Though we have not met, we feel that you are a very special person who wants the best for your child. We can only imagine what you are going through now and how difficult this loving and unselfish decision must be for you. In this letter, we’ll try to share with you what we would hope to offer you and your child. We know this is not an easy choice, but we hope to provide a strong sense of the love your child would know in our family.
We both so look forward to being parents that it’s hard to put into words. We imagine lying in bed just enjoying our baby breathe, gurgle, and gaze around the room. We want to explore the wonders of our child’s first grasp, the first taste, new teeth coming-in, and all the other wonderful pleasures of that time. I, Linda, can’t wait to be a full-time, stay-at-home mom, and Danny works in a very family-friendly company, allowing him flexibility in his work hours. He looks forward to being a very involved and active dad.
We grew up together in the same small-town neighborhood, and we have known each other our entire lives. My (Linda) brother and Danny were good friends growing up. When we were older, Danny, following a fun-filled and traditional courtship, asked me to marry him. We have a great marriage and have been together for over 12 wonderful years, sharing lots of love and happiness.
Since we can remember, we have been eagerly waiting to share our lives with a child. We are best friends, and do everything together. We even still live in the same neighborhood that we both grew up in. Our home is beautiful, with a large yard filled with flowers and trees, and we are within walking distance of a wonderful playground. Our neighborhood is filled with lots of children of all ages, and we are also very close to the school our child will attend.
We started our journey to have children 7 years ago. We suffered two failed pregnancies that led to emergency surgery. This was a very difficult time for us, but our love for each other, and the support of our families truly carried us through. Doctors helped us as much as they could, however we came to understand that we would not be able to have children of our own. We took time to explore our options, and learning that we could still become parents through adoption helped to heal our heartache. We are so grateful that adoption is possible because we long to be parents. We have decided that adoption is a very special way to bring a beautiful child into our lives and to share our happiness.
We are very fortunate to have a large, supportive family, and we look forward to spending many summer weekends at Danny’s family’s summer cottage near the ocean. We have enjoyed watching our goddaughter Brianna experience the beach for the first time, from eating sand, and chasing crabs around the dunes, to splashing around in the water like we did when we were children. We know that these are the moments that we will cherish with our own children too.
Linda: Danny loves cuddling, watching TV shows, listening to music, and cant wait to relax with the baby. As our child gets older, we look forward to exploring in the park, a short walk away, bicycling, baking cookies, and running along the beach at the cottage. We both look forward to sharing delicious meals, good jokes, laughter, and the tenderness that comes from the appreciation of all the small moments in life and all the big ones. We can’t wait to enjoy these as a family together.
Danny: I know that Linda will be a wonderful and fun mother. The energy, patience, and love that she has for children is incredible. When it comes to play-time, which is all the time, Linda is always the last one to come in, and the first one to ask for one more time. She loves the outdoors and working in the garden. Whether it’s just putting around the garden, walking around the neighborhood, or skiing down the slopes, she truly enjoys all outdoor activities. Linda loves taking her nieces, nephews and God-children to outdoor events. Presently, Linda works as an office manager for an automobile dealership just a few miles from home.
Although Linda has enjoyed her career she anxiously awaits becoming a full time mother. She has been employed there for over 11 years and is entrusted in making many important financial and administrative decisions. Due to her hard work and enthusiasm to succeed she was voted into the position of the youngest president of an office manager’s guild that includes 265 dealerships, which span over 5 states. She is very proud of her accomplishments with this business, but looks forward to being a full time at home mother when a child joins our family.
She is extremely close with our two nieces; she enjoys spending lots of time with them. Kellyane, who is now 12, admires everything that Linda does; she wants to be exactly like her. When they come home from a day of shopping and girl-talking at the mall, it’s adorable to see that they both are wearing the same shoes. Linda used to paint little Brianna’s finger and toe nails, and brush her hair when she was younger. Now at the age of four, Brianna and Linda play beauty salon together. Linda bravely sits with a great big smile while Brianna brushes her hair and paints everything but her fingernails. Then at the end of the day, they all end up throwing pillows and blankets on the floor, and cuddling up next to the fireplace to watch one of Brianna’s favorite Disney movies.
Linda: Danny too has very special moments and memories of our nieces and nephews. When Brianna was born, Danny would hold her little arms, exciting her by saying “hip-hip,” and she would, with a wide grin on her face, yell back “hooray, hooray.” Now that Brianna is four, she is the one who yells “hip-hip,” waiting for him to yell “hooray,” which he does as he bends down with his arms wide open, welcoming her as she runs into his arms. He can’t wait to be able to share moments just like this and better with our own child.
Danny examines materials for aircraft, conducts tests and reviews films, troubleshooting problems before they cause aviation difficulties. He has been with the same company for over 20 years. He is expected to be a Vice President of the company in the near future, and hopes some day to become part owner of the corporation as well.
I know that Danny’s success at work and in life is due to his friendly demeanor, and his ability to “get the job done” while helping everyone feel like part of the team. He’s well-regarded and respected because of his commitment to family values and hard work, and is known for understanding other people’s needs; he has a gift of communicating with people. Danny starts his job early in the morning so that he can be out in the afternoon to spend time with me, and our friends and family. I know that his many qualities apply to all aspects of his life, and that is why I am confident that he will be a great father.
We both very much look forward to sharing fun times with our child, and helping him or her enjoy life, but we also value an education for them if that is what they wish. We’ve already started a college fund, and hope to give our child the opportunities to fulfill her or his dreams. We also are very interested to know about your interests and the dreams you may have for your child.
Because our families are so close by, the holidays are great opportunities for us to gather, enjoy each other’s company and eat a lot of food. We will raise our child to have faith and to understand the importance of being kind to everyone. We both come from very close and strong families and they have become “one” over the years. We are very fortunate to have many wonderful friends who, along with our families, who are all very excited and enthusiastic about our adopting a child. Danny’s mother is already knitting booties. Linda’s mother is already planning an extended visit (which we welcome). Everyone we have told have been very loving and encouraging. We’ve also been surprised to learn how many of our friends and acquaintances have also adopted; this has been exciting for us all.
We are committed to providing a very loving, secure and happy home and look forward to this wonderful addition to our family. We feel very blessed to have had this opportunity to welcome a baby into our family. If you would like to speak with us directly or learn more about us, please call Full Circle at 1-888-452-3678. Thank you for taking the time to consider us and we hope we’ll have an opportunity to speak with you.