye Color: Gray|
|Height: 5’11”||Height: 5’7”|
|General Health: Great||General Health: Great|
Date of marriage: May 5, 2011
Children: Cooper – born in July 2012, Carter – born in January 2014.
Interest and Hobbies: Spending time as a family; Hosting friends and family at our house for family dinners, Bible studies and get-togethers with other families with children who attend our church; Playing outside and spending time visiting with Kelli’s parents (who live a mile away) and Zach’s parents (who live in Arkansas and Kansas).
Home: We have a one-story home with 4 bedrooms and a big backyard at the end of a cul-de-sac in a child-friendly neighborhood in a medium-sized town in north Alabama.
Pets: No pets, but there’s likely a dog in our future.
Finances: We are financially secure. Zach has a stable job at a great law firm, we own our home and are able to live within our means.
Why are you interested in building a family though adoption: This has been a shared dream of ours together since before we got married. We always knew that we would adopt, it was just a matter of timing. It has always been our plan to have our children grow up close together in age, so this falls right in line with the hopes and dreams we have had for our family from the beginning.
Openness to Birth parents: We would love to meet you and to share pictures and letters as your child grows up.
Childcare Plans: Kelli is a stay-at-home mom, and both of our boys attend a mother’s day out program at our church.
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 866-832-3678.