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Donald & Tarsha

Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know us. It's our hope that something about us touches your heart as you view our profile and consider the miracle of adoption. Our lives will forever change in an amazing way if we are chosen to be your child's adoptive parents.

About Us

Project Manager
Data Scientist
Master's Degree in Business
Master's Degree in Math, Statistics, Computer Science, Data Scienc
Tyler, Laina, Nathaniel
Legally Married

Our Leisure Time

Having Fun at Our Favorite Farm

Tarsha loves to read. Her favorite books are computer software related, fiction, and Christian books. She enjoys taking classes to learn new skills and enrich her life. Tarsha enjoys staying healthy by exercising, taking boxing lessons, and going for a morning or evening jog around the neighborhood. Additionally, she loves putting together jigsaw puzzles, cooking, playing with and reading to her son, and spending time with family.

Donnie is his happiest when he is out in nature. His enjoyment of shopping at the farmer's market to his love for outdoor activities, comes from his Arkansas roots. He also likes to stay busy working on projects in and around the house, grilling, reading about history and current events, working out, keeping up with various sports, and playing Legos with his son.

Some of our favorite things to do as a family are bowling, playing miniature golf, going to indoor and outdoor playgrounds, playing games such as Jenga and Connect 4, going to amusement parks and carnivals, travelling and sightseeing, hiking, and spending time with each other, extended family, and/or friends. 

How Adoption has Affected Us

Adoption has positively affected Donnie and his mother in a tremendous way. In fact, had it not been for Donnie's mother being adopted, Donnie may not be in the position to adopt today. Donnie's maternal grandmother chose adoption as a way for his mother, Laura, to have opportunities outside of the impoverished Cheyenne-Arapaho Indian community that she originally lived in. As a result of adoption, Donnie's mother was raised in a loving home with a strong support system, from her adoptive parents and extended family, who were supportive in helping her later connect with her biological family. Donnie also benefited from adoption by receiving opportunities and experiencing stability that he may not have had otherwise. This blessing has not been taken lightly.

In 2018, we used adoption as a way to expand their family and it was the best decision they’ve ever made. We adopted a newborn son, Tyler, and he is a blessing to the family. We dream of using the opportunity to use adoption to expand our family again.

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other

Selfie at the Top of Our Favorite Hiking Trail

Donnie About Tarsha:

Tarsha is a wonderful wife, mom, and stepmom. She prioritizes her life so that she can always put our marriage and family first. She is a nurturer by nature and absolutely adores children. She is a kind-hearted person who goes out of her way to help others whenever possible. She is very passionate about everything she does, whether preparing for a race or providing a clean home for our family, she puts her whole heart into it. She is also an amazing cook! Give her a recipe and she will put a twist on it to make it more delicious than you could have ever imagined!

Tarsha About Donnie:

Donnie is a caring person; what I love about him is the little things he does that make me feel special. He is my biggest fan and supporter. When I decided that I wanted to run in my first race, he trained with me every day. He is also an extraordinary father. When we were dating, one of the things that made me fall in love with him was seeing how great he is with his two children from a previous marriage. To date, he is still an amazing dad to my step kids and our son. He is so patient, loving, and kind to them.


