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Travis & Martha

Thank you for taking the time to look at our profile! We are very excited to start this new chapter in our lives. We recognize how difficult your journey is and want you to know that we appreciate your bravery and selflessness. Our promise is to consistently love and protect our adoptive child, as well as offer him/her all the opportunities in the world to become a happy, healthy, successful adult.

About Us

Travis
Martha
Job
Business Management Consultant
Medical Social Worker
Education
Master of Business Administration
Master of Social Work; Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Our Lifestyle

Enjoying a College Football Game

Balance is our primary goal. We live our lives fully committed to our careers, but also make sure that we enjoy time together and time with our loved ones (family and friends).

When not at work, we enjoy the simple things. We like to cook out and enjoy the outdoors, watch movies, do yard work, go antique shopping, attend concerts, and have game night with friends. Travis enjoys golfing as much as possible and fly fishing when he can. Martha is always crafting or painting, and refinishing older furniture. When Martha is crafting, there is usually some glue or paint on a dog or piece of furniture.

We try to attend as many of our friend's children's events as we can — swim lessons, high school football games, plays, etc. We also enjoy having everybody over for a cookout. We are very grateful for the people in our lives and make an effort to engage with them and build memories. This is what matters most to us.

We think this quote sums up our lives together-"Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them."

Cultural Diversity

Travis Loving on a Friend's Baby

We are committed to helping our child learn about and embrace their culture. We want the child's birth heritage to be central to their identity, and sense of self. In addition to learning about their own heritage, we will encourage our child to learn about other's cultural backgrounds to help instill a sense of acceptance which is very important to us.

Charlotte is an inclusive city which supports diversity on many levels. There are many museums, festivals, and other cultural events through the year we enjoying attending. We will always make it a point to expose our child to each and every cultural experience available, not just their own, but of all cultures. We will raise our child to be a well-rounded, responsible, accepting human being. We would go on regular outings to museums, libraries, nature centers, cultural events, and volunteer as much as possible. A love of diversity and acceptance of cultural differences are values we would be sure to encourage and develop in our child.

Our Pups - Beau, Mable & Layla

Layla, Beau, Mable

Pets have always been a large part in our lives as children and as adults. Growing up, Martha had several dog — Honeybear, Beau, Patches, Fudge and Brownie. Travis' family had Kenny and Sophie — small dogs with big personalities!

When we first met, Martha had two dogs — Belle and Beau, which means beautiful and handsome in French. Sadly, Belle became ill and we had to say goodbye to her. For us, she was absolutely like a child and losing her was incredibly difficult.

Since then we have added two new fur-babies to our household, Mabel and Layla. Mabel was given up and placed in animal shelter in a nearby county. It has been especially heartwarming to see her transform from the state she was in, both physically and emotionally when we adopted her, until now. With a lot of love and patience, she is now happy and spunky (and a bit more chunky). Layla was rescued as a puppy and has brought a lot of energy to our little pack.

Dogs bring us so much joy and we want to pass that down to this child. Many times it's our own pets that offer us the most love and acceptance. They help us heal, help us find our way when we feel lost, and help us get through difficult times.

