S: Troy and Holly
BC: Trust in the Lord with all your heart . . . And He will direct your path Proverbs 3:5-6
FC: Troy and Holly
1: FROM OUR HEART TO YOURS......
2: Dear BirthMother, We want to thank you for taking the time to look at our profile and getting to know us from the inside out. We admire and respect your decision to plan a perfect adoption for your daughter. It takes great courage, love, and commitment to do this and shows us that you have the heart of a loving mother already. We pray daily that God would protect you and the special little girl that you are carrying. We pray and know that the Lord will direct your decisions and fill your heart with perfect peace on this journey. Our adoption journey began with a trip to Mexico. This is when God first planted the seeds in us to adopt. He then further confirmed it through a mission trip Troy took for 15 days in Africa to an orphanage. Due to multiple c-sections we have been advised not to have anymore biological children. We have 3 wonderful boys and would love to have the chance to raise a little girl. Our hearts are already full of love for her. We know this is not by chance that you have chosen our profile and our hearts desire is that you feel a connection with us as you look through this book.
3: To Our Birth Parents...From Bethany Christian Services All of the family profiles we currently have available for you to look over while you are in the office. Theses profiles are being shown in Fairfax, Fredericksburg and Charlottesville. Because of this, you may not be the only birth parent considering a particular family at a given time. Therefore, once you have narrowed your selection down to one or two families you are interested in are still available, as they may have been recently chosen by another birth parent. Listed below are some of the adoptive parents' preferences regarding both the race of the child they hope to adopt and the level of openness they desire to have with the birth parents. These are not set in stone. If you are interested in a family whose requests do not exactly match what you are looking for in one of these areas, we can contact them for you and see if they are open to changing their original preferences. Once you have chosen a family, we will contact them and present the opportunity to work with you. If they agree, we will remove their profile from circulation in all offices and they will work exclusively with you. If you have any questions, please ask. This family prefers a child of the following ethnic background: Fully: Caucasian...Yes African-American...Yes Hispanic...Yes Asian...Yes Other...Yes They are open to ANY bi-racial ethnic background. This family prefers the following level of openness: Type of placement: High Risk-Direct Placement from Hospital Level of relationship with Birth Parents: Willing to incorporate a name chosen by the birth parent(s) in adopted child's name Willing to meet birth parent(s) before delivery or placement Willing to have reunion visits after finalization of adoption up until a negotiable
4: Troy has light brown hair and green eyes. He is 6'1 and very handsome. He weighs 175 pounds.!He is 32 years old. He runs his family company that has been in business since 1982. He is a successful business man and excellent at what he does. He works 8:30-5:00 Monday-Friday and home every evening and weekend. | Troy
5: Holly has brown and blonde hair and often changes it for fun.! She has green eyes and her height is 5'5. She weighs 120 pounds. She is 29 years old. | If she returns to work part time, childcare will be provided by grandparents and church daycare. | Holly | She is a stay at home mom and is currently homeschooling our 2 oldest sons. She plans to stay home and provide a loving environment for her children.!
6: Its hard to put into words all that Troy is to me. He is a wonderful husband and father! He is my best friend! I love so many qualities about Troy. He is a strong man of God and leads our home perfectly. He is always willing to give of himself or his time to help anyone in need. He is a very hard worker and works hard to provide for our family. He does everything with the spirit of excellence and always excels in everything he puts his mind and hands too. He is very creative and tons of fun! He enjoys hiking and spending time outdoors with our boys. He is strong and gentle and has a heart overflowing with love to give to our daughter! | About Troy by Holly
7: About Holly by Troy | If I had to describe Holly in one word it would be selfless. I have never known someone so willing to give of herself. Her service to our children, family, friends, and church highlights her heart for other people. She is so talented and creative. She is willing to give of herself to others. That's how I know she'll be a great mother to our adopted daughter. Her personal sacrifice often goes unnoticed and she continues to give. Her life is an example of "love your God with all your heart and love your neighbor as yourself." (Matthew 22:37-39) Not to mention she is absolutely beautiful!
8: Our Church | We attend a Non-Denominational, Multi-Cultural Church. We love it there and love the freedom to worship God to the fullest! We are involved in the Children's Ministry. We know we are called to the ministry and will be starting there ministry school in March. God has been so good to us and has put us under amazing Pastors and in a wonderful body of believers! They are praying for you to as you make such a selfless decision. May God bless you!
9: Our Support System | Our Support System is so important to us! We have wonderful friends with small children that are waiting on a playmate along with our 3 boys! Troy has a weekly bible study here at our home for the men. Holly is involved in a stay at home moms group. They meet often, have great fellowship and have play dates for the children.
10: Marcel and Susan | Troy's Family | Nana and Easton | Family Beach Trip | Christmas Tree Farm
11: My mom lives 20 min from us and helps us out a lot. She is a very active part in our family. My sister and her husband live 45 min away and we see them and our niece often. My brothers live farther way and come in when they can. My family is really close and we love thanksgiving together. We laugh and cut up and have a great time. My dad passed away last year. He was the best dad and grandfather you could ever ask for. My boys still talk about him and we miss him very much. Our family likes to go on vacation together once a year. I have 3 brothers, a sister, one nephew and one niece. We are all fun loving and love the outdoors. My dad taught us the value of family, morals, love for the Lord and hard work. We have truly been a blessed family. We cannot not wait to add a new baby girl into our family.
