We hope this letter helps give you solace and assists you as you navigate your way through this journey.
As we write this letter, we catch ourselves feeling anxious, confused, excited, and stressed all at the
same time. This is likely because of the vast uncertainty involved in the process and the difficult decisions
and sacrifices that are made along the way. One thing that is unwavering is our desire to provide a good
home and life for a child. We imagine that you must be having a lot of the same feelings.
This letter isn’t intended to persuade you into making a decision; rather, it’s an invitation to get to know
us better and start making your plan. We are Matt and Cat and we live on a small farm in Strasburg,
Colorado. We met during high school, and it didn’t take long for us to fall in love. We have been happily
married for 10 years but have been together for 20. Through Matt’s military and civilian career, we
moved all over and eventually landed in Colorado. It wasn’t your typical journey, and we definitely
didn’t follow the traditional path. Through trials and tribulations, we both realized we needed to go back
to school, later in our lives, to obtain our college degrees and we both enjoy successful careers in
Systems Engineering and Insurance Management. We wanted to accomplish certain milestones in life
before bringing a child into the world. When we realized that naturally conceiving was not an option
there was the initial sadness; however, it quickly turned to joy and excitement as we began the adoption
process. Matt was adopted at a very young age, and we understood how beneficial adoption can be for
the birth mother, child, and adoptive parents.
Now a little bit about the home the child will grow up in. The amount of love in this home is
indescribable by words. The child will be happy and will know that they are loved and wanted. It is the
simple things in life that are important to us, a good home, good health, stable marriage, and beyond all
happiness. If the birth parent chooses, we would like our child to know about their birth parents, the
incredible amount of love they had for the child, and the sacrifice they made to ensure the child was
provided for in life. We will teach our child about love, respect, hard work, and most of all how to have
fun. They will spend their time experiencing life rather than watching it on television. Education is
important to us, and our child will receive a good elementary and secondary education. College is a
personal decision, and we will support our child in whatever decision they make. Most important to us
is that the child be provided with the opportunities they need to pursue the path they choose in life. We
look forward to watching our child grow and mature; support them as they stumble in life; and, of
course, will celebrate with them as they experience the many successes in their life.
Thank you for taking the time to read this letter and we hope it’s been helpful. We hope you feel
supported and loved throughout this journey. We admire your resiliency and for considering adoption. If
you do decide to make adoption to us your plan, we want to assure you that we promise to respect you
and whatever level of openness and contact you want to have with your child. We promise to cherish
and love your child with all our hearts and souls and provide a safe and happy home. Know that you and
your sweet baby are in our thoughts, and we hope you are filled with peace in whatever decision you make.
-Matt and Cat
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