Sunday, April 17, 2011

Our Wish: To Adopt a Baby

{Photo of Chase's (our friends' son) adorable baby feet, taken in June 2010.}

Below is an e-mail we sent out to family and friends last week. I know many of you have already read this letter, and to you, I say, thank you. To those who forwarded our letter on to your family and friends, I say, thank you. To those of you who posted our adoption website link on Facebook, I say, thank you. And thank you to those of you who are reading our letter for the first time.

Dear Family and Friends,

We are writing to you today to ask for your help.

Why, you ask?

Well, Brian and I are hoping to adopt a baby.

First, we want to share a little bit about our fertility journey. For the past five years, we’ve tried to get pregnant. We’ve experienced ups and downs, triumphs and heartache. Several years ago, we sought out a few fertility treatments, but none were successful. Then, a year ago, after many hours of research, discussion, soul-searching and prayer, we decided to pursue adoption. We retained an adoption attorney, Jan Chamerat, and then completed our home study—the process by which you show that you are capable of adopting a child. We’ve been approved by an adoption agency, which means that the State of California believes we are financially and emotionally ready to parent. Our attorney has shown our adoption profile to several potential birth parents, but we haven’t found the right match.

Recently, we decided to step up our efforts, hoping to find potential birth parents. We created an adoption website at: Our website is now linked to Adoption Online (, a website designed to help expectant women find families to adopt their baby.

The way we see it, the more people we tell about our desire to adopt, the greater our chances of being matched with a birth mother.

That's the reason we are writing to you today: to ask for your help. Here are a few ways you can assist us in making our adoption dream become a reality.

Keep your eyes and ears open to any possible leads.

Maybe you will hear of a friend of a friend who is expecting and wants to create an adoption plan.

Tell your family and friends about us.

Perhaps, you have a friend or family member who works as a social worker in a hospital or in an OB/GYN office. If so, please ask them to visit our website or contact our attorney if they encounter a birth mother who desires an adoption plan.

Pray for us.

We would appreciate your prayers, your support and your understanding as we continue down the adoption path.

We are hoping through word-of-mouth to find a potential birth mother. We’ve heard several adoption stories that began with a couple announcing their decision to a friend. From there, the story goes something like…that friend’s mother has a co-worker who has a neighbor whose daughter is pregnant and thinking of placing the baby for adoption. It’s amazing to hear these stories that started with a simple announcement of adoption plans and ended with an unexpected adoption of a baby.

What we want more than anything in this world is to be parents, and we pray that we will have the opportunity to love and nurture a child one day.

Thank you for reading this letter and being open to helping us.


Brian & Jennie

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