Dear Birth Mother,
We are Chris and Grace and we are excited at the opportunity to share our lives and ourselves with you through this letter. We cannot begin to imagine how difficult taking this path might be for you, and we can only hope that our letter might provide some encouragement and hope as you travel this way. Should you decide to stay a while and get to know more about us, we can only pray that it will result in a life-long answer to prayer for all of us.
We met at work in 1998, during our first jobs after college, and began a whirlwind romance. Within weeks we knew we were meant for each other and fell in love nearly thereafter. We are now going on our 7th year of marriage (and our 14th year since starting to date) and to this day are still best friends. What makes our marriage special is how we complement each other. Grace is organized while Chris is very creative and curious. Grace makes decisions quickly where Chris likes to take his time and think things out. We have fun together and laugh very often. We are fortunate in that we have the resources that allow Grace to work part-time so she can spend more time at home with our daughter, Maricel.
FROM GRACE ABOUT CHRIS: The first thing I noticed about Chris when was his contagious smile and love for life. He is a loving and caring husband and an amazing step-father to Maricel, who is now 19. He quickly bonded with her and loves her like she is his own daughter. Over the years, I have watched him relate to her with love, playfulness and wisdom. Chris is intelligent, educated and exceedingly patient with me. He has tremendous discipline, perseverance, and drive, all coupled with a great sense of humor. He has many hobbies and interests, but the top two include golf and cycling. He also loves animals very much; having grown up around dogs & other animals his entire life.
FROM CHRIS ABOUT GRACE: To give you a little insight into Grace, the best & most simple way to describe her: She is the type of person that people radiate towards. She has a genuine initial shyness, but once you see her smile & then hear her laugh it’s difficult to not feel genuine warmth from her. She is loving & loyal to not only her family but also to her friends. As a mother Grace is unbelievable. She sticks very close to her values while also providing support & structure to her child so they may grow into an amazing individual. I see the result of this through how Maricel has grown into an amazing young lady; just like Grace. While she has interests such as reading, hiking, and various sports, her real focus & enjoyment comes from fun & loving times with friends & family.
Prior to getting married we talked about settling down for a year before we would start a family. Once we were married, our plans changed and we knew we wanted kids right away. We have been trying for over 6 years to expand our family but have been unsuccessful in conceiving a child. During that time, we had unsuccessful tries with fertility treatments, but this did not stop us in pursuing a family. We desire to adopt because we have a lot of love to give and view adoption as a wonderful miracle!
We live in a beautiful but modest home located in a lovely neighborhood in northern California. Our house has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Most of Grace’s family lives within two hours drive from our home. Chris’ family is more spread out but still maintains a close bond; they visit us and we visit them on regular basis. We vacation with our families and also spend holidays with them. The importance of family became even clearer as we raised Maricel. She is embraced by a large extended family, including grandparents, aunts, uncles, and many cousins. Both sides of our families are very excited & supportive of our decision to adopt.
Our faith is another aspect that plays an important role in our lives. We are always looking to strengthen our relationship with God, our families, and with each other. We will instill in your child a strong belief in God, and the importance of the relationships they have with other people.
Thank you for taking the time to learn a little about us through this letter. We promise to provide a loving and stable home for your child. We have plenty of room in our hearts to love another child. We will love your child unconditionally, encouraging them to follow their dreams, while providing them with the love, education, and support they will need to be a successful, happy adult. We are committed to offering this child a life of unconditional love and constant nurturing. We believe that he/she should always know and feel your love and we will do everything we can to make sure of that. All children are gifts, and you would be giving us the greatest gift imaginable by adding to our family.
If you would like to talk to us or meet us in person, please contact Little Angel Adoptions at 888-281-8948.
Chris and Grace