We are Shannon and Dawn and we are excited about the opportunity to experience this journey with you. We value your courage and your commitment to your child’s future in considering adoption. We would love to talk with you about your hopes for the future and how we can work together to fulfill these goals. We hope this letter provides a glimpse into who we are, where we live, and what we’ll offer your child. We wish to have the opportunity to get to know you and your dreams for your child and look forward to meeting you.
Our story began over 24 years ago when we met as friends. We had our own lives with our individual sports, friends, and activities. Our friendship was recaptured via Facebook when Dawn asked Shannon “what have you been doing for the past 15 years?” Shannon’s reply was “waiting for you” and we have been happily married ever since.
Shannon is a registered nurse who takes care of critical patients who have been recently discharged from the hospital. As a visiting nurse and case manager, she is able to make her own work schedule. Dawn owns a painting business and has a flexible work schedule as well. Our child will always have a stay-at-home mom where there is plenty of time for caring, nurturing, and play.
We are blessed to have an amazing family and close friends. We are surrounded by people who love, care, and support us and they’re excited for us to bring home an addition to our family. We can already imagine our child laughing and playing on our boat and in our pool with his or her cousins and our neighbors’ children. We love to spend holidays with our family and are excited to include our little one. We have fun dressing our dogs up in holiday costumes, decorating our house, and doing cute things like carving pumpkins, building ginger bread houses, and designing a Christmas village. We can’t wait to include a child and hear him or her laugh with us during these times.
Dawn is my best friend and the perfect person to have by my side through life’s tough times. Her hugs are so meaningful and reassuring and that makes me feel so secure. She offers me love that I never knew existed and I cannot wait to see her give that to our child. She is incredible with home improvement projects and cannot wait to create an amazing nursery for our child. We tend to lose track of time during the intellectual conversations she sparks. Dawn is the person in a group of people that will have everyone on the floor laughing. Her beauty radiates when she smiles and laughs and I know she is going to be a great mom.
Shannon is not only my wife, but my best friend. My love for her goes far beyond words. She is lovable, vibrant, exciting, good hearted, smart and all around fantastic. Shannon can make an undesirable situation into something fun and exciting. As a nurse, her work ethic is impeccable. She not only cares about her patients, but her friends and family as well. Shannon also has a love for children that is admirable. At any function you can be assured that Shannon is out playing with all the children making them laugh, playing ball with them, or just simply goofing around. I cannot wait to see her with our child.
West Haven, Connecticut is a fantastic place to live! We live in a quiet neighborhood with a swimming pool in our backyard where we look forward to splashing around with our child. Our family room has a music room where we are excited to enjoy singing karaoke and playing all of our musical instruments with our child. Our town has some of the most beautiful and well maintained beaches in Connecticut that we are within walking distance to. Nearby are some fantastic parks where our child will fly kites and enjoy the playgrounds. Our town has carnivals, festivals and church fairs where we can picture our little one joining us. Fourth of July is a major event here because the fireworks are displayed on the beach and people come from all over to see them. We can’t wait to experience this with our child.
We are a couple who loves sledding and playing in the snow, gardening in the spring and camping, boating and kayaking in the summer. We also enjoy family picnics, barbecuing and playing with family and our neighbors children in our pool. We are excited to have a child to share these fun times with and can’t wait to teach our son or daughter to appreciate life and nature. We can already picture our little one joining us when we go pumpkin and apple picking and cutting down our Christmas tree. We are both fantastic athletes and cannot wait to coach our child.
The most significant promise that we can make to you is that our child will be loved, protected and cared for. This wonderful gift that you offer this child would be that they would know their story and most importantly know who you are and that you chose adoption out of love. We will be there for you through this journey. To what ever extent you are comfortable, we promise to incorporate you into our family. We will provide a safe and loving home and raise our child to be caring and compassionate. We will also encourage him or her to follow their dreams.
Shannon and Dawn