Dear Expectant Mother,
Thank you for considering adoption, and for giving us the opportunity to introduce ourselves. We realize that this is likely the toughest decision you will ever have to make. We are honored that you are considering us as the adoptive family for your child. We know that we have very lucky and blessed lives and we wish to provide the same opportunity for your child. Our wish is that this letter will provide you a glimpse into our lives and that it will help you get to know us. We wish you all the best during this very difficult time and we hope that you find peace and confidence in the choice that you make for you and your infant.
We have chosen adoption as a way to expand our family after several years of infertility. Tracy has always wanted to have a family and that’s one of the things that drove her to become a doctor. Her 2 best med school friends are pediatricians. We believe that there is no greater joy than to bring an infant into this world. Although we come from very different backgrounds, what we have found out after being together for ten years is that we have the same family values. We look forward to being able to provide a financially secure home for your child that is filled with love, laughter and many carefree memories. More than anything, we will put your child’s needs before anyone else's.
Tracy is an interventional cardiologist at a major academic medical center/University. She spends most of her days in clinic or the hospital, teaching young and excited medical students, interns, residents and fellows. She loves the outdoors, snowboarding, surfing, hiking, watching baseball and football, and traveling. Most of all, she loves just hanging out with family and friends and being her usual silly self.
Colin is an analyst for a bank. He is the social butterfly. People tend to gravitate to him. He enjoys movies, playing soccer, fishing, hanging out with the pets (Seamus-our cat and Molly-our dog) and traveling to whatever crazy places Tracy plans for him.
We are a family of blended faith. Colin is Irish Catholic while Tracy's parents raised her Buddhist. The most important aspect of our faith is to treat others with human kindness and to help others in need. We believe that at the heart of all religions is the common desire to make the world a better place through love, respect, and in the thoughts and actions that we perform daily.
We have an extended family of parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and family friends. Each year, we take a family vacation with both Tracy's and Colin's families in addition to many weekends with our cousins. Tracy has had the same group of friends for over 20 years and we participate in a FRAMILY WEEKEND every year with college friends, spouses and children. Our parents, friends and family cannot wait to meet the newest extended member of our family.
We thank you sincerely for this opportunity and consideration. We realize that this is a big decision for you and cannot imagine how difficult a choice this is for you. We hope we have helped you to see how committed and devoted we are to raising your child and providing him or her with many wonderful opportunities and life experiences. We promise to love your child unconditionally, and to provide a safe and loving environment for him or her to grow up in. We will guide their emotional, spiritual, physical and educational needs. More than anything, your child will grow up in a home filled with love and most of all laughter. Colin plans to be a stay-at-home father and work from home. We welcome the opportunity to keep you in touch with updates as your child grows and we wish you the best in your decision.
With love and eternal gratitude,
Tracy & Colin