Dear Birthmother,

Thank you for visiting our website.  By now, you probably know that we are just two people out of hundreds hoping to start a family by adopting and you may also already have seen many websites like ours.  Through our agency, we have met many other hopeful, waiting families and we can tell you this… they are all wonderful people too and would all be great families for your child.  We just hope that soon you will find us and we will find you and we’ll just know when it feels right.

We truly admire your courage in considering adoption for your child.  It is possibly the hardest decision you’ve ever had to make and it is also the most loving thing you could ever do – for your child, and for us, too.  If you feel it is the right thing for you and your child, then it is.  Don’t be afraid or feel that you are alone.  There are people that understand and can  and will help if you reach out.

We want to start a family for a few reasons.  For one, we just love each other so much.  Secondly, we love children.  And thirdly, we feel that we have so much to offer a child – security, opportunity, guidance, but most of all, love and affection – and are at the best possible place in our lives to welcome them into our loving and stable home.  We are hoping adoption is a way to make that a reality.

Teresa is an adult adoptee who found and formed close relationships with her birth family.  She appreciates the unique bonds biological relationships hold.  We both have learned so much since she found them eight years ago and they are now an integral part of our lives.  We hope an open adoption allows a child the same knowledge, sense of identity and most of all, extra love, that Teresa felt when she found them.  And we hope that, for you, being able to have contact with your child or to just know how they are growing up eases some of the pain or anxiety you might feel about placing them for adoption.  We are open to many different ideas of how a relationship can work for all of us.

Hopefully, the words and images on these pages will help you get to know us better as you make such an important decision about your child’s future (as well as your own). We look forward to getting to know you too.   And please, contact us or our agency at any time.

We thank you,

Michael and Teresa Hardy