Dear Expectant Mother,
While we cannot imagine how you must be feeling as you read this letter, we hope you know that however you are feeling is perfectly okay. You have some big decisions ahead of you, and we recognize that the process of choosing what to do next cannot be easy. We are thankful that you would consider reading our letter, and we want you to know that wherever your journey takes you we hope and pray the very best for you.
As far as where our journey has taken us thus far, we have known each other since we were teenagers. We met on our first day of college and have been attached at the hip ever-since. We married in 2015 and in 2020 we bought a house with the dream of filling it with many children. In May of 2021, Hannah gave birth to our son, Max. As a family of three we enjoy doing life together whether that means going to the park, building Lego towers, or spending the weekends with our big extended family.
We look forward to welcoming a baby into our family and know that Max will make a great big brother. Hannah had a very tough pregnancy with Max and we were lucky that they were both healthy in the end, but getting pregnant again would be difficult and risky for her health. We have always had a special place in our heart for adoption and have dreamed of growing our family in this way for many years. Hannah has multiple adoptees in her family, and we have always wanted to adopt regardless of if we could have biological children. Hannah has worked in the adoption field for many years and knows that adoption can be complicated and beautiful all at the same time. We want you to know we are here for you through it all. We do not just see you as a part of our story, but as a part of our family.
As a family of three, we aren’t perfect, but we never stop trying to do better and love each other more deeply. Some days are messy with baby food splattered on the table and laundry stacked up high, but we love our mess because it reminds us of what we have. We hope to add more children to this wild and messy life we have made together.
Ryan, Hannah, and MaxView Profile Book