Dear Birthmother

We are truly grateful that you are taking the time to learn about us and what kind of parents we will be. We wanted to take the time to write this letter to you so we could open up and share more about ourselves with you, but to also thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We know first-hand how difficult and challenging life can be sometimes. There is no way we can begin to know the emotions you are going through or the energy it must take for you to make your decision. We also know that deep reflection, conversation and sharing can all help immensely during these times. We wish for you friends and family to surround you with love and support during this time. you are making a very brave and selfless decision and we are in awe of your strength.

We have been blessed with a very loving, happy and stable marriage with an abundance of love and laughter to share with a child. We have always dreamed of becoming parents and building a loving, happy and secure family together. It took us a while to find each other in life, but at last we met in 2002 and soon fell in love. After growing together, we realized we were meant for each other and we married.
We have struggled with infertility for years, trying unsuccessfully to conceive a child naturally and with medical assistance. We know in our hearts that we are very blessed to have found each other, and we will be doubly blessed when chosen as adoptive parents to a child.

We have worked very hard to learn, grow and become the best that we can be – to each other and to all those whose lives we touch. Our life experience and our loving family and friends have made us who we are now — happy, loving, active, strong, fun-loving, intelligent, hard-working, caring, supportive, spiritual and creative individuals.

Eric is a master electrician with a stable career at the same company for a long time. Ann is a Marketing and Communications project manager and writer with years of experience, as well. We are each blessed with a great sense of humor, and there is never a shortage of laughter in our home. We are always trying to make each other laugh and smile – like hiding funny pictures or objects in unlikely places for the other to find later – or writing sweet, funny notes with stick figure drawings and placing them in unexpected places. We look forward to bringing that joy and laughter into a child’s life, as well.

Ann is very creative and loves photography, painting, drawing and singing. She also loves to cook for our family and to garden the flowers and veggies in our yard. Eric was a boy scout and played hockey and baseball while growing up. He now enjoys camping and the outdoors and sporting activities. He enjoys cooking and photography, as well. Ann has always dreamed of reading stories and singing lullabies to our child. She can hardly wait to plant flowers with them and teach them about gardening, nature and the arts. Eric looks forward to the day he can play ball with our child, teach them about camping, how to ice skate and ride a bike. We both look forward to taking our children camping, experiencing nature together, exploring parks and beaches, visiting family and friends and experiencing our child’s joy and laughter. You can learn even more about us at our Parent Profile.

We live in a three bedroom home with lots of room to play. Our home is near many biking and walking paths and sparkling lakes with ducks, and beautiful parks and playgrounds, too. We have two fun, loving family members, our house kitties, Quincy and Scratchy, who are like little cat clowns.

As parents, our goal is to love a child unconditionally and raise them to grow and thrive, be happy and secure, and to ensure that they always feel very loved. We will raise our child to be healthy and playful and fill their lives with happiness and laughter. We will support, protect, watch over and care for them in every way – physically, emotionally, spiritually, intellectually and financially. Through our gentle guidance and love, we will raise our child with a belief in and love for God, and know they will grow to be strong, clever, creative and loving. They will be well-educated and live life with a joyful spirit. They will be allowed to dream, and will know that we will do everything we can to help them achieve their dreams.

We know it is a very rare thing in life to be able to make a single decision that can have such a powerful and positive impact on the lives of others. We recognize that your decision to place your child with adoptive parents is a loving choice and a truly selfless act.

You should know we hope to have openess in our adopted child’s life. We want to be able to share with you pictures and letters with updates about their happiness, growth, achievements and talents, if you are comfortable with that arrangement. We also know that it is very important for a child’s emotional well-being to know about their birth mother and birth family, so we hope to share that knowledge with them when they are emotionally ready. We will always tell them how very much you love them, and they will know that they are a very lucky child, to be loved so much by their adoptive parents AND their birth parents!

If chosen as adoptive parents to your child, through us, you be provide your child with a happy, secure and loving family, a great education and endless opportunities in life. You will have made our dreams come true, and for that we will be eternally grateful to you.

We promise to cherish, care for, protect and love your child unconditionally. We will do everything we can to help them become the best person they can be, and we will always encourage them to dream big dreams. We will always believe in them and help them achieve their dreams. They will always know they are very, very loved. Thank you for learning about our family and considering us as adoptive parents for your child. We wish you peace in your heart as you make your decision.

With great respect, love and deep gratitude,

Eric and Ann

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