Dear Expectant Mother,
Thank you for taking the time to get to know a bit about us by reading this letter. We admire the choice you are making and we look forward to the opportunity to get to know you as well.
We are Chad and Jonathan, a married couple living in San Francisco, California. We are excited to start our family through adoption. We know you are making a difficult decision and care deeply for your child’s future. Please know that we are emotionally and financially stable, have excellent jobs that allow us to work from home so we can spend lots of time with our child, and, most importantly, that we will love and nurture this child with all our hearts.
Our Family & Community—Through the Years
Jonathan grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area in a loving family with two older sisters, and parents who are still together. He has a very close bond with each of his older sisters and has enjoyed being a loving and involved uncle to our six nieces and nephews. Chad also grew up in northern California (Nevada City, California) with his parents and sister. He worked alongside his parents at their family businesses, with Dad at the auto parts store and with Mom at the casual neighborhood restaurant. We think this was a wonderful area in which to grow up, especially because our roots still thrive here today.
Having a close knit family is important to us and we want to continue this tradition once we become parents. Chad’s parents and sister as well as one of Jonathan’s sisters are all within driving distance. We often have family over for BBQs, pool days and weekend or holiday sleepovers. We’re very social and believe that children should grow up with an extended family of fun and responsible adults and their kids. We have several very close friends who are also new parents and we look forward to spending time together hosting playdates, BBQs, movie and game nights. Some of our good friends have children through adoption. We often babysit for them and spend a lot of time together.
Education is very important to us and ensuring we have access to great schools will always be a focus. We believe a happy and fun childhood is just as important. Jonathan loves to decorate for the holidays—an activity our child can share and enjoy. We look forward to encouraging our child to explore his or her interests, whether that be sports, the arts or any other activity they find interesting. It’s no secret that we love to travel and we can’t wait to share our desire to see the world and all of its diversity and beauty with our child.
Our Promise to you and your child
Being together for nearly ten years, we are emotionally and financially stable and promise to provide a home filled with love, fun and encouragement. Chad plans to stay home with our baby at first and then Jonathan’s flexible schedule will allow Chad to return to work. Together, we can offer a home that is never lacking in love, laughter, hugs, kisses and attention. We would love to learn about the contact you wish to have after the adoption. We are committed to ensuring your child knows about their biological roots, and how much they have been loved. Should you entrust us to parent your child, you will always hold a special place in our hearts. We hope this letter has given you a glimpse into our family, life and approach to parenting.
We look forward to the opportunity to connect with you. We can be reached toll free at 1-855-424-4473 or by email at ChadAndJonathan@gmail.com. You can also reach our warm and helpful adoption attorneys, Karin Stoeckenius and Holly Wotherspoon at 1-800-U-Adopt-US (1-800-823-6788) or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit their website at www.adamsromer.com.
With Thanks, Jonathan & Chad