Dear Expecting Parent(s),
We’re very happy that you’re reading our letter and are beyond grateful for the opportunity to introduce ourselves to you. We want to be open, honest, listen to you and offer support where we can and hope you find peace with this difficult decision. We come from a loving, diverse, and supportive immediate and extended family and have chosen this path toward creating a family through your selfless, courageous, and loving act. We understand this journey may cause anxiety, fear, and has so many unknowns. We share some of these feelings too but know we are in this together.
We appreciate and feel blessed you have taken the time to review our profile and it is a pleasure to introduce ourselves. Our names are Heather and Ben and we live in Washington State. We have been together for eight years and married for six. We love the Pacific Northwest. We are surrounded by the support of our family and friends. Our parents, most of our siblings, nephews/nieces, also live nearby which leads to many birthdays, family traditions and home-cooked meals together, and holiday celebrations. We love spending time together sharing experiences and making each other laugh. We both love going to the local farmer’s market, spending time outdoors and taking advantage of the many parks, lakes, ocean and mountains surrounding our area or supporting our local sports teams. We love to vacation and experience new places through food and activities, even if it’s a weekend away to a local spot to get out of the city.
We have always known that we wanted to have a family, and we are now ready to begin building our family through adoption after suffering loss through miscarriage and other ways to have a child. While we have grieved not being able to have a biological child, we chose to pursue adoption to fulfill our dream of being loving parents.
If you choose us as parents, please know that your child will be unconditionally loved, supported, and cared for. We will raise your child in a home where caring and kindness are expressed, where exploration and curiosity are encouraged, and diversity is celebrated. We plan to teach your child the same values that we were raised with: he or she will always be encouraged to follow their heart, explore their talents and interests, be their authentic self, and are a unique and valuable person in this world.
We are both so excited to welcome a son or daughter into our home! We look forward to taking on the responsibility of caring 24/7 for a little one. We also hope to share family traditions like bedtime stories, playing with cousins, making each holiday and birthday special for him/her, and when they are older movie nights snuggling on the couch with homemade nachos (passed down from grandparents!). We look forward to introducing them to the beautiful area we live in with stroller walks (and later walking or bike riding) and water, forests, and mountains to explore. We also look forward to helping them pursue whatever interests they choose so they know the joy of exploring different hobbies and interests and providing an outlet for their natural talents and abilities. Our family is excited and supportive of our decision to welcome the newest member into the family story, which we hope you will be part of too. We want your child to know their adoption story through an open adoption in any way that you are comfortable. They will understand your sacrifice and gift was out of love.
Again, we want to express our gratitude and support to you through this journey as we navigate this together. While we don’t know each other yet, we are truly grateful for the courageous decision you are making and the blessing you are giving our lives.