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.

ERIC & ANITA

Dear Expectant Mom,

This is a selfless act of love for your child. We just want you to know how brave we think you are and how much respect we have for you. Making the decision to place, is very difficult. We cannot promise to be the perfect parents to your child, to promise that would be impossible because there is no such thing as perfect in parent hood. What we can promise you is that we are going to try very hard to be as perfect as we can be as parents for our children. We can promise you that no “boo-boo” or “ouchie” will go un-kissed and loved on. We can promise that your child will be loved just as much as we love our biological child Scarlett. We can promise you a full, happy, safe life with our family. We can promise a lot of laugh­ter, a lot of smiles, and so much love. We can promise a feeling of belonging, and acceptance.

Your baby will be so loved, so cared for, and so adored by our eager family! Our four and a half year old daughter Scarlett will love a little brother or sister. This would be a dream come true for our us and for our little girl as well. We know that she will be the best big sister out there! She talks about all of the things she will do with her little brother or sister when he or she arrives! We look forward to coming special moments, please know our hearts and prayers are for­ever with you!

Anita and Eric joined Team Beachbody in 2012. Within one year, Anita was able to leave her full time job to be home with Scarlett. One year later, Anita retired Eric at the age of 27.
They both work in health and fitness from home!

ERIC & ANITA’S STORY

Anita: I had previous career as a DJ! I toured many clubs throughout Florida and had a blast! I was what you call a House DJ. I did this as a way to pay for college (I later graduated with a 4. 0 at the top of my class!)

Eric: I was a student at Full Sail University. Me and my buddies decided to go out to a club called Back Booth! Anita was headlining that night. As I walked into the room Anita immediately noticed me.

Anita: I noticed that Eric was talking to a mutual friend of ours. So I waltzed up and asked to be introduced to Eric. From that moment on we were inseparable. Literally! We spent as much time as possible together to this point today!

Eric proposed in a quiet little restaurant on a small town outside of Grand Rapids. He was sup­posed to propose while ice skating, but I refused go out on the ice because I was not excited about how cold it was outside. Eric ended up proposing in the restaurant. The families that were in the restaurant that night paid for our meal and drinks!

We were married on May 14th 2011! We went on a cruise for our honeymoon.

OUR HOME & FAMILY

Our home is a newer build! It is super cozy and comfy! The first thing you see when you come in is our beautiful fire place at the very front of the home. We have six bedrooms, a finished basement, and a giant play room with an indoor trampoline, tons of trains, legos, and play houses!!

The nursery is already set up. We have a beautiful dark brown crib, and a green rocking chair. We plan to decorate with cute little animals!

We love to take our daughter Scarlett to her gymnastics class each week. Eric is also home schooling Scarlett until she starts kindergarden. We have a ton of fun together exploring our libraries, going through lesson plans, and doing fun extra activities. We always have our nieces and nephew over to play! Scarlett and her cousin Berkley are like sisters.

We are thirty minutes away from Lake Michigan and we have spent lots of our sum­mers there! We go to the lake and we get ice cream for the kiddos! We also go up to north Michigan to Torch Lake every summer. We rent a beautiful cabin on the lake and spend a week there!

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.

DANIEL & REBECCA

Hi, we are Rebecca and Daniel. We are so very appreciative of you for considering us to be parents to your child. We hope this book will give you a snapshot of our lives and who we are. We admire the decision you have made to choose adoption and hope that you see the love and joy that we can bring to your child’s life.
We are very close with our families and have always dreamed of starting our own. We struggled with infertility for years and felt that adoption was the path for us to form our family. We have several friends who have also followed this path lo creating a family and have seen the beautiful results. Thank you again for your consideration.

We met in college at Clemson University, and dated for 5 before getting married in 2012. We both enjoy our careers; Daniel in corporate finance and Rebecca in the pharmaceutical industry. Although we love what we do, we look forward to spending more time at home with a new baby.

We have a passion for sports, especially Clemson football. and spending time with each other. We like to travel and spend as much time in Clemson, S.C. as possible, as this is where we met, and the town will always hold a piece of our hearts.

We love to spend time with friends neighbors in Atlanta. We are close with our neighbors and often have driveway barbeques (we live on a comer where all of our driveways meet) where the adults chat while the kids ride bikes and play games. We look forward to watching out child join in the fun.

DANIEL AND REBECCA’S STORY

About Daniel
I fell in love with Daniel’s smile and playful personality. He has a magical ability to makee me laugh and calm me down when I get stressed or worried. He is a genuine person who cares for others and is the life or the room. My favorite moments with Daniel are those spent at home in the evening when we talk about our day while cooking dinner or sitting on the deck.
Daniel comes from a large playful family (three sisters and a brother). Games and activities such as bingo and pumpkin carving contests are at the center of every get together.
Daniel is a fun-loving man who is a kid at heart (he is proud of his collection of Nerf guns). He loves any and all sports, but especially golf and Clemson football. He will be an interactive dad and can’t wait to coach a baseball and soccer team.
His nieces and nephews gravitate toward him and know that he is always up for playing a game or, even better, Legos. His nephews love to ask him to build dillicult things (like Batman!) from Legos. They sit intently as he works on his masterpiece (that eventually somewhat resembles the request). They giggle and move on to the next creation. He is the first one to play in the ocean or to dig a big hole with the kids at the beach. He looks forward to doing all of these activities and more with our child one day.

About Rebecca
To this day, I still remember the first time I saw Rebecca; I was drawn to her big personality and her love for life. She is always engaging with others around her and makes you feel like you are the most important person in the world.
Rebecca is the first person I want to tell when something good happens. and she is the first person I look to for support when things are not going as planned. Rebecca is who I want to spend my free time with and who I want to share all my experiences with in life. Some of the best times are the nights spent at home on the couch talking and laughing.
Rebecca comes from a loving family that values time spent together and traditions. She looks forward to the day that she can start family traditions with our kids, like special birhday breakfasts and summer vacations. Rebecca is the type of person to always put others first in her life. She genuindy cares about others, likes to see them succeed. and gives her time to those in need.
Rebecca will be an amazing mother to your child. She will make your child feel safe, secure and loved every day. I see the joy in her eyes and the love in her heart when she spends time with our nieces and nephews. She is patient, caring and loving. always taking the time to help them understand and learn.
She likes to plan activities and find fun, goofy things for the kids and to do together. The most exciting to the boys currently is Popsicle night. We make homemade popsicles and they get to eat them outside on the deck without their shirts on. We call it Suns out, Guns out. It is a very simple activity but our nephews look so forward to these nights.

