How do you start a letter to someone you have never met who is considering giving you the greatest gift possible, especially knowing that it’s at their own personal sacrifice. We don’t pretend to know what you’re going through, how you’re feeling or what you’re thinking, but all we can say is “Thank you.” We feel a little silly saying that because it doesn’t even come close to expressing our overwhelming feeling of gratitude. We think the best way to truly show you the appreciation and admiration we have for your brave decision is by giving your child, every single day, the best life they can possibly have. One that is filled with love, laughter, and the opportunity to be whoever they want to be. We would owe you that, our eternal gratitude, and so much more.
Adoption has always been in our plan. Well, you know how plans go. How does the saying go, man plans and God laughs? Yep! Sounds about right. Our dream is to have three children, so the plan was to have two biological children and adopt a third. Well, after having our first child followed by several miscarriages, we were told we should look for alternative ways to expand our family. Adoption was an important part of our plan because we wanted to do something that was bigger than ourselves. Giving a child the love and support to be the best they can be is how we hope to do this. And to be honest, there was a selfish component here, we love kids so having more just fills our heart!
Growing up we were each blessed to have opportunities in life that many don’t get. We were each given the chance to get an amazing education that allowed us to succeed. Don’t get me wrong, we each faced challenges and made mistakes along the way (who doesn’t!) but we believe these challenges made us stronger and we learned from our mistakes. OK, sometimes we needed to make the mistake a few times before we learned . This is why we encourage kindness, inclusiveness, empathy and also strength and resilience. And of course, love and laughter.
We are blessed to have an amazing 3 ½ year old little boy who we love and cherish with all our hearts. We thank God daily that he is in our lives. We promise that your little one will be treated exactly the same, with the same love, support, and compassion. Well, with just one difference. We believe it’s important that they know where they came from, their lineage, and about you, their amazing birth mother, and your brave decision to allow us to raise them. We highly value all forms of education, and this includes educating them on who they are, and that includes you.
We dream of hearing the pitter patter of children’s feet running into our room and jumping onto our bed telling us it’s time to get up so they can watch cartoons. It’s amazing to see little ones soak up new experiences and the joy it brings them. We can’t wait to show your little one the amazing snow in Vail as they learn to ski. The excitement of going on a huge airplane that will take them across the ocean. The confused look as they hear different languages for the first time! The amazement as they watch musicians and artists perform in front of their own eyes. And the sense of accomplishment as they score their first goal or hit their first home run. Whatever brings them joy, we can’t wait to bring them more of it.
Our friends and family joke with us about our story because it sounds like the plot of a Hallmark movie. We met at work, fell in love, got married, started our own business, found out we were pregnant a month after the wedding, bought our forever house, and had baby boy just like that! But what makes us prouder is that they also tell us we are kind and genuine people. We like to laugh and enjoy life, always as a family. Family is our core. We hope we can join you on your journey and that you become a part of our lives by allowing us to raise your child and see them flourish!