Ray and Amber

Categories: Parent Profile

Our Letter to You:

This is one of the most important letters we will ever write; how do we put a simple greeting on it? Anything we could put after, “Dear” seemed too generic for the feeling we get when we think about you. We can only imagine the amount of courage and love you have for your child that has led you to this moment. We would like to start off by saying, “Thank you!” for giving us the opportunity to introduce ourselves to you.

A little about us:
Starting as friends in May of 2006, we quickly fell in love. After dance lessons, ice cream dates, a few dozen movies, camping, hiking, a road trip, and fun-filled trips to local museums, we became engaged on our one year anniversary. We were married June 7, 2008. While waiting to be parents, we loved going on adventures together (vacations, zip lining, snorkeling). We were blessed by adoption with our sweet Lincoln in October, 2016. The emotional roller coaster of a journey to find our way to him was 8 long years. Not being able to become parents the traditional way was really hard, but we realized our path to parenthood was through adoption and boy was Lincoln worth the wait! We have the most beautiful open adoption with his birth family! We have no greater joy than being his parents.

We are really looking forward to growing our family one more time by adoption! We see a lot of big adventures in our future! Trips to Disney, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, camping, and horse riding lessons are some of the adventures we are looking forward to. We love being outdoors as much as possible. We spend most of our days playing in the dirt with our cute little goaties, chickens, and boarder’s horses just out our front door!

Our promise:
If you were to choose us, we promise to always honor you; to make sure your child knows their story; to make sure they know from the very start that you are so loving and selfless. We also promise to be open and honest with you always. Have you seen the symbol for adoption? It is a triangle intertwined with a heart. The three sides of the triangle represent the birthparent(s), the adoptive parents, and the child. The heart represents the love that unites them. We hope to have this kind of relationship again. We don’t believe a child can have too much love!
No matter what your decision is, we wish you the best in your journey. We hope you find what you are looking for and find peace in your decision. Please let us know if you have any questions; we are an open book, and we would love to answer them for you.

With much sincerity,
Ray, Amber, and Lincoln