OUR HOME AND FAMILY

Our home
We purchased a home in 2014 in a fantastic family-friendly neighborhood. We chose a home that needed a lot of work – both inside and out – and have been working on projects over the past several years preparing for our family. We renovated two bathrooms, one of which will be the baby’s, and several bedroom and living areas.

The largest transformation has been to our backyard where we created a flat, grassy area that is perfect for a child to play, and we added a deck. We did a majority of the work ourselves and with the help of our family. They love to get their hands dirty and help out with projects. We look forward to our next project … creating a nursery for the newest family member.

Our community
Our home is in a top school district in Georgia. with the middle and high schools within walking distance. The neighborhood is family-focused with fun activities throughout the year. One of th favorites is the 4th of July celebration when the children decorate bikes and have a parade throughout the neighborhood, ending at the pool for a picnic. A Halloween pizza party before trick-or-treating, as well as an Easter egg hunt are also favorites. The neighborhood has a swim team which Rebecca (former swimmer) looks forward to being involved with in the future.

Ellie Mae (our dog)
Hi, my name is Ellie Mae! I’m a 7-year-old redbone coonhound. I love to cuddle on the couch and give kisses to everyone l meet. My humans love me so much and spoil me rotten. l love when my human cousins come to visit and play fetch and tug-o-war with me. I especially love it when they sneak me snacks. My humans take me on trips to see and smell new places. I can’t wait to have a brother or sister to share my humans with and grow our family. I look forward to snuggling and playing with him/her.

Rebecca’s family
Rebecca’s family (Above left) lives only a few hours away from Atlanta. We get together many times a year including holidays and a summer beach trip to South Carolina. Rebecca’s family is centered on traditons and quality time spent together. Rebecca’s parents – ”Moggy and Pops” are very active in their grandchildren’s lives.

Daniel’s family
Daniel’s family(Above right) lives only a few hours away from Atlanta. We get together as a family several times a year including Easter in the North Georgia Mountains. His sisters bring our nieces and nephew to visit Atlanta often, where we take advantage of all of the fun attractions of the big city. Legoland and Stone Mountain Park are favorites for everyone.

Thank you
Thank you for taking the time to see a glimpse into who we are and for the opportunity to change our lives forever. We are so excited to become parents and will cherish every minute when that dream comes true. We promise to raise your child in a supportive home filled with love and laughter. Each day will be a gift for which we will be truly grateful. We admire your courage to choose adoption and are happy to answer any questions you may have. With love and admiration.

Family Tradition

Rebecca’s mother “Moggy” has a tradition where she gives each grandchild a cake knife for their first birthday with their name and birthday engraved on the handle. A poem explaining the purpose of the knife is included with the gift.

The poem explains that the cake knife is to be used to cut the child’s birthday cake each year. It is then given to him/her as a wedding gift to be used to cut the wedding cake. This is a very special tradition in our family.

VALARY & NATHAN

Thank you for taking a moment to learn a little bit about us. We hope you will be interested in starting a conversation with us, as we would love to hear about your hopes and dreams.

Your love and courage in considering adoption is truly humbling for us. We are excited to start our family and hope to join you on this journey.

Val & Nate

We are Valery and Nathan and we’re an interracial couple living in California. Val is Canadian born, from Canada and Nate is Chinese/Vietnamese, born in California. We ’re eager to start our family and believe adoption is the best option for us and hope that you are open to considering us.

Nate studied neuroscience in college and loves talking about that stuff. Val counsels students in her job, helping them to succeed in both school and life.

Open adoption is something we both really believe in and our families and friends have been very supportive of our adoption journey since we started in 2014.

We want our child to know their own story and hope that you are open to being a part of that as the child grows.

A little more about us. We live in California near the beach. Valery is an Associate Dean of Students at College and Nathan is a Cybersecurity consultant. We got married in 2012 in a small, no-fuss ceremony in Val’s sister’s backyard.

We have two cats, George & Canoe. George is adventurous and loves the outdoors. Canoe, on the other hand, is a total diva.

Thanks for taking the time to read this and we hope to hear from you.

Nathan and Valery

JEFF & KRISTIN

We admire your courage and strength in taking this difficult step by deciding to choose adoption for your child.

We hope this brief glimpse into our lives paints an accurate picture of who we are and the type of parents we want to be; fun loving and adventurous.

While we don’t have any children of our own, our dream of having a family is forever in our hearts.

We met in our early 20s in a department store where we both worked and after several years of dating, Jeff asked Kristin to marry him.

We were married in the same church Jeff’s parents were married in. After we were married we knew we wanted to start that family right away, but we came to learn that it was harder than we thought. After several years of trying, without success, we started fertility assistance.

In 2013, we thought our dreams came true and had gotten pregnant with twins. However, we unfortunately lost them both at 17 weeks. So after trying for over 10 years, it was determined that we are not able to have children of our own. Nevertheless, our desire to have children has never wavered.

Family so is important to us! We have a large close-knit family and we remain in contact throughout the year. We always try to make time to see each other, whether it be a special occasion, like a birthday or the holidays, or just an ordinary day to say hi.

Our family is our foundation, our lifeline in who we are and what we believe in. They mean to the world to us and support us 100% in our choice to adopt a child.

Our home
Our home has 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, living room, family room, play room, study, and eat in kitchen. We have a spacious fenced in back yard. Perfect for our doggies and (hopefully) children to play in.

We sit in a cul de sac and we have a nice quiet neighborhood with lots of other children that live here. The elementary school is in walking distance to the house and there is a near by park to play in.

