Cliff & Jenny

Father

Occupation: Business Management
Education: Bachelor’s of Science
Religion: Christian
Age: 33
Interest: Fitness, music, cars/trucks, mechanics, reading

Mother

Occupation: Nurse Practitioner/Business Owner
Education: Master’s Degree
Religion: Christian
Age: 44
Interest: Exercise, listening to books, decorating

 

Couple

Married: 5 1/2 Years
Biological Children: 1
Adopted Children: 0
Pets: Dog

Dear Birth Parent,

We have been praying for you! There is no true way for us to understand the gravity of the decision you are making. This probably is not how you dreamed pregnancy would be for you. However, we are grateful and we hope that we can play a part in making this choice a little easier for you. Even if you don’t chose us we are so thankful that you are facing this decision with courage (it may not feel like it at the time) and honor. What a gift you are giving your baby at the chance for a life that you ultimately want for them. Thank you for considering us and taking the time and effort to get to know us a little better.

We are looking forward to having a new baby to join our family. Every aspect of our lives will again change and be focused on this little life that God has blessed us with. Learning who they are and helping them find their way in the world as they grow is very important to us. We want to be guides that help them find their purpose in life and what will make their heart sing with joy.We spend as much time together as a family as possible and having another child will just add to the joy of our family time. We have lots of hugs and snuggles to give. We look forward to dinners at home, shared breakfast time in the am, family vacations, and lots of time outside playing.

My husband Cliff and I have been married for almost 6 years.  After 4 rounds of fertility treatments and one miscarriage we had Garrett our son. He is now 4. How he has changed our lives! Every aspect of our lives….and for the better. He is very energetic, smart, sweet, and he likes to play tricks. We think he will make a great big brother. He has actually been asking for a sibling recently and when he does we tell him to pray and let God know his desire for a sibling. He was excited to see us cleaning out a room making space for a baby. I feel like our family is not complete. I have always felt like I would adopt a child someday. Even when I was a teen I had a sense that was what God had in store for my future.

Two verses have been on my heart as we embark on adding another family member. Jeremiah 1:5 “Before you were born I knew you”. God knows your baby and he has a plan and a purpose for your child. And I know God has a plan and a purpose for our family and I believe he will bring the two together in the right time and in the right way. He loves your child more than you will ever know. Hard to imagine but he does. He loves all of us and he loves you more than you can imagine. I hope we can somehow be a living example of his love toward you. Another verse is 1 Samuel 1:27 “For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted my request which I asked of Hirn”. We have been praying for your baby and you possibly even before you knew you were pregnant. I am not sure what type of relationship you will want with us after adoption but we are committed to an open adoption process if that is what you desire.

I hope we have done our family justice in this letter and I hope you get a good sense of who we are. We do appreciate your consideration as potential forever home for your baby. What an honor and responsibility. We do not take it lightly and we are grateful for you and that God has caused our paths to cross. We pray peace and strength for you and through this whole process you will consistently see God’s love and providence for you and your child.

Much love,

The Guthries