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Ivan & Leiah

We believe adoption is a gift and one that we treasure dear to our hearts! We want to express our appreciation that you are even reading our profile. We have so much love and laughter to share. To choose us to be your child's parents would mean the world to us. We hope that you consider us and we look forward to the journey that lies ahead.

About Us

Ivan
Leiah
Job
Community Sales Advisor
Human Resources Generalist
Education
High School
Master's Degree in Human Resources Development
Children
Kavan , Isaiah
Relationship
Legally Married

Our Children

Lounging Around in Our Christmas PJ's

We have two children. Ivan has one biological son named Kavan. Kavan stays with us most weekends and every other week in the summer. He is a natural born leader with a sweet spirit and is also a ball of energy. Kavan loves to play sports. You can find him on our block in someone's yard running the calls, making the score, or coaching the other kids. We often receive compliments on his great sportsmanship attitude and strong leadership skills. But of all the sports out there, he loves football the most; and he hopes to play pro one day. Kavan also loves to entertain. At his school talent show, he gave his rendition of Radioactive and got a standing ovation.

Together, we adopted our other son, Isaiah. Isaiah is 2.5 and is also a ball of energy. He is following in his brother's footsteps and loves to play sports. He loves anything with a ball, but he has a special love for football. Isaiah is also at the top of his class. He knows his alphabet, colors, shapes, most letters, can count to 10 and he loves to read. His favorite shows are Superwhy, Bubble Guppies, and Paw Patrol. Often times you can find him bopping away and singing the theme music.

Both of our kids are really active, so you'll find us swimming together, playing football at a park or in our backyard, riding the local carnival's roller coaster or toddler friendly ride, or at the city museum exploring. These two keep us young and we can't wait to complete our family with one more!

Our Leisure Time

Feeding a Giraffe

In our leisure time, Ivan enjoys taking pictures and making and creating videos of special events. He is always taking pictures or videos of us! He also enjoys playing sports with his sons and doing drills with Kavan to get him ready for the upcoming football season. Ivan is also quite the grill master! In the summer, he loves barbecuing and having family over to hang out with.

Leiah enjoys reading, spending time with her friends and family, and planning the next family activity or vacation, and of course watching her three favorite guys play football together.

As a family we enjoy playing board games; it's a tradition to have family game night every weekend. We also enjoy going to the movies, swimming, travelling, and exploring and experiencing new things to do in the city we live in.

Religion in Our Lives

Something unique about us is the strong Christian foundation that both of us have in our families. Ivan's grandmother was a pastor and both of Leiah's uncles are current pastors of churches. Several of our siblings, aunts, and cousins work in various capacities in the church ministry as well. Having a strong faith keeps us balanced and humble. Our faith has held us together through some difficult times in our life. Through those difficult times, we have learned how to trust God and how to use the lesson to make us stronger individuals. 1st Peter 5:6-7 says "Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all of your care upon Him, for He cares for you." We will be sure to teach this child that God loves you and he has created you for great things!

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So in Love!
So in Love!
Holiday Sparkle
Holiday Sparkle
Our Loving Family
Our Loving Family
Dolphin Kiss
Dolphin Kiss
All Smiles on Deck
All Smiles on Deck
Brothers & Best Buds
Brothers & Best Buds
Paw Patrol Halloween
Paw Patrol Halloween
Christmas Party With Friends
Christmas Party With Friends
Helicopter Ride in Vegas
Helicopter Ride in Vegas
Picnic Fun
Picnic Fun
Just Being Silly!
Just Being Silly!
At the Fresno Zoo - Christmas in Cali!
At the Fresno Zoo - Christmas in Cali!
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At the Fresno Zoo - Christmas in Cali!
At the Fresno Zoo - Christmas in Cali!

Our House and Neighborhood

Home Sweet Home

We live in a nice suburb with excellent schools. Our home is a two-story house that has three bedrooms. Our favorite room is the kitchen/family room. The home has an open concept and the kitchen opens up into the living room. We can cook and entertain, eat and watch movies together, and enjoy game nights together as a family.

