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Zan & Billi

We are eternally grateful that you would consider us as potential parents for your child. We believe that the life of a child is the greatest gift, and that to be a parent is truly a privilege. What we want more than anything is an opportunity to grow our family through adoption and have a child that we can love with all of our hearts.

About Us

Zan
Billi
Job
Attorney - U.S. Army
Legal Administration
Education
Law Degree
Law Degree
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Our Lifestyle

Hiking to Cummins Falls, Tennessee

Our life is focused on family and each other. We find pleasure in the simple things in life, especially spending time with the people we love.

Our daily life is low-key. After work, we enjoy having dinner together and watching our favorite TV show. We go for walks together in the fresh air, swim at the pool, or in the winter, play in the snow. On the weekends, we go hiking, get together with friends, play board games, and attend church on Sundays.

Our military lifestyle allows us to live in different parts of the country. We take advantage of this opportunity by exploring the area, visiting historical sites and local parks. In Georgia, we visited eight different beaches up and down the coast. In Tennessee, we hiked to six waterfalls. We also make it a priority to go home every Christmas to celebrate with our extended families.

Every year we take a special vacation to reconnect and focus on each other. We may take a short road trip or fly, traveling to a beautiful beach or a historical location. One of our favorite trips was to Volcanoes National Park in Hawaii, where we stayed in a rainforest cottage and hiked to breathtaking volcanoes and craters.

We cannot wait to make memories with our child, celebrating the simple beauty of everyday life, spending time with extended family, and enjoying special vacations.

Discussing Adoption

We will always be open with our child about the fact that they are adopted. We will tell them that they have been loved for every moment of their life. Before our child was ever born, we loved them and prayed for them and could not wait for the day that God brought them to us. We will tell them that adoption is an incredible act of love from everyone involved. We will tell them that their birth parents were brave and gave us the most precious gift we could imagine: our family. We will thank God for the child's birth parents and teach our child that love builds a family.

We would ensure that our child understands that we love them with all of our hearts, regardless of how they came into our lives. In today's society there are many ways to create a family, but a family is built on relationships and love. Adoption is one such way, but we will ensure that they always feel loved and know that they are our child, and forever a part of our family.

Unique Facts About Us:

Zan Playing Guitar

  • Zan loves music and plays the saxophone and guitar.
  • Billi enjoys photography and always has a camera with her everywhere she goes.
  • Zan was the Valedictorian of his high school class, graduating #1 out of almost 600 students.
  • Billi loves reading and sets a goal to read 100 books every year.
  • Zan is always exploring new physical activities, such as surfing, martial arts, skydiving, and lacrosse.
  • Billi practices yoga and is a Registered Yoga Teacher.
  • Zan reached the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts.
  • Billi loves coffee and always has a cup of coffee in her hand.
  • We celebrate Zan's birthday every year going to our favorite burger spot and watching the new Marvel movie in the theater.
  • Billi spent a summer in college backpacking across Europe with her best friend.
  • Shooting a Portrait Session

    Video

    Photos

    New Year's Day in Hawaii
    New Year's Day in Hawaii
    Racquetball Date Night
    Racquetball Date Night
    So Much Fun at the Color Run
    So Much Fun at the Color Run
    Walking Through Seven Miles of Christmas Lights
    Walking Through Seven Miles of Christmas Lights
    Enjoying the View in Colorado
    Enjoying the View in Colorado
    Surf's Up!
    Surf's Up!
    Hiking Through the Smoky Mountains
    Hiking Through the Smoky Mountains
    Billi Teaching a Yoga Class
    Billi Teaching a Yoga Class
    Zan Visiting Petra in Jordan
    Zan Visiting Petra in Jordan
    Sunset Walk on the Beach
    Sunset Walk on the Beach
    Hugs From Our Nephews
    Hugs From Our Nephews
    Chasing Waterfalls in Rock Island, Tennessee
    Chasing Waterfalls in Rock Island, Tennessee
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    New Year's Day in Hawaii
    New Year's Day in Hawaii
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    Racquetball Date Night
    Racquetball Date Night
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    So Much Fun at the Color Run
    So Much Fun at the Color Run
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    Walking Through Seven Miles of Christmas Lights
    Walking Through Seven Miles of Christmas Lights
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    Enjoying the View in Colorado
    Enjoying the View in Colorado
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    Surf's Up!
    Surf's Up!
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    Hiking Through the Smoky Mountains
    Hiking Through the Smoky Mountains
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    Billi Teaching a Yoga Class
    Billi Teaching a Yoga Class
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    Zan Visiting Petra in Jordan
    Zan Visiting Petra in Jordan
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    Sunset Walk on the Beach
    Sunset Walk on the Beach
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    Hugs From Our Nephews
    Hugs From Our Nephews
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    Chasing Waterfalls in Rock Island, Tennessee
    Chasing Waterfalls in Rock Island, Tennessee

    Our House and Neighborhood

    In Our Backyard

    As a military family, we have had amazing opportunities to live all over the United States, in Texas, Georgia, Hawaii, Tennessee, and Virginia. While we love getting to live in new places, we are so excited to be in Virginia for several years! Our military community provides wonderful support for families. We enjoy fun activities for kids and families, to include holiday events (Halloween trick-or-treating, Christmas party), field trips, game nights, movies, and social events.

