We feel deeply grateful that you are taking the time to consider us as prospective parents for your child. We admire the courage it takes to consider placing your child for adoption and we do not take it for granted. This tells us a few things about you. It tells us that you are strong, brave, selfless, intentional, kind, and that you care deeply about your child. We promise, that if you choose us as adoptive parents, we will parent your child with these same characteristics at the core of our efforts. We promise that when your child grows up to resemble these characteristics, that we will share with them how those qualities remind us of you.
We have always dreamed of being parents, and we always saw adoption as part of our story. After battling recurrent pregnancy loss for almost three years, we are surer than ever that we are ready to be parents and that raising children is the deepest desire of our hearts. Having been exposed to adoption within our families, we are aware of the beauty and the challenge that accompanies adoption. We are under no pretense that this is an easy road for anyone involved. We seek to enter this journey with you with open hearts and open minds and hope to grow in understanding and grace with each step. We see this journey as a partnership with you, a commitment to do our very best daily to provide your child with a life full of stability, joy, and experiences. A life in which they would know to their core that they are deeply loved and valued, by you, by us, by the community we will build around them, and by God. This is not about going home with a baby, this is about raising an infant, a toddler, a child, a teen, an adult. It is about our commitment to grow with them as they move through life, to support them genuinely in each stage. We promise to be fully devoted to your child, for the rest of our lives, and we would consider it an absolute privilege to guide them in grace through life.
We are not in your shoes, we cannot imagine the way you feel, nor the weight of this decision on your heart, but what we can do is assure you that we would be in this process alongside you. We have love in our hearts, and room in our lives for both you and your child. Truthfully, none of us can know exactly what this process will look like for everyone involved. We recognize that it is our responsibility to share ourselves and our lives with you, candidly. Your side is much harder, reading words on a screen and willing yourself to trust and to dream on behalf of your child. We see you, and while we cannot understand, we hold so much respect and admiration in our hearts for you. We want you to know that we pray over you. We feel such a sense of peace and certainty over this decision we have made, and that is what we hope for you. Thank you for taking the time to learn about who we are, what we stand for, and what we have to offer. Your consideration of us means the world. We will be praying over you, your pregnancy, your health, your well-being, and your decision.
Michael and Whitney