Dear Expecting Mother,
We can’t imagine what you are going through that has led to this moment of choosing adoption, but we know your decisions will be made with pure love. We are incredibly grateful for your strength and courage in making this decision as you look at your future. As we look at our future, we are not exactly certain how the path to having a family will unfold, but we are grateful for your consideration. What we are certain of is the unconditional love that we have to give to a baby. We will provide a nurturing, loving home, full of laughter and family-oriented fun. Our greatest wish is to start a family and provide the life and loving home you might imagine for your baby.
Our story began seven years ago when we met through a mutual friend, and as they say, “the rest is history!” While dating we talked about having children and we even drafted a list of baby names that we both love. After getting married, we knew we wanted to be parents, and have tried for the last five years to have a baby, with lots of miscarriages and surgeries along the way. And even through all of these trials, we still want to be parents and love a sweet baby, so we decided to invest our time and resources into providing a loving home for a child about to enter this world. Our hearts are bursting at the seams to love you and your baby!
Since childhood, Jan always knew she wanted to become a mother. She started babysitting as an early teen, has been extremely involved in her cousin’s children’s lives, and now is a 1st grade teacher. Jan loves being around children! Children of all ages, nieces or nephews, or friends’ kids, always gravitate towards Andrew. His calm and loving demeanor attract children and they just adore him. He is never too busy to stop what he’s working on to bend down and have a conversation with them, or to play games they’re interested in. He will lay down on the floor beside them and join in the fun.
We were both raised to appreciate the importance of family. We spend time together each day. We share our hardships and triumphs from work and we offer support to each other. Your child will enjoy this same level of support from us as parents. We will have family dinners with three adopted cousins, game times, and weekends traveling to new places or spending time at home enjoying the smaller things in life. Your child will be welcomed with open arms and loving hearts. We also love to go for walks, ride bikes, take lots of trips to Disneyland, and relax at the coast. We love day trips to the mountains, week-long cruises, driving across the country and seeing many unique sites. We want to show our children the world and all of the amazing places there are to go!
We are so excited to grow our family and share these experiences with a little one. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for considering us to become adoptive parents and help our dream of expanding our family come true. We promise your child will know about you and how you made an incredibly courageous and difficult decision. We are willing to support open communication throughout your child’s life, if that is something you wish to do. We admire you and respect the decision you are making for yourself and your child. Thank you!
With love and respect,
Andrew and Jan