(NOTE: This is one of a new series of letters posted under “Form Letters” for those of you who would like an idea or a beginning for a letter of your own.)
We are so happy that you have joined us.
How could we help but love you since our (son/daughter) is so happy with you in his life. We have waited and watched, wondering when he would make his choice, and then when he would ask you.
We are thrilled that he did. We love having you as a part of our lives.
Our family probably seems strange to you. It’s always difficult becoming a part of a new group. Just know that although we may not say it, and although we may not always even express our feelings in the way you are used to; we welcome you with open arms.
Please don’t be afraid to approach us. We can talk about what you want to call each of us. We are open to what makes you feel comfortable and makes you feel a part of our family.
That’s how we see it. We have another son/daughter. I’m looking forward to many years of getting to know you better.
We never dreamed we would have a ready-made family. Yet I know we will come to love your children as our own dear grandchildren. We are excited for this new chapter in our lives.