Dear expectant mother,
First, we want to thank you for considering us to raise your child. We know this is one of the most important decisions you will ever make, and we will never take that for granted.
We cannot begin to imagine how this process feels for you, however, we hope you have some comfort in knowing that we will be able to relate a bit to your child. As Katie was adopted, she will be able to discuss adoption using her own experiences. She was lucky to be adopted into a wonderful family, who we hope you will one day consider family as well. Although everyone has differing experiences and feelings, we hope that this tie between your child and Katie will help to assure you that we take adoption very seriously.
We are lucky enough to have a life which allows us a balanced lifestyle and offers free time which we are able to spend with our family. We are both from beach communities and cannot wait to share the beach and the water with your child. Travis has surfed most of his life and hopes to be able to teach your son or daughter when they are old enough. Katie, a bookworm from an early age, has saved many of her favorite books which she hopes to share with your child. You can be sure that story time will be a regular activity in our home.
We also are lucky enough to have done some traveling and we want to share the world with your child. Katie was born on Oahu and soon after moved to Kauai with her family, who still resides there today. We go to visit them at least twice a year. Once we have a child, we hope that we will be able to get there more or have Katie’s family visiting us more often. Most of Travis’ family still resides in Southern California and we see them regularly. We often get together to celebrate family birthdays and have cribbage matches.
In addition to our families, we also have a core group of friends who we often see. This includes two of Katie’s childhood friends from Kauai, and many of Travis’ childhood friends who he grew up with. Some of these friends have young children of their own who your child will get to grow up with.
We will teach your child the things we believe are important in life: compassion, patience, kindness to others, and to love themselves. We will provide for their care financially and emotionally. While we hope to instill the importance of education, we also want to support experiencing life and following their dreams.
We have always wanted to adopt and welcome a child into our hearts. We hope you know that your selfless gift will give a lifetime of joy to whichever family you may choose. It is our promise to you that we will love your child unconditionally.