Dearest Birth Mother,
Life is sometimes full of surprises, and sometimes overwhelming. Life is not often easy, and while I cannot imagine what you are going through right now, you are strong and God has a way of carrying us through the most overwhelming times. You are strong and courageous in the decision you are considering, and we hope to be blessed by your decision. While we have not met you, we already feel that God has a plan for us to be united.
We want you to know that if you choose us, we will love and cherish your baby! We want to provide a loving, safe, nurturing home and your child will be an addition to our family. I've (Kelly) always dreamed of being a mom, and never thought I would have an issue having a child of my own. I had not met the "right one" to share my life with and I kept putting off having kids until I met my life partner, never thinking it would ever be "too late". When Ronnie and I first dated, I told him right away that I wanted children, and he told me he had once dreamed of having 4 or 5 kids! It was a match made in heaven, except he could no longer have kids biologically! Ronnie has three wonderful kids! They are caring, smart, lots of fun, and well-mannered, and I love them all as my own! But I did not have the opportunity to hold them as babies and I long for those first bonding moments. I want to be a mom. Our kids are very supportive of this choice, and are excited to have a baby sister, or brother to play with, be protective of, and help teach all the things that siblings pass along to each other. Ronnie and I want very much to have our own child to love and raise together, and to pass on our experiences and knowledge to.
We cannot wait to read bedtime stories, have birthday parties with all our family and friends, and enjoy snuggling every day. Our plan is for Ronnie to stay at home, which will allow us to have more quality family time, more time to enjoy family outings, get things done around the house, as well as focus on setting the right foundation. We live on a farm, so there will be lots of things to learn like collecting chicken eggs, feeding the piglets, tractor rides, and watching lots of baby calves run around. We can't wait for hiking trips, camping, and playing at the river. We look forward to having a close family bond. We love to take walks together, and we can picture your child swinging between the two of us, laughing and smiling. We like to visit State and National Parks and we will pass on our love and respect for nature and this country's beauty. We hope to spend lots of time with the grandparents, who will no doubt, spoil and love their new grandchild and tell lots of stories and pass on knowledge, like Nana's bass playing skills, and all the things PopPop has to teach about farming and building. We are a family of DIYers, so there will be lots of projects to learn along the way as well, including gardening, landscaping, carpentry, and just about anything else you can think of to do at home. Ronnie and I can't wait to share sit-down family dinners, our love of reading and history, and building strong bonds with family and friends. Our support network includes people of all different backgrounds, and your child will learn acceptance and respect for others, no matter their race, gender religion, sexuality, or ethnic background. We stress the importance of respect and equality to our kids, as well as a strong work ethic and personal responsibility.
Our prayers are with you, just as our family and friends pray for us. In choosing us to raise your child, you will be choosing a family that laughs every day, has strong faith, supports one another, and believe that with hard work and determination, anything is possible. We would be blessed by your selfless choice, and ever grateful.
With our sincerest thoughts,
Kelly & Ronnie