wife Emily and I have been married for 10 years. We were fortunate to know
early on that when it would be time for us to start a family, our children
would come to us through adoption.
kids will find you,” while talking with a father of two adopted children this
advice struck me. My friend told me this with a certainty that made me believe it
was true. Our kids will find us.
so we began to think, pray and read about international and domestic adoption, then
research and decide. As you read this letter, we imagine it is also true that
we have both been on quite different journeys, but perhaps now our path will
cross in the life of your child.
this letter and additional information, even speaking to us directly, our hope
is that you will see how important family is in our lives. It is the experience
of growing up with extended family and friends that made our childhoods diverse
and wonderful. We are most excited to share similar experiences with your child
like: Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners with seats for more than 30, riding
bikes with cousins, sharing a lifetime of knowledge about the ocean, sailing
and fishing, as well as introducing your child to best friends from different
cultures, and living in far away places.
of all, you should know that we have grown up in a community of love and
support. This environment will be passed on to the next generation, and in it, care
for your child would overflow.
don’t believe we’ll ever understand what it is that you are going through; we do
believe you must be brave, and strong.
if it is your child who finds us, we are grateful that you chose to bring life
into the world. You have decided to bless a couple like Emily and me with the
gift of building a family, where otherwise there might be none.
you for taking the time to read our letter, and consider us for the most
important role of caring for, loving and nurturing your child.