Dear Expectant Mother,
I can only imagine what emotions have brought you to this letter and so it is with great humility that we introduce ourselves to you. I, Tamara, am adopted and have an adopted brother and grew up with a father that was also adopted. Adoption has always been special to me and the very heart of my family. As special as it is to me to be writing this letter, I can imagine it has come to you in the midst of very difficult circumstances. Before Kendall and I were married we talked about adoption being one of the ways that we grew our family and we can say that even after a season of infertility and a miscarriage, adoption is not a second choice for us – it is an intentional decision.
Just for you to know a bit more about us, Kendall and I live in a small home in Mansfield, Texas. We live within walking distance of two local parks and just ten minutes from our nieces and my parents. Kendall is a registered nurse and works in the ICU. He is equal parts smart and kind which is the perfect combination for a nurse and prayerfully one day a Father. I am a clinical social worker. I have a private practice as a mental health therapist for a wide range of people, however my favorite clients are always the kids. If we are blessed with a child, it will be our hope that I could cut back to part-time hours and move my schedule to flex around Kendall’s so that one of us could always be home.
Both my husband and I love getting together with friends and spend lots of time over board games and dinner tables filled with laughter. Many of our friends have children and we look forward to having our children grow up together if that is what God has planned for us. Our church family plays a significant role in our life. Kendall and I met while serving the middle school students at our church 6 years ago and we continue to serve together within our church today. We are so grateful for the close family and friends who will help us raise a family.
We would be more than happy to meet with you face-to-face or through the phone, whatever is best for you. If you choose us as parents, we look forward to honoring your wishes to how you would like to be involved after the baby is born. We are very open to talk about phone calls, photos, or visits. Whatever you are most comfortable with. We also want to respect your decision to move forward with privacy if that is what you choose.
However you choose to move forward, know that we are for you. We cannot imagine the decisions that are in front of you and want you to know we care for you.
Kendall and Tamara
Here is a link for a book with more information and pictures of us: