Terry & Kendall

Dear Birth Mother,

First, we want to thank you for taking the time to consider us as the adoptive parents for your child.  We know it is no small decision and we truly appreciate the strength and courage you are showing through this process.  We are honored that you are reading our story, and hope that you find we are the right family to adopt your child.

Let’s begin with who we are. We are a young, active and fun couple. We are thrilled to become first time parents, through adoption.  We are surrounded by incredibly supportive, warm, loving family and friends who are excited to meet the child we get to adopt.  We both attended the same high school, and through our college years we kept in touch.  It wasn’t until later, that we realized there was something special between us. After dating and living together for nearly four years, Terry proposed.  We got married on a warm November evening with our closest friends and family by our side. Our marriage is full of laughter, loyalty, and strength.

We love spending time together, doing just about anything. We are almost always with our family and friends on the weekend.  We enjoy going to San Francisco Giants games, taking our old Ford out for drives on the outskirts of town, and taking our two dogs to the local dog park.  When we travel, we love to visit the Tahoe/Reno area.  We also travel to Southern California to see our parents and explore more of our state.

Last year we bought our first house together, in the same town we both grew up in.  We have been blessed enough to make it our home. The neighborhood we live in has its own playground, swimming pool, basketball court and tennis court. We have a spacious backyard where our two dogs, Sampson and Sarge enjoy running.  Sampson could play fetch all day, without a break.  Sarge is more than happy simply watching Sampson, while taking time to lay in the sun.  We also have a cat, Romo, who is named after Kendall’s favorite baseball pitcher. Romo enjoys cuddling and sunbathing with Sarge too. We both grew up with pets, and have compassion and empathy for our three boys.

Terry works for a local construction company. He has worked there for 11 years where he has grown from a high school kid loading trucks to now being the Vice President of the company. When he is not working, he is at the local high school where he is a varsity football coach.  He spends his afternoons out on the field, in the locker room, and around town with his high school players. Terry is extremely motivating, on and off the field with his players.  Terry has helped to establish a strong football program for the young men in our town.   He enjoys teaching them life lessons, helping them with homework, and how to become respectable and admirable young men.

Kendall has been teaching preschool for the past three years.  She loves spending her day with her classroom full of 16 two year olds. Kendall graduated with her bachelor’s degree in family studies, while interning at the Sacramento crisis nursery and many other nonprofit organizations.  She has always enjoyed working with children and helping anyone she comes in contact with.

We both came from large families.  Terry is one of five, with many nieces and nephews.  Kendall has two brothers and several cousins she grew up with. On Terry’s side, it has been seven years since a new bundle of joy entered the family. We have six nieces and nephews that are already talking about playing with the baby, when he or she is here. On Kendall’s side, neither one of her brothers have children.  Her parents are thrilled to become first time grandparents

We both love spending time with our nieces and nephews, whether it be helping with homework, or attending sporting events on the weekends. We are blessed to be surrounded by such supportive and loving family.  Most of our family lives within 30 minutes of us and we see them on a weekly basis. The few that don’t live nearby are very much involved in our lives and we see them at least every other month. Our families are very excited to see us become a family of our own and grow.

We both grew up being involved in our church.  Today, our faith still plays an important role in our lives.  Each day we strive to build our relationships with God, our families, and with one another.  We will promote and help to educate your child in having their own relationship with God.

We cannot fathom or begin to understand what you are currently going through.  It is an incredibly selfless and brave decision to choose adoption for your child.  We promise to provide a loving and stable home for your child.  More than anything, we want you to know that we will love your child unconditionally, encouraging them to follow their hopes and dreams, while providing them with love and support. If you would like to find out more information about us, please contact Little Angel Adoptions at 1-888-281-8948.

Warmest wishes,

Terry and Kendall