Our Families

Selfless Love Adoption has helped build many families by bringing expectant mothers and their "ideal" adoptive family's together.

You are in charge of choosing your "ideal" adoptive family, one that meets your expectations and will provide the life you want for your child.

Below are a few of the families wanting to adopt. If you have specific qualities you are looking for in your "ideal" adoptive family let us know. We will email or mail you many more profiles of families looking to adopt that meet your expectations.

 

ANDY & JENNY

Dear Expectant Mom,

We so very much appreciate you considering adoption for your baby. If we are a match, we promise to always choose our child first and love and care for them. In the moments we aren’t perfect we promise to learn and do better. We will teach our child to be adventurous and empathetic. We can never truly understand your emotions through this, but we want to support you. If you desire an open or semi-open adoption, we will work with you to share our child’s wonderful memories and include you too. We thank you for taking the time to consider us.
With love, Andy & Jenny

What lead us to adoption
We began considering alternative ways to grow our family after Jenny’s back surgery. Initially we began the process of fostering to adopt, then quickly decided we wanted a child to become a forever member of our family. We instantly knew that growing our family through adoption was meant for us. While we don’t have a diagnosis to prevent us from carrying our own child, the more we talked about it, the more we knew it was the right choice for us. Now it is in our hearts and we know this is the way we are meant to grow our family.

About Us
We met in March 2013 while Jenny was on a terrible date and Andy swooped in to save her. We both grew up in small towns, but thousands of miles apart – Andy in South Dakota and Jenny in California. We were lucky our lives brought us together that one night. We knew pretty quickly that this was it, but we took time to be with each other before getting married in August 2015. 

During our time dating and engaged, we began forming our family with Andy’s twin girls, Hannah and Emma, and with our dogs, cats, and foster dogs. Jenny also had back surgery during this time which really showed us that we can get through anything together. Fast forward to now, we have lived in Kentucky for about 4 years and enjoy the serenity of our home and the energy of our kids and pets. 

We have chosen to adopt because it feels right in our hearts as the best way to grow our family. In our family it is important to us to share love, always communicate and be honest, trust one another and support each other.

Fun Facts About Andy:

  • Occupation: Air Traffic Controller
  • Favorite Color: Blue
  • Favorite Book: Jurassic Park
  • Favorite Movie: The Great Outdoors
  • Favorite Hobbies: Camping, Golfing, Sports, and watching Football

Fun Facts About Jenny:

  • Occupation: Data Analyst
  • Favorite Color: Turquoise
  • Favorite Book: Harry Potter
  • Favorite Movie: Remember the Titans
  • Favorite Hobbies: Riding horses, Going to the dog park, Camping, Playing board games, Going to the Zoo, Spending time with family and friends, and Trying different foods

Meet Hannah & Emma 
Hannah and Emma are our twin girls, 12 going on 13. They are both kind and silly girls with personalities of their own. Emma (blonde) has a true love for the outdoors and animals. She has a creative side and is very patient. She will spend hours outside creating structures with fallen branches and will also spend hours inside playing with the cats and dogs.

Hannah (brunette) loves playing the ukulele and studying hard in school, she wants to be a doctor when she grows up and is already planning for it. She loves to learn about cooking and baking. In her spare time, she likes reviewing recipes and watching cooking shows. 

They both love reading all types of books and will spend hours reading each day. They’re each other’s friend and enjoy making Lego creations together along with inventing and playing games. They spend time with us during their summer and winter breaks, and live the rest of their time in Washington with their mom. They’ve both expressed excitement about adding a little sibling to our family. 

Our Home and Pets

We live in Kentucky, bought our home in 2017, and have enjoyed making this house a home. We have a couple of acres to roam outside as well. We have also done a few projects, like adding a stairwell, garden, fenced yard, and fire pit, but the biggest project to date was remodeling our bathroom to make it more comfortable for all that use it. We’ve done a majority of the projects on our own, but Jenny’s Dad was welcomed help with the fence.

We enjoy having guests come to visit and spend time in our home. We’ve got great neighbors who actually grew up in our home and enjoy telling us stories about their childhood. We are so lucky to call this house our home.

We love spending time with our pets. We enjoy taking the dogs camping and watching all 4 of them playing together. We love to share with them the unconditional love they share with us. They’re all so good with kids and love spending time with children.

Our pets are:

  • Licorice – 15-year-old mutt, Jenny has had her since she was a puppy, she loves walks and camping.
  • Jack – 5-year-old pit mix, he loves attention and wearing bandanas
  • Biscuit – 6-year-old cat, she loves talking to the dogs and people and nice pets
  • Buckie – 3-year-old cat, he loves to be in on the action and cuddles 

Our Family
Jenny has a great relationship with her family. She grew up riding horses and raising livestock with her mom and her dad helping with sports. Her family has a tradition to get together every Thanksgiving at her grandma’s house in southern California. Her sister is a best friend and they talk almost daily. They usually share Christmas traditions together like making cinnamon rolls and doing a Christmas puzzle. Jenny also has a couple of close friends and their families that are more extended families than just friends.   

Andy stays in close contact with his family and enjoys seeing them throughout the year. He grew up getting to be close to all 39 first cousins and spending time on his grandparent’s farm. They still get together for all major holidays and huge family reunions that can involve over 400 family members. Most of Andy’s family lives in South Dakota. His family enjoys anything to do with the outdoors. This last summer his mom rented a cabin on a big lake in Iowa and they enjoyed boating and fishing.

Thank you for taking the time to learn about us. We wish the best for you and your baby during your adoption journey.
Andy & Jenny 

NATHEN & JULIANA

Dear Expectant Mother,
Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know us. We admire your strength and the selflessness and love in your decision to make an adoption plan for your child. While we know that adoption involves many types of emotions, we believe it is an opportunity for two families to join, both loving and providing the best life they can for the child that unites them. We hope you can see the abundant love we have for the children that are already a part of our family, and can feel confident in our desire to give that same love to you and your child. We look forward to meeting you and walking this road together.
Sincerely, Nathan and Juliana

Our Story 
Friends, Best friends, Family…
Our story goes all the way back to second grade. This is when we met, and we have been inseparable ever since. We went to the same elementary and middle schools, attended each other’s childhood birthday parties, and eventually started dating in high school. We were fortunate to get to attend the same college, and got married after our junior year. We also pursued professional degrees together after college. 

We have been blessed with three biological children: Reiland (9), Adeline (7), and Ivaleigh (2). We were foster parents before we decided upon adoption. We had the opportunity to love and care for many other children. We have experienced pregnancy loss and now have not been able to get pregnant for a couple of years. We have always felt that adoption would be part of our family, and know that this is how we are supposed to complete our family. We believe families are built in many ways, and are excited to get to know and welcome you and your child into our family. We are thankful to have the support of our extended family and friends as we are now expanding our family through adoption.

Our Faith
Faith is the foundation of our family. Our hope is to raise our children to know and follow Jesus. We believe this means teaching them to seek personal relationship with God, not just to follow a set of religious rules, We cannot make a faith decision for them, but we believe it is our job as their parents to provide the resources they need to make a decision of faith that is all their own. We believe the Bible teaches us to love other people above ourselves. We are very intentional about helping our children see the opportunities we have everyday to love others, seeing and appreciating differences and fully acknowledging that we are all created equally.

