Anyhow, that was quite a long paragraph I wrote all about the fact that we sent this letter out.
Here is what we wrote:
We wanted to write you a letter to let you know that R and I are pursuing adoption in hopes of bringing children into our family.
We have an online profile on: www.itsaboutlove.org
The link to view this profile is: http://itsaboutlove.org/ial/profiles/24465858/ourMessage.jsf.
Fewer and fewer people are choosing to place their children for adoption. When parents are determining who to place their child with, they look for people they feel will provide a wonderful home for their child. Therefore, if someone they already know and trust can recommend a family to them, there is a greater chance they will choose to place their child with this family. The more people are aware of our desire to adopt, the greater the likelihood our child’s birthparents will be able to find us. In a nutshell, as with most things in life, it comes down to who you know. :)
Therefore, if you feel you can recommend us as parents and wouldn’t mind informing your friends of our desire to adopt, we would appreciate it. It is a little difficult for us to put ourselves out there like this, we are not big fans of mass email, and we have a hard time asking for help, but desperate times call for desperate measures. :)
We appreciate you taking the time to read this letter and thank you for your sensitivity and understanding.
J and R