Dear Expectant Mother,
Thanks for taking the time to read our letter. With all of the families to consider, we imagine that this is a very difficult decision. We are Katie and Scott. It took seven years of friendship before we had our first kiss. We still laugh about that day, and how nervous we both were. After that kiss (which was amazing!), we never looked back. Thirteen months later we tied the knot. That was five years ago and we’re still going strong! One of the things we always had in common was our desire to have children, so after getting married we hoped to start a family right away. As with most things, it didn’t exactly go as planned. After two years of fertility treatments and a very rocky pregnancy, we had our daughter, Sophie. She’s 2-years old now, and we love-love-love being parents. We have so much more love to give and are really excited to bring another child into our family - this time through adoption.
If you choose us to be your child’s parents, our lives would be dedicated to being worthy of the incredible trust you’re putting in us. We promise to provide a happy home, a great education, and lots of different activities so your child will have every opportunity to discover what makes him or her special. We can’t promise that your child will have a life without challenges, but we can promise that he or she will always have our love and support while facing the crazy things life dishes up. We are open to whatever kind of ongoing communication you are hoping to have with the adoptive family you choose. But if you decide that staying in each other’s lives is not the best choice for you, we will make sure that your child understands that all of your decisions came from the deepest and most unselfish kind of love, and that all you wanted was to provide him or her with the best possible life.
A little about us: Scott grew up in a small town in the mountains, and he loves anything active and outdoorsy – especially riding horses. Scott’s the kind of guy who opens doors, pulls out chairs, and stops along the side of the road to help someone change a tire. As a director for his company, he’s responsible for an entire department, but he always takes the time to be there for his team, as a mentor and friend. He’s got a great sense of humor and the natural ability to put everyone around him at ease. Scott is an incredible provider, but it’s definitely his big goofball spirit that fills our home with so much joy. He’s the kind of father who will rock Sophie for hours at night when she’s not feeling well, and will read her favorite Pete The Cat book over and over again, no matter how many times she asks.
Katie lived in southern California as a child and then moved with her family to the east coast. She’s a big softy, who loves romantic comedy movies and cries whenever she sees anything heartwarming on TV – even sappy commercials. Katie currently works as a freelance writer, which gives her the flexibility to be a stay-at-home mom and homemaker most of the time. She has mastered the art of crockpot dinners but her favorite meal of the week is definitely Friday-night-nachos! She’s a born organizer who keeps our lives running smoothly, but it’s her playfulness that makes our house a happy home. She does the “I’m a little Teapot” dance every time it’s on, knows the words to almost all the Dr. Seuss books, and makes up her own silly rhyming songs whenever she’s playing with Sophie and our two dogs (Charlie and Maverick).
Just before our daughter was born we bought a wonderful house in a great school district. We love our neighborhood because a few blocks away there’s a community park with giant play-sets, sports fields and even a small duck pond. We have big extended families on both sides, and they almost all live close by, so in addition to having an older sister, your child would grow up with lots of other children to play with and many loving adults looking after him or her. Holidays and birthdays are always fun chaos, and every summer we do a camping trip with Scott’s entire family. There are literally dozens of wonderful people on both sides of our family who can’t wait to welcome a new baby into their hearts.
Thank you again for taking the time to read our letter. There’s so much more we wish we could tell you about the kind of life we would provide for your child if given the chance. We hope that something we’ve said in these short paragraphs will set us apart and bring us one step closer to meeting the newest member of our family. And we wish you all the best with your search. There are so many wonderful families to choose from. If we aren’t exactly what you’re looking for, we know you’ll be able to find a home for your child that will give your heart and mind some peace.
Katie and Scott