Dear Expectant Mother,
We met at church when we were just teenagers. We remained friends for two years before Jose asked Cynthia to be his girlfriend. We dated until our early twenties and then decided to end the relationship due to our different lifestyles and busy schedules. However, we remained friends and communicated on a regular basis.
In the time that we were not together we dated other people. However, it didn’t work out. No man could give Cynthia what Jose did, which is love, understanding, and laughter. In the same way, no other woman could give Jose what Cynthia did, which is love, support, and affection. After years of being apart, we contacted each other and decided we were happiest when we were together.
Days after our decision to reunite, Jose took me on a date to one of my favorite restaurants and to my favorite city, Los Angeles. That night, he took me on a helicopter ride where he proposed in the sky above the beautiful lit city of downtown Los Angeles. We got married five months after he proposed. We had a big beautiful wedding with three hundred guests. To this day, we love to celebrate our marriage by renewing our vows or having family gatherings on our wedding anniversary. We have been married for six years and are very happy. Thank God. We are looking forward to continuing building our lives together as a family.
The only thing missing is a child to love and care for. Unfortunately, we cannot have children, which is something that we never imagined. We found out we couldn’t have children shortly after our wedding. It was extremely difficult for both of us since we love children and we had often dreamed of having many. We were scared, confused, sad, and at times, I became insecure. However, after experiencing the grief of knowing that I couldn’t carry life in my womb, I prayed from the depths of my pain and asked God to please grant me the wish, the blessing, and the miracle of adopting a baby boy or girl, or both, so that we can love that child as our own. Jose and I pray for a child, and when we pray, we no longer feel the grief that we felt for years. When we pray we no longer feel sad for not being parents, rather, we have hope to think of the possibility of adoption. This dream motivates us to carry on with the hope to adopt.
Our goal is to love, protect, educate, and guide your child in every way we can. We were both blessed with great parents who have always been there for us and we plan to do the same with your child. Moreover, we have shared with our parents how excited we both are to meet you, to meet our future child, and to be parents for the first time. Our parents are very happy for us and excited to be grandparents. Your child will not only be loved by us, but by his or her grandparents as well. Jose and I have many nieces and nephews who your child will grow up with. Moreover, we live near exceptional private schools where we plan to send your child. We also plan to teach them the same values that we were raised with such as love and respect for oneself and others, compassion, and honesty. Prayer and faith are a big part of our lives. We are Catholic and attend holy Mass on a regular basis. We look forward every year to the holidays, particularly Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. We enjoy our family, cooking and baking, music and games.
We are both very passionate about our work and we feel very thankful to God to be doing what we love to do. In the same way, we enjoy our relaxation time on weekends by watching movies, playing sports, spending time with our pets, and barbecuing. In addition, we take trips to the dessert, beach, and mountains when we have the time.
If we were to adopt your child, you would be giving us something beyond special. You would be giving us a life to cherish, someone to create memories with, and the opportunity to be a complete family.
Should you give us the gift of your child, something we have been waiting for so long, we promise you that we will raise them in the best possible way that we can. We plan on telling them about you and, based on your wishes, we will tell your child as little or as much as you would like for him or her to know about you.
Cindy and Jose