Thank you for taking a few minutes to consider us as adoptive parents for your child.
Since we met many years ago, and later married, we have been planning on growing our family, and we agreed early on that adoption would be a part of our life together. While we have been trying to get pregnant on our own since getting married, adopting a baby has always been a passion of ours. We have seen firsthand how adoption can be a blessing for children, as well as their families.
We have close relatives who were adopted, so this has been a natural part of life for us both, and we are passionate about making it a part of our life together as a family. We have had some direct experience with it as well, as we took custody of our niece over two years ago when she was in high school. We raised her as she finished high school and helped her get accepted to a local Private University, where she is a freshman now, and doing great!
We are very fortunate to have a great life, and we are passionate about sharing that with others we know now and with our children as they grow. We have a large family whom we are very close with and are excited about the possibility of us adopting and having children of our own.
Our children will be raised in an environment that values education, health, hard-work, community involvement, and fun! We envision our life with children to be one where our children are raised happy and healthy, who are loved and supported, who do their best in school, and who are respectful of those around them and from different cultures.
Our children will be given every opportunity to succeed, and will be supported when they fail. They will grow up to be respectful, compassionate and kind adults who contribute positively to their community. Our children will understand that everyone grows up with different stories and backgrounds and those differences are what makes us all unique and special.
Zack was raised in the same city we live in now. After graduating from the University of Washington, he got a job in finance and has worked hard to grow his career with the same company since 2003. Zack is a kind and funny person who is admired by everyone he knows. He is an avid sports fan. Playing golf, fishing and cheering on the Husky Football Team are among his many hobbies.
Kari was raised halfway between Seattle and Portland and moved to the Seattle area after high school. She has a very successful career that she loves and allows her to work from home. Kari is fun-loving, kind and quickly becomes friends with everyone she meets. She loves country concerts, staying active, and has become a self-trained “expert” in healthy cooking.
We met over 10 years ago at work. From there we formed a great friendship and started dating 7 years ago. After being together 5 years, we got engaged and were married in 2018. We have fun together, we laugh together, but at the same time we keep life simple. The mutual respect and love we have for one another has made being a couple, and partners to one another, very easy. When not working, we spend our free time together whether it’s gardening in our yard, hiking, traveling, going to sporting events and concerts, or spending time with family and friends.
Our circle of family and friends has grown as our relationship grew. Both of us are very close with our family, and we have many close friends whom we see regularly. We both come from large, loving families and have a large network of friends who are excited about our potential adoption. Your child will be happy, healthy, loved by many, and given every opportunity to shine.
There are a lot of children in our life now. We are fortunate enough to be aunts and uncles to 8 nieces and nephews between the ages of 2 and 21, we are also excited to meet our ninth niece who will be arriving in July. Many of our friends have children as well and we are around them often. We enjoy spending time with them and are called “Uncle Zack and Auntie Kari” by many of them.
We live in Zack’s hometown, outside of Seattle. It is a cute city not far from the beach and has everything we need. We spend a lot of time walking around town, enjoying the beaches and parks, restaurants and shops. Our town is our home and we envision living here and raising a family here forever.
We can’t tell you how much the opportunity to raise your child means to us. Hopefully you will consider us as you weigh your options, as we know your child will be well-loved and cared for by us and our families for life.
We look forward to the opportunity to meet you and discuss our futures together.
-Zack and Kari