Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Our dear friends, 
Al & Mary Beth are hoping to adopt a baby. Please visit their website:

Brent & Cathryn holding Kylie for the first time

Here's our old website:

Hi! We're Cathryn and Brent and we want with all our hearts to raise a child and support them in growing into the person they're meant to be. 

We have so much love to give and would treasure your child unconditionally.
We admire your courage and we are humbled that you may be considering us.
  We're unable to conceive on our own. We feel adopting is a beautiful way to start a family. 
You can rest assured that the first mother of our child will be regarded with the utmost respect in our home. We're hoping for an open adoption which can be anything from sharing emails to family visits, but we're okay with a closed adoption if that's more comfortable for you.
We're Life Scanned and Home Study Approved.

Here's a glimpse of who we are: 
We want to share the beauty and wonder of this earth with a child.

 We love nature and the outdoors. We feel a deep connection with the universe when we're in nature. It rejuvenates us and reminds us we're part of something bigger.
We can't wait to take our child on adventures, learning about the miracles created all around us.
Camping in Yosemite

We love rollerskating
We support each other through thick and thin. We've been committed artists for many years in an industry filled with challenges as well as joys.  We've learned how to navigate and not get swayed by the waves of prosperity and decline.

This is something we want to teach our child; how to build a solid self that isn't dependent on externals. It's taken time, but we're in a place in our lives where we think we've finally gotten it. And this contributes to our feeling prepared to raise a child.

We're committed to making this world a better place.

We volunteer together.
We're part of a peace organization where we support people to feel empowered by empowering another. There's nothing like watching someone blossom.

 We met in an acting class in 1997.
We've had a wonderful, loving, fun, committed relationship ever since.

We got married in 2004.

 We're such opposites. I'm, (Cathryn), more of a go getter, tell it like it is, speak up and fight for what's right, kind of person. And I'm from New York.

Brent is more laid back, it will all work out, enjoy the moment, if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything, type of guy. And he's from Kentucky.

On our first date he opened every door for me and I thought, "What's wrong with this guy?" I just wasn't used to such kindness. In New York you push your way through before the door slams on you. ;-)

He calms my soul and he says I've brought sunshine into his life. I know it's corny. We are kind of corny. 

Dancing like goofballs

We make a conscious effort to appreciate each other.

Yeah, sometimes it's an effort but it's so worth it.

 When we have differences we talk them out.
We each have the goal to find a middle ground instead of being the one who's right.

On the beach in Malibu

Things We Can't Wait 
To Do With Our Child:
Read bedtime stories, Sing goofy songs while driving around town, Watch how lizards do push ups, Plant seeds and watch them grow into vegetables and eat them, Build elaborate castles out of blocks, Play dress up and pretend we're royalty, Lay on the grass and watch the clouds, Create collages out of things we find in nature...

With our niece, Azalea in Oregon

Ideas On Parenting
We're not parents yet and how we parent will of course depend on the unique personality and needs of the child but here's what we envision:

We will raise her to be a person who speaks up for what's right, is creative and thinks outside the box, empathizes with others, finds strength in the face of any difficulty life throws her way. 

We will keep him close to us, physically and emotionally, providing love and support so he can expand into the person he is meant to be. 
We will be directly involved in her education, ensuring that what she learns is enriching and empowering.
Based on our love and respect for each other, our child will learn to love and respect herself. 
With our nephews, Henry and Elliot
We will encourage him to think for himself. To be inquisitive about life.
To learn to hear her inner wisdom so she can make choices in life that create happiness for herself and others.

We will teach him to appreciate other cultures, preparing him to be the type of person who can relate to all kinds of people in this constantly changing world.

In our family your child will be nurtured with love, laughter, creativity and joy!
Hanging out with our niece, Audrey

Next Page: Our Families
Our adoption attorney:
Jan Rochelle Chamerat
jrochellelaw@aol.com 1-800-960-2404