Brent & Stephanie
are hopeful adoptive parents from Idaho waiting to adopt a baby.
If you are pregnant and considering placing your child for adoption, please read the following Dear Birthmother Letter.
We are very grateful for the opportunity to be writing you this letter. We cannot fully understand the situation you are facing or the decision you will have to make, but we have come to understand that the challenges you are facing are very difficult and painful. We are extremely grateful that you are willing to face these difficult challenges and show Christlike love in thinking of your child. We want you to know that we are concerned about you and we love and admire you for the decision you have made to consider us as adoptive parents.
We met briefly at a softball game and went on our first date a few days later. We went to a fireworks show, which was appropriate, because our relationship started with a big bang. We shocked everyone by getting engaged eight days after that first date. Some of our favorite times were doing simple things like riding in the tractor together and having that time to talk. We had a long engagement because Brent had to spend four months in army training but our relationship grew through many letters. We were married in the temple in 1996 shortly after Brent got home. Since then there have been many good times and many obstacles but our relationship has grown stronger as we have gone through these times together.
is a country boy at heart and always will be. There is nothing he enjoys more than being on a farm, driving tractors, and growing crops. He works in plant research, has his own part time business and is working on a Ph.D. in Plant Science. He would one day love to have a small farm as a hobby and a place to do research experiments. He also enjoys riding motorcycles, woodworking, outdoor activities, reading, playing guitar and playing all kinds of sports. All of these things are twice as fun now since he can do them with Emma and Ethan. He has coached all sports for Ethan since he has been old enough to play and is beginning to coach Emma when she plays. Brent has also become an expert at playing princesses, painting Emma’s fingernails, combing her hair all fancy and being a great model for Emma’s makeovers.
graduated with a Bachelors degree in Family and Human Development. Her degree has really helped her learn more about children and families and has benefited us as we raise our children. She enjoys playing the piano, reading, crocheting, doing jigsaw puzzles, making greeting cards, dancing, writing, making cards, exercising and playing with the kids, including nieces and nephews. Stephanie has always been able to keep the little kid in her and has fun at whatever she does. She relates very well to other people because she is patient, listens well, and tries to understand their problems. Stephanie is a stay-at-home Mom and loves being with the kids as much as possible. She is always there to help them with their schoolwork, bake them treats, and play any kind of game with them. All of these things make her a great mother, which is what she has always wanted to be and what she enjoys most. She makes our home a fun and happy place.
is our highly motivated, energetic, big brother, eleven-year-old son. He loves all sports, motorcycles, four-wheelers, reading, being outside, computer and video games and playing with his cousins. His favorite sports right now are soccer, basketball, baseball and football or come to think of it, anything with a ball. He has been playing guitar for about a year now and plays many songs on his own or some duets with Brent. He is great at helping us in any way he can, whether it be cleaning, working outside, helping with tools or playing with his sister. We have always said that no one can make Emma laugh like her big brother can. He often works with Brent in his business to earn money for long term saving and to buy some things he wants. Ethan is a very special boy that has brought us so much love and happiness.
is our loving, soft-hearted, always dancing six-year-old daughter. She loves everything princess, dance, playing dress-up, make up, being with friends and cousins, and all the characters at Disneyland. She is quite upset with her parents that she has only been to Disneyland one time. Emma loves to dance and twirl and skips happily most anywhere she goes. She is very graceful with her ballet and has been doing gymnastics and is loving that also. She has even been trying out soccer, basketball, and T-ball. She is great at keeping us all together and reminding us to be loving. She is the first to notice anytime anyone is upset. She is also learning that going to work with Dad is a good way to get paid real money, which she is so willing to share with anyone that needs it. We are very blessed to have her in our family.
We believe the most important thing we can do as parents is teach our children the gospel and the love our Heavenly Father has for them because we know the gospel is true. Our children should know our goal is to be an eternal family and that we love them unconditionally and want what is best for them. We want to teach our children to work hard and give them opportunities for a good education so that they can accomplish what they want in life.
We are very open to meeting you, and exchanging letters, pictures, and gifts. We will do our best to teach our child how much you love them. We know your decision is difficult and truly hope that you can be at peace. We pray for you and hope you receive the comfort you are looking for. We love you very much and we thank you with all of our hearts for trusting us with such a special gift.
Brent and Stephanie
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