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Photos

At a Wedding in Nashville
At a Wedding in Nashville
Boo in the Zoo With Friends
Boo in the Zoo With Friends
Having Fun in the Caribbean
Having Fun in the Caribbean
Exploring Mexico
Exploring Mexico
Fun With Friends
Fun With Friends
Enjoying Time With Friends
Enjoying Time With Friends
All I Want for Christmas Is You
All I Want for Christmas Is You
Birthday Weekend in Asheville, North Carolina
Birthday Weekend in Asheville, North Carolina
Christmas Fun Run
Christmas Fun Run
Travis & His Dad at a Mountaineer Game
Travis & His Dad at a Mountaineer Game
Annual Family Camping Trip
Annual Family Camping Trip
Celebrating a Friend's Wedding
Celebrating a Friend's Wedding
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At a Wedding in Nashville
At a Wedding in Nashville
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Boo in the Zoo With Friends
Boo in the Zoo With Friends
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Having Fun in the Caribbean
Having Fun in the Caribbean
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Exploring Mexico
Exploring Mexico
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Fun With Friends
Fun With Friends
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Enjoying Time With Friends
Enjoying Time With Friends
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All I Want for Christmas Is You
All I Want for Christmas Is You
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Birthday Weekend in Asheville, North Carolina
Birthday Weekend in Asheville, North Carolina
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Christmas Fun Run
Christmas Fun Run
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Travis & His Dad at a Mountaineer Game
Travis & His Dad at a Mountaineer Game
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Annual Family Camping Trip
Annual Family Camping Trip
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Celebrating a Friend's Wedding
Celebrating a Friend's Wedding

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home - Yard of the Month!

We live in a wonderful community close to a larger metropolitan city. It is a decent sized neighborhood that is mostly made up of families and older adults. We have a large, fenced-in back yard that backs up to woods. There is plenty of room for a playground and camping out. We get excited thinking about a child running around in the back yard with our dogs!

There are four bedrooms and two and one half bathrooms. One of the bedrooms is more of a bonus room — we envision it becoming a play area for a child. There are a lot of great schools nearby.

We are close to both downtown Charlotte and Lake Norman. Charlotte has a lot of great options for children — Discovery Place always has a fun exhibit! Around Lake Norman, there are many parks and opportunities for hiking and boating.

Our Extended Families

Travis' Family

We come from different family backgrounds. Travis was born and raised, along with his three other siblings, in a suburb in north-central West Virginia. His mother and father are still married today, and now live in Indiana. The majority of Travis' family lives in Indiana, but a small number live in Utah. Every year we travel to Indiana for a huge family reunion with Travis' family. He has a large extended family, and they are very excited to have a new baby joining the family.

Martha's Family

Martha grew up as an only child in a suburb of Atlanta. Martha's mother recently passed away in April. Martha's father resides in Statesville, North Carolina. Martha's extended family lives in High Point and Boston. We regularly get together for family dinners and spend holidays together. Martha's aunts and uncles are very excited for us to adopt.

In addition to our extended families we also have a large group of friends in Charlotte who have become like family over the years. Our child will have a lot of adopted uncles, aunties and cousins from our very close group of friends. We spend our children's birthdays together, take vacations together, and enjoy many family events.

From Us to You

First and most importantly, thank you for taking the time to consider us as potential adoptive parents for your baby. Please know that we believe that you are brave and selfless for considering adoption. We are very grateful for the opportunity to bring a child into our lives and home.

We are a caring, loving, and stable couple. We have been together a total of six years, married four of those years. Our relationship is built upon trust, openness, laughter, and love. We want nothing more than to give all the love and opportunity in this world to a baby.

Martha's mother was her world. Losing her last spring shattered her heart, but it also filled her with hope and an abundance of love to give to a child. We so very much want to love, protect, and nurture a baby. We both have wonderful families, who taught us the importance of creating traditions, and enjoying time with one another — Christmas Eve dinners, yearly camping trips, and birthday celebrations. We understand just how precious life is. We want you to know that should you choose us, we will love your baby to the moon and back.

We are beyond excited to start the journey of parenthood. This baby will become our world. We have already started planning. We have many conversations about how to decorate the nursery, sharing the sleepless nights, his/her first Halloween costume, and future birthday parties. We want him or her to be a dreamer ­— astronaut, teacher, engineer or whatever he/she dreams ­— and want to give him/her every opportunity in the world.

We understand a big fear you may have will be what happens after the baby is born. It is very important to us that you are as involved in this child's life as you want to be. We promise to send you letters and pictures all along the way. If you want to create a book about your life and other family members, we would love to have it to share with your baby. We don't want you to feel isolated. We truly want you to feel included. You gave him/her the gift of life. Without you, none of this would be possible.

