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Donnie & 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

Donnie
Tarsha
Job
Project Manager
Data Scientist
Education
Some College
Master's Degree
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Our Leisure Time

Checking Out the WWII Memorial in D.C.

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. She sews quite often and recently made a baby blanket for one of her co-workers. Tarsha enjoys staying healthy by working out at the gym, taking boxing lessons, and going for a morning or evening jog around the neighborhood. Additionally, she loves putting together jigsaw puzzles, horseback riding, and going skiing.

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, and keeping up with various sports.

Some of our favorite things to do together are hiking at different parks in the area, kayaking, bowling, playing miniature golf, playing board games, going to amusement parks, travelling and sightseeing, and spending time with family and/or friends.

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other

We Can't Wait to be Parents!

Donnie About Tarsha:

Tarsha is a wonderful wife 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 never stopped encouraging me especially during those days that my body ached so much that I didn't know how much more training I could endure. 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. He is so patient, loving, and kind to them.

Cultural Diversity

One advantage that we have in addressing cultural diversity is that we both come from different backgrounds. Tarsha is African-American and grew up in southern Virginia. Donnie is biracial, his mother is Native American and his father is Caucasian, and he grew up in southwest Arkansas. Both of our families and friends consists of people from multiple races who are open-minded and accepting of people from all backgrounds.

We believe that diversity and inclusion is very important and will teach our child about his or her ethnic, racial, and cultural background. We will provide our child with hands on opportunities to learn about and interact with others who share their racial and cultural background. Additionally, we are very fortunate to live close to Washington, D.C. where there are tons of ethnic museums, cultural events, and celebrations in which will teach our child about not only their own culture and heritage, but about others in the world.

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On Vacation in Puerto Rico
On Vacation in Puerto Rico
Ready for the Army Ball
Ready for the Army Ball
Tarsha Loves Horses
Tarsha Loves Horses
Church with Our Nieces and Nephew
Church with Our Nieces and Nephew
Posing with the Flamingos at SeaWorld
Posing with the Flamingos at SeaWorld
Pushing Our Niece & Nephew on the Swings
Pushing Our Niece & Nephew on the Swings
Snuggles with Our Niece
Snuggles with Our Niece
Having Fun at the Local Farm
Having Fun at the Local Farm
Mini Golf Date!
Mini Golf Date!
Coloring with Our Niece
Coloring with Our Niece
Hiking Our Favorite Trail
Hiking Our Favorite Trail
Getting Ready for a Helicopter Ride
Getting Ready for a Helicopter Ride
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On Vacation in Puerto Rico
On Vacation in Puerto Rico
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Ready for the Army Ball
Ready for the Army Ball
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Tarsha Loves Horses
Tarsha Loves Horses
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Church with Our Nieces and Nephew
Church with Our Nieces and Nephew
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Posing with the Flamingos at SeaWorld
Posing with the Flamingos at SeaWorld
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Pushing Our Niece & Nephew on the Swings
Pushing Our Niece & Nephew on the Swings
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Snuggles with Our Niece
Snuggles with Our Niece
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Having Fun at the Local Farm
Having Fun at the Local Farm
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Mini Golf Date!
Mini Golf Date!
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Coloring with Our Niece
Coloring with Our Niece
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Hiking Our Favorite Trail
Hiking Our Favorite Trail
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Getting Ready for a Helicopter Ride
Getting Ready for a Helicopter Ride

Our Extended Families

Tarsha & Her Siblings

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, and Arkansas), 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.

Hanging Out with Our Nieces & Nephews at the Park

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

Home Sweet 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 Cozy Living Room

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 almost five years and our outlook on life is simple. We both feel that life is a beautiful, precious gift and we love to share every bit of it with each other, family, and friends. Our passion is traveling, sightseeing, and enjoying nature. In our travels we have visited the 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, to name a few.

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.

We are ecstatic about being new parents and realize that it would be challenging but also the most amazing and rewarding gift in life. As children, we were both blessed 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. We want to give these gifts to your child; to guide your child to discover his or her talents and gifts in life; and to use those gifts to bless and encourage their generation.

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

If you are open to it, we also promise to communicate with you regularly via phone calls, emails/letters, and photos so that you will always feel connected to your child and know what's going on in his/her life.

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

Sincerely,

Donnie & Tarsha

Favorites

Donnie
Tarsha
Actor
Will Ferrell
Actress
Julia Roberts
Animal
Razorback
Lion
Author
Stormie Omartian
Book
Winning by Jack Welch
Candy Bar
Three Musketeers
Kit-Kat
Cartoon
Bugs Bunny
Childhood Memory
Fishing with my grandparents
Spending holidays with family
Childhood Toy
Hot Wheels
Barbie Doll
Children's Book
Charlotte's Web
City
Charlotte, NC
Chicago
Classic Movie
The Wizard of Oz
The Great Gatsby
Color
Light Blue
All
Day of Week
Saturday
Saturday
Dessert
Pecan Pie
Vanilla Cupcakes
Disney Movie
The Lion King
Dream Car
Aston Martin
Dream Job
Business Owner
Food Critic
Dream Vacation
Trip to Hawaii
Trip to Belgium
Family Activity
Celebrating holidays
Board Game Night
Flower / Plant
Daylilies
Lily
Food
Pizza
Lasagna
Form of Exercise
Playing Sports
Jogging
Fruit
Watermelon
Nectarine
Game
Yahtzee
Pictionary
Hobby
Hiking
Reading
Holiday
Christmas
Christmas
Holiday Song
Santa Claus is Coming to Town - Jackson 5
Silent Night by The Temptations
Holiday Tradition
Cooking Thanksgiving Dinner
Christmas Dinner
Ice Cream
Buter Pecan
Butter Pecan
Junk Food
Pecan Pie
Vanilla Cupcakes
Leisure Activity
Hiking
Reading
Memory with a Child
Going to the beach with Nathan and Laina
Hosting oldest nephew during the summer
Memory with Spouse
Vacationing in Puerto Rico
Walking on the beach at night and watching fireworks in Puerto Rico in 2016.
Movie
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
Musical
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
Poet
Emily Dickinson
Quality about my Spouse
How caring she is towards everyone she meets
Quote
"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
Restaurant
Giordano's (Chicago Deep Dish Pizza)
Sandwich
PB&J
Turkey
Scripture
"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
Macy's
Sport to Play
Basketball
Badminton
Sport to Watch
Football
Football
Sports Star
Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan
Sports Team
Washington Redskins
Subject in School
Photography
Math
Superhero
Thor
Superman
Thing to Cook
Spaghetti
Cupcakes
Time of Day
Afternoon
Morning
Tradition
Family gamenight
TV Show
The Profit
The Goldbergs
TV Show Character
Earl from My Name is Earl
Type of Music
Country
Country
Vacation Spot
Anywhere with a beach
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Video Game
NCAA Football

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