Dear Expectant Mother,
What could we possibly write to express not only our gratitude, but our appreciation for your sacrifice? We don't know if there are truly words that can express what our hearts feel, but we will try our best.
We cannot even begin to imagine how difficult this decision is for you, but we do know that you must be a courageous and selfless person who loves your child so much that you are willing to do what you feel is best for them. We understand that this is a difficult time and we want to be supportive in any way that we can. We would like to say thank you. Thank you for reviewing our profile and letting us show you a little glimpse into our life. We hope that our profile will portray the love that we have for each other and the love that we want to share with your child. We are truly honored and thankful that you have taken the time to consider us.
We are Mark and Stacy. A mutual friend introduced us in the fall of 2007, and we like to say it was love at first sight. We dated for five years while spending as much time together as we could until we finally tied the knot in November of 2012. When we first got married, we rented a small apartment until we bought our dream property out in the country in 2015. We now live on 50 acres with our dogs (Scrappy and Sampson), chickens, and cows.
Early on, when planning our future, we both discussed the desire to adopt and after going through infertility struggles, our desire to adopt only grew stronger. Infertility brought challenges to our relationship, but with the love and support we share for each other, we have become a better and stronger couple. We have a lot to be thankful for and we are both blessed to have very loving and supportive families and friends. Our hearts are bursting with love as we anxiously wait to share our love with a child.
We have an unwavering and deep love for one another. Our marriage is based on love, honesty, and trust and we look forward to welcoming your child into that environment as well as into a loving and supportive extended family. We want to help your child experience the same great childhood that we had. We will teach your child independence and character, love, and caring. We will provide them opportunities to find and pursue their passions all while knowing that they are loved, cared for and safe. We will teach your child about honesty, respect, and doing their best. We will instill strong values and morals and teach them to be kind to others. We will instill a drive in them so that they will be able to achieve whatever dream that they have in life and we will support them on that journey. Overall, we look forward to guiding them and watching them grow into their own person.
We have dreamed of being parents since even before we were married and cannot wait for our dreams to come true! Mark cannot wait to have a little helper when he is out "playing in the dirt," gardening and landscaping the yard, and Stacy can't wait to share in her love of cooking and exploring! We envision ourselves playing in the yard and exploring both close to home and all over the world! We dream about just being able to share love as a family and helping your child grow from a sweet, tiny baby to an amazing human being. We dream about every step and milestone along the way.
Family is EVERYTHING! We both enjoy spending time with our families and fortunately they aren't too far away. Most of our family live a little less than an hour away and all within close distances from each other. Whether it's a holiday, birthday celebration, summer gathering, or "just because," we try our hardest to see everyone and stay connected. Ever since we started dating our families have been involved in each of our milestones. Adoption will be our biggest step as a couple and everyone is looking forward to having an additional child around to love, hold, watch grow, and to make memories with.
We will always be open and honest with your child about how our family came to be. We will make sure your child knows that you love them completely, that you always will, and that your brave decision was based on love. We look forward to sharing emails, connecting on the phone, and sending pictures and updates on how your child is growing. We even would welcome the opportunity to see each other again in person someday should you prefer.
We are committed to loving, raising and protecting your child. We love to travel, explore, and experience the world--your child will share those opportunities. Your child will be part of a loving and supportive, extended family. We can't wait! We, along with our families and friends, are waiting with open arms to welcome you and your child into our family. We know that you face a very difficult and trying decision...our thoughts and prayers are with you.
We look forward to meeting you and want you to know that you will always be a part of our family.
Mark and Stacy