We are Annet and Bram. Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know us. We realize it takes a lot of strength and courage to make such a difficult decision as the one you are facing right now. We want you to know that we will give your child all of our love and attention and make sure he or she can grow into a unique person. We are able to offer your child a loving, safe and stable home where he or she will be surrounded by family and friends. We hope this profile will give you a better idea of who we are and the life we hope to give your child. You can reach us toll free by calling 1-800-626-4324.
When we met, there was an immediate and real connection between us. We found out that we have a lot of mutual interests and had long talks about life. We fell deeply in love very quickly and after 4 years, we are still in LOVE! We were born and raised in the Netherlands. We live in a friendly, rural town with plenty of nature and space to relax. We completely converted our house into our dream home which will be perfect for starting a family! This has been our dream. Unfortunately, it was not possible for us to have children together. We talked a lot about this, and in the end we were able to accept it and come to terms with it. We would love to share our lives and love with a child and we believe adoption is the way we are meant to become a family.
It’s important to us that your child knows who his or her birth family is. We will tell your child about you and his or her heritage and the special place you hold in his or her life. We will always acknowledge you as the birth parents. We would like to share pictures with you and keep you informed about your child’s development. We feel this will make your child’s life more complete and it will help him/her grow up to be a balanced adult. If it is possible, we would love to take a trip to the USA with your child so that he/she can see where they were born. We have already visited the West Coast once, and would be very happy to see more of your country with your child. Please know that a child of any race is very welcome in our lives; we consider it a privilege. We simply want to be parents.
Annet is active and an outdoorsy person. She likes to take walks with our dog Diesel and her nephews, whom she adores dearly. Annet loves to travel, explore new places, enjoying nature with Bram, sunshine, and having a good time with our family and friends. Annet will be a wonderful mother. Kids always feel at ease around her. They especially enjoy cuddling with her and babies tend to fall asleep in her arms. She also likes to bake with our friends’ kids; making cupcakes with crazy colors or cookies resembling funny animals or their favorite Disney characters. Annet currently works as a beauty therapist and has her own home based parlor. Before Annet started her own business, she was a youth welfare worker.
Bram is the most generous man you could ever meet. Your child will have a place in his heart forever. Bram is passionate and driven. He is fond of children and loves to do all kinds of fun things with them. His best friend is Diesel, our Labrador retriever. Together they take long walks and play in the grass. Diesel loves cuddles, and Bram makes sure he gets plenty of them. Together with his father, he has been running a crude oil wholesale business for 8 years now. The business is home based, which will enable him to give a child all the attention he or she needs. Bram thoroughly enjoys cooking, preferably with fresh ingredients straight from Mother Nature. He is also a member of a club of volunteers that organizes fundraising events. He takes great pleasure in being able to help those in need.
Our wonderful home
We live in a town in the eastern part of the Netherlands. There are plenty of excellent primary and secondary schools here, all of them at walking or cycling distance. We live near a green park where your child can play with his or her friends. It is a safe and very pleasant place to live. We own a wonderful single-family detached house with a big yard. Your child will grow up in a safe environment and will grow up to be a beautiful, independent and unique person.
In our opinion, the Netherlands is an excellent country for a child to grow up in. Each child that lives here is entitled to education and health care, both of which are of very good quality. We live in a multicultural society where there is no room for racism and where you are free to be yourself.
We will make sure your child grows up in a loving, secure environment. We will help and guide him/her to develop an open mind and encourage him/her to make the most of his talents and make his/her dreams come true while respecting other cultures, races and religions. We will ensure that your child is satisfied. Bram’s loving mother will take care of your child one day per week when Annet is working. Grandma is looking forward to it as well.
The Netherlands and Traditions
We are happy to live in a multicultural society, where there is respect for all kinds of different cultures and religions. One typically Dutch tradition is Sinterklaas. It is celebrated on the 5th of December. Children get presents and sing songs together. Of course we celebrate Christmas as well and we always spend it with our families. The Netherlands is a very suitable place for seizing opportunities. At our disposal, we have an outstanding educational system, accessible to everyone living here.
Thank you for taking the time to read our letter and get to know us. We want you to know how courageous you are for trying to make the best decisions you can. Our greatest hope is that you find happiness and peace of mind with whatever decision you make. If you have any questions about the adoption process or want to know more about us, please feel free to contact the Adoption Alliance at 1-800-626-4324.
Annet and Bram