In April 2018, we received a call from Catholic Charities to tell us about an expectant mother that wanted to meet us. This wasn't the first time that we'd received a call like this, but this time - it was "our time". God knew what he was doing aligning the stars.
In May 2018, our whole world changed when we meet our son Layton. All because of a very brave and beautiful girl that made and incredibly difficult decision to make us Layton's parents.
Words cannot describe the joy that this guy has brought into our lives!
Through Catholic Charities' support and education, we knew what an open adoption could look like. Open adoption sounded very scary and uneasy to us, before becoming educated on it. Catholic Charities teaches the order of needs through the adoption triangle. The baby's needs are considered first, then the birth parents', and finally the adoptive couple's. Because we were open to an open adoption Layton can grow up knowing where he came from, his birth mother can have peace of mind in her decision without a constant wonder, and we have been blessed with extending our family far beyond just Layton.
Details below are from when we first started our adoption journey. We're excited to continue growing our family through adoption in the future!
We're a couple from Kansas and we're excited to grow our family through adoption. Through this page, we hope you get to know us, and that it paints a picture of the family we plan to become!
Dear Birth Parents
Dear Birth Parents,
We can only guess that you can relate, when we say life has taken us down some unexpected paths. After struggling to start a family, and praying daily for God to bless us with a family, we are led to believe that God has a greater plan than we've imagined.
Through an open adoption, we are comfortable with exploring how you'd like to see the relationship grow. Our hopes are that by having an open relationship, it will give your child a sense of where he or she came from, and know with certainty that they were loved even from the very beginning.
Although we've never met you, we pray for you and your baby daily. We anxiously await the call to meet you. After looking over our profile, we hope you are confident of the love, support and opportunities that we plan to provide to our future family!
Ross & Tracy
Getting To Know Ross
I am a small town kid from rural Kansas. I grew up living mostly in the country where we had to create our own fun - playing outdoors, using our imagination, or target practicing with a BB gun. Growing up I noticed how hard my parents worked, and I always wanted to please them. Now that I'm older I know what it means to put in a hard days work, and am even more thankful now for how hard my parents worked. I'm the youngest of four, and the older we get, the closer we become.