Hi from Garrett and Candice,
As we sit down to write you, we can only imagine the thoughts and feelings that you are experiencing. Making the decision to place your child for adoption is a selfless and courageous thing to do. We have been trying to have a child for the past four years and have not had any luck. We have been praying every day for God to lead us to you.
Your child will be raised in a very loving home and will be surrounded by an amazing group of family and friends. Garrett is a Doctor of Pharmacy and his knowledge of medicine will ensure that your baby will be taken care of extremely well. He is also an Assistant High School baseball coach. Both of us love sports! Candice has her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, a minor in Mathematics and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Supervision. She has worked in the school system for ten years and has also taught at the college level. Since we decided to start a family, we believe it would be best for baby to have full-time parenting, and are so ready and willing to make that sacrifice for him or her. The beginning years of a child’s life are full of firsts and we don't want to miss a thing!
Family is a huge part of who we are as a couple. Candice is an only child but was raised closely with her cousins. We always got together as a family on Sundays at our grandparents' house for lunch and to watch football. Our family still continues this tradition as well as getting together for holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Garrett, on the other hand, is one of seven children. His dad went to culinary school in France and came home to open a restaurant. At this time, his family currently owns and operates four restaurants. The family is made up of hard-working individuals who love one another and meeting new people as well as giving back to the community as much as possible.
We just can’t wait to have your baby join our home. Candice will strive to be the best stay-at-home mommy as possible. She looks forward to joining social groups in our community to meet other moms, which will, in turn, allow your baby to make friends. Garrett is passionate about his family and his career and will love and provide for your baby with everything that they need and want in life. We will teach your baby to love others, to treat others with respect and to work hard to earn nice things that they would like to have. We want to adopt in order to have a family and to ensure that your child will grow in a loving and nurturing environment. We have tried fertility treatments for the past three and a half years with zero results. We believe that God has led us to the path of adoption. We have no doubt that your child will be raised better than you could ever imagine.
Your baby will live in a home whose cup overflows with love. Our parents just can’t wait to have a grandchild to love, teach new things, and spoil; I am sure! Garrett’s mom has 11 grandchildren right now so your baby will complete her dozen. Your child will live a life filled with current family traditions and we will make many more of our own traditions along the way. Thank you for taking the time to read our letter and considering our family. We want you to know that while your child may not have our eyes, or our smile, they will always have our heart.
Very truly yours,
Candice and Garrett