About Nathan (Written by Juliana)
I am unbelievably lucky to call Nathen mine. If I had to describe him in just a few words, I would choose hard-working, generous, funny, and kind. He loves, serves, and leads our family well. I do not take for granted the blessing it is to be married to my best friend. He supports me in all of my endeavors and is always there to make me laugh and remind me to step back and enjoy life. He is truly the best daddy ever. From skateboarding with Reiland (even after a long day at the office), to tea parties with the girls, he is always there for his kids. He regularly takes time to remind them how much he loves them and how proud he is of them.

Discipline and love go hand-in-hand for him. Our marriage is something we work constantly to improve and protect. I am very thankful to have a husband who is willing to work through conflict and who is committed to making our marriage a priority. He is great with DIY projects and also enjoys woodworking projects. Whenever there is open time in our schedule, you will find him outside playing with the kids and dogs or building something new. It is a joy to be led by him. And I think he’s pretty handsome too…

About Juliana (Written by Nathen)
I am extremely fortunate and spoiled to have Juliana as my beautiful wife! She is the glue that holds our daily family life together. She is also extremely committed to making our lives and the lives of our children as full as possible. She is very driven but is also ready to relax with the family in an instant. She constantly keeps the goals and priorities we have for our family in mind and is able to practically apply them to our everyday lives. Since we have known each other nearly our whole lives, most of my favorite adventures and memories have been had with Juliana. As a mother, her instincts are always spot on. Every time she has a “gut feeling” about something involving our family, she is always right. Every time. I know that I can trust her decisions 100% of the time. She is forever selfless and serving our family. I attribute the fullness and richness of our marriage and our children’s childhoods to her.

Juliana enjoys many activities that contribute to the vibrancy of our lives. She is an excellent hostess and always makes sure everyone feels thought of and welcome in our home. Hosting friends and family for get togethers, parties, and celebrations is something we have always enjoyed. Juliana is an incredible baker and crafter, which complements her hostessing talents perfectly. But Juliana’s gifts are not limited to the home. Juliana is able to play a very active role in our kids’ school and is even responsible for hosting our school’s largest fundraiser: a father daughter dance for about 1500  possesses. She is an incredible mother and wife and I try to make sure every day to not take her for granted. She is by far the biggest blessing in my life and the lives of our children.

Meet the kids
Reiland
Reiland is our little athlete! He has a very outgoing personality and loves to be outside playing. His favorite sport is football. He has played flag-football for a couple of years now, and it is his goal to one day play college football. Skateboarding is another one of his hobbies. He is a very determined kid, and we love supporting him in his goals. He loves his sisters and works hard to be a great big brother.

Adeline 
Adeline is full of spunk! She appreciates all of the little details in life, and has been a blessing to us in that she reminds us to slow down and enjoy these things with her. She loves art and fashion. She alsoloves to dance and has taken ballet and hip-hop lessons. This little girl also loves animals. Her newest animal friends are two guinea pigs she named Bumble and Cheese.

Ivaleigh
Ivaleigh is a little more shy than her older siblings, but no less full of energy and spirit! She LOVES music and constantly surprises us with new songs she has learned. She also loves art like her big sister. Baby Shark, Mickey Mouse, and Cheetos are a few of her favorite things!

Our extended family
We are very fortunate to have family right here in our hometown, including Juliana’s parents, her great-uncle, and her sister’s family. Juliana’s sister and brother-in-law  Gracie and Layton, have 5 children (ages 1-10 years).  Their family has been built biologically and through foster care. Cousin get-togethers are always a loud, crazy, and super fun time! Juliana’s parents are Gigi and Poppy to the grandkids, and they are such an important part of our lives. Our Uncle Joe also lives in town and always adds fun to our family get-togethers!

Nathen’s Dad and Stepmom (Pappy and Mimi) are just one state over and his Mom and Stepdad (Nonna and Michael) live in both Ohio and Florida, depending on the season. While they are not super close in location, we are close with them and look forward to seeing them a couple times a year. Nathen’s brother, Stevhan, is in our same state and only a couple hours away. He is getting married this year and we can’t wait to welcome his fiancé, Karen, officially to the family!

What we do for fun
Being together as a family and laughing are what we like best. We decided to move to the country several years ago to help us disconnect from the busyness of life and spend more time together. We love everything about it! Being outside is something our whole family loves. Playing backyard sports, exploring nature, and just relaxing by our fire pit make up some of our favorite memories. We are learning to garden, but we definitely need some more work in this area, ha! We also LOVE the beach. During the summer, we are usually at the beach weekly. There are multiple beaches in our area, and we love exploring them all. We are members of a community pool, and enjoy the summer swim team. Traveling is also something that is very important to us. We want our kids to be exposed to different parts of our country and world. Disney World is one of our favorite places. We have annual passes and go as often as we can!

Our Day to Day
We are very fortunate to get to work together in the same dental practice. Nathen works 4 days each week and Juliana works 1-2 days each week. Our older children attend a small, private school where they are at school 3 days each week and then homeschool 2 days. We love the flexibility this provides for family time and travel. Our youngest attends a wonderful preschool 3 days each week, providing her time with her peers and the opportunity to learn skills to help her prepare for Kindergarten. Our work and school schedules provide a great deal of flexibility for when the new little one comes. Juliana will be able to stay home during this time for as long as needed. When we are both working, we have a private nanny that helps with the kids. She is very supportive of our decision to adopt.

Our Pets
We love animals! Our pets are like members of our family. We have an 11 year old Jack Russell Terrier, Cyrus, who has been with us since he was a puppy. We also have 2 guinea pigs, Cheese and Bumble. They are super cute and love cuddles.

Outside, we have a backyard flock of chickens and 2 Great Pyrenees puppies, Padme and Poe. The puppies are learning to protect the chickens. They are big babies and have no clue that they aren’t quite lap dogs! One of the things we love about living in the country is that it allows us to observe wildlife up close daily. Getting to see things like deer, bunnies, foxes (as long as they are not close to the chickens!), frogs, birds, and even armadillos adds so much to our lives here.

Our Community
One of the things that we are most thankful for in our life is the amazing community of friends we are surrounded by. We have known many of our friends for over 10 years and have also made wonderful friends through our kids’ school. We have seen this community get us through the best and worst times. Our kids love one another and are more like cousins than just friends. 

Traveling together, celebrating any chance we get, and knowing someone always has our back no matter what are just a few of the things we are thankful for with this group of friends. We are not the first friends in our community to adopt, and know that we have their support 110% as we are building our family through adoption.

Thank you for reading through our profile. We would love to talk with you more and answer any questions you may have. Please know that we are ready and excited to come along side you and love your baby with our whole hearts.

