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What's New At FFTA?

On October 9th, Forever Families Through Adoption, Inc. (FFTA), a NY and CT-authorized non-profit adoption placement agency and resource center based in Rye Brook, hosted "An Evening at Crawford Park Mansion," its sixth annual gourmet food tasting and silent auction event. Generous local sponsors and auction item contributors were vital to the evening's success.

FFTA's Executive Director, Joy S. Goldstein, LCSW, ACSW, who co-founded the agency in 2007 with her husband and adoption attorney, Michael S. Goldstein, Esq., LCSW, was inspired by the generosity and dedication of attendees, community volunteers and contributors. "These collective efforts greatly enhance our ability to sustain and expand our outreach and education efforts in the community for which FFTA receives no fees," said Mrs. Goldstein. Proceeds raised enable FFTA to develop new programming with the continued goal of increasing knowledge and understanding of adoption issues. "Our mission is to increase positive adoption awareness, empower families and serve the community and we pride ourselves on offering services and support to those who need it," she said.

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Waiting Families

Imma & Jerry

Imma & Jerry

Dear Birth Mother:

We are Imma and Jerry and we thank you for your attention and the time you are dedicating in reading our letter.

We want you to know that we understand the difficult decision you are making. We respect and admire your decision to make an adoption plan. Even though we don't know each other we have a lot in common which is the desire to give your child the best life possible.

Rebecca

Rebecca

Dear Birthparent,

I appreciate you taking the time to read my letter. This must be a difficult decision for you and I admire your strength. My hope that this small snapshot into my life and family will provide some comfort to know you are making the right choice for your baby. I have friends who have adopted and I see the relationship they have developed with their child. I see how much they love their children and how quickly they bonded. I too have dreamed of becoming a parent this way and hope you will consider me.

Barbara & Butch

Barbara & Butch

Hi!!

We are Barbara & Butch – or as friends and family call us B&B! Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. As you go through this emotional process, hopefully you will consider us as the couple right to adopt your baby and that we can ease your mind about your baby’s future during this difficult time.

We met in July of 1999 – it was love at first sight! However, we really didn’t start dating until September because each of us went on already planned family vacations in July and August. But once we started seriously seeing each other, we quickly became very close.

Natalie & Fabrizio

Natalie & Fabrizio

Thank you for considering adoption, and for giving us the opportunity to introduce ourselves to you.

We are honored that you might consider choosing us as the adoptive family for your baby. We have chosen adoption because we believe that through fate, destiny and a greater power, "our" child will come to us, and we will be able to impart our love and knowledge to help him or her throughout life.

Kelli & Jason

Kelli & Jason

Hello,

While we have not met, we know the decision you are making takes remarkable bravery, strength and courage. Our respect for you is immeasurable. We are honored and excited that you are taking the time to get to know us. We are Jason & Kelli and we are truly grateful for you.

Eva & Thomas

Eva & Thomas

Dear Birth Parent,

We are Eva & Thomas from Austria and we very much appreciate you taking the time to read our letter!

Most of all we want to let you know how much we admire and honor your difficult and brave decision to consider adoption. We truly wish that your decision will bring you peace and confidence.

We thank you for the opportunity to introduce ourselves.

Melissa & Jeff

Melissa & Jeff

Dear Birth Mother

We imagine that this is the toughest choice you will ever have to make. We are so impressed by your strength and courage and respect you for making this decision.

We are Melissa & Jeff and we are overjoyed that you are considering us as adoptive parents! We are excited to start a family. We will do everything we can to provide for your child. We are looking forward to little league games, school plays, holidays, family vacations, and sending your child to college.

Thank you for considering us as a forever family for your baby.

Daniel & Eric

Daniel & Eric

Dear Birthparent,

Thank you for taking the time to read our letter. We are so excited to share our story with you. We know this is a difficult decision, and we want to assure you that it is our goal to offer a safe and secure environment for your child to grow up in.

Sylvia

Sylvia

Dear birth parents,

It is difficult to start a letter knowing that somewhere in the United States, there is a loving parent who must be in a very difficult situation, considering an adoption plan for their unborn baby.

