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Darrick and Barbie

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Darrick and Barbie
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Dear Birth Mother/Father,

Thank you so much for taking the time to learn about our family! We adopted our son three years ago and believe that God has another child for us. We don’t know where he or she is coming from, but we’ve prayed a long time and feel like we’re supposed to start our journey now. First and most importantly, we believe there is greatness in every person. As parents, our first goal is to encourage children to find their passion, teach them how to chase their dreams, and be who God made them to be.
We’ve been married for nine years and are happier than ever, and Atticus is the center of our universe. Our home is very laid back and filled with laughter and unconditional love, but also very protected. We give our son great experiences and want to show him (and whoever else comes along) the world! We play and dance every day and will strive to be a household where our children feel supported and able to be themselves.
We are very active in church (non-denominational) and always will be. We also have a close family on both sides who are ready to spoil another kid just like they have Atticus. We’re big on morals, especially loving everyone and doing what is right even when it’s hard.
I’m so excited to give you a glimpse into who we are as a family and find the child who belongs with with us. Whether or not that’s your child, we’re praying for you. We wouldn’t be a family if not for the heroic act of a birth mom. We think you’re awesome, whether you choose us or not.

God bless,
Barbie, Darrick and Atticus

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Who We Are

We met at church. Barbie had gone there for years and worked in the youth and the drama ministry. Darrick became a Christian at 25 and knew he wanted a “good church girl”. He had his eyes on Barbie from the start because of her passion. She thought he had a great smile and was incredibly caring. A year later he proposed in front of the whole congregation (700 people!). Considering his shy disposition, she was shocked he did it in front of everyone.

We have chemistry and still have that “spark”. We’re best friends. We’ve been married for nine years and we never grow tired of each other. We never will. We love being at home with our son and having family time. Twice a month we’ll let a grandparent watch Atticus and we make time for each other. Atticus loves it too because Nonna and Pawpaw have a pool, dogs, and horses.

We are both physically active and healthy (Darrick is a certified personal trainer). We love good food, travel, friends, and family. God, our marriage, and our children will also come first. Not only are they priority, but we’re truly happy with those things alone.

We started our adoption journey after trying for biological children first, but we know Atticus was destined to be ours from the start. We’re thankful for the struggle that led us to him and his future siblings. We love him so much it hurts. There is absolutely no difference in the love we have for him and the love we would have had for a biological child. There is no void other than the fact that we want more than one child. We’re happy to embrace adoption. We always say that or children came from our hearts, not my womb.

Adoption Diary

The Elephant

I saw this on Facebook and it made me cry…


An elephant and a dog became pregnant at same time. Three months down the line the dog gave birth to six puppies. Six months later the dog was pregnant again, and nine months later it gave birth to another dozen puppies. The pattern continued.

On the eighteenth month the dog approached the elephant questioning, “Are you sure that you are pregnant? We became pregnant on the same date, I have given birth three times to a dozen puppies and they are now grown to become big dogs, yet you are still pregnant. Whats going on?”

The elephant replied, “There is something I want you to understand. What I am carrying is not a puppy but an elephant. I only give birth to one in two years. When my baby hits the ground, the earth feels it. When my baby crosses the road, human beings stop and watch in admiration, what I carry draws attention. So what I’m carrying is mighty and great.”

It’s so hard waiting for a child. Facebook is filled with announcements and gender reveals. All I want to do is be an amazing wife and mother and sometimes it’s hard to see it happen so easily for others. While I wait…and wait. BUT I know God has ordained us to raise specific children for a reason. My kids are “earth shatterers”. He has to move some things around to make things happen for them. He may have to move through interstates and legalities, but my children are worth it. He may have to form them in their birth mothers womb to inherit things from her. He has to combine our story with a precious birth Momma because she matters too. He has to answer her prayers for a good trustworthy family. God has to put 10,000 things in motion just to bring us all together. That’s beautiful….earth shattering. I feel really blessed to be a part of a story like that. And wherever our (meaning yours too) child/children are… they are worth it.

New school

We live in a great school system, but we’re probably going to either move or pay for Atticus to go where there is more diversity. The feedback we’ve had has been mixed. People who don’t have an interracial family look at us like we have three heads when they see this. And obviously everyone has an opinion on Facebook and is an expert. Is anyone else getting sick of Facebook, by the way? I’m about to drop it.
I think a lot of people lack empathy. It’s hard for them to put themselves in someone’s shoes. It has really showed me how sheltered people are, and unwilling to learn more about what others face. I haven’t gotten any super rude comments, because people know if I know something is right for my son, I stand my ground. But I can tell they have NO idea why diversity is so huge to our family. Luckily, our closest friends and family are supportive. How close are we really to put FB friends? It’s all good.

It’s just taught me a lot about the mindset of most people and how sad it is that people aren’t willing to learn. I hope that’s never me.

Thank You for Visiting Our Adoption Profile

We want to thank you for considering us as adoptive parents for your child.

We truly appreciate your kindness and strength and look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Darrick and Barbie

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