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Dear Birth Parent,

 We’re James and Sarah. We are grateful for the opportunity to write to you about our family, our home, and our hopes and dreams for a child. We’ve been happily married for a year and are looking forward to adopting a baby.  We have known from the beginning that we would not be able to give birth to a child.  But after thinking about what was important to us, we realized that loving and nurturing a child was far more important than giving birth. Adoption offers us a chance to realize our dreams and to give a child a wonderful life and a bright future. We honor you for the courageous decision you have made to choose life for your babyand to look at all the options for securing your baby’s future. We want you to know that we are prepared to give this child a life filled with love and opportunity.

We live in a lovely two-story home with three bedrooms. Our home is on a quiet street in a neighborhood filled with young children. James has a daughter, Riley, that lives with us half of the time.  She is super excited about getting a brother or sister.   If you have any magic abilities, Riley would prefer two sisters.  All of James’s family lives within twenty minutes of our house.  My family lives within driving distance.  We are close to both of our families and try to spend as much time with them as possible.  Everyone is thrilled with our decision to adopt and can’t wait to welcome a new child into the family.

James and I were introduced to each other through mutual friends of ours. When we started dating, it felt like we had known each other for years!  We definitely had an instant connection on our first date, and we’ve been inseparable ever since. James and I had been dating for two months when I found a lump in my left breast that turned out to be cancer. I did what needed to be done. I had bilateral mastectomies.  I was also told that the chemotherapy would destroy my ovaries and any chances of having a child.  After only dating for two short months, James and I had to have some very big, real conversations.   We almost immediately start talking about getting married and adopting.   We decided to get married in April of 2015, after 11 months of dating and three surgeries together.  We waited 9 months then started the adoption process.

Thank you for looking at our profile and we wish you the best. You are a strong, amazing person for making this choice and we respect and admire you for making this and other difficult decisions that lay ahead.

With much respect and love,

Sarah and James