Below are just a few of our already approved and waiting families, each waiting to meet and get to know the expectant mom who will become their future “birthmom”!
Click on the names below to view each family’s letter. Some have links to videos at the bottom of the letter as well.
Brad and Lesley
Dear Birth Mother,
In our family, we love to laugh, dream big, are thankful, do our best, say sorry, have fun, Trust God, LOVE always, and cheer for the Dallas Mavs!
We have been married for twelve years. We enjoy going to Dallas Mavs games, going out to eat, going to musicals and plays, traveling, shopping, being active in our church, and spending time with our family and friends. We love to have fun, live life to the fullest, and are excited to become parents and make memories with a family of our own.
Brad is laid back, caring, helpful, and compassionate. Brad is a realtor and works hard to provide for his family. Brad enjoys playing golf, playing on the church softball league, and running. Lesley is an outgoing, sweet, loving, and giving person. She is always willing to help others and is very supportive. Lesley graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Counseling and Church Ministries and has worked in the foster care and adoption field for fifteen years. She is looking forward to being a stay at home mother. Lesley enjoys shopping, doing DIY projects, running, going to flea markets, volunteering at church. Our sweet dog, Stella Mae is a dachshund. She is lazy, loves to eat, look out the window, get treats, play with her toys, laying around the house, and running around the backyard. She is very loving and great with kids.
Family is truly what makes us the happiest. We are so lucky to have family that lives nearby. The ease with which we may pop in for a quick visit, go to dinner, go shopping, attend church together, go on family vacations, or go to the local park is something we never take for granted. Monday night family dinners are a family tradition. We are immeasurably blessed and surrounded by love and support. We have some amazing friends that we are able to share life with. We love spending time with them going to dinner, playing games, and hanging out. They are generous and kind people that we feel supported by as we journey together.
We live in in a suburb of Dallas, Texas and live in a rural neighborhood. Our school district is wonderful and each season brings new activities for the neighborhood children to participate in.
We hope that learning about our lives, together, and as individuals will help you on your own journey. We look forward to meeting you and having a relationship with you and having an open adoption. We would like to be able to send you pictures, letters, and have visits with you. Our hearts are open, and we promise to instill a home full of love, support, and happiness. We will be a guiding example of how to love and be loved. Most importantly, we will ensure that your child will grow up knowing the story of his or her birth, and the truth of your love that brought us all together. Our lives and stories are intersecting now and we pray that it will create a story that will continue on. We promise that your child will come into a home filled with love and laughter and grow up surrounded by a large loving and supportive family. We cannot wait to show a child all the love that we have to offer and all of the amazing experiences that life can bring.
Love, Brad and Lesley
Chris and Allison
We feel so blessed that you have made the loving and selfless decision to consider adoption with a Christian agency. We would like to tell you a little about our family:
Our story: We (Chris & Allison) have been married since June 2002. We have known each other since childhood and grew up only 8 minutes from each other. Throughout our lives we have been very close friends, attended the same church, same university and shared mutual friends throughout our lives. Chris is the oldest of five children; Allison is the second youngest of four children.
On adoption: After unsuccessfully trying to start a family of our own, we had to begin a cycle of infertility treatments. The first cycle was not successful. Nor was the second, the third or the fourth. After five long years of being unable to start a family, our doctor explained that in vitro was our best option. We were devastated. After much prayer and discussion, we both agreed this was not an option we could commit to. Our choice was going to be adoption. After another two years of waiting, we were blessed through Generations Adoptions to have adopted a little boy in January of 2012. Our son’s name is Connor Thomas…and he is amazing. We were so excited, blessed, overjoyed and elated all at once. After seven years of waiting, we finally had the opportunity to be parents. Now we would again like to grow our family through adoption.
Home: We live in a great neighborhood in Grapevine. There are other children the age of our son, that he loves playing with, two parks in our neighborhood that we can walk to and many attractions in Grapevine that we love (Day Out with Thomas, Main Street Days, Gaylord Ice and water parks). We live within minutes of our church, our son’s pre-school and both of our offices.
