We are Amanda and Kurtis. We want to thank you for taking the time to learn about us. We also want to say that we can’t imagine how incredibly difficult the decision you’re considering must be. We want you to know that we love you and respect you for choosing to make an adoption plan.
We have both always wanted to have children, but we struggled with infertility from the beginning. Ultimately, we were able to get pregnant after about one year, and we had our first son, Falin, in February of 2010. But it wasn’t an easy delivery. Falin was born at 32 weeks, weighing only 3 lbs 6 oz. He was very sick and spent 42 days in the NICU before we were able to bring him home.
After Falin turned one, we decided that we wanted to try for another child. This time it took us four years to get pregnant again. Six months into the pregnancy, Amanda needed to have an emergency C-section. Our second son, Q, was born at 27 weeks and was even smaller than Falin. He weighed only 1lb 9oz. Q was in the NICU for 80 days before the doctors felt he was strong enough to come home.
While we are so happy and grateful for the two children that we had, we still feel that our family is not yet complete. After not having any success conceiving again naturally, we realized that our journey was going to take us down the road to adoption. That’s what has brought us here to you, today!