Our pets
Daisy is about 5 or 6 years old. We adopted her from animal control a few years ago so they estimated her age at the time.

She loves to be outdoors and play tug of war or fetch. She also loves to curl up next to Kristin when we watch TV.

Daisy is sweet and playful. She hardly ever barks unless she sees a squirrel or she wants to tell you she’s ready to come back into the house.

Our other dog, Toby (he was 12) recently passed away. We loved him very much and miss him everyday.

Thank you for going through, reading our book and learning a bit about us. We are truly looking forward to our future with a little one in our home. If we were given the privilege of adopting your baby, please know, we will unconditionally love and cherish your baby.

We will devote our lives to provide a loving home with lots of family and friends to surround him/her.

Jeff and Kristin

SCOTT & JENNIFER 

We are Jennifer and Scott – and our two boys – a fun loving family who choose to live life to the fullest every day. Scott and I have been together since 2009 and instantly clicked. We have many of the same interests and truly love spending time together.

We find fun and joy in all aspects of life together. It is a true blessing to say we have found unconditional love in each other and we show our children this love every day.

We have two sons. Lucas is Scotts stepson and he took him in like he was his own from day one. Lucas was 1 when Scott came into our lives and has been the most amazing father. We also have a 3-year-old, Cash. We had a lot of trouble during this pregnancy. It led to a lot of scary moments for us.

This led to doctors telling us it was unhealthy for me to have another pregnancy. It wasn’t healthy for me or the baby. We knew we had room in our hearts for another child as we had always planned to have another. We didn’t let the doctor’s news upset us. We knew completing our family was still possible, and what better way than through adoption!

From family fun nights at home, to traveling-we do it all together. We love to explore new places, and also going back to our favorites. The boys love Disney and the beach. Lucas loves going to baseball and football games. Each year we try to get away when we can!

In our hometown we have many activities we like to do. We love going to the movies and going to any of the various activities around town. We love to get out and enioy our neighborhood – from bike rides to playing at the parks. These boys are full or energy so we are constantly finding fun ways to let it all out!

We couldn’t be more excited to have another child share in all these experiences with us.

Meet Scott

A couple of years ago I left a job to start one I had considered for a while, opening a restaurant. I work as the owner/manager. This is a fun-paced job that I truly enjoy and am so happy I took this leap.

My biggest job, however, is raising my children. Whatever their interests are, I will be there to make sure they can pursue whatever it may be. Although Lucas is my stepson, I have never thought of him as anything but my own. He was my first and taught me how to be a dad.

Outside of work and my children I love to travel, play basketball, workout and get together with friends and family. Golf is my No 1 hobby and I enjoy playing when I can.

About Jennifer

They call me mom and it’s my favorite role. I take so much pride in raising my children. It is truly the greatest job for me. I feel so blessed I get to be a stay-at-home mom. I have the opportunity to see-my little ones grow and I try to savor each moment.

We go to the zoo and meet with other moms and their kids to have playdates often. My favorite activity is watching them enjoy life.

Besides my kids, I have other passions as well. I love to exercise. I find it to be great for my mind to just put on some music and go tor a run. I also love to cook. I love when I can make a meal and have all of us at the table together talking about our day.

I also like to read. I love grabbing a blanket and a good book and getting wrapped into a story. Now you know a little about me.

About Lucas

Lucas is a fun-loving 9 year old. He has a huge heart of gold. He cares about others and their feelings and always wants to make sure others are comfortable and welcomed.

He loves school and takes pride in his grades. From playing them to watching them, he loves sports. He plays on baseball and soccer teams. He also loves playing football with his friends in the neighborhood.

My favorite thing about him is how much he protects and looks out for his brother. From the day Cash came home, Lucas became his protector and best friend. Cash and our future child are especially lucky to have Lucas watching out for them!

About Cash

There is never a moment this child isn’t smiling. From the moment he was born he was joyful and energetic. He loves to play with his toys, be tickled, and play Nerf wars with his brother.

He hasn’t met a stranger and is always the first to say “hello” and ask another child to play. We love watching his young mind at work. From building things to testing his boundaries, he is always up to something. He is always asking questions and yearning to learn more. He is silly and loves his dogs. He could spend hours throwing the ball for them in the yard.

He will be an amazing big brother!

We walk or ride bikes to the playgrounds and the pools. We also love to go for ice cream! We also have a fire station that loves having us visit! We love spending time with our families and our pets.

We want to extend a HUGE thank you for reading our profile. We are endlessly grateful for you and this brave decision you have made for your child. We will do whatever it takes to give your child all the love and opportunities that they deserve.
We will always let our children know daily how special they are. Our home is full of laughter and joy. Your baby will be surrounded by an incredible family filled with grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins who cannot wait to shower them with love.
We will always be our children’s biggest cheerleaders and support them unconditionally. Thank you for considering our family. We know this decision is made out of love and we hold the upmost respect for your decision, which we know is not the easy one. We are looking to complete our family because of you!
Love, Jennifer, Scott, Lucas and Cash

KELLY & ROBIN

Hi! We are incredibly grateful that you are brave and loving enough to consider adoption and we are thrilled that you’re taking a peek at our little family.

HOW WE MET

We met 8 years ago through mutual friends at brunch. We kept laughing together at the same things and instantly felt like old friends. Since then we have never gone a day without laughing. We both work in Hollywood and get to do what we love for a living. Our two dogs go everywhere with us: hiking at Griffith Park, the beach in Malibu, weekend trips to Santa Barbara and Palm Springs.

We love to entertain and have a full table of friends and family, plates loaded, music going with kids and dogs running around. We have annual Halloween and Christmas parties and really go all out with the decorations. We can’t wait to open our arms to a little one, take her with us to all the incredible places Los Angeles has to offer. Finding delicious food trucks, building sandcastles, and watching outdoor movies in the park next door to us will mean so much more when we get to share it all.

OUR CAREERS

We are both lucky in that we get paid to do what we love. Robin is a celebrity makeup artist and works mainly in television and print. She’s also done her share of movies and red-carpet events. She’s been working on a popular TV show for seven years and is excited to take our child on set and show her the magic of Hollywood!

