We are Amity and Joseph from Gallatin, Tennessee. Thank you for taking time to read over our letter. We are truly honored. We can only imagine what you may be experiencing right now, yet we admire how strong and selfless you are to consider open adoption. We are here to support you if you need us. You will always be welcome in our lives in whatever way you feel most comfortable. We are overjoyed at the idea of being parents and look forward to the opportunity to get to know you.
We feel very fortunate to have found each other and to have a home filled with love and laughter. We met and fell in love in 2007 when we were both living in Knoxville, Tennessee. We have a marriage that is a strong, happy, loving, and respectful. We both enjoy spending time together relaxing outdoors, gardening, playing with our two dogs, cooking, watching movies, and playing games. Joseph can’t wait to have a child so they can play catch or kick the soccer ball around together in the backyard. Amity is looking forward to reading bedtime stories and doing fun art projects with our child. We are deeply excited about being parents and adding another layer of love in our home.
Amity grew up in the Nashville area with her two brothers and a large extended family full of aunts, uncles, and cousins. Joseph grew up in a small town in West Tennessee with his two brothers and a large extended family as well. There will always be plenty of play dates and birthday parties to attend. Both of our families are thrilled we are adopting and can’t wait to welcome a baby into the family. We are looking forward to celebrating big family holidays and seeing our child laughing and playing with his or her cousins.
We live in Gallatin, Tennessee, which is a diverse suburb of Nashville. Gallatin is a wonderful family orientated community. We are lucky enough to live close to several parks and walking trails. There is also a community center close by with a pool and several play areas. We can’t wait to take our child to the annual Christmas parade, go walking in the park, and watch him or her take swim lessons. We live in a quiet neighborhood at the end of a cul-de-sac, which is perfect for afternoon bike rides or walks. We share our home with our two sweet dogs, Winston and Evie. Both dogs are gentle and loving. They get super excited when children come to visit and they get to run and play in the yard with them.
We spend a lot of time with family and friends. We really enjoy everyone coming over for a cookout or for a game night. We also both enjoy cooking and trying out new recipes that we can share. Amity is excited about getting to make Christmas cookies with our child to share with friends and family. Joseph loves history and cannot wait to show our child interesting historical sites along the way when we travel for our family vacation. One of our favorite things is our movie night. We are looking forward to snuggling up on the couch with our child enjoying a movie and popcorn.
I feel truly blessed to have met and fallen in love with Joseph. He is funny, kind, honest, and hard working. He can put a smile on my face no matter how hard of a day I have had. He always puts our family first and I know he will make sure our child has everything he or she wants and needs. I love the way he thinks of others in everything he does. He insists we don’t throw out anything that can be donated or recycled, collects food for the local food pantry, buys and donates toys at Christmas for needy children, and donates money to different charities whenever he can. I am thankful to have found someone who shares my same values, morals, and life goals. Joseph works for an oil company and enjoys the fast paced environment. And he is fortunate to have the option to work from home a few days a week.
Amity’s compassion is what I love the most about her. She goes out of her way to help others in any way she can. She just lights up every time she is with our nieces and nephews. When I see her laugh and play while taking care of them I just know she will be a wonderful mother. She will be the kind of mother that can make everything fun and exciting. I know that I could never find anyone else who would be a better match for me as a wife and mother of my children. I know I can always count on her for anything and I know our child will be able to do the same. Amity works as an analyst for an insurance company. She is home from work by midafternoon every day, leaving plenty of time to spend with our child or help them with homework before bedtime.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read about us. We promise you that you will always have a special place in our hearts and in our family. We want our child to know you and to understand you helped create our family. We look forward to getting to know you and discussing the type of open relationship you would like. We hope to hear from you!
Joseph and Amity