Dear Expectant Mother,
We want you to know how much we respect you. Making the decision to entrust your child to be raised by someone else takes incredible strength, honesty, and most of all, love for your child. After having our own losses, we cannot imagine what you are feeling and what a difficult decision this is for you. Wherever your journey leads you, we hope that you find comfort and peace in your decision.
We are Sarah and Clayton. We met 18 years ago and have been married for 11. We have looked forward to parenthood for many years. Through our trials, we have become a strong couple who cherish life and truly understand the miracle a baby is. Together we are incredibly excited to be parents and have so much love to give. Having a child will change our lives and add even more love and warmth to our home and to our entire family. There is no love like a child’s love and we know that our love for them will be unconditional.
We are excited to give you a glimpse into our lives to help you imagine your child as part of our family. We have an amazing family that we absolutely adore. Through our happy and tough times, our families have been our support and provide us with the utmost love. We know they will provide this same support and love to your child. We are lucky to have Sarah’s family as our neighbors. Along with grandparents, aunts, and uncles, your child will have 8 cousins to grow up with. The children love to play at the basketball hoop, ride their bikes in the driveway, or hang out in the backyard where we have a swing set and sand box. We also have three of the cutest, cuddly animals. Chloe, our pug, and two cats, Snowball and Frost. All of our animals are great with children. Our nieces and nephews often come in to play with them and they are all so good together.
While preparing for adoption, we have researched and learned that open adoptions are beneficial to everyone involved; you, your child, and us. We would love to learn about you, and for your child to know as much about you as you are comfortable with. We have learned that it is healthier for a child to know their story from a young age, so that is what we will do. We will always speak about you with respect and love to your child, our families, and our friends. He or she will grow up learning the importance of having respect for themselves and for others. From Clayton, your child will learn comfort and encouragement. From Sarah, your child will learn how to cheer people up with singing, goofiness, and compassion.
We are incredibly honored to be considered as adoptive parents. We want you to know that just like you, we want what is best for your baby, and we will do everything in our power to provide your child a positive life. Most importantly, your child will always know the great love you have for him or her.
Sarah and Clayton