Dear Expectant Mother,
Though we don’t know the circumstances behind the position
in which you find yourself, the fact that you are considering adoption
demonstrates courage and a great love for your unborn child, and for that we
are both grateful for you and incredibly proud of you.
We pray that as you get to know us, you will become
comfortable in the knowledge that your child will be unconditionally accepted,
loved, taken care of, and guided throughout their life. Your selfless decision
and gift of adoption is not taken for granted. We are so grateful for the
opportunity to be considered to be the family you choose for your child, and
you will never be forgotten. Your child will always know that you chose life
for him/her, and what an amazing and courageous choice that is.
We have always wanted to have children, but we have not been
able to have biological children. We have waited a long time to begin the
adoption process to ensure that we were ready to be the best home for your
child, rather than rushing God’s timing simply to have a child in our home. God
has blessed us tremendously, and we want to share those blessings with a child.
We both grew up in large families, so though we do not have
any other children in our home, the child God chooses to place in our family
will have quite a few cousins living in town with whom they can develop
relationships. We also have 2 nieces and a nephew who are adopted. Family –
both our family and our church family – are very important to us, and they are
so excited to meet the child who will join our family. Heather’s family
(parents, siblings/ spouses, and nieces/nephews) has a family reunion once
every three years to ensure that we are able to spend time together, since we
do not live close to each other. Half of Chris’ family lives in the same city
as we do, and we have monthly family dinners in order to intentionally connect
with each other. We are so looking forward to having a child with us for these
We promise, to the best of our ability, to provide a life
filled with love, joy, faith, opportunities, travel and exposure to various
people, ethnicities, cultures, and experiences. Both our neighborhood and our
church are multi-cultural, which is one of the things we love about them.
We enjoy travelling and exploring new cities – especially
since we are working on visiting all the Major League Baseball Parks - and plan
to travel overseas, as well. Heather has
already visited or lived in 47 different states, Mexico and Canada. Chris has
traveled extensively as well, including 44 states and an overseas missions
trip to Romania in 2011.
Thank you so much for taking time to view our profile and
for considering us as the family for your child. Again, we applaud your courage
as you make these decisions for your situation and for your unborn child. May
God bless you with His peace and wisdom, both now and in the future.
Chris and Heather