Adoptive Family Shane and Ellie
We are delighted that you are reading this letter and want to thank you for considering us as your baby’s adoptive parents. We can only imagine the difficult decisions you are having to make right now, but want to assure you that when it comes to selecting your baby’s adoptive parents, you can count on us to be the right choice for your baby.

Let us start by telling you a little bit about us. We are a multi-cultural, bi-lingual married couple of 14 years now. We met in college and have been together since. We are both engineers, and although you would expect us to be very similar, we are actually different from one another. These differences have helped us to see the world with a wider lens and has opened us to being more accepting individuals. Our core value systems are near the same, we believe family comes first at all costs, we believe in the kindness of all people, and we believe in a world where each of us has something special to offer. Our relationship is one built on trust and respect. We have unconditional support for one another. We plan our lives and activities as a family and our decisions are based on what is good for the family unit. We are each other’s best friends.

Not everything has been wonderful though. We have had some bumps along the road. Ellie was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 30. We were not expecting this in our lives, especially at a time when we were trying to start a family. The treatment caused us to not be able to get pregnant on our own. Once Ellie’s cancer was not a threat to her life anymore, we chose to start a family again. This time through adoption. We have been blessed to be foster parents to a little boy, he came into our home at the age of 21 days. We fell in love instantly. Watching him grow up has been the highlight of our lives. We are happy to share that he is no longer our foster son, we have officially adopted him! Now we are hoping to expand our family once again and we would love to add your baby to our family.

Your precious baby will fill our home and our hearts with love. We want to share our journey with you as the baby grows. We believe it is important for the child’s mental and emotional development that they know their adoption story from the start and they have access to as much information about their birth family as it is possible. Our promise to you is that we will love and care for your baby no different than if he/she had been birthed to us. We will share baby pictures and letters with you keeping you in our hearts and prayers every day. When the child is old enough to understand a little bit more about adoption, we will share your pictures and letters with him/her and encourage the child to write you letters of their own. We are open to other forms of communication such as e-mail and occasional phone calls.

Thanks again for considering us. We are eager to become parents again and grow our family. Rest assured your baby will be loved, will have everything he/she needs, and you will always have a special place in their heart for you.

Sincerely,

Shane and Ellie

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