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Justin & Kendra
Hi! We're Justin and Kendra. We're a fun and outgoing couple that loves to laugh. When not enjoying being outdoors, we're homebodies, but our home is always full of love and giggles. We're confident we'll be excellent parents and we thank you for taking the time to view our profile. Choosing us to be parents for your child will make us forever grateful. We cannot wait for what lies ahead on this amazing journey to be parents.
What Makes Us Unique
We are unique in many ways. We both have corky personalities that make for many silly moments and we find ourselves giggling more often than not, which is a good thing. We love to have fun as a couple and Justin will always make sure he lightens the mood when times are stressful. We have our silly jokes that we play on each other that keep things fun and exciting.
What also makes us unique is that we motivate each other to be the best we can be. We know we will be the best parents, because doing your best is what parenting is to us. We cannot wait to become parents and share our lives with a child. We believe that in life it's the little things that count, like driving out of your way to our child's favorite park then realizing the soccer ball was left on the front porch and driving back home to get it, all while laughing and joking the whole way back. We absolutely cannot wait to share moments like this with a child - and many more - as we begin this next chapter of our lives together!
Our Leisure Time
Our day-to-day life is very simple. We love to be at home during the week being that we both work full time. Kendra, however will cut back her hours once we have a little one. Justin works on the military base as a staff sergeant in the Air Force. Kendra works at a local health clinic as a certified medical assistant.
On the weekends we like to grill out and have a bonfire with friends, go on a fun new hike or go fishing. We love to do try new things together — last summer we bought two kayaks and had a blast on the lake. We will also hang out on the shore with friends and our dog.
We love to stay at home as well and enjoy time cuddled on the couch with a good movie and some popcorn, while sometimes you just need a day where you stay in your PJ's and make pancakes at Noon!
We also love to take weekend trips down south where we can bring our dog with us. Our favorite travel memory is when we went to Walt Disney World a few summers ago. We had such a blast and even got pictures with Minnie and Mickey. We cannot wait to return to Disney World again some day — this time as a family!
Our Pets, Daisy & Hunter
We have two pets in our home Daisy and Hunter. We have had Daisy for nearly 7 years and she is very special to us. We adopted her from the shelter back when Justin first joined the military because we couldn't imagine building a home without having pets. Daisy sure fit right in with us the day we brought her home. Daisy has been such a joy to have around not only for the company, but for protection as well. She is sweet as can be and will kiss you death. We will often tell her "give me kisses" and she does just that!
Hunter, our cat is also a joy to have around. We adopted her as well 1.5 years ago from a man who couldn't find a home for her and just like Daisy she fits right in. Hunter does more of her own thing, like most cats, but she is just as loving as Daisy. You can walk into a room and Hunter will start purring and come right up to you. For a cat she is very sociable. We love our pets and they truly are a part of our family!
Our House and Neighborhood
Being that we're a military family, we have a great community for families! The family friendly atmosphere is something that we have loved since Justin first joined the military. On any base they always hold fun exciting things to do for families. Just recently they had a carnival that had all kinds of age-appropriate rides, a petting zoo, games and your typical fair snacks. We really enjoy the military lifestyle and the family first aspect about it!
We currently live off base in a 3 bedroom 2.5 bathroom home that we absolutely love! Our home is one of our favorite places to be. We enjoy playing ball with Daisy (our dog) in our back yard and taking her on walks around the neighborhood near the creek.
Our neighborhood is very friendly with many other military couples. We often will do projects in our front yard and have all the neighbors over chit-chatting or playing with all the neighborhood dogs. Our dog, Daisy, loves to be around other people and play with the neighborhood dogs (just like us!)
Our Extended Families
We both are very family orientated and love spending time with our families. Our families (Justin's parents and Kendra's parents) will even get together outside of family gatherings. We love that about our families. We even refer to our Mother-in-Laws as "Mom" and the same goes for both of our Father-in-Laws. Our families have meshed very well together like we all are meant to be family from day one.
Although we don't live in the same state, we still have a really close bond with our family. We make weekly calls and FaceTime on the holidays when we are not able to make it home. Kendra is very close with her mother and calls her daily.
Our biggest family tradition would be a huge family gathering that we do several times through out the year. We really enjoy these gathering and love being able to see everyone.
We have such supportive family and they have helped us a lot throughout this journey to become parents. They are so very excited for us to adopt and cannot wait to meet the newest family member!
From Us to You
We're sure as you are reading this you have many emotions and may be overwhelmed with all the families you have to view. We can only imagine what you are going through. This is expected and we hope this letter will help you with your decision.
We hope to make this process easier by ensuring you that we will do whatever it takes to be the best parents we can be and the amount of love we have to give is out of this world. Our child will never live a day without feeling loved, always will have a warm coat on a cold day, a sucker in hand after seeing the doctor, kisses after a booboo, favorite movie on repeat, mismatched clothes because they wanted to dress themselves (even if they wanted to wear snow boots in July), a blue tongue from the two popsicles at our Fourth of July gathering, a belly that will always be full, a favorite blanket that is on its last leg from being washed hundreds of times, monster free room from the monster spray, and so much more.
During this process we ask that you stick with what your gut is telling you. We're sure that every single last one of the profiles you have viewed will be great parents and we will be just that! We would love to be as open as possible with this adoption. We plan to be completely honest with our child about their adoption. We have family members who are adopted and they have shared with us how important their adoption story is to them. We will be sending updated photos along with emails. Kendra loves to take photos so be prepared to have multiple! If you choose us, we want you know that you made the best decision for your child and we plan to show you that by staying in contact with many updates ?" we would at least owe you that much for giving us the chance to be parents.
We will have been married for seven years on September, 23 and they have been the best years yet. We have had our struggles, but we have overcome every last one and they all have made us stronger. Our biggest struggle is getting the news that we can't have kids, biologically. We'll never forget where we were, the emptiness we both felt and the amount of tears we each shared. But we had each other and we're forever grateful for each other. We feel we have a very strong marriage, but most importantly we love each other very deeply.
We wish we can say the exact thing you need to hear that will make your decision easier, but what we can do is provide a loving home with two amazing parents that will love unconditionally.
Justin & Kendra
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