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Andy & Sibyl

We believe the opportunity to adopt is a gift. We admire your courage as you read our profile. Since marriage we planned to grow our family and exploring adoption has been our focus. We know that you have many things to consider. Please know that in our home, we have an abundance of love and joy and want nothing more than to share all we have.

About Us

Andy
Sibyl
Job
Product Development
Attorney
Education
Master's Degree
Juris Doctor
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Our Adventures

Enjoying a Beautiful Day in Paradise

We believe that life should be a fun adventure. Even a day at home can be an adventure. When we bought our home, we quickly began the usual tasks of cleaning, fixing, and unpacking. Since the backyard was huge and a bit neglected, we put off raking leaves until the last weekend possible. Near the end of an exhausting weekend spent raking the seemingly endless field of leaves we discovered a flagstone path that had been buried for years under a thick mulch. Following the trail, we learned it led to a perfect area for a garden. The chore of raking would have been boring to most couples, but we came to love spending time working together to make our house a home. Before long our amateur interest in gardening resulted in a design that includes a dedicated garden area and tons of green space to entertain friends and family.

For adventures further from home, we often spend our weekends on road trips to visit friends or exploring one of Tennessee's hiking trails. We try to take 1-2 international trips a year. Prior to each trip we make an agenda to try and squeeze in as many of the culture experiences as time allows. We have even been so lucky to find friendly locals to show us things like how coffee beans are picked and how to make a cool local dish. Although our family trip to West Africa was postponed, Sibyl hopes that we will be able to reschedule soon so that Andy can see the village where Sibyl's dad was born and raised.

Education We will Provide

We Can't Wait to be Parents!

We believe access to a good education creates a strong foundation for a fulfilling and successful life. As immigrants to the US, Sibyl's parents worked hard and fought tirelessly to make sure Sibyl was able to have opportunities that they were denied. They made sure that Sibyl took advantage of those opportunities and always expressed their unshakeable belief that she would succeed at whatever she put her mind to. Today, Sibyl often participates in volunteer programs that work with at-risk youth to discuss the importance of education and is passionate about creating a positive academic environment.

Andy comes from a family of engineers and pharmacists and was raised to always be curious and challenge himself. Though we both have earned advanced degrees and share a strong appreciation for the value of a formal education, we also believe in the educational value of life experiences outside of the classroom. We embrace both and would offer both to this child. Likewise, we feel it is just as important to immerse ourselves in varied cultural experiences, learning to be open-minded, respectful, and appreciate people and situations different from our own. Exploring the country (and the world) while also visiting lifelong friends is an example of how we intend to create an environment of lifelong learning that stretches far beyond textbooks.

Discussing Adoption

We believe that communication and openness are vital to the enduring success of our relationship. We carry this value into many of our relationships; work, friends, and family. We would want to share as much as you are comfortable allowing. We want children in their family to know and understand the importance of adoption and the magnitude of love that surrounds the process from every angle. It is important that a child understands the different ways a family can grow and find strength together. We would be open and honest with a child about adoption, the process, and the blessings that it presents. We have several close friends and family members that have adopted, are in the midst of the adoption process, or were adopted. We have and would continue to leverage their advice and guidance every step of the way. We are grateful for the opportunity adoption provides and seek not simply to embrace it, but instead to cherish it as part of God's plan for us and our dreams of raising a loving family together.

Photos

Wandering the West Coast
Wandering the West Coast
Enjoying the Views from a Treetop Terrace
Enjoying the Views from a Treetop Terrace
Snuggles with Our Niece
Snuggles with Our Niece
Ready for the Derby
Ready for the Derby
Spending Time with Family
Spending Time with Family
Quality Time with Our Nephew
Quality Time with Our Nephew
Go Browns!
Go Browns!
Meeting Our Niece
Meeting Our Niece
Hiking in Costa Rica
Hiking in Costa Rica
Going for a Spin
Going for a Spin
Volunteering wiht Friends
Volunteering wiht Friends
So Happy Together
So Happy Together
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Wandering the West Coast
Wandering the West Coast
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Enjoying the Views from a Treetop Terrace
Enjoying the Views from a Treetop Terrace
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Snuggles with Our Niece
Snuggles with Our Niece
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Ready for the Derby
Ready for the Derby
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Spending Time with Family
Spending Time with Family
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Quality Time with Our Nephew
Quality Time with Our Nephew
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Go Browns!
Go Browns!
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Meeting Our Niece
Meeting Our Niece
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Hiking in Costa Rica
Hiking in Costa Rica
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Going for a Spin
Going for a Spin
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Volunteering wiht Friends
Volunteering wiht Friends
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So Happy Together
So Happy Together

Our Extended Families

Sibyl's Family

Sibyl has a few nieces/nephews under six and they love to play and entertain. We do a lot of arts and crafts, singing and dancing with them. During a recent visit we promised the kids that we would go to Legoland and although it poured all day we wrapped ourselves in rain gear and took them anyway because a little rain was not going to ruin our fun! We love games and puzzles and outdoor family activities. Recently while visiting Andy's family we tried our hands at Whirlyball and frisbee-golf for the first time.

