We want you to know first of all how much we respect and admire your courage! Considering making a plan for adoption is a selfless act, and we would be honored to be considered as a family for your child. If it’s something you desire, we’d also be honored to get to know you, and have a relationship with you in the years to come.
We’re grateful for the opportunity to share our story with you:
Adoption has always been a part of my life. I was adopted as a baby in South Dakota, and joined my parents and big sister, a year older than me, who had also been adopted. About a year later, our mom gave birth to our little sister. I can’t even recall a time when I didn’t know I was adopted, and it has always been a good part of our family’s story—a story I’m excited to continue with Trish.
When I spend time with my niece and nephews, I remember how great it was to have fun as kids. Playing catch or shooting baskets. Playing cards. Drawing. Or exploring. I think this part of parenting will come pretty naturally for me.
Some of my dreams — like what I wanted to be when I grew up — have changed over time. But from my preschool days of playing with dolls till this moment I’m typing these words, the most constant dream I’ve had is to be a mother.
Providing a safe haven to our child, where they know they belong, are loved, and supported is important to me. I look forward to teaching our child the things that will help them have a happy life – like how to make wise decisions, succeed in school, be self-sufficient, have self-respect, have compassion for others, and cope with the negatives life brings.
Although we don’t know you, we find ourselves wondering about your journey. Wondering what’s been most difficult …. What you’ve been most surprised about…. and how you are doing.
We’re excited to be on this journey, and are praying for you and hoping the best for you.
With respect and admiration,
Tyler and Trish