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Rich & Myra

We believe adoption is a special gift and each child is special and unique. By sharing their adoption story from the start we will confirm how much they are loved by both sets of parents. We are committed to raising children in a loving and supportive home. We will provide a child with opportunities to find and develop their gifts and talents. We are supper excited to grow our family.

About Us

Rich
Myra
Job
Vice President
Stay-at-Home Mom
Education
Master's Degree in Healthcare Management
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Information Systems
Children
James
Relationship
Legally Married

Adoption in Our Lives

Waiting for You

We have always wanted children and after struggling for several years with infertility issues we knew adoption was the way to grow our family. We have gone through this process once with the adoption of our son, James. Holding him in our arms for the very first time was amazing and just confirmed we had made the right decision.

Being parents has been such a wonderful blessing. James has made our lives so much more fun and meaningful. He is full of energy and is always on the go. It is so amazing how quickly he is growing and learning. James is our big helper. He is very social and has never met a stranger. Whenever we go anywhere he always stops and talks to everyone he sees. He loves being outside and wants to go outside as soon as he gets up. He helps garden and has his very own tool box with tools so he can help fix things. He will be a great big brother and can’t wait to have a sibling.

We believe that God creates families in different ways and that adoption is a special gift. James has been such a blessing and has brought so much joy to our lives. We are super excited to be going through this process again and cannot wait to grow our family with the addition of another child!

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other

Myra + Rich

Rich About Myra: Myra’s personality differs from my own in that she is more relaxed on a regular basis. It is one of the many thing that I love about her. She is able to stay calm in most any situation. She is shy at first meeting people, which is the exact opposite of me, but makes friends easily. She is much more trusting of individuals than I am and seems to always find the good in everyone no matter how hard she has to look.

Myra is very thankful to be able to be a stay-at-home mom. She enjoys spending her days with James, whether it is playing in the back yard or having a play date with friends. I love watching her interact with James. She always knows exactly what he needs and what to do. They always have lots of fun and we can’t wait to add another child to the fun. There are so many qualities of her personality that I wish I possess, which most likely explains why I love her so much!

Myra About Rich: Rich is the organizer and planner in the family. He is able to think things through and see the bigger picture. Rich is blessed to have a job that allows him to have a flexible schedule. He is able to attend some of James’ activities. Rich also has to travel some for work. Whenever we can, James and I will tag along and make it a mini-vacation. We enjoy traveling and it gives us extra family time and a chance to make more memories.

Rich is also a great teacher. One of the things I love about him is his patience when teaching or explaining something. I love his devotion to our family and that he is always willing to do anything for us. He puts in 110% into everything he does. He has a caring heart and is a great Dad. I am so blessed to have married such an amazing man!

What it Means to Be Parents

Riding the Waves on a Speedboat

Being parents means loving a child unconditionally, being there for them all of their life, and providing a loving, supportive, caring, secure home environment. Putting a child’s needs first, giving them praise, guidance, structure, and consistency. It means providing for their needs and teaching them how to be responsible, loving, and respectful. It also means encouraging and helping a child become the person they were created to be. We will provide a child with the education opportunities a child needs to develop their talents and dreams and we will always be a child’s biggest cheerleaders.

There are so many thing we love about being parents, at every stage of a child’s life there is something new and exciting that a child is learning or doing for the first time. We never knew how much love we had to share until we held James in our arms for the very first time. We love watching him grow and seeing him become a talented, happy, outgoing person. We are sharing our love for family, fun, and life with James and cannot wait to add another child to our family.

