Dear Birth Parent,
We’re Tim and Kaitlyn. We want to begin by thanking you for making the selfless decision to have your child be the key piece of a family formed through adoption, we cannot think of a more generous and loving thing to do. While we hope that you pick us to love and raise your baby, we’re so impressed by the decision to engage in this process and select any family, we just wanted to say thank you.
We lead an exciting life where our work takes us around the world, living in different cultures, moving from country to country every few years, and we are so excited about the opportunity to grow our family through adoption – sharing our love, our adventures, and our life with your child. We’ve been married for 5 years, together as a couple for 15 years, best friends for over 20 years, and we can’t wait to welcome a baby into our family. We are both energetic, fun loving, outgoing people. We love exploring new places, trying new activities, sampling new foods, and meeting new friends. For all of these reasons, we love our life that brings us to so many different places. We both grew up in a small town in New England. As luck would have it, Tim sat behind Kaitlyn in 7th grade English class – this would be the beginning of our story together. We were best friends for years before we began dating our senior year of high school. We’re fortunate that both of our immediate families live in the same hometown, so while we may travel and live around the world, we’re always excited to go home and spend time with both of our families.
We also consider ourselves so incredibly lucky that our families are actually very close with each other, to the point that they will celebrate holidays together and spend time together even when we’re not home – for example both our moms go for walks together several times a week. Our whole family is so excited about the possibility of a new addition to it!
Kaitlyn grew up with her parents and she has a much older half-sister who lived with them briefly while Kaitlyn was growing up. Kaitlyn’s sister is married and her brother-in-law has always been like a true brother to her. They have two children and they all still live in the same hometown as Kaitlyn’s parents. Kaitlyn has a smaller extended family, but is close with her aunt and uncle and the couple of cousins. Kaitlyn enjoys decorating and cooking, both of which allow us to frequently host friends and family in our home. Kaitlyn loves iced lattes, popcorn, brownies, shopping (including grocery shopping), and she loves Target! Her favorite holiday is the 4th of July but her favorite season is the fall. She loves the weather during that time of year, the colors, and the food!
Tim grew up with his parents and younger sister. They’re both retired and live in the same home that Tim grew up in. Tim’s sister lives a couple hours away from their parents. While his extended family is now a bit dispersed around the east coast, Tim fondly remembers going to family picnics and parties with aunts and uncles, and lots of cousins, which we hope to be able to have again with our new addition to the family. Tim loves movie nights, any dessert- he definitely has a sweet tooth – and reading! He also has an interest in technology and is always up to learn a new skill! His favorite holiday is Christmas and he loves to decorate the Christmas tree. He would leave it up all year if Kaitlyn let him!
Our Hobbies and Interests
We are both avid runners and have run many community races, half marathons, and we just ran our first full marathon this past spring. We love almost all outdoor activities ranging from hiking, to scuba diving, to skiing, to golfing. Golf in particular is an interest we share with our families and we go golfing with our fathers whenever we’re home. Ultimately, we love spending time with friends and family, and will take any excuse to get together, share a meal (pizza is both of our favorite foods) and a laugh, and just enjoy the company of those we love.
Views on Adoption
Adoption has been a part of our discussions around building our family for several years now. We know that your child will fit seamlessly into our family. We intend to ensure they know their whole story, sharing all of the age appropriate details of their adoption with them as they grow and develop. We’ll want them know how lucky they are that they have many people who love them, including both of us and their birth mother, and she loved them so much that she made the ultimate self-less act to help us form our family.
We’ll always put the interests of your child first, helping them to explore and dream big, pursue their passions and achieve their goals. Our biggest goal will be for them to be happy, and to raise them to be kind and caring people. We hope to pass on core values of kindness, honesty, loyalty, and integrity. We were fortunate that our families’ emphasized education and encouraged us to participate in activities including sports, dance, musical instruments, art classes, and we cannot wait to expose your child to all of those experiences as well to help them develop creativity, teamwork, and leadership skills. We value education and will encourage them to always do their best, simultaneously giving them every opportunity we can, but at the end of the day our goals for your child will be for them to have a happy, healthy, and fulfilling life.
We want to thank you for your time and for considering us as prospective adoptive parents for your child. We admire your strength and your altruistic decision to help a family be created through adoption. We wish you all the best in your pregnancy and all of your future endeavors. Thank you again for considering us, we would be forever grateful if given the chance to bring your child into our family.