Thank you for spending time getting to know our family. We believe adoption is an amazing act of love. As you consider the incredibly difficult decision of entrusting your child into another family’s care, we’d like to share a few things from our hearts.
First of all, you are so brave. We can't even imagine what your life has held, but we're sure it's far from easy to think about another family raising your precious baby. It takes so much courage, and we admire you. If you choose our family to raise your precious baby, please know that we will love, nurture, protect, and guide them in the best way we know how. We will give them every opportunity to become who God has created them to be. We would hope to make you proud of the person that they become. As our child grows, we will talk about you in ways that they can understand so that they will grow up knowing their beautiful story and how you played such a critical part.
We understand the difficulty of letting go of a child that you love. When our daughter Evelyn was born, we discovered that she had endured severe brain damage during my pregnancy and she needed help from machines just to stay alive. We had a heart-wrenching decision to make. Do we keep her with us, hooked up to machines for her entire life? Or do we let her go, knowing that Jesus will heal her and take care of her? It was the hardest decision we’ve ever had to make. We wish that no parent ever had to make such painful decisions. We felt like the most loving thing we could have done for Evelyn was let her go, even though we desperately wanted to keep her forever. It was hard. It was painful. We miss her every day. But we know that we made the right decision. We know that she is fully healed in heaven and she’s in the presence of Jesus, experiencing absolute joy and freedom. We will see her again someday. And for that, we are so deeply grateful.
We know our stories aren’t exactly the same, but on some level we want you to know that we understand how difficult it can be to let go of a child that you love. Even though they are gone from you, they will always be a part of you.
We are praying that God guides your decision as you choose an adoptive family. We hope this verse is a source of comfort and strength for you, as it has been for us: “Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy” (Psalm 126:5).
Preston & Sarah
Adoptive Family at a Glance