Jamey & Annette, and DeWitt Family
— Maryland

Our Family:
We love family time—swimming, camping, playing with the kids who range in age from infant to 16 years.
Though Mom is at home full time, Dad is a very actively involved parent.

Our Desire to Adopt:
Mom is at home full time with the kids but was a pediatric nurse.
Both parents work as a close team with the kids and feel they have a strong
and loving and encouraging environment in which to help kids reach their
own unique potential.

Our Faith in Christ:
Our faith in Christ is the cornerstone of our family and the drive behind everything we do.

Dear Birth Mom,

My husband and I have been married for 16 years.  We are a homeschooling family with five children:  Bethany age 16, Seth age 14, Samantha age 6, Emma age 4, and Wyatt age 4 months.

We’ve adopted three times now, however all of our children were equally born in our hearts.  Our family is active together in our church and community.  We believe each day we live is God’s gift to us; what we do with it is our gift to Him.  Growing our family through adoption is one way we live out our faith.  Our priorities are our faith and our family. 
I am a nurse, currently home full time with our children.  Jamey is a utility lineman.
  
We are a fun-loving, close family who strongly believes that with our faith, together we can work through anything.  We enjoy traveling, camping, fishing, swimming and picnics.  We have a very large family on both sides and a strong network of friends.
Because you are reading our letter, I know you are in a very difficult place in trying to make the best decision for you and your baby.  We first wish for you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers.  From the very first mention by CHASK of a birth mom considering adoption, we begin to pray for you.  We pray for you for strength, peace and wisdom in the decisions you are facing.  We also wish for you to know that we give our whole heart in this process. 

Can I say something just mom to mom? A baby can be born from your belly or from your heart.  Regardless of the way God chooses to send them, they remain in your heart forever.  I have the utmost respect for you, as a birth mom.  I can’t begin to imagine what you are going through.  In a perfect world, with perfect resources, there would be no need for adoptive families.  We count it an honor that you are even considering us to parent your child in your absence.  Please also know that if you choose for your child to be part of our family, we will love them with all of our hearts; we would make sure they knew how much love you gave to come to your decision.

Sincerely,

Annette