Thank-you very much for taking the time to read this letter. We can not express enough how grateful we are you have considered us for your adoptive family. We pray that through this time God will protect you with courage and hope. We both have found ourselves in situations that were not what we planned. Brian and I didn't feel IVF was something God had planned for our family. Through a lot of prayer and support, we believe God showed us the adoption process was the right decision for us. We have learned by following God, He is with us in joy and sorrow. We have waited a long time and we want you to know we will sincerely love and cherish your baby with all of our hearts. Brian and I can not wait to love your beautiful child as much as we love our daughter.
We want to tell you more about us. Brian and I met on a blind date in 1999 in high school. We decided to get married 5 years later. Brian is an electrician for a school district. I have been an art teacher for 12 years and counting. We decided 5 years into our marriage to try and have a baby. Leah, our 7 year old daughter, was born April 26, 2010. Leah is compassionate, loving, and very excited to have a brother or sister. She enjoys dancing, spending time with family and friends, and creating art.
As a family, we love to take day trips to the San Diego Zoo, the beach, the park, our favorite restaurants, and Disneyland. We also like to take road trips up the coast of California.
We have a strong community of family and friends who have been supportive through our adoption process. They have been praying for us and have been a source of true encouragement. We are fortunate to have family locally so Leah has been able to grow up with grandparents, aunts and uncles.
We live in a 3 bedroom house with a beautiful backyard for Leah to run and play in. Being home is a comfort for our family. Making a habit of spending family time playing games, cooking, and eating around the table together are important. Leah has been attending a private, Christian school since preschool. Fortunately, the school is close to our house and she has made dear friends.
Brian and I pray that as you read our letter you will know how much we appreciate you and will love and cherish your beautiful baby. We are open to having a relationship with you during your pregnancy as well as after the baby is born. God bless you in this journey.
Brian and Erica