Dear Expectant Mother,
Let us begin by thanking you for considering us to become
parents to your baby. We know that this is a huge decision and we want you to
know how blessed we would feel should you choose us. While we can’t imagine
what you’re going through, we are certainly thinking about you and wishing you
the best with all our hearts.
It is hard to tell the full story of who we are in one
letter but I’d love to give it a try. Betsy and I met six years ago on
eHarmony. I know what you’re thinking…what is so romantic about a couple that
met online? I promise you that, had you been there on our first date, you would
have thought it was a fairy tale. There was definitely a spark that lit between
us and we talked for hours on that first date.
Ever since our first date we have been virtually
inseparable. We are truly best friends and partners. We love to spend time
outdoors, whether hiking or kayaking and we love to cook and sometimes just be
together on the couch, watching TV or curled under a blanket with a good book.
We love spending time with our family and friends and there
is rarely a weekend that goes by without a visit to or from one of our family
members. We spend as much time with them as we can.
We know that we are truly fortunate to have each other in
our lives. As our love for each other has grown, so has our desire to start a
family. Each of us has always wanted to be a parent as long as we can remember.
Like a lot of other people who are trying to adopt, we have tried for quite a
while to conceive; over three years to be more precise.
As we sit here writing to you now, we can’t help but imagine
what becoming parents will be like for us. It brings a warm smile to our faces
and an overwhelming sense of joy. We can’t wait to teach your child to ride a
bike, to read to them, to teach them to throw a baseball and to watch him or
her open presents on Christmas. We are ready to truly devote ourselves to
providing a loving, caring, and supportive home for your baby and we would be
so thankful if you chose us.
Mike & Betsy