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Dear Birthmother Letter / Profile

Mary and Scott

Dear Birthmother,

We are grateful to you for considering what must be a difficult decision.  We think of you and wonder what you are going through at this time.  Through our letter to you, we hope to help you feel more at ease as you consider adoption.  We also hope that our letter brings some comfort to you as you consider us as possible parents for your child.  Please know that we want nothing more in life than to become parents and love a child with all our heart.

After three years of trying, we have come to the realization that we cannot have children on our own.  We both love children and have agreed that what is most important to us is having children and creating a family together.  We have spent much time soul searching and feel prepared and excited about fulfilling our dream through adoption.  We knew from the start of our relationship that we wanted children and we could not wait to become parents. We love spending time with children, playing, talking and exploring new things.  Seeing each other interact with kids makes us feel that we will be good parents – it seems to be a very natural and positive experience.

We have been married for three years and have known each other for six.  We met at a university where Mary was in graduate school and Scott was working.  We discovered our interests were very similar, enjoying the great outdoors, camping, hiking, biking, skiing and relaxing.  We cannot wait to share this outdoor experience with our child someday.  Our child will also have the opportunity to experience the arts, as well.  We enjoy music, art and museums, and are currently members of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.  Whatever our child’s unique interests are, we will provide that child with a wonderful education and a hands-on learning environment.

I (Mary) work full-time as a family nurse practitioner in a small practice with two physicians.  I have enjoyed my experience there, especially watching families grow together.  However, I am really looking forward to watching my own family grow and becoming a mom. I plan to take time off to care for our child and be a full time, fully attentive mom.

I (Mary) know that Scott will be a great dad.  He has an incredible amount of patience and understanding with our nieces and nephews.  They look to him to entertain them and lead them on adventures.  He has a way of making everything - including collecting firewood on our camping trips - seem fun and exciting.  He gets them engaged in conversations and keeps them talking for long periods of time.

For employment, I (Scott) work full-time for a computer company installing and maintaining computer systems and networks.  I create my own schedule and have a wide range of flexibility in arranging my workday.  Even though I love what I do for work, I look forward to taking time off when our child is born and finally being a dad.  Luckily, I have a wonderful employer who feels that the happiness of the employees is the key to the company’s success.  Because of that, I will be able to work my schedule to accommodate my responsibilities as a father.

I (Scott) feel strongly that Mary will be a loving and supportive mom.  She has an insatiable desire to raise a child in a family environment rich in love and happiness.  She exhibits playfulness around infants and children that make them smile and giggle with laughter.  Our nieces and nephews always ask for her and seem at ease when talking to her.  And seeing how much care and effort she puts in our flower gardens, I have no doubt that a child in our home will be embraced with an even greater level of tender loving care.

Our extended families are also an important part of our lives.  We try to spend as much time as we can with both of our parents, siblings, nephews and nieces. In the summer time, we go camping with Mary's brothers and their families in New Hampshire.  This is a wonderful time to do things together, and spend more time with the kids.  We are constantly amazed by all of their interests and love spending time with them, talking about and looking at nature. We also gather together for birthdays, holidays, and occasionally for hiking and skiing.  We feel lucky to have the support of our families and to have such a wonderful relationship with all of them. Our families are looking forward to creating more memories with our newest member.

I (Mary) grew up on a dairy farm with my three older brothers, and the farm still holds a special meaning for me.  Now my brother runs the farm and my parents are still involved in its daily operations.  The kids all enjoy helping out, as well.  Helping my mother feed the calves is always an incredible experience for children, teaching them about animals and building a strong work ethic.  Our nieces and nephews also love to get rides on tractor to help their grandpa or uncle chop corn or alfalfa for animal feed.  I have become an avid gardener as a result of growing up on the farm and having a grandmother who showed me the benefits of true gardening and hard work.  Scott and I will want our child to learn how to garden and learn about the cows and calves on the farm.  The farm will surely be a part of our child’s life and we see this as a wonderful family tradition

Our dog, Kiley, is also a huge part of our lives.  She is a black lab mix, and we love her so much that we bring her almost everywhere with us.  Watching her around children has made us confident that she will welcome our new baby with curiosity and attention!  Our neighbors all love her and will come visit her with treats in hand when she is out on her run.

We also feel that religion and faith are important in our lives and would be an essential element in raising our family. We still attend Mary’s church periodically, where we know many in the congregation, but we are looking for a closer church to attend more often.  We enjoy the social and supportive aspects of a church that provides an opportunity to help others and be involved in the local community.

Our suburban community is friendly and safe.  We get along with all of our neighbors, exchanging favors like borrowing tools, shoveling snow, and supporting school fund drives.  We live in walking distance to wooded areas where we hike weekly.  There is farmland close by and the center of town is only a mile away.  We have easy access to Boston and New York City, as well as to the states of Connecticut, New York, Vermont, and New Hampshire.

We would like you to know that your child would be raised in a loving and supportive household.  If you would like to see how your child is doing throughout the years, it would be an honor to send you photos and letters. We know that your decision is important and difficult for you.  We also want you to know that we are open to your wishes for your child.  We promise to give your child unconditional love, wonderful opportunities and enriching experiences.

We would welcome a chance to meet you or talk with you. We would like to know more about what your hopes are for your child. Please know that, if you choose us, we will do everything we can to fulfill your dreams for your child. Please call Marla Allisan at Full Circle Adoptions: Toll Free Birthparent Hotline 1-888-45-ADOPT if you would like to learn more about us or to speak with us. We hope to hear from you.

Wishing you the very best,

Mary and Scott

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