    We live in a small town with big city opportunities. We can get anywhere in 15 minutes, but have access to amazing schools, museums, and historical sites. Our city is very beautiful, with rolling hills, lots of trees and parks, and mountains in the distance.

    We live in a large four-bedroom townhouse with plenty of space for our future child. We have a large family room where we can relax together. We love spending time outside on our decks, grilling food or watching the sunset over the mountains. Our neighborhood has many other young families and lots of other children to play with. We can walk to multiple playgrounds in our neighborhood, including basketball and tennis courts.

    Nearby, we have many large parks with sports fields and hiking trails, where we enjoy nature and exercise. There is a large national park an hour away with beautiful waterfalls that we love to explore. Our small city is also home to a large university with many fun opportunities for families, including sporting events, concerts, and historical events.

    Our Extended Families

    Billi's Family

    We believe that family is one of the greatest gifts in our life. We are very blessed with loving, close-knit, supportive families. Our families are very supportive of our adoption and cannot wait to love on our child.

    We both grew up watching our parents value long, strong marriages (more than 40 years and counting!). We were raised to believe that family is a treasure, something you never give up on. Zan's parents and Billi's parents live near each other in Texas. We talk to them every week and see them several times a year.

    Zan's Family

    Zan has a twin brother and an older sister. They have given us nieces and nephews that we adore. Their families live in Alabama, and we communicate with them often and see them a few times a year. Billi has a younger sister/ best friend who lives in Texas. They are extremely close, communicate all the time, and visit each other often.

    One of our favorite family traditions is celebrating Christmas together in Texas. We visit our families every December and enjoy family game nights playing board games and dominoes, attending church, and watching old home videos.

    We also have close bonds with our aunts, uncles, and cousins. Our extended family makes it a priority to be present for big life events. Every year, many of us travel to visit each other for birthdays, promotions, holidays, and other special events. At times, we are so blessed to have over 30 family members gathered in celebration!

    From Us to You

    Thank you for reviewing our profile and taking the time to consider us as potential parents for your child. We recognize and appreciate the significant decision you are considering, and we are so very grateful for you. We can only imagine how much time and emotional energy you have put into this process, and how difficult it must be to decide who are the best people to raise your child. Please know that you are not alone. We have spent countless hours thinking and praying about this decision, and we are here to support you. We hope that learning more about us will help give you peace of mind as you consider adoption.

    Adoption is a beautiful act of courage. We know that you are brave and strong, and we are thankful that you would consider adoption. We know that our hearts yearn for our child, and we are amazingly grateful for people like you in this world who would give such a gift to a couple like us. We know that we will love our child unconditionally, with everything that we have, and we will raise our child responsibly, in a safe, healthy, happy home.

    We have dreamed about our child for a very long time. We have been together for thirteen years and married for nine. Since the beginning, we knew we would not become parents biologically, and we have long felt the call to adoption on our hearts. To us, a child is both an amazing gift and an immense responsibility. We cannot wait to meet our child, to see them smile and laugh, to hold them when they cry, and to celebrate them as they learn and grow. We will protect and nurture our child. Our child will receive an excellent education and all of the best possibilities we can offer them. Even more importantly, we will ensure that our child grows up happy and healthy and feels loved from the moment they are born, and every moment thereafter.

    We would love for you to know that we have a happy, stable marriage, full of love and laughter. We spend time together playing games and exploring nature. We love to joke around, be silly, and make each other laugh every day. We believe in the importance of strong character, work ethic, and treating everyone with kindness and respect. Please know that our child will live in a happy and loving home.

    We are very excited for the future. As a military family, we center our lives around God, our country, and our family. We have had incredible opportunities to live in new places and travel the world. We have had many adventures over the years and cannot wait to share them with our child. We have very close-knit, supportive families who are so excited about our adoption. We get together several times a year to celebrate holidays and special events, and our families cannot wait to meet our child.