BRAD & ASHLEY

Dear Birth Mom,

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our family. My name is Ashley, and my husband’s name is Brad. We have been married 21 years, and have been blessed with a big, beautiful family. We have six children, ranging in age from 16 years down to 2 years. My husband and I had 4 daughters, and when our youngest was 7 years old we began our adoption journey. Adoption blessed us with a little boy in March of 2018, and a little girl in November of 2018. They are the joys of our family and we can’t imagine our lives without them. 
Brad and Ashley

We are a mixed race family; my husband and I and our four older daughters are white, and our two youngest are African American. My favorite adoption quote ( I have it hanging on our wall at home) says, “God created our skin tones with beautiful variety, but all of our souls are the same color.” Adoption has shown us that it doesn’t matter how you come into a family, the love is the same. My daughters adore their younger siblings and are fiercely protective of them. 

About Ashley

  • I’m a stay at home mom
  • I am Christian
  • I love my kids with all my heart
  • I’m married to the love of my life
  • I enjoy reading, cooking, watching movies with our family
  • I have six kids, that’s about all I have time to enjoy!

About Brad

  • He is self-employed
  • He’s a servant of our Faith
  • He’s the Best Daddy EVER
  • His kids are his hobby — his Saturdays and free time are spent with his family.
  • He likes books A LOT (he has bookshelves full of them!)
  • He’s fluent in Spanish
  • He has more pictures on his page than me because I take all the pictures!

We are a Christian family and our faith is important in our lives. Our children are musicians, and they all take karate ( just in case you wanted to know some of the things we are involved in). 

We live in a two-story house in a small town in Lousiana, just down the road from grandparents. 

If you decide that we are the family you want to raise your precious child, we can assure you that he or she will be so loved. Thank you for taking the time to view our profile.

Brad & Ashley

MELISSA AND JUSTIN

Thank you for taking the opportunity to look through our profile book. This may be the first or the millionth letter you’ve read today from hopeful adoptive parents. Either way, we imagine you may be feeling overwhelmed by choices right now, so it means even more to us that you’re reading this. This is only a small portion of our life in these pages.

We can’t promise we’re always perfect parents, but we hope you see that we’re a couple of real people who are doing our best to create a life filled with so much love. No matter what you choose for your baby—our family, another family, or even to parent—we truly hope you feel loved and supported as you continue your journey in parenthood and life. You are worthy and will always be an important part of your child’s life.

Love,

Melissa and Justin

A little bit of our story

We are Melissa and Justin, and we have a 2-year-old daughter, Hattie. We consider ourselves to be pretty normal people. We mow our lawn, fold our clean laundry in a timely manner (sometimes), and go to church. We love dreaming together (usually about our next home project) and experiencing all the fun kid places with Hattie. Being a family—especially being parents—is easily the best part of our lives. We met in high school, spent many years as best friends, and realized we were in love with each other while on a beach in California. After a short stint of dating long distance, we settled into our hometown and were married in 2015. We’ve spent the past five years creating a home, making new friends, growing in our faith, and always taking time for each other. Adoption has been on our hearts since we got married. We knew being able to have children biologically would be a struggle, and we are so grateful that adoption led us to our daughter, Hattie.

Meet Melissa, By Justin
Melissa is the best mom in the world. And Hattie is definitely a mama’s girl. Melissa’s favorite thing in the world is being a mom to our daughter. I couldn’t have been more blessed to have found such a caring, passionate, and kind-hearted person to be my partner in life. Melissa is creative, thoughtful, and loves helping others. She has endless amounts of love and kindness for our daughter, family, and friends. Her nurturing nature will bring love and comfort to our children.
Some things about Melissa:
OCCUPATION: Work-at-Home Mom
FAVORITE FOOD: Anything Mexican
FAVORITE BOARD GAME: Clue
FAVORITE MOVIE: The Sound of Music
FAVORITE BIBLE VERSE: Philippians 4:7 – “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Meet Justin, by Melissa
Justin loves Harry Potter, superheroes, anything chocolate, and—most of all— being a dad! Hattie is absolutely smitten with him, and she is the light of his life. Justin loves to make Hattie laugh with tickling and silly antics. I love watching them together. He is such a good dad to her. Justin has the kindest, most compassionate heart. He is calm, considerate and loyal. Justin loves fiercely, and there is nothing he wouldn’t do for me, our daughter, our family or our friends. I know his love for all our children will be just as fierce and steadfast.
OCCUPATION: Data Analyst at a local bank
FAVORITE TV SHOW: FRIENDS
FAVORITE DESSERT: Brownies
FAVORITE BOARD GAME: Monopoly
FAVORITE BIBLE VERSE: 1 John 4:4 – “The Lord is greater than the giants you face.”

Meet Hattie
Hattie is our 2-year-old daughter. She brings more love and joy into our family than we could’ve ever imagined. Hattie is fiercely independent, brave, and full of so much love. She says “hi” to every animal she sees and cares deeply for others. If anyone shows any signs of distress (even an unfamiliar expression), Hattie will instantly ask if they’re okay and offer to help—including the animatronic dinosaurs at her favorite place, the Dinosaur Park.

Hattie absolutely loves being outside, knows all the words to the Moana soundtrack (Frozen, too!), and is obsessed with all things dinosaurs. We are so grateful to have an open adoption with our daughter’s birth family. We met Hattie’s birth mom the day she was born. Since then, we’ve gotten to know each other and Hattie’s grandparents. We send photos, videos, and texts back and forth. We live within three hours of each other, so we try to visit every few months—and more often for her family that lives in the same city as us. We love Hattie’s birth family and know they love us, too.

OUR HOME

We live in a five bedroom, three bath house nestled in the back of a quiet, family friendly neighborhood. Our house has an open floor plan with the main bedrooms upstairs and a guest room and office in the finished basement. (We plan to create a fun play space in the basement when Hattie is a little older.) We have a fenced backyard with a lot of space to play and explore. Our neighborhood has family movie nights at the pool in the summer and a Christmas light contest during the holidays.

We are a short drive away from everything and are located near some of the best schools in the area. Our community is situated near the border of a “big” Midwestern city and a much smaller suburb. We love that we have the benefits of a bigger city with the feel of a small town. Our downtown is being revitalized with more family friendly spaces like a brand new baseball stadium and new parks. We have one of the best zoos in the state, along with museums, a science center, botanical garden, and a really cool animatronic dinosaur park. Our community has an entrepreneurial spirit and is full of small shops that we love to visit and support.

We have two pets: Crosby and Remi. Crosby is our spunky black and white goldendoodle. He loves to explore the backyard with Hattie following right behind him. Remi is our tail-less cat who loves to curl up on our laps. Both of our pets absolutely love Hattie, and she loves them, too.

For us, family is more than just people related by blood. Family is also all the people who love you at your hardest and choose to walk beside you. We have many friends-turned-family who we’ve met through school, jobs, and church. We enjoy getting together for coffee or game night, while the kids play together. We feel lucky to be surrounded by so many people who love us and love our daughter.

Melissa’s family
Melissa’s family includes her mom (Grammie) and dad (Papa), who are looking to buy a house only five minutes away from us to be able to spend even more time with Hattie. We love how much they enjoy being grandparents. We have Sunday night dinner with them each week. Grammie always lets Hattie play dress-up with her jewelry and reads with her. Papa adores Hattie and is always finding something fun to do with her (like golfing or driving their boat!). Melissa grew up as the oldest of two. Sadly, her sister, Laura, died last year. Hattie was the love of Aunt Laura’s life. We talk about Aunt Laura and ask Jesus to give her a hug for us during our prayers. With the loss of Melissa’s sister, we both realized how important it was to us that Hattie have a sibling.

