Dear Expectant Mother,
The very fact that you’re reading this letter speaks to a strength and courage that we can’t begin to imagine. Thank you for being that strong and courageous person. We know you face a difficult decision, one that requires a selfless and powerful act of love. Our hope is that, in reading this, you will find a family who can live up to the optimism and opportunity inherent in your decision.
If you choose to place your child with us, your child will be loved and cared for in our home. We’ve been married since 2014, and with both of us coming from large families, raising children together has always been one of our dreams. While this hasn’t happened exactly how we thought it would, over time we’ve come to see this as a gift; that in adopting a child, we can not only fulfill our dream of becoming parents, but also give a child chances they might not have otherwise had. So here we are!
Professionally speaking, we are both career military officers. Kelly is a board-certified OB/GYN, and Tim, though he has a master’s degree in economics, spends a lot his time running through the woods and playing in the mud with infantry soldiers. Outside of work, we both love the outdoors; hiking, kayaking, and snorkeling are our favorites. We also love (in no particular order) our food, our families, our dogs, our friends, and our vacations. Most important of all, though, we love each other; we’re the quintessential best friends, and can’t wait to be parents.
Our goal is to put the best of ourselves into parenting; to not only give your child every opportunity, but also provide them with the love, guidance, and role models they need to become a thoughtful, caring person who can thrive doing the things they love. And of course, there will be plenty of fun along the way! We dream of watching them grow up with our playful, fun-loving pups, of bringing them on journeys across the country and across the world, of introducing them to their grandparents, aunts, uncles, and many (many!) cousins, and letting them explore who they are and where they came from.
Being in the military, moving is a part of life, but we’ve always viewed this as a bit of an adventure. So far we’ve lived in Texas, had an incredible four years on the sun-soaked beaches of Hawaii, and are now looking forward to the spending the next five to seven years back in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, where we first met. After that, it’s hard to say exactly what the future will bring, but you can rest assured that no matter where we go, your child will be loved and their well-being will always be our top priority.
When it comes down to it, it’s impossible to fit all of our thoughts and emotions, hopes and dreams onto a single page. But if you take away one thing from this letter, then please know this: we are immensely grateful that you have even considered us for the adoption of your child, and that if we are given this opportunity, it’s a gift and a privilege we will cherish for the rest of our days.
Tim & Kelly