Dear Expectant Mother,
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to introduce
ourselves and considering us as the adoptive parents of your child. We are
Dustin and Enrique and we’ve been married for two years. We are grateful that
you love your unborn child so much that you would contemplate an adoption plan
for him or her. We are extremely excited to become first-time parents so that
we can share the love we have for each other with a child.
When we met six years ago, we hit it off right away since we
both loved all things geeky, such as Star Wars, building Legos, and the
Saturday morning cartoons that we grew up with. We will definitely try our
hardest to pass on the love of geeky things to any child we raise. Dustin
brought to our relationship his lovable and energetic Jack Russell terrier,
Ryley, and soon after we decided to rescue our fluffball, Wookie, who is a
Siberian Husky. They have both been wonderful with our friends’ children and we
know they will love playing with a child in the house.
We live in a beautiful townhome community in the suburbs Virginia.
Our neighborhood has a diverse ethnic composition and is full of families with
children playing in the community playgrounds. Enrique is an IT project manager
and Dustin works in technical support for an accounting software firm and is
going to school part time to earn his Bachelor’s degree in computer science.
On our days off, we love going to the movies, hiking,
camping, and of course building Legos or doing some other geeky stuff. We
especially love to travel and frequently go overseas with our close group of
friends. We can’t wait to share all of these experiences with a child.
We have many friends with small children, including
Enrique’s adorable godson, who live near us and have already volunteered to
babysit. Dustin’s aunt lives only 30 minutes away and his brother lives nearby
as well. We enjoy visiting them regularly. Enrique’s parents and most of his
extended family live in South Florida where he grew up, but we never miss
visiting them for the traditional Cuban pig roast on Christmas Eve. We are
thankful that our families have always been supportive of our relationship and
they can’t wait to dote on a little tyke.
We both feel that we are ready for the next step in our
relationship. We want to raise a child and share all that we love with him or
her. We want to shape and mold a young person into something great. We want to
pass on our cultures and give the next generation the opportunities that our
parents gave us and more.
Thank you again for taking the time to read our letter. We
are interested in learning about the hopes and dreams you have for your child
and how we can make them come true. We know that the decisions you have ahead
are hard ones, but whatever you decide we wish the best for you and your child.
Dustin and Enrique