Dear Expectant Mother,
Finding the right words to say is almost impossible. This
led us to write this letter from pure honesty and love. With that being said,
‘thank you’ does not even begin to express our gratitude to you, for taking the
time to learn more about us. We do not know you, but we hope to. The choice of
life, and your consideration of adoption is remarkable and no matter where it
takes you, we will always be in awe of you.
We are Austin and Montana and we met at the young age of 15.
It was not love at first site. We are high school sweethearts and each other’s
best friend. Montana was the shaggy-haired, skater boy, while Austin was the
honor-roll cheerleader. We have been
together for 10 years now and married for 4 years. After 4 years of
infertility, a miscarriage and 7 failed infertility treatments we knew we were
being called towards something else, adoption.
One of our favorite things to do is travel. We may live in
Indiana, but we are displaced New Englanders at heart. We also love all things
Disney, Harry Potter and of course The Minions. Montana can often be heard
quoting movies, especially Harry Potter. Austin is unable to even count how
many times she has heard him say “Anything from the trolley?!”
Since we experience all the seasons here in Indiana, our
activities are always changing. When it's warm, we are often poolside at
Austin’s parents', playing football or enjoying summer or fall festivals. We
enjoy playing games and love roasting s'mores over the campfire, and we also
love to catch a yearly Red Sox baseball game. Through the winter months, we
play in the snow with our dogs, take our yearly Santa photo and enjoy all the
holiday spirit our town has to offer.
We recently built our dream home in a new suburban
neighborhood. We chose the neighborhood based on the highly rated school
district and proximity to Austin’s work. Our four-bedroom home sits on a large
corner lot, with a fenced in back yard. We have two rescue dogs named Piper and
Brady. They will enjoy the coming years having a child to play with in our
backyard. Our city also has much to
offer, with continuous festivals, parks and a nationally acclaimed zoo! The zoo
pass will be a must for us if we are blessed to adopt a child.
With our close proximity to parents and siblings, there will
never be a shortage of family. They are all excited to be first time
grandparents, aunts and uncle! They have so many plans to love and nurture your
child for years to come. Montana also has family in Florida that we like to
visit multiple times a year! The beach and all things Disney are on the agenda
for our visits!
We plan on being very active in our parenting style with
your child. Montana will happily be there for any activity your child would
love to do. He is also very excited to coach any little league sport they may
have interest in. Austin will be their number one cheerleader, late night
homework partner. There are so many "good times" that we look forward
to, we are also ready to embrace the chaos. Tears, tantrums, bad days at school
and just the journey of life will bring some difficult stages. However, we are
ready to embrace all those moments with unconditional love and dedication. We
have so much love in our hearts and within our relationship that we can't wait
for the day when we get to share that love with a child.
That is the “Cliffnotes” version of us, and who we are as a
family. Should you find that connection with us, we would love to know more
about you. We hope to raise your child with the values we were taught, but they
also will be raised knowing the infinite love you have for them. Most of all,
we pray that you find peace and comfort in whichever decision you make on your
journey. You will forever be in our hearts and prayers.
Montana & Austin