Sunday, January 25, 2015

From our Agency Profile

Dear Surrogate Mother,

Hello, we are Kevin and Patrick, and if you’re reading this it means you are considering participating in one of the seminal journeys of our life. Thank you for considering such a remarkable gift. We’ve always wanted to have children of our own and without your help that is not possible. We look forward to meeting you, but until then hopefully this brief introduction will give you some insight into who we are.

Our story is a traditional American love story. Patrick claims it was love at first sight. He still remembers the way the blood zoomed through his heart after meeting Kevin at a house party over 11 years ago. The following day Patrick enlisted the help of his roommate (who was Kevin’s friend) to organize a group dinner, which turned into our first date. Within the first week of meeting, Kevin told Patrick (for the first of an infinite number of times!) that he loved him. Patrick replied with “thank you” – a moment that Kevin still brings up. (Do you remember the time I told you ‘I love you’ and you said “thank you”?) Although at that moment Patrick didn’t speak the words aloud he still felt them in his heart. That moment was the beginning of us. Our first date was over eleven years ago, our wedding was over 8 years ago, and we have been legally married for over a year.

Over the past decade we’ve focused on the foundation of our life together; we’ve focused on our careers, Kevin’s MBA, our home, and experiencing life through travel. Embedded within our life has always been the ultimate goal of having children of our own. We’ve established our life, our relationship and now we’re ready to add children.

Who are we? Patrick is a financial advisory consultant. He manages large teams of consultants to ensure his clients successfully get through a financial event. Patrick is cranky in the morning – until he has enjoyed his morning coffee (he only drinks it black). Patrick is passionate about cooking and baking. He can never stop decorating our home. He enjoys visiting art galleries and art museums; portrait paintings are his favorite. He dreams about owning a barnyard full of animals as pets, but until that dream is realized he enjoys our two dogs and any other animal he meets along the way.

Kevin is a management consultant. He advises executives on strategic events. Kevin is never cranky – he is always cheerful. Kevin is at home sailing on the lake, skiing on the slopes, and grilling meats on his grill. Kevin is extremely handy around the house, he has an engineer’s brain, and he is also a computer guru (he built his first computer when he was in high school). Although to our parents Kevin’s computer skills are required when they need to hook up a printer. (Ha!)

We have always known we would have children. We would love to be parents and be given the opportunity to love and nurture a child together from the beginning of his/her life. We’re ready. We own a two-story house that is ideal for raising our family. Kevin’s parents and Patrick’s brother (and his wife and two daughters) live close by. Patrick’s parents and Kevin’s sister (and her husband and two sons) don’t live close today but they are also an important part of our lives. We get together as a family several times a year. We have a large network of aunts and uncles and cousins, who like to ask us “when are we going to have kids?”

We offer all the love we have, a secure family unit, a huge loving and welcoming extended family, and love and respect for our Surrogate mother and her family. Again, without your help we will not have a family. You are giving us a sacred gift.

We look forward to meeting you soon.

-Kevin & Patrick