Kelly is a reality TV producer who has worked on some of the biggest shows in reality TV history. She loves to create stories about real people that make viewers laugh and take them away from their problems. Sometimes making people forget about their life is just as important as making people think about it.

We’ve decided that when we bring a child into our life, one person will not work so that one of us can be there full time for all the school events and extra activities like playing and sports. We’re also able to request time off so that we can both be there for big events or to travel and show our kid the world.

FAMILY AND FRIENDS

Our friends and family mean so much to us and we can’t wait to add to the pack! We are both incredibly close to our immediate families and have so many loving cousins, aunts and uncles. A lot of Kelly’s family is located in Southern California, all within 2 hours driving distance and we see them a lot. Kelly’s mother is going to relocate so that grandma can help guide us in raising our child. We’re both so happy to have her nearby because there’s nobody better to spoil our child. She will keep her beach house in La Jolla, San Diego, so that we can all have unplanned mini vacations.

We can’t wait to show our little one how to surf on the beaches Kelly grew up on and go exploring. Kelly’s father and stepmother are thrilled and can’t wait to shower their first grandchild with love. Kelly’s favorite cousins live in Malibu and just had a baby. We hope our child will grow up with his new cousin and play on the beach with him. Robin’s parents live in St. Louis, where they have been since they got married 50 years ago. That’s the nucleus of the Glaser side, where most of the cousins and aunts and uncles reside.

Robin is very close to her sister who lives in New York City with her husband and two children. Experiencing the culture of the city together and playing with the kids in their Hamptons house are some of our favorite things to do!

We adore our unique families but we also have an eclectic group of warm, funny, amazing people we call friends and who feel like family. This is truly a bunch of special people, all of whom have their fingers crossed for us. Some are as high-powered corporate as they get; some are struggling writers, but we all get along so well and really adore spending time together. The level of support and love this group shows is pretty incredible. Some have kids, some are trying to get pregnant, some are single and some are married. It’s a fascinating dynamic and we are continually impressed by these people. And they always show up to our house ready to party!

ABOUT ROBIN (BY KELLY)

I married my best friend who makes me laugh non-stop. She’s the funniest person I know and always has a witty zinger comeback comment for every situation. She’s also the coolest person I’ve ever known and I can’t believe I suckered her into falling for me. She’s got great style and taste and lights up the room like she’s a movie star. But that’s just surface stuff; she’s just as beautiful on the inside. Robin makes ordinary situations extraordinary. For movie night, she always makes the tastiest homemade popcorn with all sorts of fun sauces and spices and we’ll all cuddle up on the couch in a big dog pile.

Our friend’s kids love to come over because she’s the Master of Couch Forts and she plays for hours with them. I can’t wait for our child to enjoy all the little adventures that she comes up with, whether it’s cooking s’mores in the fireplace or putting makeup on our child to make them look like a princess or a zombie, Robin makes life better. And she’s going to be a great mom. She’s loving, patient, and thoughtful and knows how to talk and engage with children.

ABOUT KELLY (BY ROBIN)

Kelly can find humor in anything. She has a special gift. When I am tense or frustrated Kelly can immediately diffuse the situation by making me laugh. She has very close friendships, most of over 20 years. She picks up the phone with a smile and has a nickname for everyone that always sticks. She is the most reliable person in the world (we have a collection of everyone’s house keys and ADT passwords!)

Kelly is just a big kid who can’t wait to take our child to amusement parks. Kelly grew up on the beach, surfing in the ocean and can’t wait to share this love with our child. I fell in love with Kelly over cooking and eating delicious meals together, but moments like pulling the car over so we can laugh until tears roll are what I treasure most. I will never let her go.

We live in California. We are 20 minutes away from friends and family in Malibu where we love to spend time with their children, playing on the beach and in the ocean. We have a spacious house that is big enough for indoor scootering and shenanigans and really good games of hide and seek. We have a sparkling pool and Kelly loves to do cannonballs every chance she gets! Robin thinks it’s really more of a belly flop—this kid will laugh as hard as she does when Kelly plops in the pool!

We live at the end of a cul de sac, directly next to a newly renovated, beautiful park that has a jungle gym area in a sand box and a baseball field – perfect for games with friends and family. We spend time walking our dogs around the beautiful neighborhood and really look forward to pushing a stroller along with us.

We are so happy you took the time to get to know us. We admire the courage and love you have to have arrived here. Because of you we hope to grow our family. Thank you for considering us and we hope to hear from you.

ALICIA

Dear Expectant Parent,
Hello and Thank You. I appreciate you taking the time to review my profile. I can’t imagine how hard it will be to choose the right parent/parents to raise your child and I am grateful that you are considering me. If chosen, I want you to feel confident that I will love and care for your child and make sure they have every opportunity to learn and grow into whomever they are meant to be. Hopefully this profile gives you a glimpse of me and my life and will show you that I am the perfect fit for you and your child!

Let me start by saying I have had a slightly different journey than others. After years of moving from state to state and enjoying many new experiences I moved to Texas and bought a home, finished my degree and started a new career in information technology. I am fortunate to have a fantastic job, a great family and wonderful friends. Over the years I still haven’t met Mr. Right. I thought someday that would happen and I would have kids and my life would be complete. Several years ago I tried several fertility treatments to have a child, unfortunately these were unsuccessful, so I started researching adoption.

I have a great life but yearn to share it with a child; watch them grow up, do homework together, go to ballet recitals or soccer games, or whatever my child wants to participate in. I have so much love to share and hope to someday have a child to share it with.

MY VILLAGE

I have the most wonderful family and we are extremely close. My parents have been married 50 years and I have two older siblings. My sister is married and her husband is from England. They have a 15-year-old daughter who they adopted at the age of 10. We love to go see movies, attend sporting events, travel and celebrate birthdays at Benihana (it is a family tradition). My parents split their time between Florida and Colorado so I hope that my child will love the beach and the mountains since we would visit them regularly. Most of our extended family lives in Illinois so we visit them often and for special occasions, we all love to dance and just spend time visiting.