    We want you to know that you are very important to us. Your role in the formation of our family will always be celebrated and appreciated. We will always be honest with our child about their adoption, discussing it in a positive manner. We promise you that we will always speak highly of you, honoring you with our words and actions. We will respect your wishes regarding your relationship with us and our child. We would gladly welcome a relationship with you, one that is healthy and positive for our child. We would love to share letters, pictures, experiences and milestones, so that you will always know that our child is happy and healthy.

    We want our child to know that we are their parents and that we love them with all of our hearts, but that does not preclude them from knowing there is someone else that is a part of who they are and where they came from. If we are fortunate enough to be chosen to adopt your child, you would forever become part of ours, and our child's, extended family. Thank you again for your courage, your strength, and your selfless act in allowing a family to raise your child as their own.

    Zan & Billi

    Favorites

    Zan
    Billi
    Actor
    Edward Norton
    Dean Cain
    Actress
    Mandy Moore
    Lucille Ball
    Animal
    Wolf
    Dog
    Author
    Robert Ludlum/Clive Cussler
    Sarah J. Maas
    Book
    Count of Monte Cristo
    The Giver
    Candy Bar
    Reese's Peanut Butter Cup
    Gummy Bears
    Cartoon
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    Duck Tales
    Childhood Memory
    Family Road Trips
    Easter egg hunts with my little sister
    Childhood Toy
    Nerf Guns
    Teddy bear that my Mom made when I was a baby
    Children's Book
    Where The Wild Things Are
    Bridge to Terabithia
    City
    Fort Worth, TX
    Amelia Island, FL
    Classic Movie
    A Few Good Men
    Mary Poppins
    Color
    Blue
    Black
    Day of Week
    Friday
    Sunday
    Dessert
    Brownie Sundae
    Pumpkin Pie
    Disney Movie
    Lion King
    The Little Mermaid
    Dream Car
    Mustang
    Volkswagen Atlas
    Dream Job
    Island/Beach Realtor
    Helping People
    Dream Vacation
    Maldives
    Northern Lights
    Family Activity
    Hiking
    Hiking Waterfalls
    Flower / Plant
    Crepe Myrtle Tree
    Daffodils
    Food
    Chinese Food
    Tacos
    Form of Exercise
    Weight lifting
    Yoga
    Fruit
    Raspberry
    Bananas
    Game
    Trivia
    Scattergories
    Hobby
    Surfing
    Photography
    Holiday
    Christmas
    Christmas
    Holiday Song
    Mary Did You Know
    Carol of the Bells
    Holiday Tradition
    Making Christmas Fudge with the Family
    Family Game Night
    Ice Cream
    Cookies 'n Cream (Blue Bell)
    Vanilla
    Junk Food
    Ice Cream
    French Fries
    Leisure Activity
    Watching Movies
    Reading
    Memory with a Child
    Celebrating my promotion to Major with my niece and nephews.
    Singing "You Are My Sunshine" to my little sister when she was a baby
    Memory with Spouse
    The welcome home ceremony when I came home from deployment.
    The welcome home ceremony when Zan came home from his deployment.
    Movie
    Orange County
    Multiplicity
    Movie Munchie
    Popcorn
    Pizza
    Movie Quote
    "You can't handle the truth!"
    I like pizza, Steve. - Multiplicity
    Movie Type
    Comedy
    Comedy
    Musical
    The Greatest Showman
    Lion King
    Musical Group
    NeedtoBreathe
    Michael Jackson
    Nursery Rhyme
    Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
    Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
    Olympic Event
    Swimming
    Gymnastics
    Play
    Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
    MacBeth
    Poet
    Emily Dickinson
    Quality about my Spouse
    Intelligence/Caring
    Seeing the good in others
    Quote
    So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead. 1 Peter 1:6
    Restaurant
    Pappasitos (Tex Mex)
    Cracker Barrel
    Sandwich
    Burger
    BLT
    Scripture
    John 15:13 "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
    Romans 8:28
    Shopping Store
    Amazon
    Home Goods
    Song
    Brother (NeedtoBreathe)
    Sport to Play
    Lacrosse
    Volleyball
    Sport to Watch
    College Football
    Gymnastics
    Sports Star
    Jeff Bagwell
    Sports Team
    Texas Christian University
    Baylor Bears
    Subject in School
    History
    Psychology
    Superhero
    Batman
    Superman
    Thing to Cook
    Anything on the Grill
    French Toast
    Time of Day
    Evening
    Morning
    Tradition
    Birthday Burgers
    Celebrating birthdays by going on an adventure
    TV Show
    Friends
    The Office
    TV Show Character
    Chandler (Friends)
    Dwight Schrute
    Type of Music
    Alternative Rock
    Christian
    Vacation Spot
    Any beach
    Rock Island, TN
    Video Game
    James Bond: Goldeneye

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