Dear Expectant Mother,
First and foremost, thank you. Thank you for considering us.
We acknowledge your thoughtful consideration for the biggest decision you will
make for your child’s life. We are incredibly humbled and thankful for the opportunity
to love, care for and raise your child in an extremely light-hearted,
supportive, happy home. We can’t imagine how difficult this entire process must
be for you. After reading many letters, seeing tons of pictures, trying to
decide whether we could possibly be the family you could see raising your baby
must be beyond overwhelming. Will this letter and our pictures show you who we
truly are? We really hope so.
We must have tried writing this letter 10 times already. Every
time, we get a weird feeling, “How do we put into words what this means to us?”
How can we explain how we already feel for your baby that we want beyond words?
How do we express the feelings of love and warmth we want to shower on your baby?
How do we alleviate your fears and explain the life we can offer your child? How
could we possibly express how much Alana (our 6-year-old daughter) wants to be
a big sister?
We will cultivate and give your baby every possible
opportunity to flourish in life. With a loving big sister and a large extended
family, he or she will want for nothing, having more than enough doting family
members around to shower him or her with the love needed to be the best they
can be in life. With our love of travel and experiencing life to its fullest,
your baby will never be bored, from exploring the beaches of the Outer Banks to
watching the sunrise over the ocean in Hawaii, we will always be expanding
horizons. We will share our success and opportunities in life, teaching them to
take the challenges of life in stride and learning from the mistakes that will
inevitably exist in life.
You might be asking yourself, why us? Daily, we are both
amazed at the amount of love we have for our daughter, Alana. We are extremely
close with our siblings, and couldn’t imagine a life without them, and since
the day we had her, almost 6 years ago, we imagined having a larger family so
that she would experience that love that only a sibling can give and get. We
have so much love to give, and are so ready to give that “excess” love to
We love to do activities as a family. We are active,
outdoorsy people, who camp and fish as often as our busy schedules will allow. We
also love to sit back and watch movies. We cook dinners as a family with Alana helping.
We talk about everything; there is not a topic we haven’t spoken about in
depth. We laugh that this makes us unique, but we truly love to spend time
together as a family.
We would like to thank you again for your consideration. If
we could leave you with one thought, it would be quite simple: We will love
your child as our own. There is nothing we won’t do for our family all the
while providing an exceptional life for our children.
Arnold & Alyson