Our Letter to You

Dear Birth Parent(s)
Thank you for being willing to learn more about our family. Our hearts are full of gratitude for you and the difficult choice you are embarking on. We can only imagine the trials you are facing and decisions that you have to make. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers every day. We hope that you will be able to make the right decision, not only for you, but for your unborn child as well.

When we married almost 10 years ago, we had a big family in mind for our future. It didn’t take long to realize that we weren’t going to be able to create our big family on our own. After a lot of prayer and searching, our hearts felt at peace when we decided to adopt. We were able to adopt a beautiful baby girl in the summer of 2009. She has been such a blessing to us. It is such an incredible thing to know that the lives of both our families can be blessed by the wonderful gift of adoption. As our daughter has gotten older, our hearts have been filled with the desire to grow our family. We are excited to have our home blessed with another beautiful child. Our home is full of energy and love with a Mom that enjoys staying at home, a Dad that is fun and caring, and a little girl that’s happy and excited to be a big sister.

Doug about Joyce:
One of the things that I loved about Joyce when we first met was how “old-fashioned” she is. She knows how to cook, craft, sew, crochet, and does everything she can to make our home a loving and comfortable place to be. One of her favorite things to do for our family is make a big breakfast on the weekend. She grew up having dinner around the dinner table, and breakfast together every weekend and has kept that tradition going in our family as well. Joyce has always wanted to be a mom and to be able to stay at home with our children. She enjoys having Daisey at home with her all day and includes her in the things that she does. She’s a great mom and is the best wife a husband could wish for. I know she will continue to be a good mother to any child welcomed into our home.

Joyce about Doug:
Doug is a very hard working man. He has achieved his dream of becoming a doctor and enjoys his work. He loves to do anything that takes him outdoors. Fishing, hunting, camping, anything. His family spent most of their time together outdoors camping and he has always wanted to continue doing that in our family. He has always put his family first, and will do whatever it takes to provide a loving, safe, and fun environment. He is a very affectionate, kind, and compassionate man, both with me and Daisey. Doug loves to get down on the floor and play, and enjoys having a job that provides well for his family and for children to come.

About Daisey:
Daisey is a fun-loving, energetic, smart, some-what sassy and sweet 4 year old little girl. She is happy, enjoys learning, very imaginative, and loves being outdoors. She is very excited to be a big sister. She talks about “baby brother or baby sister” when she outgrows clothes or toys and wants to save everything for them. She has a strong desire to help out and make good choices. Daisey loves us and she knows that we love her. We talk to her about her birth mom and she is starting to understand how adoption works and that her birth mom loves her just as much as we do.

As a family we enjoy spending our time together. We love to be in the outdoors, camping in the mountains where we can fish and ride four-wheelers -- one of our favorite things to do. We even take our dog with us! Swimming is another thing that we enjoy together. Daisey takes swimming lessons, and we spend a lot of time in the water and sun at public pools and in our neighborhood. If we’re not at home doing something together, we’re at a park, a parade, or a get-together with friends or family. We love each other and love just being together, watching movies, going to the grocery store, and doing all the things that family does. As a couple we enjoy going on dates every month. We go to Nascar races, baseball games, theatre, or just to the park to feed the ducks. With a strong relationship, we feel that we can parent together as a team and have a strong bond with our children. We look forward to making more memories together!

We are thankful for the chance that we’ve had to tell you a little bit more about our small family and our desire to add to our family. We are open to many degrees of an open relationship and communication with our future birth family and want to continue to share adoption stories with our children. We hope that as you search through your heart, you will be able to make the decision that brings you peace. Our thoughts and prayers go with you as you strive to make the best decision, for you, and your unborn child as well. May God bless and watch over you.

All our thoughts,
Doug and Joyce

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