We want to sincerely thank you for considering us to be the adoptive parents to your child. We can only guess at the courage it takes to consider this decision and the difficult choices you have had to make along the way ... As well as those in front of you. As hard as it may be, please know that your child will be loved and cherished and live a joyful life.
We’ve been married for almost 10 years but have been together for almost 17. The story of our relationship is of two people who are best friends and deeply in love despite sometimes being very different. One is constantly in motion and the living definition of extrovert ... the other more relaxed and introverted. Our strength is that we complement and balance each other. Together we have built our life based on love, laughter and fun. We’re an active family and there is always something to do and somewhere to go. Play time at the park, baseball games, backyard cookouts with friends and family, visiting museums and family are all pretty typical activities. Family vacations and travel are also important to us. We always make sure to take time to relax and unwind as a family when needed as well. Whether a pizza and movie night at home snuggling on the couch or a game night together in our family room!
Your child will join a small, but tight, and loving family. We have an eight year old daughter. She has been asking about a baby brother or sister for as long as she could talk and we’re thrilled that we can make her, and our, wish come true. In addition to the three of us, your child will be also be loved and looked after by our furry family members a dog, who loves children, and our cat ... Whom children really adore. Outside of our immediate family, your child will gain five cousins, five aunts and uncles and three grandparents. They’re all very excited about our decision to adopt and cant wait to be a part of the child’s life.
Our favorite parts of parenting, and maybe what we’re most looking forward to, are difficult to talk about in one short letter. The baby’s first words, learning how to talk, taking their first steps, Christmas and the holidays ... they’re all wonderful events we will be sure to share with you in letters and pictures. But maybe more than the milestones are the little, more subtle things that develop over time. Watching their personality take shape, learning their likes and dislikes, seeing their sense of humor develop and just watching a little baby, so dependent on us one minute, come into their own and grow as a person so quickly we don’t know where the time went. As they say, the reward is not in the destination but in the journey.
We hope this gives you a little insight into us as a family and shows you how much love we can give to your child as well as the value we’ll pass on. Your child will always know just how much you love them and what an amazing person you are. They will always know their adoption story and know what a selfless decision you made out of your love for them and wanting the best possible life for them. Thank you once again for considering us for this incredible honor and we hope to meet you soon.
Scott and Alie
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