First of all, "Thank you." Thank you for being a person who is willing to put the interest of your unborn child ahead of your own. Thank you for having the courage to ask for help, and to realize you are not alone.
While we cannot begin to understand the emotions you are feeling, because you are reading this letter, we know that you have love, compassion, selflessness and a sense of responsibility in your heart. And those characteristics comprise the core values of our family.
Sara and I have been married for nearly six years, and from the beginning of our relationship, we both knew that adoption was a path we wanted to pursue. It was not a backup plan, as we have already been blessed with a wonderful (and highly energetic) son, named Jack. He was born in October of 2014, and has been the best thing that has ever happened to us. Jack's entry into our life has solidified our desire to add to our family, although this time we want to add to our family through adoption.
You see, for the past five years, we have worked extensively with a non-profit organization dedicated to providing care for orphans in South Africa and their stories touched our hearts. Based on this experience and wanting to grow our family through adoption, we know we can offer a loving and nurturing environment to a child and this is the greatest gift we can both give and receive as a family.
By way of background, Sara was born in Montana, but moved to Colorado when she was six months old, and is a stay at home mom. Being a mom has always been her greatest desire. She loves being outside and spending time with her family and would eat chocolate chip cookies every day if she could.
Josh was born and raised in Los Angeles, and is a practicing attorney. He is a huge sports fan, and very few things in life make him happier than a cheeseburger and french fries.
Jack is a bundle of energy, who is always going non-stop. We love him more than we thought was humanly possible, and we know that he will be the perfect big brother.
We know that the decision of choosing adoptive parents is no easy task. However, hopefully, the words above describing who we are, how we live our lives, and how we raise our child, and plan on raising our future children will equip you with the information you need to help make your decision a little bit easier.
No matter where your path takes you, thank you for taking the time to consider who we are. We wish nothing but the best for both you and your baby.
Josh, Sara & Jack