We are eager to share our loving and nurturing home with your baby.
We are Maria and Loyd, and we want to thank you for considering us to be the parents of your child. We know it’s a very difficult time for you and we greatly respect your brave decision to place your child with adoptive parents. We would be thrilled if you selected us to be your child’s parents. Please know that your child will find a loving and nurturing home with us and our extended family.
Flower Show with the Family (Loyd front left, Maria center)
A day at the park
Thanksgiving 2016 (Loyd is taking the photo)
Happy Halloween !
Who We Are
We are Maria and Loyd, a happily married couple looking forward to growing our loving family. Our story began when we met in college where Maria was studying to be a chemist and Loyd to be a chemical engineer. Studying together lead to dating, and after three years we got engaged just before we graduated from college. After college we attended the same graduate school; while in graduate school, we celebrated our wedding in Maria's hometown with our families and friends.
When we finished graduate school, we began our careers in industry and decided we wanted to find jobs that allowed us to live near our families. Today Maria works for an energy company as an operations manager, while Loyd works as a research manager for a coatings company. Both of our jobs provide stability, excellent benefits, and an ability to be flexible with hours.
In our free time, we enjoy spending time outdoors - nature walks at nearby parks, swimming in our pool, relaxing on our back deck. We also share a love of watching science fiction TV and movies together and playing video games. We look forward to adding children's titles to family movie and game nights!
Even though we have many shared interests, we also like to share our individual hobbies with each other.
Loyd enjoys astronomy and photography with several different telescopes and cameras and Maria is learning to help set up the equipment - and of course view the images and photos.
Maria loves to cook, especially with fresh ingredients from the garden or the organic farm next door. Loyd is an excellent chef's assistant, always ready to chop and dice, and to help clean up!
This past weekend our family attended a local annual flower show. We enjoy visiting the show each year for the creative and colorful displays. It’s a really family friendly environment with plenty to see at kids’ eye-level. We’re excited to think that soon we’ll have an additional little show-goer to share in the fun.