Dear Expectant Parent(s),
Thank you for allowing us to tell you a little about our life. First and foremost we want you to know how brave and courageous we think you are. We both know how hard of a decision this is for you. Adoption has always been one of our desires, and we are excited to be able to adopt and grow our family now. We both have always wanted to have a large family, but infertility has hindered this process, and by God’s grace we are now able to start growing our family through adoption.
We both were born and raised in small towns in South Carolina by loving Christian families. As a child, Michael loved being outside helping his father and grandfather plow fields, planting fruits and veggies, cutting grass, and riding his bike. His love for the outdoors has continued on into adulthood. He loves his job as a full-time farmer. Melissa’s childhood was very similar to Michael’s; her family always farmed and had every farm animal imaginable. Her love and compassion for others comes from the example her mother set many years ago. Melissa worked as a cosmetologist for 13 years. She now works from home for the farm in preparation to becoming a stay-at-home mom.
We met in March of 2007 and were married in February 2008. Our love for each other has grown so much over the years. We have had our ups and downs, but with our faith in Christ we have made it and came out stronger and more in love. We enjoy going on cruises, watching movies, and spending time with our niece and nephews; we just enjoy being with each other. Michael’s hobbies include yard work, watching football, boat riding, and being outdoors. Melissa’s hobbies include reading, watching movies, shopping, and do-it-yourself projects.
As husband and wife, we both agree to give your child a loving, supportive God centered home where your child’s needs will be met. Your child will always have unconditional love from us and our extended family. Our prayer is for you to find comfort in the decision you are making. Always know that you will forever hold a special place in our hearts and family.
Michael & Melissa