We are so ready to become parents! We are excited to provide a loving, fun, and creative life for our child to be. They will know that their story is surrounded by love from all sides. We hope that you have clarity and strength in your adoption plan, and we will be so honored and humbled if it includes us.
We think that being parents will be the greatest responsibility we will ever have. We are excited to become teachers and to see the world anew through a child's perspective. We look forward to birthdays and holidays and milestones. We have waited so long to become a family that we will savor every second of it!
We are excited to just do everyday life as a family. Going to the park will be more fun with a little one to swing, going to the pool with a little one to splash in the water, or going on vacations to show a child new and exciting things.
We think that a loving stable home allows a child to be happy and successful in life and school. Loving a child means loving each other as spouses and modeling love and respect and communication. Being kind and knowing that their parents love each other provides a place where a child can really thrive and explore their potential. We want to provide a safe place for them to learn and grow.
We plan on having a very open dialogue about adoption. We already have a few children's books to read that celebrate and explain adoption. My favorite is a little golden book about a mama kangaroo with an empty pouch that is able to adopt a baby and become a mother.
We will welcome any questions they may have and answer them in a loving and honest way. We want them to be prepared to cope with any feelings or confusion that they might have, and we are ready to support them and help them through any challenge that they may face.
We truly hope that they love and celebrate their story. We will focus on the love that surrounded them from before they were even born, and encourage them to see their adoption in a positive way.
We will always let them know that they are loved from all sides even from the beginning.
Being both born and raised in south Louisiana, Paul and I enjoy being surrounded by a rich Cajun culture. We have enjoyed traveling, but find truth in the old adage "There is no place like home." Louisiana has a culture all its own from the music to the food to the festivals to the people.
Cajun music can be heard from small front porches to the biggest festival stage. Couples can be found dancing wherever music is heard. Kids are always welcome to join in! Paul’s parents are excellent Cajun dancers and are often the couple to watch on the dance floor!
We are known for our food all around the world, and it is so, so good! Bonnie makes a mean gumbo and Paul loves to make Jambalaya. Crawfish boils are one of our favorite things. Crawfish are delicious (think little spicy lobsters) and the boil itself always turns into a party!
In our little town, our local Mardi Gras parade passes right in front of our house. The street is closed and we invite just about anyone that wants to come! That day the house is teeming with kids, food, music and fun!! We have a big back deck that turns into a dance floor. There are lots of family friendly parades around for Mardi Gras, and we love that we are right on the parade route for one of them.
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