S: Billy and Lisa
BC: Made with Love by Billy and Lisa | Published November 28, 2010
FC: Billy and Lisa
1: Hello, We want you to know that we have tremendous respect for you and admire the strength and love you have for your child in considering adoption. We, like you, want to provide your child with the best life we can possibly offer, and promise to give your child a home filled with love, stability, and laughter. We want to provide a secure, happy home and raise our child to be a compassionate, respectful, loving person who values hard work and education and has the confidence to pursue his or her dreams. We look forward to getting to know you and your dreams for your baby.
2: Our Story We have been married for five and a half wonderful years. We have a strong and solid marriage based on love, trust, respect, honesty, open communication, and faith in God. We are best friends and love spending time together. We share the same values, dreams and aspirations; the biggest of all is to have a family of our own. After five years of struggling with infertility we realized we were meant to expand our family through adoption. We love to travel and spend time with many family members and friends, who are central to our lives. We have been blessed in so many ways. We promise to give our child unconditional love, support, and security.
4: About Billy (written by Lisa) Billy and I met in 2003 thanks to the US Air Force and my baby brother. I was instantly drawn to Billy's warm, kind heart, and gentle nature; his North Carolina charm was an added bonus. He is a fun-loving, adventurous man, who always knows how to make me laugh. I am inspired by his faith, work ethic and love for friends and family. I know he'll be an amazing father. He is the most compassionate man I know and is adored by everyone (especially children). I am thankful for such an incredible husband and best friend. I can’t wait to watch Billy be a daddy and help guide our child through life. | Hugs from our niece and nephews after a deployment to Iraq | Billy with an orphan in a village in Iraq | Always Smiling | That's a Fish!
5: About Lisa (written by Billy) Seven and half years ago I met the love of my life, Lisa. When you look at her smile you can’t help but love her. Lisa is the most caring, generous, kind, and loving woman a child could have for a mother. Lisa is outgoing, fun-loving, and ready for any adventure. She loves art, reading, traveling, science, horseback riding, hiking, and snuggling on the couch for movie time. Lisa has touched so many lives, from yearly Christmas drives for “adopt a family” to spending time with family and friends. She will love our child unconditionally and with open arms. Lisa has so much love and knowledge to share. I know she will be a wonderful mother. | Australia | Hawaii | Highlands, NC | Max's First Bath
6: Activities We enjoy a variety of outdoor activities including hiking, fishing, horseback riding, and four wheeling. We are excited to explore the outdoors with our child. | Blackwater Falls, WV | Boone, NC | Columbia, NJ | Marriottsville, MD
7: We love to learn about our nation's history by visiting the many parks and museums throughout the country. We are looking forward to sharing these experiences with our child and going on new adventures. | Gettysburg, PA | Gettysburg, PA | Antietam Battlefield, MD | Independence Hall Philadelphia, PA
8: Childhood Activities As a child Lisa was active in art, music, gymnastics, skiing, soccer and softball while Billy mastered basketball and weight lifting. We can't wait to support our child in whatever activities he or she chooses. | Our Education Billy Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Excelsior College Lisa Bachelor of Science in Biology Gettysburg College Master of Science in Biotechnology Johns Hopkins University
9: Disney will be even more exciting when we see it through our child’s eyes. | Go Power Rangers! | Billy almost got the sword out! | Lisa's Prince at Cinderella's Castle
10: Our Family We have been blessed with a wonderful family and truly amazing friends who are a part of our extended family. Our child will inherit 5 grandparents, 14 aunts and uncles, 11 cousins and many playmates from our extended family. | Our friends and family eagerly await the arrival of our child. The adults can't wait to spoil him or her while the children are excited to have a new playmate.
11: We love to have our friends and family over for fun get togethers, barbecues, or holiday celebrations making homemade meals for houseful of guests. Fortunately, many of our friends and family live within the local area! | When we have little visitors we love outdoor activities: sports, hide-n-seek, and playing in the backyard playground or pool. Inside we love building with blocks and Legos, playing with puzzles, dolls, cars, and trucks. Baking cookies, watching kids' movies and reading books is always fun too.
12: Our Pets We have two wonderful dogs Maximus and Samson who are a part of our family. Max and Sammy are big babies that love to snuggle and cuddle. They provide unconditional love that can make your heart melt.
13: Our Home Our home is in a beautiful suburban neighborhood full of families with young children, parks and playgrounds. We live in a gorgeous farming community in New Jersey that is convenient to everything.
14: About Parenting Being parents would be the greatest joy of our lives. We have been blessed with a loving marriage, wonderful family and friends, excellent educations, and successful careers. Lisa works from home with an extremely flexible schedule which will be beneficial when raising our child. We are able to give our child a life full of loving family and friends, worldly experiences, and endless opportunities to grow and learn. We will provide a nurturing environment so our child can succeed and enjoy a good education. We will instill in our child good morals and values such as honesty and compassion for others. We want to teach our child how to handle the ups and downs of life with confidence. Most of all our child will be surrounded by unconditional love and be encouraged to enjoy life and all of its wonders. Thank you for reviewing our profile. We wish you all the best in your decisions.
