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Dear Birthmother Letter / Profile

Mary and Jeff

Dear Birthmother:

We are Mary and Jeff.  We know you have searched your heart as you have thought about adoption and what you want for your child.  We are in awe of the strength, courage and love that birthmothers have in making this decision.  If chosen, we would always tell your child of your heartfelt hopes and deep love for him or her.  I am a full time mother so your child will be cared for and loved

I, Mary, my sister, numerous cousins and now our daughter, Bridget, have joined our family through adoption.  From my experiences I know, firsthand, that a child who is adopted can grow up with a strong sense of identity, appreciation for his/her birthparents and can be successful in family life and work.  When we learned that we couldn’t become pregnant, choosing adoption was both comfortable and joyous since our family’s experiences were so positive.  We were blessed to welcome our daughter into our family a year and a half ago and look forward to a new baby joining our home.  We are eager to take our children to the local amusement park, birthday parties, the library, movies, picnic lunches and other fun activities.

We believe that parenting is a shared responsibility and we will both play an equal role in helping our children grow and learn. They will be raised with love and respect for others.  We are fortunate to be able to provide children with an excellent education and we have already set aside college funds for them.  We are certain our children will have a very happy childhood in our home and look forward to holding, teaching, playing with and especially loving them.  Your child will have a sister with whom to grow up and share the fun day to day experiences.  Bridget is walking now and exploring everything.  She loves to run around outside and smell all the flowers.  On rainy days, we stay inside and play with building blocks and her Elmo telephone.  We are sure that she will love her new baby brother or sister as much as we will.

We have always felt that having more than one child would make our family complete.  Jeff is the youngest of three boys.  Some of his favorite memories are playing baseball and watching high school basketball games with his brothers.  We would love for Bridget to have a younger brother or sister to share memories with.  I (Mary) have a younger sister with whom I have a very close relationship.  We share the bond of having been adopted and understand each other’s experience.  Bridget would also be able to share this unique bond with our next child as they grow and learn together. 

Jeff and I met at work about 15 years ago.  Every time I went to the copy room, it wouldn’t be long before Jeff suddenly needed copies.  We spent more time talking than working and were attracted to each other’s sense of humor.  Our first date was at the company Christmas party.  I don’t remember much about the party but I do remember we didn’t stop talking the whole night - we shared our thoughts about everything. Our mutual abilities to really listen and respect each other’s thoughts and feelings has been central to our long term relationship and marriage of 15 years.  This honesty and open communication keep us very much in love and have been an important key to our successful family life.  We know that this appreciation for listening, encouraging and communicating unconditional love will help build self-confidence and self-esteem in our children in the years ahead.

Jeff is well established in his career in an environmental engineering firm.  He helps companies control and minimize air pollution and teaches young, new engineers about the details of environmental controls.  Jeff “flexes” his hours so he can be an active father.  He is able to participate in special family times and will be able to attend school activities.  He is very excited about being a father again and looks forward to playing with our children, reading to them, helping them with homework and just having fun sharing their interests.

We live near all of our child’s grandparents, as well as aunts and uncles.  We visit them often and share all the holidays such as Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving.  On Jeff’s side of the family we are aunt and uncle to Nora (12) and Ellen (10).  They cannot wait for Bridget to be old enough for amusement rides.  On my (Mary’s) side of the family we are aunt and uncle to Matthew (13), Rebecca (10) and Paula (1).  We love to spend the afternoon on the floor playing Disney Trivia (which they always win!), Clue and cards.  Over the years, it has been wonderful watching them learn and have fun at the same time.  Already Bridget and Paula share toys and chase each other. We were excited to learn that my sister is pregnant and expecting in November.

Our home has two floors with three bedrooms and is located in a very nice, safe neighborhood with a number of young families and children.  Within a few blocks are numerous parks, a library, children’s book store, shops and a hill for sledding in the winter.  The school system and educational standards where we live are considered to be excellent.  The elementary, middle and high schools are within walking distance of our home.

Jeff enjoys taking Bridget for walks and playing with her in the back yard.  I (Mary) enjoy reading to and playing peek-a-boo with her.  My favorite part of being a mother is watching Bridget.  The surprise and wonder on her face when she sees something for the first time is unbelievable.  We look forward to experiencing this again with our second child. 

Together, we spend time gardening, walking, decorating the house, watching movies, dining out or just talking.  We also enjoy traveling and feel fortunate to have visited other countries, as well as many parts of the United States.  We can’t wait to share these activities with our children.  We would be happy to meet you so we can get to know each other better.  Whatever information you feel is important will be shared with your child. We will be happy to send photographs and letter updates to keep you informed of your child’s well-being over the years.  We know how important this can be for you and your child.

Thank you for your consideration. If you would like to learn more about us or speak with us,
please call Marla Allisan at Full Circle Adoptions: Toll Free Birthparent Hotline 1-888-45-ADOPT. Because it is so hard to convey who we are in only a few pages, we would be happy to talk and meet with you to allow you the opportunity to get to know us a little better. 

Our heartfelt thanks!

Mary and Jeff 

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