We are not sure where to even begin as there are so many things we want to say and share. We are excited to begin our adoption journey and are so grateful our profile has found its way in front of you.
As we write this letter, we can’t imagine what it’s like to walk in your shoes or the challenges you face for considering this decision. We realize adoption will be one of the toughest and most difficult decisions you will ever make, and we understand that your decision will be one made out of love. We are so proud you chose life and adoption for your baby. We admire your strength and selflessness, and can promise you that your child will live their life surrounded by love.
Let us introduce ourselves, we are Jake and Julia. Our love story begins online, as we were matched by an online dating site. Our first date we met for ice cream and hit it off immediately, bonding over our passion for adventure, the outdoors, country music, and the simple things in life. We only dated for a few months before we knew we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together. The holidays are our favorite time of year. Jake proposed during Christmas season, and that next Thanksgiving weekend, with our family and friends, we said I do.
We have always wanted, more than anything in the world, to become parents and share our lives with children. We tried right away to start a family, but struggled with infertility. We quickly learned that we could not have our own child, and we were reminded that God had a different plan for us. We fully embrace adoption wholeheartedly, as it will give us the opportunity to build the family we’ve always dreamed of. We are so excited to add to the love and joy we have in our life. We have never felt more certain about our decision to adopt and could not be more excited to start this journey and what it means for us and our families.
We’ve thought a lot about what lessons were taught to us, and of those lessons, which ones we would like to teach a child. The number one thing we want to instill in your child is our motto “family first;” the idea that some people may come and go, but family is always there, no matter what. We look forward to helping your child grow and giving them the resources and support that they need to be successful. We will encourage them to go out and find what their passion is. Whatever it is they dream to become, become that to the best of their ability. Achieving that dream may not always be easy, but hard work will pay off in the long run. We understand that they will make mistakes and we want a child to know that it’s okay to make mistakes, everyone does. The important part is we hope they learn from them. Our wish is that they learn to appreciate the little things in life, learn to live in the moment, and just have fun because life is too short.
We appreciate you taking the time to read our profile and letting us share our story. Our hope is for you to get a glimpse of what our family is like, what we stand for, and most importantly comfort in knowing the type of life your child would have with us if chosen.
Thank you taking the time to get to know us, and please reach out if you would like to learn more. We are extremely grateful that you would consider us potential parents. Hope to hear from you.
Julia & Jake