For a couple who generally would rather talk about anything other than themselves, pouring our hearts out in this letter isn’t easy, but the motivation is powerful and the sentiment is sincere. Our hope is that we can be an open book for you and in some way connect with you to convey our virtue and our authenticity.
We are fortunate that we both come from stable, loving families who have supported us and given us solid foundations from which to grow. This has positively impacted our lives and we hope to provide this for our children. We are both close with our parents, siblings, nieces and nephews. In addition to family, we have wonderful friends who are also raising young children. We are very close with these families and feel like they are a part of our extended families. Our children will always have the benefit of being surrounded by loving family and friends.
In addition to our families and friends, we found each other, and we are both better for it. We undoubtedly did something right to be blessed with our son, who has brought so much to our lives. It is because of the joy and satisfaction that we have found in being parents that we want nothing more than to grow our family through adoption. We have a very strong marriage, grounded in friendship and love. We truly like each other and we work well together to do daily chores, cook family meals and parent. We respect one another, so we can talk out any disagreement or reach a compromise. This makes our home peaceful and gives our son a good example of how to live in the world. We are both professionals. One benefit of our career choice is the flexibility to manage our schedules so we can always be there for our children and provide a comfortable life. We are both very hands-on parents and we put one another and our children first.
We live in a diverse and bustling New England town. There are lots of things to do, with farms nearby, colleges, theaters, museums, good schools, community activities, parks and more. We are just a 90 minute drive from the mountains, the ocean and a big city. We live a short walk from a bike path and two beautiful parks. Some of the things we enjoy to do with our son are taking hikes, swimming and bicycling. During the winter, we go sledding, build snow men and are teaching Nicholas to ski (although he says he may want to be a snowboarder instead). We live in a quiet neighborhood in a newly renovated brick house. We have a tranquil fenced yard with garden beds and a plan to add a kid’s splash pad to the patio this spring. Our home is set up for family life and we live in an ideal community to raise children.
We feel kind of corny saying this, but it is true. We are good people and we have a great family. If you met us, you would probably like us. We are trust-worthy, easy to talk to, good natured and love to laugh. We are stable, reasonable people and not overly judgmental of others. We are raising a terrific little boy who really wants to be a big brother. If you choose us to parent your baby, you could rest easy knowing that your baby is loved and is getting the best possible home life. We know that you have a very big decision to make. We can only imagine how difficult this may be. We think that you are an incredibly loving and gracious woman to be considering adoption for your baby. Whatever choice you make, please know that you are in our hearts and prayers as you make this journey.
Linda and Douglas