Dear Expectant Mother,
We are making a promise to you and to your child, to always provide a safe, loving home where your child can learn and grow with the freedom to ask questions and make decisions with guidance and support from us. We understand how important it is for children to feel loved and to have a nurturing environment and will go above and beyond to make sure your child has that and is given every opportunity to succeed and triumph. We have both looked forward to this day for such a long time and have dreamed of the day that we can start our family together. Your decision is the start to our wonderful journey through life.
We want to share a bit about ourselves with you. We both met back in 2010 through a mutual friend when we all had lunch together at a small Chinese restaurant near us. Keith worked with our mutual friend and they both played a video game called "World of Warcraft" which Brittany had recently started playing as well. We started playing together and over the next year, we became very close. We celebrated birthdays together, spent holidays together, and when Brittany realized that Keith was too shy to ask, she asked him out almost a year later in 2011. We became inseparable after that. In 2015, we bought our first home together and in 2017 we both married the love of our lives. Our 10+ years together have been spent traveling, walking through parks, hiking mountains, enjoying relaxing evenings, and overall building a home together for our future family. We’ve made many new memories along the way and have been through everything together, from the loss of Keith’s grandparents to the celebration of new careers and Brittany earning her master’s degree. We’ve created a loving life together that has been spent encouraging, motivating, and supporting each other through the highs and lows.
Throughout our journey, we’ve discovered ourselves, built a beautiful relationship together, and uncovered more shared passions. One of those shared passions we’ve discovered is travel. This is a joy that we will share with our children to allow them to see the world and experience everything they can. There will be trips to Disney World, national parks, beaches, and even other countries like Italy and Japan. We will share our love of travel by allowing our children to see these new places with us and foster a sense of excitement and wonder in them. The world is such a large place and we will encourage our children to see new things and to believe that they can be anyone they want to be and do anything they want to do.
We’ve also built a supportive community around us. At every step of the way, they have encouraged us, supported us, and celebrated our milestones with us. We’re both very lucky to have amazing families that are always there to lend us an ear and provide guidance. Keith’s parents live close to us and are always around to help out, whether it’s house sitting or helping with house projects. We also have cousins who live close by and friends that come over to hang out with us on the weekends. Keith's close cousin, Stephen, has also lived with us for several years while he finishes his college classes, but has plans to move soon and wants to remain in the same neighborhood with us. We also have two cats that share space with us, Titan and Rhea, who are both 7 years old. They were named after two of Jupiter's moons and are the most affectionate cats. Our family, friends, and pets are extremely important to us and we know that they will provide a loving support system to our children growing up.
We cannot possibly begin to imagine how difficult this decision is for you and we sincerely want, above all else, for you to feel that you have made the best possible decision in choosing us to help raise your child. We assure you that your child will be raised in a loving, supportive home that always puts their needs first and focuses on their development. We hope that your vision for your child’s future matches the life we want to create for your child. You and your child will always be loved and we wish you strength and courage in the decisions to come. We both sincerely thank you for considering us in making such an important decision in your life.
Brittany and Keith