Dear Birth Parents
The words thank you just don’t seem adequate to describe our gratitude to you for your consideration. We recognize what a selfless decision it is to bring such a beautiful gift into our lives and our family. You will forever be in our hearts, and we hope that we will be in yours too. The love you have for your baby is shown through your courage and is such a special and unique gift for us. We will honor that gift every day of our lives! We promise that your baby will know about you as an honored part of our family. We admire your strength and promise to provide a home full of love, faith, and happiness. Without you our family would not be complete and for that we will be forever grateful.
Pablo and I met through mutual friends and corresponded for several months before we started officially dating. We lived far apart and so I moved to the same city as Pablo so that we could date in person and spend time together. We loved exploring the city and were together every day while we were dating. Pablo proposed on New Year’s Eve at midnight of 2008, and we were married the next year.
We both have creative natures; Pablo loves photography, painting and designing and I love making wood crafts, sewing and quilting. We have a studio in our home set up for creating all these things! We also enjoy exploring outdoor areas in our state, traveling to the beach, and exploring our own city. Pablo enjoys running almost every morning and is training for his first marathon this year. And we both love a good movie night on the weekends!
Our religion and faith are a central part of our relationship and family. We enjoy attending church on Sundays and both serve in different capacities in our congregation. Our friends and family are huge support groups for us and play important roles in our lives too.
We value education and encourage learning new talents and hobbies. I have a Bachelor’s degree and Pablo has earned a Masters in Fine Arts degree. Both Pablo and I are fluent in Spanish and speak both languages in our home. Our relationship has continually strengthened over the ups and downs of our marriage, and we love being in each other’s company. We truly are best friends.
About Becki’s Family
I am the second child of four in my family. My family moved around a lot when I was younger and finally settled on a small farm in a little town with my maternal grandparents as my next-door neighbors. My siblings and I always had something to do to help around the house and farm, but I believe that helped us grow closer together as we are all good friends still. I have 11 nieces and nephews who I suspect love their Uncle Pablo more than me sometimes but that’s ok. My family is close, and we enjoy planning family vacations together almost every year. My father has already announced that our new baby will be the favorite grandchild and my siblings have all agreed.
About Pablo’s Family
I am the only child in my family. My parents were both chefs and even owned their own bakery called Pablito (named after me!) for a while. I loved playing soccer with my friends in the street outside our home. We loved to travel each summer to see my extended family who live in the countryside. Some of my favorite childhood memories are of the summers I spent at my maternal grandparents’ house on their farm. Marrying into Becki’s family felt like a big shock at first because there were so many people and kids around! But I really enjoy spending time with my nephews and nieces, talking about art, Star Wars or football. My dad passed away a few years ago but I talk to my mom every day on the phone through FaceTime and try to visit her as often as possible.
After almost 12 years of struggling with infertility we know that the best step to grow our family is through adoption. During my college years I volunteered at orphanages in Ecuador for 3 months and saw the impact of adoption in those sweet babies and toddler’s lives. For many years we have felt like adoption was going to be a part of our family and we are excited to be at this stage in the process. It truly is an amazing way to grow our family—not just by adding a baby, but by adding birth parents too. We hope to stay in communication and let your child know how important you are to our family.
We live in a nice area with lots of parks, nature trails, a library down the street and the cutest zoo. We have a large fenced in yard which has proved to be a great place for an outdoor movie night with friends and roasting marshmallows over the firepit. I work at a preschool currently but plan to stay home full time once the baby arrives. Pablo’s office is only a few minutes away and we love the community where we live.
We feel so honored to have your consideration on this decision and are so grateful to be included. We are so excited for the opportunity to adopt and recognize how special and important birth parents are in this journey. We want adoption to be an open topic in our home and will discuss your role and importance frequently. We know we could never fully express our gratitude but please know how essential you are in our family. Please know how we have prayed to be in this place, and we know the sacrifices that you are making are deep. We have all the love and well wishes for you as you proceed on this journey! Thank you for taking the time to get to know us a little bit.