Introduction

Dear Birthmother,

You are a person with her heart in the right place.  We respect you for your decision to choose adoption for your baby.  Our hearts go out to you as well.  We imagine this must be a very difficult time for you.  We are just so grateful that you are willing to consider us as your child’s possible adoptive parents and wish to thank you for taking the time to learn more about us.

About Us

We have been together 16 years and married for 14 years. We first met 17 years ago while we were both working on a “Tall Ship.” Turner was a member of the crew and I was teaching marine biology.  We feel very fortunate to have met and married one another.  Ours is a strong and lasting love.

Our Family

Our immediate family currently consists of Turner and me, and our two cats and two dogs.  Each day we take the dogs for a walk through the neighborhood.  The neighbors’ children always run over to pet the dogs and say hello -it’s one of the highlights of the day for all of us. We would love to share this, and other joys, with a child of our own.  We were not successful in becoming pregnant and, as a result, there is a tremendous void in our lives. We both love children and hope that one day soon we will become adoptive parents.  To be chosen by you would be a tremendous blessing!

Our Home

Our home is located in a small New England town near the water.  We live in a lovely neighborhood with lots of children.  Our yard is large and fenced-in, so there is plenty of room for a child to play.  Our town is known for its outstanding school system; many families with children have moved here for this reason.  It is also an active town with lots of family events throughout the year, including Halloween and Christmas parades.  We live close to a children’s museum, historical museum, science center, and aquarium.  There are community beaches and parks nearby.  We feel very fortunate to live here and look forward to sharing our home and community with a child who we are blessed to love.

About Amy

Amy: I grew up very close to where we now live. I have two older sisters and one younger sister.  My family lives close by and they are thrilled to know that we plan to adopt.  My cousin, who also lives nearby, adopted a wonderful girl named Caitlin.  We are all delighted that she is a part of the family.  There are many family members besides us who will be overjoyed about our adoption plan.  My parents, sisters, nieces and nephew, aunts, uncles, and cousins all live close to us and we get together on a regular basis. My parents enjoy being grandparents to my sisters’ children and look forward to having another grandson or granddaughter.  We are Godparents to our one-year-old niece.  What joy it will be for her and your child to play together!  Turner’s brother and cousin (and his family) live within a few hours of us and we try to see them as often as possible as well. All of our families and friends are excited about the adoption plan and will welcome your child with open arms and hearts. Your child will be loved by many!

About Turner

Turner: I grew up on a small island off the coast of Maine. I am the oldest  of two children.  I have very fond memories of growing up in Maine, exploring the beaches and woods on the island. We still own the family home where we were raised and try to go there several times a year. We look forward to sharing this wonderful, special place with our son or daughter.  My brother and I grew up in a small family that emphasized love, respect, tradition, and inclusion.  My parents always took a vacation with the children and so we always felt included in all family activities. Holidays were always very special.  They were shared with many members of our small island community.   We are excited to pass along special family traditions to our adopted child.

We recently learned that Turner’s best friend (since age six!) and his wife are pregnant.  We look forward to the children growing up together, and to what will hopefully be a strong, enduring friendship. Several close friends have had children in the last few years and we look forward to our families spending time together. We are very excited to enjoy special times together with the child we are blessed to adopt.

We love the outdoors and look forward to sharing this love of nature with a child.  I (Amy) am an environmental educator and so I spend many hours with children in the outdoors.  We search for life in salt marshes, explore beaches, catch and observe fish and crabs and then release them, look for bugs in the grasslands, and much more.  I fully enjoy sharing the natural world with children!  Turner is an avid sailor and is excited to teach a child to sail. We would teach our child the joys of living near the shore, including swimming and water safety. We own a sail boat, power boat, and kayaks.  We love to kayak and swim in nearby waters.    We also enjoy hiking and camping.  It would bring us such joy to share this all with your child, were you to choose us.

Our Plans & Values

When we become parents, I plan to be a stay-at-home parent. Turner will also share parenting duties so that we enjoy the full time parenting experience.  Turner works for a university where he is an operations manager.  Fortunately, he has established himself professionally and can adjust his hours so that he can put family first. We look forward to the day to day joys and responsibilities of parenthood, including such things as doctors’ well-baby check ups and school assemblies.

We are active members in our church — it is the same church where we were married over a decade ago.  Amy has been on our church education board and has served as a Sunday school teacher. Our open and friendly congregation includes many children and a fun and engaging youth program. We look forward to bringing a child into this warm and enriching community environment.

Growing up, we were both involved in school and extracurricular activities.  I took ballet for seven years, attempted to learn to play the flute and violin, and took horseback riding lessons.  Turner played the drums and the guitar and he participated in sports.  Ever since Turner was 5 or 6 years old, he loved to sail.  We want to give a child the same types of opportunities we had and will delight in sharing their passions, whether they be for soccer, butterflies, drawing, or reading. Whatever delights the child will bring us joy. We feel it is important to fully support children’s healthy interests. We are both employed in the educational field and are aware of the importance of a solid education. We have started a college account for a child so that he or she will be able to pursue educational goals.

We fully understand the awesome gift and responsibility that you would be giving us, should you choose us as parents for your child. We promise that we will do our absolute best to make sure your child always feels loved and secure. We have a very stable and loving relationship that is based on a mutual respect and admiration for one another. We were both raised in families that taught us to be kind, loving, and respectful individuals. We plan to pass these qualities and others on to the child we are lucky enough to parent.

You are, and will continue to be, a very important part of your child’s life.  We want to share things about you or your family that you would like to share with your child.  Placing your child with a family for adoption is a demonstration of your immense love, consideration, courage, and generosity.  We want your child to know this was a difficult and tremendously loving choice.

Please rest assured that your decision to place your child with us would bring us lifelong joy and gratitude to you.

We would be very open to sharing regular photo/letter updates about how your child is doing over the years, if you would like this. We would love to stay in touch so that you can be reassured that you made the right choice and that your child is thriving with the family you chose.

We greatly appreciate that you have taken the time to read our letter and to consider us as adoptive parents for your child.  If you would like to learn more about us or contact us, please call Full Circle Adoptions.  The toll-free number is 1-888-452-3678.  Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts.

Sincerely,

Amy and Turner

 

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