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John & Kelly
We want to tell you that even though we don't know you, our thoughts and prayers started for you before you read this. We believe your strength and selfless decision to consider adoption is a blessing and a miracle. If there is only one thing you get from our story, we hope that it's how loved you are and important you've been in finding the missing piece to someone's family. For this you are an angel.
Our Life Priorities
God and family take priority in our lives, first and foremost. We also believe and truly enjoy helping other people when we get the opportunity. We do make this a priority in our lives – not just on occasional holidays but any time we see an opportunity.John helps the elderly with legal issues on a pro bono basis quite regularly and assists with the local Habitat for Humanity program. Kelly helps with women’s care in donating and/or collecting delivering or buying items that women or their children need. She participates in shoe drives as well as clothing donations and buying for new babies with single parents. Allie has been a part of mission work since the age of four. She visits VA hospitals and nursing homes and enjoys talking and listening to the elderly. Allie also loves animals and has adopted and taken good care of her first dog. She plans to rescue many more in the future and hopes to become a vet one day!
Why We Chose Adoption
We are two people who love our little girl so very much. She is happy and healthy and we had no serious complications during the pregnancy or when she was born. We always wanted our family to be as big as God would allow. We tried to get pregnant again and we did not succeed. Our next step was adoption. We never thought about anything else.We knew our decision was perfect when we told Allie and she cried and hugged us both so tightly. She immediately thought of all the ways she would help and even prepared areas where she thought needed better safety for the baby. She has prayed for this baby since the night we told her and continues until this day. She asks the Lord to watch over the birth mom and baby and help us to connect soon. This gave us much peace. Children are so simple and honest. Allie is over the moon for a sibling and we know she will be very protective. She’s very nurturing naturally. She has a dog that she adopted when we lost our first family pet. She calls him “Mi Corazon” which means my love. She learned this from the movie Beverly Hills Chihuahua. He’s a mix breed named Homer who she adores and EVERYONE knows Homer.
Our Family Traditions
In our ten years of marriage we have continued many traditions and started a few ourselves. One of our continuing traditions is John dressing up as Santa Claus during our extended family’s Christmas party. This is something his dad did and now John does this as well. The older kids, Allie included, have figured out that it’s John but they still enjoy it and look forward to Santa’s annual visit. The real joy, however, is watching the eyes light up in the younger children when Santa walks through the door.One tradition we’ve added as a family is that around Allie’s birthday, we travel somewhere with Allie. For a few years it was always Disney World but as she’s gotten older she has branched out. For her last birthday we spent a week in New York. We had panoramic views of the city so at night we would get in our pj’s, watch the city and talk about our favorite parts of the day. This is a tradition that we plan to continue with our next child. We know that there are a few more trips to Disney World in our future, but, to be honest, we are looking forward to it – we had as much fun at Disney as Allie did.
Our House and Neighborhood
We live in a family-friendly suburban community. Our house is on a large lot, which is a little over one-acre and there is a lot of room for children to play outside. We have a pool with a slide and hot-tub that the kids (and the adults) enjoy throughout the year. We are often outside by the pool cooking out for friends and family. For Halloween, the kids ride on our trailer and we drive throughout the neighborhood while they trick-or-treat. We have a number of younger children that live around us and they are usually outside playing. We are involved in school activities and find that this is often our second home. Many of our friends are members of our church as well.We love having everyone at our house but also enjoy the convenience of one set of parents down the street where we gather as well. Another set of parents that live a few miles away have ten acres with a creek and a beautiful pond where Allie and John love to fish and feed the horses. We also love our community park that is filled with slides, wet zones, bike trails with wildlife, soccer fields, baseball fields and even an amphitheater which we attend a few times a year for drive-in movie night.
Our Extended Families
We share close relationships with both sides of our families. Most of our family lives within several minutes from us and the others are still in our state making it possible to see everybody on a regular basis. Everyone in our family is very excited about the adoption and can’t wait to welcome a new baby into the family.
We live just a few houses down from one set of parents which is nice when we have our weekly visits for good food and fun with the family. The ages of the children in our extended family range from newborn to twelve years and more on the way! We love this time together and take advantage of it as much as possible.
Our daughter, Allie, is extremely close to her cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents and even great-grandparents. When we’re not having an event with our extended family, Allie loves having her cousins over to play.When we get together with extended family, we enjoy swimming (if we are at our house), being outside with the kids, exploring down by the creek at her grandparents or watching Allie fish in their pond. One of the annual traditions that we most look forward to is our family’s annual 4th of July party. We cook out, swim, go to the fireworks store together and end the day doing fireworks in our driveway. The kids (and adults) always have a great time.
From Us to You
Thank you for your time in looking over our story. We have always wanted to extend our family and believe the adoption process was where we were led for a reason. We want you to know that our prayers started for you long before this note was written. We lift you and this sweet baby in our prayers daily and trust you will find the right family.
We had known each other for many years before our relationship began. John and my older brother were good friends growing up. After finishing school and beginning our careers, we happened to move into the same neighborhood. After I took cookies to welcome John to the neighborhood, we knew our connection was very strong. We were both at good points in our lives to start something more serious and it all fell into place ... effortlessly really.
We got married and a year later had a sweet baby girl, Allie. We have been fortunate enough for Kelly to stay home with Allie throughout her life. This has been a blessing as Kelly is able to be there for all of the playdates, swim classes, gymnastics classes, dance classes, school activities, doctors’ appointments or just being there to hold her when she was sick. Thankfully, we will have the same opportunities with our next child. We are also thankful that we have the ability to provide Allie and our next child with the best schools and the means to travel.
Allie is 8 years old now and cannot wait to meet her new brother or sister. She is constantly asking us questions and wondering what her new brother or sister will be like. She is such a loving and caring young girl and we know that she will be a great big sister.
We are all devoted to this next chapter in our lives. Please know that with every laugh, tear, spit-up, scary moment or scrape on the knee ?" we will all be there to wrap our arms around this baby and give him/her the care and comfort they need. We also want to convey to you how important it is for this child to “find themselves” as we do not expect his or her life experiences to be just like Allie’s. This child is special and will be treated as the individual he or she is. Every child is different and should be allowed to find their own God-given talents.
We believe that your courageous and selfless decision to consider adoption has given our family the joy of adding a precious child, and we will always remind this child how brave their birth mom was. We want to give you the peace that you deserve in knowing that we will put our children’s lives before all else and that this child will always be fed when they are hungry, picked up and loved when they are hurting or crying, and given the best in all we have financially, spiritually and emotionally ?" always. We will guide, nurture and protect them all of our days and will love this child unconditionally.
As years pass we are willing to be in written contact with you to share pictures and stories of all the wonderful milestones, travels and everyday life moments in store for this special child. This child will be comforted and nurtured by us, his/her sister, cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents and great-grandparents, each of whom are ready and excited to add the next family member.
Again, thank you for your interest. Mostly, thank you for considering adoption. We are confident that you will make the right decision for you and your child. God bless you now, forever and always.
John & Kelly
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