Dear Expectant Parents,
Truth be told…My husband George and I have never written a letter like this so it may sound awkward and we hope you will excuse our inexperience. While we may not know the perfect thing to say, we do know how we feel: we are very grateful for you considering adoption and reviewing our profile.
We don’t know the details of your story but we imagine that what you are going through may be incredibly difficult. Please know that you have our compassion and admiration for being strong and courageous during this time and we hope you will find peace and comfort during this process.
Bottom line: We have big hearts and big dreams for our growing family. We would be honored to give your precious baby a life that is full of love, security, family, friends, opportunities and joy. We are looking for a semi-open to open adoption. If this is something you would feel comfortable with, we are happy to meet with you and discuss it further.
Thank you for taking the time to look at our profile. We hope it will help you see what your baby’s life would be like with us.
Angela and George
George and I have been married for four years. George is a lawyer and Angela is a recent stay-at-home mom. Angela’s career is in corporate marketing but she decided to be a stay-at-home mom when our biological daughter, Gloria, turned 1. (She will be 3 in July.) Our family enjoys music, travel, good food, and the outdoors. We’ve dreamed of being a family of four so we have lots of room in our hearts and our home for another precious child.
One of the first things I noticed about Angela was her energy. She has a life force that compels everyone around her to be excited about whatever is going on.
Angela is and always has been smart. She (unlike me) was always dedicated to her studies and always focused on her future. Angela completed her assignments on time. She made sure she was at the top of her class. She made sure she was prepared for college, and then for graduate school, and then for her career. She’s always looking ahead and planning for the future. She is serious and logical, creative and flexible, determined and resolute.
Angela is incredibly curious. When we started dating, I learned that Angela was up for anything. We went to cool restaurants, took dance lessons, toured historical buildings, hiked in state parks, rode our bikes along the lake, volunteered at the church…we are always doing something new.
Angela is spiritual. When she and I met, Angela was teaching catechism at her church. I started attending services with her and we quickly began going to church together every week. We still do. Angela takes her religious life seriously and is always working to have a better and deeper relationship with God. She is and will always be the spiritual center of our family.
Angela is a great mom and homemaker. I work a lot so Angela spends her time doing just about everything else. And she’s amazing at it! First, all of the basics are covered. Our house is always clean, the laundry’s always done, dinner’s always on the table, and the bills are always paid on time. Beyond that, though, Angela insists on providing an engaging, challenging, and educational home environment for our family. Whether it’s taking our daughter to the pool, the library, a museum, the playground, or some fun event, Angela is constantly looking for opportunities to expose Gloria to new experiences.
ABOUT GEORGE, written by Angela
George is a good man. He is nerdy like Harry Potter, brave like Indiana Jones, wise like Obi-Wan Kenobi and sweet like Forrest Gump. He is honest, caring and fiercely loyal. His words are gentle and his hugs are kind. I’m often amazed at his capacity to keep calm, even when life can sometimes get a bit stressful. He is my rock, my Superman.
At our wedding four years ago, I told George’s mom that I want to thank her for raising a good man. She taught him how to be a true gentleman. He opens doors, carries bags and offers to help with housework without complaining.
He loves his job as an attorney and he’s good at it because he cares about the people he is serving. He has a big heart and finds reward in helping others. When he comes home after work and we’re having dinner as a family, George delights in sharing stories about his day, recalling the people he met and the challenges he faced. I’m grateful that he likes to share the details of his work and I often learn something from our conversations.
George is nurturing, patient and playful. Because of his musical talents, you can often find him in our sunroom, singing and playing piano or guitar. He loves to show our daughter how to press the piano keys or strum the guitar strings and he encourages her to sing and dance. Most nights, even if he had a long day at work, George will read a book or two at bedtime with our daughter. He prefers classic children’s books, like Dr. Seuss. George has great vocal range, so our daughter often giggles when she hears the variety of voices that her dad can deliver.
Gloria will turn 3 in July 2018 and from birth she has demonstrated a vibrant love of life. She is outgoing, adventurous and curious.
With smiles galore, Gloria also has a reputation for offering great big hugs with kisses. Although she’s still building her vocabulary, Gloria is quite the conversationalist. She loves to tell stories, sing or just be silly. Whether she’s at her gymnastics class, music class or the local playground, Gloria shows her compassionate side by helping the smaller kids. She loves to hold hands and dance with her younger cousins. She has a giving heart, a strong mind and would love to be a big sister.
Thank you for taking the time to review our profile. We hope it gave you a chance to get to know us better. Simply said, we are an ordinary American family, living a cheerful life enriched with family, friends and traditional values. Our hearts are full of love and excitement for the child we hope to parent through adoption.
We promise that we will provide your child with a lifetime of unconditional love, happiness, guidance, and support. We will also provide the best education possible. We know and appreciate what a big part YOU are in this process. You have chosen adoption because you love your child. Your selflessness and courage are extraordinary. We are open to keeping in contact with you by sharing letters, photos, and phone calls, if you would like.
We hope to hear from you soon.
Angela & George