First, thank you so much for taking the time to read our letter. It means the world to us! We don't quite know how to put our emotions into words, so here goes…The love we have for you and your baby is overwhelming, even though we haven't even met! We imagine the difficult decision you face and we applaud your strength and your love for your child to even consider adoption. Should you choose to take the path of adoption and choose us to join you on this journey, we promise to be here for you through each step as we prepare together to raise your beautiful child in a loving and happy home.
We love to go on adventures and have so many plans to take our future children on them with us! We are the kind of people who will drop everything and spend the day hiking, driving to the beach, going to the zoo, or taking the boat or kayaks to the lake, because that is way more fun than doing chores at the house! We can’t wait to spend time with your baby in the backyard, playing on the swing set and slide, making s'mores over the fire, playing with our sweet dog, Dallas, and puddle jumping on the days that it rains! Aaron wants so bad to build a tree house where your child can learn, play, and use their imagination. We love to take daily walks and imagine the joy of taking your child on them with us, pointing out the beautiful flowers, stopping to play at the park, and just enjoy being outside! We just love to have fun, find new things to do, and spend time together as a family!
We promise that your baby will always be loved and supported by not only us, but also our HUGE support system! (We aren't even exaggerating when we say huge!) Almost all of Taira's side of the family lives within 20 minutes of us, which means we are literally surrounded by so many friends who love us and only want the best for us and our family. Aaron's family all live in other states, but we stay close with them by texting and talking to each other on Marco Polo daily! We go to the beach every year for a week with all of Taira's aunts, uncles, and cousins, and have a family reunion every other year with all of Aaron's family.
One of our most favorite traditions is going to Disneyland! Every four years we make the trek down to California and spend the most magical week in Disneyland and exploring the beaches and can hardly wait to start taking your sweet baby with us to experience all of the fun and excitement! We truly love how we have both grown up around our big families and all of the things that they have taught us. It is so comforting for us to know that we have all of the love anyone could ever need at our fingertips. We love having family constantly cheering for us and know that they will do the same for your sweet baby.
We have such a great community full of diversity and inclusion! We have nieces and nephews who are half Haitian, coworkers and friends who are African American, and a Spanish Language Immersion program at our elementary school that we are so excited about! Aaron also had the opportunity to spend two years living in Australia, working alongside others of many different ethnicities where he learned so much about their amazing culture! We recently had a garage sale and were absolutely blown away by the amount of love and support we received from our neighbors and community when they heard of our adoption journey. We had no idea that we had so many people around us willing to help out, offer advice, and help us feel more prepared for this journey. We made so many new friends that have been, and are going through, the adoption process, that we can lean on for help when we need it. We were also given a crazy amount of resources for different support and play date groups, classes, books, programs, and people that we can connect with who have been here before and can help us with the many, many, new things that we are learning!
We both feel that no amount of success in our professional lives can replace the space in our family that we are reserving for children. We've both dreamed of being parents our entire lives, and have been ready to begin this chapter in our family for years. We have chosen the path of adoption because we feel so strongly that our baby is out there waiting for us. We know that ours is a home full of love, laughter, and support, and we know that we have so much love to give your sweet baby. We know that there is no amount of effort that we wouldn't take to unite with our sweet angel.
Again, we just want to express our gratitude for you considering us.
Aaron and Taira