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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.
Adoption in Our Lives
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
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
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.
Our House and Neighborhood
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
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.
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
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