To Someone Special,
We are Joe and Christine and we want to begin by thanking you for taking the time to get to know us. Your decision to consider adoption is extremely brave. We cannot begin to imagine the emotional journey that you are going through right now or the tough decisions that lie ahead. Just know, we are excited at the thought of getting to know you and to get the opportunity to build a future together, if you so choose. We are grateful for the chance to become parents through adoption and we know that we wouldn't have this opportunity without you.
We met 8 years ago and have been happily married for 5 years. We both have careers in education and share a mutual love of children and a commitment to supporting and nurturing kids of all abilities. Not much gives us more joy than helping our students develop into happy, kind, and confident adults. This common passion is one of the first things that brought us together and will continue to be our focus as we embark on parenthood.
Speaking of parenthood; oh man are we excited! We are so looking forward to the extra layer of love that everyday life will have with a little one added to our family. We know that our home will be full of belly-laughs, family adventures, bedtime stories, and spontaneous dance parties at every opportunity.
We also know that life will slow down and will be filled with diaper blowouts, tough days, and sleepless nights but we are equally ready to embrace those messy moments as well.
We have a strong family and friend support system and are grateful that they all live nearby in neighboring communities. We are very open to the challenges of adopting outside of our race and we all are committed to being lifelong advocates for the child that joins our family. We will also be intentional in learning about your culture and will embrace the traditions you treasure, incorporating them alongside our own year after year.
We will always embrace you as a key part of this lifelong journey and if you're comfortable, would like to get together in-person four times per year; twice in your hometown and twice near ours. We will keep an open window into this little one's life through weekly updates the first 6 months and continued monthly updates thereafter, shared by text or similar option that works best for you. We know the importance of connection and communication and we hope you will continue to share with us the hopes and dreams you have for this little one.
We are open and ready to hear your thoughts on the type of relationship you envision for us all. Please know that no matter the relationship you wish to have, we will always talk about your bravery and your love for this child. We thank you for your continued strength as you consider us and an adoption plan.
With love and gratitude,
Joe & Christine