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Dave & Danielle

We value family above all else, and are so hopeful and excited to grow our family through adoption. We appreciate you taking the time to read our story and picture the life we could offer your child. We know you are making a very brave, selfless and life changing decision. Thank you for considering us to be your child's adoptive parents.

About Us

Dave
Danielle
Job
Business Owner
Department Leader
Education
Bachelor's Degree in History & Philosophy
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration
Children
Jacob
Relationship
Legally Married

Why We Chose Adoption

Our Family

Prior to starting the journey to become parents, we were touched in many ways by adoption. We have friends who have built their families through adoption, and very close family friends who are long time foster parents. When we married, we often talked about our desire to one day grow our family through adoption. We became involved with a local foster care organization, and donated time and support to foster and adoptive children and families in our community. Dave was even named the volunteer of the year for this organization!

We immediately began trying to have children after marrying in 2011, and quickly determined we needed the help of a fertility expert. After losing our first pregnancy, and a very risky and difficult second pregnancy, we were blessed to welcome our son in 2014.

We have tried since that time to have a second child. Our greatest joy in life has been the gift of our child. He prays daily for a sibling, and we share his desire to grow our family. We have had many more fertility treatments and countless rounds of IVF - most failed and a few ended in pregnancy loss.

Given the firsthand experience we've had with adoption, we hope we will be blessed with the opportunity to grow our family in this way. We have had so much heartache that we look forward to being chosen and entrusted with the greatest gift that a birth parent could give.

Our Lifestyle

Playing in the Snow

We value family above all else and place high importance on spending time together.

We both work and are fortunate to have careers with flexibility that allow us to make family a priority. This has meant we have the ability to attend school events during the day, regularly have family dinner together, take vacations and long weekends away together, and to devote evenings and weekends to spending time with each other.

We enjoy having adventures together and spend most weekends engaged in family activities. When it is warm, we love spending days swimming in our pool, barbecuing, riding bikes, gardening, and playing in the yard which includes a swing set. We love kid-centric family activities including bowling, painting, playing board games, going to parks, seeing shows at the local theater, visiting farmers markets, and attending community events with other families in our neighborhood.

We are lucky to have a large, extended family in town and often include family members in our adventures. We live within a few miles of all 4 grandparents, a great grandfather, 2 of our 4 siblings and their families, many aunts/uncles/cousins - and this includes many children. We are fortunate to have dinner twice every week with our parents, grandparent, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins and their children.

Family is the most important part of our life, and our family is so excited to welcome and love this child.

Education We Will Provide

Science Projects - Making Potions

Education is very important to us - both inside and outside the classroom. We have thoughtfully chosen schools for this child, and will be heavily invested in their learning outside of school.

We believe learning starts in infancy, and we will snuggle and read together daily from a very early age. We think it is important to bond and spend time together learning and exploring in our community.

We researched and chose a daycare that has an incredible program. We have watched our son flourish in it, and this child will also attend the same program. It offers a play-based curriculum and we have seen the children thrive academically and socially with teachers who truly love the kids.

We live within walking distance from top rated public schools in our state. We chose this school district because of the impressive education it offers. In addition to core subjects, students participate in Spanish, robotics, art, music, gym, and gardening/nutrition beginning in Kindergarten through 12th grade.

We are fortunate to have careers with flexibility to be involved in the classroom. We have had the opportunity to be room parents, attend class gardening times, go on field trips - and we look forward to having the same opportunities with this child.

Outside of school, we are supportive of hobbies and want to encourage this child to pursue whatever their passions are - while also traveling and exploring our community together to learn and uncover new interests.

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At a Family Gathering
At a Family Gathering
Hardware Store Project
Hardware Store Project
Hiking
Hiking
Painting
Painting
At Home With Our Pets
At Home With Our Pets
All Smiles
All Smiles
On Vacation in Barcelona
On Vacation in Barcelona
Air Hockey
Air Hockey
Dave Fishing
Dave Fishing
Doing an Art Project With Stickers
Doing an Art Project With Stickers
Danielle Sledding
Danielle Sledding
Dressed Up for a Special Event
Dressed Up for a Special Event
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Hardware Store Project
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Hiking
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Painting
Painting
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At Home With Our Pets
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All Smiles
All Smiles
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On Vacation in Barcelona
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Air Hockey
Air Hockey
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Dave Fishing
Dave Fishing
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Doing an Art Project With Stickers
Doing an Art Project With Stickers
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Danielle Sledding
Danielle Sledding
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Dressed Up for a Special Event
Dressed Up for a Special Event

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We love the family friendly Missouri community we live in. We live on a quiet street with other young families with children, and a significant amount of diversity. The home is walking distance to the elementary school and a large park with playgrounds, picnic areas, and soccer fields.

