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
for you to choose us to raise your baby, he or she will grow up in a home where
they will be surrounded by love, nurtured, cherished, and supported for their
entire life. We also want you to know that we will share how our family was
able to grow very early on in your child’s life. That will include sharing how
you helped us to complete our family and our hope of having a baby to love and
raise in our home. We hope that you can be a part of this, whether it is
through visits or by us sharing pictures and accomplishments through the years.
We are Mike and Lindsay. We have been married for almost ten
years, together for over thirteen. Even though Mother Nature hasn't cooperated
in our dream of growing our family, we have discussed the possibility of
adopting ever since our honeymoon when we had the chance to meet a lovely
family with two adopted children. The possibility of welcoming your child into
our family and home is in no way a compromise for us.
Beginning to grow our family would mean the world to both of
us - not to mention some very 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 with the extended family, 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 those things through the eyes of your child. Boy or girl, Mike really
wants to teach someone how to catch a baseball and swing a golf club. And
Lindsay is hoping to share her love of cooking and family recipes, the way her
mom and grandparents did for her growing up.
When building our home in the suburbs in Pennsylvania, our
future family was very much at the forefront of our minds. We live in a great 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. The baby’s
nursery and playroom will be all ready to go soon. While play and cuddles will
always be a top 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, please know that we will be the
best, most loving, and supportive parents we can be. If you select us, we will
be eternally grateful and promise that your child will never want for anything.
Thank you so very much for considering us as potential adoptive parents of your
With many thanks,
Mike & Lindsay