We have been married for seven years and together for twelve. Early in our relationship we knew children would be in our future and as our nieces and nephews were born we got more and more excited about having children of our own. We never expected to face the difficulties of infertility and while we were on that path our excitement dimmed at the thought of never getting to share our love with a child. Now we are on a new path and our excitement burns bright as we believe adoption is the path we were meant to take all along.
We promise to provide a safe and loving home for your child and we are surrounded by family and friends who feel the same way. Your child will be instantly adored by nine cousins who are eagerly awaiting his or her arrival. They will be cherished by grandparents who are ready to spoil them and teach them things like how to make funny noises and silly dances but also how to plant a garden, how to sew, the importance of saving money in the bank and why we pray before meals. From the moment they are born, this new little person will have aunts, uncles and family friends with a wealth of love and support to share.
As for us, the adoptive parents, we promise to love with all our hearts in every moment of every day. We will laugh when life is humorous and we will teach through our actions, gestures and words how to love yourself and others, how to show respect and honor to God, people, and traditions and how to live each day to the fullest. We will strive to give them every opportunity to learn and grow and we will encourage them to follow their dreams and explore the world around them.
Lisa is a full-time art and design student and hopes to open her own business while Michael is excited to be a future stay-at-home parent. He enjoys singing and playing the guitar and anticipates sharing these passions daily. Lisa likes to read and hopes to instill a love for books and literature. We both enjoy entertaining so we envision many barbecues, bonfires and family gatherings filled with games, movies and laughter. We believe even ordinary moments are made special when you are with family and loved ones. We also both like to travel and have adventures, whether that is a week-long Caribbean cruise or a day-trip to one of our nearby state parks. We look forward to rediscovering the world through the eyes of a child and creating new traditions.
We promise to always be honest with your child about their adoption story. They will never remember a time when they didn’t know that they were adopted. We will express to them how much you love them and that you wanted to give them the very best life has to offer. We would very much like to stay in contact with you through email. It is important to us that you know your child is well cared for and loved. We are open to an annual visit where you will be able to see how much your child has grown and take comfort in knowing you made the right decision. Throughout the year, we will share their joys and milestones with pictures and letters.We admire your courage and strength in considering adoption for your child and we wish you peace in the days ahead. As you make this important decision, we want you to know we are ready and committed to love him or her. Their well-being and happiness will be the center of our lives. Thank you for taking the time to learn about us and reading our letter. Much love,
Michael and Lisa
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