Dear Expectant Mother,
In this incredibly hard decision for you, across the miles, we are sending you
a warm hug and so much love for whatever decision you make. We are wishing you
and your baby all the good in this world!
In the beginning, every time we started writing this letter,
we would tear up over this emotional and wonderful experience. How can we
possibly put into words all the love and warmth we feel already for this little
soul that we so much want to welcome into our home. And how happy it would make
us to alleviate your worries and fears about the destiny of your baby. Let us
try to say how wonderful and cared for your baby will be in our family.
We will cherish and give your baby every possible
opportunity in life to succeed. We will open up a whole world to him, with a
warm home, loving family and friends, a sunny life near the beach and exciting
travel as they grow and learn about the world. We have cultural traditions not
only of our own country and family but also of those of our extended family and
friends. We would like to integrate cultural traditions from you as well. By
sharing all that we have, all the blessings, and success and the opportunities,
and everything we’ve achieved in life with your baby, we will also teach
him/her to take on the challenges of life. To be smart and resilient, strong,
but also loving and kind and forgiving to people around them.
We are fortunate to have family and friends not just here in
California, but also around the country and around the world from our years of
living abroad. Our hope is to provide your little one with experiences of
learning about the world firsthand, and to provide opportunities for them
wherever their heart takes them. We travel with our family and friends, get
together for big celebrations, and speak several languages, which your baby
will be exposed to as well. They will grow up in beautiful Southern California
with walks on the beach, hiking in the hills, and our annual camping trips,
complete with campfires and roasted marshmallows.
Our hearts are with you as you consider your path and next
steps. In the end, we want you to know that our home will be a loving, safe,
and supportive home for your baby, and the little one will grow up knowing
about how much their birth mom wanted to give them the best possible life.
Safy & Marina