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David & Nancy

Having adopted our three children, we know what a selfless act of love it truly is for a woman to make an adoption plan for her child. We have been blessed to witness this three different times in our lives. As we desire a fourth child, it is a privilege and honor to have the opportunity to grow our family again through the gift of adoption. We hope that the incredible love we share within our family will be obvious as you journey down this road and consider us as parents, and our children as siblings, for your child.

About Us

David
Nancy
Job
Physician
Stay-at-Home Mom
Education
Doctor of Medicine
Master's Degree in Speech and Language Pathology
Children
Henry, Edith , Conrad
Relationship
Legally Married

Adoption in Our Lives

Our Family

We adopted all three of our children; Henry, Edith and Conrad. Building our family through adoption was the best decision we have ever made! We love our children more than anything, and we are ecstatic that we have the opportunity to share our love with a fourth child. Words cannot describe the immense gratitude we have towards each of our children's birth mothers for giving us the honor and privilege to be their parents. All three of our children were born in a different state and have their own unique adoption story that we share with them quite often. However, the glaring similarity between their stories is that they each have a tremendously courageous and selfless birth mother who loves them so deeply that they were willing to put their needs above their own. In our eyes, there is no greater love. We share pictures and letters with each of our children's birth mothers and will do the same for our next child as well as share in the level of openness you desire such as emails, calls, FaceTime, and/or visits. Nancy makes each of our children baby books depicting their adoption story and first year of life. She will do the same for our next child. Our children love when we flip through these albums with them and share some of the personal details of their adoption stories. It has been a true honor to grow our family through adoption and witness firsthand such selfless love from our children's birth mothers. We are humbled that we have the opportunity to meet yet another incredible birth mother and to continue to grow our family through adoption.

Our Family Traditions

Toys For Tots Donation

Traditions are highly valued in our family because those are the memories we each hold closest to our hearts from childhood. For every holiday, it is a tradition for our children to make a small decoration to pass out at the local nursing home. We love seeing the joy our children are able to bring to those in need.

Each year on our birthdays, we add an extra candle on the birthday cake for good luck. The children love having an "extra" candle on their cake to blow out!

On Halloween, we host a party at our house with Nancy's side of the family. We get together for chili, take the kids trick-or-treating, play games like bobbing for apples, and end with all the cousins in their pajamas, snuggled up together reading their favorite Halloween books and eating candy.

During the Christmas season, we have made it a tradition to take our children to pick out a toy to donate to "Toys for Tots." We feel it is important to help our children truly understand the meaning of the Christmas season.

Lastly, on New Year's Eve, Nancy and her older sister have a tradition of planning an early party for the children, complete with a countdown clock, party hats, blowers, pizza, and apple juice in fancy glasses for the children to toast. It is a great way to start the year!

Our Pup, Pancake

Pancake

In August 2012, we decided to add an additional family member: our dog, Pancake. Pancake is a Cavachon (Bichon Frise and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel). Our children always giggle when we tell them Pancake was adopted too; from the state of Ohio! When we walked into the breeder's house, there were three eleven-week-old puppies sleeping in a cage. Pancake immediately jumped up to greet us, and we both fell in love with her. Pancake has added so much joy to our lives. She is literally the sweetest, most loving, and cutest dog we have ever seen! Everyone who meets her instantly falls in love. It melts our hearts as to how much she is in love with our children. She often gives them kisses, chews her bone right next to them, and will initiate a game of tug-of-war to play with them. She is crazy about children and always so gentle and loving. We love to take her for walks in our neighborhood, play ball with her in the backyard, and sleep with her snuggled between the two of us in bed all night long. We cannot wait for her to become a big sister again because we know she is going to absolutely love having a fourth child as part of our family.

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Having Fun at a 1920's Party
Having Fun at a 1920's Party
New Year's Eve Party at Our Home
New Year's Eve Party at Our Home
Happy Halloween!
Happy Halloween!
David & the Kids Playing
David & the Kids Playing
A Day at the Beach
A Day at the Beach
Looking Through the Kids' Adoption Photo Albums
Looking Through the Kids' Adoption Photo Albums
Picking Apples
Picking Apples
David Doing Science With the Kids
David Doing Science With the Kids
Nancy Petting a Sea Turtle
Nancy Petting a Sea Turtle
Fun in the Pool
Fun in the Pool
We Can't Wait to Add Another Child to Our Family!
We Can't Wait to Add Another Child to Our Family!
All Dressed Up
All Dressed Up
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Having Fun at a 1920's Party
Having Fun at a 1920's Party
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New Year's Eve Party at Our Home
New Year's Eve Party at Our Home
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Happy Halloween!
Happy Halloween!
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David & the Kids Playing
David & the Kids Playing
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A Day at the Beach
A Day at the Beach
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Looking Through the Kids' Adoption Photo Albums
Looking Through the Kids' Adoption Photo Albums
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Picking Apples
Picking Apples
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David Doing Science With the Kids
David Doing Science With the Kids
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Nancy Petting a Sea Turtle
Nancy Petting a Sea Turtle
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Fun in the Pool
Fun in the Pool
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We Can't Wait to Add Another Child to Our Family!
We Can't Wait to Add Another Child to Our Family!
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All Dressed Up
All Dressed Up

