Dear Expectant Mother,
We wanted to say that we are honored and grateful that by
simply reading this letter, you are considering us to raise your baby as our
own. Whatever circumstances have led you to this decision, we want you to know
that your baby will become the center of our world, since we have no other
children, and most likely will not plan for any more. We are sure there are
many emotions that you are feeling right now. Even though we may neither relate
to your situation nor understand your feelings, we can empathize and truly view
you as a heroine. Indeed, you had other options, and we believe that even if
you don’t select us, you are still making a brave decision.
If we are fortunate enough to be selected by you, we would
like you to know that your baby’s life will most certainly be filled with love,
education, support, direction, sports and leisure. In addition, he or she will
experience an abundance of social interactions with our friends, their children,
and of course, our families. Your child will learn to interact with animals at
an early age, as we have a family dog, as well as pets in our immediate
We both believe the most important thing a parent can give a
child is the proper tools and mindset to grow up and become the best adult that
they can be. You can be rest assured that this concept will never be forgotten.
We won’t just be raising a child, but also educating and fostering confidence
along with physical health, strength and mental toughness, to be best prepared
to face all the challenges the world has to offer. We don’t plan to be smothering
parents, but hopefully will strike a good blend of supervision and space to
help your child grow into an independent adult.
In our small family, we enjoy many traditions that involve
spending time together. Every year during the holidays, we venture off to a
local Christmas tree farm and cut down our own tree (or Jonathan cuts it down and
Stephanie takes picturesJ).
We also try to get to a beach vacation at least once a year since we both
really enjoy the water. Sometimes that is with Stephanie’s parents who live in
Florida, or here in Maryland. Other outings that we enjoy include going to the
movies at least 2-3 times per month. Last but not least, in the fall during
football season, Sundays are often spent watching the games, eating and just
relaxing for most of the day.
In summary, we would like to say that we believe as parents
we can offer an abundance of life experience, compassion and love to your child
as they climb the ladder of life. May light find you in the darkest of times as
all storms will pass and the sun shall shine again.
Jonathan and Stephanie