Dearest Birth Mother,
Please know how much we admire you and the incredible love you have for your baby. We love, respect, and support you and your decision to consider adoption. We are sure this is a difficult process and we want you to know that we have been and will continue to pray for you during this time.
We are Ryan and Nicole. We met over 10 years ago in 2008 while out celebrating our respective birthdays which are three days apart. We fell in love and married in 2013. We built our home in 2014 and live there with our two cats, Harley and Hazel. We have a lot of laughter in our home and together we love to travel, go to concerts and music festivals, discover new food, and spend time with our large families as well as our friends. We are always up for a new adventure and truly feel we are not only partners in life but best friends.
We have been praying for a child since we were married. We have had a three-year journey of unexplained infertility that included three rounds of in-vitro fertilization with all attempts unsuccessful. We know God’s plan for our lives is to be parents and to raise our children in a loving Christian home. God has put adoption on our hearts and we know this is where He wants us to be. Also, adoption has impacted both sides of our family as Nicole has an uncle who is adopted and Ryan has an uncle and cousin who are adopted.
Ryan was born and raised in Houston and attended college there as well. He has been a high school mathematics teacher since 2013 at the same high school where he graduated. Ryan also serves as the high school assistant golf coach for both the boy’s and girl’s teams. He often volunteers on his church’s worship team playing the guitar and singing. He loves to play golf, hunt and fish, and does most of the cooking in his and Nicole’s home. People would say that Ryan is kind, funny, loyal, and just enjoys being around people.
Nicole was born and raised in Louisiana, mostly in New Orleans. She settled in Houston in 2007 to pursue her Master’s degree. She is a speech-language pathologist at a large hospital and has experience working with infants, children, and adults. She truly enjoys helping others and helping them to improve their quality of life. Nicole loves baking, reading, listening to music, watching independent films, planning vacations, and spending time with family and friends. People would say that Nicole is compassionate, empathetic, thoughtful, kind, and has a good sense of humor.
We are so thankful that God has given us the heart to start our family through adoption. We plan to raise a child in a home that loves Jesus, and learns about how God speaks to us through His word, the Bible. We envision our life with a child that is full of laughter, traveling, trying new things, playing outdoors, and always learning. We want a child to grow up with our extremely large extended families (this baby would be the first grandchild for both Ryan and Nicole’s parents) and with a wonderful blend of both Texan and Cajun culture. We are so hopeful for what God has in store for all of us during this adoption journey.
With Our Sincerest Gratitude,
Ryan and Nicole