Jeff & Felicia
Dear Birth Parent,
Hi, we are Felicia and Jeff Aldrich. Thank you for taking the time to read about us. We are very excited and ready to find the child who we will raise and who will share our lives!
We love our life together, and both strongly feel that we are meant to share it with a child. We are very youthful, active, and adventuresome. We are so ready to include a baby into the phenomenal life we have created.
We feel certain that there is a baby that is meant to grow up with us. We have been ready for a baby for several years, and we know how much we will treasure and value it when she or he finally arrives. We have gone through much emotion and work to bring a child into our lives, so we know how deeply we are going to appreciate this baby when we finally have him or her with us.
As well, we have a close extended family–both sets of parents, our siblings and their children, and tons of friends and neighbors– who all look forward to our child, and have so much love to give.
Neither of us ever imagined we would be writing a letter like this. We just always assumed we would have a child come into our lives by giving birth ourselves. But we had a miscarriage about 3 years ago, and have not been able to get pregnant since then. We have been told by doctors that even though we are healthy in our bodies, our looks, and our spirit, women’s reproductive systems don’t always cooperate with our dreams. So we are ready to adopt!
We have a feeling this baby wants to come to us as healthy and active as we are, so that all together we can have an amazing life. And we live in a perfect place for that. Aspen, Colorado is an amazing community for children to grow up! It is beautiful with clean air and fresh water. It is a community full of people committed to a relaxed and healthy lifestyle.
There are fantastic schools in Aspen, offering amazing opportunities for kids. And it’s Aspen–so everything is extremely well funded. There are amazing experiential education trips for every grade, and extracurricular activities galore. There is a phenomenal recreation center with pools, ice rinks, a climbing wall, and tons more. The activities are endless for kids here! There is even a private ski lift going from the public school to the ski area.
There are festivals, concerts, clowns for kids in the park, art classes, film festivals. Culture abounds everywhere and Aspen’s children are well integrated and welcomed into the wider community.
Kids are also very well protected here; it is one of the safest places in America with very little crime, excellent bus systems, and just a laid back general sense of safety.
People from all over the world travel here, so Aspen’s residents are exposed to many different cultures. Amazingly, there is as much diverse culture as in Denver.
Aspen is a special, unique area, a very coveted place to live. We feel like this is the perfect place to raise a child and we can’t wait to give them the amazing opportunities that are offered here. We are so excited! We are ready.
We live in a great house, walking distance from downtown and right on the river next to a beautiful trail system. Our neighbors have young children, and there is a huge common grassy area right outside our front door where they play every day. It is a perfect time to bring our child into our world!
We envision that we will be helping the birthmother in this period of her life - and she will be helping us live out our dreams for a child. We will be forever grateful for this beautiful connection!
We hope you feel like you are putting this baby into a good life with loving parents, and we appreciate that you are helping us make our dreams for a child a reality. Perhaps it is destined. Thank you for considering us.
Much Love and Gratitude,
Felicia and Jeff ☺