Jonathan and Yolanda
Dear Birth Mother,
Thank you for taking time to read our letter. Our names are Jonathan and Yolanda and we want to share with you a little about our lives and our values. We met each other in our church community and on our first date we went on a bike ride together. After dating for two years, we married in the summer of 2012. We have a very loving relationship that is based on mutual respect, a deep care for each other, and a lot of shared enjoyment with our common interests. Three years ago we moved into a new home in a vibrant multicultural neighbourhood. We live nearby schools, libraries, community centres, playgrounds and several parks.
We value spending time with family and share regular family meals together. We also celebrate special events such as birthdays, Christmas, Mid-Autumn festival, Chinese New Year and Thanksgiving. We also travel within Canada to visit with family and talk with family weekly over the telephone. We have a 4 1/2 year old niece who has been a lot of fun to play with. We enjoy taking care of her, reading to her and playing games with her regularly. We also enjoy spending time with our friends and playing with their children as well. Our family and friends have supported and encouraged us in our decision to become adoptive parents.
We have a friendly and loveable dog named Forrest. Forrest has completed dog training classes and is a quick learner. Forrest has also been attending daycare while we are at work so that he has opportunities to socialize with other dogs. Forrest is a calm and gentle dog who plays well with children including our niece and adults of all ages.
One of our shared interests is spending time in nature together. We enjoy walking through forests, hiking to waterfalls, biking through parks, snow shoeing up mountains, and camping under the stars. We want to nurture within your child an appreciation for the beauty of creation.
Traveling is also something we enjoy doing together. We have traveled to many places across Canada and internationally. The world is an amazing place with many cultures, natural wonders, and historical places to learn about and we desire to show your child some of these places.
We both work as healthcare professionals and are happy to have found work that we find meaningful and fulfilling. Yolanda has worked with children and Jonathan has worked with adults for over 19 years. We are both compassionate people and we have used our knowledge and skills to assist people in achieving their best potential in life. Our completion of post secondary schooling has led us to value education as we have learned how education can open doors for a child to develop their gifts. We desire to assist your child to learn as they go through school and support your child in discovering their particular interests and talents. We are in a stable financial situation that would allow one parent to stay at home full time with your child in the first few years of the child's life before they enter school.
Reading is an important part of education and we both love reading a variety of books including children's literature. We believe that reading books can teach children about important values of courage, friendship and love. We would introduce your child to the joy of reading stories and help your child to learn to read and find books and topics that they enjoy.
We also love music. We enjoy going to concerts, listening to music and playing our own music. Yolanda learned to play the piano when she was growing up and has also taken some violin lessons. Jonathan enjoys playing the guitar and has taken lessons in playing the piano as well. We desire to share our love of music with your child and to give him or her opportunities to learn to play music as they are growing up.
We are actively involved in a Christian faith community that is multicultural and has been a source of support and encouragement to us in our lives. We also have served in a kitchen that offers meals to men and women who are homeless and living with drug and alcohol addiction. Our church community has been supportive to us as we have been on our adoption journey. We believe that life is a journey towards our Creator and we would offer your child guidance in finding faith, hope and love in their life.
With regards to openness in adoption, we are open to having meetings in person and sharing pictures and letters. We appreciate the importance of a child growing up knowing their biological family. If you were to entrust us with your child, we would do our best to provide your child with unconditional love and support.
Jonathan and Yolanda
We would love to hear from you. You can learn more about us, or reach us through our social worker, Andrea Flanderkova. She can be reached at 1.866.582.3678 or 604.736.7613, ext. 4003 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Each of us has grown up in a loving family who have taught us about unconditional love. If you were to entrust us with your child, we would do our best to provide the child with unconditional love and support so the child has opportunity to become who they want to be."