Dear Expectant Mother/Parents,
As you read this letter, we cannot begin to know the thoughts and feelings surrounding you at this intersection of your life, as this journey is not an easy one. But we do know your decisions will be made carefully with the best life in mind for your baby.
We met when we were both 22 years old, through a mutual friend, started dating immediately. We learned that we grew up less than a mile from each other in the same town, but never crossed paths as we attended different schools our entire lives. We married in 2019 and our marriage is filled with love, mutual respect, and endless encouragement for each other. We openly communicate with each other on everything from silly daily tasks to life’s biggest decisions.
We have been together for almost 10 years and have always known adoption would be the path we would take to grow our family, as Juliana cannot carry a baby safely to term. We believe that children will be a blessing for our marriage, and our goal is the same as yours, to give your child all the love, affection, encouragement, and support that he or she would need throughout his or her lifetime.
Your child would be surrounded by love from not only us, but 4 grandparents, 1 great-grandmother, aunts, uncles, and scores of cousins. Our 2 Chihuahua-mix dogs, Titus and Smokie, would also just love to have someone to run around and play with them. We frequently get together with family and friends for holidays, events, and just to socialize over dinner. We cannot wait to include a baby in our circle of love, keep old traditions, and start new ones, as we give your child the best life possible. We are Jewish and Catholic and intend to expose and teach your child both faiths and traditions, adding more reason for our families to celebrate.
We look forward to watching your child grow up, teaching them life’s most important lessons, taking them on vacations, exploring life with them, and making sure they are happy and cared for physically, mentally, and emotionally. Your child will immediately become the most important figure in our lives and would enjoy unconditional support, love, and safety. We would move heaven and earth to protect him or her from life’s dangers.
We will give our future child every opportunity to thrive in life and, as a nurse, Juliana is specially trained on the physical and emotional development of infants and children. She is not only a caregiver by profession, but it is also in her nature. Scott has so much patience and will be a great, hands-on father and role model for your child. With his huge personality and sense of humor, your child will always know endless laughter.
Juliana’s mother was adopted at birth. Her experience with adoption was happy and healthy because her adoptive parents began telling her at a young age that her birth mother loved her very much, so much so, that she chose adoption for her. We will be sure to always let your child know that they were adopted, and that you made the most loving decision possible. We are open to sharing information with you and your child will be able to meet you, if agreeable to you when you are ready for that.
We have wanted a child to share our life with for so long and have not been able to have one ourselves, and that makes the gift of life even more precious to us.
Scott and Juliana