We could never put into words all of our emotions as we write this to you. Thank you for considering adoption and for taking time to get to know more about us. We hope you will see the love we already have for this child. We will never know your thoughts and emotions as you make this decision, but we do know a few things about the life your child would have as our family:
They will be forever loved and cherished. From the beginning of our relationship, we knew that we wanted a larger family and adoption was always a part of that plan. We never knew how that plan would work out but we trusted God with our future. After five years of marriage, we decided to start our family and were blessed with an amazing little boy. Following the birth of our son, Deidra experienced medical complications and was advised not to become pregnant again. In our hearts, we know it is time for us to start the adoption process because we know someone is still missing from our home.
They will have a large, close-knit and supportive family. We are blessed with over thirty family members who we see regularly. When you have a strong foundation of such a large family, there are always people ready to embark on life’s journeys together. Because we have always had that, we would love nothing more than for our family to keep growing. A child in this family will always have friends to play with growing up who will turn into confidants as they grow older together. They will have their small moments made grand because so many people will be there rooting them on at every event, and all those weekends in between. They will also have a fun and loving big brother. Elliot gives lots of hugs throughout the day and he loves to stop and say hello to all of our neighbors as we pass by on our walks. He also loves to play with other babies and thinks it is fun to help them with their toys. We are very excited to encourage friendship between our children to strengthen a bond that will last a lifetime.
They will be celebrated for the things that make them unique. Our parents always encouraged us to be proud of who we are, whether or not it makes us different from those around us. We believe that just as each child is unique, each family is unique and we will embrace the elements that make us special as individuals and as a family. Adoption is just one aspect that will make our family unique and we are proud to share our child’s birth story with them from the start. We plan to tell and re-tell the adoption story, adding more details as they grow older and can better understand it. If you so choose, we would keep you connected to your child through letters and pictures throughout the years because we would value your roll in this family.
We know that you have a difficult decision ahead of you. A decision that we will never be able to relate to, but will always be able to pray for. We will continue to pray for peace, guidance, and courage to do what you feel is right for both you and your child. We believe that you are strong no matter what decision you make. We simply want you to know that any child who is put into our arms will grow with a never-ending love that surrounds them. They will grow up and go after their dreams for we will always encourage them to be who they want to be in life. We will also embrace their amazing life story by reminding them they are more than a blessing to us, but also a blessing to a beautiful mother.
Josh and Deidra
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