As we sit down to write this letter it is hard to know where to begin. We never imagined we’d be writing a letter like this to you, and you probably didn’t expect to be reading one. We are Tracy and Jay, and we have been together for over eight years, married for six. Tracy is a senior manager in a law firm, and Jay is a political reporter. We have a strong, loving marriage, a wonderful family, and a four-year old son named Jackson who is a constant source of light and joy in our lives. As is surely true for everyone, we are lucky in some ways and less lucky in some others. Since our son was a baby, we have been hoping and trying to expand our family, but we have had a few disappointments along that road. It’s been hard to take at times, but as we always do in tough times, we’ve come together to figure out what is the best path for our family to take. For us, we believe that our family is not yet complete, and our best path is the one that leads us to you.