Dear Expectant Mother,
We cannot imagine how difficult this is for you. Our hearts are with you in this vulnerable process. We pray for options that give you peace in the decisions you make for your child. We, as parents ourselves, see the love, strength, and sacrifice that comes from within as a mother. We admire your bravery in considering an adoptive plan for your child and we are grateful to be a part of this process. Thank you for considering us as prospective adoptive parents and we hope you choose us for your child.
We are Kelly and Shaun. We have been married ten years and we have built our life around God and one another. We own our home that sits on a quiet cul-de-sac in the suburbs. We have one child, Marshall, who is seven-years old. He is energetic, friendly, and thoughtful. He is such a bright place in our lives, and he is so eager to have a sibling. Shaun is the vice-president of a racehorse breeding farm and gets to interact with horses daily. Kelly teaches preschool two days a week at the Christian private school Marshall attends. She pours her love into the children in her care, their families, and the school community. Both our parents and siblings live near us which is a great comfort. Our friends and church are encouraging in our lives. We believe through all the happiness and heartaches in life, we get to do them together with the support of our family and leaning in on our faith.
Like many others, we are no strangers to infertility. A medical diagnosis after Marshall’s birth revealed Kelly would not likely be able to carry another child. Our hope was to have at least two children, maybe three. We spent a lot of time praying and processing through our infertility loss. It took time to grieve and to see the rainbows in the rain. Together we feel His calling to grow our love and family through adoption.
We enjoy doing things as a family. We love the holidays, and have many traditions with grandparents and cousins around each holiday. It is always a big celebration. We also love traveling to different areas as a family. Our favorites are the beach, out west, and historic areas in the United States. We also like to spend time at home playing board games, going swimming at our neighborhood pool, and hiking at the gorges near our house.
Our promise to you is to give your child a life that is filled with love, family support, and happiness. We will continue to honor your role in your child’s life, and would love having a relationship with you to the extent you feel comfortable. We will share our faith with your child, and raise him/her to see the good in others and the world around them. We will treat your child with the same adoration, attention, safety, and support as we raise Marshall. We want your child to be surrounded by love through family, faith, and friendship.
Kelly and Shaun