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Dear Expectant Parent,
We cannot imagine a decision more important than the one you are considering. We wish you courage, wisdom, faith and comfort as you determine what is best for you and your child. We are so grateful that you have taken the time to learn about our family.
We are the extremely proud parents of an amazing five-year-old boy named James (and a puppy named Rusty). We always imagined that he would be one of many children to fill our family and, after struggling with secondary infertility and losses, we have come to understand that adoption is our path forward. We are so excited to grow our family and see James become a big brother -- he is always asking for a sibling and we know he will love a new baby just as much as we will!
Family is the center of our lives. Jenn has a large extended family, almost all of which lives on Long Island. All three of her siblings (and their collective seven children) live in our hometown, as do her parents and grandfather. Family dinners are a regular occasion and an assortment of aunts, uncles and cousins are always on hand to cheer at sporting events, celebrate birthdays and holidays and attend school events. Although most of James’s family lives in Massachusetts, we make regular trips to visit. Our entire family eagerly awaits the arrival of our next child!
As parents, our most important goal is to ensure that our son knows that he is loved unconditionally. We love to watch him grow, explore and learn about the world around him. We encourage his curiosity and work hard to teach him to be respectful, polite, kind and compassionate. We try to instill in him a sense of faith, even at this young age when religious concepts seem so hard to grasp. We will do the same for our next child.
We understand that we have an additional responsibility to help our next child understand the circumstances through which he or she came into our lives. We promise to always honor our child’s birth parents and to speak openly and honestly regarding his or her adoption. We will do all we can to foster open lines of communication and to ensure that our child knows that he or she is loved by all of their parents.
We wish you all the best and hope to hear from you soon!
Jenn and James