Thank you for your strength. We can’t imagine the courage it takes to complete this selfless act. We would be honored to provide this child with a safe, happy, loving home. We understand that we are just one part of this child’s development, and it takes many people to raise a healthy, well-adjusted person. Although we are unaware of your current situation, we hope that this situation creates a bond between us that can result in the child growing up and understanding exactly who they are and where they came from.
We have dreamed of having a child for almost 8 years, and could not be more excited to have started this process and to be engaging with birth mothers as yourself. I must mention that we aren’t the only ones that are excited. The child would be welcomed with open arms by its grandparents, aunts/uncles, several cousins and a large circle of friends anxiously awaiting his or her arrival. We have an abundance of love ready to share.
We will do everything that we can to ensure that this child is being set up for success. It is important for us to be not only parents, but also a role model for our family. We are committed to creating an environment that allows your child to flourish in relationship building, education, and self-confidence. We feel truly blessed to be considered for this very difficult decision.
Michael and I were raised in large Christian families several thousand miles apart. Despite the distance, our families function in a similar fashion and have maintained strong relationships over the years. We take turns spending the Holidays with each of our extended families where we enjoy large meals, reminiscing about old times and lots of laughter. We really enjoy focusing most of our attention on the kids and love showering them with attention.
Outside of the holidays, we regularly find ways to meet for dinner or attend a local activity together. We feel lucky that we live close enough to some of our nieces and nephews that we can attend their sporting events and school plays. Our favorite thing to do is invite all our nieces and nephews to our house for a slumber party where we make personal pizzas, play hide and seek and watch movies.
From the beginning, we always talked about starting a family together. While there were a few options for us, our open hearts and large amount of love led us to adoption. While developing our relationship together, Michael shared that he had been adopted at birth by his parents in Montana. Together we have had long conversations about adoption and understand the uniqueness, but we chose adoption because we understand that the best families are the ones you choose people to be part of. With adoption, we not only get to bring a child into our family, but we will become part of the larger network of people who will help influence the child’s life. We look forward to the opportunity to create a family from a place of love and understanding.