Dear Expectant Mom,
We are grateful for the consideration to be adoptive parents to your child. We cannot imagine what a courageous and difficult decision this is for you. If you choose us, your child will have two protective, big brothers who are eager to welcome a new baby into our home. I (Jennifer) have an adopted, younger brother and Billy has an adopted cousin, and we have the support of extended family. We are open to whatever relationship you desire with us and we look forward to exploring how our relationship with you evolves.
We are from the East coast and come from loving families. Billy works full time and Jennifer is a stay-at-home mom to our very active 5-year-old, twin boys. Her family lives in Florida and we make trips back east to spend time with them a few times a year. Billy's family lives in New York and we also make a lot of trips there, as Billy can work remotely. We decided to move to California so Billy could take a position that allows him to be home early every night for dinner with the family. He works New York hours out here which enables him to spend much more time with the family. It is important that he isn't just a weekend dad.
We love to travel and have been to over 30 countries together. We also lived and worked in England for three years. We both love to exercise and go on long bike rides with our boys. We live near the beach and enjoy the outdoors and going to professional sporting events. Jen loves cooking for our family almost every day and Billy likes taking the boys camping several times a year through the YMCA adventure guides (Dad and Sons trips). He also enjoys coaching the boys in soccer, football and any other sport that they show interest in. We basically like to take advantage of the beautiful weather in California and find new activities/experiences as often as possible.
We have been married for over 10 years and live in very kid friendly neighborhood with top rated schools within walking distance. Every street near our home is a cul-de-sac and we have 15 pools and a water park in our neighborhood.
Our life at home during the week consists of schoolwork, walks, sports, picnics and bike rides with Jen during the day. Bill rushes home from work during the week so that we can have family dinners every night. We usually cap off the nights with playing with friends on the cul-de-sac, game nights and reading books. Weekends are spent at the beach, zoo, community pools, sports and any other activity that we decide on. We strive on open dialogue amongst our family and are never shy about asking for help when we need it.
Your child will be raised with love, respect and kindness as we strive to be role models for our children. He or she will have access to the best education and guidance throughout their life. We are active in our church and like to do volunteer activities as a family. We look forward to finding your child's strengths and interests and develop them as we help them find the best path for their life.
We pray for you on this adoption journey and we look forward to finding a plan that honors and respects you and your baby.
Bill and Jen