Justin’s family
Justin’s family consists of his mom (G.G.), dad (J.J.), and four siblings (two sisters, two brothers). His parents live primarily at the Lake of the Ozarks, which is a fun place to visit in the summer. G.G. and J.J. love sending Hattie big gifts like a puppet theater, giant floor piano, and a family of Potato Heads. Justin is the oldest of five. His siblings are spread throughout the United States. Justin’s sister, Cristina, lives about two hours away with her husband and our two nephews, Levi and Grayson, and niece, Lydia. We try to visit each other every few months and plan special “cousin weekends” to celebrate holidays. Hattie talks about going to see “Cristina-an-Paul and friends” almost daily! Justin’s sister, Shelby, and her husband live in Florida with our two nephews, Kevin and Landon, and our soon-to-be-born niece, Alana. Hattie is always asking to FaceTime with them! Justin’s brothers live in St. Louis and Philadelphia. While we don’t all live close to each other, we make sure to stay in touch through sibling video chats and text messages.

There are no words to describe how grateful we are for you. Whether you choose us or not, we are so thankful you’ve taken the time to consider us for your baby. We’re not even going to pretend this is easy for you. What we can do is make several promises to you if you do choose us: We promise to give your baby the world, to love them fiercely, and to be the very best parents we can be for them. We promise to show up for them, encourage them, celebrate them, learn with them, adventure with them, and make all the memories with them. We promise to be their safe haven, especially when they need us the most, and to point them toward Jesus. We promise to always share your child’s life with you to whatever extent you feel comfortable. And if, for whatever reason, you’re not ready, we will always be here when you are. And, last, but certainly not least, we promise to always love your baby exactly like they’re our own.

MADDIE AND JUSTIN

Dear Expectant Mom,

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this letter and look over our profile. We are Maddie and Justin from Pennsylvania.

We want you to know that you are in our thoughts during this time. We commend your bravery and selflessness to make an adoption plan for your son or daughter. If you choose us to be their adoptive parents, we want you to know that we will give our all and that he or she will grow up surrounded by so much love and family. They say it takes a village to raise a child, and we have the most amazing village ready to support us as we become first time parents.

We live in a small, close-knit town with a wonderful school district. Our family all lives close by, so your child will grow up with loving grandparents, aunts and uncles, and cousins to play with.

Justin will make the most amazing father. He is so sweet, loving, and hands on with our nieces and nephews. He cannot wait to coach and do any activities that your child is interested in. I (Maddie) am a teacher and I absolutely love all my students. I cannot wait to become a mom and have a child at home to love, play with, and read to. We will be your child’s biggest cheerleaders and will be in the front row at every event they participate in. We promise to give your child every opportunity under the sun and to support them and teach them to always follow their hearts and reach for the stars.

We want you to know that if you choose us to be your child’s adoptive parents, we would be so blessed to have that honor. We would be happy to have an open adoption and love the idea of visits. We photograph everything so we can promise lots of pictures! We would always consider you part of our family as you would be blessing us with the most special gift. We promise to give your child a life of unconditional love, happiness, and opportunity. We wish you and your family all the best and would be happy to speak further if you have any questions for us.

With Love

Justin and Maddie

Our Story

Thank you for allowing us to introduce ourselves and share our lives with you through this profile. We are Justin and Maddie. We can only imagine how difficult this path might be for you, and we can only hope that our profile might provide some encouragement and hope. We want you to know that if you choose us to be your child’s adoptive parents, we will give everything that we have.

We met in 2016 on a blind date. Although we attended the same college, lived minutes from each other, even running at the same local park, our paths had never crossed until we matched on a dating website. We truly believe this was meant to be as we became fast friends and fell in love! We were fortunate to do a lot of traveling together. Our favorite trips have been Barcelona and Nashville. We got engaged in 2017 and were married six months later.

Early on in our relationship, we knew our hearts were calling us to adopt. We believe family is made through unconditional love, not DNA alone. We are excited to open our homes and hearts through adoption.

About Maddie, by Justin

Maddie is a kind, generous, and loving person. She loves to make others happy and laugh. Maddie is my best friend and soulmate. We can do anything together and make it special.

I love that Maddie is a teacher of students with special needs. From the stories she tells me, I know that she is compassionate and loving with her students and wants them to succeed in life. I know some days are tougher than others, but Maddie has a “no-quit attitude” and gives every day her all. I believe this shows what a great person she is and the type of mother she will be.

I know without a doubt that Maddie will be an amazing mother. I have seen firsthand how my nieces and nephews connected with her instantly. They were so excited when we got married because she officially became “Aunt Maddie.” I cannot wait to start our family together and spread the love that we have for each other to a child, as I know that it will be a wonderful experience.

About Justin, by Maddie
Justin is the best teammate. He is loving, dependable, and hard- working. Justin absolutely lights up whenever he is with our nieces and nephews and makes sure he spends plenty of quality time with them. He is a family man through and through.

Justin works in the travel industry as a destination manager for a company that specializes in guided tours. He has a knack for planning the best vacations and is constantly planning fun activities for us to do. Justin is laid back, which makes him very easy and fun to be around. He has a heart of gold and would give the shirt off his back to someone in need. Justin has the best laugh; it is truly contagious! I love that Justin is always up for an adventure. Justin is always cheering me on and supporting me in everything I do. I know he will be an amazing dad. Justin has so much love to give.

OUR FAMILY

Our family is everything to us. Justin has four siblings and many cousins, and Maddie is an only child who is super close with her parents, aunts and uncles. We have nine nieces and nephews who we absolutely adore. Our families are very excited about our adoption journey and can’t wait to have a new grandchild, cousin, niece/nephew to love. Our parents are only a 20-minute drive away and they spend a lot of time at our house for family dinners.

We love spending time with our nieces and nephews, and we’re told we host the best sleepovers ever! Our favorite family tradition is participating in a Thanksgiving morning “Gobble Wobble” 5k with our entire family before sitting down for a big dinner. We also enjoy watching the impressive fireworks display at the local high school, every 4th of July with our family.

We have many friends who we consider family, most of whom have children as well. We enjoy getting together for game nights, dinner and ice cream, and other special outings. Your child will grow up surrounded by family with an abundance of love and support.

OUR HOME

We purchased our beautiful home in 2019. We share our home with our dog, Gus. Our favorite room is the family room, which has a fireplace and is the perfect place for us to gather with friends and family. Our home has a spacious deck and a fenced-in backyard with plenty of room for a swing set. We love entertaining, barbequing, and hosting family events. We also have a finished basement, which is waiting to become a playroom. We love decorating for the holidays. We feel the abundant amount of love we share has turned our house into a home.

Our house is situated on a quiet suburban cul-de-sac, where a child will be able to ride their bike and rollerblade. We are walking distance to the local elementary school, with lots of kids nearby. Our neighbors are kind, friendly, and immediately welcomed us to the neighborhood.

Our town is very close-knit with many community events year- round, which are always a lot of fun! We live within 30-minutes of a big city, where we enjoy going on weekends for sightseeing and special activities. There are two parks within walking distance from our home, along with many shopping centers and restaurants.