Halloween on Our Street

Our block has a lot of young families that live there, so everyone is very family orientated. In fact, just to name a few events, our block has had ice cream socials, summer block parties, and Halloween parties for all of the kids in the neighborhood.

We also have over 20 parks in our town that offer a wide variety of outdoor amenities such as pavilions, paved trails, pools, archery ranges, fishing ponds, and a 18-hole golf course that all the neighborhood kids love.

Lastly, our neighborhood libraries have large children's sections that offer many programs for children of all ages. We promised that your child will never be bored!

Our Extended Families

With Family at the Ozarks

Most important to us is spending time with family and friends. We love entertaining and having everyone over for barbecues, game nights, holidays, etc. We enjoy seeing everyone together! In fact, most of both of our families live within 30 minutes of us, so we are always getting together. Both of our parents are happily married and enjoy spending time with their grandchildren. Both are eagerly anticipating the arrival of this newest addition. In fact, Ivan's mom has been impatiently tapping her foot. In addition, Leiah has a brother, an aunt and uncle that live nearby. This part of the family has not had any children yet, so our kids are like their own grandchildren. Leiah also has an aunt and uncle, two cousins, and five second cousins that live in California that she is very close to as well. We travel to California at least once a year to spend time with them and the beach! Ivan has a huge extended family! He has one brother, one nephew, two nieces, and two god nieces. In addition, he has four uncles and five aunts. Six of those aunts and uncles live nearby. Ivan has a TON of cousins who also have children! Believe us, this child will never want for a playmate! Something unique about us is the strong Christian foundation that both of us have in our families. Because of this, everyone in our family is caring, supportive, loving, encouraging, and accepting. We have both been taught that it is the simple things in life that are the most important. Both of our extended families are so excited for us. We can hardly wait to plan our next party- the homecoming of our next child together!

Family Fun in D.C.

From Us to You

Hello! We are Ivan and Leiah. We are very excited to write this letter to you. But words cannot express the respect and admiration that we have for you and the decision you are considering. Hopefully after reading our profile it will help put your mind at ease, knowing there is a loving and caring family just waiting for your child.

We met at a Halloween party and as they say, the rest was history. We have been inseparable ever since. We have been married for five years now, and from the moment we said "I do," we wanted to start a family of our own. We are happily married and continue to learn about each other and grow as a couple. We are each other's best friend. We love each other very much and we do not take life for granted. We strive each day to make sure we live life fully and deeply.

We both grew up with the same values in life. Some of those values include our faith in God, the importance of a good education, working hard for what you have, learning to appreciate the simple things in life and treating others with kindness and respect. We both have great jobs and believe in working hard to support our loving family. We have two children. Ivan has one biological son named Kavan, who is 15 years old; and together we adopted Isaiah, who is 2.5 years old. We very much enjoy spending time as a family and finding new things to do together. We are thrilled with the prospect of adding another child to complete our loving family.

We did try to get pregnant naturally and after multiple miscarriages, we realized that God had a different plan for us to build a family. We have friends who were themselves adopted, and we also know several families that have adopted children. In fact, Leiah's own brother is adopted. When we adopted Isaiah it was the best decision to date that we could have made for our family. He is such a blessing from God and one that we don't take for granted. We know personally that the journey of adoption starts with two families that meet to form one loving family. We are committed to loving and caring for your child and giving him or her every possibility to succeed in life. We are hopeful that by reading about us that our journeys may lead us to each other.

We are looking forward to Little League games, school plays, holidays, family vacations, and sending this child to college. We will do everything we can to provide all of these opportunities for your child. We will allow your child space to explore their interests, learn about other cultures, and grow into the individual they are. But most of all, we will shower him or her with love. We will do our best to teach, provide positive guidance and encouragement for the passions and dreams your child will develop. We are committed to loving this child unconditionally while providing a secure and happy home. We promise that your baby will be loved, protected, celebrated and will be surrounded by family, friends and a community who will always cherish them as well.

