Dear Expectant Mother,
Where to begin? Even as we prepare this letter, we feel completely humbled and have genuine compassion for you and the journey you are preparing to go through. We want you to know before we even get into anything else that we are praying for you. We are praying for this baby. And we are praying for this journey about to begin. We pray for strength for you. One Bible verse that we regularly visit in times of uncertainty or moments of fear is Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand (Isaiah 40:10).
We live in Northern Colorado, and have lived in Colorado our entire lives. We both work in education as Alyssa is a fourth-grade teacher, and Jared is a school counselor. We both love spending time together by playing games, spending time on the lake, working on the yard and garden, and we absolutely love spoiling and playing with our 6 nieces and nephews.
We each have had family and friends in our lives that influenced our decision to adopt to grow our own family. We are excited to pursue the opportunity to grow our family through adoption. We want to give a child the opportunity to grow up in a home that is full of love and support. We want this child to know that he/she is not only loved by parents, but we want this child to know that God loves this little one more than we ever could.
Our families are also praying for you and this little child. We both have complete support from our closest friends and family members. It makes us feel completely blessed, thankful, and humbled that there are so many people in our lives who are praying for us in this journey as we start to prepare for adoption. These people are here to support us, but they are also praying for you, this child, and this journey.
We understand that this might seem a bit of an unusual experience, but we want you to know that we value any level of openness with you, the child's birth parent. We want this child to know that you valued this child's life enough to bring him/her into this world. We want to be understanding and empathetic to what you might need as a birth mother.
May God grant peace, strength, and reassurance to you during this time as you weigh the opportunities for this little one. Please know we are praying for you as we write this letter and every day hereafter.
Jared and Alyssa