We are Tyler and Peter: American and English college sweethearts, longing to fulfill a lifelong dream to become parents
“We are so grateful for this opportunity to introduce ourselves to you - we know we will never truly understand what you are feeling now, but we want you to know how much we respect and support you.”
Hello from New York!
Our names are Tyler and Peter, and we are so grateful that you are reading about us. We are a loving, happy and married couple, aged 34 and 38. We live in New York City, and also own a home in rural Connecticut. Tyler is a lawyer, and Peter is a book editor. We both have flexibility in our jobs and work from home for most of the week.
Together for 14 years and married for almost 9, we have a deeply loving relationship and can’t wait to provide a strong, stable, loving foundation for a child to grow. We are so excited and ready to be dads and would feel privileged to talk to you, get to know you and hear about your hopes and dreams for your baby’s future.
We realize that you are facing what might feel like an overwhelming decision. Although we cannot fully comprehend what it feels like to be in your situation, we want you to know that we respect and support you. Whatever you decide to do, we want what’s best for you. We realize that deciding to make an adoption plan takes a huge amount of strength, courage and unconditional, selfless love, and we want to say how deeply thankful we are to be considered as potential adoptive parents.
Our dream to become parents
Ever since our very first conversations about what our dreams were for our relationship when we first started dating at Oxford University in England, we’ve both been certain that becoming parents was something we wanted to do.
We both grew up in really tight-knit families and happy homes. We want to provide a child with the same type of loving environment to learn about the world that our parents provided to us.
Some of the values that we hope to instill in a child are the importance of loving and caring for the people and the world around us, the importance of honesty and giving thanks, how to communicate feelings and show empathy, and the value of having goals and working towards them.
We would give a child the opportunity to try different types of activities, from sports to music to art to all kinds of hobbies, to work out what they enjoy and what ignites their interest. We are looking forward to getting to know the child as they grow and to help nurture the talents and interests they have. We will support them at every step, wherever their interests and abilities lead them.
This would be the first grandchild for our parents. They are incredibly supportive of us, and are all yearning to be grandparents! We know they will shower a child with love and affection, spending lots of time with us to be part of the child’s life. Our parents can’t wait to stay with us in New York to help with a grandchild and to spend holidays together.
Our hope is that we can share your child’s journey with you, either through periodic visits, and/or through letters and updates. We will absolutely respect your wishes if this is not something you desire, at any stage, but if you are open to this we would really hope for the child to know you or know about you. We know that however you are involved in this child’s life, it will be hugely positive.
We would be thrilled to hear from you. Please feel free to call or text us at 1-800-603-1667. We can also be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Even if we are not the right couple as you consider making an adoption plan, we truly wish you peace and good health.
Tyler and Peter