As you read this letter, please know how brave we think you are for considering adoption. I can’t think of a more selfless thing to do or a better way for a mother to express her love for her unborn baby. Whatever you decide, we think you are incredible for taking this time to think about your little one and plan for his or her future.
As I sit writing this, I wonder if you are surprised like me to be here. When my husband Thomas and I got married 6 years ago we knew we wanted children, but never really considered adoption. Two years after we got married, I gave birth to our little boy, then 16 months later a little girl, and then 17 months later another little girl! We are so blessed to be parents to our kids; they bring us so much joy and laughter. Thomas may have thought I was crazy when I first told him I wanted a fourth, but for some reason I knew in my heart that there was another baby waiting to come join our family. We began praying about it and Thomas out of the blue suggested we look into adoption. As I began to research, I was so surprised by how quickly the Lord gave me a heart for expecting mamas and their babies. Whether adoption ends up being part of your story or not, we support you and we are praying that the Lord would bless you and your child so richly!
Thomas and I live in East Tennessee. Our three wonderful children are 4, 3, and 18 months. I am a mostly stay at home mom working one day a week as an administrative assistant for my husband. Thomas is Vice President of Operations for our family’s business that runs a few fast food restaurants in the area. We love to be outside, play with our kids, spend time at the lake, swim, cook, and watch movies. We are grateful that my mom and Thomas’s parents both live about 5 minutes away and are very involved in our life. Every Sunday we do a big lunch together after church with the whole family: This has become one of our favorite traditions! Thomas is an only child and I have one sister in college who was adopted from China when she was 22 months old.
We are open to keeping you involved in the life of your little one if you are willing. We would love to exchange photos and updates as well as have annual in person visits so that you can remain involved in this precious life that you are faithfully carrying. We are also open to less contact if that is what you prefer. Whatever your decision, may the Lord bless and keep you and this sweet baby.
~Thomas and Meagan