Dear Expectant Mother,
Your decision to choose adoption may be the most difficult
decision you have had to make at this stage in your life. We cannot imagine how difficult it is to
entrust others to raise your child. We
are truly thankful that you are considering placing your child in our
care. Know that your child will be
raised in a loving family.
Shortly after getting married, we began our journey to
expand our family. After unsuccessful
infertility treatments, this did not dampen our desire for a child and we
turned to adoption to fulfill those desires.
We have other family members that have used adoption for their families
and have watched as these families have happily grown and flourished. While we feel we have so much to offer a
child, this cannot compare to what your child will give us as we complete our
family. We will love and nurture your
child as if he/she were our own.
Family is important to both of us. Although Huili’s family resides in China, the
power of the internet and social media allow us to remain in contact with them
in between annual visits. Wayne comes
from a large family: 10 brothers and sisters, 19 nieces and nephews, and 3
great nieces. Your child will be warmly
welcomed with open arms by a large, supportive group of people.
Huili and I are both college graduates, although in vastly
different fields. Huili has a PhD in
Humanities and is a college professor; Wayne has a Bachelor’s of Science in
Engineering. See, opposites do
attract. We feel a child will benefit
greatly by having parents with such diverse backgrounds. As college graduates, education is very
important to both of us. We will ensure
our child makes the most of all educational opportunities available to
them. We will strive to provide a vast
variety of experiences for the child as he or she determines their life’s
dreams and goals. As parents, we will
actively support their interests and goals and help guide them through life’s
We are fortunate to live in a beautiful home in semi-rural
New England in a tight-knit community with our golden retriever. There are plenty of children in the
neighborhood so your child will have lots of playmates. We enjoy outdoor activities, such as hiking,
and are lucky to have several trails close to us to enjoy at a moment’s
notice. We are also close enough to
metropolitan areas (Worcester and Boston) that we can also enjoy activities
such as visits to museums and zoos, concerts and sporting events. When the weather does not permit outdoor
activities, we enjoy reading a good book.
Sitting down and reading with a child will add a lot of enjoyment to
this activity. With Huili’s family in
another country, your child will get the advantage of international travel and
the opportunity to experience other cultures.
We look forward to sharing all of these activities with your child as we
help shape their life. As he or she
develops their own interests, we will strongly encourage their participation in
While we do not know the circumstances that lead you to the
decision to consider placing your child with another family, we all have the
same the same goal: to have the child raised in a loving, stable environment
with every opportunity for them to reach their full potential. We hope that this letter gives you the peace
of mind that your child will be raised with a good family and allow you to
pursue your life’s ambitions.
Huili and Wayne