HOBBIES, INTERESTS AND TRADITIONS

We are very active and love the outdoors— from running, hiking, to taking Gus to the dog park, we like to do it all. Whenever we are together, or with our family and friends, we are having fun, and we are always laughing. In 2019, some of our favorite activities were going ice-skating, apple picking, seeing the Broadway play Hamilton, and attending several sporting events and concerts. We are avid sports fans and love watching the Philadelphia Eagles.

We have been fortunate to travel to some exciting places and experience some amazing things together. We honeymooned in Hawaii, where we had the time of our lives and did everything from ziplining to stargazing on the top of Mauna Kea. Another highlight was our trip to the Shenandoah Valley for a weekend of hiking and exploring.

We cannot wait to travel with a child, so they can experience the incredible things we have been fortunate to share. Although our life is full of excitement, we also enjoy relaxing at home listening to music around our firepit, having a movie and TV night, and making dinner together.

Thank you so much for taking the time to look through our family profile. We hope that you will consider us as an adoptive family. We would be blessed to have that honor, and grateful if you think we are the best fit for your child. We are committed to offering your child a home of unconditional love and happiness. We believe that they should always know your love and the sacrifice you have made for them. If you have any other questions about us and who we are, please just let us know.

“We want to make sure this experience is filled with love and are open to all different adoption plans. We hope to discuss these details in more depth with you if we are part of your adoption plan. This is the start of your sweet, little story. The part where your page meets mine. No matter where your tale takes you tomorrow, our story will always read LOVE.”

Best Wishes,

Justin and Maddie

KEVIN AND SHANNON

Our Story,

We have yet to meet you. We do not know your name, your trials, your joys or sorrows. But, we know you are a hero! For if you are reading this letter, it is because you have heroically and lovingly chosen life for your baby.

That decision to give life is the first and greatest gift you can ever give your child. Thank you for nurturing this miracle and offering life to another. Choosing a family for your baby must be difficult and we pray whether It’s our family another family: the Lord would bless your decision for adoption.

Kevin and Shannon

About Us

We are a Christian family, actively involved in a local church. We’ve been happily married 21 years. We were college sweethearts and have maintained a strong marriage through the ups and downs of life. We have built our family on an unwavering commitment to unconditional live and acceptance.

We absolutely love children! It has been the joy of our life to love and nurture our 9 children ranging in age from 1-17. We educate the children at home and give them many opportunities to use their gifts in music, sports, drama, camps, and other activities outside the home. We have successfully trained children into young adulthood and find great joy in their spiritual and moral development.

About Kevin
Daddy is a loving and humble leader in our home. He showers our children with love and affection and diligently provides for his family. He is a doctor and owns 2 offices nearby. He also has a heart for Biblical counseling and missions. A highlight for him is doing medical missions in Guatemala a few years ago. He fell in love with the people and culture there. As a family, we are all involved in Daddy’s business. Our older children help in the office when needed, and he takes the younger ones to work with him just to spend more time with them. He is a leader and teacher in our church as well, and has training in Biblical counseling.

About Shannon
Mommy is a committed full-time wife and mother. She spends her days at home training, educating, and keeping the house running smoothly. She delights in being home, spending time with the children. She loves making the children laugh and making learning fun! She is also active in church, plays several instruments, and enjoys sewing, crafts, and writing articles on motherhood. She completed a 4-year degree in nursing and a masters certificate in public health.

Her favorite thing about being a mother is all the little daily joys of seeing her children grow and the excitement when they learn new things. She offers many hugs, encouragement, and support for all the children, making time for each one with intentionality.

OUR HOME & FAMILY

Our family lives on two acres with a small lake in our backyard. We have a large house, complete with a play room/school room, 2 swing sets, a playhouse, kayaks, a boat, 4 trow swings, a see-saw, jingle gym, and the list goes on and on. It’s a true children’s paradise.

We enjoy fishing, kayaking, and remove control boats on our backyard lake. We also enjoy hikes and playing in the 80-acres of woods adjacent to our home. Our neighborhood has many activities for children throughout the year such as, an Easter egg hunt, July 4th parade, Fall Festival, and a community swimming poop, where we are members. We also enjoy playing music together as a family. Some of the instruments we play are piano, violin, mandolin, drums, and guitar.

We also enjoy games, vacations, and nights by the fire pit together. Traditions are very important in our house. Some of the children’s favorites are the annual Daddy daughter dance at Valentine’s; decorating their bicycles for the July 4th parade, exchanging names at Christmas (secret sibling); Friday Family Fun Nights, monthly dates with Dad, baseball game outings; and the annual camping and beach trips.

We have always known we loved children and wanted a house full! As newlyweds, we had a desire to be parents and found it easy to love any child. Our heart for adoption has grown through the year, especially in the last several years. We adopted a little boy about a year ago and have enjoyed every minute, cherishing the gift of little Malachi!

All the children love having him in our family. Our prayer is that we can continue to be a blessing to birth mothers who have a need for an adoptive family If you choose us, you can trust that your baby will have a life filled with love, affection, fun, adventure, and many brothers and sisters to make memories together.

We all love babies and our children often ask when another little one will be joining our family. If our family sounds like what you want for your baby, we will gladly receive him of her into our home and love and raise him or her as our very own.

Kevin and Shannon

BLAINE & CRAIG

Dear Expectant Mom,

Thank you so much for taking the time to consider us. While we can’t possibly imagine all of the emotions you’re going through, we understand that it must be a lot to process and we have the highest respect for you and the life decisions that
you’re making.

If we are lucky enough to be selected, we would love to stay in touch with you after the birth and ensure that the new baby and your daughter could build a relationship. We are excited to figure out a future plan together that works best for you and the children as they grow up.

We can’t imagine the rollercoaster ride you are going through at this time, but we would be happy to be another set of shoulders for you to lean on during this process. Thanks again for taking the time to check us out.
Blaine and Craig

About Us

Blaine was born and raised in New York City. (He likes to inform people that he was born in the same hospital as Blue Ivy, the first child of Beyonce and Jay Z.) Weekends in NYC were spent going to museums and seeing plays on Broadway. Blaine went to college in Chicago and eventually moved to Los Angeles. Blaine loves to ski, snowboard, surf and cook!

Craig grew up in a small town on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island. Craig has been a competitive swimmer since the age of 5. When he wasn’t in the pool, he was farming with his family and camping up and down the coast with his mom, sister and brother. After college, Craig headed to the United States with nothing more than a backpack for a 6-month overseas experience. He fell in love with California and began to build a life there. He now has dual citizenship.

When we met in 2012, it was immediately clear that our was unique personalities complemented one another. While Blaine loves the fast pace and craziness of city life, Craig is happier in tranquility. We quickly realized that we were a great pair, as each of us brought something different to life. We found common interests in an active life, gardening, travel and fostering rescue dogs.

Keeping both mind and body active are incredibly important to us. Traveling, seeing new and old art, reading new books that everyone is talking about are some of our favorite things (Craig devours mysteries while Blaine is a fiction fan).

Craig: Craig sits on the Board of Directors for West Hollywood Aquatics. And for the past two years Craig has helped raise funds for the Trident Swim Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps build community-based swimming and academic programs at inner-city Los Angeles schools.

