“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” -Jeremiah 29:11.
Dear birth mother, God has great plans for you and your precious baby. We may not know you by name yet, but we want you to know that you and your baby are loved. Our family is praying for your peace and protection. We cannot begin to understand the struggles and challenges you must have faced and overcome. May God continue to bless you and guide you in whatever decision you make.
We are Thai and Jennifer. We are high school sweethearts who met at church in the youth group. We dated for 9 years before we got married. We had a lot of fun dating in our teenage years and the fun continues into our adult life. We are spontaneous and enjoy every step in life, especially becoming parents.
We have 2 boys. Mason, who is 5 years old, and Ethan, who is 3 years old. They are fun loving boys who are full of life. Bringing them into life, however, was the hardest struggle of our lives. With Mason’s pregnancy, I had appendicitis requiring surgery at 16 weeks, followed by infection of the incision sites. I then suffered through months of preterm labor requiring frequent visits to the hospital. I was 36 weeks when Mason started to show signs of distress in the uterus, so we had to undergo an emergency C-section. During our second pregnancy I also suffered preterm labor which resulted in another c-section at 36 weeks. This time the cardiac team was called in during delivery due to concerns of cardiac arrest. I am not able to safely carry another pregnancy to term. We understand the trials and hardship of bringing a child into the world. We want you to know that you are not alone. God will only give us what we can handle. This moment in life may seem difficult but it is a smaller piece of a larger picture that God is creating. We promise that your child will always know the love and sacrifice that you have made.
Both of our parents are refugees from the Vietnam war. They came to the United States in hopes of a better life and opportunity for their children. My parents are "boat people," people who escaped the war by boat and traveled aimlessly in the ocean in hopes of finding new land. In their own special story God was able to bring them together in Oklahoma. Both parents came to the United States with nothing but the shirts on their backs in hopes for a better future for their children. Due to their sacrifice, all of our siblings were able to finish college and have successful careers. Thai is a doctor and I was a clinical researcher before deciding to stay home to take care of our family. Our parents have taught us the importance of family, hard work, and trust in God. As our parents have taught us, we pray that we can instill in our children the same values. We want them to walk life as Godly people loving others and themselves, hard working in everything that they chose to do, and always value the importance of family.
We thank you for taking this opportunity to get to know us. We pray that this letter will give you peace and comfort in knowing that you and your baby are loved. We truly feel that God brings certain people into our lives for a reason. We are so excited to see how God unfolds and unites us on this journey. May God continue to guide you and bless you.
Thai & Jennifer
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