We would first like to thank you for choosing adoption, even if you do not select our family. We know many families who have adopted, including our own, and they have been enriched with so much love from their adopted child. We are grateful to you for the opportunity to care and bring up your child. We are aware of the responsibilities involved in raising children as we strive for our children to be happy, active and involved with each other, with the community and in our parish. We give our children different opportunities so they are well-rounded in their development. While the school year is spent on their studies and extracurricular activities, such as music lessons and sports, the summer is leisurely as we enjoy road trips, berry picking and swimming.
Since we are parents to an adopted child, we understand the insecurities that may come with being adopted. We also have fielded comments about adoption from our family, friends and even strangers. We are open with our adopted daughter when she asks questions (with age appropriate responses) and we will do so with your child. Every birthday we retell the story of her birth and how thrilled we were when we brought her home. Her older siblings remember that day and their excitement to hold and feed her. We understand how important hearing these stories can be to any child, especially one that is adopted. Just as we do for all our children, we would do the same for yours. Our family is full of love and would cherish having the opportunity to raise your child.