Employment & Education: Chris is Director of Marketing & Business Development for Austin Commercial where he has worked since 2001. Chris holds BS in Construction Management, an MBA in Organizational Management, has completed the Executive Education Program from UT Austin and is a graduate of Leadership Dallas. Allison was a business major in college and has worked as an office manager for a local dental firm since 2003. Since bringing Connor into our lives, Allison has reduced her work schedule to 2-3 days per week to spend time at home with our son. We take turns taking him and picking him up from pre-school on the three days a week he attends.
Interests & Travel: We love spending time with our son and enjoy traveling and being outdoors. Most of our vacations are centered around family trips to mountain locations and beach destinations and Disney World/Universal Studios. We both enjoy taking long walks in our neighborhood, going to the movies and dining at different restaurants. Our family adores Connor.
While we can’t fully grasp the level of sacrifice you’re making by placing your child for adoption, we do understand you are displaying a selfless and wonderful act of love with this decision. We have had the blessing of experiencing this incredible miracle once and we want the opportunity to again grow our family through adoption. We also look forward to growing our relationship with you in the open adoption process, as we have with Connor’s birthmother. Thank you for considering our family. God bless you and be with you.
Chris & Allison
David and Amy
We are honored to have you read our letter and we hope for the opportunity to meet you face to face one day! We want you to know how courageous you are to make such a brave and selfless choice for your precious child. As we wait, please know that we are praying for a peace that only comes from God for you as you walk through this period of your life.
In 2007, we learned that we were not able to have biological children. After much prayer, we decided that adoption was God’s plan to grow our family. We now have one daughter named Riley Ann. She came home from Russia in the fall of 2012. She is currently five years old and super fun. It has been such a blessing to watch her grow, learn, and thrive in our home. We can’t believe that she has been with us for over three years now. Wow, time flies by!
We are so thrilled to once again grow our family through adoption. Adoption has become part of our families’ DNA. Both of us have cousins that have adopted children through domestic infant adoption. Naturally after watching these amazing stories of adoption, our families are the biggest cheerleaders of this way of growing a family. On our third trip to Russia to finally pick up our daughter, our parents were so excited to meet her that they went with us! We know that they will be equally as thrilled to meet our new addition. Riley Ann is going to make a great big sister because she is so sweet to her cousin that is less than a year old.
We will celebrate 11 years of marriage in June. In 2010, David received a promotion to Network Administrator in his company’s Austin office. This new position provided the opportunity for Amy to become a stay at home mom. We made our home in Buda, just south of Austin. We have two small Miniature Schnauzers named Sweetie and Hank. We like to travel, spend time with our huge family, watch sci-fi, serve together at church, and drink mocha frappuccinos from Starbucks. We look forward to travel with our children. We hope to take them to Disney World one day.
We are excited about our new child. Know that he/she will have plenty of love and support from our church community, family, and friends. We are so thrilled that with domestic infant adoption, we will have the blessing of knowing and having a relationship with the birthmother of our child. We look forward to spending time with you. Thank you for reading our letter.
David & Amy
David and Val
We are David & Val and we want to commend you for your loving decision of considering an adoption plan for the baby. You are a strong woman and we are praying that God will be with you through this process.
David was born in St Louis, MO, where his parents still live. He has a Bachelors in Biology. He lived in Kansas before moving to San Juan, Puerto Rico. He loves reading and sports and works for the post office in Austin. Val was born in New York, moved to Puerto Rico when she was 6 years old and moved to Los Angeles when she graduated college. She has a double Bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems and Marketing. She was an IT Consultant and Realtor before moving back to Puerto Rico. She works from home part time as a lifestyle blogger. She loves home decor, fashion, beauty, and dark chocolate.
We met at the gym in Puerto Rico in 2010, had a gorgeous wedding on the beach in 2012 and moved to Austin in 2013 which is now home and we are here to stay. We live in a three bedroom craftsman in a family friendly neighborhood with two parks on our street, one of them right next door, two swimming pools, a lake and schools within walking distance. We enjoy cooking together and finding new recipes that we always change a bit to give it that extra oomph! We also enjoy going to church on Sundays, sharing time with our friends and family, experiencing new restaurants and food trucks, music, the arts, laughing, or just watching a movie at home.
