Saturday, February 1, 2014

To a Very Special Woman,

Hello!   

The challenge you are facing is great and we are both in awe and in envy of your strength and determination to give your child the best chance at life and love possible. We hope to be able to live up to the example of unconditional and selfless love you are showing and also to be worthy of the trust you may bestow to us.

We are David and Shannon; we have been married for 13 years, together for 15, and looking for you for many of those years even if we didn't know it! When we found out we could not have children of our own of course we were sad but at the same time we knew that we were looking for a child that needed us as much as we needed them. We have two younger cousins who came to us through adoption and have been shining examples of the best adoption can be. We also have adopted our beautiful 8 year old niece! She is so excited at the possibility of being a big sister and is anxious to teach the new child games and her love of animals, which we have two dogs and reading!

David spent many years in the United States Marine Corp and now works as a contractor, he has a degree in Criminal Justice. Shannon spent years bouncing around in medicine but recently finished her degree in psychology specializing in counseling but is excited to be able to be a stay at home mom. 

We both come from large, loving families and continue traditions we grew up with. We love our family game nights, Nicole's favorite is Munchkin, camping (we love to get out into the wild!) and holidays at the grandparents!

We know you face a very tough decision but we want to offer you a few promises that we hope will match what you are looking for in a family for your baby. We will teach an appreciation of all the wonders of the world, to love deeply and sincerely, to make friends and welcome all with open arms and respect. We will love this child unconditionally. We hope you want the same things as well and look forward to meeting you and your precious gift!