Dear Expectant Mother,
First of all, we want to thank you for your courageous decision to consider adoption for your child. We understand that this is likely the most difficult choice you’ll ever make. We believe that choosing an adoptive family to raise your child is the most selfless thing a mother could ever do, and we are humbled by your strength and your sacrifice.
We are grateful for your consideration and want to share more about us and our life together. We started dating in high school over eighteen years ago. We continued dating through college and have been married for twelve years. We love our life together with our daughter, Izzy, and our dog, Mikka. We live in a fantastic little town not far from several larger cities.
We both come from amazing families and we can not wait to share with your child all the blessings and wonderful memories that were given to us. Besides having a wonderful big sister, your child would live a short distance away from two sets of loving grandparents, as well as aunts, uncles, and cousins. Our families are very important to us. We are fortunate to have such a strong network that enriches our lives and who look forward to doing the same for your child.
We’ve talked about and dreamt of having a big family since we started dating. We’ve tried for years to start our family, but after several rounds of unsuccessful infertility treatments, we were convinced the universe had another plan for us. We decided that adoption was the perfect way for us to create our family. We adopted Izzy almost two years ago, just a few days after she was born. Our adoption journey was a rollercoaster of emotions for Izzy’s birth mother and for us, but together we knew that Izzy joining our family was meant to be.
We want to thank you again for the decision you are making. It is truly a gift, one of immeasurable love and generosity. It is a gift that can never be repaid, but one that will never be forgotten. All we could ever do is make you a promise to provide a loving home for your child in every way that we can. We can’t wait to experience with them the big things, like their first day of school or championship sports games, and the little things, like family dinners and homework at the kitchen table. We are excited to expose your child to all that life has to offer. We promise to love, laugh, and cry with your child; to teach them life’s important lessons, and to help your child dream big and accomplish all that they can.
Alex and Amber