Dear Expectant Mother,
Thank you for taking the time to read this letter and for
your brave choice. Having been adopted myself, we feel we have unique
experience that we can use to care for your child especially well, since being
an adoptee will bring up many emotions that will need to be met with empathy, unconditional
love, nurturing, and patience. We also want to mention that we are not adopting
because we can't have children of our own, as we have a beautiful 2-year-old
girl together. We are adopting because we feel it is God’s calling for us. We can’t
wait to give your child the same wonderful opportunity I was given. We also want
to make a few promises right up front. We promise to love your child as our own
and to involve you as much or as little as you desire. We promise to provide your
child with a loving family that will give them the opportunity to flourish
beyond their dreams, and the opportunity to always be safe. The opportunity for
the very best education, the opportunity to travel, and the opportunity to go
to any college they want,. These are all promises we make to you and as you get
to know us, you will know that we keep our promises.
We would like to share a little about our family. Mark and I
(Monica) have been married for 7 years and have a wonderful relationship. We
love to travel, eat, and spend time with our families. Both sets of parents
live minutes away and love coming over and spending time together. My brother
(adopted as well) and his wife and 3 young children, also live 5 minutes away. I
also have a 20-year-old, who I had when I was much younger. He doesn’t live at
home anymore, however, loves spending time with us, adores his little sister,
and can’t wait for a new sibling. We feel blessed to be in the position we are
in and want to give your child the opportunity to live a blessed life as well.
Our family is a tight unit and it often feels like Christmas because we gather
so often, eat good food, and share in our prosperity.
We live in a two-story house in sunny, Southern California. We
specifically moved to our neighborhood because of the wonderful school system. We
have a large kitchen where we love to make food for the whole family, a
playroom for the children and a gated pool in the backyard where we love to
barbecue in the summer. We live in a quiet cul-de-sac, so quiet that when the
windows are open, all you can hear is the birds chipping and the neighborhood
children laughing and playing. There are a few babies and toddlers who live in
our neighborhood and more are on the way. Our neighborhood has many activities
for children to get together and make friends. There are numerous parks nearby with
large trees, ponds, ducks and great play equipment.
I love spending time with family, like to work out, and like
to spend time with close friends. Mark loves to spend time with family, golf,
and build stuff. Mark and I both have senior level positions in our careers and
work from home and make our own hours. Often, we will visit our local aquarium,
zoo, or park during the week because family is our number one priority. We also
have a family friend who helps us watch our daughter, however we are just an
ear shot away.
We will be praying for you to find us and thought we’d share
one of our favorite verses: "For I know the plans I have for you, plans to
prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Mark & Monica