With Andy's Parents

Our families are quite unique. Sibyl's mother is from the Philippines and her father is from Ghana. Visiting her family is always packed with different types of food and tons of stories about every place in the world imaginable, especially West Africa and Asia. Andy's parents were high school sweethearts and love to share stories about how they met and grew up in their small town.

Our families are so excited and supportive of our decision, they all look forward to welcoming this child and showering them with love and affection. We are fortunate to have family within driving distance. We also have family around the country which creates a lot of opportunities for weekend visits and fun family getaways, especially when leisure travel feels right again.

Our House and Neighborhood

Home Sweet Home

We live in an amazing, family friendly community with an active community organization. This organization coordinates lots of events, such as an annual dragon parade and ice cream social, a weekly summer music concert series, and a December horse and buggy ride through the neighborhood to view holiday lights. Our block has a lot of children of various ages and they are very kind and welcoming, we get stopped regularly by kids who want to pet our little pup, Shelby. Our neighborhood schools are walking distance from our street. There is an adorable park with swings, slides, a cool, giant, sculpture mosaic of a dragon, plus tennis courts and basketball courts, and lots of green space for picnics and just lounging around.

Our Neighborhood Park

We live in a historic neighborhood with adorable homes, just down the road from a top university. Our home is a lovely three-bedroom with four bathrooms, and room to expand. Our front yard has rose bushes lining the front porch. We have a huge backyard and a flagstone walking path that leads to the garden developing on the side of our home. Our favorite room is probably the screened in back porch. On a nice night we have dinner on the deck. When it rains, it's nice to sit on the deck with coffee, and pastries with the only sounds of nature around us.

From Us to You

We met at work in 2012 and quickly became friends, then best friends, then husband and wife. We have been married nearly four years and continue to grow as a couple. Throughout our 8 years we have been able to live in three cities, travel the country, and choose the city that we felt would be ideal to begin our family. Family has always been our top priority and that is something that will never change. When we decided to buy a house, we purposely chose a city between our immediate family on both sides because we knew as we sought to turn that house into a home and expand our family we would want our parents and siblings to be an integral part of raising a child.

When we began our home search last year we focused on diverse and safe neighborhoods, with strong school systems, and a strong sense of community. We walked through the neighborhood, the local schools, and the parks trying to get a sense of whether the neighborhood fit our values and our plan to grow our family. We bought our home because we knew, cliche as it might sound, this home was perfect. It offered everything we wanted: a wonderful home, a neighborhood full of families, children, friendly dogs and, most importantly, daily joy. Although we have lived here less than a year we have become friends with a number of families. Many of the children know us and love to come by to pet our dog and play with her curly tail.

The home and neighborhood are only a part of our lives. Within our home there is love, compassion for others, and a genuine belief that every single person deserves to be treated with respect. We work hard to ensure that we always step back and appreciate life. We know that we have been uniquely blessed and we do our best never to lose sight of it and the special responsibilities it places on us to give back.

Although we love to travel it is also important to take time and appreciate the little things closer to home. We have tried to provide a snapshot of our authentic selves so that you see who we are and can feel the love that radiates from our hearts.

We are so excited to grow our family. Since we were engaged we discussed adoption. We know that we are blessed and that when we have the opportunity we will share our lives, experiences, and blessings. We have had so much fun seeing the various milestones with our nieces and nephews, first steps, first words, successful potty training and even teaching ABCs and 123s. It would be an absolute dream come true to experience these first hand and to be part of a child's life, their development, successes, and growth.

As time passes, we are open to providing you with letters and pictures, if you desire. We would be happy to share your child's growth and experiences. Most importantly, please know that your child will be loved by us and our families. We are committed to ensuring a wonderful and practical education, but we believe no education is complete without exposure to the world through travel and the arts. Every single person has a gift and a talent to share with the world and we believe that this should be explored and nurtured. Your child will know their background and history, they will hear positive reflections of you, always. We know that you are facing a difficult decision and we hope you know how much we respect you and your journey.

