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Lori & Mike

Dear Expecting Parent,

We know that you are at a juncture in life and making a difficult decision. Although we do not know the circumstances that led you to the decision to adopt we want to convey or respect and admiration for you and your choice. We would be honored to chosen to raise your child.

We met as volunteers at our church’s vacation bible school program. Mike became a frequent guest at Lori and her family’s “Sunday summer dinners”, and grew to know her family very well. We dated for a couple of years, and after we had a chance to travel to the Philippines for Lori to meet Mike’s parents, Mike asked Lori to marry him.

From the day we got married, we have intended to raise children as part of our married life experience.  We have both enjoyed working with children, and look forward to raising our own.  We are committed to providing time, love, and attention to our adopted child to ensure his/her physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.  Our child will know a large extended family (some local but some overseas!) and will be raised in our Catholic faith.

Backyard cookout

We are hopeful that our adopted child will experience the wonder of learning and the joy of being loved, and ultimately learn to return that love to his/her family & community.  Inevitably we will face all the challenges of raising a child, and we expect the endeavor will be trying and exhausting at times, but one that will be personally fulfilling in the end. We plan on staying in contact with you through letters, pictures, and e-mails.

Family is very important to both of us. We spend a lot of time with Lori’s extended family throughout the year, and our home is filled with music, books, food and family. With Lori being a teacher, cultivating curiosity and a love of learning are important to our family. We will provide the best education in and out of the classroom. If you choose us, your child will attend school with his/her adopted cousins and Lori.

Thank you for reading our letter and getting to know us a little better. We admire the strength you have to consider adoption for your child. We would be honored to have your child as part of our family.

Thank you,

Lori & Mike

Fun at food Festival

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