We are Jeff and Nicole. We want to thank you for taking the
time to read this letter and get to know us as potential adoptive parents for your child.
Please know that as we sit here, excited to start our family, we keep you in
mind, knowing that you might be facing one of the hardest decision for yourself
and your child. We will never understand the feelings you are feeling, or
the challenges you are facing, but we promise to be present and listen and
show our love throughout this journey. Should you decide to place your child
with us, we would be forever grateful. To place your child with us shows a
level of trust and faith that will sit with us forever. We promise to talk
honestly and positively with your child about you, your family, and your
child’s family history, and hope you will be a part of these conversations.
Let me, Nicole, share a little bit about Jeff and myself. We
met seven years ago when my friend set us up on a blind date. Today, we are
four years into marriage and are still going strong. We’ve experienced more in
these four years than we ever could have imagined. I lost my dad to a battle
with cancer and Jeff was diagnosed with Crohns Disease and underwent a few
surgeries. It was one of the most difficult times of my life and a feeling I do
not wish upon anyone.
I share this story to tell you that your child is not just
coming to a loving home, but a family of fighters. During that time,
I looked to my mother for my strength. She showed a resilience and grace under the circumstances that no one envies, but it was her strength that helped me find my
own. I hope to offer that strength to your child too.
Jeff’s strengths are so different from my own that it
actually makes us a perfect fit for each other. He is silly and isn’t afraid to
be himself. This helps bring me out of my comfort zone, especially since I tend
to be on the more serious side.
Being parents is something we have dreamed of for a very
long time. We’ve made our lifestyle so that a child could easily transition to
a life with us. We live in a cozy, 4-bedroom home with a room ready for your
child in the suburbs of a large city. Our house is a block away from a
neighborhood park as well as many common areas free for a child to play and
good school district for your child to learn.
Our plan is to tell our child everything we can about you
and your family. From the beginning, we will share your child’s story with
them and make sure adoption is openly discussed in our household everyday –
even before they are able to understand what we’re saying. We will answer any
questions he or she may have as they grow older, with the hope that you can be
involved. With your input, we want to discuss what the future may look like,
making sure everyone involved feels comfortable. We hope to have an open and
positive relationship where we communicate often. Not only can we promise to
give your child unconditional love, but we want to share that love with you
and anyone else you’d like to be involved in your child’s life.
While there will be many, many happy thoughts, we also know
that there might be thoughts of sadness for you and your baby. We want to
listen and work through those as one unit. We will always look at our family
and think about the selfless choice you made to help us grow. You are
Thank you for taking time to look at our profile and
consider us as potential adoptive parents.
All our love,
Jeff and Nicole