Family Fun at Universal Studios
Family Fun at Universal Studios
On the Swing at Our Favorite Neighborhood Park
On the Swing at Our Favorite Neighborhood Park
Enjoying the Day at Washington D.C.
Enjoying the Day at Washington D.C.
Nightly Reading Adventure with Tyler
Nightly Reading Adventure with Tyler
Donnie and Tyler at the Farm
Donnie and Tyler at the Farm
At the Zoo!
At the Zoo!
Relaxing in the Pool
Relaxing in the Pool
Goofing Off!
Goofing Off!
Donnie's Second Master's Degree Graduation
Donnie's Second Master's Degree Graduation
Fun at the Carnival
Fun at the Carnival
Donnie and Tyler Playing at the Beach
Donnie and Tyler Playing at the Beach
Our Trip to Puerto Rico
Our Trip to Puerto Rico
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Family Fun at Universal Studios
Family Fun at Universal Studios
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On the Swing at Our Favorite Neighborhood Park
On the Swing at Our Favorite Neighborhood Park
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Enjoying the Day at Washington D.C.
Enjoying the Day at Washington D.C.
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Nightly Reading Adventure with Tyler
Nightly Reading Adventure with Tyler
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Donnie and Tyler at the Farm
Donnie and Tyler at the Farm
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At the Zoo!
At the Zoo!
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Relaxing in the Pool
Relaxing in the Pool
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Goofing Off!
Goofing Off!
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Donnie's Second Master's Degree Graduation
Donnie's Second Master's Degree Graduation
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Fun at the Carnival
Fun at the Carnival
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Donnie and Tyler Playing at the Beach
Donnie and Tyler Playing at the Beach
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Our Trip to Puerto Rico
Our Trip to Puerto Rico

Our Extended Families

Tarsha's Family

Family and friends are tremendously important to us and are a large part of our life. We can count on them for anything. Between the two of us, we have a very large and diverse extended family. While most of Donnie's family lives farther away (Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Georgia), Tarsha's relatives are located a few hours away in southern Virginia with several living only minutes away. In addition, many of Donnie's lifelong military friends are located nearby. Locally, we regularly visit or host our friends and family during weekend cookouts, to watch sporting events, or other gatherings.

Laina and Tyler

We typically visit our family in southern Virginia on holidays or other special occasions such as New Years, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and birthdays. All of these holidays typically involve a large meal at Tarsha's Aunt Vickie's house where everyone gathers for a day of laughter, children running around playing, and adults catching up. On Easter, Aunt Vickie organizes an Easter egg hunt for the family's kids. Also, we occasionally visit southern Virginia during the weekends to partake in the family's weekly tradition of board game night and family dinner. We believe that spending time with family and friends is instrumental to living life to the fullest. Our friends and family are very excited about the prospect of adding a new child to all of our lives and incorporating them into our family traditions.

Our House and Neighborhood

The Front of Our Home

We live in a beautiful three-level home that consists of four bedrooms, three and a half baths, and a fully finished basement. Our home is in close proximity to parks/playgrounds, a pool, walking trails, a movie theater, tennis courts, soccer fields, recreational center, and multiple kid friendly restaurants. It is a wonderful community that is located right outside of Washington, D.C. So we are just a short ride away from all the culture the nation's capital has to offer with museums, monuments, and cultural centers. Many of the small towns in our area host family-friendly events such as Friday night live concerts, Fourth of July celebrations, and annual carnivals & festivals. Our neighborhood has an interesting mix of middle-aged to young couples, children of all ages, and an assortment of ethnicities and races. We love the diversity and can't imagine living anywhere else. With the excitement of D.C. all around us, our little community is the best of both worlds: suburban friendliness and big city fun.

From Us to You

Hello! Thank you so much for reading our family profile! As we create this profile our hearts are pounding with excitement and emotion, mostly because we are so grateful that you have chosen to give your child life. We are humbled by your selfless attitude and the sacrificial decision you are making on behalf of your child. Our lives will forever change in an amazing way if we are chosen to be your child's adoptive parents.

We have been married for ten years and our outlook on life is simple. We consider life a beautiful and precious gift, cherishing every moment with each other, our family, and friends. Our shared passion for travel, sightseeing, and nature has taken us to various places, including Santa Monica beach in California, Cloud Gate and the Navy Pier in Chicago, Gettysburg and Valley Forge battlefields, the Liberty Bell, and LOVE Park in Pennsylvania, the Antietam National Battlefield and Assateague Island in Maryland, the Alamo and Lady Bird Lake in Texas, the Louisville Slugger Museum in Kentucky, and El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico, among others.

