Our Family ~ April 2017

Our Family ~ April 2017

Letter to Expectant Parents

If you are prospective birth parent- please read this letter. If you are not, please note that this letter is not intended for your eyes but, you are free to read it nonetheless!

Hey Potential Family!

I'm not sure who you are or where you are in the process of making this life changing decision and I know the last thing you probably want to read right now are things about How amazing Our family is, how much we love each other or about how many vacations we go on each year! You may or may not want to read the sob stories of couples and their heart aches at this point but, HONESTLY, This is NOT about US-  This Is About YOU and Your Baby! No amount of persuasive tactics will help you feel Right about your choice to place your child. You Must Feel this in your Heart and Every fiber of Your Being!

Although we don't know who you are, we pray for you to have peace in your journey wherever it may lead you. NO words are sufficient to say to you, If the Answer in your heart is that the child you carry is meant to be part of this wild and Fun family- then so it is. If it is not- then we leave blessings with you as you find the Right family or right decision for you and your baby. 

We hope that as you write your lists of what you want in an adoptive family and the dreams you have for your baby's future, that you remember that only a few things really matter- Will my child be loved and cherished? What relationship do I plan to have with the adoptive parents and my child? How can I know for sure that the family I choose is the RIGHT one when there are so many great families and couples out there? 

You are a SMART person and I know you will figure it all out in the end. Everything will work out in the end and  What will be, will Be! 

Now, for some of the BASICS about us ( if you are still reading this)...

Brandon is 38 and is adopted. He enjoy traveling, shooting pool and bowling, working out,  fly fishing and more. He owns a Successful Real Estate company here in Colorado and it affords me the opportunity to stay at home with the kids and BE SUPER mom as much as possible.  I am 35 and when I'm not folding mountains of laundry ( FOR REAL, RIGHT?), I enjoy hot yoga, snowboarding, hiking, and any type of exercise and outdoor activities. I volunteer  my time working with United For Adoption as the Colorado Chapter chair and aid in Outreach, Birth parent support, Adoptive couple Education/ Support and general delegations to other committees having to do with adoption and foster care.

Please click on all the tabs and anything on the sidebars to read more about us and our children if you feel so inclined! Thanks for taking this time out of your day to find out a bit about us! God Bless you on your path!

                                                                                          Lots of Love,
                                                                                                 Brandon and Corrine
                                 Brielle, Aria, Gavin, Slade, & Celise
and our entire family and birth families too!

Here's the poem I wrote after Brielle's birth mom told me that we were the gift she was giving her child. And she said she wasn't doing this for US- but for her Child! It was featured at a Families Supporting Adoption National Conference Art Display!

For My Child
A Birth mother's Song

Looking in your eyes
The Longing for a chance to be
Parents to this child
That will come from Me

You Must feel Grief and Pain
Many tears have been shed
Sleepless nights you've wondered
In Prayer you've bowed Your head.

If you are like me,
You've pleaded to God Above
To Have some peace and
Fill your home with LOVE

And You May Say
That You are so Thankful
To receive this Tender Baby, Meek and Mild
But, I want you to know
I'm not doing this for You...
I'm doing this for, My child.

So please give me the strength
to look beyond my own Fears
And please give my baby the love,
The Hug, laughter and the Tears.

And i Hope you know that
I love my Child more than myself
To give her the Gift of parents like you
I'll put my pride upon the Shelf.

This is Tearing my Heart in two
I never knew i'd have to do this
So, please listen and hold my baby close
And for me, give Her a Gentle Kiss

And You May Say
That you are so very grateful,
To receive this tender Baby, Meek and Mild
But, I want you to know
I'm not doing this for YOU
I'm Doing it For My Child...
I'm doing this for OUR CHILD!

~Corrine C.
Copyright CCI 2006
Thank you for letting me share this bit of my heart with you. I am most grateful for the time you took out of your day and for Open adoption! God bless you and keep you safe on your journey to find the right family or to parent and may you find all the peace that you can!
~Corrine and Brandon

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