Dear Expectant Mother,
Thank you for giving us the time to show you a glimpse into our lives. We are excited to share with you a bit about ourselves and our family. It is our hope after this letter, that you can feel the admiration we have for you and your consideration, along with the love and constant support we will have for your baby. We are truly humbled by your strength and courage to consider adoption for your child.
Our names are Becca and Ryan, and we live in a beautiful New Hampshire town. We are blessed to be parents and are so excited at the opportunity to expand our family. We know how special that bond between child and parent is and we promise to honor that every day of our lives. We do not take for granted what this consideration must mean to you and in turn the opportunity that you are gifting us with. We are excited to have you be a part of this child’s story, sharing positive traits of you, and will always hold you with the utmost respect. We would love for you to get a feel for what life with our family is like, so let’s dig in.
We both grew up in New Hampshire and love all the area has to offer. While we live in a small town, we are within an hour of a big city, giving us the opportunity to live by a diverse group of people and activities. We love visiting the children’s museums, taking in a show, or dining at authentic restaurants. While having the busy city life within reach, we love having quiet nights at home most. Some of our favorite weekly activities involve our family dinners, movie and game nights, and one of our favorites, dance parties in the family room. We are close to the mountains and ocean and often frequent local trails with our two dogs. We are very family oriented and enjoy sharing our lives with our parents and siblings that live close by.
We live on one and a half acres of land. Our kids love exploring the woods attached to the property and we often have wildlife crossing the yard. Our colonial home is on a cul-de-sac, where we are lucky to have our best friends living right across the street. We often barbecue or have laughs around a campfire, where the kids roast marshmallows and make s’mores. The neighborhood kids often ride their bikes down our street to come and play on our swings and play set, or have our kiddos join in riding around the loop. In the warmer months we all love being in the yard doing water activities and have a great hill for sledding in the winter.
While we have been fortunate to be parents to three amazing children, we have always wanted to grow our family. Over the last year, as the kids are getting older, and more independent, we have decided that it is the right moment to add to our family once more. We continue to have this overwhelming feeling that we are not done being parents. We have so much more love to give and adopting is the perfect option for us. Your child is perfect and we will spend every day making sure they know that. We are lucky to have Ryan in a flexible and stable job that supports us financially. It allows us to experience all life has to offer. I am able to stay home and instill the values and morals that are important to us in raising our children. We know life has ups and downs, but we are stronger for going through those moments together. We have built our relationship on honesty and know we must always be open with one another and our children. We always make sure they choose kindness first along with keeping a positive self-image. We love being silly and down to earth, and know that each child is different and we will nurture their individual personalities and interests.
Not only will you be offering us the chance at being parents again, but you are allowing our children’s hearts to grow as they are going to be blessed to be a big sister or brother. Our kids always ask when we are having another baby and literally jumped for joy when we shared the adoption news. It is such a gift to watch the bond between them and we can’t wait to have our family strengthened by your addition. We are so excited to embark on this journey to find the missing piece to our family.
We recognize the consideration you are making must be one of the most difficult to face in a parent's life. We want you to know that we will do everything to honor the decision you make and do right by you and your baby. We can’t imagine the weight it must carry and know it must be hard doing so through limited words in this letter. Our only hope is that the forces that have lead both of us on this journey will bring us together in the near future. Thank you for considering us for your baby.
Ryan & Rebecca