Dear Expectant Mother,
We don’t yet know your story, your situation, how you’re
feeling from day to day, or where your adoption journey is going to end. Heck,
we don’t even know your favorite ice cream flavor! But, there is one extremely
important thing we do know about you. We know you love your baby enough to
be right here right now reading through countless letters trying to decide
which family you trust to raise him or her like their own. And, for
whatever reason, even if for just a moment, you’re right here with us.
We just want to say a prayer for you before I move on to
Thank you for this mother.
Thank you for walking with her. Though she might feel like
she has the weight of the world on her shoulders, thank you for not leaving her
side even for a moment!
God, please hold her closely as she pours her heart into
searching for the right family. Please open her eyes so that she may see how
strong and brave she is being for her child. Show her how the love and
sacrifices she is making today are shifting Your plans into place for her child’s
God, we ask that You please guide her directly to the family
that You know is right for her, even if our family is not that family.
This is a season in her life that brings so much joy to one
side, but such a heavy heart to the other. It’s a season that takes an
unimaginable amount of courage.
We know you love her as much as you love her baby, and we
pray you protect and keep a watchful eye on both of them. We ask that you
please fill this mother with Your unshakable peace, bring a calmness to her
worries, and pour Your grace over her.
In Jesus name we pray,
We want you to know that if we’re the ones who are lucky
enough to be chosen to love your sweet baby, he or she would always know that
you loved them more than you loved yourself. They would grow up knowing
how grateful we are for you and how much respect we have for you putting them
first EVEN though it hurt! They would know that you loved them first and
loved them enough to let us love them too.
We want you to know that your child would grow up in a
family where adoption is everywhere! William, the father you’d allow this
baby to have, was adopted. The aunt they’d grow up around was adopted. One of
their future favorite cousins was adopted. And, Christi’s daughter calls the
same man Daddy that your child would call Daddy because of adoption!
Adoption is LOVE here!
Our family has been built on adoption, and we feel strongly
that your child would have a sincere appreciation and understanding of how
beautiful adoption is because of that.
Lastly, we want you to know how much we already love and
long for your future baby. Christi often rocks in the rocking chair in the
nursery just so she can feel nearer to the day when she holds them in her
Today, our birth mother is carrying her baby while we hold
them in our hearts, but we know that one day, it will be us carrying her baby
while she holds us in her heart. Together, as a team, we’ll see to it that your
baby is always held in hands and hearts and surrounded with unconditional
Thank you for the time you’ve spent here with us, and
getting to know us better.
We wish you nothing but happiness!
William and Christi