Dear Birth Parent,
We are honored and grateful you have chosen to review our letter. We have been married for seven years. Christian is from Switzerland and I (Michelle) am from the United States of America. Our household is trilingual and we speak English, German & Spanish. We embrace our cultures and intertwine them into our lives. We have dreamed of raising a child speaking these languages and embracing multiple ethnicities.
I am 5 feet 4 inches tall, with dark brown curly hair and brown eyes. I am Mexican American. My family has been rooted in the United States since the 1500s. I am bilingual and I speak English and Spanish. I understand some German, French, Italian, and Portuguese but I would not say that I am fluent. I do get by when traveling. I have always been interested in traveling, cultures, and how people interact. I have combined my interests with my profession. I have a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling and I have obtained dual licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I feel people are an important resource and that is why I chose a profession to help people be their best. Aside from work, I enjoy making our home a haven both aesthetically and comfortably. I also enjoy dancing, reading, traveling, movies, water activities, and socializing. I am outgoing, assertive, and generally in a happy mood. I am always up for visitors.
Christian is six feet five inches tall, blond with green eyes. He is from the German-speaking part of Switzerland. He works for an international manufacturing company. Christian is a Manager-Engineer and is leading the testing department. He has been with this company for 16 years. Christian is a fun-loving person that is energetic and motivated. He never gets bored and is always happy. I do not think Christian has ever had a rainy day. He likes having projects to do, especially with his brothers or friends. Every time we visit someone they are so excited to see him because he can fix something for them. He is happy to oblige.
Christian enjoys socializing, watching Football and Car Racing, basically, anything that is mechanical and has a motor, and he is passionate about tools. Christian also likes to go Snowboarding when the time allows.
We both value family, friends, our faith, our culture, and our community. We feel life balance is important. We value fun time and we work hard. As for our personal characteristics, we are honest, clear and follow thru with our commitments. Christian and I are both Roman Catholic and we hope to bring up a child in the same faith. Christian also volunteers with many activities for our church and enjoys socializing with fellow members. We also feel our community and our environment is important. We feel healthy attitudes along with clean air, water, and the food is important. Christian and I value our family traditions, and we combine our cultures to make it our own. We are excited to bring a child into this environment. We hope your child will love diversity as well.
Goals as a Family
We want to grow our family. Unfortunately, for us fertility treatments did not work out, so after a couple of tries, we decided to pursue adoption. We both have loving experiences with adopted individuals within in our families. We understand that your choice of placing your child for adoption was probably not your ideal choice. As a mutually beneficial experience through our agency, we hope to communicate throughout the child’s lifetime. We have a house in a quiet neighborhood. Our home is near schools with parks and trails. We also decorate for every holiday and participate in our neighborhood events. We would love to have a child to add to our experiences and help the child grow. We would love to share our experiences with your child to help them grow in education, music, art, cultures, physical activities and languages. These are experiences we enjoyed as children.
Our favorite place to vacation is at the beach. We both feel that the water and sun are very nurturing. We also like to vacation in the winter. Christian has been skiing since he was three years old, he snowboards as well. We also like to socialize and host parties. We adapt well to different environments and enjoy socializing and learning new things. Since we both live far away from our families, visiting family is like a traveling vacation for us. Thank goodness for technology, we are in constant communication with our families and we seem to always have visitors.
Thanks again for reviewing our letter and considering us to help raise your child. A child can only do well with more people to love them.