We love many things about our home. It has five large bedrooms and a lower level that we use as a children's playroom. This child's bedroom will be decorated to their preference as they get older. The large, flat yard is ideal for riding bikes, playing soccer, having snowball fights and blowing bubbles. It includes a play set, and a patio with an in-ground pool and barbecue area, and many gardens we enjoy maintaining together as a family.

We are active members in our community through the preschool and elementary school, and our religious community. We enjoy community events, farmers markets, birthday parties, and community parks and recreation with the families we've met in the area - and with the families of our many childhood friends who live nearby and have young children in our same school district.

Our Extended Families

Family Birthday Party

Family is a priority for us, and we spend time with them often. We live nearby both sets of our parents , Danielle's grandfather, two of our four siblings and their families, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and their children. This child will be surrounded by and welcomed with love by a large family that cannot wait to meet him or her.

With Danielle's Grandfather

We enjoy many family traditions including weekly dinners with Dave's parents, siblings, and cousins, and Danielle's parents, grandfather and other extended family. Other traditions include family game nights (especially kid friendly games like Candy Land, and adult games like Scrabble and Monopoly Deal), sledding together in winter, swimming in our pool and barbecuing in summer, and many cousin get togethers throughout the year. There are many cousins in town ranging in age from 3 - 16 who enjoy going to parks, taking train rides, indoor rock climbing, trampoline parks, and doing puzzles and playing games together.

From Us to You

We are so grateful to have this opportunity to write to you. We know that your selfless act will be a life changing one for you. There is a quote about adoption, "the magnitude of the tragedy and the depth of the privilege are not lost on me." This is one we reflect on often as we think about your path of entering into adoption - as well as our deep gratitude to you for giving this incredible gift. We know you want the best for your child, and come into this with your own fears and desires.

As we recognize your experience with adoption is different than ours, we also hope you know what an incredible gift adoption is for us. We have struggled mightily to have and grow our family. We have gone through 7 years of fertility treatments that have included failed pregnancies, a very difficult pregnancy that blessed us with our son in 2014, and years of failed fertility treatments and IVF that no longer result in pregnancies. What we have learned on this journey is that what we desire most is to grow our family. We pray daily for the opportunity to raise another child, and we believe it is love that builds families - not blood. We have learned this through our personal journey, and it has been reinforced many times over in the experiences we've had with adoption. Adoption has blessed the lives of so many people we know and love, and through our volunteer work with the local foster and adoptive care agency. We know the minute we meet and hold this child, we will love them more than anything in this world - and will begin a lifetime together as family.

We have been friends for over a decade, and have been lovingly married since 2011. Our families were friends in previous generations, and we value dearly the close relationships we have with our immediate and extended families - and the relationships they have with each other. Given how important family is to both of us, and that we both come from large families, we have spent every moment of our life together dreaming and hoping to include children in our family. Some of our most treasured relationships are with our own siblings, and we are so excited to give this child and our son the gift of a sibling to go through life with.

When we are blessed by adoption, if you desire it, we will grow our family to include a relationship with your family - this child's birth family. We will provide letters and pictures and emails to help you share our pride in their growth and happiness - all with a goal of reinforcing the decision you've made was a positive one for this child. We know the benefits to this child, to you, and to us of a level of openness in adoption - and want to partner with you to provide these updates if that is what you desire. We hope to learn and incorporate some of your family traditions into our family. We hope that whether through pictures, letters, emails, or visits throughout the years this child will grow up understanding the decision you have so lovingly made and knowing where he or she comes from.

Thank you for considering us to be your partners on this adoption journey.

