Dear Expectant Parent(s)
Thank you for taking time to learn more about us. As we write this our hearts are pounding with excitement and emotion, because we know how lives can change because of adoption. When we adopted our daughter, our lives were changed forever. We believe that children come into our lives through different ways. Our way will be through an incredibly courageous woman like yourself. We are building our family and welcome you to be a part of it, at whatever level you feel most comfortable. Please know that if you choose to entrust us with your child, we promise that he or she will be loved unconditionally. Your child will grow up in a warm, nurturing home filled with love, joy, respect and laughter. We have so much to give and are excited at the thought of completing our family by welcoming your child into our lives.
Our Story, told by Shelley
We went to high school together but never really knew each other. We were reintroduced when we returned to our home town after college. One day he accidentally and unknowingly embarrassed me in front of my co-workers. I decided to send him a note, thanking him for facilitating the most embarrassing day in my life. I had a local florist deliver 12 balloons with my note. I thanked him for embarrassing me and told him the only way to make up for such a disastrous event was to take me out to dinner…an expensive dinner! David called and asked me out the very next day. Almost one year later, we were married in front of our friends and family. Looking back now, I laugh thinking the most embarrassing moment in my career turned out to be the start of the best thing that has ever happened to me.
About Shelley, told by David
I was first attracted to Shelley’s quick wit. She is quick on her feet with a hilarious punch line. As I got to know her more, I realized that she has a depth that is immeasurable, and a large capacity to love others. Shelley went on a medical mission trip to Peru; only a selfless love could drive you to go to a country where you are unfamiliar with the people, the language, and the laws. Her faith and love drew me. She also lavishes her deep love on me and our family. She plans an annual family vacation with her parents and her sister’s family because she wants to keep family ties intact. She visits her grandparents weekly, overseeing their finances and their medicines. She is especially close to her three nephews and niece; people who do not know her think that the children belong to her! They look forward to coming to our home. She definitely is a “giver!”
Shelly works with me with the youth program at church. The youth quickly learned that she is approachable, a good listener, and gives good counsel. She is surrounded by young women who want to be with her. In fact, one young lady came to live with us for a while because of a situation at her home. Shelley has a big heart!
Shelley supports me in my reaching my desires and goals. She gave her full support as I returned to school for my Master’s Degree, never complaining, but encouraging me. While we were dating, I had bought an older, run-down home to renovate. She helped me with the work, even the “dirty” work. I remember that one of my friends said, “David, I believe Shelley is a keeper! I don’t know many girls that would help you like this!”
Shelley is a keeper. She gives me love, support, and encouragement. I could not imagine life without her. She has so much to give to the child that God has planned for us. We’re waiting for the day to give our love to another child.
About David, told by Shelley
Quite simply, David is my best friend. He is the greatest person I have ever met and he makes we want to be a better person. He is kind, honest, generous, dependable and compassionate. He is chivalrous; he’s charming and full of surprises. He has a great sense of humor and an even better smile. We enjoy cracking each other up. David is humble enough to laugh at himself and loves laughing with others. He is good-natured and has a calming effect on me. It’s comforting to know he has my back. If you are lucky enough to have David as a friend – you have a fiercely loyal friend for life.
We value education and hard work. After many years of school, David has completed his Master’s in Education Administration. He is torn about leaving the classroom, but is excited about new challenges that come with being a principal. He is dedicated to his job, but has always put me and family first.
David is engaged in our relationship and devoted to being a father. I watch him with our daughter, niece and nephews, and the children in our life, and I am amazed by how much they respond to him. He will sit patiently and play a game with the little ones, play ball with the older ones, or just sit and chat with them – taking the time to connect with them and making them feel special and important. It is beautiful to see how comfortable they are around his warm and gentle nature and how much fun it is to hear them “belly laughing” when he is “goofy” and playing silly games with them. I feel very blessed to have married my best friend. I fill with emotion when I think of what an awesome Daddy he is.
We want to thank you for taking the time to look through our profile as you search for a family to adopt your child. We hope that you find all that you are looking for, and that the road ahead will give you peace. We also hope that you will consider us in your adoption plan. Please know that if your child makes a home with us, we will be honored and blessed to have him or her as part of our family.