To Someone Special,
Dear Birth Parents,
Thank you for taking the time to read my letter. I am honored to have you consider me, Mandisa, to be your child’s adoptive parent. I understand this is a difficult decision for you to make and I admire your desire to place your child with the best home possible.
I was born and raised in Florida and went away to school for college, finally settling down in Georgia. My parents also live in Georgia, just 15 minutes away; and my brother and his family is 30 minutes away. I have a host of cousins, aunts and an uncle who are also in close proximity. I have additional family members in Florida and I am very close to them as well. We get together often for family gatherings and family reunions throughout the United States. I enjoy traveling with my parents, family, and friends. We have traveled within the United States and abroad. My father is a retired coach so the exposure to sports has stuck with me; therefore our family attends various sporting events throughout the year.
My home is a Christian home centered on the practices of Christ thru the Baptist religion. I was saved at as a young teen and have developed a stronger relationship with Jesus Christ, since my late twenties. My church is mid-size, I have a teaching Pastor, and the members are friendly and supportive. I will raise my child in the church, teaching them bible stories, and the importance of faith and prayer. I will do my best to be a godly example for my child. My parents and I attend the same church and I have other family members who attend different churches around the city.
I understand the importance that families play in our lives and definitely feel it takes a village to raise a child. I will pull from my upbringing and provide a good home for my child. I will nurture, care, support, provide guidance, safety, exposure, and most importantly love to ensure my child will become a well-rounded adult. Through my classes on the adoption process, I have learned that it is important for a child to know about their birth parents. Therefore, I am open to them knowing their birth parents and their family history. I want to be sure to raise my child to dream big and reach to their highest possible level