Dear Expectant Mother,
We are Charley and Christy and it is
our hope that you will consider us as adoptive parents. While we do not know the position you are in,
we are in awe of your decision to choose life.
Even though neither of us knows what the future holds, we promise to
provide a Christian home that is filled with unconditional love, a strong sense
of family, opportunity and happiness. Our
deep desire to parent a child is overwhelming and bringing your baby into our
family would be the answer to our prayers.
We hope this letter provides you with the comfort and peace to know you
are making the right decision for you and your baby.
We first met when we were in high
school where Christy worked for Charley’s parents in their local family owned store. A few years later, Charley asked Christy out
on their first date. We dated through
college and after graduation we were engaged and then married. We actually were high school sweethearts! We have always known that in God’s time we
would build a family. After trying for
over 10 years, we were not able to conceive naturally. This isn’t where our story ends. It is where our family begins! We have faith that this is all part of God’s plan
for us. We believe that you are also part of that plan. Together, we will see God’s plan unfold beginning
with the miracle of life.
Charley is self employed as a health
care provider and Christy works from home as an account manager in the chemical
industry, occasionally traveling for work.
Our work schedule is flexible which gives us both more opportunities to
spend time with our child, participate in school activities and share in the
important milestones. Our cats are also
pretty happy about the work schedule as it provides for a few extra snuggles
during the day!
We are blessed to
live in our hometown where family and lifelong friends live in the area. Christy’s parents live just 5 minutes from
our home and our best friends and their kids live just 2 minutes away! Our church family is also a big part of our
lives. We are active in the music and
children’s ministry. Christy directs the
Handbell Choir where Charley is also a member.
Of course, we hope to have a little bell ringer in training! We look forward to bringing our little
blessing to Children’s Church, enjoying Vacation Bible School in the summer and
playing a part in the Christmas Nativity Play each holiday season, our favorite
time of year. The future is in our
children and it is important to us they learn of God’s grace and unconditional
We live in a rural coastal community
which comes alive in the summer. As we
imagine our future, we see ourselves taking our little one out to enjoy local
festivals and visit with our friends and their kids as we enjoy the waterfront
and summer evening boat rides and picnics.
While we prefer the slower pace of the rural lifestyle, we are close
enough to Washington, DC to enjoy all the opportunities our nation’s capital
has to offer. We envision ourselves
taking day trips to the Smithsonian National Museums and one day taking our
child to their first big music concert!
We love to travel and can’t wait to share our future adventures hiking in
National Parks and traveling abroad with our new addition. What we especially can’t wait to see is the
excitement through the eyes of our child as they visit Disney World and the
Wizarding World of Harry Potter for their first time!
We hope this gives you a small glimpse
into what we hope our life will look like as a family. Our hearts are full of love and hope for you
as you make this decision. Please know
you will always be part of your child’s birth story and we hold you in the
highest regard. Thank you for your
consideration, your courage and your precious gift of life. May God bless you and keep you as we begin
this journey together.
Charley and Christy