Dear Expectant Mom:
Our hearts are filled with love
and a deep respect for you and for your decision to give life to your
child. We know that you love your
child, and making a decision about who you want to parent him or her is a hard
one to make. Just as you want the very best for your child, we do as well.
Thank you so much for taking the
time to get to know us. We are so
excited and ready to welcome your child into our family and already love, pray
for, and are preparing for your child. We have a nursery all set up and
are just waiting to paint and add some decorations when we know if it’s going
to be a boy or a girl! Our daughter
Catherine is so excited to have a sibling and we talk frequently about things we
will do when the baby gets here.
Heather would describe Colin as
kind, caring, and a hard worker. He is
an amazing father who reads stories in silly voices, builds with Duplos, pushes
Catherine on the swing, runs beside her as she rides her bike, cuddles her when
she cries, and sings songs with her. Colin
is a teacher and his work schedule is flexible so that he can work from home
some days and is home for holidays, school breaks and during the summer months.
Heather is a stay-at-home-mom, and loves helping Catherine experience new
things and encouraging her creativity. Colin
thinks that Heather is a wonderfully loving, imaginative, and fun mom who
introduces Catherine to different music, dancing, and lots of wonderful places
around town. Heather and Catherine share
a special relationship that’s displayed when they make brownies, paint, make
pictures with stickers, or snuggle to watch a show like Muppet Babies or Curious
George. Heather has a great sense of humor, a tender heart for others, and a
desire to help people flourish.
Our family and friends are very
supportive and we get together as often as we are able! On Colin’s side
of the family, he has one grandmother and some extended family that live near
us. Then his parents, three siblings, their spouses and four nieces and
nephews live across the country. Catherine adores getting to spend time
with her cousins, who range in age from five years to 18 months old. On
Heather’s side of the family, there are all four of her grandparents, her
parents, and her brother, sister, and her sister’s husband. Catherine loves spending time with them.
Heather’s parents and brother live near the beach so that is always a fun thing
to do when we go to visit them. Through the years we have also really
enjoyed taking family vacations with our families and Heather’s parents are
very excited about taking their grandkids to Disney in the future! Our friends at church threw us a shower to
help us prepare and get ready for this adoption and we feel so loved and
supported by them!
We promise to provide for,
protect, encourage and love your child unconditionally. We will support his or her individual gifts
and abilities. We will always speak of you in a loving way and share with your
child from the very beginning of your incredible love for them. They will also know that we had been praying
for them and when you chose us to be your child’s parents, you gave us the
greatest gift imaginable. We love to take photos and promise that we
will share those photos and experiences with you as your child grows!
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.
Thank you so much for taking the
time to get to know more about us. We can’t wait to get to know you and we pray
that the Lord will guide you and bless you and your child.
Colin and Heather