Dear Expectant Mother,
Thank you for taking the time to learn a bit about us and considering us to be part of this journey with you and your child. Since about a month into our relationship, we talked about adoption as the path for us to pursue expanding our family. In fact, this was the first “serious” relationship conversation we had together. After dating for 4 years and being married for another 4, we still hold strong to our decision to adopt. It feels that many of the events in our time together have been leading up to this moment we have been thinking about for 8 years. We knew we were both ready to start pursuing adoption in early 2022, and right there in our basement, we started to search for adoption agencies to reach out to.
We have spent the last several years preparing ourselves to be able to provide a future child with the best environment to grow up in. We've made many of our life decisions with the thought of how they would affect a future child. A little over a year ago, we bought our current house. During our search, common questions we would ask were about the school districts, local parks, and play spaces for kids. We would be asked how old our child is, and we would just politely respond that this is for our future child and share that we are pursuing adoption. We are prepared to make the best decisions for your future child because in many ways we already are making decisions to give them the best life we can.
Through this experience, we can only imagine the amount of decisions that you are having to make for yourself as well as for your future child. The future holds a ton of unknowns. If you choose us to raise your child, our goal is to give you the confidence that your child will be safe, happy, and healthy. We are both blessed to have been raised in such loving and nurturing households. Our own families have provided us with a great foundation to raise a child and they will without question be there providing further support in the years ahead.
Looking to the future, we can already imagine the wonderful days to come. There will be everyday moments like naps with our dog snoring under their crib, walks through our neighborhood to the park next door, and watching sports in matching family outfits. There will be special memories like holidays spent baking in the kitchen with grandparents, vacations at the beach playing with cousins, and celebrating milestones with family and friends alike. Not every day can be picture-perfect, but we are ready to go on the journey of life with your child. Most importantly, a journey that includes you. We want your child to know you and hope for you to know them. We would like to share pictures, updates, and visits so that you can watch them grow.
Your child's life will be an adventure all its own. We promise we will be there with them through each stage of their journey.
Jackie and Nick