Dear Expectant Parent:
We respect you for the difficult decision you face in
finding the right family for your child, and thank you for taking the time to
read our letter. If we are blessed to be chosen by you please know that your
child will be a wonderful addition in our lives and we can assure you that your baby will be entering a family filled with love and stability.
We have a strong belief in God and the path that he has set
before us began in 1999. This is the year we met and began to fall in love. We married
in 2003 in a small ceremony in California. After Edward graduated from law
school, he accepted his commission with the military which has allowed us to
see parts of the world that we never would have seen like Japan, China,
Australia, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Singapore, Spain, and South Korea. While
we enjoyed the adventures, eventually we began to plan expanding our love by
adding a child to our family.
We are not able to conceive and after multiple surgeries and
procedures, we again accepted the idea that there was another path for us. We
believe that family is not limited to biological individuals, it is comprised
of those that love you, accept you, stand beside you during difficult times,
and lift you higher at your lowest moments. With this, our dreams to become
parents were not dashed, but expanded beyond anything imaginable with the
miracle of becoming parents through the gift of adoption.
We were blessed to have a couple select us to be their son’s
adoptive parents in March, 2015. Through a whirlwind adventure of traveling to
meet the couple and then returning for the birth, we were introduced to our
son, Eryk. There are no words to capture how much we love and adore everything
Eryk does. Whether he’s asking for his favorite food, bananas, or breaking into
spontaneous dance, he is truly amazing. We have devoted ourselves to ensuring
that he is loved and encouraged to do anything he wants in this world. He is a
very caring toddler and he constantly follows our dog around trying to pet him,
feed him, or just play with him. Eryk will make a terrific big brother.
Edward is easy to talk to, he enjoys a good laugh and being
able to help where he can. His word is his bond and he does not give it
lightly. Edward doesn’t let things get to him and he makes sure to leave work
stress at work. When he gets home he wants to enjoy his family and our dog and
weekends are for spending time with family where he loves to do things that
will put a smile on our faces and he cannot wait to do the same for whomever
God places in our lives. He believes that children are so special and wants the
opportunity to share his experiences, life and love with both Eryk and a future
sibling, and to see them both bloom into strong, confident adults.
Farah enjoys her work and her family. She is a tremendous
mother to Eryk and has developed such a deep bond with him. She gives her all
in everything she does, whether it is through her therapeutic work or a
painting that she yearns to complete in order to add it to her collection. She
enjoys all things in life, from hearing another person laugh from the deepest
part of their belly, to dancing to a 1980’s song that most people have probably
forgotten. Farah believes that stress happens to us all, and when it does creep
up on her, she takes advantage of Eryk’s endless energy to run around the
playroom in our basement or enjoy the sun in our backyard. She looks forward to
sharing these moments of joy with our next child.
We have a little puppy (really he’s eleven, but he’s a puppy
to us) named Ze. He is a Yorkshire terrier and from his pictures we hope you
can see how friendly he is. He licks everyone he meets and immediately rolls
over so that all can rub his belly. He’s been a part of our family from the
beginning and we treasure him. I think sometimes he doesn’t know what to make
of Eryk, but then when Eryk starts dropping food from his high chair, Ze
remembers how much he loves having Eryk around.
We would love nothing more than to welcome this wonderful
blessing from you into our home and will genuinely love your child and be grateful for
each day that we are together to watch him or her grow and flourish. We would love
to meet you and answer any questions you may have. Again, we want to thank you
for making this incredibly difficult decision.
With the utmost respect and love,
Edward, Farah, Eryk, and Ze