Blaine: Blaine has worked with Communities in Schools, the nation’s leading high school dropout prevention program, for more than 9 years, rehabilitating classrooms and talking to kids about the opportunities that exist for them.

We love dogs. We have fostered 13 of them and found all of them happy forever homes.

OUR HOME & FAMILY

Blaine’s parents (all four of them, thanks to both parents remarrying many years ago) embraced Craig as another son from first meeting him. (Arguably he’s now the favorite son, but Blaine doesn’t mind.) Our parents are extremely excited about us having a child. Mom and Michael (Blaine’s stepfather) live just a few blocks away and can’t wait to babysit.

Being uncles and godfathers to the kids in our lives has been a source of pride and joy. We’ve had lots of hands-on experience with babies and kids. Even the messy stuff.

JERRY & KATIE

Dear Expectant Mom,

We want to start by letting you know how amazing you are by letting your child grow through life with us if you choose. You have made a dream come true in our life. We love being parents to our adopted daughter Lauren.

She will be ecstatic to get a sibling, and we are excited, too. Making a decision to let your baby grow in another family’s life is such a selfless act, and you should be very proud of the person you are. We hope you enjoy getting to know a little about us as you read our family profile.

Jerry and Katie

About Katie (Through Jerry’s Eyes)
Katie is a very responsible, fun, outgoing family-oriented person. She amazes me every day with the compassion she has for our daughter, family and friends. I fall in love with her more and more every day through the kindness she shows for people. She is always willing to give 110% in everything she does just to make other people feel welcome. Katie works as a mammogram technician. She loves to show compassion to the women she works with and help increase their awareness about breast cancer. She loves the interaction with each one of her patients throughout the day.

She has always loved watching the Lakers, 49ers, and Nebraska Huskers, and so have I. I just know she will love going to activities for Lauren and our future child. I felt like I struck gold the first time I laid eyes on her and knew I found what I was looking for in a wife from the first time. She works hard to give Lauren and me the love we cherish. I know she will give your child the most nurturing, fun, successful life that your child deserves.

5 Things that make Katie Happy

  • Family time
  • Swimming in our lake with friends and family
  • Watching funny videos
  • Laughing
  • Cheering on our favorite sports team

Jerry (Through Katie’s Eyes)

Jerry is the greatest man I have ever met (probably why I married him). I am proud to say that Jerry works unbelievably hard to provide and care for our family. Lauren and I are very spoiled by the care and love he provides us. Jerry very much loves owning his own construction business and making it better and better every year, just as he does for Lauren and me. Jerry will do whatever it takes to ensure Lauren and I have what we need.

He shares the love of my favorite sports teams with me. He’s also a very goal-oriented guy. He sets a goal and will do everything he can do to achieve it. By Lauren and our future child seeing that, I know they will be successful in life too. Jerry is such a great daddy to our adoptive daughter Lauren. He just has that twinkle in his eye when he’s spending time with her.

5 Things that make Jerry Happy

  • Hiking
  • Growing his construction business
  • Fixer-upper projects
  • Making Lauren and Katie happy
  • Working out

About Us

We met in college through mutual friends at a restaurant in 2004. We were both going out with our friends, and when we met for the first time, we both felt butterflies in our stomachs. We really haven’t been apart since that night. We went on dates and quickly realized we both had a passion for family and sports. We were married in a country church close to where Katie grew up surrounded by many friends and family.

We spend most of our time doing family things together. We live close to each other’s families and like to go to our nieces’ and nephews’ events. Katie only works four days a week and has the privilege of staying home with Lauren on Fridays. We live in a small town on a lake. It is beautiful and perfect for family activities such as boating, grilling, wading in the water, and swimming with family and friends.

We also enjoy going to the local sports teams’ games. We love the small community interactions and feel like one big family. We all watch out for each other. Our greatest enjoyment in our life so far has been adopting our daughter Lauren in 2015, and we are excited to complete our family with a sibling for Lauren. We assure you they are going to grow up together in a great family environment.

What adoption means to us
Adoption is a wonderful thing and is one of the most selfless acts someone can do for another family. We have been through it before and cannot say enough how fulfilling and amazing it is. You should feel so proud of yourself as you go through life knowing you fulfilled someone’s dream. This child will begin to know the great person who gave birth to them.

What we hope to offer a child
If you choose us you will have no worries about your baby getting all the love and nurturing a child deserves. Family is a wonderful gift from God, and we cherish it. Your child will have so many friends and family around for full support, as Lauren does now. We will make sure your child has goals in life and will help fulfill them. We will raise them to be kind, responsible and strong, because we think those values are very important for a well-rounded person. Your child will know how special they are every day through the care we will provide.

We appreciate your consideration in our profile. We have so much love to offer your child in completing our family. We think you already know what a special person you are by making this choice. If you choose us, we hope you know your child will not only have a loving family but also a best friend in our daughter Lauren. Thank you so much, and we can’t wait to meet you and your child soon.

Jerry, Katie, & Lauren

BRIAN & DAVID

Dear Expectant Mom,

We are David and Brian.

It’s nice to meet you and introduce ourselves, we really are truly excited and ready to offer a child a stable, safe, fun home that’s full of love. We feel for you and honor the bravery of your choice to place this baby. Mercy and bravery help to keep the dark things of this world at bay and bring us toward light.

It is an imperfect hope, but we can say with full hearts, we will keep you in our thoughts. It is important to us that you know that we will respect your process and will always honor your intuition. We are fully on board for the adoption plan that works for you.

Being a same sex couple, we have always tried to find an organic way of bringing a child into our family. We want our adoption to be purposeful. In fact, one of the things we bonded over initially was our desire to parent. From an early age, we both knew we wanted to have a kid. We are both only children, with strong bonds to our parents. We would love the opportunity to set those kinds of examples ourselves for a child.

Our parents gave us the opportunity to discover ourselves and the world and find a path that has brought us all such joy. We would be honored to provide a baby with the same and commit to you to do our very best and never take a second of this journey for granted. We have been blessed with all kinds of amazing experiences, adventures, and education and we can’t wait to share these and more with a child.

Brian and David

About Us
We met almost 10 years ago, when we were set up on a blind date — we were both completely terrified, but excited. For each of us, it was our first blind date and it would turn out to be our last. We hit it off right away. Soon after meeting it became clear to both of us that we had met “the one”. After a year of dating we moved in together and we got married in December of 2014.

We love to laugh, entertain and BBQ for friends, hike wherever our dogs take us, work in the garden, and spend time with our family. We live in Los Angeles with our dogs right around the corner from Dodgers Stadium and about 10 minutes from the Staples Center.

We both work in the entertainment industry – Brian is a writer/director of films and television and David is a film producer. We have a true passion for what we do and have been lucky that our careers have taken us on adventures all over the world. Art and culture is a major part of our life and we are blessed to be immersed in it on a daily basis.

Our Community
We live in a cool, fun, very family-oriented neighborhood. In fact, it was the first neighborhood of Los Angeles. Our home was built in 1886 and is just a block from Dodgers Stadium. We love to entertain family and friends on the weekend with Brian’s cooking. We have a huge yard and garden, where our dogs are always lounging in the sun, ready to play.

