I wanted to start off this letter by saying, “Thank you for considering us in your adoption plan!” We can’t imagine all that you must be going through at this time, but we do know you have a great love for your baby. It’s that love — pure love — that is guiding you to make the best decision for your child. Keep in mind that, no matter what, you’re never alone. As we set out on this journey ourselves, we have made a daily habit of praying that you will feel totally at peace with all of your decisions and that your pregnancy progresses smoothly.
One of the things that unites us as a family is the belief that the people who come into our lives have a unique and powerful purpose in our destiny. These people become true members of our family, receiving the outpouring of our love and a permanent place in our hearts. And should we match with you, you’ll receive the same loving welcome.
We’ve had many conversations about the importance of family and close friends, especially when facing difficult times. Those struggles seem a little bit easier with others who care about you by your side. Please know that we will walk this road with you and be here for you through it all — the laughter, the joy, the pain, the concerns, and the victories. It will be hard for us too, since we won’t have the opportunity to physically hug and comfort you in person, when you need it the most; but, we’re only a phone call away.
The commitment to cherish and love your baby by making an adoption plan is the most unselfish and loving decision you could ever make. But we know it’s also incredibly painful, at times. But, we want and encourage you to maintain a relationship with your child. What a magnificent thing it will be for our entire family to have you involved in a significant way, so you can share in your baby’s milestones and progress. As the beautiful person who gave life to our adopted child, you will always have a place of comfort and love in our family circle.
We travel to Florida several times per year and if you are comfortable with seeing us, we would love to see you as well. Whatever your comfort level regarding a relationship, just let us know and we will meet you there, always respecting your boundaries. Just know that you will forever be part of our family and our life story. Our hearts will be joined with yours regardless of distance, regardless of circumstances.
Thank you for taking the time to read about our family and our desire to pour our love out for you and your baby. We’re excited to meet you and include you in the beautiful story of your child’s life as a part of our family. Our hearts are full and we are already welcoming you into our home.
Amy & Stephen