Dear Expectant Mother,
First and foremost, we want to
thank you for making the incredibly brave and selfless consideration to place
your child with us. We are so thankful
for the opportunity to grow our family, and we feel truly blessed to be
considered by you. Please know that we
will give your child a supportive, nurturing, loving home surrounded by a
close-knit family who will bend over backwards to make sure your baby is happy,
healthy, and safe. We cannot begin to
imagine what you are going through while making this decision, but rest assured
that your child will know how brave their mother was.
We have known each other for 15
years. When we were young, we were active together in karate, band, and other
academic programs. We didn’t begin dating until after high school, but we
immediately fell in love and married in 2015.
After learning of some medical issues that would make it difficult, if
not impossible to conceive, we decided that this may have been God’s way of
telling us to pursue adoption. We live in a rural community in Tennessee – the
same town where both of our immediate families live. The people here are kind and welcoming. Our town holds several festivals and parades
every year, as well as a local farmers market every week in the summer. We live on Elizabeth’s family’s farm where we
are the third generation to live in the home her grandparent’s built. We both
teach high school, so we have a schedule that can be centered around our
children. Will also works part-time as an RN, so he is current on all CPR and
first aid certifications. Though neither of us will be staying at home
full-time, all school breaks, holidays, and summers will be spent adventuring
and learning together as a family.
Will is ready to show our child
how to grow carrots in Tennessee soil, how to always win at Mario Kart, and how
to build the best Dungeons and Dragons character. Elizabeth can’t wait to help your child grow their library, latch-hook the most beautiful rug for their own
room, and how to love and nurture all living creatures. We are so excited to
impart our love of music on him/her. Picking out his/her first instrument will
be such an exciting time! If your child happens to be more athletic than us, we
will learn everything we can and be present at every practice, game, or
scrimmage cheering at the top of our lungs. Whatever makes your child happy and
successful will always be our priority.
We have so many traditions in our
family that we want to share with a child. Holidays are kid-centered events
with Elizabeth’s extended family. Egg hunts and Christmas games are made
specifically for all the littles, and your child would always be a part of that.
In Will’s family, birthdays are grand celebrations. We plan to continue
celebrating with special appearances from “Happy the Birthday Clown” which was
started by Will’s grandmother when he was a small child. Annual Disney World
vacations have been a part of our life since we began dating, and we want to
share that love of imagination, wonder, and magic with your child. This is only
a small sample of the life we plan fory our child, but we hope to never stop
creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Our prayer for you is that you
find peace, hope, and compassion. Should our lives forever be intertwined
through adoption, we will always support your journey and provide you and your
baby with nothing short of unconditional love and gratitude.
William and Elizabeth