Our names are Brent and Lida. First we want
to thank you for considering us as parents for your child. We cannot imagine
the feelings you have or will experience in your decision to plan an adoption
for your child. We admire your courage and strength, and hope this letter and
our profile gives you an accurate image of who we are and the kind of parents
we will be to your child. We want you to know that we will do anything possible
to make this experience comfortable for you.
We have both been looking forward to having
children for a long time. We have been married for 3 years now and know that
the time is right. We tried for over a year to have our own child, but we were
unsuccessful. However, we are very happy that our infertility has brought us to
adopting because we know that this is the right solution for us. We hope to
create the best possible life for your child.
We were both brought up in loving homes with
lots of family around, and family is still very important to us. We both have brothers
with children who we see as often as we can, and both of our mothers live in
the area. Our family is all so happy for us and anxious to meet, and probably
spoil, our new addition.
We both have good jobs and have flexible
schedules that will work well together for raising a child. We are so fortunate
to have schedules that work out so your child will be able to be with one, or
the other, or both of us nearly all the time.
Brent has been with his current employer for
16 years starting as a computer programmer and now acting as the Senior
Director of a large development team. Lida has spent the last 15 years as a
dance teacher and office manager at her family's dance studio, which she will
take over when her mother retires. Lida has found that taking dance not only
teaches children how to dance, but it also teaches coordination, how to work
towards a goal, as well as encouraging exercise. Brent's love of sports
balances Lida's love of the arts, and we want you to know your child's choices
will be their own to make. We will encourage them in whatever path they choose.
We have also recently moved to a new home in
a small town suburb. We live in a large home with a freshly painted bedroom for
your baby and ample room for toys and play areas. We are so excited to
introduce our child to the outdoors in our 14 acre forest, and we know he or
she will love playing with the other children in the area.
Thank you again for taking time to consider
us. We hope this brief description of us and our life gives you an idea of what
we are like, but please continue on to the rest of our profile to find out
Lida & Brent