Dear Datz Foundation,
It has been a year since you helped me place my baby son for adoption, and more than anything I’d like to thank you for all your efforts.
As you know, I was not in a good position to raise a child, but I wanted my baby to have everything that I could not give him: a stable home, sufficient income, and, in the future, a college education.
The adoptive parents (Sean and Lisa) and I plan to stay in touch, through letters and cards. Thanks in advance for forwarding them to me! You may recall that the baby’s father and I were no longer together, and I had no desire to contact him. I really appreciated your contacting him and arranging for his consent to the adoption.
Don’t get me wrong: There have been moments of sadness, but I know this is normal. More than anything, I’m happy that my son will flourish with Sean and Lisa.
Thanks again to the social workers and staff of the Datz Foundation.
Dear Mark and Vivian,
Please excuse our delay in thanking you for all you did to help us form our family. As you can imagine, we have been very busy for the past six weeks, ever since that unforgettable day that we took custody of Tyler at the hospital. We had no idea what to do when we got a call from Birthmother A who had seen our profile on line, and she said that she wanted to place her baby with us. That was nearly four months ago, and our lives have not been the same since.
You probably remember getting a panicky phone call from us asking for your help. Well, you made everything as easy as possible and the result is Tyler, who will “officially” be our son after the court enters the adoption decree later this year.
Thanks again! Love,
R and S (Virginia)
Enclosed is a photo of T, who looks a lot bigger than she did when you showed us her photo provided by the China Center on Adoption. See what some TLC can do! Your team in China was at our beck and call during our stay there. Kudos to June and Nissa! T is adjusting very well to her new life, as you will see when you come for the first post-placement visit. Our only regret is that she refuses to speak Chinese (even with native speakers) , but her English is developing day by day
W Family (Maryland)
I admit I was nervous before the home study. Will the social worker ask inappropriate questions? Will they look into every nook and cranny of our house? Will we be rejected? Well, I should not have worried. In the end, the home study was not intrusive, and in fact, we learned a lot about the adoption process—and about ourselves!
J and J