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Dave & Anne
We are truly honored you are taking the time to review our profile! Our dream to become parents came true in 2019 when we adopted our son Will. It has been an amazing experience and we feel that God put the desire into our hearts to grow our family again. We are excited and ready for the next chapter in our lives where we can again give a life full of unconditional love to a child.
A Note From Michael, Will's Birth Father
Hello! If you have made it to this page then that means you are considering this lovely couple to adopt your child and let me say look no further! I had so many doubts and worries being an adopted child myself that Anne and Dave have shattered since the adoption process. They never fail to give me updates or shoot me a quick little picture. I think I have more pictures from them of the child they adopted from me (Will) than I do of myself in my entire 22 years of living! They will even set up different websites and online photo albums for you all to look at any time you may want, on top of the videos and pictures they will send if you just ask! Needless to say, you will never be wondering or in a state of not knowing about what the wonderful life you created is doing!
On top of guaranteeing that you will always know what's going on in their life, your child will be in the best arms possible. I'm always in awe at the pictures of Will's room, all of his wonderful toys, and all the cool experiences he's already gotten to have thanks to Anne and Dave. I'm not even a baby anymore and I'm jealous of all his cool gadgets and the family he is surrounded by! Selfless, honest, and kind are words that I feel don't do enough justice in describing this family. I know they would do anything on earth for Will, always promote his dreams with a great support system, and show him the love and compassion that everyone deserves. As a new parent or young couple, I know this is one of the hardest decisions, but please take my advice and stop your search right here because I wake up every day 100% confident in my decision that Anne and Dave are the best parents for Will and I know they would be the best parents for your little gift to the world as well!
Our Favorite Vacation Spot
One of our favorite family traditions is our annual week vacation at the New Jersey shore. This vacation includes our extended family — parents, brothers, sisters, in-laws, nieces, nephews, and their various friends. It is a full week of fun! We rent several homes near each other and have so many great pastimes we share together. We love to go boogie boarding, build sand castles, collect seashells, fly kites, work on crossword puzzles, jump in the waves, and play paddleball or football. After a long day at the beach we share a dinner together as a different house hosts the meal. One highlight of the week is receiving the tie dye shirts Anne's sister makes for everyone (even the babies!) — each year different colors and theme. After we get our shirts we play our annual boys vs. girls game of basketball. No evening would be complete without our nightly walk to get an ice cream cone — everyone's favorite part! Other beloved traditions of the week include a family golf tournament, playing at the huge playground across the street, riding bikes, playing games like spoons or cards, going out for breakfast, and mini-golf. Everyone looks forward to this vacation because it is a tradition we cherish. We are excited to have our child experience moments like these.
What It Means to Be Parents
Being parents is a precious opportunity to inspire a child to grow, explore, and enjoy the world around them so that they can flourish and thrive as creative, productive, and responsible individuals. It about raising a caring, loving, kind, and generous child who will have a desire to do good in the world. We see supporting a child to become the best version of themselves as the ultimate goal.
For us, this has meant being teacher, protector, and provider to our son, Will. We have cherished his development into a toddler who is curious, observant, affectionate, and loves to be silly and make us laugh. We are excited to think of making memories with another child and seeing the world through his or her eyes as well. We love to see the excitement with a new toy, the pleading to read the same book again, the wonder in the child's eyes when exposed to new things, and impromptu hugs and kisses. We are looking forward to sharing the things we enjoy and value with hopefully another son or daughter we can watch grow to be happy, thoughtful, and honest with others. We are excited to think about having two children to share life's experiences and grow up together in a close bond. We see having another child as a blessing to us and to our son as we have the hopeful desire to increase the circle of love we have as a family.
Our House and Neighborhood
Our home in Pennsylvania is a two-story colonial, has three bedrooms, three baths, a finished basement, fenced-in yard and a deck. We live in an outstanding suburban area near a large city that has the best to offer in medical care, historical settings, and strong cultural heritage. Our town is a close-knit and safe community, full of young families with parents involved in volunteering, youth sports and an award-winning school system. It is a wonderful place to raise a family. A block from our home is one of 24 parks that has a playground, basketball courts, tennis courts, sledding hill, and library. Every year there is a "Family Day Festival" with pony rides, face painting, live music, zip-lining, bounce houses, and crafts. There are also the St. Patrick's Day and July 4th parades, outdoor movies in the park, outdoor restaurant dining, and block parties. We are a short fun drive to the beach and close to the mountains and several other major cities. The grade school is only one block away as are our police and fire departments and, we are also only one mile from local hospital, golf course, swim club, and ice skating rink. We live within blocks of multiple close friends, also with young children, and so we have a built-in network of support and fun!