From the time your child is young, he or she will know about their adoption story. We don't believe in keeping this a secret. We plan to start to explain adoption to your child as soon as they are able to understand what it means. Leiah already has several adoption children books that she plans to read to the child to help them understand how all families are different. We plan to tell the child that by giving us the ability to become parents, you gave us the greatest gift anyone can give. As the child grows, we plan to answer any questions that the child has regarding their adoption. We will always let him or her know that you are an incredible woman who placed their needs above those of your own. We look forward to connecting with you regularly and sharing how your child is growing and developing into their own person. We know that this journey may not be easy for you, and we are thankful that you are considering adoption as one of your choices. We would be eternally grateful if you chose us to be parents to your child.

Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts -

Ivan & Leiah

Favorites

Ivan
Leiah
Actor
Eddie Murhpy
Denzel Washington
Actress
Angela Bassett
Sanaa Latham
Animal
Dogs
Cats
Author
Michael Dyson
James Patterson
Book
Tears We Can't Stop
My Sister's Keeper
Candy Bar
Hersheys
Reesee's Peanut Butter cups
Cartoon
Transformers
Super Why
Childhood Memory
Going to skating rink
Christmas holidays
Childhood Toy
Heman
Barbie dolls
Children's Book
The Monster at the end of this Book
City
Vegas
Chicago
Classic Movie
Belly
Gone with Wind
Color
Red
Lavender
Day of Week
Friday
Saturday
Dessert
Chocolate ice cream
Great grandmother's Lemon Meringue pie
Disney Movie
Shrek
The Lion King
Dream Car
Range Roover
Lexus
Dream Job
Director
A part time job in HR
Dream Vacation
China/Japan
Extended family trip to Spain, France, and Germany
Family Activity
Playing Sports
Game night
Flower / Plant
Lily
Roses
Food
Hot wings
Hot wings
Form of Exercise
Playing football
Swimming
Fruit
Pineapple
Honeycrisp apples
Game
Super Mario Brothers
Monopoly
Hobby
Photography
Reading
Holiday
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas
Holiday Song
This Christmas
Santa Baby
Holiday Tradition
Watching the Christmas Story
Going to California
Ice Cream
Chocolate
Fudge Brownie
Junk Food
Sour cream and onion potato chips
Chocolate
Leisure Activity
Playing video games
Swimming/reading
Magazine
Ebony
Cosmopolitian
Memory with a Child
When Kavan scored the game winning touchdown
Adopting Isaiah
Memory with Spouse
Marrying my wife
Our 1st anniversary cruise
Movie
Belly
Soul Food
Movie Munchie
Hot dogs
Popcorn
Movie Quote
I'll be back
Movie Type
Horror
Drama
Musical
Hip House
Singing in the Rain
Musical Group
Outkast
Destiny's Child
Nursery Rhyme
Jack and Jill
Patty cake
Olympic Event
Basketball
Gymnastics
Personal Hero
My father
My mother
Play
A Raisin in the Sun
Wicked
Poet
Langston Hughes
Maya Angelou
Quality about my Spouse
Intellect
Flexibility
Quote
I'll be back
Restaurant
Tucanos Brazillian Grill
The Cheesecake Factory
Sandwich
Gyro
Turkey and ham
Scripture
Matthew 10:14
Jermiah 29:11
Shopping Store
Polo
Macy
Song
My Greatest Inspiration
Upgrade you
Sport to Play
Football
Bowling
Sport to Watch
Football
Swimming
Sports Star
Micheal Jordan
Stephen Curry
Sports Team
Seattle Seahawks
Cardinals
Subject in School
Math
Reading
Superhero
Batman
Wonder Woman
Thing to Cook
Chilli
Chicken
Time of Day
After 9pm
After work
Tradition
Game Night
Vacationing
TV Show
Martin
The Cosby Show
TV Show Character
Fresh Prince
Bill Cosby
Type of Music
Hip Hop
Neo Soul
Vacation Spot
Orlando, FL
Hawaii
Video Game
Fortnite

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