We are so excited that you are taking the time to read our message and consider us. We thank you and hope you know that whatever decision you make we want the best for you and your child, now and always.

Sincerely,

Andy & Sibyl

Favorites

Andy
Sibyl
Actor
Sylvestor Stallone
Denzel Washington
Actress
Viola Davis
Animal
Elephant
Our dog, Shelby
Author
Tom Clancy
Toni Morrison
Book
The Odyssey
The Name of the Wind
Candy Bar
Kit Kat
Snickers
Cartoon
Batman
Batman
Childhood Memory
Playing basketball with my brothers
Imitating singing groups with my sisters, we were not very good
Childhood Toy
Nintendo
Legos
Children's Book
The Book of Three
Corduroy or Snowy Day
City
San Diego
Paris
Classic Movie
Top Gun
Boondock Saints
Color
Orange
Purple
Day of Week
Wednesday
Saturday
Dessert
Brownies
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Disney Movie
Robin Hood
Moana
Dream Car
Viper
The Batmobile
Dream Job
Business Owner
Yoga Instructor or Pastry Chef
Dream Vacation
An Alaskan Cruise
Tahiti
Family Activity
Playing sports in the yard
Hiking, walking trails
Flower / Plant
Sequia Tree
Stargazer Lillies
Food
Smoked Brisket or Bacon
Pizza
Form of Exercise
Running
Yoga, Cycling
Fruit
Strawberries
Mangoes
Game
Trivial Pursuit
Scrabble
Hobby
Home Improvement
Reading, hiking, and gardening
Holiday
Christmas
Christmas
Holiday Song
I'll Be Home for Christmas
All I Want For Christmas Is You
Holiday Tradition
Midnight Mass
Christmas Eve with my entire family, watching Love Actually and my sisters and I sing all of the songs and the kids beg us to stop.
Ice Cream
Coffee
Brown Butter Almond Brittle in a waffle cone from Jeni's
Junk Food
Cheez-Its
Andy's Chocolate chip cookies
Leisure Activity
Golfing
Being outdoors doing anything
Magazine
Wired
Vanity Fair
Memory with a Child
Helping my niece learn to walk
Holding my niece the day she was born. Flying in to make it was hectic, but when I held her, she was just peace and calm.
Memory with Spouse
Exploring France
Our Honeymoon in Nicaragua
Movie
Gladiator
The Princess Bride
Movie Munchie
Sour Gummi Worms
Olive oil and sea salt popcorn
Movie Quote
By going that one more round, when you don't think you can, that's what makes all the difference in your life - Rocky
Sometimes the person that no one imagines anything of does the thing that no one imagines.
Movie Type
Sports
Comedy and action
Musical
Phantom of the Opera
Les Miserables and Hamilton
Musical Group
Dave Matthews Band
Any old school group like En Vogue, TLC, Prince and the Revolution - there are so many
Nursery Rhyme
Humpty Dumpty
The itsy bitsy spider
Olympic Event
Summer: Track and Field, Winter: Curling
Track and field
Personal Hero
My Dad
My grandmother
Play
Romeo and Juliet
A Raisin In The Sun
Poet
Robert Frost
Maya Angelou
Quality about my Spouse
She will alway stands up for what she believes is right, always!
He is full of love, thoughtful, and supportive of my dreams
Quote
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God
If a soul is left in darkness and commits a crime, do not fault the one who commits the crime, but he who caused the darkness.
Restaurant
Chik-Fil-A
Too many to list, I love a good meal
Sandwich
BLT
Cubano
Scripture
Matthew 6:33
Mark 8:36 - For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
Shopping Store
Apple Store
Target
Song
God Only Knows
Don't Rain On My Parade
Sport to Play
Golf
Running
Sport to Watch
Football
If I had to choose a sport to watch maybe Basketball
Sports Star
Tom Brady
Pele
Sports Team
Cubs
Black Stars - National Football team of Ghana
Subject in School
Economics
Biology and Ceramics
Superhero
Batman
Wonder Woman
Thing to Cook
Spaghetti
Pasta
Time of Day
The quiet before sunrise
Morning, but not too early
Tradition
Making chocolate chip cookies for Christmas
Breakfast and cartoons on Saturday mornings
TV Show
The West Wing
Monk or Psych
TV Show Character
Zack Morris
Annalise Keating
Type of Music
Just about everything!
R&B
Vacation Spot
Exploring Europe
Paris or Bordeaux
Video Game
The Legend of Zelda
Tetris

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