First and foremost, we want to say thank you. The decisions you are making must be extremely difficult, even heartbreaking. Your selflessness is giving us a gift. One that we would never have without you. We appreciate all the blessings in our lives and know that without you, we wouldn’t get to experience being parents. That makes you a hero in our eyes.
We would be honored to have your child be with us in our home. If you choose us, we will honor your choice to give this baby life by providing everything we can to keep them safe and loved.
Together, we have a great life that includes a good support system, our families who we love, rewarding careers, and the ability to travel frequently. The one thing that is missing is a child to share all this with.
Even as a child, Tonya thought about adoption as a way to have children. She thought about raising a little one and what that would mean for herself and a baby. The one person she never truly considered was the parent or parents giving this baby up. As adults, birth mothers now play a huge part in who we think about in our adoption journey. We can’t imagine how difficult this must be for you. The thoughts and emotions you must be having during the process and how scary this all must be.
We want you to know that your baby will be loved, cherished, and taken care of–we will give everything we have to offer. We won’t take this journey for granted and we will love your child with every ounce of ourselves. We want to adopt so we can offer your baby a safe home full of love, kindness, and support.
We enjoy spending time with family and friends. A majority of our family lives out of state but Tonya’s sister and her family live close so we see them often. Some of our closest friends live just several blocks away from us. We often spend holidays and special occasions with them as a surrogate family since ours lives further away. We are blessed to have a close relationship with our young nieces and nephews. We are involved in our church. Brian volunteers for the worship team and Tonya have been a greeter in the past.
One thing about our lifestyle that we particularly love is that we have been blessed with the opportunity to travel. As a child, Tonya moved a lot, almost yearly. That was the extent of her travel. Now we get to have intentional adventures. One of our favorite places that we recently discovered is Sedona. We are so excited to plan a camping trip once your child is old enough to enjoy and appreciate the outdoors. While we love the outdoors, we like to upgrade from staying in tents and like finding fun cabins and RVs to stay in. Taking these trips gives us the opportunity to see new things, cultures, and places. This is something that is important to us that we want to share with your child. We want them to have the chance to learn and explore. We also want your child to know and understand their own culture and identity, especially if it is different from ours.
Every day we pray for you, for this baby, and for the agency helping us. We pray for comfort and peace. We have faith and if we are chosen to take on this huge gift, we will make your sacrifice mean something. We know what could make us the happiest might be the hardest choice you have ever made. We will not take that lightly. Thank you for putting this child first and we will always remember and cherish you for making this choice.