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We moved into our dream home two years ago. It is a large home at the end of a cul-de-sac with a huge backyard. We have our own private sports court to play an array of sports on, a large grassy area for the kids to run around on, and a big play scape with multiple swings, slides, and sandboxes.

Our subdivision also has its own private pool and playground for residents, which we get a great deal of use out of as well.

We are a two-minute drive away from the private school our children attend and are also in one of the best public school districts in Michigan.

Our house is in a very quiet location, but we are only an eight-minute drive away from a booming downtown area that has multiple family events all year long including parades, concerts, art shows, ice festivals, and more.

We also have an amazing library in our downtown that we visit weekly picking up and dropping off a humongous stack of books to read.

We love our house and are thrilled to have more space for our growing family.

Our Extended Families

Nancy's Parents & Grandkids

We are blessed to be surrounded by extended family. We actually live in the same subdivision as Nancy's older sister, husband, and six young girls. We see them multiple times a week and our children attend the same school. Nancy's parents, who have been married for over 47 years, are a short walk away through the woods. The lyrics, "Over the river and through the woods, to Grandmother's house we go" are literally true in our family! Nancy's oldest sister and husband are a 15-minute drive away and they are very active in our children's lives.

David's Parents & Grandkids

David's parents, who have been married for over 46 years are a short drive away and we see them on a weekly basis. Our kids love going to their grandparent's house to visit especially when Grandma bakes her homemade pumpkin pie with whip cream on top. Grandpa is always sure to give each of our children squirts of whip cream from the can directly into their mouths, which our kids think is absolutely hilarious! David's older brother, wife, and three young boys live in the same city as his parents and you will often find us together for a family dinner. David's younger brother and two young daughters live in Arizona. We call, FaceTime, and visit them as much as possible.

From Us to You

Our names are David and Nancy. We have known each other for over thirteen years and have been married since the summer of 2010. We are soulmates and best friends. We feel blessed to have found each other and honored to be married to one another.

One of the many desires we have always had in common is to have a large family. When we were ready to start our family, we were disappointed to find out it did not come as easily as we would have hoped. We did not let despair set in. Instead of questioning why we were unable to build our family through a natural pregnancy, we felt we had a clear answer as to how God was calling us to grow our family, which was through adoption.

We have three beautiful children through the gift of adoption. Our son, Henry, is big and strong on the outside, but the sweetest, most loving, and sensitive little boy on the inside. He is a natural oldest child who aims to please in everything he does. Our daughter, Edith, is the happiest, most talkative little girl. She literally lights up every room she enters. Our youngest son, Conrad, is super affectionate and is such a fun little boy. He is the jokester of the family and constantly has us all laughing. He will make an awesome big brother!

In our eyes, nothing could be more beautiful to us than for our family to have many children close in age through the gift of adoption. Watching the sibling bond form between Henry, Edy and Conrad has been one of the most beautiful things we have ever witnessed. Our children were born in three different states and are not biologically related but they are siblings to their core. Even though they fight like all siblings, they are truly each other's best friends. They know that they are extra special because they grew in our hearts and in their birth mothers' tummies. They are so excited that God has placed the love for another baby in our hearts, and it is only a matter of time until we bring this baby home. We cannot wait to give our children the gift of another sibling who they will embrace with open arms and be best friends with for life.

Family is one of our top priorities. We are thankful that with David being an emergency medicine physician, he is able to be home a great deal with the family, since he works less than forty hours a week and has a very flexible schedule. David's career also allows Nancy to be a full-time, stay-at-home mom. With Nancy having an educational background in speech and language, with a focus in early childhood development, she is able to provide our children with the building blocks of a strong foundation for future academic success. We promise to make education one of the top priorities for this child. We understand that all children learn in different ways, therefore, we will nurture and support this child to help him or her reach his or her fullest potential.

We also highly prioritize our marriage. We believe that if we keep our marriage strong, our family will be strong. We are blessed to have both sets of parents who volunteer to help us out and babysit our children quite often whether that be for weekend date nights or a short vacation get-a-way for the two of us. We truly value having alone time to focus on each other. In our spare time, David also loves to get out with his dad, brothers, or colleagues to play a round of golf. Nancy enjoys spending time with her mom, sisters, and friends either going on a long evening walk or getting a manicure and pedicure together.

