Dear Expectant Mom,
We are about to embark on a lifelong journey together. We are excited, anxious, optimistic, and so many other emotions. We can’t begin to imagine the emotions you are feeling. We are hopeful that you will see our profile and want to be a part of the growing of our family. We would love for you and your baby to be a part of it.
We are Becca, Brad, and Ari and we are looking forward to adding to our family through adoption. We chose adoption because we simply want to grow our family and share our love. We are hopeful that you will get to know us through our profile and want to be a part of the growth of our family.
Brad is a senior engineer and Becca is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner who is currently working as a clinical instructor at a university educating future nurses. We are from Michigan and live in the suburbs close to the local elementary school and lots of parks. We love going on adventures to museums and sporting events at the nearby university. We have season football tickets and love to cheer for our team from the stands. Ari’s favorite activity is visiting the museum of natural history because it is full of dinosaur bones. We also love lounging around at home reading books, playing games, cooking, and baking, and taking our dogs Seymour and Sheldon on walks.
We want you to know some things that we value and will teach your baby. They will have unwavering love and support as they grow up. We will encourage them to be whoever and whatever they want to be. While we value education in our family, we also know that everyone has a different path to success that doesn’t always originate in the classroom. We will help your child succeed in whatever things that they love. We think it is important to introduce them to lots of different things while they are growing up. This school year, Ari has been enrolled in dance classes, soccer, and swimming. We will raise our children with a strong sense of what is right. We subscribe to a children’s book service that provides us with age-appropriate books for Ari about multi-cultural families and social justice issues. We will raise our children to celebrate the differences in people. We also attend protests for the rights we believe in, learn about diverse cultures, and vote together as a family.
We will always be open about our adoption journey with your child. We have been reading Ari books about all types of families and he is excited about welcoming a baby brother or sister through adoption. Families come in many different forms, and we will feel so blessed to be able to be a family of four with both a biological and an adopted child. We can promise you that we will love both of our children the same but will also celebrate them as individuals. We cannot wait to be your baby’s parents, imagining getting them ready for their first day of school or their senior prom. We also know that you are and will be an integral part of their lives. We want them to know about you and hope that you will want to receive pictures and updates through the years. It is our hope that you will continue to be part of our journey through your child’s life if that is what you choose.
Being parents has been the most rewarding and wonderful thing we have gotten to do in our lives, and we are thrilled at the thought of starting the journey again with you and your baby. We know that being a parent is not always easy but we welcome both the joys and the challenges that come with raising a child. What we can promise is that we will always do our best to foster a home that is filled with joy, laughter, and love.
Becca, Brad, and Ari