S: Tony & Alison
BC: And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.. Romans 8 :28
FC: Tony & Alison
1: We are Tony and Alison (along with Marley and Boomer) and we are so thankful to you for taking the time to learn about our family. We would like you to know that we will be praying for you during this journey. We can't imagine what feelings you have or will have as you make a decision for your child's future. We are excited and humbled that you would consider us as a loving family and we pray that this book will give you an understanding of who we are and who we hope to be as parents.
2: Name: Tony Age: 29 Employment: Supervisor for an Insurance Company Health: Excellent Education: Bachelor of Science in Business Management Interests: Sports, Home Projects, Hanging out with Alison, Spending time with Family & Friends. | Name: Alison Age: 29 Employment: Supervisor for a Floor Products Company Health: Excellent Education: Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and Biblical Studies Interests: Baking, Crafting, Decorating, Spending time with Tony, Family and Friends. | Alison holding her 6 week old niece Rubi | Tony on the field at a Rockies Game
3: Marriage: We have been married 6 years, we were married on June 25, 2005. Home: We own a 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with a nice back yard. Child Care Plans: Alison will be leaving her job to become a full time mom. She couldn't be more excited! Pets: We have a 6 year old Hound and a 5 year old English Black Lab. Religion: Evangelical Christian | If she returns to work part time, childcare will be provided by grandparents and church daycare. | Openness : Our desire is to have an open relationship with our Birth Family. Although we don't yet know what this will look like, we look forward to creating one. | Tony and Alison at a Marriage Retreat in Beaver Creek
4: About Alison by Tony | I have known Alison since I was in the sixth grade and have always been impressed by her faith. Alison is a very caring and nurturing person. Alison's ability to make our house a home has been incredible. She is very good at decorating and making crafts. When our friends come over they are always complimenting on what a great job sh3 has done with decorating our home. Since the day we got married Alison has talked about raising a family together. She will make an incredible mom and is very excited about staying at home to raise our family. | Alison and Tony spending time together at the camp they help run in the summer
5: About Tony by Alison | When I was in middle school I prayed everyday that God would let me marry Tony. Even though we have been married for almost seven years, I am still in awe that I actually married this amazing man. Tony is patient, understanding and thoughtful, He also has a great sense of humor. I knew before I married him that he would be an amazing father because of the way he interacts with kids. Tony is a favorite uncle to so many of our family and friends and I can't wait to see him with our own child. He holds them no matter their mode and he loves to crawl down to their level and play with them. He is everything a good father should be and more.
6: Our Church | We attend a Calvary Chapel. We live about 10 minutes from our church and have many close friends that also attend our church. Tony and I help lead a young marrieds Bible Study occasionally and we are also a part of the churches Financial Ministry Team. We help counsel and put on training courses to help others understand how to deal with money. | A few of our close friends at a Marriage Retreat our Church put on in Beaver Creek
7: Awana | One of our passions is our involvement in Awana. Awana is a youth ministry focused on equipping youth through Bible memorization and intense Bible Studies. We're a part of a weekly Awana group as well as help to plan a one week summer camp. We have been camp counselors and a part of this camps leadership for several years. | Top - All Camp Photo Left- Tony playing one of the games with the kids Right - Alison with her cabin
8: Friends and Family | We have a fantastic support system through our friends and family. Top left - Alison's family along with a few of our friends we call family. Top right - Alison's Aunt Mel and best friend since high school Liz. Bottom right - Our best friends John and Jamie and their daughter Alaina. Bottom left - Tony with our niece Rubi.
9: Tony's Family | Tony's Mom Lu, Brother BK, Tony & Alison Followed by Tony's nephew Dom and sister Kris | Tony with his sister Cherrie | Tony comes from a pretty large family with four sisters and one brother. Tony has two nephews and one niece. His mom, two sisters and one nephew live only a few hours away. His other two sisters live on the east coast. Tony's mom is very excited about meeting a new grandchild. Tony's sisters are also very excited about being able to have a new niece or nephew.
10: Alison's Family | The family at an annual football game - Matt and his wife Erin, Nate and his wife Joy with their son Dean, followed by Andrew and his wife Staci. Next is Alison's Dad and Mom, above Tony and Alison is Ben, Alison's youngest brother. | Alison with her twin brothers Nate & Matt | The family at a recent wedding. Matt, his wife Erin and daughter Elise, followed by Andrew, Staci and their daughter Rubi. Next is Ben, Alison's Dad - Dan and Mom - Randi, Tony and Alison are next to Nate, with Joy and their son Dean.