In our family, your child will always know of the incredible selfless act you chose on behalf of the tremendous love you have for him or her. This act alone sets the foundation for teaching your child what incredible goodness exists in the world. You will serve as the first and greatest role model for your child, and we will be eternally grateful. We want to share with you in the level of adoption openness you desire for your child whether that be emails, phone calls, FaceTime, and/or visits. We will also capture as many precious moments as possible and share them with you through pictures and letters. We will want to ensure you find comfort in knowing how happy your child is and how much joy he or she brings to our lives.

We hope you have come to understand how much we desire to become parents for the fourth time through adoption and the incredible amount of love we have to share with your child. If you choose us as your child's adoptive parents, we promise you that this child, along with his or her brothers and sister, will be our top priorities in life. We will be forever grateful from the bottom of our hearts and souls to you for making our dreams come true by growing our family through adoption.

David & Nancy

Favorites

David
Nancy
Actor
Hugh Jackman
Dennis Quaid
Actress
Cameron Diaz
Julia Roberts
Animal
Elephant
Polar Bear
Author
Michael Crichton
Nicholas Sparks
Book
Lord of the Rings
The Notebook
Candy Bar
Hershey's with Almonds
Twix
Cartoon
X-Men
Dennis the Menace
Childhood Memory
Vacations Up North
Waking Up on Christmas Morning
Childhood Toy
Nintendo
Barbie Dolls
Children's Book
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Goodnight Moon
City
Toronto
Chicago
Classic Movie
Forest Gump
Steel Magnolias
Color
Yellow
Pink
Day of Week
Friday
Friday
Dessert
Chocolate & Peanut Butter
Cheesecake
Disney Movie
Aladdin
Cinderella
Dream Car
Chevy Camero
Jaguar
Dream Job
Physician
Stay-At-Home Mom (Living It)
Dream Vacation
Napa Valley
Family Disney World Trip as a Mom of Many Children
Family Activity
Board Games
Bike Riding
Flower / Plant
Daisy
Tulip
Food
Mexican
Salami
Form of Exercise
Walking/Jogging
Walking/Running
Fruit
Apple
Raspberry
Game
Life
Uno
Hobby
Golf
Making Family Photo Albums
Holiday
Thanksgiving
Christmas
Holiday Song
O Holy Night
Silent Night
Holiday Tradition
Polar Express Train Ride at Christmastime
Baking Christmas Cookie Cutouts & Decorating them with the Kids During Christmastime
Ice Cream
Cookies & Cream
Mint Chocolate Chip
Junk Food
Fritos
Warm & Soft Fluffy White Bread with Lots of Butter
Leisure Activity
Netflix
Watching a Netflix Series with My Husband
Magazine
People
Memory with a Child
Teaching Children to Ride a Bike
Meeting My Children for the First Time
Memory with Spouse
Proposing to My Wife (First & Only Time I was able to Surprise Her)
Living in Hawaii for 1 Month During His Residency
Movie
Avengers
Titanic
Movie Munchie
Peanut M & M's
Popcorn with Lots of Butter
Movie Type
Action/Adventure
Romance
Musical
Lion King
Wicked
Musical Group
Beach Boys
The Beach Boys
Nursery Rhyme
Humpty Dumpty
Hickory Dickory Dock
Olympic Event
Ping Pong
Ice Skating
Personal Hero
My Parents
My Children's Birth Mothers
Play
A Flea In Her Ear
Annie
Poet
Robert Frost
Quality about my Spouse
Selflessness
Positivity
Quote
"In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love." -Mother Teresa
Restaurant
Taco Bell
Coney Island
Sandwich
Peanut Butter & Jelly
Spicy Italian Sub from Subway
Scripture
Revelations 9:11
1 Samuel 1:27 "I prayed for this child and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him."
Shopping Store
Costco
Amazon
Song
Catch Me If You Can
Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Sport to Play
Golf
Soccer
Sport to Watch
Baseball
Hockey
Sports Team
Detroit Pistons
Subject in School
Math
Math
Superhero
Iron Man
Thing to Cook
Pancakes for the Family on Sundays
Baking and Decorating My Children's Birthday Cakes
Time of Day
Evening
Evening
Tradition
Extra Candle on Birthday Cake
Toys for Tots Drop Off with My Kids During Christmastime
TV Show
Modern Family
This Is Us
Type of Music
Oldies
Oldies
Vacation Spot
Caribbean
Warm Beach
Video Game
Zelda
Super Mario 3 on Nintendo

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