Dear Expectant Mother,
Thank you for taking the time to read our letter. We cannot
begin to imagine the difficult decisions you are facing. If we are lucky enough
to be chosen to raise your baby, he or she would grow up in a home where they
would be loved, nurtured, and supported for their entire life.
We are Mike and Lindsay. We have been married for almost
nine years, together for twelve. While nature hasn't exactly cooperated in our
attempts to get pregnant, we have discussed adoption ever since our honeymoon
when we met a lovely couple with two adopted children. The possibility of
welcoming an adopted child into our home and lives is in no way a compromise.
Beginning to grow our family would mean the world to both of
us - not to mention some eager grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins! A
typical day in our home is a home-cooked dinner, walking the dog, and some
quiet time. Weekends in the summer are usually spent cooking out, hanging at
the pool, or bicycling around nearby trails. Weekends in the winter may be
spent cooking something all day that smells wonderful, diving into a house
project, or cheering on our favorite sports teams.
We have been lucky enough to travel quite a bit in our lives
together so far. We cannot wait to travel with your child, introducing him or
her to new and exciting experiences all around the world - and for us, getting
to see things through the eyes of a child.
When building our home in Pennsylvania, our future family
was very much at the forefront of our minds. We live in a lovely neighborhood
on a safe and quiet cul-de-sac with a playground up the street, the best
schools in the area, and kids running and playing everywhere. Your child’s
bedroom and playroom will be all ready to go soon. While play and cuddles will
always be a priority, so will reading, learning and developing traits that will
help your child grow into a kind and good person.
As you weigh your decision, know that we will be the best,
most loving, and supportive parents we can be. Thank you for considering us as
potential adoptive parents of your baby.
With much thanks,
Mike & Lindsay