Dear Birth Mother,
We are so grateful that you are taking the time to read our letter and considering us to parent your child. "Aim, fire, ready" has been the motto for our lives. We have never believed in limits, and our marriage has been about defying the limits others have tried to impose on us. Andrew started his career as a music teacher being told that he would never pass his senior recital in college, and instead he earned an A. Then he was told that he didn't know what he was doing, recently a person in the county music department said she considers him one of the top 5 music teachers in the county. Wendy was told that she wasn't good at math, and now she's helping kids learn math.
Wendy knew at an early age and told Andrew early into dating that they would not be able to have children of their own, and while that should have sealed our fate, we found a way to pursue adoption. Both of us have spent our whole lives working with kids, and we are so excited to teach our own kids what we have learned.
We know that this can be a very difficult time for you, and we want you to know that we have so much respect for the fact that you are able to make the decision that placing your child for adoption is right for them.
We got married on June 22, 2008, and we always knew we wanted to be parents. We are so thrilled to be able to use open adoption to fulfill this goal! We knew from the moment we met that we were deeply in love, and we can’t wait to share this with our child! We both come from wonderful families. The funny thing was that even though we lived right near each other, we never would have met had it not been for JDate.com! We began discussing marriage on our 4th date (our motto strikes again), and we got engaged in August 2006. We had picked out the ring in New York City. Andrew figured he’d have time for it to be sized, so he could surprise Wendy by getting a cat and putting the ring around his collar. Well, that doesn’t didn’t work so well: the jeweler said the ring would be ready in 10 minutes. So then, we were engaged!