Dear Birth Parent,
We would like to begin by expressing our admiration for the strength it takes on your behalf to consider adoption for your baby. We understand that you have a big decision to make and we are honored that you are taking the time to read our letter. Thank you for considering us.
We are a family of four, who currently live overseas in India. Ryan is an Athletic and Activities Director and Pepper is high school English/History teacher. We have two sons who attend the same school that we work at and are involved in numerous after school activities and sports on campus. We have also lived in Mongolia, China, and the United States. We plan to live in India for a few more years and overseas until all our children are out of school.
The student population at our school is from all over the world and includes over 40 nationalities. All lessons are delivered in English. Our children attend the school for free as part of our teacher benefits. Living, teaching, and schooling overseas has amazing benefits. Both our children believe it is a wonderful way to grow up. Our school is progressive, staying abreast of new ideas and technology. They are one of the best international school in all of Asia and the world. I am proud to work here and very happy to have my children attend.
Even though we live overseas and get to experience other unique cultures, we are still American. We love our time at home in the summers. Especially time spent with family. Each year at the school, we celebrate UN Day. Our family makes sure to wear a lot of Red, White, and Blue to represent America. We also maintain holidays and other pieces of American culture.
Together we enjoy: traveling to anywhere at anytime, camping both in an RV and a tent, experiencing new things and foods, putting together Lego, adventure activities such as hiking, rafting, boating, kayaking, rock wall climbing, watching movies and tv shows, and playing board games. We love being together.
We have one child that is biological and one son that we adopted from China when he was 8 years old. We were a family before we adopted our youngest son, but we are even more complete now. Just as, we will become a larger, more wonderful family, with the addition of another member. Each one of us brings something amazing and unique to the mix, making us that much better. Adoption has already made us exponentially happier and full of joy. We would like to adopt domestically this time and are looking forward to discussing open adoption and post adoption contact. Living abroad means contact via Skype, emails, or other forms of networking.
Although both parents were raised Christian, we do not plan to practice any specific religion and instead believe that we should try to be good people, helping those in need, and doing our part to take care of the planet. We believe in providing quality education for our children, but after high school that looks different for each child. We support our children, whether their path is college, trade school, or other means of continuing education.
Our families, friends, and school community are also looking forward to meeting our new child. We have a very supportive network of people in our lives. Both our children were welcomed by our friends and community with open arms. We have been truly blessed with family and friends that are full of love and support.
We are open to most all types of post adoption contact. Living overseas does limit physical contact, as does location of our summer trips. We are very open to figuring this out, but are especially ready to contact using Skype or email. We realize that we are in this together.
We will be open with our new child about adoption. He or she will be introduced to the idea of a birth mother from the beginning, talking about adoption and what that means. Our child will understand that both of us love him/her and want what is best for them. We will embrace our new child with open arms; loving them just as we do our other children. We already have many children’s books on adoption that we have read to Jacob and will continue to read them to our new child. We will create an open environment in which our new child will feel comfortable asking questions about adoption, who they are, and their birth parents.
All four of us are really looking forward to welcoming another member into our family. We are so grateful that you took the time to look at our profile. Our home is full of love and laughter. Our community is overwhelmingly supportive. We are so happy to be at this point in our lives. We wish you the best of luck in choosing a family for your child, as well as health and happiness.
Ryan, Pepper, Jordan, and Jacob