Dear Expectant Mother,
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for considering us
to raise your child. We have longed for a chance to expand our family and to
share our love with another child. We know this is not an easy decision for
you, but we assure you that we will be the best parents we can be for your
baby. A good home with strong family values will be the core of your baby’s
life. Our plan is to provide lots of love, nurturing, teaching and fun
childhood memories. It means the world to us to have a chance at parenting
We met 16 years ago at our church where we are still
faithful members. After a long friendship, we were married and are now 7 years
into our marriage with no regrets. We love doing things together. We farm, work
in youth ministry at our church and spend time with our families (our parents
are good friends with each other, too). Since we were married, our goal has
been to grow our family. Unfortunately, we struggled with infertility and
realized that God’s plan for us was to adopt. This was a huge step for our
family and we did not take this decision lightly! We have conceived twice since starting the
adoption process and now have 2 baby girls.
We feel so blessed, but in no way feel that adoption is less important
in our family’s plan. We’re committed to
being the best parents your little one could have.
We live in Arkansas in a small, country town in the
southeast part of the state. Our school district is a small, rural school
district that is very community-oriented. Friday night football and the
county fair are big deals around here. Currently, plans are in place for us to
build a house on land that we own close to the farm. It is a great place
to make childhood memories.
Our family attends church every Sunday and Wednesday night.
There is a really good children’s ministry at our church where your baby will
be well taken care of and can make lots of friends outside of school. Your
child will have lots of cousins to play with at family get-togethers too. We
spend every holiday with our big families. Thanksgiving and Christmas,
especially, are always spent with family around the dinner table. In the past,
we have taken turns with each other’s side of the family. However, we’re hoping
to make some new traditions with our own children. A homemade birthday cake
every year is a must! We will admit, though, that there are some aunts and
grandmothers who are cheek-pinchers. We protect children from them as much as
Please know that your decision will provide both us and your
baby with a wonderful chance to be a happy family. Once again, we thank you
from the bottom of our hearts.
Juli and Brett