Letter of Introduction:
Hello, we are Ryan & Nicole. Thank you so much for taking the time to learn about us and for considering us as you make the difficult decision of who will parent your child. As you get to know us, we hope that you will be able to see the love we have for each other, our families, and our future child. We are so excited to become parents and welcome a child into our home and family.
More than anything, we want you to know that we will love your child unconditionally and will devote our lives to providing him or her with all the love, security, and joy we can offer. While on their life’s journey, we will make sure they enjoy the ride everyday, as it will be filled with love and laughter.
We honor and respect your great courage in considering adoption. It would be our deepest joy to share our hearts and home with your child if you should choose us. We cannot wait to meet you and learn about your family.
In Nicole's words: Ryan has lived in Kansas almost all of his life and most of his family is nearby. We get together often and always have a fun time. He has a good and stable career in the financial services industry. Ryan has a wide variety of interests. He enjoys playing and watching sports. He is really good in the kitchen and on the grill. He’s very intelligent as well. For example, last year he built an arcade machine from scratch that is a huge hit with our family members of all ages. Our nieces and nephews can’t wait to see Ryan so they can play games with him. He is a kid at heart and enjoys playing basketball, soccer, cards, and board games. He makes me laugh every day and I love him to the moon and back. He is great with children and will be such an amazing father!
In Ryan's words: Nicole is the youngest of three children. She grew up in a small town in Iowa. She is very close to her family. She has been teaching young children in diverse public schools since college. She enjoys being with family, children, and animals. She loves music, traveling, the outdoors, boating, and the Iowa Hawkeyes. Nicole will be a great mother because of her experience with children and her loving and caring personality. She has the biggest heart of anyone I have ever met. She is health minded, environmentally friendly, fun, and has a great sense of adventure. She has lived and worked in Europe, South America, and Asia. She grew up in a family that has a ton of fun and freely expresses love for one another. It is this foundation that makes me excited to raise a child with strong core values that we will instill in our child.
We are lucky because we both really enjoy each other’s families. We truly look forward to the next family get together. We play games, tell stories, go boating, and simply enjoy being with one another. There are some family traditions for each holiday but the main tradition is having fun!
We have an indoor cat named Mya, who we rescued from an animal shelter. She meows at us every night when she wants to play. She enjoys napping on our laps when we are watching a movie at home and loves to cuddle.
We enjoy spending time at home as well as experiencing all that Kansas City has to offer. We like to go to local festivals to listen to music, shop, and eat some tasty food. We try to attend at least one Royals, Chiefs, Sporting, and KU basketball game each year.
We are health conscious with our lifestyle. Our neighborhood is connected to our county trails so we take many walks and bike rides when the weather cooperates. Ryan enjoys grilling us some delicious meals.
We strive to live a full life and live by the Golden Rule. Each day is special and should not be taken for granted. We are grateful for our lives thus far and are looking forward to our future.