Leigh Ann & Justin

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Leigh Ann & Justin

Hello from South Carolina!

Thank you for considering our family to love and care for your little one. We have been wishing to grow our family for several years after secondary infertility, and we are hoping to adopt a child age newborn to 6 of any race.

In our family we value honesty, kindness, health, learning, and time together. As parents we strive to support our daughter through encouragement and modeling so that she can become an independent thinker and learn how to make positive choices on her own. We also emphasize open-mindedness and respect for others. Our daughter is 8 and is loving second grade at her Montessori school, ballet and piano lessons, and summer swim team. She has wished for a sibling for many years and is looking forward to having a little sister or brother!

We also have 2 Australian shepherds who are much loved members of our family. As a family we enjoy going to the beach, riding bikes around the neighborhood, movie nights and s'mores, and spending time with neighbor friends. We are an active family but also really value quiet time at home with each other. Our parents live within driving distance and are a big part of our lives too. They are equally excited to welcome a little one to our family!

We want to work with you on an adoption plan you are most comfortable with. We want you to know that we care and that you are not alone. Please feel free to reach out anytime. Thank you for taking the time to learn a little about us. We look forward to meeting you and learning more about you and your story.

Sincerely,
Leigh Ann & Justin

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Who We Are

In Summer of 1999 we were on break from college. Leigh Ann was working as a lifeguard at a pool where it just so happened that Justin was also working in the grille...and 21 years later the rest is history! But in case you're wondering, here's our story:

Leigh Ann grew up in North Carolina and Justin in Iowa and South Carolina. We attended college in different states, dated long-distance until graduation, and then for 5 more years after college. After our engagement we lived in Australia for 4 amazing months while Justin studied abroad for grad school. In 2006 we married on the beach at the same golf club where we met.

Early in our marriage we lived in Charlotte, NC and enjoyed traveling and going to Carolina Panthers games. We moved to Chicago in 2010 for Justin's job and so Leigh Ann could attend graduate school.

Our infertility struggle began in Chicago when we were told we would likely never conceive. 6 months later, to everyone's surprise, we were pregnant with our daughter! Some of our most treasured memories are from our time in the Chicago. It was difficult being first time parents and far away from family. Living in the city, there was always something exciting to do, but we wanted to be closer to home...and away from the blizzards!

In 2015 we moved to SC. We love our life here being so close to the beach and people we love. Our infertility struggle continued in SC as we tried for a 2nd child without success. We are excited and very hopeful about adoption and can't wait to welcome a child to our home!

What makes us happy and what matters to us is simple: togetherness. We love having fun together, finding adventures both close to home and in new places. We also really value our down time at home just hanging out not really doing much of anything. Balance in life is so important to us. We believe that family is strengthened through our support of each other in all our ups and downs. Patience and understanding is the foundation of our family story.

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Mother’s Day on the water

It was a gorgeous afternoon for a boat ride to celebrate Mother’s Day. So thankful for these ladies and our time together.

Family Date Night

Marsh front fish camp, our fave ice cream and a beach sunset made for a wonderful impromptu family night!

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,

Leigh Ann & Justin

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