Hello and Thank You
We pray that you are given strength, comfort and support during this most difficult time.
Our family bond is what we are most proud of in our life together.
While there are no words that could possibly express our deep, heart-felt gratitude to you for making this important decision, we simply want to say thank you. Thank you for having remarkable courage. Thank you for the opportunity to help us to grow our family, for loving your child, for your gift of life, love, selflessness, conviction, trust and for all the things that you do that leaves us as adoptive parents in awe. For all these things and more we thank you. The path that has brought the three of us together can only be described as destiny. You see we believe everything happens for a reason, often times beyond our control. It was through a series of events – when we first met in college, when we married under a big Texas sky, when we decided to start our family, when we were accepted into the Gladney family, and when we adopted our daughters, Emeline, Giselle and Josephine – that we stand here today eagerly waiting to grow our family and meet you should we be so lucky. We pray that you are given strength, comfort, and support during this most difficult time. This decision must not be easy, but we have faith that you will know you’ve made the right decision when it happens. And whether you decide to choose us to parent your child, or choose another deserving family, we know that it was always meant to be. If we are given the extraordinary blessing of raising your child, we want to share with you a few important things. We will love on your child every single day, from morning to night, showering him or her with love, laughter, adventure, support, and the knowledge of where he or she came from. Should you be willing to, we will get to know who you are, your interests, your personality, and your funny quirks, and we will share these wonderful stories with him or her as your child grows. They will always know you and the love and selflessness behind your decision. We hope you enjoy getting to know a little bit more about us in the following text. But more importantly, we hope this important decision comes without doubt to you and that you find comfort once you’ve found the right parents for your child. From the absolute bottom of our hearts…thank you.
We learned we can withstand great obstacles and know that whatever challenges life throws our way, our marriage and our bond will be stronger than before.
We've built a beautiful life together and we are chasing our dreams one day at a time. A fourth baby is something we dreamed of long ago.
It's been eighteen years since our first “hello” when Kris swept Ashley off her feet and she stopped him in his tracks. It was a moment that changed our lives forever. Really, it was love at first sight. Because of the way we met, we have a saying between one another, “you had me from hello”. We were college sweethearts and are now happily married with two furry children and three daughters who have also stolen our hearts. About ten years ago we made the decision to start a family; to have children to share our unconditional love with. We soon realized God had a different plan for our family and we were always meant to grow our family through adoption. Our journey through infertility and the adoption of our daughters Emeline, Giselle and Josephine, have taught us to enjoy and appreciate life much more than we ever did. We learned we can withstand great obstacles and know that whatever challenges life throws our way, our marriage and our bond will be stronger than before. And now as a family, our daughters have brought an even greater sense of happiness to our lives – a level of joy that only children can bring. Now we yearn to grow our family and share that joy we have created with another child. We have a beautiful life together and we can’t wait to share our life with you and this child as we continue down this amazing journey.
What Adoption Means to Us
We realize adoption is truly a miracle that someone cannot fully understand until it has touched their life. Miracles are gifts and our daughters are simply the greatest gifts we have ever known.
Our girls are a true blessing and one we never take for granted.
"Adoption is Love, Love is Family, Family is Forever." We realize adoption is truly a miracle that someone cannot fully understand until it has touched their life. Miracles are gifts and our daughters are simply the greatest gifts we have ever known. Our lives have been forever changed in an incredible way from the moment we adopted Emeline, Giselle and Josephine. Being chosen as their parents has been a true blessing and the ultimate honor. Adoption has enriched our lives and brought a level of happiness to our world that is indescribable. Our birth families are loved and honored in our home every day. We will never let them forget how incredibly grateful we are for the courageous sacrifice they made out of love for their child. Our hearts are not complete, and neither is our family. We yearn to bring home another child to raise and love with every part of our being as we have with Emeline, Giselle and Josephine. Simply the idea of growing our family brings such an incredible amount of joy to our lives already. Having a large family has been a dream of ours since very early on in our relationship, so to be here today, writing you, is a long-awaited dream come true. We believe adoption has brought you and our family together. Should you find we are the family you would like to adopt your child, we will share a love for this most precious and selfless gift. We look forward to growing a very special bond with you, and all of us experiencing our own adoption miracle.
Goodbye For Now
We hope your heart leads you to a place that gives you strength and brings you comfort as you make such a precious decision.
Family costumes happen every year, but this was the funniest year with Kris' two sizes too small costume. We hope we leave you with a smile.
Writing you with anticipation of welcoming home another child is already a dream come true on so many levels for our family. As an only child, it was of upmost importance to Ashley to give our children siblings and now seeing the bond formed between our girls, this experience has been nothing short of incredible to witness. Our hearts are filled with great hope and excitement for that miraculous day when we can welcome another child into our family and love them beyond measure just as we have with Emeline, Giselle and Josephine. If we have learned anything at all through our life experiences, we have learned to always follow our hearts; our very first instinct. Our hearts have brought us here, meeting you and there’s no other place we’d rather be. We hope your heart leads you to a place that gives you strength and brings you comfort as you make such a precious decision. Your adoption plan is the most generous gift anyone could ever receive. There are no right words we could possibly say to convince you that we deserve to raise your baby. Should you choose us to parent your child, we will cherish you and your amazing gift forever. There won’t be a day that goes by that we won’t be grateful to you for your selfless and courageous choice. With love, Kris, Ashley, Emeline, Giselle and Josephine