Dear Expectant Mother,
As we write this letter, we wonder what you are going through. We’re wondering if you are in pain or if you’re contemplating whether you are making the right decision. We can’t imagine how hard it must be, and we’re sure you want to make the right decision for your baby. And how do we convey that we are worthy to take care of your baby? Photos and words on a website are a limited, if not odd, way to start a relationship. But, we hope that you keep this letter and look back at it and maybe smile at the oddness of these circumstances.
Our experience with nurturing and children started young. When Chris was 14 his little sister was born, and this was his first experience helping raise a baby. He learned a lot, and while he wasn’t perfect at changing diapers, the signs were that he would be a great father. Paola was 12 years old when her first niece was born and fondly remembers babysitting her and rocking her to sleep. Many years have since passed, and now we take care of each other, Paola’s parents, and our tortoise, Perci. We are a happy with our life, and at the same time have more love and nurturance to give.
We both come from humble beginnings and have worked hard to create for ourselves a comfortable life. We are at a point in our lives where we can provide for a child and give them the things we couldn’t have. Your child will see everything from sumo wrestling, ballet, and opera, to heavy metal. As your child gets older they can go to college (if they want), become a doctor, or maybe an artist. Regardless, we’ll encourage their dreams and support them along the way.
We will give your child the opportunity to experience life to the fullest, to take part in the world, and when opportunities arise, to be prepared to meet them. We are driven by our curiosity, a trait we want to cultivate in your child because learning how things work is a gift that keeps on giving. But more important than understanding the world is understanding ourselves - why we feel how we do and what drives us, these things build our inner world and strength. It is vital to be content with ourselves so that we can realize our potential. We want to nurture this confidence in your child, so they feel at peace. We want to instill in them that when they make mistakes, they are still a good person who is worthy of love.
We are excited to bring your child into our loving home. We hope that you and your child will join us on this life-long journey. Our home is full of joy and excitement. We dance in the kitchen. Sometimes we also cook there. :) We love to garden. We like going out to concerts and movies. We play games with friends. Our home and our life is open to our friends and family, and that would include you. We invite you to be a part of our community and your child’s life, in a way you are comfortable with.
Chris & Paola