Dear Expectant Parents,
We deeply respect you and your decision to give life to your child. We know that because you love your child, the decision about who you want to parent him or her is a hard one to make and that you want to do what is best for your child.
Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know us a little bit. We want you to know that we are so excited about adopting a child. We already love, pray for, and are preparing for your child. We have been adopted into the family of God and deeply desire to share the love that we have for each other and for Jesus with a child. God's love for us is unchanging and constant. It is not based on anything we have done and there's nothing we can do that will make Him stop loving us. This is the kind of love we want to give to the child that is entrusted to us.
Our life and hearts are open and waiting for the baby that we will adopt! We have a full and happy life and can't wait to add another child into the mix! Colin’s teaching and work schedule is flexible so that he can work from home some days. Heather is a stay-at-home-mom to our 2 ½-year-old daughter Catherine, and loves helping her experience new things and encouraging her creativity. Our faith is very important to us and we regularly attend church. In addition, Heather participates in a Bible study for moms during which Catherine enjoys playing with the other children.
We have been married for 15 years, and during those years have experienced many wonderful things together as well as challenging and hard things. Both the good and the bad have brought us closer as a couple, and taught us more about ourselves and how to love and support each other. From the beginning of our dating relationship, we have talked about adoption as a way to grow our family. These conversations continued after we were married for several years and found it hard to get pregnant. Adopting our daughter Catherine was one of the biggest blessings of our lives, and we are so excited to be adopting again!
We can't wait to love and nurture your child as he or she grows and experiences new things. Your child will have a sister to play with, confide in, and share experiences together. We both had wonderful childhoods, full of fun and family, and want to provide that same safe, secure, and happy environment for our children. We love sharing things like our love of reading, being outdoors, playing with the dogs, taking walks, laughing and being together, and family meals. We love to take photos and promise that we will share those photos and experiences with you as your child grows!
If you would decide to entrust your child to us, we would be so overjoyed! We will consistently provide for, protect, encourage, and love your child. We will support his or her individual gifts and abilities. We will ask forgiveness when we make mistakes and seek to do better the next time. We commit to speak to your child about you in a way that honors you and the loving choices you have made. We will tell your child from the beginning that they were adopted and that they are incredibly loved, both by you for your courageous choices and by us as a part of our family. We would make sure they knew that we were expectantly waiting and praying for them, and that when you chose us to be your child’s parents, you gave us the greatest gift imaginable.
Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know more about us. We hope to get to know about you in the future. Whatever you decide we hope and pray that the Lord would guide and bless you and your child.
Colin and Heather