Dear Birth Parent
We are so very excited that you are reading our letter. We are a warm and loving family and we thank you for giving us the opportunity to grow our family. This must be a very trying time for you and words cannot describe how courageous you are for making this amazing decision. With all of this being said, let us introduce ourselves to you. We are Chris and Natasha and this is our story.
We met through mutual friends out one night. To be honest both Chris and I were not looking for a relationship at the time. I thought Chris was cute and just had something about him that drew me to him. I like to think he felt the same about me, although he will never admit to it! After our first date I realized that there was something more than just his smile. We fell pretty fast for one another. Our families say we are a perfect match, we think it is because we are so much alike. We knew we wanted children from the time we dated. Both of us liking sports we would joke and say, “we want our own basketball team”.
From the time we were married, we immediately started to try to have a child. We did have a child naturally, our daughter Maggie. She will be four this year. Since giving birth to Maggie, I have suffered numerous miscarriages and some surgeries. We knew our family was not complete. We truly believe our faith has gotten us through these devastating losses and led us to our new journey and path in life, adoption. We are so excited to adopt and share our loving world with another child.
Let me tell you a little bit about Chris and myself. The best word to describe Chris and I is SILLLY. We are fun (at least we think so). Chris is amazing. He is truly my strength. He is an all around great guy. He is loving, caring, funny, handy, athletic and an amazing father. Being such a “guys guy” I wandered how he would be when we had Maggie, but he is great. He is the first one to have a tea party, play barbies or even dress up. He is not the best at doing hair, but we are working on that . Natasha is loving, caring, energetic, nurturing and fun. Natasha and Maggie have a wonderful relationship, they do everything together from drawing, dressing up, playing barbies, board games (candy land) and playing house. Maggie is such a beautiful, kind, happy and funny little girl. We are so blessed, but know our family is not complete. Maggie is going to be an AWESOME big sister. We talk to her constantly about adoption and she is so looking forward to having a little sister or brother to play with. On Sunday mornings we have a little family tradition. We love to dance and sing, Maggie dances while Chris plays the Barbie guitar and I sing (although my voice is not so great). We have so much fun just being silly. There are two other important members of our family that I need to tell you about, our two dogs. Yoda is our pug and Chuck is our boston terrier. They are both great with children. Maggie adores them as they do her.
We have amazing families that have given us so much support through the years. We are very close with our families and often see them at least once a week. We enjoy Sunday dinners together and vacation together. We both come from very large extended families with many Aunts, Uncles, cousins, grandparents and many friends. We think this is why we always wanted a big family of our own. We surround ourselves with family and friends always. Both of our parents cannot wait to have another grandchild. Our house on the holidays is filled with lots of family, laughter, food and fun!
We live in the suburbs in a single family home. Our neighborhood has so many children. Many warm nights we are outside with Maggie and all of the neighborhood kids, just when the sun is about to go down we all walk to get ice cream. Our neighbors are AWESOME. They are more than neighbors, but great friends.
There are not many things in this world we can make promises about, but we can promise you one thing. Your child will be loved unconditionally. He or she will always have love and support everyday of their life. No dream will ever be too big. We will allow them to follow their dreams and be their biggest cheerleader along the way. That is a promise we will keep. Thank you so much for reading the short version of our life. Afterall, you may give us the biggest gift of our lives.
One last thing I wanted to address, but didn’t know where to fit it in is the area that we live in. If you live in an area that has all four seasons than you already know this, but if not allow me to explain. Growing up where the climate outside matches the calendar and holidays leads to amazement as a child. If you were to close your eyes and picture Halloween, Christmas or the Fourth of July. It’s the view of the holidays that we grew up with and still cherish today.
Hugs and kisses,
Natasha and Chris