First and foremost we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We are so appreciative of you. We can only imagine how hard this decision has to be. We want you to know that we will always be grateful for your sacrifice. Adoption is a mother’s most selfless possible act and the most amazing gift one person could give another.
We will honor you by lavishing your child with love, kindness, patience, and support on every step of their journey through life. We have firsthand experience of being in an adopted family, as Travis is an adoptee himself. Both he and his brother were adopted as infants. They are a very close and open family. We understand the importance for adopted children to know how much their parents loved them to make such a difficult selfless decision. We will always speak kindly of you with the utmost admiration.
We want you to know that we will treat your child as if they were our child by blood. We will support them in whatever career they choose, whether a profession or a trade. We will support them no matter who they decide to love. We will always love them and be there for them no matter what decisions they make in life, just like we will with our two-year-old daughter, Izzy. We want them to be close siblings. We want to empower them to seek out happiness through their unique passions, whatever they find in life that excites them. We will be at every practice, game, show, recital, and event cheering them on and empathizing with every drama.
Let us tell you about our little family. We have been married two years, and we recently purchased our first home together in southern Washington. We both have our master’s degrees and work for a university remotely from our home. Remote work allows us to be home with our daughter, and she has a nanny and friends who come to play with her while we work. We love the arts, nature, and animals. Hannah bakes, plays piano, and creates mixed media artwork. Travis plays guitar, watches sports, and reads novels, poetry, and philosophy. Izzy loves to run around, read books, and play with her toys all while giggling excitedly. Izzy is so excited to be a sister. We always knew we wanted Izzy to have a sibling, and we also knew that we wanted to adopt. Since Travis is adopted, he has always had a strong desire to adopt a child to share that connection with, while Hannah has always wanted to adopt as well.
We are more than happy to send you photos and letters of what is happening in the life of your child and their accomplishments. The fact that they are adopted will be something they will know from the beginning, and we will tell them how their birth parents love them more than anything in the world. We will always be very supportive of them if they want to reach out to you and will try to facilitate this at the appropriate time if all involved are welcoming to meet each other.
We want you to know that we do not take the responsibility that you placed in us lightly. We love and respect you so much for helping us complete our little family. We will raise them in an environment of inclusion, diversity, equity, and love. We will honor your decisions by providing a loving, kind, supportive, nurturing home.