Dear Expectant Mother
I (Angelica) grew up in southern Europe, the daughter of two wonderful parents who did mission work -- helping others was a common theme in our family. I moved to the U.S. after graduating from high school to attend college, where I studied psychology, music, and special education. Part of my dream came true in 2010 when I met Peter, the love of my life, and indeed, the man of my dreams. Like a true prince, he swept me off my feet -- in less than a year, we met each other’s families, built a home, launched a business, and named our children. We never imagined that the road to having our children would be so long and painful. However, we are thrilled by the opportunity to adopt a child and will of course do our very best to give your child the best life possible.
If You Have a Son
Your son will have a great role model in Peter. Peter was an international executive for most of his career and has traveled all over the world doing business development. He’s is an exceptional man, as is his character and integrity. He is a tremendous provider to me and our doggies, Alex the Great and Helen of Troy! Peter is caring, considerate, and yet full of confidence and determination. Peter loves sports, especially tennis. Angelica can see him taking your son to tennis lessons and tennis events. He is a great storyteller and loves to talk about other cultures and countries.
If You Have a Daughter
Raising a smart, confident daughter who is sweet, compassionate and kind will be our aim. Our daughter would have great women around her as role models. Peter’s mother was the first one in her family to go to college, finished top of law school, and worked for the government in her country. Angelica's mother started as a school teacher and has been a minister doing humanitarian work most of her life. Angelica looks forward to being a mom and doing fun, girl activities like painting nails and having tea parties. She also looks forward to doing swimming lessons, birthday parties and dressing up in the backyard of our home.
One of the things that Angelica loves about Peter is the fact that he is as close to his family as she is to hers. Your child will have a great support system with wonderful grandparents, aunts/uncles, and nephews, on both sides of the family. Our families come to visit from Europe several times per year. Whenever they come, we swim at the pool, cook and enjoy each other’s company –- we cherish these times!
We are blessed. We live in a safe, gated, community surrounded by young families with children. We enjoy the beautiful sounds when the children play outside, it puts a smile on our faces and gives us a most pleasant reminder of what lies ahead for us!
One of Angelica's favorite childhood memories is summers in her home country, in southern Europe. "I can still hear the waves of the Mediterranean Sea, the smell of the pine trees, and I can almost taste the fresh fruit and delicious fish." Peter grew up in northern Europe. He remembers fondly his parents taking him and his brother on summer vacations in southern Europe. We enjoy visiting Peter’s parents in northern Europe every Christmas and from time to time we get to enjoy a white Christmas. We often talk about what a dream come true it would be for us if we could take your child to the same places where we spent our summers as children.
Angelica was a school teacher for the first 10 years of her career. She taught preschool, elementary school, and middle school. Angelica taught gifted and special education children. Education is one of the areas we value most- it has helped us be where we are today. We will ensure that college planning and the resources for it are available when that time arrives.
We can’t live without our faith. It has carried us through the hard times. We are thankful for the faith our parents instilled in us and we consider it to be a great legacy a parent can leave to a child.
We hope this letter is able to give you a glimpse of who we are, and a picture of the life your child will have with our family.
We are beyond excited to meet your baby and welcome him/her into our family. We of course understand that this is a critical decision and want to assure you that Peter & I will make your child’s happiness and success the primary focus of our life. We are thinking of you and thank you for considering our family.
Alex the Great and Helen of Troy