Dear Birth Parent,
We’re Ben and Liz. Thank you for giving us the chance to share a little bit about our lives and our family. We know that your decision to create an adoption plan must be incredibly difficult, and we feel so fortunate that you have chosen to consider us to parent your child.
When we were first told that we could not give birth to a child several years ago, we were heartbroken. But after thinking about what was important to us, we realized that loving and nurturing a child was far more important than giving birth. Adoption offers us a chance to realize our dreams and to give a child a wonderful life and a bright future. We honor you for the courageous decision you have made for your baby and to look at all the options for securing your baby’s future. We want you to know that we are prepared to give this child a life filled with love and opportunity.
With Kind Regards,
Ben and Liz
|Job: Stationary Engineer||Job: Higher Ed Admin, College Instructor|
|Education: Trade School||Education: Master of Fine Arts degree|
|Religion: Episcopal||Religion: Episcopal|
Pets: Midge, 11-year-old Yorkie Terrier, and Midnight, 4-year-old domestic shorthair cat
Other Children: no
Fun Fact about us: We love playing board games, and look forward to adding Shoots and Ladders to Family Game Night!
As parents, we can’t wait to: have adventures together as a family
We have been married for 11 years, but met years earlier when we were both living in Northern California. Ben grew up in tight-knit family in the Pacific Northwest, and has one older brother. Liz is an only child, and while originally from Pittsburgh, she grew up in Northern California. We chose to move to Pittsburgh 8 years ago to be closer to Liz’s family. Ben has a large extended family who live all over the country, and we enjoy taking trips to visit everyone.
We live just outside the city, in a modest two-story home with three bedrooms, a house which longs for the footsteps of little feet, and the sweet laughter of a child. We have a large, fenced-in backyard that is ready for a playhouse and swing set. We are also the owners of Midge, our 11-year-old Yorkie who loves to nap, and Midnight, our 3-year-old cat, who loves to sit in the window and watch the birds. Liz has a large extended family in the area, with lots of young cousins to play with, and her parents live close by.
We both value hard work, and persistence, as well as having a lot of fun in our free time. Ben works as a building engineer downtown. He enjoys the physical nature of his job, and the challenge of repairing and maintaining different types of equipment. Liz works and teaches at a local university. She loves having access to the University library, but even more so, loves helping young college students achieve their educational dreams.
In our free time, we enjoy various activities. Ben enjoys competing in obstacle course races, snowboarding, and playing soccer, a sport he’s loved since he was 3 years old! Liz prefers more indoor activities like crafting, reading, and building models. Together, we enjoy hiking and visiting various National Parks sites, going to museums, stand-up comedy shows, and the movies. We both also have a great love for different styles of music, and there is always something different being played in our house. We look forward to sharing these passions with our child, and encouraging to them find their own interests.
Not only do we have an abundance of love to give to a child, but we can give them many things to encourage them to develop their interests, skills, and talents. We can provide them with the best education available. Education is very important to the both of us, and we consider ourselves to be life-long learners. Both of us have also had some college education. Ben also attended trade school, and Liz has a graduate degree. We have already amassed a small library of children’s books, and we’re looking forward to many fun and imaginative story times. We want to create a safe and loving environment where a child can flourish, and with the chance to grow up and become whoever they want to be!
While we cannot begin to comprehend how difficult this decision is for you, we are grateful that you love your child so much that you are willing to consider an adoption plan for them. Thank you again for considering our family as part of your adoption plan journey.