Dear Expectant Mother,
There is no way that we could ever even begin to understand what you are going through. What we do know is that it has taken incredible strength, courage, and love to get you where you are today. Just know that in our eyes, we will always see the most amazing woman who showed an immense amount of bravery, courage and selfless decision, one who gave us such an amazing gift that we will be eternally grateful. You will always hold a special place in all our hearts because you blessed us with something that no one else could have. After years of failed attempts, struggles and tears with not being able to conceive, we are so honored and proud that you are considering us for this opportunity to expand our family with your beautiful gift. We want you to know that your baby will be loved unconditionally, open heartedly and in a nurturing home filled with kindness, laughter and respect. We will protect your baby with all that we have. Thank you for considering sharing your beautiful gift with us and providing a piece of our life that we so desperately have been waiting for. We are eternally grateful to you!
We have made this decision in our life to adopt due to us having four years of failed attempts at conceiving. Kelly has blessed me with two amazing step-sons, Collin and Bentley, who have been truly nothing short of a miracle. I don’t see them as my step-sons but only as my own. I came into their lives in 2012 and have been honored to watch them grow.
We have always known that we wanted a child of our own, whether that be from our own conception or another way. We knew that the odds were slim, but we didn’t let that stop us. Ultimately, in October of 2018, Kelly needed a hysterectomy which ended our path of conceiving. This was a very trying time in our marriage, yet we still knew that we were not done! We cannot see our future without having a baby of our own to raise.
Each summer, we take a family vacation. We are always looking for new adventures and are all about making memories. Whether we are vacationing in California across the street from the ocean, or traveling to the East coast for Fourth of July, we love our family vacations. Kelly is looking forward to taking care of all of the motherly nurturing things that she is so amazing at. She can’t wait for the endless outfits for all seasons of the year. We both look forward to the holidays, as we all dress up for funny Santa photos. From dressing up for Halloween as the Flintstones, Toy Story, The Incredibles, etc, we can’t wait to add our new addition into the family traditions. Matt’s looking forward to have father/child park time, jogging expeditions, cooking lessons and bedtime stories. Matt gives Bentley a piggy-back ride each night to his bed. He tells him bedtime stories and kisses him every night, and tells him how amazing he is. We look forward to going to indoor playgrounds and watching him or her interact with others their age. We look forward to watching them spend time with their grandparents, crawling on their hands and knees when Grammy and Grandpa call their name.
As we mentioned before, we can’t even begin to understand what you are experiencing. We can only attempt to put ourselves in your shoes and imagine what it must be like to be doing what you are doing. Your courageous and selfless act will always be a reminder to us that this child will always and unconditionally be loved. Your child will be raised with loving hands, gentle kisses and inspirational words to help then grow and succeed in their life. We will explain to them how they arrived in our family. We will be honest and caring when talking about how we could not have a child of our own, and how grateful we are to raise them. Your child is truly a gift and we will forever be grateful for how you blessed us with this miracle.
Matt & Kelly