I just received this letter from my sister in California. Her daughter, Jessica and Jess’s partner Stephanie are planning on adopting a child and they are seeking a special person (Birthmother) somewhere in the U.S. for help.
This blog is presently getting over 300 visitors a day and hopefully one of them, or someone they may know, is looking to make an adoption plan. Please read the letter below and if you, or someone you know, can help please contact Stephanie & Jessica directly by email or through the web-sites shown in the letter.
Dear Family & Friends,
As many of you know, we are hoping to start a family through adoption, specifically open adoption. Open adoption is an adoption process in which birthparents and adoptive parents select each other, and although the adoptive parents are solely the parents of the child, the birthparents remain a part of the child’s life in some capacity. We believe that it is healthy for an adopted child to know who their birthparents are, where they came from, why they look like they do, and other important issues that can come up for the adopted child. Plus, you can never have too many people that love your child. We are thrilled about adopting and hope to make a connection soon with a young woman or couple who are considering a loving family for the baby they are bringing into the world.
We are working with a nationwide adoption agency (www.adoptionhelp.org) specializing in open adoptions, and we are currently in the “waiting” phase. We have been approved to be adoptive parents, and we have created a web site and a ‘Dear Birthmother’ letter that we hope will entice a potential birthmother to choose us over the thousands of other people in our situation. And although most of the birthmothers find prospective parents for their baby through the adoption agency, about 10% of all adoptions come about from networking with family, friends, acquaintances, and even complete strangers…and that is why we are asking you for help. We realize that it is unlikely that you know of anyone who is in the difficult place of having to consider giving her child up for adoption, but you never know. You might be surprised, you just might know a friend of a friend of a friend that is looking to make an adoption plan. So, we would be so grateful if you could keep an eye out for us, or pass along this email if you know of someone that could help us.
To see our adoption web site, please go to www.foxparker.com.
If you would like to speak directly to our representative at the adoption agency, please call toll-free at 1-800-877-6736 and ask for one of the intake counselors who will answer any and all of your questions.
Thank you in advance for helping us to grow our family. We have so much love to give, and we cannot wait to have that chance to be parents. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Steph & Jess
All my prayers and hope go with Jessica and Stephanie – I knew them before they formed their partnership and attended their marriage. What a wonderful couple and I know there is a child out there or will be out there that would be a blessing into their extended family.
Thanks for any support you can offer.