Our Extended Families
We are blessed to have remarkable parents and phenomenal families.
Anne's mother is a role model of wisdom, unconditional love, and faithfulness. Anne's dear father passed away in 2016. Anne is the youngest of 8 children and has 24 nieces and nephews, so family time is always lively and fun. Whether it's lazy afternoons at the fishing club pond, playing sports, board games, cooking, or beach time, we have a ball! Laughter is always in the air as siblings re-tell stories from growing up or make new memories playing charades. The cousins look forward to family traditions and are growing up to be great friends to one another.
Dave is from a much smaller immediate family and having experienced the death of his only sibling and father at a young age, he is very close to his mother and grandmother. Dave's mother is nurturing and tender, full of adventure, and lives life to its fullest. Dave's stepfather is kind, honorable and hard-working and we love his cooking and sense of humor.
We were both raised to cherish family, care for others, and live selflessly. Our families are thrilled to welcome another child into our family.
We are also part of a tried-and-true group of 20+ friends. We go camping and to the beach, celebrate milestones, help with raising of children, and are always there for one another. Your child will be accepted with love and respect from day one!
From Us to You
Thank you for choosing to read about us! Words cannot adequately describe how we feel right now as we are humbly presenting ourselves to you for consideration to adopt your baby. We can only imagine how you are feeling as you think about this decision.
Our story together began 12 years ago when we met and then were married two years later. We wanted to start a family right away but we were not capable of conceiving. Because both of our families had wonderful adoption experiences, we knew it could also be the right path for us. Though dealing with infertility was difficult, it helped us grow immensely as a couple. We learned so much about ourselves and about the type of parents we want to be. Having been chosen to be the adoptive parents of our son, William, was truly humbling. We have taken this honor and responsibility very seriously and have remained committed to his birth parents. We cherish the relationship that we have developed with them. We share updates including photos and videos which keep them informed of his development and experiences. Our respect is deep for them and we feel it is our duty to honor our commitment for the good and benefit of Will. We never want anything to get in the way of what we promised them, and this is exactly what we would commit to you as well.
We know that being parents is the most important thing we will ever do. We want to adopt again so we can fulfill the desire in our hearts to have another child. We love all the special memories ahead of us like going to the zoo, teaching how to fish, or watching them participate in sports or plays in school. Most importantly, we look forward to the many small moments together holding them close as we say goodnight, listening to their stories about their day in school, helping them with everyday challenges, and being present for them. We will encourage our children to explore their creativity and discover their passions. We are eager to help make their dreams come true!
We also feel strongly about teaching how to care for others. Together we will do our best to be positive role models, believing in the goodness of others, being a good listener, and giving more than we take in life. Volunteering is important to us and would love to share that experience. We want to inspire, encourage, and support so they grow into good people that will have positive impacts on their world.
Anne is warm and nurturing whether she is volunteering with the elderly and veterans, making memories with the nieces and nephews in the family, or being present for a friend in need. She has a strong moral character and makes family her first priority. Her kind heart and positive attitude make people happy and at ease to be around her. She is an empathetic listener and always has fun exploring and learning. Dave is kind and gentle. He is a provider and protector. His strong curiosity about the world, patience, and encouraging nature are great attributes to share with a child. Those who know Dave value his strong work ethic, integrity and character.
We understand there must be immense challenges you are facing including the desire going forward to know your child is cared for and loved fully. We will gladly share updates and photos of your child's growth and progress, as well as stories of their milestones and adventures. We will keep you informed and provide you the peace of mind you need. We also take very seriously the responsibility of ensuring that the child we adopt knows from the beginning that he or she is a loving gift from their birth parents.
We want more than anything to share our home, lives, and hearts with another child. We are sensitive to this being a difficult and emotional time in your life. We would be honored to be chosen as the adoptive parents and it would be our life's mission to provide a safe and stable home, an excellent education, and a life full of unconditional love, opportunities, emotional and financial support. We thank you again for your time and consideration! May God bless you always!
Dave & Anne