FC: Donnie & Charlotte
1: We want to thank you for considering us as you move through your adoption plans. We cannot begin to know how you are feeling, but we respect your courageous decision. This is a momentous decision for us as we will become first-time parents and realize what an important journey lies in front of us. We can assure you that we will provide a loving, stable, fun, active and family oriented life for your child. Donnie and I met in 2007 when Donnie painted my house. From the start, our relationship has been one of love, support and trust. We share similar interests and enjoy an active lifestyle. Donnie is an avid cyclist, and I enjoy coaching and participating in triathlons. We take many trips each year to various parts of the country to see family and friends or camp with our two dogs, Sammy and Bandit. Successful businesses allow us the flexibility to make our own schedules and work from home. Donnie is a painting contractor and I sell real estate. We also own rental properties and remodel homes. We were both fortunate enough to be raised in loving and supportive families which gave us strong family values and positive attitudes. We are close with our families and get together with them often. Our three year old nephew, Ethan, spends the night often and we love him so much. Most of our close friends have small children who we enjoy as well. We want to be able to share our fun-loving, active life with a child, and give him/her the opportunities and love we were blessed with. From an early age, I have wanted to adopt and now is the perfect time for us. Our friends and families are supportive with our decision to adopt, and we are excited about expanding our family and becoming parents. We wish the best to you as you make some important decisions for yourself and your baby, and thank you so much for viewing our profile. Charlotte and Donnie
2: CHARLOTTE Occupation: Business Owner Realtor Education: BA - Marketing AA- Fashion Hobbies: Cycling, Swimming, Running, Reading Loves: Family Friends Dogs Outdoors | I grew in a loving and supportive family environment with my Mom, Dad , Brother and Sister. My mom was a stay-at-home mom and dedicated her life to taking care of her family while my dad supported the family with his own business. We have always been a close family who likes to spend time together and have fun. My mother passed way from cancer but I still remain close to my immediate and extended family.
3: I grew up in a small town in Northern California with my Mom, Dad, Brother and Sister. My grandparents also lived near by and were a big part of my up bringing. Charlotte and I have similar backgrounds as my mom also stayed home and took are of the children while my dad worked at his mechanics shop. We did a lot as a family like taking trips and going camping. | DONNIE Occupation: Business Owner Painting Contractor Education: Diploma Hobbies: Cycling Fixing bikes Camping Remodeling Loves: Family Friends Bikes Dogs Outdoors
4: We both grew up in traditional, close and loving families. where spending time and being together as a family were priority. We want to give our child the same loving and stable environment we grew up in. Charlotte's family lives near by so weekly we have family dinners, celebrate holidays and special occasion's. together. We visit Donnie's family once a year since they live further away but we are always in touch with them. | A trip to see Donnie's family
5: WHY WE ARE CHOOSING TO ADOPT A From a early age, I remember telling my mother I wanted to adopt a child. I knew this was always something I wanted to do, and as Donnie and I were planning our wedding we were also trying to conceive because we wanted to start a family right away. After a year of trying, we went to a fertility specialist and he told us it was going to be difficult and the risk factor was high. Instead of taking fertility drugs and maybe trying for another year or more, we decided that adoption was right for us. The decision to adopt has not come lightly or with out much planning but we are so excited to expand our family.
6: RAFTING | CAMPING | CHRISTMAS
7: Parenting We will provide a life where a child feels secure in the love and support of their family. We will raise our child withs values and we will promote respect for all people.. Our child will be encouraged to pursue their dreams, whatever they may. We will introduce them to different cultures and an active lifestyle. We also enjoy the simple things like family dinner spending time with family and friends, playing in the park and just hanging out at home. Education Getting a education is very important to us. We live in a neighborhood with many good public and private schools. Choosing a school that is right for our child is most important thing.. A college fund has already been set up for our child and we will promote a higher education.
8: Our Wedding
9: Friends & Family
10: Charlotte's Family | Charlotte's Brother-In-Law, Nephew, Sister, Brother and Dad
11: Donnie's Family | Donnie's Brother-in-law, Sister, Brother, Mom and Did
12: Sammy & Bandit | We love our dogs! Sammy is a Poodle and bandit is a Blue Healer and both are very sweet and love kids.
13: Ethan is our three year old nephew who we are close with and who we often take care of.
14: Our House | Future Baby's Room | Kitchen | Living Room
15: We own many houses which we like to remodel and rent out. We recently bought a larger home which we are renovating for our new expanded family Our neighborhood is a nice, safe established neighborhood in Albuquerque, New Mexico with lots of parks and recreational activities to do. We are very active so we take advantage of the mountains and outdoor space around us. There are also a lot of great schools near by and we have many friends that have small kids to play with.
16: Donnie Racing | Charlotte getting ready for her triathlon | Donnie at Venice Beach | We're an active couple and take many trips per year to see family and friends , go to racing events or camping
17: We have so much love to share with a child and we are excited to have the opportunity to expand our family through adoption. If we are given this privilege to adopt your baby, always know we will unconditionally love and cherish your child and they will forever know the sacrifices you have made out of love. Thank you once again for taking the time to read our story. Charlotte & Donnie