As we think about what to write to you, we are keenly aware that you are facing difficult decisions at this time -- whether to consider adoption for your child and, if so, which family to choose to love and nurture your child. We are grateful that you are taking this time to learn about us and about the love and support we have to offer a daughter or son.
We are thankful to be young and established in our careers, to have the encouragement of our families, and to have found our life partner early in our lives. We are also blessed to be parents to our daughter Ariel, who we welcomed into our family through adoption three years ago.
Our work schedules are ideal for parenting. Jonathan is a university professor and Frank is a high school history teacher. We are also blessed with sufficient financial security and work flexibility to provide a stay-at-home environment for your baby. He or she will have two parents with more than average time to devote to raising a child.
The home we have created is a warm and nurturing environment, built on a foundation that blends the security of daily routine and the excitement of new experiences like jumping an ocean wave, catching a firefly, and riding a pony. No matter how busy we are, we always eat dinner as a family. Similarly, Ariel’s preparation for bedtime is also a nightly ritual. After pajamas are put on and teeth are brushed, we always top off her evening with a bedtime story and a special song. Ariel has come to look forward to our special time together.
Our almost decade-long relationship is built on love, honesty and mutual respect. We met ten years ago in a coffee house, while we were students in Boston. We discovered that we were both interested in history and found ourselves talking passionately about politics. As we became friends, we realized that we shared a lot of common interests like boating, traveling, and playing tennis. Soon we were introducing each other to our families and thinking about how we might change our work lives to live closer to each other. One of the happiest days of our lives came in July 2000, when we exchanged vows and rings surrounded by family and friends. A year later, our joy only increased with the arrival of Ariel.
Together we are a warm and happy family and eagerly anticipate adopting a second child. From the outset, we both envisioned our family including two children. We each grew up with strong relationships with our brothers and sisters. We hope to create an environment where our children can develop strong and mutually supporting bonds that will nourish them throughout their lives. We know that Ariel will be an amazing older sister. She is an extremely compassionate and social young girl, quick to share a toy, a dish of ice cream or a hug. As Ariel’s friends have welcomed new siblings into their families, she has expressed interest in having her own sister or brother.
If blessed to adopt your child, he or she would grow up in a wonderful
home. We live in a spacious suburban home with a sunny backyard on a
tree-lined street near Boston, Massachusetts. The baby’s room
is warm and friendly. There are lots of children in our neighborhood
and a real small-town feeling. Just across the street is a quiet playground
with beautiful new equipment and lots of room to run around. We also
have the neighborhood swimming pool, ice skating rink, and library within
a few blocks. Boston’s North Shore is very child-friendly. We
are only a short drive from the coast (with a beautiful beach and a
wildlife refuge), not to mention all the sights and sounds of Boston,
including the Children’s Museum and the New England Aquarium.
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