Dear Expectant Mother,
First and foremost, we want to acknowledge your bravery in the choice you are making. We can only imagine how difficult this time and process may be for you, and we admire your courage and strength. We appreciate that you are taking the time to consider us as parents to your precious child. Our home is a place filled with laughter, curiosity, encouragement, warmth, safety, and unconditional love. Your child will be provided with as many opportunities as possible for them to explore all the things they are interested in, to live a happy, balanced life, and to become the very best person they can be. Your child will know and understand just how important and loved they are each and every day. If you were to choose us to receive your incredible gift, you would forever hold a special place in our hearts and our family.
Your child will become a much-loved member of our large and extended family that spans the globe. We were both born and raised in Australia, which is where your child has 4 very excited and loving grandparents awaiting their arrival! Our parents visit us here in Michigan at least every other year and when they don’t come to us, we visit Australia for our yearly vacation. Your child will also become the youngest of their 5 Aussie cousins who are looking forward to welcoming another playmate! Here in the US your child has an Australian born uncle, aunt and cousin who are eager to welcome them into the family and teach them all about Michigan and the amazing activities we get to do together in the sun and the snow! We also have extended family in Europe, including many second cousins who they will get to visit with in years to come. We both love to travel and will give your child the gift of the world as we continue to explore new countries and cultures as a family for vacations.
Additionally, we have many friends here in Michigan, and indeed all over the US and abroad who we consider part of our extended family, and whose children will eagerly play hide-and-seek or just sit quietly and color with their new, life-long friend.
As much as we love to travel, Michigan is our forever home and we have fully renovated our home from top to bottom so that it’s just the way we like it! We chose Michigan because there’s always something fantastic to do as a family in any season. Summer for us means family barbecues and get togethers, camping, kayaking or boating. Fall brings about spectacular forest walks, family visits to the cider mills for warm cinnamon donuts and hay rides. Winter in our home-town is a truly magical time as the downtown Christmas lights herald the arrival of snowy walks and making snow people and snow angels. Spring is truly spectacular as the snow melts and the plants awaken from their slumber. Our backyard in the spring becomes our subdivision’s ‘baby-deer day care’ and we often have two or three fawns sleeping the day away among our shrubs and trees.
We chose our quiet, leafy subdivision for its proximity to our local parks and quaint downtown. Our sub attracts many young families as our school district is among the best in the state. There are lots of children living on our street and our sub who love to play and ride bikes in our safe and quiet streets - and - a few of them have even cat-sat for us on occasion and drop by just to pet Boris and Yelena.
We are so looking forward to being able to share our lives with your child as they grow and learn about the world around them. Our love for your child is already growing in our hearts which are almost bursting with hope, affection and appreciation for you.
Glenn & Tonia