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Greg & Molly
Thank you for taking the time to read our profile and learn more about us. We admire the love you have for your child, your bravery and your compassion to allow us the opportunity to join you and your child on this journey. We hope this profile will give you a snapshot of who we are and more importantly, the life your child would have growing up as part of our family.
Our Favorite Vacation Spot
We love to travel as a family. We are excited to share our love of travel and new adventures with your child. Since Molly has summers off of work, our family loves to plan two big vacations each summer. It is always a special time for us to bond closer together and make lasting memories.
One favorite trip, we went to Florida and went on a kayaking trip. There were dolphins and a pod of manatees that swam right past us. We also got to enjoy a day at Disney World, which is always a magical time.
Another memorable trip was to the Blue Ridge Mountains to escape the heat. We loved being able to see a sky full of stars at night and make s'mores by a campfire. We also got to take the kids on their first horseback ride. We can't wait to make new memories with another baby in our family.
What it Means to be Parents
We are parents to two children who are Greg's biological children and Molly's step-children and we love to watch them grow, learn and succeed. It brings us such joy to watch them set goals for themselves and achieve those goals. It is amazing to watch them grow and mature into increasingly independent people. Being parents is the greatest responsibility and honor. It means being selfless and patient, and putting the child's needs before our own. It means being able to instill all the good we see in ourselves and each other in another person and raising that person to carry those traits to the world. Being a parent is loving a child unconditionally at all times while also setting boundaries and rules to protect them and keep them safe. Being a parent is being a protector, a provider, a teacher, and a nurturer.
We want to make sure your child knows his/her birth story from a very young age. We believe in the benefits of a child knowing their birth story from the very beginning and helping them understand their unique story through every stage of their life. We want your child to know that their place in our family is secure and forever and also know the love you have for them. We want to weave their adoption story naturally into their life and will create a life book to help document and communicate their story. It is our goal for adoption to be a normal part of their life and know that it is a story filled with love for them. We honor your decision and will always respect you and your important place in your child's life.
Our House and Neighborhood
Our home is the center of our life. We live in a great family home in a large city in North Carolina. We love to be in our kitchen gathered around the island. It is the heart of our home and where we start each day together. We live in a beautiful neighborhood filled with young families.
Our neighborhood offers the best of both worlds, a quiet setting that is only a 20-minute drive to our downtown. Our neighborhood has great sidewalks and big trees. We love to go on nightly walks with our dog, Penny and catch up with our neighbors and their kids. We are walking distance from the elementary school, a park with a playground, and a greenway trail. Our neighborhood park hosts trunk-or-treat at Halloween and several annual food truck rallies. Living in a larger city gives us the ability to enjoy sporting events, concerts, and cultural events throughout the year.
During the summer months we spend a lot of time at our pool club. Our kids love to spend the day jumping off the diving board with their friends and getting a treat from the snack bar. Our pool club hosts annual parties for Memorial day, 4th of July, and Labor Day that have become a family-must for the summer.
Our Extended Families
We both come from close-knit families and believe few things are more important. Our extended families are over the moon for our family to grow through adoption. Greg's parents, his sister, and her family live a short driving distance away and we get to spend a lot of time with them. His parents, Mae-mae and Pop, live at the beach and host us for several get-a-ways. They come up to our house to support our children at sporting events, school musicals, and band concerts. When together we enjoy finding a new board game and grilling out. Mae-mae and Pop love their grandchildren and can't wait for another grandchild in their life.
Although Molly's family lives farther away, distance doesn't keep us from making family time a priority. One of our favorite places to come together is a small beach town in Florida that Molly's dad has been going to since he was a small boy. Grandpa loves taking the grand-kids to all his favorite ice cream shops and grandma loves to help everyone find the perfect souvenir. Molly's brother and his wife just welcomed a new baby. We are excited for our families to grow together and continue on our family traditions.
From Us to You
Hi, we are Molly and Greg and we can't thank you enough for taking the time to get to know us. We are excited for you to learn about us and our family as you choose what is best for your child.
We met over seven years ago through a mutual friend who played match maker for us and she could not have done a better job. When we first met, we were living in two different cities but quickly realized the world made more sense when we were together. We found the perfect home to build our family and have been married for over three years. Among the many things that make our relationship so strong are love and respect for one another, our stability, and mutual goal to build a strong happy family together. We love having a full house, cooking big family dinners, and going on family road trips.
While our family is blessed with Greg's biological children, Emma and Charlie, we are not able to have biological children together. At first this was difficult to deal with but it did not change our desire to have more children. Greg's uncle is adopted and we have a very close friend who is adopted as well. Having adoption as a part of our family and friends helped us see all the positives of choosing adoption and has given us a better understanding of how it shapes your life. We believe families come together in all sorts of ways. Beginning the adoption process was the natural next step for us and a beautiful way for us to complete our family.
As parents, we promise to unconditionally love, encourage, teach, motivate, inspire, support, and stand behind your child. We promise to allow them to be their own person, follow their dreams, and do everything in our power to help them succeed. We promise to teach them how to laugh, how to be a good friend, how to live every day to the fullest, and how to enjoy their life.
We value the importance of an open adoption and we hope to build a lasting relationship with you. We are open to staying connected and sharing updates and pictures via the phone and email, as well as annual visits. You will always be an important part of our life and your child's life. We promise to include you as we celebrate birthdays, milestones, and special moments throughout the years. However, we will respect any level of communication that you are comfortable with.
We go in to adoption with a strong faith and great hope. We both have close, loving families and friends that are so excited to welcome a new baby into all of our lives. We look forward to getting to know more about you and to be able to support you and your choice. Thank you again for your willingness to get to know us and help us in our dream to complete our family.
Greg & Molly