Open Adoption in Indiana
Dear Expectant Mom,
As we write this letter, we are especially grateful to you for considering adoption and for looking at us as potential parents for your child. As parents of two precious boys, we understand the enormous responsibility and privilege you would be giving to us.
We are blessed with the good fortune of a comfortable income and a wonderful home. Our family saying that we try to live by and instill in our children is, “Live Simple, Remain Grateful”. It is important to us that our children be raised to treasure relationships more than belongings, choose hard work over hand-outs, and express gratitude rather than entitlement.
We are so excited to welcome a third child into our home, and we believe his or her life will be greatly enriched by two older brothers. In addition to our two children, our future child will have a large, close-knit extended family, including five cousins within a few years of age. We are excited to share Jason’s African American heritage with an African American or biracial child just as we look forward to further connecting our biological children with their own African American ancestry. We hope to learn about your family traditions that may be incorporated into our family for years to come as well.
We value and look forward to a warm and open relationship with you and would love for you to be a natural extension of our family. If we are blessed to raise your child as our own, we want you to be able to have an important role in his or her life. We hope to remain connected to you through three visits annually – one in your home town, one in our home town, and one in between – if you are located in our home state, and at least one visit annually – rotating location – if you are located elsewhere. We would also send pictures to you monthly through the first year and quarterly after that so you don’t miss out on any precious milestones. We’d love to regularly share photos and videos electronically as well through a Google or Amazon photo sharing account so you can see what we’re up to. We want to know what your dreams are for this child, and we promise we will work to make those dreams come true and do our very best to raise a child we are all so very proud of.
Jason and Krista