I am writing this letter to express my support of Brielle and Matt Coppel as prospective adoptive parents.
I have known Brielle for over 15 years, since we first met while working for a bank in central South Carolina. Our friendship has grown and prospered because Brielle is such a loving, caring and selfless person. Brielle is always putting others wants and needs ahead of her own. She is an upbeat, optimistic person and leads a very active lifestyle. She enjoys hiking, camping and getting away from it all at her family cabin in North Carolina.
Perhaps the most admirable thing about Brielle is her undying love for her family and friends. Brielle’s grandmother died in 2006, and since that time she took on the enormous responsibility of caring for her grandfather. For 3 years she cared for him day in and day out, trying to ensure his last years here were as wonderful and memorable as the previous 86. Brielle’s grandparents were married for 64 years. They set such a wonderful example for her and Matt to live up to. It takes hard work and dedication to make a marriage last, and Brielle has had the best examples to learn from. There is no one like her and it is hard to capture all that she is and put it to paper.
I met Brielle’s husband, Matt about 10 years ago. I could not ask for a better husband for my best friend. Matt is the most genuinely caring and thoughtful person I have ever met. I have never seen such love and devotion in a couple, and it is truly heartwarming to witness. He is a cop with the Richland County Sheriffs Department, and has worked there for 17 years.
Matt was adopted when he was 6 years old, so he has first hand knowledge of what it is like. He will be able to relate on a more personal level and he will be a wonderful father because of his own personal experiences with adoption. He will be able to help the child cope with coming into a new family and moving away from the life they have known. Every