Dear Expectant Mother,
Have you ever thought you had lost something forever, only to have it
surprise you by turning up in an unexpected place? That’s kind of how it has
been with our hopes for building a family. We tried to have a baby for years
and the pain of infertility had brought us to our knees. It was heartbreaking
to go through so much loss over and over again. Just when we thought our dreams
of having a baby were shattered, something happened – someone like you gave us
the greatest gift we could ever imagine.
When we received a phone call in July of 2018 letting us know that a
birth mother had chosen us, we were overwhelmed with joy...and fear. What if
something happened to her or the baby during labor? What if she changed her
mind? The day our daughter Zoa was born was truly a roller coaster of emotions
but we wouldn’t change a single minute. Because of it, we love her even more
than if we’d been able to carry her into this world ourselves.
Our little family is wonderful but it isn’t complete yet. Somebody tiny
and perfect and unexpected is still missing from our lives, and we can’t wait
to meet him or her. We’ve always hoped to have more than one child, because
both of us were lucky enough to grow up with siblings close to our own age. We
know that Zoa will be an amazing big sister if you give us the opportunity to
welcome your baby into our family.
We are so thankful that you would consider offering us the privilege of
raising your child as our own. Being able to become parents again would mean
the world to us and we promise to love your baby every moment of every day.
We realize that whatever led you to this choice could not have been
easy, and we have so much respect for your strength. We hope that you will be
able to take the next steps in your own life full of peace and confidence
knowing that you have done an amazingly selfless and generous thing. We are supportive of an adoption that is as open or as
closed as you are comfortable with, and we look forward to creating a plan with
you that all of us can feel good about Even if
you choose not to be present in this child’s life, you will always be part of
it in our hearts.
Thank you again for making the brave consideration to place your child with us. Thank you helping us grow our family. Thank you for giving your baby
the gift of life and the opportunity to be loved.
Billy & Megan