I have a great group of friends who I am extremely close to and consider family. We enjoy eating out, going to see movies, going for walks/hikes, and traveling together. They are so excited to someday be a part of my child’s life.

WHAT I DO FOR FUN
Travel with both family and friends is one of my favorite things and something I hope to share with my child someday. I am happy on any beach and enjoy regular family visits in Colorado, Illinois, and Florida. I have also been fortunate to travel internationally, whether it be whitewater rafting in Costa Rica, visiting the Vatican in Italy, seeing the beauty of Ireland and the Opera House in Australia.

A family tradition is going to see movies. We love it all, action, comedy, thriller, Disney, Pixar. It is something I also share with my friends and their families. I love to watch sports whether in person or on TV. In addition, I love to play tennis, golf or volleyball or simply go on a walk or hike.

MY PROMISE

I have wanted a child for so long and believe it is important for you to know how I feel about parenting. Beyond feeling extremely grateful, I want you to know that the most important thing for me is to have a child with a life they feel comfortable in. I love sports and dance and math, while my brother loves cars and art. My parents allowed us to find our “joy” and excel there. I want to do the same for my child. I want them to experience it all so they can find what brings them the most joy. I promise you that your child will grow up in a home filled with love and support for their entire life.

RELIGIOUS THOUGHTS

I was raised Catholic and spent my years growing up in both Catholic and public school. I don’t attend church often, but believe my Catholic foundation was important in making me who I am today. I intend to raise my child similarly as I believe it builds a good foundation while allowing them to have different experiences. There is a very good Catholic School nearby for pre-K to 8th grade and I think it is a good place to start school. I believe that someday, when my child is old enough, that they will have a variety of religious experiences to draw from and can decide what is in their heart and what they believe.

MY PETS
Meet Sophia and Mosley: I have the two most adorable doggies. Sophia is a 10-year-old Maltese who loves to snuggle and be held. She is happy to meet anyone and loves being around all people. Mosley is a 15-year-old Brussels Griffon mix. He has the best personality and some days I think I totally know what he is thinking. I got him at a shelter and his sweet demeanor won me over immediately. I am lucky to have these two in my life.

MY HOME AND COMMUNITY
I have lived in my home for 13 years and have done updates over the years to make it my dream home. I have 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms so there is plenty of room for my child and a guest room for my parents to use when they come to visit. I have a large backyard perfect for a swingset or maybe a pool one day. My favorite thing about my neighborhood is the beautiful park a few blocks away. It has a huge pond with bridges and ducks. It’s so fun to go and see all the new hatchlings each year. There is also a public pool, playground and tennis courts. I look forward to taking my child someday to go and feed the duckS.

I can’t remotely understand how hard this decision is for you. I truly believe everything happens for a reason and I hope that my profile allowed you to truly get to know who I am and why your child would be loved and cared for with me. I am forever grateful that you chose this path and hope that I am the right parent for your child. Thank you!

Alicia

MONICA & TOM

We are Tom and Monica. One of our favorite quotes is by John Lennon; “Life is what happens to you when you’re busy making other plans”.

You may never have expected this moment; making an adoption plan for your baby, looking for a family to meet. We may never have anticipated this moment; making an adoption wish for a family of our own, looking for an expectant mom to connect with. Could we be looking for each other? We share your deepest hope of unconditional love for your baby and honor your soul searching and courage that has brought you to this moment. This is our chance to share a little of our lives and our hearts with you in hopes of a connection. We believe love will find a way and we hope you do too.

HOW WE MET

We met 14 years ago in Massage Therapy School. Tom was Monica’s teacher. There was an instant connection and we quickly became friends. Monica loved Tom’s red hair and his intelligence. Tom loved Monica’s natural talent as a healer and her quirky sense of humor. After a few years it became clear to us both that we never wanted to live without hearing the other laugh so we got married. We’ve just celebrated our 10-year anniversary and love the life we’ve built together supporting each other’s dreams and passions.

We love the city we live in and our cozy home. We are blessed with long time friends and supportive family, but most importantly, we still make each other laugh! We feel fortunate with the blessings we have but we feel sad that our attempts to have a baby have not been successful. Our infertility has been heartbreaking, but we honestly feel that the test of that struggle has deepened our love for one another.

OUR FAMILY
We are blessed that Tom’s parents recently moved from New Jersey to the Chicago suburbs. They can’t wait for the new addition to our family making them grandparents for the third time. Tom has two brothers, both out of state. One brother lives in Florida with our two nephews. We visit them once a year or more and there are many fun trips to Disneyland, which we can’t wait to share with our baby. We love our nephews and have loved watching them grow; they are 7 & 9 years old.

We are fortunate to have Monica’s mom and sister right upstairs and are able to share daily family time that is so important. This will be the first grandchild in Monica’s family and everyone is beyond excited! The holidays are a super fun crazy time. We have multiple get-togethers and tons of food and laughter! Christmas Eve is celebrating the Italian Feast of the Seven Fishes, a Mackie Family tradition.

Everyone from parents to siblings to aunts and uncles are supportive and excited to go on this adoption journey with us. Know that our baby will be a member of a very fun, active and loving family.

OUR VALUES
We are committed to sharing with our child their adoption story, their life story. We are looking forward to sharing with them all we get to know about you. We are committed to finding a level of openness that feels right to both of us.

JUST FOR FUN

We love road trips. We often get out a map and decide our next adventure. We both grew up going on family road trips every summer and plan on continuing the tradition. We are lucky that Tom has summers off so the timing for family fun is perfect. We can’t wait to make more memories with our child!

We are always on the hung for vintage and antique treasure. Tom loves music and collects vinyl records. Monica loves all things old and vintage from old teacups & books to vintage artwork. She collects for fun and for her eBay business.

Tom was a childhood actor and appeared in a few movies and commercials. He still has his Screen Actors Guild Card and we love Academy Award season when we are given all the movies that have been nominated to preview.