15: Our Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Our Phone Number: (609) 614-1264 | Please turn the page for kind words from some of our Friends and Family
16: Kind Words from Friends and Family Five years ago, we had the privilege of meeting a wonderful couple. Little did I know, when we met, what an important part of our family Billy and Lisa would become. Throughout my husband’s military career we have met many great families, but none have been as close to my family as Billy and Lisa. They have become like an aunt and uncle to my children, and a brother and sister to my husband and I. Rarely does a day go by that I do not speak to Lisa by telephone. I do not know what I would do without her. We recently spent our vacation at Disney World with Billy and Lisa. We had an amazing time. My children, Colton and Jake, loved taking Billy and Lisa on all their favorite rides. When I look back over the last five years Billy and Lisa have been a part of every milestone my family has celebrated. I am looking forward to celebrating milestones with their child the way they have with mine. My husband and I look forward to being “uncle” and “aunt” to their child, and my children are eager to have a new cousin to love. Billy and Lisa have so much love to give, we pray daily that God will bless their family with a baby to love. They are truly an amazing, fun and loving couple, and we are so lucky to have them in our lives. Todd, Stacy, Colton and Jacob | Disney with Jake | The boys at MGM
17: I met Billy in the spring of 2002, while we were both stationed at Andrews Air Force Base. Billy always put everyone before himself and was the one person everyone could always depend on. We instantly become friends and in March 2003 we deployed overseas together. We were good friends before we deployed, but we came back best friends, closer than brothers, and I consider him family. Billy was the best man at my wedding and traveled almost twenty hours in one day, just to make sure he was there early. Billy has a strong belief in his faith and lets that guide him in life. Billy truly lives his faith, as seen through his honesty, trustworthiness, and willingness to help anyone in need. We became roommates when we returned home from our deployment and that is when I first met Lisa, as Billy and Lisa began dating soon after we returned home. The first thing I noticed about Lisa was that she was a genuinely caring and generous person. She was involved in many volunteer activities, ranging from a horse rescue to sponsoring less fortunate families. One family Lisa sponsored was a single mother with medical problems and her two children. Lisa not only helped to provide for them financially, but also spent time with them, playing and interacting with the children, as well as mentoring them. Those kids truly considered Lisa a second mother. When I started taking college courses, Lisa tutored me in math. There were many times I wanted to drop the course, but Lisa insisted that I didn’t, and spent countless hours helping me work through the problems and actually understand the work. Billy and Lisa complement each other so well and love being together. They both have so many shared interests and hobbies, one of them being a love of the outdoors. Any child would be truly blessed to have Billy and Lisa as parents. Not only would the child be loved and protected, Billy and Lisa would be involved in every aspect of the child’s life, and this is what makes a family. It is hard to summarize in a few paragraphs what amazing people Billy and Lisa are, you really have to meet them and see for yourself. -Blake and Brandy
18: More Kind Words from Friends and Family I have known Billy and Lisa for about 6 years.They are loving and supportive to each other and those around them. I have watched them on the journey to become parents and seen the disappointment and pain and yet with their faith in God and love for each other they believe that there is a plan for them. They love children and my boys love them. Billy is always excited to play basketball or throw the football with them and Lisa has such an easy going way about her that the boys love just sitting down and talking to her. There are very few people I would entrust my children to but I would gladly do so with them. Billy and Lisa want to be a mommy and daddy and any child would be blessed to have the kind of unconditional love they have to offer. ~Lydia I know it may seem I am biased about my daughter Lisa and my son-in-law Billy, but I think I am seeing them for who they really are: good people. Billy is a blessing to our family, what a good man! We are so glad he is a part of our family. Lisa is incredibly talented --- I think she can do almost anything, she's so smart, devoted to the whole family and finds time for everyone. I know she will be a great mom. Billy is a strong Christian man, he never compromises his values, he's got quite a sense of humor and, really, everybody loves him. I see him as being an incredible dad. We will welcome a new grandchild into our family, I will be honored and grateful to be a granddaddy, and I thank God for the opportunity. With Love, Grampa Adam
19: I met Lisa in 1997 when she moved in across the street from me. I was due to have my third child. Lisa immediately made friends with me, my husband and my children. She was an instant help and support to me and my family. During busy times, Lisa would step in and help me take the children to soccer practice, bathe the baby, or watch them play outside. My four children have grown very fond of Lisa over the years and look forward to her visits. She is always interested in their lives and wants to be updated. She is always eager to help and is very supportive of others. My family met Billy in 2003. Lisa was so excited for us to meet him and I immediately could tell that this was going to be a special relationship. Billy, just like Lisa, got to know my family quickly! Billy and Lisa took the time to put together a trampoline so that I could surprise my son for his birthday. They enjoy working on the project together and enjoyed jumping on the trampoline once finished. They are both young and healthy which allows them to lead the active life they enjoy. Billy and Lisa will make wonderful parents. They have been patiently trying to start a family for a long time. I hope that they are blessed with a child soon. The child will be so fortunate and lucky to have such loving parents. Becky
20: Even More Kind Words from Friends and Family I met Lisa and Billy when my husband and I lived in a neighboring apartment building. We both had dogs and we struck up a friendship while walking our puppies and letting them play together. Lisa and Billy are a wonderful couple, they are both strong in their faith and very supportive of each other. Billy is always making us laugh and we love to joke with him about our North Carolina vs. Maryland sports rivalry. Lisa is a wonderful friend who you can always count on for a supportive ear or a shoulder to cry on. Lisa and Billy have been with us every step of the way though our adoption journey and are wonderful with our son Josh. We feel lucky to be a part of Lisa and Billy's ever growing "family circle". We can't wait to be there to celebrate with them when they become parents and we look forward to visits, picnics and theme park trips together with our kids. Lisa and Billy have many wonderful qualities that make them great friends that will also make them great parents. -Kristin | Kristin, Josh and Brad | Kristin and Josh
21: A message from our nephew Jake, Age 9 | A message from our nephew Zach, Age 6 | Our nephews Zach and Jake