Husbands first name: Blake
Wife's first name: Megan
State you live in: South Carolina
Number of years married: 5
Number of other children:1
|Education||Bachelor's Degree||Bachelor's Degree|
Your Plans For Child Care Arrangements:We both plan to continue to work, but Megan is going to be taking her full maternity leave. The company that we both work for offers flexible scheduling, so Blake intends to spend as much time as possible at home. Upon completion of Megan's maternity leave we intend to enroll the baby in the day care where our son attends, an NAEYC accredited childcare center. Having had the opportunity to watch our son flourish there, we know first hand about their positive environment. In addition, all of the grandparents live in the area and occasionally will keep the baby for the day. Megan and Blake also have very generous vacation policies that allow them to plan many long weekend family trips.
Activities Enjoyed Together:We truly love spending time together. We are always looking for family activities to do like going to the Zoo, eating lunch at the park, long walks around the neighborhood, going to the pool, etc. We like to be active as much as possible. Come by on a Saturday morning and there is a good chance you see a toddler tunes dance party going on (and yes, you can poke fun at Blake for that - ha!). We also love taking family trips together. It can be as simple as going to the mountains to pick apples at the orchard, or we head to the beach for a long weekend of collecting shells and building sand castles. Down the road we look forward to taking the family to Disney World. We love college sports (especially football) even though our teams are rivals, but both cheer for the Atlanta Falcons. Spending time with family is a big part of our lives, and the baby will be showered with love from an amazing big Brother, Grandparents, Great Grandparents, a terrific Uncle, and lots of cousins all within 30 minutes of our house.
Your Birth Mother Letter:
Dear Birth Mother,
We know that sharing the gift of your baby will be one of the hardest decisions that you will make. It is truly humbling that you are considering allowing us to share our lives with them. Our journey of trying to become parents started three-and-a-half years ago. However, we didn't know when we first started that we would face issues of infertility. While we know there are those out there who struggle with why they are infertile, we also understood that God had a different plan for us, the miracle of adoption.
While we knew adoption is our path to parenthood, we will never be able to adequately share what an amazing blessing it has truly been. It is why we now have a son. Our prayer has always been to grow our family with another child. To watch them grow together, play together, love and help one another. Both having siblings, we have seen first-hand how special that bond can be.
Should you choose to place your baby with us, we can commit to you that your baby will be loved to the ends of the earth. We will be there for them always and forever. Your baby will immediately be a part of the fiber of who we are as a family. They will be surrounded by lots of relatives and loved ones who will be shower them with endless love and attention.
While love will be the cornerstone, we will ensure that they are given every opportunity to have the best education available. We commit to you that they will be encouraged to explore a lot of different hobbies/interests in order for them to be able to discover where their passions lie. When life throws them a curveball we will be there to support them, pick them back up, teach them, and learn with them.
Life with us will include focusing on having fun together as a family. It will mean trips to the zoo, going to the beach, kicking a soccer ball in the back yard, decorating for the holidays, going to Disney World, sharing the biggest bucket of popcorn they have at the movies, family board games, bike rides, pizza Fridays, building tents from blankets and pillows in the living room, and a lot of quality time together. It will also be one where they will be encouraged to get involved in sports, music, clubs, church, and the community. We believe that our biggest duty is to create a safe haven for them, but to also empower them as an individual.
It is impossible for us to convey what the gift of your child would mean to our family. Should you be willing to grant us this opportunity we promise to love them with all of our hearts.
Thank you for your consideration.
Megan, Blake, and future big brother Jayden