Jonathan & Karine
Dear Expectant Parent,
Thank you for choosing to place your child for adoption so families like us can have a child. Getting pregnant eludes some of us, and it is your decision that gives couples like us hope to create a family of our own. We recognize the difficulty there is to give up a child but we want to assure you that this child will be loved as if he or she were our own.
My husband and I are high school sweethearts. We knew after our second date, 14 years ago, we were going to spend the rest of our lives together. Children were an inevitability to make our family complete. When we were teenagers, we had already discussed adoption and our intent to adopt one day not knowing the full extent of how much we would desire it. After trying to have our own children, we saw specialists. The verdict: not impossible but very improbable. We have been married for 8 years without a hint of pregnancy. We were advised to pursue building a family through in vitro, however we felt uneasy forcing a pregnancy. Why should we coerce children into this world when there are so many already looking for loving homes? Our vision for creating a family consisted of adopted children.
I was born and raised in Armenia. My family and I were fortunate to emigrate here shortly after the fall of the Soviet Union and become naturalized citizens of America. I have been a stellar student; always involved in my community and extra curricular activities. I have a BA in English Literature and Language. Deep down, I am an artist and fairly skilled in all things creative. However, as most would say, “Don’t quit your day job” and “starving artists,” I currently work as a Senior Advisor for a world-wide technical support company. I work from home which is a perk that I will really enjoy when I do not have to leave my child to go to work.
My husband is also an Armenian. However, he was born here in the US. He excelled in school, where he was also involved in many extracurricular activities, including playing music, sports, and community service. He has a BA in Business Management. He is a life-long student, a kid at heart and loves all things learning and games. But, because the saying “study hard and play harder” holds true, he is a Reverend and a youth pastor. He leads the worship band and is very musically inclined. He plays 5 musical instruments and sings. He is wonderful, let me tell you! He is currently working on his Masters of Divinity and intends to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology. He also substitute teaches 8th grade science. I have to say, he will be an amazing dad playing with his kids all the time while participating in their learning.
Our families are unique. Both Armenian, both very different, both amazingly supportive and loving. My husband’s family is very large. Just to give you an idea, he has 16 first cousins and 70+ second cousins…large, and the number does not included the addition of their spouses and their children. He comes from a family line of evangelists and pastors. Once his grandparents got married, they started and ran an orphanage/school for children in need in Lebanon. My family, though small for an Armenian family, is just like “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”. They are loud, colorful, passionate, fun, and full of so much love. My parents tried to adopt a child after the 1988 earthquake which destroyed much of Armenia. I lost my dad a few years ago, and I am welled up with joy knowing he would be so proud if we were able to adopt.
We are Christians. Your child will be raised Christian and be as involved as we are in whatever church/community we serve. He or she will always be surrounded by youth, bands, games, sports, art, education, camps, mission trips, community service, feeding the poor, learning about Jesus and growing up with the same Christian values we uphold. He or she will grow up understanding the importance of community and their role in the world to be active people of God, aware of their surroundings with a call to love others followed by action to bring about change in themselves, in the people they are around and in the communities they will be part of. We have high hopes for your child and are ready to invest our time and effort to make sure they reach their full potential as children of God. Just as we have been adopted into His family, your child, our child, will be too.
If we fit your vision of the family you seek your child to grow up in and are interested about meeting us or learning more about us, please contact Little Angel Adoptions at 1-888-281-8948.
Rev. Jonathan & Karine