We want to thank you for taking the time to get to know us a little better. We are excited to grow our family through adoption and we can’t wait to open our hearts and share our love, family, and sense of adventure with our child. We want our child to know and understand his or her adoption story and to actively participate in an open adoption in a way that is most comfortable for the birth family. We would love to exchange letters, pictures, and emails and to have occasional visits. We think that it will be important for our child to know his or her genetic family, to understand his or her background and culture, and most importantly, develop a relationship with his/her birth family. We look forward to meeting and getting to know the birth mother (birth father and family) of our future child, and we wish her peace and strength throughout this journey.
Both John and Alex grew up with friends and cousins who were adopted. Back then it was all closed adoptions. Having experienced closed adoption through their eyes, we believe maintaining some level of openness is best for our child. Plus that’s what all the experts say these days. We understand that that might feel very difficult for everyone at first. But over time we think it will be best for everyone to remain involved to whatever degree they (and we) feel comfortable with.