12: Holly's Family | Holly and Dad | Holly with our boys and her sister, Heather, and her two sons, Holden and Carson | Holly and Mom
13: I am very close to my family. I'm blessed to have a wonderful Dad and Mom! They are very active in our lives and are lots of fun! They both work and serve as the Marriage and Care Pastors at their Church. My sister is the best sister in the world! She has 2 wonderful boys Holden and Carson. Holden passed away Feb.1, 2010 at the age of 13. He was most special to us and was a pure gift from God. He was very excited about us adopting. We all live near each other and family has always been very important to us! We get together often and love to make lots of memories! Their hearts are full of love waiting to share with our adoptive daughter.
14: OurBoys | We are so excited to meet our new sister.!Thank you for our new special gift. We will love her and keep her safe. | We have 3 biological children. Hunter is 7, Easton is 6, and Tanner is 3. They are all sweet and very well behaved boys. All of them are constantly asking when there sister will arrive. We are very open and honest with them about life. We plan to be that way with the adoption also. They love the Lord and enjoy church. They are such special gifts.
15: They are waiting to share cupcakes with their new sister and love all on her. | EASTON | TANNER | HUNTER
16: We have lived in this house for 5 years. Its a 3200 sq. ft. home with 4 acres. We have 5 bedrooms and 3 full baths. We have a very spacious backyard with a swing set and trampoline. We have a huge deck that we love to entertain on with family and friends. | Our Home | Warm and Inviting... A big backyard... | Dining Room
17: ...Spacious rooms & Playroom ready for fun | Family Room | Nursery in Progress | Kitchen | Family Room
18: BLESSED! | SMILING FROM THE INSIDE OUT
19: Cancun, Mexico | BLESSED! | BLISSFUL MOMENTS
20: Gizmo | We have one dog and his name is Gizmo. He lives in the house and is spoiled rotten. He loves children. Grandma has never liked dogs until Gizmo came along. He is now invited over to sleepover when the boys go there.
21: The GRANDPARENTS! | The Grandparents are very involved in our lives and love making memories with there grandchildren. They are so excited to meet our new daughter. She will be spoiled rotten by all of them.
22: FAMILY FUN | Holly and Holden | Troy and Easton | SUMMER FUN | My favorite Birthday Cake | Holly and Hunter | Look at those bellies
23: FAMILY FUN | Doesn't that hat look sexy | NERF WAR | Pumpkin Patch with Grams
24: Just a few pictures of us enjoying our hobbies! | Troy and Holly's Dad at Pittsburgh Steelers game | Cancun, Mexico Trip | We love Hiking | Troy enjoys coaching the boys.. | BEACH FUN
25: Our Hobbies | Troy I enjoy the outdoors and hiking. I enjoy fishing and boating. I love to coach our boys in their favorite sports. I enjoy playing soccer, softball and watching football with the guys. I enjoy time with my brothers and riding motorcycles. I love having dates with Holly and romantic getaways! Holly I enjoy the outdoors and shopping. I enjoy going to the spa for pampering and relaxation. I enjoy reading a good book and writing. I enjoy watching my boys play sports and being their biggest fan! I love having spontaneous dates with Troy!
26: Our Marriage | Our marriage is amazing!! God has been so good and faithful to us! We have been married almost 10 years and we find a new and deeper love for each other every day. We are best friends and share everything with one another. Our communication is great and we keep it open and real at all times. Are we perfect? No way...However we strive to keep the Lord first in everything we do and say. We make sure we make lots of time to pamper our marriage and keep it protected. Troy does all the finances and does a wonderful job.
27: Some of our favorite dates would be a long ride on a motorcycle, a long walk on the beach, yummy sushi and a movie or a cabin in the mountains. We make sure we are in unity in every decision and never go to bed angry with one another. We make sure to tell each other daily "I love you" and never take each other for granted. Time is short and we plan to take every moment we can and treasure each other. We have been blessed to have great family and friends surrounding us and lifting us up! We were simply made for one another!
28: ADOPTION | We have this overwhelming love for you and want to honor the selfless decision you are about to make. If we could chose one thing we have learned over this journey of adoption so far it would be just how important and special you are to the Lord and to our family. Being parents already, we know the deep love that is felt for your child. You can trust us and know that we will provide for her every need and raise her up to know and love Jesus Christ. We pray blessings over you and the daughter in your womb and that you would feel His peace and love surrounding you everyday. Thank you again for considering our family to adopt your sweet baby girl. We love you and most importantly God loves you more than you will ever know. We look forward to enjoying this journey with you as God leads.
29: She has her first dollies waiting on her already | For I know the plans I have for you, 'Declares the Lord', 'Plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future'. Jeremiah29:11 | Troy and Holly