Thank you so much for taking the time to learn about who we are and what kind of parents we hope to be. We are so humbled by the thought that you might consider us to take on the enormous responsibility and honor to parent your child.
When we went on a blind date almost seven years ago, we had an inkling that it might become something special. We met for lunch and began a conversation that lasted until dinnertime! We both went home that night knowing that our lives had probably changed forever. Three years later, we were engaged, and a year after that we were married! We knew from the start that we wanted a family but decided to enjoy our first year of marriage just the two of us (and our beloved puppies!) We had no idea that having a biological child would be such a challenge, but the silver lining of that struggle is that we came out on the other side with a strengthened relationship and deepened commitment to starting our family.
Even before we knew that having biological children might not happen for us, we had discussed adoption as a way to complete our family. Molly's younger brother is adopted, and so we've always known that biology is not what makes a family - love is. We are so excited for the opportunity to follow in Molly's parents footsteps - they have set an amazing example for us as loving and accepting adoptive parents. One thing that has helped us as we struggled with infertility was the unwavering faith that the child who will one day join our family is the child we were absolutely meant to have. We cannot wait to see whom we have been waiting for all this time!
We know that your decision to place a child with us to parent is a great honor, and it is not a responsibility we take lightly. We are committed to raising our child to know who they are and where they come from. You will never be a mystery to them - we will always raise this child knowing that you loved him or her so much that you made an enormously difficult decision. He or she will also know that was your decision that created our family, and for that we will be eternally grateful. We commit to sharing our child's life through letters, pictures, and e-mails at whatever interval you desire. We want you to be able to see your child blossom and grow, knowing that it is your love and your choice that allowed him or her to blossom and grow with us.
We are so excited to be on this journey that is just beginning for our family. Having both grown up in strong, close-knit, and loving families, we cannot wait to create a childhood that reflects those values. Every birthday, holiday, and special occasion is a reason to get together and celebrate with one or both of our families, and we both have numerous young nieces and nephews who are so excited for another cousin. This child will have no shortage of grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and even second cousins (and of course our dogs) to love them!
We want you to know that it does not escape us that in order for our family to be complete, you will have to make an incredibly difficult decision and ultimately, a selfless sacrifice. Should you choose to place your child with us, that child will always know that their story began with that love and selflessness. Words cannot express how humbled and grateful we would be if you were to honor us with the gift of parenthood.
Adam and Molly
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