Author: Holt-Sunny Ridge (page 1 of 18)

Steve & Sara

Steve and Sara are waiting to welcome a child into their heart and home through open adoption. Learn more about them!

Dear Birth Mother,

We are thankful for you, and honored that you might consider us to raise your baby. We fully understand the responsibility that comes with adopting, and we can assure you that your baby will be raised in a warm, stable, happy, and secure household surrounded by family and enveloped in love.

Be assured — we will be open with our child from the beginning about how they came into our family, and your name will always be honored and revered in our home.

Please know that we admire you and your difficult decision, and we are honored that you might consider us to care for, provide for, and love your child. Our gratitude is beyond measure. Thank you again for considering us as your baby’s future parents.

Love,
Steve and Sara

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Maggie & Bill

Maggie and Bill are waiting to welcome a child into their heart and home through open adoption. Learn more about them!

Hi, we are Maggie, Bill, & Ella. Thank you for taking the time to consider our profile.

For many years we have hoped to bring another child into our family and share our love. This is an uncertain time for us as adoptive parents and for you as a birth mother. There are so many questions and different things to worry about. Your choice of adoption is both courageous and inspirational. Our promise to you is to respect you and your decision and raise your baby with love, openness, and honesty. We believe that all people should be treated with kindness and compassion and want to instill those values in our children.

Our priority as parents is to love and support our children and ensure that they are happy and proud of who they are. As you decide which family is right for your child, we hope you will consider us and are happy to answer any questions you have about our family and our parenting. We will be forever thankful to you for your trust and the opportunity to add to our family.

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How to Write a Meaningful Update to Your Child’s Birth Mother

Many adoptive parents struggle with what to include in an update to their child’s birth mother. Questions frequently asked: Am I providing too much information or not enough? Am I going to make our child’s birth mother feel sad if I talk about all the amazing things we are doing as a family? Should I include pictures of our child with us or just alone?

Below is a detailed update to a birth mother. Consider writing something along these lines when the time comes for you to write to your child’s birth parents.

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Emmanuel & Felicia

UPDATE: Emmanuel and Felicia are matched with a child!

Hello,

We are Emmanuel and Felicia and we are so excited that you are going through our profile. Thank you for this lifelong opportunity of considering us to be the parents to your child. It is our dream, as well as our daughter Emmani’s dream, to add another child to our family. We look forward to showering our love and affection on another child.

This is a great love you want to share with us and it shall not be taken for granted. We hope this book provides you a snapshot of what our life looks like.

Thank you again and God bless,

Emmanuel & Felicia

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EWSF Graduation! Fall 2018


In September, seven women graduated from the Empowering Women, Strengthening Families program! We honored them during a luncheon at a wonderful Italian restaurant. In order to graduate from the EWSF program, women need to successfully meet the goals they have set in order to achieve self-sufficiency and keep their families together.

We are so proud of these amazing women and all they have accomplished!

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Welcome Home! Fall 2018

Congratulations to these newest Holt-Sunny Ridge families!

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Kearin & Keith

Kearin and Keith are waiting to welcome a child into their heart and home through open adoption. Learn more about them!

Dear Birth Family, 

We cannot even begin to imagine the emotions you are feeling. Please know that we appreciate you considering us as a loving family for your baby. We have such a great amount of admiration and respect for you and for your decision to choose adoption.

Our journey to adoption began two years after our son Weston was born. We had dreams of expanding our family but suffered two late miscarriages in the process. It was with time and a great amount of reflection that we realized that we were being guided down a different path. Kearin’s Grandma, Keith’s Aunt, our Godson, friends of ours and friends of Weston’s are all adopted. Adoption holds a very special place in our hearts and has been a defining part in the lives of some of those we love most!

It is extremely important to us that your child knows his/her roots and the amazing sacrifice that you made. Your child will always know that your decision was the most selfless act in the world. We created this book as a way for you to see if we would be a good match for you and the future you envision for your child. We hope that we have conveyed to you our sincere belief that your child will always be a precious gift entrusted to our loving care.

With love and gratitude,

Kearin & Keith

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