Dear Expectant Mother,
Hello! We are Greg and Anna. With gratitude, we thank you for considering us to become the adoptive parents of your child. We deeply respect your journey and the decision to choose a new family for your child. We hope this letter gives you a glimpse of who we are and how ready we are to receive your child with love.
We find joy in sharing these activities:
- Being at home—tending to our vegetable & flower gardens, sharing jokes, cooking meals together, listening to music & relaxing in the hammock.
- Hiking & walking the local beaches & redwood forests or strolling through our small town.
- We love reading bedtime tales to each other—currently we are reading The Lord of the Rings.
- From camping & exploring national parks to international travel—we love a grand adventure!
- Time with loved ones. We love having our family & friends come to visit from far & wide—some stay a few days & some a few months!
A mutual friend introduced us, and by our second meeting, we recognized in each other the person we wanted to spend the rest of our lives with. Through hard work, love and humor, we have deeply committed to each other’s personal journeys, our relationship and our growth as a couple. We support each other and share our joys, dreams and struggles. We are a testament to respecting and supporting differing beliefs: With Greg following Eastern spiritual traditions and Anna Western traditions that include celebrating Christmas and Easter. We look forward to creating a supportive and nurturing home for our child to grow and find his or her own beliefs.
We relish diverse cuisines and we will search far and wide for strong coffee and desserts!
When we travel we love to settle in one place and explore our surroundings and the terrain of culture, language and cuisine. Neither of us was very good at swimming when we met, so we decided to tackle this together: Each summer we splash about in our caps and goggles in the local community pool to improve our lap swimming. We have 5 acres in the country and a small vineyard overlooking a valley and it is our favorite place to watch the sunset. Together we are ready to provide a loving, stable and nurturing home for our child.
About Greg, by Anna
Greg is a loving, thoughtful, trustworthy and steady man, who is loyal and committed to our relationship. He is a viticulturalist: He grows grapes and makes wine, and is highly respected as an expert in his field. He values hard work and appreciates a job well done. Greg can repair and fix almost anything—tractors, bicycles, or the kitchen sink. He is a car enthusiast and has a constant gleeful grin when driving a car he loves. He enjoys grilling meats on his barbeque for friends and family. He is fabulous at cooking complex recipes and gourmet meals. He loves spending time with his group of close, loyal friends, and he finds rejuvenation in his regular practice of yoga and meditation. Greg used to act in plays and delights me to no end with his spontaneous characters. He has a lighthearted and playful side that children are naturally drawn to. I know he will be a wonderful father, and I feel blessed to be on this journey of parenthood with him.
About Anna, by Greg
Anna is a beautiful person, and I am incredibly lucky to have her in my life. She is strong as well as nurturing and compassionate. Anna has dedicated most of her life to the service of others. She has a background as an early childhood teacher, and has recently graduated with her Master’s degree in International Humanitarian Action. She believes that empathy for others makes the world a better place. She cares about the health of the natural world and the environment. She enjoys making fiber arts and looks forward to crocheting items for the baby. Anna enjoys movement in many forms—cycling, hiking, swimming and dancing—and you will find her running on the local trails with our dog Charlie at her side. She is a student of the cello and of tai chi. She loves classic literature and poetry. She will create a wonderful meal with whatever is in the garden and pantry. She treasures spending time with family, her two godsons and her friends all around the world. She loves children unconditionally, and I know she will be an amazing mother.
Our Family & Friends
We gather often with friends for hikes, coffee and conversation and to share dinner and hours of loud fun and laughter over board games. We make twice-yearly trips to Southern California where Anna has many close friends, and have an annual tradition of camping in Big Sur with them. Greg’s siblings and Anna’s aunts and uncles all live in California, and we visit with them regularly. Anna’s dad comes to visit often from Oregon. Anna is very close with her mother, siblings and nieces who live in New Zealand— we visit with each other every other year. Our friends and family near and far are overjoyed with our decision to adopt, and are ready to support us in becoming parents with their wisdom, experience, love and presence.
We recently purchased a 3-bedroom home in a small coastal town in Northern California to raise our family. We have been enjoying renovating it to make it our ideal home, while planting flowering trees and evergreens on our property. Our home is nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood, with a playground, sports field, bike paths and the town center all within short walking distance. This wonderful town has a community swimming pool, summer concerts in the park and weekly farmer’s markets, all within a county with a thriving agricultural bounty of dairies, fresh vegetables, fruit orchards and vineyards.
Our Values & Parenting
Our life is filled with quality time with friends, family and community, enjoyment of nature, work, and most importantly—much laughter and play! We feel prepared and supported to fully embrace a child into our life and home. Anna is looking forward to being a stay-at-home mother until our child attends school. Greg is a fluent Spanish-speaker and we look forward to raising our child in a bilingual home. We are committed to providing a holistic education that supports the growth of our child’s emotional and physical development as well as intellect. We are committed to raising our child in a healthy home, with organic products and foods, supporting our values of agricultural sustainability and social justice in the world. We look forward to being loving parents and worthy role models teaching compassion of self and others, and providing understanding, guidance, encouragement and strength for our child to grow into the world as a unique individual within a strong, loving, family foundation.
Thank you for your interest in and consideration of us as potential parents of your child. We wholeheartedly welcome you to learn more about us!
With warmth and gratitude,
Anna and Greg
We can be reached by email at email@example.com or at our personal toll-free number 1 855 226 4136. You can also reach our warm and helpful attorneys, Karin Stoeckenius and Holly Wotherspoon a 1-800-U-Adopt-US (1-800-823-6788) or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit their website at www.adamsromer.com.