Dear Expectant Mother,
When we sat down to write this letter we didn’t know how to start it, literally. After much thought and discussion we decided on the expectant mother. We decided on this because she is the most important person, and that's you. During our research we found a quote online that made it all make sense.
“My definition of mother is someone who loves unconditionally and places the needs of her children above her own, on a personal level, and not only with words, but also actions.”
Putting someone else’s needs before your own is a tremendously courageous thing to do. We have complete respect for what you are going through, from the decisions that you have to make, to the questions that you don’t have answers for. Let us tell you a little bit about ourselves.
Nick and I have been together since 2001. We are high school sweethearts whose relationship is one of love, support, and family. Nick works in a manufacturing company on the weekends, which allows him to be home all week for our biological child Ethan who is now two years old. Nick is an amazing husband and father. He is so patient and understanding as well as very supportive of anyone who needs help. Ami works as a medical laboratory scientist with a variable schedule, but spends her free time with Nick and Ethan. Ami is always smiling and working on projects. She is also very sensitive to others' needs and helps whenever possible.
We enjoy spending our time as a family and frequently do activities with our extended families. Ami’s side of the family gets together for every Packer game at our home and it is something that we look forward to all year. We also get together every major holiday with both sides of our families. We currently have three nephews and one niece all under the age of four, so getting together for holidays can be quite interesting and fun. Our family is expecting two more nieces or nephews very soon. Your child would have a large extended family with many cousins close in age as well as close in location. We all live within fifteen minutes of each other.
When we aren’t with family, our hobbies include fishing, camping, bowling, and riding our bikes. Ami also enjoys leisure reading as well some crafting and Nick enjoys golfing and snowboarding. Your child would get to learn how to do all of the previously mentioned activities, but we also have a strong belief in letting a child choose his or her own path. We would encourage your child to experience different things, but it would be his or her choice as to what activities or education he or she wants to pursue.
Being parents we understand the challenge in raising a child, but the joy that a little life could bring to you makes it all worthwhile. We understand that your adoption decision is not an easy one and we support you in whatever decisions you make for your future. We only hope that if you chose us as your child's adoptive parents, the knowledge that your child will be brought up in a loving, stable, happy home will bring some comfort to your choice.
Nick and Ami