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adoption agency From Mark and Meg's letter..."There is so much we would like to tell you about ourselves to help you in your decision, but most of all we want you to know that we have more than enough love for your baby. Our home is a safe, nurturing, and fun place where all the kids like to play. We strive to have our house be the one where the kids want to hang out, and feel comfortable from the young years through the teenage years.  As we write this, we can hear Max and his friends from school. We take turns playing with them, doing crafts, and hanging out in the yard and driveway with them. Throughout the day, we have heard the basketball bouncing, baseball bat hitting the ball, yelling, and laughing, with the occasional request for snacks. It is the best music to both of us."


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From Ernie and Lynn's letter..."We know that by making this decision you only want what is best for your child and we respect your desire to find the right family to love and cherish your baby. We have the privilege of living in Hawaii, a truly beautiful place. We understand what a loving sacrifice it is to create an adoption plan for your child and we would be honored to be a part of your plan. We are excited to share our values and the lessons we have learned with our children. Some of those values include the importance of a good education, working hard for what you have, learning to appreciate the simple things in life and treating others with kindness and respect."


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family to adopt a child illinois From Scott and Renee's letter..."It feels like “thank you” isn’t nearly enough for this incredibly tough decision you are making.  Though we’ve not met, we are in awe of your compassion and courage. The gift of adoption is the ultimate act of profound love and selflessness.  We promise that your baby will be loved, protected, celebrated and will be surrounded by family, friends and a community who will always celebrate them and love them unconditionally.  We will always let them know that you are an incredible woman who placed their needs above those of your own."


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From Sam and Laura's letter..."We know what a difficult decision this is for you.  Should you choose us to be the adoptive parents of your child, we are committed to keeping you updated on your child's growth and progress.  We also desire to have visits with you as you feel comfortable.  We look forward to not only building a special and unique relationship with your child, but with you as well.  We honestly feel we receive the greatest gift through having an open adoption."


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From Diana and Will's letter..."Our greatest hope is to raise a child in a happy, loving home where they have every opportunity to enjoy the good things in life.   We will allow your child space to explore their interests, learn about other cultures, and grow into the individual they are.  We will guide your child to become a caring, compassionate and respectful person.  But most of all, we will shower him/her with love.." 


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family to adopt From Josh and Michelle's letter..."We love living in Portland. It offers us the lifestyle and neighborhood we have always hopped for; walkable, friendly, and safe. But, most of our family lives in Ohio. While this can be tough, we make a point to see them a few times a year and we are sure with a new addition to our family that the grandparents will be around much more often! We have an amazing group of friends that we have known for almost 15 years, but we are always open to meeting new people and adding to our circle. Our friends are important to us because on a day to day basis they act as our family. They are our immediate support group." 


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From Diana and Ruben's letter..."We welcome an open adoption through exchanging pictures and letters and yearly visits.  However, we will respect the level of openness you are comfortable with.  If we are entrusted with the adoption of your baby, please know that you will always be respected and honored.  We realize that this is a very difficult decision that can only be made out of love and wish you the best, whatever your decision may be."


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Family Waiting to Adopt, Waiting Family to Adopt From Drew and Stephanie's letter..."We look forward to starting a family through adoption. Adoption is a natural choice for us because it is already an integral part or our family. We hope, through this adoption, we can continue the chain that has brought so much joy and love to our lives.  We believe an open adoption can bring families together. We look forward to connecting with you regularly through pictures, letters, and visits. Your child will know that s/he is blessed with your love, and that you are loved and cherished by us and our extended family."


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From Tommy and Shamone's letter..."We are very excited to write this letter to you. Thank you for taking the time to view our profile to get to know us. Words cannot express the respect and admiration that we have for you and the decision you are making.  We know (and are continually learning) that we can never fully understand or imagine the emotions that you are feeling. We are extremely happy at the thought of being parents and look forward to the joys of raising a child.  After years of struggling with infertility, we decided to pursue adoption.  Sharing our love as parents is more important. Our hope is to maintain a relationship with you that will help raise a confident and secure child."