David is a hard worker, sweet, very loving, kind, generous and caring husband with a great sense of humor and I know he will be such a great wonderful father. He will take the time to have a great relationship with them and they will always be loved unconditionally no matter what. Life is full of teachable moments and patience is one of his best attributes so he will be able to teach them things, guide them and help them grow into a thriving adult. I can picture David reading to the baby any chance he gets, teaching them about sports and music and explaining things with a gentle caring heart. Val will love the baby so much, she has an amazing amount of love to give, and be a mother like her mother was to her, loving, understanding, playful and a parent but also a good friend. She is kind and attentive to detail, a hard worker and will make sure the child will receive a great education and have wonderful friends. She will share her appreciation for creativity and the arts and music with the child. We are both bilingual and are looking forward to speaking to the baby in English and in Spanish. We have an exotic, playful and gentle gorgeous little cat and her name is Saber aka Tinkerbell. We know she’ll just love the baby. We have lots of family to visit and we can’t wait to give the baby great experiences. Val’s parents live minutes away and our parents, siblings and friends are fully supportive of us adopting and pray for us and for you constantly. They will have so many children to play with in the several parks and playgrounds in our neighborhood. Two of our nieces were adopted and we belong to an adoptive families group from church with lots of children.
We have been talking about having a family since we met but unfortunately after years of trying and failed fertility treatments Val was not able to get pregnant. Now we know God wants us to grow our family through adoption. When we adopt, rest assured the baby will be loved and adored as much as we love and adore each other.
We know this is difficult and we respect your decision. Should you choose to place with us, we would want to have a loving, open adoption and stay in touch through updates, photos and visits.
With much love & God bless,
David & Val
Jared and Leslie
We would like to begin by saying thank you for taking the time to read our letter & allowing us the opportunity to show you a little bit about our lives. Our hope & prayer is that you will have peace, love, & support while making this decision.
We want you to know how much we admire & respect your bravery. We are already praying for you as you weigh the options in front of you & make the best decisions possible for you & your baby. We admire the love you have for your baby & the courage it takes to consider adoption.
We have known for years that adoption would be part of our story. God laid adoption on our hearts long ago & we are so excited to grow our family in this way. Even though we do have two biological kiddos, we do not feel that our family is complete. We do not have plans to have any more biological kids, but we would be disappointed if we did not have any more children.
We live in Sunnyvale, Texas, just east of Dallas, with our two kids. Our home is on a few acres of land just on the edge of town on a country road. Sunnyvale is a fairly diverse town with great schools and a mix of rural & suburban living. We enjoy a slower pace here, even though we live close to Dallas (about 15 miles from downtown).
We both grew up in North Texas. We met at work in 2008 and began dating soon after Jared invited Leslie to a Mavs/Spurs game. We knew pretty quickly we wanted to marry. After nine months of dating, we married in 2009. We enjoy spending time together in the evenings after the kids are asleep & getting out together for dates, even if it is just for dinner or to run errands.
Jared works in finance for a company in Dallas; for fun, he enjoys playing pick-up basketball, working in the yard & computer gaming. Leslie works part-time as the treasurer for a business owned by her father; she enjoys cooking & baking.
We currently have two children: our son, Preston, is 4 years old, and our daughter, Ryan, is almost 2. Preston is kind, loud, curious, & smart. Ryan is sweet, a snuggler, daring & loves her big brother. Our family is ready for another child, and the kids are thrilled about having a baby brother or sister.
Both of our extended families live in North Texas. Jared’s family is about an hour away; we see them about once a month. Leslie’s family lives in the DFW metroplex, and we see them throughout the month. We enjoy going to the ranch with Leslie’s family. We spend holidays and special occasions with Jared’s brother & his family. Leslie’s mom loves to spend time with us, and enjoys teaching the kids about nature.
