As we write this letter to you, we do not know who you are
or what you are experiencing. Yet, we feel a deep concern for you and your baby’s
well-being. We can only imagine your feelings in deciding to let us care for
your baby. As hard as it must be for you, we are grateful for your willingness
to give your baby life and the chance to be with our family. We are committed
to providing the best home we can for your precious little one. We can assure
you that we will apply what we have learned as parents to love and care for
You are probably wondering why we want to adopt. We have come
to feel that our family is not complete. While we are eternally grateful for each
of our nine children, we feel that someone is missing. That may be surprising when
we have a large family already, but that is why we want to welcome your baby
into our hearts and home. We come from families of nine and ten kids ourselves
and we have seen how a large family can be a wonderful thing. We want to create
positive, lasting memories for each of our children. Each member of our family
learns so much by interacting with their siblings, both older and younger.
When we talked with our kids about adopting, we weren’t sure
how they would react. However, from the oldest to the youngest able to
understand, they were very excited. Several had already asked us before about
having more children. At the time, we weren’t sure what to say. Now that we are
going to add to our family, our children are very excited and are looking
forward to bringing a new baby home. Your baby will be welcomed and loved by
our whole family with all our hearts.
You may wonder what life will be like with us. We live where
we get to enjoy all four seasons. We have been here over twelve years and plan to
stay long term. We live in a safe, family neighborhood with walking/biking
trails, and are just minutes from several city parks. We are a very active and
happy family. Your baby will be involved in many things, like school, church,
music, dance, art, and sports. Our children attend public and charter schools.
We plan for all of our children to attend college and will provide that
opportunity for your baby as well. We love the great outdoors and enjoy camping,
hiking, biking, and kayaking together. (It is a lot of logistics and a lot of
work, but it’s worth it!) Your baby will be close in age to our youngest ones, so
they will have siblings to play with all the time. They will receive so much
attention and love!
We enjoy celebrating birthdays and holidays. We have lots of
traditions in our family. We make breakfast in bed for everyone’s birthday and
each of our children gets to go on a birthday date with Mom and Dad. We love
Halloween and trick-or-treating. We love dressing up and enjoy having a Halloween
dinner with lots of fun food! We love making pies together at Thanksgiving.
It’s our time to be at home and enjoy talking and playing games together.
Christmastime is always exciting and fun at our home! Each of the kids has a big
quilted stocking that matches their baby quilt that Liz makes. We enjoy making
cookies for Santa and writing him a letter. Christmas morning is amazing at our
house! Each Valentine’s we enjoy a dinner together as a family. We write a
letter to each of our children and tell them how much we love them (we do this
other times of the year as well). These are just a few of our traditions that look
forward to sharing with your child!
We are very excited for your baby to be a part our family.
We will be the best parents we can and provide your baby the best home
possible. We hope you will find comfort and happiness knowing that your baby
will be loved and cherished.
Liz and Jared