Dear Expectant Mother,
We are Angela and Brian in Illinois. We hope this letter finds you well and that the morning sickness has subsided. We cannot imagine what you are going through right now and you must be feeling a flood of emotions from contemplating this lifelong decision. We hope that this letter gives you a snapshot into our lives and we cannot wait to meet you, if that is what you decide.
Angela is a registered nurse who works in an operating room. She helps patients when they are at their most vulnerable and scared. She is the one to hold their hand when they go to sleep and the first to hold it when they wake up. She has a caring, nurturing soul that will make her a wonderful mother. Brian is a computer engineer who loves to help others. When he is not at work, he is working around the house on DIY projects, lawn maintenance, or helping to fix a family member’s computer. He is a loving person who cannot wait to be a father. He looks forward to teaching your child about sports, learning to fix things, and showing them the world through travel. He will be an amazing father.
When we are not working, we are spending time together on projects around the house, maintaining our rental property, or spending time with family and friends. Both of us come from large families. Angela has fourteen aunts and uncles with over 29 cousins who have started families of their own. Brian is one of five children from his father, but an only child to his mother. Both his parents had large families and he also has over 20 cousins who also have started their own families. Needless to say, family get-togethers are large and full of laughter.
We love to travel and try to get away often. We reserve one trip a year as a vacation to a place where we have never been. Most of our trips are to visit family throughout the country. Family is very important to us and getting to see them is a great way to make everlasting memories. We always knew we wanted a family from the moment we started dating. After going through four miscarriages and failed IVF attempts, we decided adoption was our next step. We want to have a child who we can show and teach about the world. We want them to explore and learn what life has to offer them.
Please know that we promise to care and love your child every day for the rest of our lives. We want to have an open adoption where you choose how much you would like to be involved in your child’s life. We understand that placing a child for adoption is one of the toughest decisions that anyone could make. We also see it as one of the most selfless gifts anyone could give and we would eternally grateful for this opportunity.
Angela & Brian