Dear Expectant Mother,
We can’t thank you enough for taking time to look at our
profile and learn a little bit more about us as potential adoptive parents. We
will never understand the pain you are going through. Please know that as we
sit here excited to start our family, we keep you in mind, always knowing that
you are facing the hardest decision for yourself and your child. Should you
decide to place your child with us, it will be you that we are forever grateful
for, in that you trusted us to love and care for your baby. We promise to talk
honestly and positively about your child’s story and hope you can be included
in these conversations.
We learned early on in our marriage that starting a
biological family would be very difficult. However, as a couple, family has
always been our number one priority. We knew adoption was our next step because
for us it doesn’t matter how a child comes into our lives. Although we want you
to know everything about us before you make this important decision, the
following paragraph sums us up pretty well.
Jeff is driven and has the most caring heart. He is patient
and loves to have fun and be silly. When he isn’t playing his guitar you can
find him playing hockey, baseball, or golf. He is a sports fanatic! He loves to
watch football and plays in lots of fantasy leagues with friends. Nicole is the
kindest, most generous person you will ever meet. She goes out of her way to
make sure others are taken care of and happy. She is an amazing cook and is
passionate about her job as a teacher.
Together, you can find us walking our dog, Oliver, around
the block or chasing him in our backyard. We like to go out and try new
restaurants and watch movies or shows on Netflix. When the weather is nice we
love to go on bike rides around our neighborhood.
We live in the suburbs, and most families in our neighborhood have younger children. Since moving into our neighborhood, we have become close
with our neighbors. It isn’t uncommon to find us at each other’s house on a
Friday night hanging out barbecuing or ordering pizza. We also live near lots
of close friends, immediate and extended family. Our house is a block away from
a neighborhood park and we have a large common area that backs up to our
backyard with plenty of space to play. We are also part of a great school
district where your child would get an excellent education. We live in a cozy,
4-bedroom house, with 2 living spaces, one that we plan on converting to a play
area for our future children.
We both come from tight-knit families. Jeff’s parents and
extended family live in Michigan. We see them almost every month. When we are
together we like to go out to eat, watch movies, or find the newest shops in
downtown Detroit. Nicole has a large extended family. She is the oldest of 24
first cousins. When we all get together, there are up to 75 people! During the
summer, we spend lots of time at Nicole’s aunt and uncle’s pool and boat. We
also have family in Arizona. We love to get away and go visit during the cold
Being parents is something we have dreamed of for a very
long time. We would be honored if you chose us to raise your child and give them
the best life possible. Adoption is beautiful, but also so hard, and we want
you to know that we are in this together. Thank you for your consideration.
Jeff and Nicole