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Enjoying an Evening on the Beach
Enjoying an Evening on the Beach
Playing in the Rain
Playing in the Rain
Checking Out the Dino at Dinosaur World
Checking Out the Dino at Dinosaur World
Myra Loves DIY Projects
Myra Loves DIY Projects
Rich Passing Along His Love of Cooking
Rich Passing Along His Love of Cooking
Kayaking at the Lake
Kayaking at the Lake
Our Dog, Cinnamon
Our Dog, Cinnamon
Fun Times at the Zoo
Fun Times at the Zoo
Date Night
Date Night
Ready for a Ride
Ready for a Ride
Pirates
Pirates
Testing Out the New Tent
Testing Out the New Tent
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Enjoying an Evening on the Beach
Enjoying an Evening on the Beach
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Playing in the Rain
Playing in the Rain
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Checking Out the Dino at Dinosaur World
Checking Out the Dino at Dinosaur World
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Myra Loves DIY Projects
Myra Loves DIY Projects
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Rich Passing Along His Love of Cooking
Rich Passing Along His Love of Cooking
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Kayaking at the Lake
Kayaking at the Lake
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Our Dog, Cinnamon
Our Dog, Cinnamon
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Fun Times at the Zoo
Fun Times at the Zoo
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Date Night
Date Night
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Ready for a Ride
Ready for a Ride
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Pirates
Pirates
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Testing Out the New Tent
Testing Out the New Tent

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We live in a fairly new two story home that has four bedrooms. It has an open kitchen/living room with a big bonus room upstairs. Our dog Cinnamon, a yellow lab loves running around in the big fenced in back yard. James’ favorite spot is the play set in the back. When the weather is nice you can find us grilling on the large back porch. It’s our favorite place to be.

Our neighborhood is great and we love living here in Tennessee. We live in a family oriented neighborhood on a quiet cul-de-sac with parks, playgrounds, swimming pools, and a lake nearby. We always have to stop and feed the geese before leaving the park. The community has several kid friendly festivals every year and in the summer show kids movies in the park. There are really good schools close by. There are lots of children of various ages in the neighborhood. In the summertime we spend a lot of time at the pool.

Our Extended Families

Hockey Game with Rich's Family

We both come from close knit, loving and supportive families. Thankfully the majority of our family live near by. We see our family quite often and get together with the extended family for holidays, birthdays, and any other time our schedules match up. Our family dotes on James and is very excited about us adopting another child. They can’t wait to love on a new child.

Cousins

We take trips with both of our families. We go camping with Myra’s family and every Spring Rich’s Mom and aunts plan a trip to Florida for everyone to get together. It is a great way to see all the cousins that live far away. We usually go to the beach or one of the tourist attractions. James loves playing in the pool with his cousins. Rich’s Dad’s family love sports and we all get together and go to a hockey or football game. This year we are also planning to go to a baseball game.

Every year we host a Christmas Eve party for our family and friends. We serve several different soups so we still have plenty of room for the big Christmas dinner the next day. It’s our time to remember how blessed we are to have them in our lives.

From Us to You

Thank you for taking the time to look at our profile. We know that placing your baby into an adoptive home is a very difficult decision. It takes a lot of sacrifice and selflessness on your part to make this decision and we admire you for seeking the best for your child. We can promise you that we will give a child entrusted to us a safe and happy home filled with unconditional love.

Here is a little bit about us. Rich grew up in a big city and is the youngest of four. While Myra is a country girl who grew up on a farm. She is the oldest of two. We met in collage through a mutual friend and just hit it off. We dated for about two years and have now been happily married for twenty-one years. We both enjoy outdoor activities, like kayaking, biking, and hanging out at the pool. We live in a fairly new neighborhood and there are a lot of kids of all ages. We have a yellow lab named Cinnamon. She is very gentle and loves kids. She even lets James bury her in the mulch. Rich works in the health care industry and Myra is a stay at home mom. She cherishes every minute of it. Although we come from different backgrounds we both share the same values and priorities. Our priorities are God and family. They are both very important to us and we value the time we spend together.

We have always wanted a family. After trying fertility treatments unsuccessfully for several years and talking to a few friends who have adopted, we decided adoption was the best option to grow our family. That decision was confirmed once we held James in our arms for the first time. He’s has filled our lives with such joy and love. We are anxious and excited to grow our family again. James just turned four. He is very outgoing and loves to help. He is looking forward to being a big brother and can’t wait to have a sibling to play with.