Los Angeles is such a wonderful, culturally diverse place to live. There are so many exciting things to do, like swimming at the beach, hiking in the mountains, catching a soccer game, going to concerts at Disney Hall, all kinds of museums and of course, great schools.

We hope to be able to share all of these and experience them all anew through the eyes of a child. We understand that choosing parents for your baby must be a challenge and so we are are extremely grateful that you are considering us. Thanks for taking the time to get to know us. We’d love the chance to get to know you one on one.
Brian and David

Our life and Friends

David is 36 years old. He was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, before moving to New York City for college. He now lives in Los Angeles and works as a film producer. He loves pottery, gardening, yoga and hikes with the dogs.

Brian is a 34 year old from Southern California. He graduated from UCLA at age 18 and has been a writer and director ever since. He loves cooking, woodworking, gardens, hiking with his digs and exercise.

We love simple walks or long adventures with the dogs. As long as we’re all together.

Our families are a huge part of our lives. Being that we are both only children, we share a special bond with our parents. We visit David’s mom in Ohio often, and see Brian’s parents regularly as they live just an hour away. Needless to say, they are all excited to be grandparents.

Being that we are both only children, our friends have become our brothers and sisters. They are the best.

We love the holidays. We celebrate family traditions, and are always looking to make new ones. Brian always picks out the best tree, and David is a master decorator.

One of our favorite things to do as a couple is travel. We’ve been fortunate enough to explore a lot of the world. We can’t wait to share these experiences with our child.

DOUG & JESSE

Dear expectant mother,

This has to be the hardest thing you have ever done. We admire you, we thank you and understand that this is crazy. We want you to know that you are doing the right thing and we we are here to provide love in this crazy situation.

Our names are Doug and Jesse, and we have one son Matthew. We haven’t had time to make a big huge book about who we are but when we heard about your situation we really wanted to send you something to tell you who we are and tell you that we love what you are doing to help your child. We would to support you, pray for you and adopt this baby.

About Doug
I’ve been in southern California my whole life, and I was raised with a great community of people at my church and my family. Today I work for that same church as a Pastor. I love to surf with my Dad on the weekends and be with my family and friends. I am currently getting a Masters degree in philosophy at Talbot Seminary, and every day I am praying that the Lakers will be a good basketball team again soon. I love my wife and son more than anything in the world and every day is an adventure.
About Jesse
Hi! I am the proud mama of Matthew, the wife of Doug and I love our life. I work as a hair stylist at a salon close to our home. We are so blessed to have an awesome community of family and friends surrounding us and helping us through life. I love taking Matthew to Disneyland and decorating our house for the holidays. I am so honored to be able to support you and pray for you. Where you are doing is so insanely hard and you should be so proud of your decision!

DOUG & JESSE’S STORY

We met in the fifth grade during a church play. Throughout our teenage lives we always were friends and Doug even had a crush on Jesse most of the time. Then in college we went on our first date and got engaged a year later.
When we decided to grow our family we discovered that we both were unable to have children biologically. This led to a few years of painful fertility treatments that were unsuccessful. We can’t lie – this was a terrible time for us. We truly struggled and needed support from our families and friends.
However, in the midst of our pain, a love for adoption began to grow. We realized that we were a family brought together by love and we wanted to bring more people into our family to love. This led to us meeting our son Matthew.

OUR ADOPTION STORY

Matthew’s story
Matthew came to us when he was 18 months old. When we met him, it was love at first sight. Nine days later, he came to live with us. We have loved every moment with him. He has grown us greatly in our understanding of adoption, children, racial issues and what it’s like to truly have compassion.
Matthew is a miracle and we have truly given ourselves to him, we love him more than we ever thought a person could love. Matthew is African American and Native American. We have been learning and growing so much in our understanding of what it means to be an interracial family in America today.
We work hard at growing friendships with people who are African American. We are learning to teach Matthew more about his heritage and how to succeed in growing up to be a strong, independent, proud, African and Native man. This process has grown us all and we are better because of Mathew. We love him and celebrate his uniqueness.

Why we love adoption
Adoption is a beautiful thing. Crisis happens to everyone and they should not be judged or hated, they should be helped. That is why we love adoption. Adoption steps into crisis and provides a clear answer, a way out, and a loving home for a child. We are willing to jump in to get to know families in order to provide a home for children who need a loving home.

We understand that placing your baby for adoption is the hardest thing to do in the world. We admire you more than you could ever know. You are a hero and you are doing the right think. We will honor you by loving this child for the rest of their lives.

Choosing us
We understand that there are many people to choose from when placing your child. It can be overwhelming and scary. We want you to know that we have one goal: to love this child as if it was our own for the rest of life, no matter what. We are here and we are ready to love this child. If you want to see more pictures or talk we would love to connect.

GREG & JENNY

Hello! We are Greg & Jenny

We are so grateful to you for taking the time to learn about us. We appreciate your courage and admire your decision to give the gift of life to your child.

After struggling with fertility, we have fully embraced the path of adoption and can’t wait to be parents. We have been preparing for years to give your child a home full of warmth, laughter, and unconditional love.

If you choose us, we promise to provide for every aspect of your child’s physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for considering us. We hope you enjoy getting to know us!

Greg and Jenny first met at a delicious dessert restaurant in Atlanta called Cafe Intermezzo. Greg saw Jenny from across the room and just had to introduce himself.

Greg asked Jenny to go hiking with him the next day to a beautifu waterfall. Jenny happily agreed as this was also her favorite hiking trail! One year later, Greg proposed to Jenny in front of the same waterfall where they had their first date.

They were married on the beach at sunset and describe their wedding as the most magical day of their lives. For their honeymoon they went on a two week cruise to Venice, Italy and the Greek Islands.

Greg and Jenny love traveling, but what they value most is time with their close friends and their children. They also cherish spending lots of time with their families, and nephews, who are a very important part of their lives.

Greg and Jenny do not have any children yet, but are incredibly excited to adopt. They can’t wait to introduce their family, friends, and beloved dog Hailey to her new brother or sister!

Greg is the most caring, compassionate, and loving man whom I’ve ever known. He is one of those people who everyone lives to be around, always smiling and enjoying the moment.

Greg is so much fun and there is not a day that goes by where he doesn’t make me smile and laugh constantly.

He adores children (especially his two nephews!) and he can’t wait to become a father.

Greg is very supportive and always looking out for every detail to ensure that our family is well taken care of. Ne of the first things I noticed about him was that he was meant to be a father.

The first thing you should know about Jenny is that she was born to be a mother. From the moment she can remember, she has dreamt of being a mom, which shows in how effortlessly she interacts with and takes care of children.

Jenny has enjoyed helping raise all of her friends’ and families’ children over the years. She has a true gift for nurturing and teaching and will provide a wonderful life for your child.

The second thing you should know about Jenny is that she received her masters and doctorate degree in occupational therapy. She feels honored to have worked her entire career in pediatrics with special needs infants and children in inner city schools and therapy clinics.

Jenny connects instantly with children and is an expert in child development. It is easy to see the joy in her eyes when she is working with infants and toddlers, helping them to succeed to reach their full potential.