ABOUT TOM (BY MONICA)

Tom is a Middle School Teacher. Tom’s face lights up when he talks about the things that happen in the classroom on any given day. Tom’s students often ask him about his own children. When he explains that we are hoping to adopt there are always students volunteering to be our kids and come live with us. It’s an honest testament as to how much kids love him.

I fell in love with Tom because of his great sense of humor. Sometimes he turns off the volume on the TV and will make up different voices for the characters. Building family memories is very important to Tom. He’s always planning a family road trip or an outing to a baseball or football game. I am lucky to know Tom’s heart and can say without hesitation that his deepest dream is to be a dad.

ABOUT MONICA (BY TOM)

Monica, my sweetheart, is the light of my life. There are many attributes that I admire about my wife, but above all she is a caregiver. She has made our humble house a home. She loves to garden & cook.

She will be the mom that has a warm meal waiting for family dinner time and cupcakes baked for the school fundraiser. She will be the mom who massages tummies and makes homemade chicken noodle soup when our child is sick. Her creative talents decorate our home for every season.

There are always fun art projects going on in the house and her creativity has built a successful eBay business which will allow her to be a stay-at-home mom. I love the way we balance each other out. She is my best friend and forever life companion and I know she will make a wonderful mother.

OUR HOME
We live in a modest brick two flat in a diverse neighborhood on the Northwest side of Chicago. We have lived in this home for 20 years and are confident in the comfort of our neighborhood. We have a small fenced backyard with an herb garden, which Monica loves to tend, growing everything from peppermint for tea to basil & cilantro. During the summer we have many family BBQ’s and Tom is the Grill Master making the best burgers and steaks. Monica’s mom and sister live in the first floor apartment of the house. We live in the sunny lower level apartment.

There are many families in our neighborhood and we see kids riding bikes and playing outside all summer long. There’s a big beautiful park a short walk from our house with a great playground and even a sledding hill for those snow days. We are close to Chicago’s beautiful lakefront and zoo. We love our beautiful city and can’t wait to explore it through our child’s eyes.

OUR PETS

We have a home filled with love and the pitter patter of little feet – 12 little feet to be exact! We are blessed to have adopted three rescue dogs. Millie & Molly are sisters and are a Beagle mix. Merlin is our little boy. He is a Welsh Corgi. All three of our fur babies are super gentle and love kids. They have all had professional training; they are current with all their vaccinations and even have full medical insurance! These three sweethearts bring love and light to our household the way only dogs can and we can’t wait to share this with our child.

Thank you for considering us for the greatest gift we could ever receive. We hope that we’ve conveyed how happy we are to think that we could be blessed to share our life with your child and be parents. We feel that life is beautiful, fun, precious and scary all at once, it’s perfectly imperfect and we love every minute of it. We hope you feel a connection and that there’s a reason that our paths crossed today. We thank you for your courage & love that you have for your baby in considering adoption.

JUSTIN & LORI

Dear Birthmother,

First and foremost, we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for considering a placement plan for your child. We cannot imagine how you must be feeling with the emotional roller coaster, the stress, the physical challenges of being pregnant. Considering adoption takes an enormous amount of courage, selflessness, and love. We have been praying for you and your baby – prayers of peace and comfort.

Let us tell you a little bit more about ourselves. My name is Lori. I’m married to Justin and we have one son, Eli, who is 5. Eli is adopted. In fact, so am I! We are so grateful for our different perspectives on adoption. But more about that later. We live in the town where Justin and I grew up. It is a small town, population of around 2,500. It is about an hour away from the closest large cities. We live in the country right outside of town. We have almost all of our immediate family members very close by. In fact, we live next door to my parents. Justin’s parents live in town and his two brothers and their families live just outside of town as well. My sister and her family live in the city about two hours away. Justin and I lived in the city for over 10 years before the opportunity to move back presented itself. We moved back when Eli was 1.

I am in my early to mid-30’s. I have a Master’s degree in nursing and work as a family practice nurse practitioner in our town. Before I was a nurse practitioner I worked as a critical care nurse in the city. I love taking care of people and I especially find it rewarding to care for the people in my hometown! I really enjoy reading. I’m usually drawn to historical books but I’ll read almost anything and usually have more than one book going at a time. I also like doing anything new and challenging. This year three of my friends and I travelled to Colorado and hiked Pike’s Peak. I had never done anything like that before and never imagined it would be such an emotional, fulfilling experience!

Justin is in his mid-30s. He has a Master’s degree in business administration and started a financial planning business in our town. He started it from the ground up and it is really starting to take off. It is exciting to watch the business grow and make all of his hard work pay off. He loves to read and mainly sticks to biographical books or books on finance and investing. He is also such a handyman. We built our home a couple of years ago and he and his dad did a lot of the work themselves. He is quite impressive and we are so lucky to have such a beautiful home.

Eli is our energetic, smart, funny, sweet boy. He keeps us on our toes, that’s for sure! He is in Pre-K at our local Catholic school. When he isn’t in school he goes to daycare at Justin’s parents’ in-home daycare. He gets to see several of his cousins every day and we are so grateful for that! He loves to run, jump and play. He likes to tell jokes, even if the punchlines are a little off, which, let’s be honest, makes it even funnier. He is just starting to write letters and spell words. He loves to read and we just finished the first book in the Harry Potter series. I have never read the series before so we are both enjoying reading them together.

Now let me tell you more about our adoption perspectives that I mentioned earlier. I am adopted. My parents adopted me when I was 5 days old. My adoption was closed. My birthmother had written a letter to me shortly after I was born and I was able to open and read that letter after I turned 18. I did find her when I was 19 and had the opportunity to meet her in person shortly after that. She has married an amazing man, become a very successful lawyer, and has three smart and beautiful daughters of her own. We have a very good relationship and are grateful for our extended family!

I have always known that I was adopted. That was a very important thing to me, especially when we adopted Eli. I never want him to remember us sitting him down to tell him. I want him to just know like I did. It is simply part of our story.

