Kelly and Trevor
Dear Birth Parent,
Our names are Kelly and Trevor and we thank you for taking the time to read our letter. We cannot imagine what a difficult decision this is for you and we hope that this letter gives you some information about who we are as a couple, and what kind of life we can offer your child.
We met through mutual friends 6 years ago and celebrated our first wedding anniversary this past July. We live in a new development that is very close-knit and welcoming. We have a four-bedroom house with a finished basement and a small backyard. There is a lovely new park nearby that Kelly takes her 4 year old nephew to when he visits for sleepovers. We love our community and where we live. There are lots children in our area and a large diversity of families. We enjoy our life together and are ready to share it with our own children. We have always known that we couldn’t start a family in a traditional way, since Kelly had heart surgery when she was young and her cardiologist has said it is too risky for her to carry a pregnancy.
We have always dreamed of being parents, and have had many conversations about being open to starting a family in any way we can. We know that family comes in many shapes and sizes and that there are many children that need a loving and stable home. We both come from loving families and have had fortunate upbringings. We want to raise our children to feel a strong sense of self-worth, love and belonging. Our families are excited for us and will do anything they can to support us through this journey.
We hope to have an open relationship with you, should that be something you would desire too. We think it is important for our child to know their biological family and have a relationship with you in whatever way you are comfortable; visits, emails, letters or phone calls. We are open to discussing this with you to find a way that works for everyone.
Kelly is 40 years old and was born in Calgary, Alberta. Her family moved to the lower mainland when she was in grade 10. She has three younger sisters who are all married with children. She has three loving nephews, aged 4, and two-aged 1 year and a niece who is 7 months old. She is close with all of her sisters, all of whom live within 15 minutes of her. Her parents also live 15 minutes away and she sees them all often. Kelly is an elementary school principal and loves her job working with children. She is also a Registered Clinical Counsellor. Kelly likes to spend her free time with her husband and her family and enjoys reading, going to movies and plays, going on vacations, walks looking for geocaches and cooking homemade pizza for their large extended family and friends.
Trevor is also 40 years old and was born in New Westminster, BC. He grew up in Kamloops and moved back to the west coast 15 years ago. Trevor has one older sister who is married with a 16-year-old daughter. They live just outside of Calgary. His parents live only three hours away in Kamloops. Trevor talks to his parents regularly and they visit us often. He is a skilled, hardworking electrician and in his free time he enjoys reading, fishing and hanging out with family and friends.
Outside of work, we spend a lot of time together. We have a shih tzu named Jack who we love to take for walks in our community. He is very good with children and came to school with Kelly every day for seven years when she worked as a school counsellor. We live in the lower mainland, close to beaches and lots of activities and community events. We also spend a lot of time with our families and young nephews and niece. We babysit our niece and nephews often and our four-year-old nephew loves to come for sleepovers at our house on the weekends.
With our loving relationship and our close and supportive families we feel we are ready to take on the challenge of parenthood. Thank you so much for getting to know us a little better. We wish you all the best in making this important decision for you and your child.
Kelly and Trevor
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.