Dear Expectant Mother,
Where to begin? Honestly, we’ve written this letter to you in our heads dozens of times. We can’t even begin to imagine what you are going through right now, the range of emotions, the uncertainty you may be feeling, and the depth of the decisions before you. While we don’t know what has brought you to this place of considering an adoption plan, we are thankful that you would consider us to be a part of that plan. Whether or not you choose us to be a part of your child’s story, we are humbled by the journey you have taken to get to this point and the love that you’re already showing for your child.
A little about us: Tiffany grew up in Michigan. Most of her family, including her parents and sister, still live in Michigan. Both of her siblings were adopted as infants and we cannot imagine life without them. Tiffany’s parents were always transparent with the family about the adoptions, and to us, that was (and is) normal. We are a silly, loving, board-game playing family. Tiffany got her incredible work ethic and unending supportiveness for others from her family and it’s something that enriches the lives of others every day.
Mike grew up in Washington and most of his family (including his brother and sister) still live nearby. His family are some of the most open, welcoming, and genuine people you’ll ever meet. Those traits have definitely transferred to Mike. He is thoughtful, kind, intentional, loyal, and goofy. He has a genuine love for people, and it permeates throughout everything he does.
We met over 10 years ago when Tiffany first moved to the state, and we’ve been married for 8 years. Tiffany works as an organizational development consultant and Mike works as a Human Resources Manager. Our family is rounded out by our 7-year-old Corgi pup named Barney and our newest edition, our 3-year-old adopted pup named Maizie. Fortunately, or unfortunately, for Barney and Maizie, they have been the recipients of all our love and nurturing before we expand the family with human children.
We haven’t been able to have children biologically thus far, but we have both always wanted to adopt. Adoption is something that we’ve always been passionate about, particularly because of the amazing connection Tiffany has with her siblings. Your child will be loved unconditionally and have a strong community of support throughout their lifetime. We have so many ideas of what parenthood will look like, but we know every child is different and we want to be flexible to adjust to the needs and aspirations that are unique to the child we get to parent.
We have heard that it takes a village to raise a child and you will be a part of that village, to the extent that you want to be. We want your child to know his or her story and you are such a significant part of that story.
Thank you so much for considering us to be part of your precious child’s tribe and village!
Mike & Tiffany