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Ned & Alicia
Thank you for taking the time to read our profile. It means the world to us that you would consider us to care for your child. We are incredibly excited to pursue adoption and have long wanted to be parents. Hopefully, this glimpse into our lives gives you an idea of who we truly are in character and the love we are eager to share. We hope that you will consider us and allow us to give all the love in our hearts to your child.
Our Leisure Time
We are fortunate to have jobs that allow plenty of time for leisure activities. On any given day, Alicia can be found outside tending to the plants and landscaping. It is truly the envy of the neighborhood! She is an incredibly artistic person who loves arts and crafts, cooking and baking, as well as volunteering for the neighborhood social events. She loves to create a welcoming home for all to enter. Ned's curious mind can usually be found in the garage that he has partially converted into his shop. With his interests being in metal and woodworking, he is constantly working on some sort of home improvement project or invention. He also enjoys playing disc golf or tailgating at football games. Together you can find us in the kitchen with the music turned up cooking something tasty or out on the town enjoying live music. We love to be active out in nature whether it is bike riding, jogging, playing sports, or just exploring nearby nature trails.
With a child, we look forward to helping him or her develop their own unique personality and character as they explore the wonders of the world and find what makes them unique. Whether it is being out in nature, baking, arts and crafts, playing sports, music or video games, we look forward to enjoying the journey of exploration together with a child.
What it Means to be a Parent
We are ecstatic at the idea of being parents. We have been so fortunate in many other areas of our lives, but nothing would compare to the joy of raising a child. Becoming parents would open our hearts to a new kind of love only a child can bring. We can't wait to experience the wonders of the world that can only be seen from a child's eyes as we travel through life together. We look forward to loving, nurturing, guiding, and protecting the child through his or her journey of self discovery.
We know that being parents will come with its own set of challenges, but we also know the rewards will far exceed the challenges. One day we may be experts in the world of parenting but for now we are just excited to enjoy the trial and tribulations of learning, step by step together. Along the way, we hope that we can help instill values in our child so that they may one day be confident in themselves and who they are, treat others the same way they would like to be treated, and to be the best version of themselves that they can be.
Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other
Alicia About Ned: Ned is someone who knows a little bit about everything, which would definitely be the reason not to play him in trivial pursuit. He is always reading biographies about history or listening to the news radio to keep up on the events around the world. His desire to never stop learning is admirable. This quality tends to make him quite the handy man for home renovation projects as well. He is always taking up a new hobby. Whether it is welding to create railings for the front porch steps, or wood working to make furniture, his inquisitive mind does not stop. However, Ned is definitely well balanced with a calm demeanor that puts everyone at ease and a fun-loving side that reminds you to enjoy the moments in life along the way as well.
Ned About Alicia: Alicia is a highly motivated and creative individual who loves to create all the comforts of a happy and welcoming home. She must have dreamed of being Martha Stewart from a young age! She is always excited to create the perfect meal and tasty desserts to bring family and friends together, decorate our home for the holidays inside and out, and perfect our landscaping and flowers in our yard for all to see. She enjoys giving to others as she dedicates time and energy to the neighborhood social committee. Alicia's hard work ethic, creative nature, and dedication has brought so much warmth and love to our memories as a family and are truly one of a kind.
Our Extended Families
Ned's family is truly unique in their ability to enjoy the simplicity of just being together and creating memories to last a lifetime. There is never a shortage of laughter and warmth when everyone gets together. What may start as a typical Saturday night, tends to end with everyone dancing around the living room enjoying the moment. Ned's parents and younger brother live about 1 hour away, which makes it easy to visit the 80 acre plot of country land and enjoy weekends of bonfires, nature walks, and grilling. Vacations with Ned's family tend to include some competitive camaraderie playing disc golf on courses around the world. What makes Ned's family so special is how close he is with all of his cousins, aunts and uncles. It is a large family that has maintained holiday traditions consisting of large feasts, music, and games.
We are very fortunate to have Alicia's sister and nieces living nearby as well. The girls come over frequently for weekend sleep overs which allows for plenty of time for spoiling. Alicia's parents are retired and live in a small town 4 hours away. They are always supportive and eager to help with anything we may need, including driving 4 hours just to watch their grand dogs currently. We are fortunate to have a large network of supportive family on both sides who are eager and excited to welcome another child into their family.
Our House and Neighborhood
We live in a suburb of a city in Kansas. We chose our home specifically for their top-ranked schools. The neighborhood is ideal for families with kids since the elementary, middle, and high school are located just across the street. While the city library and park complete with playgrounds, ponds for fishing, nature trails, and an amphitheater are within walking distance as well.
We love all the comforts our home has to offer. We take pride in doing home renovation projects to make it our own. It has 5 bedrooms with plenty of room for family and friends. If we are not in the kitchen cooking something tasty you will most likely find Ned in the garage working on a project while Alicia likes to be outside perfecting her flower beds.
Our neighborhood features 2 pools, a club house, a playground, 5 fishing ponds and numerous walking paths that open up to the city park and library. Our neighborhood is known for numerous memorable family events including the 4th of July bike parade, block parties, social cookouts at the club house, and the holiday giving tree during the winter. The best part about our neighborhood is the constant sound of laughter from the numerous kids playing in the cul-de-sacs. We are fortunate to have so many of our friends with young kids that have moved into our neighborhood which allows for plenty of enjoyable evenings setting on the driveway just enjoying the moment.
From Us to You
Thank you for taking time to learn more about us. We can't imagine how difficult this is for you. We admire the strength and courage you have shown as you make this adoption plan for your child. We realize you have a tough decision ahead of you as you attempt to choose the life you had imagined for your child. Please know, that we will love him or her unconditionally and always tell them how much you love them as well.
Since the day we were married, we have been trying to have children. The past four years has brought its share of heartache with multiple miscarriages and failed infertility treatments. Through this heartache, we feel blessed to have have each other. We have had plenty of time for self reflection and to determine what we want for the future. We know our story will not be complete without a child we can open our hearts to and experience the wonders of life together.
We are lucky to have each other and a relationship built on love and respect. Our lives are well balanced with good careers and plenty of time to enjoy nurturing a child as he or she grows. We look forward to loving the child we are blessed with for all his or her uniqueness and excited to give them the confidence and guidance he or she may need to be the best person they can be. A life with us would provide every opportunity for success. A large support system is already in place with our family and friends eager to give their love to our child. The future will provide countless memories and traditions with a large family full of togetherness. Our community provides a safe place with plenty of opportunities to succeed. The schools are among the best in the state. Our diverse neighborhood will provide a sense of belonging to children of all ethnicities. The community provides a countless list of activities and hobbies to cultivate a variety of interests.
We are committed to this process and open to sharing your child's growth and experiences with you via photos, letters, emails and future visits if desired. Our gratitude for your courage and selflessness will always be portrayed in our thoughts and actions as we help our child understand the selfless love you have given them.
We hope that you have a sense of what our family and life is like from our profile. We are blessed to have a home filled with love and laughter and are eager to share it. Thank you again for considering up as potential parents for your child. We promise to love and protect your child as our own. We will be dedicated to giving them a life full of opportunity and love as we help guide them into the person they were meant to be. Once again, we thank you for considering us and we pray that you have peace during this time.
Ned & Alicia
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