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Meet Liesl & John H.

Adoptive family

Dear Birth Family,

While we haven’t met you yet, or even know your name, we already have so much love and gratitude for you. Please know that we think you are so strong and brave for trying to figure out the best option for your baby, including considering adoption.

We are high school sweethearts, so we’ve practically grown up together. We always knew that we wanted children, but unfortunately struggled with infertility and miscarriages for almost four years. However, as soon as we started to have conversations about adoption, our hope was restored. Even just knowing that you are reading this letter right now gives us hope! While we couldn’t have known at the beginning of our relationship in 2005 that we would be here, we feel so blessed that God has led us on this path.

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A day with our niece, Abigail

Parents for your child
Day trip to Young’s Dairy

About Liesl (from John): Liesl is an amazing person, and an amazing partner. She is an academic dean, and has been an educator for over ten years. She is passionate about helping students learn to read, and is an avid reader herself. Liesl loves giraffes, books, musicals, hiking, and pan-Asian cuisine. I know she will be a wonderful mom.

About John (from Liesl): John is the love of my life. He is quirky, confident, and the kindest person I know. He works as a communications director for our church, but his background is in music composition. I can’t wait to hear him singing to our child someday. He is the best uncle to our nephew and five nieces, and I know he will be the best dad! He loves cats, video games, biking, and cooking. He looks forward to biking and going to the farmer’s market as a family some day.

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Liesl with her siblings and parents

Our home is filled with love, laughter, and some fuzzy kitties, too! We live outside Columbus, Ohio, just on the edge of Gahanna and Westerville. Our home is close to Easton Town Center, many city and metro parks, libraries, and our favorite weekly farmer’s market. We love cooking together, trying new restaurants, going to concerts, and traveling.

We can’t wait to meet the child that God has planned for us. We hope you consider us as a potential adoptive family if you were to choose adoption. Whatever you decide, know that we are praying for you and support your decision.

Thank you for considering us,
Liesl & John

For more information about our family, please contact Adoption Link at 800-643-3356.

Our Family At a Glance

We live in Columbus, Ohio.
We’ve been married since 2013, but together since 2005 (we were high school sweethearts).
Liesl works as the Academic Dean of Marburn Academy in New Albany, Ohio, a school for students who learn differently, such as students who have dyslexia or ADHD. John works as the communications director of Peace Lutheran Church in Gahanna, Ohio.
Our hobbies include cooking, gardening, going to the farmers market, reading, and making music.
We believe open adoption provides the most love and support for a child. We look forward to being a part of that story for a child.

For more information about our family, please contact Adoption Link at 1-800-643-3356.