Please know that this child has been prayed for and wanted for a long time, and that they will be covered with love and support, not only by us, but also by our entire community of friends & family. If you are open to it, we are interested in and committed to an open relationship with you whether that means texts, emails, visits, sharing photos or sharing memories. We want our child to know their story and how their life began, and we would welcome your help in sharing that with them.
Our prayer for you is that God will grant you peace as you continue to make an adoption plan for your child. We pray that God will give you strength & clarity as you discern what is best for you & your child. We pray that through this journey, you will know that you and your baby are loved, valued, and a very special part of our lives.
Jared & Leslie
Scott and Aimee
Howdy and gig ‘em! Our names are Scott & Aimee. Thank you for taking the time to consider us as parents for your precious child. More importantly, thank you for loving your baby as much as you do. You are a hero to us, and to that sweet baby, regardless of the decision you make during this process.
Our beginning: It was August of 2000 at Texas A&M University. The first time we met, Scott joked about someone stealing his truck. I said “I’d love to have it!” and he handed me the keys. Silly, silly man. I drove off and even used his spare change to get me a late night snack at Taco Cabana. He was shocked when I told him that he didn’t have enough money for me to buy him something too! Scott says it was part of his master plan to get me hooked. I still can’t believe a man can be as selfless and genuine as Scott. Well, he successfully reeled me in and we tied the knot in the fall of 2004. We both won that day.
Who are we? Both of us are Texans, born and bred. Scott is from small town Bay City and Aimee is from Austin. Now we live in a child-filled cul-de-sac in Spring, TX. Everybody loves Scott. He excels at building and maintaining good relationships. That quality makes him very successful as an account manager/salesman for a building supply company. His job gives him flexibility to enjoy vacations and time with family. Aimee is just plain fun and fun-ny! Her laughter is contagious. She is a kid at heart and loves nature. Aimee always encourages people through difficult times and is honored to be a mentor to many young women and high-school aged girls. She is passionate about showing others who Jesus is and how He can change their lives.
We are blessed with great friends and family who can’t wait for us to adopt a child. Scott’s parents divorced when he was an infant. His father and his step-father continue to have very important roles in his life. Scott would not be the man he is today without the love and influence of all 3 of his parents. We believe this child will have that as well. This is why we want an open adoption. We feel we ALL have a role and we want you to be a part! We get excited knowing that this child already has an amazing, rich, unique, and God-breathed story.
Coming soon…our family of THREE: Aimee has worked in local government for 14 years, but she is ready to be a stay-at-home mom. She’s had lots of fun practice with our nieces and nephew going to the Aquarium, the Houston Zoo, and even the children’s museum. Season tickets to those places is a must! We also look forward to evening walks to the neighborhood park. Our favorite activities include traveling, good food & good wine, game nights with friends, and serving our community through our awesome church. But weekends at our ranch top the list and we can’t wait to make new memories there with our family of three! Scott is ready to teach our child the art of fishing, hunting, and everything outdoors. I know he’s also going to enjoy having a “partner in crime” when driving me nuts!
Why adoption? We decided to start our family in 2008. Well, 7 years, many fertility treatments and 5 failed pregnancies later, here we are, just the two of us (and our dog, Brix). In 2013 we stopped the madness to mourn our losses and to find ourselves again. During that time, something happened. God closed one door and opened our hearts to another. Because of the losses we have had, we have a deeper appreciation for life, for love, for children! They are a gift, and we will never get over the magnitude of that or the sacrificial part you have in making our dreams of being parents realized. Thank you, truly.
With grateful hearts,
Scott & Aimee
TJ and Karlie
Hi! We are TJ and Karlie. First let us express our admiration to you for your courage and selflessness in considering adoption. Know that we have been praying for you for a long time. We are so thankful you are taking the time to read our letter!
Our journey began when we met in college. We began dating after knowing each other for about a year, and God quickly showed us that we were meant for each other. We were married in the summer of 2004 after graduation.