Eli’s adoption was a bit different, as all are. Eli was born in California. We were supposed to be there for her scheduled C-section but babies don’t always follow the schedule. She went into labor about a week early and had to have an emergency C-section. We were able to arrive at the hospital about 12 hours after he was born and meet his birth mother. We spent several days with her and Eli in the hospital. He has an open adoption. We frequently talk about being adopted and that he grew in Miss Robin’s tummy, not mommy’s. He knows that we flew to California to pick him up after he was born and we even have pictures of all four of us together in the hospital. I think he understands adoption as much as a 5-year-old can!

We now have the experience and point of view of the adopted child, parenting an adopted child, and also luckily have a wonderful relationship with my birth mother so we have gotten to see her side of adoption as well. This is such an advantage because it helps Justin and I be more objective throughout it all. I also think it will help Eli in the future when he has more questions about it. I have been there, I can relate.

We are looking to add to our family through adoption. I can’t pretend that we don’t have worries or anxious feelings about adopting again, but I think any family that is considering another child feels that way. But we are also so excited about the possibility! We would love for Eli to have a sibling and for us to have another child to love. He would make a great big brother. He loves babies and is very protective of his little cousins! It is very sweet to watch. Don’t get me wrong, he is ornery as heck and will certainly teach a younger sibling how to run fast and jump on the furniture, but that’s what big brothers are for. We have faith that God has a plan for our family and we will continue to pray for neon signs from Him – so that we don’t miss them!

It is such an amazing thing, adoption. Each side comes with it’s own challenges and emotions. It does not come without thoroughly and heartfully considering all options. It certainly does not come easily or pain free. But I know with all my being that it comes with trust, faith, and hope! And most importantly, it comes with so much love! Justin and I have a lot of faith that God’s plan is best. We (obviously!) don’t have control. My hope and prayers for you and your child are that you make the best, most loving decisions for each of you and that you are at peace. And thank you again for even considering adoption. We will continue to pray for you.
With our most sincere and open hearts.

Justin, Lori and Eli

KODIE & JESSIE

Dear Birthmother,

THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO GET TO KNOW US. We want you to know that we respect your desire to explore adoption and your desire to find the best adoptive family to love your miracle. Even the consideration of adoption speaks volumes to the unconditional love you have for your child. We hope you find peace in whatever decision you make on this journey.

In our hearts we believe adoption is a beautiful way to bring a family together, and we’re thrilled to start this new chapter in our lives.

We met at the only restaurant in our home town. Jessie was a server and Kodie would come in regularly to order food he didn’t need and flirt. We spent four years together before getting married in a small ceremony with only family and a few friends. We’ve been happily married for three years!

We’ve relied on each other through the college years and the beginning of our careers. One strength in our relationship is our consistent support for each other.

Adoption has always been in our hearts, it’s something we have talked about since we met and after experiencing two years of infertility we feel confident that this is the path we are supposed to be on. We couldn’t be happier to start our family this way. We can’t wait to adopt and grow our family, we dream of being parents together!

JESSIE: I’m a Kindergarten teacher! I love transforming my classroom into the perfect place for little explorers.

KODIE: I work as a Crew Lead for a large company in our area. I have a position that has flexible hours and provides the financial stability needed to raise a family.

About Jessie (by Kodie)

Jessie is fiercely independent, assertive, and honest. She is the strong one in our relationship and often the one who leads us in the right direction. She’s all of these things while also being the one who fosters compassion and warmth.
Her entire personality can be described as “go big or go home”. She puts 100% into everything she does. And I know it would be the same for parenting. I’ve seen the hard work she puts in to creating experiences for her Kindergarten class and I think she would go above and beyond to create a one of a kind childhood for our children.

About Kodie (by Jessie)

Kodie is a charismatic man who pours passion into everything he does. Being around him makes everything feel right. He has a steady way of growing on people and quickly making friends. He comes in hot with bad jokes and laughter that can fill any room.

When we started our adoption journey I immediately knew he would be an exceptional father, you can hear the excitement in his voice when he talks about starting our family. He’s can’t wait to become a ‘dance dad’ or ‘football dad’! He’s ready to plan weekend trips and family themed Halloween costumes. He wants to be the kind of father who actively participates in his child’s life.

More than anything, we love to travel and experience new things. In the last few years we have traveled to several different states and have been fortunate enough to visit a handful of different countries! This is a passion we share, and we can’t wait to show our child the world.

When we aren’t traveling we love to get together with friends and family. We regularly go to our families’ houses for dinner on the weekends and spend time with our nieces and nephews. They can’t wait for us to grow our family!
We love taking our dogs on walks and car rides to get pup cups from Sonic.

Kodie’s favorite thing to do on the weekend is go hunting or fishing.

Jessie’s favorite thing to do on the weekend is create fun new things for her class and prep for the school week!

We live in a small community just outside of our home town. Our house is little but full of love and character. Our house used to belong to Kodie’s grandpa and is the house Kodie’s mom grew up in. We bought it five years ago and Kodie has spent the last few years restoring it. We hope to pass this home down to our child someday. Our yard is perfect for building a playset or tree house, with an acre that’s fenced in, it is the model place for raising a family.

Pets

We have two Shih Tzu’s named Gus and Grant. Their hobbies include pulling the stuffing and squeakers out of new toys and sneaking into the bathroom to tear up rolls of toilet paper. Grant enjoys drinking from the bird bath next to our porch and Gus likes barking at squirrels and licking everything he comes into contact with.
They are spirited, playful, and excellent with children.

JESSIE: I come from a very large blended family. I have five siblings, two of them are adopted! I have three nieces who I’m incredibly close to, they will make great cousins. My parents are fun loving, adventurous, and the best grandparents ever. My entire family is so excited to welcome a new baby.

KODIE: My family is small but close. We love taking weekend trips together to places like Branson and getting together for traditions like pumpkin carving and Christmas cookie decorating. My parents were thrilled to hear about our adoption plan.

Our Life as Parents

We are committed to becoming good parents. We promise to cherish and love our child. We will raise our child in a home that fosters integrity and respect. Our child will live with an understanding that adoption is a miracle, one that created our family.

