As we write this letter, we are struck with awe at the choice you are contemplating. We want you to know that while we can never understand what you are going through, we have the utmost respect and admiration for the decision that you're making. While we can only imagine the weight of your decision, we want you to know how much we desire to parent and love a child who joins our family through adoption.
Please allow me to tell you a little about our family. Kevin and I have been married for 22 years and live in a small community in south Georgia, surrounded by supportive family. We live on a farm that Kevin's family has worked for the last five generations growing cotton and peanuts. Kevin manages a farm supply 5 minutes from home and I am a nurse practitioner in the Emergency room. In my current position, I work approximately 12 shifts a month which allows me great flexibility the remainder of the month to be with family. We have one biological son, Eian, who is 13. Eian is very active in Future Farmers of America with land judging, speech competitions, forestry, and various school activities such as shotgun competitions. Also, we are surrounded by family (grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins) that have been active in Eian's life and will be in this child's life also. In addition, we have a very close knit church family in the church we've attended our entire married life.
While we envisioned having more than one biological child, we have decided that we would love to grow our family through adoption and we are all excited for the blessing that adoption will bring. We understand that you are considering options for you and your baby and that this is a difficult time for you. We only wish the best for you and your baby and pray for you to have peace, whatever your decision may be.
Kevin and Marcie