Dear Expectant Mother,
We can’t even begin to understand
how hard this is for you, but we want you to know what a brave decision we
think you are making.
We want very much to adopt a
child, not because we cannot have one of our own (we’ve never had any testing),
but because we want to give your child a home. We want you to know how much we
will love and care for your baby and that they will have everything they will
ever need. This is our promise to you. We know that this is a very difficult
decision and we want to do everything we can to make it easier for you and want
to assure you your baby will be well taken care of.
You’re probably wondering what
life is like in our home and what it would be like for your child. There are so
many things we love to do. We both like working out; Gregg likes to ride his
bike and go to the gym and Jennifer loves to go kickboxing. We love traveling together.
We try to take one big trip each year to explore new places. We’ve been to Ireland,
Costa Rica, Grenada, Tahiti, Canada, and more. We also like to take little
trips throughout the year within the U.S. There’s so much world out there to
explore! We also love relaxing at home with just the 2 of us or spending
quality time with friends and family. We enjoy having cookouts and dinner get-togethers.
Having a child is only going to enrich our lives and the things we do. We can’t
wait to take a little one to see awe inspiring places like the Grand Canyon and
Yosemite National Park. We look forward to things like camping and going to
Disney World with family. When they are a little older we look forward to going
on world travels together. We look forward to being active with your child and doing
things like bike riding or even just walking the dog as a family. We are very
much looking forward to things like ball games or gymnastic meets or any other
activities your child is interested in. We will always support whatever
activities they want to be involved in. On top of all this, between the 2 of us
we have so many family members who can’t wait to meet and shower your child
with love. Family is everything and from grandparents to aunts and uncles to
cousins there will be no shortage of love in our home.
We have a beautiful home and live
in a great, family-friendly neighborhood. We live down the street from family
and have 2 beautiful nieces. Your baby will grow up surrounded by grandparents,
aunts, uncles, and cousins, and be deeply loved by all of them. Family is
everything to us. We love spending time with them and taking family vacations. It’s
something we look forward to doing with a child. Our hope is to show your child
the world and show them cultures beyond their own.
We promise to instill good
morals, to teach them right from wrong, and to treat others as they would want
to be treated. We promise to teach through actions and not just words, and we
want to be the positive role models that every child needs. We will be there
always, through the hard times and the good. This is our promise to you and
your baby. We are truly grateful for your decision.
With heartfelt thanks,
Jennifer and Gregg