It’s our intent to share their adoption story and embrace where they came from. He or she will grow up feeling proud and confident of who they are and they will always know it was you who brought us together. We are excited to build a relationship with you that will make all of these things possible.

We are honored that you have taken the time to read through our profile. It takes a lot of courage to consider adoption, please know that if you choose us to raise your child they will know you. Your child will know it was your love that completed our family. They will grow to appreciate and love you the same way we promise to appreciate and love you.

STEPHANIE & RICHIE

Dear Birthmother,

Thank you for wanting to know more about us.

We are Stephanie and Richie. As a couple, we share a love of travel, enjoyment of great food (both cooking and dining out), family-focused activities and being friends with each other. We met each other eight years ago and developed a strong connection, thanks to our shared values, faith and interests.

Stephanie grew up in a small town in southern Minnesota and Richie is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We are friendly, outgoing people who love to be social and take weekend adventures.

The next chapter of our lives includes growing our family. After unsuccessful medical help in trying to have a baby, we made a choice that adoption was the path for us. We have friends that have adopted and we admire their families very much.

Open adoption is out hope. We believe that every child needs to know from where they came. We want to be honest with our child as they grow and question the world. We know that a relationship between us all – birth parent, adoptive parent and child – will be one that evolves over time and will be based on mutual respect and love. We will take cues from you to know what connection is most comfortable – pictures, emails, video chats, phone calls, texting or visits.

We know that placing a child for adoption is not an easy decision and we trust that open adoption could be a help. Our believe is that we can give a child so much love, a home that is safe and warm, wonderful memories and the knowledge that they belong.

We are very excited t become parents and raise a child together. Our home study is complete and we are ready to be placed with a child. Take a look at our pages t find out more about us and our life. Please contact us with any questions. We wish you all the support, peace and love you need to make this decision.

We met in April 2011. Prior to meeting each other, we both thought maybe we would never get married. After sending emails and talking for a couple weeks, our first date was dinner at an Asian restaurant. On that first date, we discovered Richie was an appetizer person. Stephanie was a dessert person, and we thought we had something special.

After a few months of dating, Richie’s job took him to Denver, Colorado. While we both were unsure about dating long distance, we know that we wanted to still see each other. Stephanie made trips to Denver, and when Richie’s job took him back to Pittsburgh, we visited each other’s cities often. It was a good thing we had unlimited texting and data plans.

In July 2013, Richie made the biggest compromise and moved to be with Stephanie. Finally we were in the same city and state. We made the most of our time together, visiting friends, family and finding favorite restaurants. On a trip to Pittsburgh for Thanksgiving, Richie proposed.

In August 2014, we were married at the Chapel of St. Catherine’s University, where Stephanie went to school, and had a reception at a hotel by the Mall of America. Richie’s friends from elementary school and Stephanie’s work and college friends all came, including our families, and it was quite the celebration.

We knew that we wanted to have children and to be parents, but also knew that it might be difficult. While we used medical help to try to conceive a child, we also were attending sessions about the possibility of adoption. We have friends and neighbors who have brought children to their families through adoption and we knew this was the right option for us.

I was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. My sister, Annmarie, is five years older than me. My parents have been married for 50 years.

I have great friends that I have known since elementary school. Many of them still live in Pittsburgh, but others live around the country: California, Colorado, South Carolina, New York, and Maine.

I love sports of all kinds and follow the Pittsburgh teams faithfully — Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates.

I worked in restaurants (bouncer, bartender, general manager) in Pittsburgh and loved trying new foods. Then I got into sales. I have sold copiers, cable services, education services, opera tickets, museum tickets, hearing aids, and now medical coding materials.

Stephanie describes me as outgoing, passionate about expressing my views (sometimes loudly) and very loyal.

We are not perfect people & have things we need to work on. We try to talk to each other nicely, practice patience, and listen to each other. We will love a child with our whole hearts.

I was born in Minnesota. When I was a baby, my dad died of cancer and my mom raised me alone until she met and married my step-dad. When I was five, my brother was born. I was so proud to be a big sister.

During my childhood, my parents worked so my brother and I went to day care. I still talk to my former babysitter, Joni. I started babysitting at age 12 and still watch kids.

I was a good student in high school, involved in academics, bands, and 4-H (sewing, photography, and cooking).

I went to college at St. Kate’s in Minnesota. I loved it and stayed there another 13 years working in the Alumnae office. I now work at a medical device company, but still volunteer and go back to St. Kate’s often.

Richie describes me as giving of my time, being thoughtful of others, being a tad bossy (with him mostly), and finding fun things for us to do in the Twin Cities.

Richie’s Family:

Dick – big heart, asks questions, always learning.
Carol – generous, loves children, awesome cook
Annmarie – great mom, wicked smart, good listener
Michael – veteran, handy, Candy Crush champion
Ryan – figuring life out, loves pop culture, funny
Gillian – A+ student, aid reader, the Bean

Richie’s Traditions – Beach vacations, family gatherings, cooking with mom, watching sports with dad, opening presents Christmas morning, Friday night pizza, fantasy football draft

Stephanie’s Family

Bob – car collector, guitar player, loves to mow
Ruth – salsa maker, sewing genius, loves Christmas
Landon – friendly, loves sports gear and jerseys
Sara – quiet, calm and takes one day at a time
Owen – 3 sport player, college, shoe collector
Haily – unique, loves animals and kids, curly hair
Jacob – Pokemon player, sunny smile, big heart

Stephanie’s traditions – visiting grandparents on their farm, opening presents Christmas eve, family gatherings on her moms side, diabetes walk in honor of aunt, 4th of July parade in hometown, annual birthday celebration

home

Our Life

Valleyfair – amusement park – roller coaster riding!
Pittsburgh visits and friends
Brewery tour with friends big and small
College friends – concerts and strawberry picking

Our home and community

Home, parks, lakes, Diabetes Walk, Spoon and Cherry, Minnesota State Fair, Winter Carnival

Our Faith

We were both raised Catholic and belong to St. Cecilia’s Church. Stephanie’s extended family is Lutheran. Our faith and having a relationship with God is important to us.

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