Recipient to Donor

Dear Donor,

Ever since I was a child I've wanted to marry a wonderful man and have a child. Well, I have a very loving husband and we have been trying to have a child for several years. Both of us come from very loving and supportive families. We have many friends and everyone we know says "you two will make the greatest parents, it will happen, you'll have a child."

We've been patient and optimistic and have lots of energy and determination, faith, hope, and love. We always wanted to give our child the best education, encouragement, fun laughter, understanding, wisdom, and provide a loving environment for our child to explore and grow.

You are a very special woman who has experienced pregnancy, childbirth, and now the challenges of raising a child. We thank you for caring about others like us and for your willingness to give us the joy of having a child. We are very thankful and appreciative of your kindness and generosity.

We know what will be approaching, all of the appointments, trying to do it all, and we'll be with you, thanking you every day, all the way. We would love to bring a child into this world that we could love and cherish always. We thank you for helping us to fulfill our dreams. We hope that with your help we will be able to experience the miracle of a child ourselves.

We thank you so much and wish you all the happiness in the world. You're our angel.

Dear Donor,

I have been trying to think of a way to convey my deep sense of gratitude for your amazing gift. Shelley has told us so many nice things about you - we feel very connected to you and extremely fortunate to know that part of who you are might eventually be in our family.

We have suffered much grief and loss, including the loss of a child, and sometimes have sought the wisdom of a higher being and found ourselves asking why. NO resounding responses have been forthcoming, but perhaps you are part of the answer to our wondering, our "savior" per se.

Certainly my faith in humanity is restored when I know there are people like you, so generous and good-hearted. I hope this is a wonderful experience for you. Shelley did say you were "hearty," so I'm hoping that you will not have any moodiness or discomfort with the drugs.

Please thank your partner and your family for letting you do this. My husband and I are extremely dedicated to becoming parents, and we promise, if we're lucky enough to have this work, to always cherish and love the baby. We'll always be grateful to you for what you have done. Please accept our thanks, our respect, and our amazement for your largess.

Dear Donor,

I just wanted to write to you to let you know how much my wife and I appreciate your wonderful and generous act which will hopefully result in the fulfillment of our dream of having a family. Although I know a type written letter is a little less personal than a hand written note, and since there are very few people on Earth who can actually read my writing, I thought this would be a better idea.

If this procedure is successful, it will always be my goal to raise and love our child in a manner that is consistent and worthy of your generous act, which will have made it possible.

Dear Donor,

I am a man of words, but though I may attempt to put into words the debt of gratitude that we owe you, they will not convey the profound gratitude that we feel.

We are holding two babies right not. Two beautiful souls, a boy and a girl. Our lives are forever changed. When we look at them we will forever bless you. Our boy seems to favor you physically and our girl seems infused with your lovely spirit.

Enclosed are tow gold bracelets, one for each of the souls you helped create. If you, like others, ever have occasion to wonder whether your time on this earth has meant something, please reach for them. And use them for a touchstone to give you strength and comfort. Know that by your great gift to us, you have changed the arc of our lives and our destiny. Know that these children will be cherished, are cherished. Know that whatever may come throughout this life, you have done a great and generous thing. Know that we are forever and profoundly grateful.

May God bless and keep you.

Dear Donor,

How do I begin to thank you for the incredible gift you are giving my husband and I? When we saw your pictures and especially when we read what you had written, we both felt a very strong connection. You seem so familiar to me, and since I truly believe there are no coincidences in life, I can only assume that you were sent to us through some higher power.

I wake up in the middle of the night thinking about you and praying for you and thanking my lucky stars for you. Your generosity of spirit and willingness to help a complete stranger is overwhelming. No matter what happens, please know how much your kindness and unselfishness have enriched our lives. There is hope as long as there are people like you.