Dear Expectant Mother,
Thank you so much for considering adoption. This act of letting someone else raise the child you are bringing into the world is incredibly selfless. While we cannot know all the circumstances in your life that brought you to this decision, we know that this will be the best decision you could make for your child.
We promise you that we will be loving, good, and involved parents. Your child will be very much loved. He will be a member of our family in every way. Our relatives will be his relatives. Our house will be his house. We will eat family meals together, travel together, ski together, fly fish together, and be in each other’s lives. We will celebrate together all the important life events, like graduation, or a future wedding, and smaller events like a music recital or sports game. Our extended families are unique in the fact that on both sides we have cousins that were adopted.
We will raise the child in Montana, where we are both from. Much of our extended family is close by. We both work in a family business and live near Catherine’s parents, who are excited to help look after your baby. We have the ability to be flexible in our work schedules so that between our time watching the child, the help of the child’s grandparents, and some in-house help, we won’t have to send the child to daycare.
We are both university-educated, and we value education and look forward to helping educate our new child to become a smart, hard-working, kind, and compassionate person.
We are so lucky to live in a place like Montana and have opportunity to ski, hike, raft, fish, or participate in other outdoor activities and we look forward to sharing that with your child. We live in a good neighborhood on a quiet street with a big yard to play in. We live close to good schools that the child will attend and within walking distance of a park with good toys.
While the life opportunities mentioned above will be a wonderful environment to raise a child, the most important thing we can leave with you is that your child will be loved and grow up supported and taken care of by people who love and cherish him.
Thank you for considering us in this important decision.
Samuel and Catherine