Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We can only imagine the level of courage and strength this requires. You have our unending promise that we will do everything in our power to make sure your dreams and wishes for your child become a reality if you choose us. We also promise you that our family will remain grounded in commitment, love, and honesty. We wish you strength and peace today and all the days of this journey and beyond.
For as long as we both can remember, we have had a deep desire to have children. We were introduced to each other by our mutual friend Maddie. She had long heard both of us say separately so many times how we longed to have children. She wasn’t sure we would be a great fit, because she thought we might be too different in other ways. Nonetheless, she wanted us to give it a try! Indeed, in the beginning, Mike thought Dayna was a bit too “square”, and Dayna thought Mike was a bit too “wild”. We almost didn’t have a second date, but Maddie urged us to go out again. As we got to know each other a bit more, Mike learned that Dayna was actually the most interesting person he’d ever met, and Dayna learned that Mike was a rock she could depend on.
We found out early on about our infertility and we tried many times to start our family with the assistance of treatments. After a while it became clear to us that it was not what God had intended for us. Adopting was always something we had talked about even in the beginning of our relationship, as both of our families were touched by adoption – Mike’s stepmom Mary was adopted, and Dayna’s two oldest sisters were adopted by her father. We also have two close friends who have recently adopted children. All of these experiences lend us the belief that families are built in many different ways. God brings people together for a reason, and this is why he brought you, us, and your child together.
We want to acknowledge what we imagine is the immeasurable difficulty in choosing adoption for you and your child. We deeply respect your strength, courage, and selflessness. If you choose us to be your child’s adoptive parents, you have our undying promise to make sure that we honor and respect you and your sacrifice. It will always be a positive and loving part of the adoption story that we will share with your child and from the very beginning. . . Not to mention the updates and stories that we will share with you about your child. You also have our pledge that your child will grow up in a home filled with laughter, love, support, joy, and caring. We will do everything in our power to help and encourage your child to grow into his or her best self. We will be devoted to your child with all of our hearts. Thank you for taking the time to learn about and consider us. We would be extremely excited to go on this journey with you if you choose us!
Dayna & Mike