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William & Mallory
We are honored to have this opportunity to grow our family through adoption. We have always dreamed of having a child, one that we will shower with love and affection. Thank you for getting to know a little bit about our family, we know we will be loving parents. You are in our prayers as you make this decision.
Our Leisure Time
We both love to cook. We make dinner together almost every night and always eat together as a family. We also enjoy going to live sports games, community events, museums, and the zoo. Most summers we find a time to go with our extended family to the lake or the beach and enjoy cooling off in the summer heat. William loves to read, and he is so excited to share his love of books. The local library is amazing, and a great place to explore new topics, passions, and hobbies. Mallory loves to learn new things and is always finding time to go to museums, zoos, and historical places. Our community has many opportunities for children to discover new things and broaden their horizons.
When we were growing up, our parents gave us the opportunity to chase our passions. William played sports, achieved his Eagle Scout, became the yearbook editor, and built computers. Mallory was a swimmer, and cherished her time in her high school choir- she sang with her choir at the National Cathedral, the Good Morning America Show in New York City and Disney World. We are so excited to help our child find their own passions and accomplish their dreams.
Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other
Mallory About William: I am so blessed to say that my husband is truly my best friend. Since we have been married, William's love, support, and encouragement have been present in my life. I am so grateful to witness William's commitment to his family--not just to me, but to his immediate family, nephews, and other members of his extended family. Throughout our relationship, William has been a great communicator, one of his best qualities. William is hard working but is always generous with his time. His level-headedness and calm nature are constant in my life, and always help relieve my stress. He is extremely patient and caring, important traits he will exhibit as a parent. William shows his love to me every day and I am excited to see him share this love with a child.
William About Mallory: I love how loving Mallory is. She is an honest and kind communicator, and we've always found ways to make decisions in our marriage together. I have always admired how passionate an educator Mallory is, who finds ways for all her students to learn new skills, build confidence, and believe in themselves. She is so funny, organized, trustworthy, dedicated, and affectionate. Mallory values time spent with family and friends, and I admire the long-lasting and strong relationships she has built. Her many loyal and supportive friendships are a great example of her loving character. All the things I love and cherish about Mallory are all the things that will make her a wonderful mother.
What It Means to Become Parents
To be a parent will be a great blessing for us, and an opportunity we will cherish. We believe that good parents give unconditional love. Children need guidance and support from parents they trust. It's important for a child to have a safe space to make mistakes and to learn from them. Ultimately we want to raise loving, kind, hardworking, strong, and confident adults who will build their own lives and families.
We are excited to make fun, happy family memories. William is looking forward to reading bedtime stories, going outdoors for camping trips and fishing, and going to football and baseball games. Mallory is looking forward to traveling to new places, going to the zoo and museums, and helping this child learn and grow.
Being a parent is something we have hoped for since the beginning of our relationship. The struggles we've had which have prevented us from having biological children have strengthened our relationship. We've learned how to get through difficult times by trusting each other, and we don't take a single moment for granted. We know that adoption is the right path for our family, and we're excited to grow our family through this journey.
Our House and Neighborhood
Our home in Texas is on the end of a cul-de-sac, with plenty of space for playing and growing up. We have a 4 bedroom home with a nice open kitchen for cooking and eating meals with the whole family. The backyard is perfect for playing with our dog, grilling out when we have family gatherings, or just relaxing in the shade on a summer night.
We have a community swimming pool that is easily accessed from a short walking trail right off our backyard. Our neighborhood is lovely, and there are a lot of families with small children who play in the neighborhood. It's not uncommon to see kids playing basketball, riding bicycles, or drawing with chalk on driveways.
We are so fortunate to be zoned for excellent and diverse schools from elementary through high school, which also have excellent extra-curricular programs. There are several amazing parks nearby and a wonderful library which provides many activities for young children. Our local community has a ton of festivals that we love to participate in and can't wait to share with a child. We are a short 30 minute drive from a larger city with great sports teams, museums, zoos, and diverse cultural events.
