Dear Expectant Mother—
The decision you are about to make could change both of our
lives forever and we are grateful you would consider us to share in your
journey. We can’t imagine all the things you have to consider making this
brave, selfless and loving decision, but we offer you our support,
understanding and gratitude.
To place your child in our home would be like a gift from
God for us. We have all the bits and pieces ready to make a forever home: We
have been together for more than 12 years and have tons of relatives and
friends with kids close by. Our family already contains one teenager, Tom’s
daughter and Julie’s step-daughter Kayla who is 17, as well as a pet dog and
cat. Our home is in the city in a really cool, artsy, historic area that offers
so many things to do just steps away from our doorstep. Not to mention the
three major rivers and amazing urban parks. It’s the best of both worlds and
perfect for exposing children to creative, artistic and nature experiences.
We aren’t sure where you are on your journey to adoption,
but ours started like many others on this website: we tried to conceive for
many years, and ultimately health issues didn’t allow that to happen. Soon
after we began to learn about adoption and are convinced this was the path we
were meant to be on all along. Adoption will allow us to complete our 7-year
journey, and will fulfill lifelong dreams to be parents together. Thank you for
Adoption, like having your own children, and even getting
married, is a lifelong commitment we are so excited to make. And with that we’d
like to pledge our commitment to your child:
- We promise to love your baby, unconditionally, because all
children deserve love, support and compassion.
- We promise to do everything in our power to make sure they
have the best life possible, so they can grow into whatever person they are
meant to be.
- We promise to open our hearts to you, in whatever capacity
that may be, so that we can all grow from this experience.
- And lastly, we promise to never forget the sacrifice you
made and the gift you gave us. We will cherish every moment, the good and the
bad, the ups and the downs because love always prevails.
Thank you for reading about us. Our prayers go out to you.
Julie and Tom