You are wise beyond your years. It takes an insightful and mature person to consider adoption. We have nothing but respect for you.

We appreciate the time you took to review our profile. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

Sincerely,

Travis & Martha

Favorites

Travis
Martha
Actor
Robert DeNiro
Jack Nicholson
Actress
Ashley Judd
Jennifer Lawrence
Animal
Dog
Dog
Author
Ben Hogan
Dr. Seuss
Book
The Great Gatsby
Being Mortal: Medicine and and What Matters in the End
Candy Bar
Heath
Twix
Cartoon
Family Guy
Simpsons
Childhood Memory
Camping trips with family
Going on walks around the neighborhood with my mom
Childhood Toy
Any ball
Barbie
Children's Book
Stuart Little
Guess How Much I Love You
City
Charleston, SC
Savannah
Classic Movie
The Godfather
Breakfast Club
Color
Blue
Teal
Day of Week
Friday
Thursday
Dessert
Chocolate
Cheesecake
Disney Movie
Lady and the Tramp
The Little Mermaid
Dream Car
Motor-home
Affordable and safe
Dream Job
Professional Golfer
Fashion Designer
Dream Vacation
Any tropical location
Ireland
Family Activity
Having a cookout
Doing anything outdoors
Flower / Plant
Rose
Dogwood Tree
Food
Pizza
Mac N' Cheese
Form of Exercise
Elliptical machine
Running/yard work
Fruit
Cherry
Bananna
Game
Sequence
Monopoly
Hobby
Golf
Crafting
Holiday
Christmas
Christmas
Holiday Song
Mele Kalikimaka
All I Want for Christmas Is You
Holiday Tradition
Exchanging gifts
Watching National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Ice Cream
Cookies and cream
Vanilla
Junk Food
Funyuns
Popcorn
Leisure Activity
Traveling / Sight Seeing
Crafting or gardening
Magazine
Golf Digest
HGTV
Memory with a Child
Jumping on the trampoline with nieces and nephews
Meeting my best friend's baby, Olvia-adopted from New Orleans
Memory with Spouse
On the beach when a sea turtle came on shore to lay eggs
Yearly Hot Air Balloon Festival
Movie
Back to the Future
Gran Torino
Movie Munchie
Popcorn with butter
Twizzlers
Movie Quote
1.21 GIGAWATTS!!!
"Me? I'm scared of everything. I'm scared of what I saw. I'm scared of what I did, of who I am, and most of all I'm scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I'm with you."
Movie Type
SciFi
Drama
Musical
Les Miserables
Les Miserables
Musical Group
Led Zeppelin
Beyonce
Nursery Rhyme
The cow jumped over the moon
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Olympic Event
Downhill skiing
Track and Field
Personal Hero
My father and grandfather
My mother
Play
Les Miserables
Les Miserables
Poet
Dr. Seuss
Shakespeare
Quality about my Spouse
Ambition
Committed
Quote
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take
"And though she be but little, she is fierce."
Restaurant
Cafe 100
Cafe 100
Sandwich
Club
Turley
Scripture
Psalms 24:3
Psalms 24:3
Shopping Store
Amazon
Home Goods
Song
Country Roads
Forever Young
Sport to Play
Soccer
Bocce Ball
Sport to Watch
Football or Golf
Football
Sports Star
Arnold Palmer
Muhammad Ali
Sports Team
Steelers
Georgia Bulldogs
Subject in School
Sociology
English
Superhero
Superman
Wonder Woman
Thing to Cook
Anything on the grill
Spaghetti
Time of Day
5 p.m.
Dusk
Tradition
Going to the annual hot air balloon festival
Holidays in High Point, NC
TV Show
Seinfeld
Golden Girls
TV Show Character
George Costanza
Meridith Gray
Type of Music
Classic Rock
Hip hop/country, top hits, oldies
Vacation Spot
Beach
Mountains
Video Game
Super Mario Brothers

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