Our Extended Families
William is a native Texan and he is blessed to have his whole family living close by within a short driving distance. We are looking forward to plenty of family trips and activities, many of which we're sure will be planned by William's parents (GG and GP), who are always eager to coordinate fun family adventures. The day after this last Christmas, we went to Enchanted Rock State Park where we climbed the large granite dome in the center of the park and ate snow cones when we reached the bottom. William's brother, sister-in-law, and our two nephews also live close by and we love getting together with them for holidays, birthdays, or day trips to a museum, park, or football game.
Mallory's brother and sister-in-law also live in Texas, and we visit them often. They are excited to become an uncle and aunt and can't wait to spend time with a child playing board games, watching sports, and celebrating holidays. Mallory's parents live in South Carolina, where she grew up, and are thrilled to add a grandchild to the family. They are retired and visit us often for holidays or just for a fun family trip. We like traveling together and visiting historical and educational places like Palo Duro Canyon near Amarillo during a trip for her brother's wedding.
Both of our extended families are full of aunts, uncles, and lots of cousins! Mallory's yearly family gathering at Christmas takes place at her aunt's house in New Jersey and is always full of warmth, laughter, and lots of great food. William's parents, aunt, uncle, and cousins visit his uncle's cabin every fall to spend time on the lake, share meals, and take hikes.
From Us to You
Thank you so much for reading this profile. We are so grateful for your courage, strength, and selflessness in this decision. We will welcome your child into our family with open arms, and provide them with a caring, supportive, safe home. We promise to fill this child's life with love, laughter, and adventures. As you learn more about us we hope that you will feel comfort as you consider choosing adoption for your child.
We met in 2010 at a football game and started our relationship soon after. William was moving around for his job, so we spent a lot of time with long distances between us learning to communicate, overcoming challenges, and cherishing moments together. We got engaged in 2013 after William received a permanent job placement and moved to Tennessee, where we got married a year later and started our lives together. We bought our first house, which we worked tirelessly to turn into a wonderful home, and adopted a rescue greyhound, Maxcy. In 2021 William's job transferred to Texas, which allowed us to move closer to family. Our new house and neighborhood are perfect for raising a child.
Since the beginning of our relationship, we talked about and looked forward to having children. In 2020, Mallory was diagnosed with a condition that would not allow us to have biological children. While this news was a huge disappointment, we took some time for ourselves to heal and grieve before we pursued adoption. We have decided now is the time to begin the adoption process and grow our family. We know this journey will be our biggest adventure yet, and we are looking forward to sharing our love with a child.
Our goal is to raise a child to become a smart, hard-working, caring, responsible adult in their community. We know that this begins with teaching them to be curious and encouraging them to learn about the world. We will support your child in pursuing their passions and talents. Through interacting with many different types of people in our community, we will help them learn about themselves and the world around them. We have so many hobbies and activities we are excited to share with this child such as spending time outdoors, enjoying sports, and traveling to new places. We can't wait to create new memories as a family as this child discovers their interests, and we join them in those endeavors.
Our parents, siblings, and extended family are incredibly excited and supportive of our decision to adopt and cannot wait to be a part of this child's life. We look forward to a child becoming part of our loving, supportive family and community as well. They will be surrounded by friends, family, and loved ones who are going to help them grow and continue to instill in them our values.
We are also looking forward to involving you in the life of this child. We will honor your decision as to what role you would like to play in their life. We will always teach your child how much they are loved by you and how important you are to our family. We will gladly send you updates through emails, letters, or phone calls. We will share pictures, keepsakes, and milestones of this child's life. We are also willing to set aside time for visits when appropriate. We promise to work together with you to foster your relationship with this child. We recognize this selfless decision you are making and will be forever grateful to you. This gratitude and respect will always be demonstrated through our words and actions.
William & Mallory