​3 Hearts, 2 Journeys, 1 Family

Melissa and Sam

Dear Birthmother:

A most heartfelt congratulations to you as an expectant parent. We are thinking of you and your continued good health and comfort as the days and weeks go by.

Thank you for taking this time to get to know us – we are Melissa, Sam, and Tarly (the dog), a kind-hearted, down-to-earth, Midwestern family. Our lives are full to the brim with love, laughter, and joy – we want to share that with you and your child. Imagining how difficult of a time this is for you and the hard choices you have to make, we want to extend our supportive and considerate hands. Whatever path you take, you are bringing the miracle of life into this world, and we have the greatest awe and respect for you in making that decision. If you do choose adoption as the next step, please know that we want to encourage and facilitate as much openness and interaction as you and your child desire through the years to come.

Sam and I have always wanted to be parents, and 3 years ago we learned that being biological parents would not be possible for us. As sad as that moment was, we grieved and picked ourselves back up. We have always been able to remind one another of how wonderful life is, though it is not always perfect. Having the challenges we have faced and over-coming them has made our life together that much sweeter. We would welcome the chance to raise your child in that sweet life, filled with love, laughing to the point of tears, board game nights that last just a little too long, endless hugs from a diverse and ever-present supporting family, and desserts...there’s always room for dessert (that’s my motto).

We wish you the very best life has to offer, both today, tomorrow, and in the years to come.

Best Wishes,

Melissa and Sam