With love,

Dave & Danielle

Favorites

Dave
Danielle
Actor
Arnold Schwartzenneger
Bradley Cooper, Sterling K Brown
Actress
Julianne Moore
Mandy Moore
Animal
Dogs
Cats and dogs
Author
Walter Isaacson
Emily Giffin
Book
The Power of Now
Candy Bar
Snickers
Crunch Bar
Cartoon
Simpsons
Sesame Street, Paw Patrol
Childhood Memory
Summer Camp
Disney World with my mom, dad and brother
Childhood Toy
Legos
My Cabbage Patch doll, Maggie
Children's Book
Goodnight Moon
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
City
Jerusalem
Nashville, TN
Classic Movie
Godfather
Wizard of Oz
Color
Blue
Blue
Day of Week
I like every day
Saturday and Sunday - I love when my family is home from work and school and the focus is on being together
Dessert
Ice Cream
I've never met a dessert I don't like...
Disney Movie
Moana
The Little Mermaid
Dream Car
Tesla Model S
A convertible
Dream Job
High School History Teacher, but I love leading my company and helping the people that work for me. I feel like I am doing what I was meant to do.
If I were to go back to school and start over, I'd love to be an early childhood education teacher. I love what I do because I get to make a difference each day through helping clients solve problems.
Dream Vacation
Traveling to India and China
India, France, Disney with my family
Family Activity
Hiking
Family game night (board games and card games)
Flower / Plant
Hibiscus
Tulips
Food
Buffalo Chicken Wings
Mexican
Form of Exercise
Hiking or Biking or Soccer
Pilates, weight training
Fruit
Orange or Tangerine
Apples, bananas, strawberries
Game
Backgammon
Monopoly Deal (card game)
Hobby
Gardening
Cooking
Holiday
4th of July
Chanukah and Christmas - I love the magic of the season
Holiday Song
Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer
Ave Maria
Holiday Tradition
Family Dinners with all of the Aunts, Uncles and Cousins
Driving around looking at Christmas lights
Ice Cream
Dulce de Leche
Mint chocolate chip
Junk Food
Jalepeno Flavored Potato Chips
Leisure Activity
Floating on a raft in the pool
Laying on a raft in the pool
Magazine
Inc
Memory with a Child
The first time we took our son sledding and seeing the pure joy on his face as he went down the hills
Taking our son to see Aladdin at the theater - it was amazing seeing the magic through his eyes!
Memory with Spouse
The birth of our son. We had tried so hard for so long to have children. It was a magical experience.
Finally welcoming our son after many years of struggling with infertility and loss, exploring Spain and France together, playing Monopoly Deal
Movie
Caddy Shack
Office Space
Movie Munchie
Buttered Popcorn
Popcorn
Movie Quote
"If you're not first, you're last"- Ricky Bobby
"Do or do not. There is no try." Star Wars
Movie Type
Action Adventure or Comedy
Romantic Comedies
Musical
Camelot
Rent
Musical Group
Radiohead
Rascal Flatts, Eric Church, Brett Young
Nursery Rhyme
No More Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
If You're Happy and You Know It, Wheels on the Bus
Olympic Event
Wrestling
Gymnastics
Personal Hero
Theodore Roosevelt
My mom
Play
A Man for All Seasons
Romeo & Juliet
Poet
Robert Frost
Shel Silverstein
Quality about my Spouse
Sense of Humor, Total devotion to our family
Warm, inviting personality, his drive to succeed, fun loving nature, and his little acts of kindness (like making me a cup of coffee every morning)
Quote
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." - Thomas A. Edison
Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind, always.
Restaurant
Panera Bread Company
Our local Mexican restaurant
Sandwich
Philly Cheese Steak
Veggie
Scripture
The book of Judges
"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but r
Shopping Store
Costco
Target
Song
Chicken Fried- Zac Brown Band
Bless the Broken Road - Rascal Flatts
Sport to Play
Soccer
Sport to Watch
Baseball
Baseball
Sports Star
Peyton Manning, he is so likable and does a lot of good in the community
Sports Team
St. Louis Cardinals
Baseball Cardinals
Subject in School
History
Science
Superhero
Dead Pool
Batman
Thing to Cook
Pasta
Anything I haven't cooked before - I love trying new recipes!
Time of Day
Morning, while everything is still fresh and the whole day is an opportunity
Evening
Tradition
Family dinners on Friday night with my parents, wife, son and siblings.
Family dinners with our extended family every week
TV Show
Game of Thrones
A Million Little Things, This Is Us
TV Show Character
Tyrion Lannister
Rebecca Pearson on This is Us
Type of Music
Country
Country
Vacation Spot
Anywhere with a lot of historic significance
The beach
Video Game
I like playing games on the Wii
Super Mario

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