Happy, Loving, Christian Family Hoping to Adopt
Dear Expectant Mother,
Thank you for taking the time to learn about our family. We are so excited and hopeful to add a child to our family through adoption. If you think our family might be the right family for your baby (or babies), please contact us at any time. The decision to allow a family to adopt your baby must be so difficult. We are amazed by your selfless sacrifice. It is so, so important that you choose a family that you are completely sure will be the best fit. Please ask us anything and everything. If you do choose us to be your child's parents, we want you to know without a doubt in your heart that your child will grow up in a family that is perfect for him or her.
About Our Family:
We are Dave and Mandy, and we live in Missouri. We were married in December of 2012. Shortly after, we started to try for a baby. Several years of infertility and miscarriages followed. We were so happy when we did give birth to our son Nolan in May of 2016. Nolan came with many surprises. He was born with a genetic condition that causes his muscles to be very weak. Due to this, he eats through a feeding tube, uses a ventilator through his trach to help him breathe well while sleeping, and uses a wheelchair to explore the world. We adore our son so much, but we don’t want to put another child through all of things he has been through. Our faith in God has taken a situation which could have been devastating and turned it into the most joyous and best thing that has ever happened to us.
Dave is the youngest of 4 boys. He grew up in the country with lots of land to play on. We actually bought this land and are excited to watch our children, explore, play, and have many adventures in the woods and the sprawling yard. Dave works as an instructor at a nuclear power plant. He provides a comfortable living for his family while working at a job he enjoys and is good at. Dave is enjoys working outside, playing sports (especially baseball), fishing, hunting, and of course, playing games with Nolan.
Mandy is the oldest of three; she has a brother and sister. Mandy used to teach 7th grade but now stays home to care for Nolan. She plans to stay home with her children until they are all in school, at which time, she will likely return to teaching. Mandy enjoys making people laugh with her sarcastic sense of humor, reading, crocheting, playing guitar and singing, and she loves doing every activity under the sun with Nolan.
Nolan loves to read books, listen to music, sing, play with his toys, and explore new places. Nolan has 10 cousins, one girl and nine boys, that know how to bring the entertainment. He just learned to sit up and can sit up by himself for 8 straight minutes, and he is VERY proud of himself! He adores his grandparents, and he likes his parents a lot too.
Our Adoption Hopes:
We have no preference about race or gender. We are hoping for a healthy baby this time around. That said, things happen. If our adopted baby is born with an unforeseen condition, we will walk through that situation with our child. We want to work with the birth family to find a plan that we are all comfortable with.
Please don't hesitate to contact us!
Dave & Mandy