Dear Expectant Mother,
We are honored and blessed to be considered as potential adoptive parents for your child. Our names are Owen and Christin and we have two daughters, Lalande (7) and Harper (4). We are a young, active family who enjoys raising our children, but due to complications giving birth, are unable to expand our family. When we first met, we instantly shared the bond and desire to adopt and provide the kind of life we aspire to provide our own daughters.
Owen was originally born in California and then raised in New York until age 11, until his parents settled in Colorado. Christin was born in North Dakota and stayed there until she became the first in her immediate family to graduate from college in Nevada. After college, Christin moved back to North Dakota until she met Owen, who was working up there on an extended assignment in the energy business. Our love was instant and we moved back to Colorado for a couple of years, while Owen finished some additional education until we moved to Texas for a few years. It was here, during our formative years, where our first two children were born and our hearts have been [filled with joy] watching Lalande and Harper grow. We moved back to Colorado in 2017 in order to raise our children closer to our two extended families and near the mountains.
As an adoptive family, we are open to maintaining a relationship with you. We both have adopted children in our extended families, so we are familiar with how to share about adoption in a healthy way. We will handle the subject with compassion and honesty. We also understand that your child’s emotional maturity is a top consideration and we will introduce adoption and their story in ways that are age appropriate for them. We think it is critical for your child to know how much you love and care for them. While we as adoptive parents will never replace your biological connection, we will provide emotional, moral, and spiritual support to your child that will allow them to explore and take comfort in who they are as an individual.
We also understand that you have had your own unique life experience. We are hopeful that we can be caring, loving, and nurturing adoptive parents, so that you can take comfort that your child is in a loving house. We wish you a happy and healthy pregnancy and pray that you will be guided to the family that is the best fit for you and your baby.