I'm single, 44 years old, living in Austria and I always wanted to have a family. Somehow it happened that I did not meet the partner who I could build a family with. Having read and heard a lot about adoption here in Austria, adoption was an easy decision for me.

Heather & Jason

Heather & Jason

Dear Birthmother,

This must be a diffucult time in your life, and we would not pretend to know what you are going through. But with this letter we want to introduce you to our loving family, which we hope to expand through adoption.

Garrett & Paul

Garrett & Paul

Hi there!

We are Garrett and Paul and we are very happy that you are reading about our family.

We have thought a great deal about this difficult and overwhelming time for you. So many things to think about, so many options and only one courageous you. Hopefully we can play a part in helping you give your baby the start in life that they deserve.

We would be honored to welcome your child into our family.

We are happily determined to tell you as much as we can about our family…

Zaida & Charlie

Zaida & Charlie

Dear Birthparent,

We would like to begin by expressing our admiration for the strength it takes on your behalf to consider adoption for your baby. It is a courageous and selfless decision and we would be honored, to be considered as a family for your child. It is our hope with this letter, to provide you with a picture of what life with our family would be like for your baby. We will also tell you a little about ourselves prior to starting our family. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to introduce our family to you.

Kelly & Tom

Kelly & Tom

Hi! We are Kelly and Tom.

Welcome and thank you so much for choosing to read our letter.
We want you to know from the very beginning, that we think your decision to make an adoption plan shows a whole lot of courage and wisdom. We acknowledge you for your great strength, and want to respond with all of our support and understanding. With us, your child would always know that your love for them is endless, beginning with your choice to help them grow as a part of a wonderful family.

Clare & Rich

Clare & Rich

Dear Birth Parent,

Our names are Rich and Clare, and we live in a laughter-filled home with our 3-year-old son, Liam. We know there is another child out there that would thrive as part of our warm, loving, fun-loving family.

If we end up being lucky enough to bring your child into our home, we will spend the rest of our lives loving your child, taking care of them, and giving them a place in the world where they are secure, safe and comforted, knowing that the decision you made was out of love and concern.

Ansgar & Vincent

Ansgar and Vincent

Hello!,

We are Ansgar and Vincent. We are living in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, together with our two sons Jonathan (2011) and Benjamin (2012), both born in the USA. Before we tell you anything else about ourselves, we would like to thank you for deciding to have this child. We think that this is a very courageous decision you have taken. We can imagine that this must be a very emotional time in your life and we have nothing but respect and understanding for you. We would like to stress that any child who is welcomed into our home will have a bright future, with all the opportunities that life has to offer. We will raise your child with love, warmth and a sense of humor, so that he or she will grow up to be a happy, stable and independent person, always with a positive opinion of you and your difficult choices. We would like to tell you a little bit more about ourselves in this letter. Hopefully, this will help you with your decision-making and give you an idea of the life and love that we have to offer to your child.

Peter & Hisham

Peter and Hisham

Hello,

It was not easy to find the right words for this letter but we hope to convey who and how we are in this world and what we might bring to the life of your child. We have written you this letter with open hearts and the genuine intention to communicate something authentic.

Let us try to tell you how we plan to fill the role of loving parents for your newborn child and how we intend to respect your wishes in every way possible. Then we hope you will see why we are the right family to raise your child.

Leon and Patrick

Leon & Patrick

Thank you so much for taking the time to read our letter. You must be going through a very challenging time at the moment. Our thoughts are with you and the tough decision that you will have to make. We admire your consideration of adoption and understand that you are looking to do what you feel is best for you and your child.

Through this letter we will share a glimpse into our lives and why we would love to take care of your child. Although it is very hard to do this through words on paper, we will do our best to give you a good impression of who we are and our promise to you.

Laura and Matt

Laura & Matt

Hello,

Our names are Matt, Laura and Andrew. We are grateful for the opportunity to write to you about our family and our hopes to adopt your child. We have been married for six years, and we have a nearly four year-old biological son, Andrew. We have a large space in our hearts for another baby, and we are looking forward to welcoming a child into our family through adoption.