First and foremost, we want to express our gratitude and admiration for you. We can’t imagine what all must be going through your mind throughout this process, or what led you to this decision. We want you to know that we admire your courage. Like you, we want what is best for your baby and we want to assure you that our love for him or her will be no different than the love we have for our own son. We promise you that he or she will be a cherished member of our family from day one.
Our names are Matt and Nicole. We have a four year old son, Owen, and three wonderful dogs. Matt is active duty Air Force and we are currently stationed in Louisiana. We met online through a free dating app while Nicole was living in Colorado and Matt was in the process of moving there. After talking online for a few months, Nicole decided to fly out to meet Matt and road trip across the country with him. Maybe not the safest decision she’s ever made, but also the best decision she ever made. We’ve been together ever since.
Nicole was originally adopted from China; left on the doorstep of an orphanage. She was adopted around 15 months old, but that is a guess, along with her actual birthday and any medical or family history, because she was left with no information. As adults, her older sister adopted a baby girl into their family. Needless to say, Nicole has had some personal experience with adoption in her own life and may have some understanding of the complicated emotions your child might have about being adopted as he or she gets older.
We have always been open to adoption. Nicole has endometriosis and we wondered if we would have trouble getting pregnant. The endometriosis caused her a lot of discomfort over the years and she’s had several surgeries for it. Fortunately, we were able to get pregnant, but her pregnancy was very rough. After our son was born, we found out that the endometriosis had moved to her uterus. We decided that rather than her continue to suffer, it was best for our family if she got a hysterectomy and we pursue adoption once our son was a little older.
It would be a dream come true to open our hearts and our home to another child. Our son wants to be a big brother so badly. We can’t wait to guide them as they learn, to comfort them when they’re down, and to love them with every fiber of our being. We look forward to watching our children grow into adults, go on to pursue their dreams, and start their own lives with the lessons they’ve learned.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and we look forward to meeting you.
Matt and Nicole