S: Shawn & Melissa
FC: Shawn & Melissa
1: Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get, only what you are expecting to give- which is everything. Katherine Hepburn
2: Thank you for giving us the opportunity to introduce ourselves and to give you a little glimpse into our lives. While we have not met you, we already know that you have a great deal of love for your baby because you are considering adoption. We admire the courage, strength and selfless heart that you must have, and we feel honored to even be considered as parents for your child. We hope that you will find qualities in us that will make you confident that we will love, care for and protect your child forever. We have so much to share with you and we hope this profile will give you a sense of who we are as a family and how much we look forward to welcoming a new baby into our home. | To A Very Special Person:
3: It seems like only yesterday that we met as camp counselors. Who would have thought that an article in the "Cupid's Corner" section of a camp newspaper would bring two people together for life? Now after nine years of marriage, our love for each other continues to grow. Somehow the laughter and fun we have together has only increased over the years. | We have two amazing little boys, Justin who is eight and Zachary who is five. They both light up our lives and bring so much joy to our family. Justin and Zachary are both very involved in our adoption. They hope to one day have a little sister to play play with, protect, and love. | The love and happiness our family shares will only multiply when we open our hearts to a new baby. | Our story begins...
4: Shawn is a very loving husband and father. He has a wonderful personality that appeals to many people. His great sense of humor seems to always draw kids and adults to him. Shawn is caring and practical and always wants to help others. Whether he's helping a friend in need or providing service to a complete stranger, Shawn can always be counted on. He has a way of making everyone around him feel comfortable and valued. Shawn has an incredible sense of integrity and devotion to family. Watching him with our children is such a joy. They have a great time together and are always laughing. Shawn is a wonderful father. Shawn earned his college degree in education. He now works as a banker and he has a very strong work ethic. He is motivated to provide for his family and to offer them stability and happiness. Shawn also enjoys golfing, playing poker, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends. Fun Facts: ~Shawn skipped Kindergarten and went straight to first grade! ~Shawn loves to make up silly rhyming songs and sing them off key until we can't stop giggling! | Meet Shawn...
5: Melissa is a very nurturing person. She has been a second grade teacher for eleven years, which has given her the opportunity to do what she really enjoys- spending time with children. Melissa can't wait to stay home with the baby when she arrives. Melissa is compassionate and goal oriented. She is open and giving and follows her heart. She appreciates the small things in life and tries to make the most of every moment. Melissa loves spending time with her kids. They enjoy playing games, doing science experiments, making crafts, drawing and coloring, and going on play dates. She also likes reading, eating out, traveling on family trips, and spending time with friends. Nothing is more enjoyable to Melissa than being a mom. She looks forward to the day when she can share her love with another baby. Fun Facts: ~Melissa lived in Paris for a year and can speak French! ~Until Melissa became a teacher, she was always the shortest person in her class! | And Melissa...
6: Justin | Justin is a thoughtful, caring and sweet little boy with a heart of gold. He loves to build Legos, perform magic tricks, do science experiments, and play with his friends. Justin is our thinker... His wheels never stop spinning! He is also quite a love bug. Justin adores his little brother and has been asking for a little sister for quite awhile. He is the best big brother anyone could ask for!
7: Zachary | Zachary is playful, easy going, affectionate and loves to make us laugh. He loves playing baseball, soccer, swimming and just being outside. He's also a snuggle bear. Zachary is always smiling and joking around! His zest for life is contagious. Zachary looks up to his big brother and can't wait to be a big brother too. He is already thinking of all of the ways he can help out with a new baby!
8: Our Family | Magical moments | Zachary | Justin | Memorial Day bike parade | Just being silly | Loving the outdoors | A wonderful bond | Splishing & splashing at our swim club | Reading bedtime stories
9: Our little Boy Scout | Phillies fanatics | The view is better from up high | Aye Aye Mate! | Brotherly love | Where is Zachary?! | Little fish | Christmas morning
10: It's not the sharing of genes that makes a family, but the sharing of love.
11: Family means putting your arms around each other and being there. ~Unknown
12: Our Beautiful Home | Our home is spacious and offers a safe, bright and secure future for your baby. It is located in a small, family oriented community. We live on a quiet street and are close to the elementary/middle schools, walking trails, and parks. We have a wonderful backyard and a playground right next door to our house. Our home also backs to open space, where we enjoy playing outside together. We have four bedrooms and a finished basement with a large play area. We are very happy here and love to have friends and family over.
13: Our Promise.. We know this must be a challenging time for you and we want you to feel confidant that you are making the best choice for your baby. If you choose us as parents, your baby will always know how much you love her and how important she is to you. We think she should be a part of your life if that is your wish, and the level of involvement is up to you. We are very open to the idea of remaining in contact with you through pictures, e-mails and letters, whatever is comfortable for you. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to open our lives to you. We hope we have conveyed our genuine feelings, and we pray that you will trust us to raise your child. Rest assured, we would give your baby a strong family unit with lots of love and affection. We would help you fulfill your dreams for your baby by giving her a lifetime of happy childhood memories, a secure upbringing and the strength of family love. We hope you find peace and comfort in your decision. To contact us please call our agency, A Baby Step Adoption at: 1-888-505-ADOPT. They have our approved home study on file and will be more than willing to help and to answer any questions you may have. Fondly, Shawn and Melissa Burger