Dear Expecting Mother/Parents,
We are so grateful that you have taken the time to learn more about the two of us! We recognize that the choice that you are making is not an easy one. Entrusting your child to be raised by someone else takes great strength and courage and we want to acknowledge our gratefulness for these traits in you. Our hope is to build an open and transparent relationship with you so that your child understands their culture and where they came from. We are both committed to an open adoption that ensures a continued relationship with, and knowledge of, birth parents, extended family, and culture(s).
We are beyond excited to become adoptive parents and to have the love and support of our family and friends on this journey. We met each other in 2012 at a local wine bar where we talked for so long that we were asked to leave because the store was closing. We got engaged on a beach in Hawaii in 2016 and celebrated our wedding on a rustic farm in June 2018. We have always known we wanted to start an adoptive family and have developed a strong, trusting, and caring relationship together that we look forward to providing to your child, along with all our love and support.
Our home is in a residential area of a city in the mid-Atlantic. The neighborhood is full of young friendly families, parks, playgrounds, and museums. We plan to take off work for the first six months to bond with your child, after which, our companies will allow us the flexibility to telework until we can ensure high-quality child care at one of the many locations within walking distance of our home. The majorities of both of our families live within an hour drive of our home and look forward to being an active part of your child’s life – through holiday traditions, family events, and vacations. We are also blessed to have many close friends who will shower your child in love, kisses, and attention. Several of our friends have, or are currently, going through their own adoption journey as well and look forward to having regular play dates with your child.
As a couple, we enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking and skiing in nearby mountains, kayaking through wetland ecosystems, attending outdoor jazz and art events, international travel during vacations, having board game nights, participating in book clubs with friends, and picking fruit at pick-your-own farms. Mike looks forward to accompanying your child to sports and club outings, playing video games with him, patiently helping him with his homework and school projects, and teaching him how to play musical instruments. Steven is excited to read stories at night to your child, teach them all about plants and growing food on the back porch, taking them on bike trips along the nearby river, showing them how to fish, and tuck them into bed at night. We hope to share these activities and hobbies with a child and help them to explore their own unique interests and talents.
We are very appreciative for your considering us as prospective adoptive parents and giving us the chance to grow our family. If you feel like we would be a good fit for your child, we would love to get to know you better!