Dear Expectant Mom,
We are so impressed by your strength and courage to consider adoption for your unborn child. It truly shows what kind of person you are to make what seems to us like such a selfless, brave, and trusting choice. We hope to live up to the standard you are setting, and to build our family with those values.
We are Jennifer and Justin. We chose the adoption process after learning that we cannot have a child of our own. Jennifer has three wonderful, adult children, but Justin has always wanted to be a father. We know it is our calling to be parents together. We hope to build a family full of trust, support and love. Our families are so supportive of our choice to raise a child together. We are from the Midwest and hold our small-town values dear to us. Our extended families still mostly live there. Where we currently live, we are able to have an active, outdoor lifestyle. We look forward to sharing with your child all our activities and appreciation for nature. Some of our favorite activities include fishing, beach days, taking our dog to the dog park, long walks and mini golf. We have access to great schools and our neighborhood has lots of children.
Growing up when I (Justin) visited my Grandparents’ homes, they would mark our height and the date on a door jamb. My parents still have that door jam and continue the tradition with all the grandchildren. We look forward to having your baby join in on this tradition. It’s heartwarming to see the different generations compare all the dates and heights. We try to fill our home with as much fun and laughter as we possibly can. Our favorite thing is making each other laugh. This will only continue and get better with a child of our own. We can't wait to see how your child’s personality matures and changes. Although children can be stressful sometimes, we know we'll do great because we can pick each other up during tough times now and that will not change.
We have a passion for animals which is what brought us into each other’s life six years ago. We both worked for a pet store and found we shared the same work ethic. We would volunteer for all of the same events and fundraisers to help shelter pets and our local rescue groups. Since living together we have fostered countless dogs of all ages and breeds.
We share our home with a Puggle-mix dog named Douglas who is ten-years-old. His passions include breakfast and dinner time, treats, meeting new humans (he adores children), and playing with other dogs in the neighborhood. He likes to snuggle and is always there for us.
We hope that this gives you a vision of our life and how your child would be welcomed, loved and cared for in our home. Thank you for taking the time to read our letter and learn about us. We look forward to meeting you and your precious gift. We will always remember and admire you for making this courageous choice.
Jennifer and Justin