Dear Expectant parent(s),
Thank you so much for taking the time to learn about us and for considering us as you make the difficult decision of who will parent your child. We hope that through our book, you will be able to see the love we have for each other, our families, and our future child. We are so excited to become parents and welcome a child into our home and family.
We have known that we wanted children since before we were married. After trying unsuccessfully to get pregnant for three years we decided to start the adoption process rather than more medicine and potentially surgeries.
We want you to know how much respect and love we feel for you already. We cannot imagine what a difficult decision this is for you, and we think of you daily, that you would have the strength and the courage you need as you journey through this process. We know that you want what is best for your baby.
We were both born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee. We first met on the same street where we lived and grew up six houses down from each other! The love didn’t begin in the neighborhood though. We started dating during Monica’s senior year of college, and four years later after dating I proposed the weekend of my birthday. We have been married for three years since April 16, 2016. We both come from families that are very close, so we have always wanted a big family. Family is extremely important to us, and we are so excited to add a child to ours. Monica is a pre-k teacher in Hamilton County where she teaches four year olds and prepares them for kindergarten. Reggie is a life coach for a non-profit organization where he goes into the schools and educates youth on life choices. He also spends time coaching high school basketball.
We are very active and love to take family vacations and have family gatherings. We can’t wait to share these experiences with our future child. We love the beach and visiting new places.
More than anything, we want you to know that we will love your child unconditionally and will devote our lives to providing him or her with all the love, security and joy we can offer. We want your child to always know where he or she came from. You will always be an integral part of his or her life, and we plan to raise our child with an understanding and appreciation for you and the sacrifice you are making for him or her. This child will be loved beyond words by us, by our families, by our friends, he or she will always know the great love you have for him or her as well. Thank you again for considering us!
Reggie and Monica