Dear Expectant Mother,
Thank you. Thank you for your strength. Thank
you for your selflessness. Thank you for your courage. We are so grateful to
you. If it weren’t for you, we wouldn’t be able to bring another child into our
family. You are so brave, and we are truly thankful.
We can’t begin to imagine how difficult this
is for you. This experience must be so scary and emotional. Although we are not
in your position, you are not alone. Hopefully, we can bring you some peace by
explaining how we plan to raise your precious child. We want you to feel
comfortable with your decision. We want you to know how loved your baby will
be. We want you to know how safe they will be in our care. We want you to know
how prepared and ready we are to give them the best opportunities we can offer.
We want you to know that we will not take this opportunity to parent your child
We got married over 9 years ago. We spent the
first half of our marriage laying the foundation for our future by establishing
our careers and buying a home. Then we spent the next four years trying to get
pregnant. We tried numerous fertility treatments, and still no success. But we
didn’t lose hope. Once we realized DNA and biology doesn’t matter to us, we
decided to stop spending our time and money on medical treatments and explore
adoption instead. We had experienced some heartbreak, but we could never
imagine our lives without children. We refused to give up, and we knew adoption
was the best way for our family to grow. We have so much love to give, and we
are confident adoption is the best way to make our dreams become a reality.
We welcomed our precious daughter to our
family through adoption on April 20, 2018. Josie is our beautiful blessing. We
love her beyond measure and we are so fortunate to be her parents. Josie is one
and a half and full of energy, sass, laughter and joy. Parenthood has been our
greatest adventure and we have truly cherished every moment with our sweet
girl. We would love to be able to give Josie a younger sibling she can grow up
with and experience their childhoods together.
We’d like to tell you what kind of parents we
will be. We will provide your baby with a safe home filled with love and
laughter. We will carry on some traditions that our parents did with us, as
well as creating new traditions that will be special to us. We will nurture your
sweet, little baby. We will sing to them. We will read to them. We will cuddle
and snuggle them. We will have fun! We will ride bikes, go swimming, fly kites,
play catch, and color the sidewalks with chalk. We will hike, go to the beach, play
board games, go sledding, cook, bake, and go camping and fishing. We will
encourage them to use their imagination. We will support their dreams. We will
always be there to listen and offer advice. We will show them love, teach them
how to forgive, and explain the importance of honesty. We will always have open
communication about the adoption. We can assure you, your child will be kissed
and told, “I love you,” all day, every day!
Again, thank you and bless you. We couldn’t do
this without you.
All our love,
Colby, Meghan and Josie