We are Christians with a strong belief in God. We try to live our lives to be good to others and appreciate all that we have and do. Our goal is to raise your child to always feel loved, nurtured, respected, and appreciated. For him or her to know God, through their eyes and their heart, and to know that they are always loved.

Presently, we are the parents of three children. Donnie has two wonderful kids, Nathan (21 years old) and Laina (16 years old), from a previous marriage, and they reside in Georgia. Together, we embrace our 5-year-old, Tyler, who became part of our family as a newborn through adoption. We feel immensely blessed to have had the opportunity to grow our family through adoption five years ago and hope for the chance to experience that blessing once more.

As children, we were fortunate to be part of a loving home where family came first. Our families nurtured us, challenged us to grow, encouraged learning and education, and taught us values and morals. Through their love and guidance, they allowed us to grow into the people we are today. Similarly, we aspire to provide these gifts to your child, guiding them to discover their talents, use those gifts to uplift their generation, and grow into the person they are destined to become.

From the day that your child is first placed in our arms we promise to:

  • Love, love, and love your child unconditionally
  • Fill their life with loving and supportive family and friends
  • Provide a warm, happy, and secure home environment for them to grow and learn
  • Provide a quality education and support the discovery of their unique talents
  • Encourage them to follow their dreams, whatever those may be
  • Teach them to be kind and have compassion for others
  • Build their foundation on faith in God and Christian values
  • Share the story of your courageous decision and the special way we became a family
  • Should you be open to it, we also commit to regular communication through phone calls, emails/letters, and photos, allowing you to stay connected with your child and be informed about their life.

    Whatever you decide, may you find peace in making the right decision for you and your child.

    Donald & Tarsha


Will Ferrell
Julia Roberts
Stormie Omartian
Winning by Jack Welch
Candy Bar
Three Musketeers
Bugs Bunny
Childhood Memory
Fishing with my grandparents
Spending holidays with family
Childhood Toy
Hot Wheels
Barbie Doll
Children's Book
Charlotte's Web
Charlotte, NC
Classic Movie
The Wizard of Oz
The Great Gatsby
Light Blue
Day of Week
Pecan Pie
Vanilla Cupcakes
Disney Movie
The Lion King
Dream Job
Business Owner
Food Critic
Dream Vacation
Trip to Hawaii
Trip to Belgium
Family Activity
Celebrating holidays
Board Game Night
Flower / Plant
Form of Exercise
Playing Sports
Holiday Song
Santa Claus is Coming to Town - Jackson 5
Silent Night by The Temptations
Holiday Tradition
Cooking Thanksgiving Dinner
Christmas Dinner
Ice Cream
Butter Pecan
Butter Pecan
Junk Food
Pecan Pie
Vanilla Cupcakes
Leisure Activity
Memory with a Child
Family trip to the beach
Family trip to the beach
Memory with Spouse
Vacationing in Puerto Rico
Walking on the beach in Puerto Rico at night and watching fireworks
Christmas Vacation
Any movie based on a true story
Movie Munchie
Hot Dog
Sour Patch Kids
Movie Type
Action or Comedy
Movies based on true stories
Sound of Music
Nursery Rhyme
Little Boy Blue
Olympic Event
Track & Field (100m race)
Track (100 meter race)
Personal Hero
James B. Eads, Engineer & inventor
My Dad
Emily Dickinson
Quality about my Spouse
How caring she is towards everyone she meets
His patience
"A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work." Colin Powell
"Do something today that your future self will thank you for." Sean Patrick Flanery
Giordano's (Chicago Deep Dish Pizza)
Eddie V's
"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, ... Love never fails." 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
Shopping Store
Sport to Play
Sport to Watch
Sports Star
Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan
Sports Team
Washington Commanders
Subject in School
Thing to Cook
Time of Day
Family game night
TV Show
The Profit
TV Show Character
Earl from My Name is Earl
Type of Music
Vacation Spot
Anywhere with a beach
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Video Game
NCAA Football

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