Mike & Iryna
Dear Expectant Mother,
Thank you very much for the opportunity to introduce ourselves. We are Iryna and Mike. We want you to know that we admire you for choosing an adoption plan for your baby. It takes a lot of trust and faith to let others care for a child you’ve brought into this world. It’s a difficult and personal decision; we can only imagine how you feel. We will make every effort to live up to your trust and be worthy of it.
It feels like we’ve been waiting forever to become a bigger family. When we’re blessed with a daughter to love, we know it will be right. We have so much we want to share with her. We both love to be creative and have lots of art in our home. We have paper spread across the floor with a rainbow selection of markers, brushes and paint. We often sit together at the kitchen table counting apples and writing letters. Our walls are proudly displaying our children’s art. We encourage creative play that is responsive to our child’s interests: running, jumping, dancing, swimming, playing music, experimenting, reading and biking.
Mike and I have been a married for thirteen years. We were born and met in Republic of Belarus, and moved to the United States 14 years ago. We live in California near San Francisco, which is a wonderful place to raise a family. We are blessed with a lot of opportunities to be outdoor. Living in California gives us access to lots of great places to explore: Children’s Discovery Museum, Monterey Bay Aquarium, De Young Museum, San Francisco Ballet and lots of live music and theater that is geared toward children.
Mike and I have 5 and 4 years old boys who are eager to become big protective brothers to a little sister. Our children go to the Italian school until they are 5 years old. This school is run by two wonderful teachers who through the play and fun activities encourage learning and development. Our boys loves their school and teachers love our kids.
We live in a nice neighborhood where parks, schools, libraries, churches and stores are nearby. We know many people in our community who are always willing to help one another and we have some friends residing close by. Our oldest son goes to the local neighborhood elementary school that has a very good state rating. During the week, our boys are busy with the afterschool science projects run by Iryna, building workshops, gymnastic and swimming classes.
We own a one family, 4-bedroom home and have a nice little yard with a garden. Our boys share one room where they enjoys playing with their toys, reading and doing art projects. The future baby’s room is a bright, spacious room with a closet and two windows. We are still working on it, but once finished it will be freshly painted and completely furnished with changing table, crib, dresser, and bookcase.
We’ve started saving for kids education so that our children will have the financial support to pursue education and career opportunities they choose.
Iryna has a Master of Law degree and works with tax. Mike has Ph.D. in the Electrical Engineering and works as a research scientist. Our schedule is adaptable to whatever schedule our family requires. Iryna works less than a mile from our daycare and home, making her available during the day for anything our child needs.
We are very close to our parents and Iryna’s brother who eagerly look forward to roles as grandparents and uncle to a baby. We very likely receive a tons of care packages of hand-knitted children’s clothes and home-baked goodies.
As we close this letter, we want you to know that we look forward to giving love, opportunities, adventures and support to a little girl we are lucky enough to adopt. We hope you choose our family and help make our dreams come true.
Mike and Iryna