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From Geoff and Laura's letter..."The more we learned about open adoption, the more we knew that it was the right path for us. We live our life with honesty and openness, so we feel strongly that an ongoing connection with the birth family would be the best thing possible for the child, and for everyone involved. Our definition of “family” is already very broad — including step parents, honorary parents, chosen sisters, and unofficial nieces and nephews — and we will truly welcome you and your family into our lives."


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From Gary and Josie's letter..."We are excited and embrace the opportunity the prospect of being involved in an open adoption. We believe that the more people involved in the life of a child, the richer it will be. We can imagine that this has not been an easy decision for you, and want to reassure you that we will honor any agreements we make. It is important to us to know what you want most for your child, and we will do our best to honor your wishes. We are fully committed to open adoption, and look forward to a long-term relationship where you are an important part of this child's life."


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family to adopt a child From Peter and Barbara's letter..."One of toughest hurdles for Peter and Barbara was trying to have a family.  When Barbara was in high school she had many ovarian cysts that went undetected.  She was told early on in life that pregnancy would be very difficult for her.  She always knew in her heart that adoption would be a way her family was completed.... We designed our home with a big family in mind!   Our yard is usually filled with neighborhood kids playing together.  We are surrounded by wonderful families that we consider our extended family.  Several other families have been blessed with adopting, there’s lots of diversity in our neighborhood.  We have lived here for almost six years and we hope to be here at least another sixty!"


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From Mike and Lynn's letter..."We will do our best to teach, provide positive guidance and encouragement for the passions and dreams your child will develop.  We are committed to loving your child unconditionally while providing a secure and happy home. We look forward to creating an open adoption plan and building a lasting relationship, and feel that an open adoption is very important to their personal growth and self-esteem. We will respect the level of openness that you are comfortable with, whether it be letters, pictures, correspondence etc. Your child will always know the love that you have for him or her and you will always have a special place in our hearts."


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  From Matt and Amal's letter..."We hope that you would consider us as adoptive parents for your baby. We promise that your child would be loved and given every opportunity for a wonderful life. We would love for you and your family to be a part of your child’s life through visits, pictures and letters. We will also respect the level of openness that you are comfortable with. Your child will forever know the love that you have for him or her and you will always have a special place in our family. Whatever you decide, we wish you the best of luck and hope you find peace in your heart."


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family for adoption here  From Greg and Martina's Letter..."We want you to know that we will raise our children with devotion, love and attention. It is our goal to be involved in their lives in a meaningful way, by helping him or her to develop confidence, individuality and compassion. Most of all we want to be there for them to provide a secure and safe environment in which they can just be themselves and grow into the beautiful person they were meant to be. We truly encourage your involvement in an open adoption and please know that you will always be honored in our home. We will embrace you in our lives and your child will always know they are loved by you."


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adoption-family From Jill and Geoff's Letter..."We are eager to add to our loving family and are grateful for your consideration.  We understand the difficult decision you are facing and know you will make the right choice, whatever it may be.  We embrace an open relationship and welcome personal visits and updates throughout your child’s life.  Your child will know that he/she is truly loved by all and that the decision of adoption was made in the child’s best interest.  You will be thought of and talked about with the utmost respect.  We have a lot of love to provide to a child and cannot wait to welcome a child into our home."

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From Erik and Sara's Letter...."Choosing adoption is an amazing, self-less gift to your child.  We admire your maturity and your courage; both evident in your decision for adoption.  Thank you for considering our family to join you on this journey. We feel adoption is a wonderfully noble journey for both birth parents and adoptive parents.  It is something we have always considered for our family.  The possibility of an open adoption makes it all the more exciting.  We believe on-going contact with you, as a birthparent, is essential for a confident, well-adjusted child.  Respecting the level of openness and contact you desire is important to us.  This is our story."

