We admire you for your courage and strength and are honored that you are reading our story. We consider our role as parents to be our greatest blessing in this life. We promise to provide a home filled with love, respect and many opportunities to learn and grow. Thank you for looking at our profile and considering us to be parents, and our daughter, Nora, to be a sister to your child.
Our daughter Nora is two and was adopted at birth. She is the light of our lives and brings so much happiness and fun to our family. She has such a unique perspective on the world and lives life with a passion that is contagious.
We spent the months leading up to Nora's birth getting to know her birth mom via email. We continue to send pictures and letters, and are pleased to share in the joys of watching her grow. We admire Nora's birth mom and know it was with great love she chose adoption.
Nora is thoughtful and kind. She loves the color purple, picking out her own outfit each morning (which typically include the color purple), dancing, running laps around the dining room table pretending to be The Flash, and reading books.
We are excited to be adopting again. We hope that our children will have a special bond because of their shared adoption experience. Our siblings are a blessing to us and we hope our children will also feel blessed to have each other.
There are many priorities in our lives: God, family and friends, our careers and travel are at the top of our list.
Our faith in God is at the center of our lives and the center of our marriage. We have been blessed in so many ways and we try to give all the glory back to God each and every day. We both grew up in faith filled Christian homes and we want the same for our children.
Our family and friends are very special to us. Being parents is our number one blessing. We consider each day with Nora a gift. Our parents have provided us with such wonderful examples of strong and loving marriages. We wouldn't be who we are today without them.
Randy is very passionate about teaching. He loves working with young children and seeing them learn and grow. Hannah loves the new and ever changing challenges her career provides.
We also love to travel. Exploring the world is not only fun and exciting, but it also offers a new outlook and mindset on life. It is a great reminder of how important it is to be mindful and understanding of different cultures and people. It makes us very grateful to live in this wonderful country and for all the blessings we have been given.
One of our favorite vacation spots is Randy's parents' beach place in Destin, Florida. The sand is a beautiful white and the water a stunning emerald color. We have been able to enjoy the slower pace of beach life multiple times over the last several years.
It is a great place to play and relax as a family. We usually see several dolphins swimming by from the balcony daily. There are lots of fun things to do in the area; like swimming with the dolphins, deep sea fishing, parasailing, and sea kayaking.
We were able to take Nora for her first trip to Destin this year. It was extra special since both sides of the family were able to spend some time together at the beach. She loved playing in the sand, splashing in the ocean, finding shells on the beach, and swimming in the pool with her cousin Lila. We look forward to many more trips to Destin and can't wait to share this special place with another child.
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