We are committed to raising a child in a loving safe environment. We will make sure they have the best education possible and will encourage them to dream big. We will encourage them to pursue their interest and hobbies and to be their own person. Your child will be surrounded by family and friends who will love and dote on them, Grandparents who are so excited they may burst with joy while spoiling them with love and attention.

We want the very best for your child and will always put your child’s needs first. We believe adoption is a precious gift and an important part of a child’s story of who they are. We will be open and honest with your child. We will tell them their birth story from the very beginning and express to them how much you love them and put their needs and best interest first. We would like to keep in contact with you through photos, letters, and emails. We want you to know how your child is growing and that you will always be an important part of your child’s life.

Thank you again for taking the time to learn about us and considering us as parents for your child. We hope this letter helps you get to know us better and how much we would love to welcome your child into our family.

Warmest Regards,

Rich & Myra

Favorites

Rich
Myra
Actor
Robert DiNero
Harrison Ford
Actress
Marisa Tomei
Sandra Bullock
Animal
Horse
Dolphin
Author
Simon Baker
Mary Higgins Clark
Book
Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire
Loves Music Loves to Dance
Candy Bar
Baby Ruth
Snickers
Cartoon
Bugs Bunny
Bugs Bunny
Childhood Memory
Christmas
Riding on the combine with Grandpa
Childhood Toy
Electric Train
Winnie the Pooh bear
Children's Book
Charlie Brown Christmas
Harry the dirty dog
City
Chicago
Clearwater Beach
Classic Movie
Ben-Hur
Annie
Color
Orange
Blue
Day of Week
Saturday
Sunday
Dessert
Tiramisu
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Disney Movie
2000 Leagues under the sea
Finding nemo
Dream Car
Camero
Jeep wrangler
Dream Job
University Professor
Photographer
Dream Vacation
Caribbean
Turks & Caicos
Family Activity
Play time
Taking our walks
Flower / Plant
Peony
Orchid
Food
Chicken cacciatore
Pizza
Form of Exercise
Bicycle
Kick boxing
Fruit
Orange
Strawberries
Game
Chess
volleyball
Hobby
Model Trains
Crafting
Holiday
Christmans
Christmas
Holiday Song
Do You Hear What I Hear
Silent night
Holiday Tradition
Dinner with family
Getting together with family
Ice Cream
Chocolate
Chocolate chip
Junk Food
Chocolate
Anything chocolate
Leisure Activity
Cooking
Reading
Magazine
Foreign Affairs
All you
Memory with a Child
Christmas with son
first time I held James
Memory with Spouse
Wedding
Trip to St Lucia
Movie
The Godfather
Star Wars
Movie Munchie
Popcorn
Butter popcorn
Movie Quote
What we've got here is a failure to communicate
I'll be back.
Movie Type
Comedy
Action/adventure
Musical
Aida
Singing in the rain
Musical Group
Styxx
Mercy Me
Nursery Rhyme
Frere Jacques
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Olympic Event
Track
Volleyball
Personal Hero
My Grandpa
Play
Aida
The Lion King
Poet
Shakespear
Emily Dickinson
Quality about my Spouse
Positive attitude
His big caring heart
Quote
Let that which truly does not matter slide
Whether you think you can or you think you can't you're right.
Restaurant
The Palm
The Melting Pot
Sandwich
Reubin
BLT
Scripture
John 3:16
Philippians 4:13
Shopping Store
Williams Sanoma
Kohl's
Song
We are the Champions
I can only imagine
Sport to Play
Softball
Volleyball
Sport to Watch
Hockey
Football
Sports Star
Ernie Banks
Michael Jordan
Sports Team
Chicago Cubs
Alabama Crimson Tide Football
Subject in School
History
Math
Superhero
Batman
Super Man
Thing to Cook
Italian food
Turkey Nachos
Time of Day
Evening
Sunset
Tradition
Family dinners
Christmas Eve dinner with family
TV Show
Law & Order
Castle
TV Show Character
Barney Miller
Barney on The Andy Griffith Show
Type of Music
Pop
Contemporary Christian
Vacation Spot
Caribbean
Clearwater beach, FL
Video Game
Tetris
Pac man

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