11: Alison is the oldest girl in a family of seven, She has 4 younger brothers. Andrew, Matt, Nate and Ben. Although they don't live in the same city (just a few hours away) they try to spend time with each other at least once a month. Spending time with her family has become more important to Alison and Tony as the grandkids have started to arrive. Dean (2 years old), Rubi (7 months old) and Elise (5 months old) have added so much joy to their family. Tony and Alison can't wait to add their child to the entertaining group of nieces and nephews. | Alison and her brothers dancing and breakfast with the family
12: Tony & Alison's Home There has been a lot of work to make their house their home. | 20 From the top - Family room, Dining room decorated for Christmas, Kitchen, Family Room decorated for Christmas and their Living Room.
13: The Nursery | They began work on their nursery over a year ago. Lots of planning and thought went into this room. They wanted a room that would work for a little boy or a little girl.
14: Tony and Alison grew up going to the same church and youth group. They were best friends through out High School and College. Their Junior year of college they both realized that their friendship was turning into something more and decided that they wanted to get married. Tony and Alison were engaged 6 months later and married shortly after that. They moved to Canon City where they lived for almost two years and then they moved to Denver. | 2003 | 1991 | we meet | started dating | Tony & Alison's Story | 2004 | engaged
15: 2005 | 2008 | 2003 | 2001 | married | moved home | 1st house | Living in Denver has been a wonderful change for Tony and Alison. They are still a short drive away from family but get to enjoy a larger city and all it has to offer. When they moved into their house in 2008 it was a bit of a fixer - upper. They have spent the last 3 years working hard to make it their own. The next chapter of their story is yet to be written and hopefully it will include raising a child.
16: Our Pets | Our Dogs Boomer and Marley on a recent camping trip Boomer is a 6 year old Rhodesian Ridgeback Hound mix, who loves belly rubs and long walks. Marley is a 5 year old English Black Lab who adores tennis balls and food. They are fantastic with children of all ages.
17: Our Marriage | Our marriage is faith based, trust filled and very strong. Because we have known each other for so long, our strengths include good communication and the ability to know what the other is thinking. We love being married but long for a child to bring a deeper fulfillment to our marriage. Our desire is to raise a child to love God and bring them up in a Christian home.
18: Going Clockwise - Nuggets game, Boulder Bolder with Alison's Family, Tubing with family, ATVing the Continental Divide, at a Bronco's game, in New Jersey on the Shore, at a Rockies game, and on Pikes Peak. Opposite page - In Estes Park
19: Our Hobbies | Tony Enjoys hanging out with Alison, house projects, spending time with family and our dogs. He also enjoys golf, watching and participating in Sporting events and having friends over for different activities. Alison Enjoys reading, cooking, baking, scrap booking, sewing, doing crafts and spending time with her friends. She grew up playing piano and was trained in classical ballet for 20+ years. She enjoys planning parties and hanging out with Tony and the dogs.
20: We are so very excited to share our story with you and to get to know your story as well. We can't begin to understand what you are going through as you make a decision about your child's future Know that we have been praying for you and your child for a long time. Your story is an inspiration to us and we pray that this journey together will be a blessing to you too. | We are Tony and Alison. We have been the best of friends since the sixth grade and have now been married for over six years. Tony works as a supervisor for an insurance company and Alison currently works as a supervisor for a manufacturing company but is more excited about being a stay at home mommy when we have children. We enjoy spending our free time with friends and family. Tony is a big sports fan and enjoys going to major sporting events. Alison enjoys craft projects and making things for other or for around our home. This journey for us has been one that God is writing. Our desire has always been to be parents and we look forward to what this stage in our lives will look like. We struggled with our infertility until we realized God was bringing you into our lives. We are so humbled that you would consider us to parent your child. The Bible tells us that children are a gift from God and you are the provider of this gift. We are very excited to be able to share with our child their adoption story from the beginning of their life. We want this child to know just how much you loved them and will continue to love them. It is very important to us that
21: our child know who they are and the special life they have lived because of your most difficult decision to let us parent them. We have a wonderful home filled with the two sweetest dogs that just love to be around children. We have a very big backyard and spend a lot of time out there in the spring and summer. Tony has become a bit of a handyman doing a few remodeling projects around the home while Alison has decorated it to make it the beauty that it is. As a couple we desire to raise our family to fear the Lord. Jesus Christ has saved us and we will raise our child in a Christian home. They will know the love that Jesus has for them and the sacrifice He made that they may have eternal life. We look forward to developing a character in them that reflects our Christian walk. We pray as you walk through this journey that God would give you the strength and peace as you make this decision of a family for your child. Thank you for taking time to consider us for this honor. | You are in our thoughts and prayers, Tony & Alison