Dear Expectant Mother,
As we write this letter to you, we find it difficult to find the words to say to you. We cannot imagine what you must be going through considering such a selfless option for your precious child. We cannot thank you enough for taking the time to consider us and getting to know us as potential adoptive parents.
Our names are Paul and Mariza. We met in 2003 at college. We both knew from the beginning of our relationship that we wanted to spend our lives together and start a family. We got married in 2010 and began trying for a child right away. After numerous and heartbreaking pregnancy losses, it became evident to us that we were unable to naturally have a child and know that our hearts are being called toward adoption.
Our home is situated in a beautiful safe suburb of North Carolina, in a neighborhood where everyone is friendly and familiar with each other. Our neighborhood is filled with wonderful families and a lot of children of all ages. We have a big backyard and are surrounded by a creek and woods that we love to explore and hike with our two dogs, Ginger and Dixie. They absolutely love children and the children in the neighborhood love to visit them frequently.
Mariza has spent her entire life caring for and raising children. She is a very loving aunt to all of our nieces and nephews. She has been a professional nanny for most of her working life and has helped raise, educate and take care of newborns and has stayed very active in all their lives as they grow. We are fortunate enough that Mariza could stay home with the baby but has also been reassured by the families she works with that they would be delighted if the baby would come to work with her. In either situation, we would be attending various activities such as music class, gymnastics, story times, etc.
As an Eagle Scout, Paul has always been very driven and hardworking. He started his career with seniors in High School volunteering at a local senior living community. Today, he is an advocate for seniors by traveling around the US and training and showing other senior living communities how to better serve the needs of the seniors in their area. At home, he loves spending time with his nieces and nephews where he is the goofy uncle everyone loves to joke and play with. Our nieces and nephews that don’t live close by frequently FaceTime with him and are always so excited to see him. Paul will be such an amazing father. Your child will always be laughing and will feel so loved with him by his or her side.
We love spending time together at home and cannot wait to welcome your baby with us. It sometimes is as simple as curling up together in front of the fire or taking part in some of the numerous events our neighborhood and town frequently host. Luckily, family is close by and we get to see some of our nieces and nephews a lot. They cannot wait to welcome a new cousin into the family. Hopefully, they’ll all be going to the same amazing Charter School together where they will be encouraged to excel in academics and if they would want in community service and athletics. Together, we love to travel. One of our favorite vacations has been going to Guatemala to see Mariza’s very large extended family. We cannot wait to get another passport for your baby and show them many different cultures and customs around the world.
Our families are so excited to welcome another child into their lives. We can assure you that we will all love and adore this child with all of our hearts, passing on to them all of our family traditions and values, sharing stories and embracing him or her with lots of kisses, hugs, playtime and laughter.
Thank you for taking the time to consider us,
Paul and Mariza