Dear Expectant Mother,
We cannot begin to imagine how difficult this must be for
you. We want you to know that we
appreciate your brave and courageous consideration to place your child for
adoption. Should we be blessed to raise
your child, we promise to continue to tell them that you made this decision out
of love. We hope that as you continue to
read about us you can see the love and support waiting for your child in our
We have always considered
adoption to grow our family. Life threw
us some curve balls and we decided to try and have biological children
first. After many unsuccessful attempts
we came back to Plan A, adoption.
Nicole’s mother is adopted and she looks forward to having a special
bond with her grandchild as a fellow adoptee.
We strongly feel this is where we are meant to be and are so
appreciative for the chance to parent your child.
When we picture our life with your child, we can imagine
going to Disney as a family just as Nicole did growing up. Justen also looks forward to family camping
trips. We can picture going on family
hikes and spending time at Nicole’s family beach cottage. We envision walking along the beach, building
sand castles, and having picnics. We can
also picture the normal day-to-day things such as sitting around the table and
having dinner as a family, reading a book to them, or playing a game.
We enjoy spending a lot of
time with family. Almost every weekend
we have family dinner with Nicole’s side of the family. Nicole has a close-knit family including her
parents, grandmother, brother, sister-in-law, and our niece (3) and nephew
(1). At many people’s family gatherings,
we have noticed adults sitting and talking to one another while the children
play. Well, not in this family! Just recently we had a family dinner and our
niece wanted to play outside. So, we all
went outside and kicked around a ball with her.
We loved seeing the joy and excitement on her face and look forward to
creating those memories with a child of our own.
Justen works as an
architectural designer, and Nicole works as a Registered Nurse in the Operating
Room. She works at a day surgery center
and is lucky to have weekends, holidays, and nights off. She works four days a week and we are lucky
that our shifts are at different times.
Nicole goes in earlier and is out earlier, while Justen goes in later
and is out later. This will mean less
time that we need someone else to be with your child. We are lucky that we will not need daycare. The four days a week that Nicole works, her
mom, grandmother, and Justen’s mom will all take different days to be with your
child. We are so lucky to have so many
supportive family members.
As you can see, family means
everything to us and we are so grateful for the chance to parent your
child. Thank you for taking the time to
read this and for your selfless choice.
Justen and Nicole