Hello! We are Chris, Kitty and Lizzie. We're incredibly excited and hopeful to complete our family through adoption.
Before we begin this letter we want to extend to you our respect and love, and wish you strength and wellbeing during this time. Please know that this letter is truly from our hearts and it is a privilege that you would consider us as a family to love and raise your child.
We would love to share with you a little about who we are, what has brought us to this place in our lives and how we imagine our future as a family of four. We met almost 10 years ago through mutual friends and pretty soon after meeting our adventures together began.
We always imagined having two children and when we were faced with secondary infertility we reached a crossroads that started us on our adoption journey. Pursuing fertility treatments didn’t resonate with either of us, and our conversations moved to completing our family through adoption. It sounds so silly but once we made our decision to adopt our hearts literally grew!
As parents and a couple we share the same values. Tolerance, compassion and respect for others (and ones self) are invaluable lessons. We want to give our children the space to grow and we want to fill their worlds with experiences, love, support, guidance and FUN.
We want to cultivate an ‘open dialogue’ relationship, where they feel that they can come to us with anything and know they’ll receive our unconditional support. We want our daughter and your child to know that anything is possible, and that we will be there to celebrate, encourage and comfort at every step of the way.
While we reserve any expectations of our little humans, we do value the importance of a good education. We plan to provide financially for our family should they chose to continue into further education; we have established an education fund for Kitty and intend to do the same for your child. Happily the education fund can be used for ‘traditional universities’ and ‘non-traditional’ fields of learning, such as a full emersion into classical guitar in Argentina!
In her own words Kitty “cannot wait to be a big sister”. We have included her in our conversations about adoption and we’re so proud of her beautiful contributions. Kitty is such a confident, compassionate and nurturing soul. She is full of life, adventures and ideas…many of which include her future sibling.
Kitty loves to move and create and has done yoga, music and ballet since she was 2! She has taken cookie making classes, clay modelling classes and farming camp! Kitty has collected rocks, shells and stones (her jewels) since she started walking and we have glass jars FULL of them. We decided to paint and decorate some of them and return them to the beaches for other people to enjoy. She is incredibly close to her cousins in Vancouver and has a wonderful group of friends. Kitty wants to be a singer, an animal doctor, a painter, a ballet teacher and a polar bear snuggler. This pretty much sums up her big loves.
We are blessed to have wonderful family and friends who support us. We feel so steady in our life and so ready to open our arms to the final piece of our family’s puzzle. Through open adoption your child will always know they were placed for adoption out of love. We promise you your child will always be surrounded by love. We promise you that your story will always be honoured. We promise you that we will always respect and value the importance of you, and we will always embrace openness in adoption at a level you are comfortable with.