The third thing you should know about Jenny is that she makes everything beautiful. She is an incredible photographer and takes the most gorgeous pictures, especially of our dogs!

Jenny is also an amazing decorator and cook. I can’t wait to see her in the kitchen, sharing her love of cooking with a child.

We have small, yet tight-knit and loving families who can’t wait to welcome my beautiful baby into their lives.

Jenny’s mom is an accountant for the U.S. Air Force. She lives in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, where Jenny grew up. We enjoy driving down to the beach to visit Jenny’s mom every couple months.

The whole family loves spending the holidays together. We especially love when Greg cooks one of his delicious meals for everyone!

Greg’s mother and father, who we are also very close with, moved from Massachusetts (where Greg grew up) to Orlando several years ago.

They love using their annual pass to go to Disney World. We can’t wait to treat our children to special trips to visit grandma and grandpa and Mickey Mouse!

Home Sweet Home

We live in a nice suburb north of Atlanta. It is a wonderful place to raise a family for many reasons including top rated public schools, a wide variety of parks and trails, very low crime rates, and an increasingly diverse community.

We are lucky to own a beautiful large traditional home that has four bedrooms and bathrooms, a fenced in backyard, and ample room for our future children to get creative and play. All of the schools in our neighborhood and our church are in close proximity to where we live.

Our Friends

We have a great group of friends who met in college and are now raising children together.

Once a month we have supper club at each other’s houses and we also frequently attend sporting events, movies, cooking classes, festivals, and concerts together. Our favorite yearly tradition is to rent a beach house, mountain cabin, or campsite together, children & all!

MEET CHERYL

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my profile. I cannot imagine what you must be going through right now as you make this selfless decision. I hope by showing you more about myself and what I can offer your child, it may give you some peace of mind if you decide to select me.

I was blessed to have a biological son and have been a single mother for the last 9 years. I have had the honor of helping my partner (Jeff) raise his two boys from the time the oldest was 13 and the youngest was 1.

After several heartfelt discussions as a family and thinking this through as a single mother, I have decided whole heartedly that I want to grow my family through adoption. I want nothing more than to give a child an amazing life full of fun, travel, security, and Love.

I want you to know that if you decide that I am the right fit for you and your baby, your baby will always be surrounded with unconditional love and care. It will be my honor to provide the best life possible as I have done and continue to do with my own child and partner’s two sons.

If there are any questions you have regarding me, I am happy to answer them for you.

Thank you so much for considering me.

Cheryl

Let me start by saying I had a very traditional youth and my parents are still married to this day. Even after 47 years they still enjoy not only each other but the grandkids and value family life.

I graduated high school in 1992 and was accepting into college along with being accepted into the Disney College Program. I left home at 18 moving to Orlando to attend college and worked at the most Magical Place in the world.

I continued on that path until I turned 21 and had my son Jacob. Jacob changed my life for good and two years after his birth I loved back to Navarre where most of my family still lived. It has always been important for me to have family around for not only support but for my son to know everyone as he grew up. As a single parent, I felt the more family we had to work with us the better we would both be in the future.

After being back in Navarre for a couple of years I met my ex-husband. We were married in 2005 and unfortunately after four and half years of marriage we separated and divorced. I was at a point my life where I was independent again. During that time I met an amazing man (Jeff) who is now my partner in life. My new relationship started with a work situation in 2005. That work relationship developed into friendship, mutual respect, and Love. I have been in this committed relationship with Jeff for almost 10 years this year and we are extremely happy.

Fortunately for us all of our boys get along wonderfully and have since we moved in together in late 2010. Amazing as it is, not only do the boys get alone, but both sets of parents love each other as well. I am very lucky that things worked out as they have. I feel blessed to live a fun filled, always exciting, busy family life kind of life.

After the two older boys moved out a few years ago and went to college, Jackson my partner’s 9 year old has kept me on my toes along with the pups. Every day is a new adventure and I take each bump in the road as a step towards something better. Instead of thinking the worst I think positive and believe everything happens for a reason.

I love to travel in my free time with my family. One of my favorites was the big family adventure to Hawaii and of course my favorite (Jeff not as much) was our trips to Disney. I love going to see the Magic Kingdom and even more so, I love seeing children experience that magic for the 1st time.

I love to take motorcycle adventures, really enjoy four wheeling, and playing outside/exploring with the boys.

My family and I love to celebrate the holidays. I have an annual Halloween Costume Party and even the grandparents get dressed up for the costume party and the kids love it. At Christmas time Santa comes over and we take pictures with the family and pups. I always invite my friends and their children over for story with Santa and a gift exchange. I love that time of year. Another favorite holiday of mine is the 4th of July because we spend it on the beach behind my home with friends and family.

I live in a smaller town and it has its advantages. It allows me time to focus on what’s important which are the kids and my parents. It also gives me the excuse to travel and see new places. I also have a cabin in the Smokies and love going there to see the change of seasons.

I am ready for my next adventure of becoming a parent again and am looking forward to decorating the baby’s nursery. I want everything to be perfect for the new baby when he or she comes home.

Both mine and Jeff’s families live very close to us.

My parents live about 5 miles down the road and my grandparents live about 45 minutes away.

My brother lives a bit further away. He just moved to Washington D.C. with my 7 nieces and nephews. I wish they were closer but it’s a good excuse to go visit the capital.

Jeff’s parents have a condo on the beach about 10 minutes from our home and split their time between living here in Florida and living in Tennessee.

I have a lot of support when the new baby arrives and everyone is very excited for me to add a new member mix I have.

Family time is a top priority for me and is very important. My family and I get together regularly for holidays, birthdays, and sometimes just for a last-minute cook out.

I am lucky to have such great people in my life that love me and will love this child unconditionally.

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My Home and Pets

I moved into my house exactly two years ago this past February after working to build it for two years. Jeff and I worked very hard to make it our perfect forever home and are still constantly updating and upgrading within the house. We are very proud of the design we created and the interior decorations that we both worked to create. Jeff’s love for antiquing helped when designing his man cave/garage area, and our dog room. We love having get togethers and are told often that our house has a Happy Home feeling.

On warm days which are more often than not here in Florida I love being on the water or at the pool with my dogs. They enjoy outside time and usually try to go swimming or on my paddle board with me. I have purchased the lots on each side of my home and am hoping to create a play area for not only the dogs but also an area for a swing set and trampoline for the kids to enjoy.

I am are both animal lovers and have 11 dogs and a rescue cat. Our pups consist of Harley a 6 year old black lab, Samson a 3 year old English cream golden retriever, Delilah and Gypsy 3 year old golden retriever sisters, Bagger 1 year English bulldog, Rayne and Belle 10 month old English bulldog sisters, Ace and Bones 7 month old English bulldog brothers, Cash 4 month old English bulldog and Duchess also 4 month old English bulldog.

They have their own room on the 1st floor and a gated area out back to play in. I always allow them in the house because they are family. Each of the dogs are groomed weekly.

The pups and kitty will love having a new family member as much as I will.

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Thank you for taking the time to get to know me better. I want to assure you that I will love your child with all my heart and give him/her the best life possible. It would be an honor to speak with you.

I wish you all the best.

Cheryl