 


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family for adoption here From Bob and Jen's Letter..."We live in Illinois.  Bob is from Illinois but Jen is a transplant from a small town in Indiana.  We enjoy the area because it is in the middle of northeast Illinois near the big city yet far enough away to be out of the rat race.  It is also near most of Bob’s family.  We are family oriented so we cherish being near them. We are so excited about our journey in this adoption process.  We believe it is a great way to grow our family.  We have not been able to conceive a child biologically.  We look forward to opening our hearts to a child through adoption."


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family for adoption here From Erik and Andrea's letter..."No matter how far away someone is, they are always close in your heart.  Open adopting falls into this category for us.  With all the ways there are communicating these days, we hope to be able to stay connected with letters, pictures, etc.  While pictures and letters are good, nothing can compare to sharing milestones with you in person.   We embrace the opportunity to visit with you in person throughout the child’s life.  As parents to any child, we look forward to keeping the birthparent(s) and their family involved.  We realize and are grateful that none of our hopes for a family would be fulfilled if it weren’t for you." 


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family to adopt baby From Shawn and Veronica's Letter... "We understand this is a very difficult decision and we truly respect your choice in determining what is best for your child. We are both very excited to share our lives and love with a new baby. we are excited to have the opportunity to meet you and answer all of your questions in person. We understand the level of trust that is involved with adoption and we would like to assure you that we have lots of love to give to a child.  We care deeply about making sure your child is raised in a home that is supportive, encouraging, and loving.   We value education and will make sure your child has the opportunities to try and explore new things.  Shawn is terrific with kids, they are drawn to him, probably because he knows how to get them to laugh and play.  Veronica is a born nurturer; she loves learning about child development and looks forward to reading books and doing art projects with the child."


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family for adoption here From Brian and Mary's letter..."Family is everything to us.  We spend lots of time together. We even vacation together!  Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter and birthdays are spent filled with delicious food, fun, laughter and sharing. Grandpa, Grandma, aunts, uncles and cousins are waiting to welcome your child into our family. We cannot wait to carve a Halloween pumpkin, fill his or her Christmas stocking and color Easter eggs with your child. Our families look forward to embracing your child and welcoming them as our newest member."


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family for adoption here From Jeff and Robin's letter..."As parents, we will provide a safe and loving environment for your child.  We value education and will encourage a child to develop his or her strengths.  We hope to pass on values of respect for self and others, compassion and kindness. We want to nurture their imaginations, teach them to be good citizens and help them realize their full potential...Whether or not you chose us as parents for your child, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.  We wish you peace with your decision and hope that you will be comforted with the knowledge that your child will be deeply loved and well cared for and will be raised to know of the loving sacrifice you made for them.  We hope that you will embrace open adoption and also become part of our family."


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family for adoption here  From Pamela and Gerald's Letter..."As parents, we plan to place a high value on education, whether through textbooks or hands-on exploration.  We hope to introduce a child to our passions for theater, football & travel.  We intend to spend summer days at the park & winter nights curled up with a Disney movie or playing Candyland. As parents, we hope to raise a child with imagination, creativity & guidance while letting them fly on their own wings to experience all life has to offer.  "


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adoption agency From Tina and Dan's letter..."While we were engaged, Tina worked hard to get her Master’s Degree and is currently a Reading Specialist in an elementary school working specifically with struggling readers and writers.  Dan is currently working towards his Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership and is an Assistant Principal at an intermediate school.  He hopes to be a school superintendent one day.  We love children and we’re lucky enough to spend the majority of our day working with kids.  There’s never a dull moment and always a giggle waiting around the corner.  We are extremely happy and content with our lives expect for one thing.  We really want to be a mom and a dad, but unfortunately we are unable to have children."

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family for adoption here From Jason and Silke's Letter..."We want you to know that we'll raise our children with love, devotion and attention - providing them the guidance and support to lead full lives, with confidence, love and compassion.  We are filled with awe and humility of the love you have for your child, and your consideration towards adoption.  We realize the enormity of your selflessness, courage and generosity in your choice of adoption."


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