From the beginning of our relationship we knew adoption would play a role in our family at some point. In March of 2013, God allowed us to become parents when we adopted our daughter, Morgan. She is now an energetic and loving 3½ year old who loves to learn, dance, and play. She has been praying for a younger brother or sister for over a year! We have a wonderful open relationship with her birth parents, and we are so blessed and humbled to see the family that God has created through adoption. We love our relationship with them and hope to have to a similar relationship with a future birth family.
TJ started his career in education, and served for 10 years in roles ranging from a classroom teacher to a junior high principal. After Morgan was born, God led TJ to make a career change that allowed him to better provide for our family. He now works for a large oil and gas company, and works a schedule that allows for a great deal of time at home and allows for involvement in our kids’ activities. Karlie’s dream job was always to become a stay-at-home mom, and when Morgan was born that dream became a reality. Prior to being a mom, she worked at a local photography studio for 6 years. She now puts her design skills to use volunteering for our church and several local businesses, creating t-shirt designs, logos, and digital media.
Some of TJ’s hobbies include yard work, woodwork, and cooking. Karlie enjoys being creative, reading, and designing. Ultimately, we just enjoy spending time together as a family. We love to travel and plan on visiting all 50 states and several other countries. We have gotten a small start and have been to fourteen states so far.
Ministry is also a very big part of our lives, and we are very active in our church. TJ serves as a deacon, plays bass guitar, and sings with our praise band. Karlie is a part of our church’s media team and teaches Sunday School. We are also very involved with our youth ministry and children’s ministry.
Even though they are spread across Texas, Louisiana, and Georgia, our families are very close and enjoy spending time with each other. At a holiday or gathering, you are likely to see a backyard football game, sidewalk chalk drawings, or a gingerbread house building contest. All of our family members are looking forward to another baby!
We are so excited to grow our family through adoption. Thank you for taking the time to read our letter and learn a little about us. Again, know that we have been, and will continue to pray for you and your baby.
TJ and Karlie
Travis and Becky
We want you to know that the decision to place your baby for adoption is an act of selflessness and profound love! We’re eternally grateful for you and your gift of life and are both very excited to be on this journey to adopt our first precious child.
Hello, we are Travis and Becky and we have been married 18 wonderful years!
We met and fell in love in Lubbock, TX and got married there in 1997. I was working at an emergency room as a tech where I gained a lot of knowledge to become a paramedic in 1994 and Travis was attending Texas Tech University pursing his degree.
In December of 1998 we moved to Austin, where I was hired as a Paramedic with the city of Austin. Travis finished his degree in Finance at Southwest Texas State University and went to work for Motorola. A few years later he went into business for himself as an insurance agency owner. His business is very close to our home and my job at EMS allows me to work only two days per week. This flexibility makes it easy for us to be home when we finally have children to complete our family.
Travis and I enjoy spending as much time as possible with one another and still have lots of fun living life together. Vacations are usually spent in the mountains of Colorado or on the beach in Florida or California. In his free time, Travis likes to ride his bike, workout, be outdoors and grill all sorts of great meals. I love shopping, exercise and cooking – I consider myself a “foodie” and can’t wait to introduce our children to all the different varieties of food and what fun cooking can be. We attend a wonderful church on Sundays where we grow in our faith and fellowship with our church family. Many of our friends have children and are anxious to see us finally have a complete family of our own. Our children will have no shortage of playmates with our big group of friends that we see often.
Currently, we live in a quiet neighborhood with many young families, but by next summer, we will be in our new home overlooking a relaxing pond and a big yard. We look forward to the day when we will create countless memories as a family fishing in the pond, feeding the ducks, cooking out on the grill and catching fireflies on summer nights. We also have two adorable indoor bunnies, Oliver and Lucy that make great, fluffy companions and we can’t wait to introduce them to our new son or daughter.
Also, our parents can’t wait to be grandparents again and are anxiously awaiting the day they get to spoil another grandbaby. There are also several other grandchildren in the family that are looking forward to growing up with a new cousin. We have a great support system of friends and family that will help us to welcome this child into our lives and share in our joy of parenthood!
Again, we cannot thank you enough for choosing life for your baby and making this difficult and life giving decision for your child. We are praying for you every step of the way and for God’s peace and love to fill your life!
Travis and Becky