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Grant & Holly
Adoption has been in our hearts for a long time and we are so fortunate to finally have this opportunity to grow our family. We sincerely thank you for considering us to be your precious child's parents. Our home is waiting for the love and laughter of a little one. We know we will be great parents and we are excited for the adventures to come!
Our Leisure Time
We love to spend time at our island home, cooking out with friends, and hanging out at the beach or on the boat. Grant is an experienced surfer and we enjoy traveling to surfing destinations and experiencing the beach life in other areas, both in the United States and other countries. Grant shapes surfboards and paddleboards in his spare time. We both like being on the water either boating or paddleboarding. Holly is a cyclist and she enjoys riding with her friends and taking weekend biking excursions or biking in local fundraising events. Holly also enjoys painting artwork and murals for friends. She already has ideas for our child’s room! We both participate in 5K’s, paddleboard events, and fishing tournaments to raise money for various charities. We relax by watching Netflix, going to the movies, cooking weeknight dinners together, or going out to eat. We have an active and social lifestyle and we can hardly wait to see how a child will enrich our lives.
Our Promise to You
We are more than ready to be parents and we are so privileged to have the opportunity to adopt a child into our family. We often talk about how a child will enrich our relationship and how much fun we will have being parents. We promise to love our child, nurture them, support them in their growth, and help them to find their own identity. We want them to strive to be the best they can be, at anything they do. We will support them in every way we can and give them the opportunities we had and more. Through our parents and friends, we understand the responsibilities of parenting, yet we will develop our own unique parenting style as we raise our own child through the help of family and friends. We believe it "takes a village to raise a child" and we are all anxiously waiting for the opportunity to raise our child. We promise that they will have a great life, full of the love and support from us and our family and friends.
Adoption in Our Family
We have always considered adoption as our opportunity for family growth. Holly’s mother and cousin were both adopted and they were given the privilege to grow up in a loving, supportive, and nurturing environment. They are both very thankful to have had the experience of adoption and are thrilled that we have decided to receive the same blessing. Holly’s mother never knew her birthparents but, later in life, she wanted to know her history after her adopted parents had passed. She stated, “They will always be my Mom and Dad, but I would like to have known my past and why I was adopted.” We hope to have the opportunity to answer those questions for our child. We want them to feel the tremendous love that adoption means, both from the birthparents and adoptive parents. What an unbelievable gift adoption would be for us and what a story we would tell!
Our House and Neighborhood
We live in a lovely coastal community in North Carolina. Our home is situated on an island in a private neighborhood just steps from the beach and we have boat access with a dock. Our neighborhood has quiet, paved roads which are perfect for bike riding. There are other young families in our community as well. Any day you can see children playing in the common areas, riding their bikes, and climbing neighborhood trees. Our community has a waterfront park with a playground and there are always family activities such as music, festivals, and movie nights. We are members of the community center, which offers a gym, educational classes, dance, and other sports activities for all ages.Our house is situated on a landscaped corner lot with a white fence around the yard and large, curved oak trees which are great for climbing or swinging! Our home is 3 stories with 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, and a garage where we store all of our water, camping, and bike gear. We have 2 large decks on the 2nd and 3rd floors. We spend most of our time in the family room, kitchen, and screened-in porch with views of the yard and intracoastal waterway. The bedrooms and a bathroom are on the 3rd floor with amazing sunset views from our bedroom. Our child will have their own room with a cool balcony and cozy play area, also. Our home and community are great for raising a family!
Our Extended Families
We come from a close family, including Holly’s parents, Grant’s parents and Grant’s sister and her family. We are fortunate to have both of our parents and Grant’s sister within two hours of us. Grant’s sister is also named Holly, which can be confusing at times! Everyone comes to our home for Thanksgiving for a huge, traditional feast and we travel to our parents’ homes for Christmas. Our niece and nephew enjoy coming to visit us at the beach and we enjoy spending time with them during the holidays. We make the most of that time together with the children, either by playing pool, riding bikes, or playing with their toys or games. We love watching them open their presents on Christmas morning and we can hardly wait to have that experience with our own child.
Holly’s parents live the closest to us and will be readily available to help us when our child arrives. Both of our parents are overjoyed with our decision to expand our family, especially through adoption. Holly’s mother was adopted and we can provide that same loving and nurturing environment Holly’s mother had as an adopted child. In addition to our own family, we are extremely close to our friends and their children. We love spending time with them as well and truly consider them as part of our extended family. There is so much love and support for this child already and our parents and friends are anticipating their arrival into our home.
From Us to You
From the bottom of our hearts, we would like to thank you for your consideration for adoption. Thank you for taking the time to consider us as potential parents for your child. We cannot imagine your thoughts during this time in your life. We do not know where you are from, what you have had to experience, or how you feel about the decisions you have made or have to make in the coming days. We do know that this decision takes bravery, unconditional love for your child, and selflessness. Adoption portrays a special love in that you have decided to bring your child into the world and giving us the opportunity to be parents. We know that we will love your child and can provide for them a solid foundation, a nurturing family, and the support they need to become whoever they want to be. We have prayed for this child for many years and we hope that you will consider us as the gracious receivers of your precious gift of life. Adoption has always been in our hearts as the way to grow our family. Now we finally have that opportunity. When we made the decision to adopt, we, our extended family, and friends were ecstatic!
We have been married over nine years and have known each other thirteen. We have grown individually and as a couple during that time. We have had the chance to travel inside and outside of the United States, participate in triathlons and cycling or running events, build our careers, and create a home by the sea. We have had fun together and have witnessed the incredible gift a child brings to a couple. We want to experience that joy. We have also gone through loss of loved ones, separation through deployments, and witnessing family hardships. Each difficult situation has only brought us closer in our relationship and with our family. Through loss and Grant’s previous deployments, we have grown in our faith and love for each other. We have learned that moments are precious and "don’t sweat the small stuff." As we have watched others struggle through hardships, we have learned the importance of being financially sound. We have both worked hard in our careers and we will continue to work to provide for our growing family and our future. Our relationship is built on love, faith, trust, and respect for each other. We will instill these qualities in your child so that he or she can become loving individuals, respecting themselves and others in the relationships they will form, and knowing, through their family, the importance of love, faith, and enjoying life.
We are so excited to begin a new chapter in our lives. We can hardly wait to bring home a beautiful baby to love and nurture. Know that we will be by their side in all stages of their life, supporting them when they need us to and letting them fly when that time arrives. There is no way for us to fully understand the feelings you have during this time. We can only assure you that your child will be loved as our own, with all the love that we know how to give. Your child will be supported by us and our family. Your child will grow up in a nurturing home and provided with everything they will need and more. We will send letters and pictures to you as our child grows because we want you to be confident that this was the best decision that you could ever make. As you go through the challenges and emotional turmoils of adoption, we want to be there for you. We believe support from both sides of the adoption is vital in creating a loving home for our child in the future. They will know their story - the special love of adoption.With much admiration,
Grant & Holly
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