Dear Expectant Mom,
Your child is a very special gift from God to you. And, if you have decided to place your child with us, this gift of life is precious and gives us hope and happiness. For you, what we can do in return, is give the assurance and certainty that your child will be raised in a good home with loving parents who will make sure that he or she grows up happy and contented. We will always remember you and your decision with gratitude.
We are anxious, nervous, a little guilty, and sad, (also excited, hopeful, and happy about the baby). If you have made the tough decision to place your baby for adoption after serious thinking, and chosen us as parents, we are so honored and grateful for that decision. We promise to raise your child as best as we can. In a way, you are entrusting part of yourself to strangers. It takes a lot of courage, because it is a very scary thing to do.
The reason we are adopting is to make our family whole. In our opinion, no family is complete without a child, and it has been our dream to become parents. When a child is young, the parent feels love, affection, and satisfaction to be needed. As the child grows, bonding and trust form. As a result, the child learns from the parent to do many things. Teaching, sharing ideas, and having fun are few of the things a parent does for the child. Through these activities, the parent lives a real, fruitful life. When the child reaches adulthood, there will be mutual understanding, friendship, respect, and love between them and their parents. Why am I explaining this? Because we hope, with your precious child, these simple dreams can be realized for us.
I, Meena, know well that I cannot replace you, but I aspire to be the best, most loving mom I can be. I will be a stay-at-home mom and we will not need daycare to raise your child. In our home, we assure you that your child will be loved, nurtured, and protected, and his or her needs will be met fully.
We have two strong beliefs in raising children: they should be happy and satisfied with their life, and they should be able to support themselves through good education. Also, we are interested in encouraging your child to take a music class, an art class and some sort of sports activity in order to learn what they like and to become well-rounded. Any suggestions you make will be appreciated. If you or anyone in your family is involved in any activities, we’d love to encourage that with your child.
Meena played a musical instrument during her school days and Velan enjoys volleyball and goes bowling. He is also a big fan of football (go Pittsburgh Steelers!). Meena is also interested in introducing your child to reading and yoga in his or her early years. We will introduce him or her to different cultures of the world. We are interested in travelling to places like museums, palaces, national parks, historical monuments, etc. Your child will see and learn about different countries like England, France, Italy, Belgium and India. But most important, is that nothing will be forced on him or her and we will respect their interests and desires. The two aspects on which we won’t compromise are education and a strong character. At home, there will be rules to follow, but which can be bent suiting the situation. We are the type of parents who are not strict, but assertive in a positive way.
Let God's blessings be with you and your child.
Meena & Velan