Dear Expectant Mother,
Thank you so much for choosing life and love! We’re so humbled and blessed to be in a position to get to know you and, eventually, your son or daughter. We’ve prayed for you ever since God placed it in our hearts to adopt this past year. We can’t imagine the journey you have been on or what lead you to this moment, but we are so thankful for you. We want you to imagine a life filled with joy, laughter, and love for your child if we are lucky enough to earn your trust through this process.
We have been married almost three years and recently moved into our family home with a large backyard that backs up to a marsh for kayaking and nature watching! We live in a coastal community surrounded by a very close group of friends and family who couldn’t more excited about our decision to adopt. We value our faith, family, and quality time more than anything! We can’t wait to raise a child in a home where they will be surround by love and encouraged to pursue their dreams. We take our careers and responsibilities very seriously, but also love to find the joy and laughter in every moment of life. The adoption process has already brought so many gifts and we are very excited to be on this journey with you!
We can’t wait to carry on family traditions once we start a family of our own. One of our favorites is cookie day (mainly for the family time but delicious cookies aren’t bad either). Each year we get together with our extended family and cook dozens of cookies from old family recipes. Over the years they have become a little hard to read, and the cookies don’t always turn out as planned, but we always have a great time getting ready for the holidays. Another tradition we plan to continue as a family is our annual Easter egg hunt (which isn’t only for the kids). We’re proud to say that we have won the adult Easter egg hunt the past two years! In addition to these traditions we plan to spend as much time with family as possible so your child can grow up having strong relationships with them and build memories for years to come! We both grew up hours away from our extended families, so we are very eager for our children to grow up with family close by!
Most of all, we want you to know that we will love your child unconditionally and always celebrate adoption day to share stories of you. Your child will know how much you loved them and that you chose an amazing life for them. We will continue to pray for you until we finally meet you and every day after that! You will forever hold a special place in our hearts and will have made our dreams of becoming a family come true.
Ryan and Rebecca