S: Dennis and Deirdre
FC: Deirdre and Dennis
1: Our Letter to You... What an incredible and courageous decision you are making! We admire your decision to place your child with an adoptive family and are grateful for your consideration. We have been hoping and praying for the opportunity to add the blessing and joy of a child to our family. We will provide unconditional love and support to make sure they have the opportunity to be the best they can be. Adoption gives us the opportunity to realize our dream despite infertility issues. Yours is an amazing gift that we are honored to be considered to receive. You are in our thoughts and prayers as you search for the family that is best for your child. Dennis and Deirdre
2: Its hard to believe we've been together for 8 years and are looking forward to celebrating our 5th anniversary this fall. | We met at a local, live music event. Deirdre was not interested in dating and saw this very nice, 6'4'' friend of a friend, that would be perfect for her friend, Cary. She was determined for them to get together, so Deirdre kept talking to him knowing Cary would eventually join her. Fortunately for Deirdre, Cary was busy talking to other friends. | How We Met...
3: Deirdre was perfectly at ease talking to Dennis since "she was not interested in dating anyone" and he was so easy to talk to. Cary never made it over to join the conversation --Deirdre was completely surprised when Dennis asked for her phone number.
4: My Husband Dennis... is a big guy with an even bigger heart. I love how caring he is with everyone in his life.. Dennis is tender and generous with his affection and is always there to help a friend in need. | People feel safe and secure with him, as he accepts everyone for who they are and it comes through without a word. He brings out the best in everyone he meets.
5: Dennis works in customer service for a window company and has the flexibility to work from home so he can be with our child during the day. Dennis has many interests including music, reading, movies and loves to cook (especially spicy food!). | Dennis has endless patience--I have never seen him lose his temper. | He is my rock, my partner and my best friend.
6: My wife, Deirdre... is a fantastic person. On the evening we met, I was captivated. I knew she was special. She has a heart of gold, treats everyone she knows as family and is the first to offer help to someone in need. I love that she, like me, believes in volunteering to make the world a better place. I can't think of a better friend to travel life with than my wife.
7: Deirdre works for a company that develops and delivers computer software to the Federal Government. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading, playing softball and going to local sporting events (especially hockey!) I love to watch the joy Deirdre takes in visiting our nieces & nephews., and the pride she takes in watching our friends' children grow.
8: Family... | Nephew/Godson | Deirdre's Sister & Mother | Deirdre's Sister & Brother-in-law | Niece | Deirdre's Sister & Brother | Deirdre's Father | Deirdre and Dennis are very close to her sister, brother-in-law and their kids. They live close to each other and get together several times a month, vacation and spend holidays together.. Deirdre's brother is also close by and often joins the "marrieds". Deirdre's parents aren't far and come for all holidays. The family enjoys holiday dinners and playing the Wii (especially boxing!)
9: Nieces & Nephew | Dennis' Sisters & Nephew | Dennis' Mother's Family | Dennis' Sister | We have a close relationship with Dennis' sisters, mother and step mother. His father passed away a few years ago. Two of Dennis' sisters and one nephew live close by. We get together for holidays., birthdays and "just because". At Thanksgiving we have a dinner with Dennis' sisters, nephew and Deirdre's sister's family. It is a lot of fun! Dennis' mother's family is a short drive away. She is one of eight kids, so there are lots of aunts, uncles and cousins. Dennis' youngest sister and her 3 kids live in another state. We don't get to see them as often as we would like, but keep in touch! | Dennis is blessed with family!
10: We live in a 4 bedroom house. that is part of an 8 house development that backs up to protected park land that includes 3 small lakes. We are across the street from the local elementary and high school and 1 mile from a medical facility. Our neighborhood is small, but has many children ranging in age from 9 months to 16 years old. It is great to watch the kids all playing together.. Neighbors often gather for bonfires and get-togethers. | Our Home...
11: We are fortunate to have multiple bedrooms to choose from for a baby. Of course we have selected the bedroom closest to the master bedroom. It is spacious with a large two pane window. It also has direct access to a bathroom. There are so many choices for a theme! Right now we are thinking about the two pictured...but whatever is chosen it will be bright and cheery. | Backyard
12: We are also blessed to own a rental property on the beaches of North Carolina. We don't get there often enough, but love it when we do!
13: Both Georgie and Emmie are indoor cats from the local animal shelter Georgie has been with Deirdre for 15 years and is very shy and a cuddle kitty at night. Emmie is 3 years old and full of mischief and personality. She greets us at the door when we come home, loves kids and sitting/sleeping in the sunshine . | Our Furry Friends... | Emmie | Georgie
14: Our friends... have been extremely supportive throughout our relationship. We enjoy spending time with them and have loved being a part of their kids' lives. We frequently get together for barbecues, concerts and sporting events. In January we had a charity dinner to benefit a children's organization. Supportive as ever, we had over 27 friends and 10 kids,. We had a great time for a great cause. Our friends are so excited for us to become parents--we have had so many offers for help, it has been incredible!
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17: Our Sincerest Thanks... | If these are things you also envision for your child, please give us an opportunity to introduce ourselves to you. We will fulfill our child's dreams and open the door to unlimited opportunities and endless support for him or her. | Thank you for giving us the chance to share a little bit about ourselves with you. We wish the best for you and your child, regardless of your decision. | Dennis and Deirdre