FC: Patrick & Lee Anne
1: Hello! We are excited and thankful that you would consider our family profile. You have our utmost respect and admiration as you go through this difficult process. We know it takes an incredible amount of love and strength to make the decisions you are making. Adoption is very dear to our hearts, as we adopted our son from Guatemala four years ago. After 7 previous years of infertility and wanting to start a family God led us to our son, Erick. He has been such a joyful blessing to our family and we are extremely privileged to be his parents. It is our desire to adopt again, not only for Erick to have a sibling and lifelong friend, but also for us to fill our house with the wonders and love of another child. Thanks for taking a look at our family!
2: Pat and I met after college in optometry school and were friends from the start. We have been married for 16 years and have a blast spending time together! | US | We love to travel and take on new adventures whether it's going to the beach, the mountains, spending time with family, or going on mission trips.
3: We spent our 10th anniversary in Chicago and hit the town in our wedding attire!:)
4: In 2008 we adopted our son, Erick, from Guatemala. He is full of life and the perfect addition to our family. Erick is 4 years old now and keeps us always on-the-go. He is super active and loves to play with any kid around. He wants more than anything to have a sibling to play with and he will be a terrific big brother!
6: a little about Lee Anne | Lee Anne and I were studying at a library during optometry school and she asked if I wanted to take a study break. We went outside to a bench and she pulled out homemade strawberry shortcake. I knew that was the girl I wanted to marry! Lee Anne's calm nature keeps me grounded. She loves to care for others when there's a need and she's a great mom. | from Pat...
8: Pat is an incredible husband and father who loves to laugh. I am blessed to be his wife.! He has a tender heart for people and is always aware of those around him, making sure everyone is comfortable and included in whatever is going on. | Patrick
9: checking eyes at our office | game time | Patrick and nephew Patrick | school lunch with Erick | mission trip fitting glasses
10: FAMILY | Our family is wonderful and very supportive in our decision to adopt again. We gather for holidays, birthdays, trips...whenever there is an excuse to get together. | niece and nephews at Easter | Pat has three brothers, a sister, and 11 nieces and nephews
11: Lee Anne's mom and brother | Lee Anne's dad and little sister | Pat, his parents, and Erick in Guatemala | more family!
12: Pat's older brother, Matt, and family with Erick | Grandma Joy, Lee Anne's mom | Halloween fun | Our friend, Kim, who adopted Aeson from Guatemala | hiking with big brother Jay and little sis Katie
13: Pat with two of his closest friends, Scott and Rusty | optometry school reunion | Erick & friends | more people we love
14: FRIENDS | 4th of July | friends from Guatemala | adoptive mom friends | summer gathering
15: Our church actively supports adoption. Many of our closest friends have adopted domestically or internationally so adoption is a natural part of our community.
16: Volunteer trips | 1 Peter 4:10 ... Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms.
17: God gave us a heart to help those in need and one way we are able to do that is through eye care. It's also nice to take a break from eye care and help with construction! | our team in Jamaica
18: OUR HOME | this is Erick's room...next project will be a nursery :)
19: the playground is the neighbors' but they let us use it :) | We go to a nearby lake to feed the fish and ducks.
21: Thank you for taking the time to consider our family for this adoption. We already know that our love for an adopted child is as strong as if they were our biological child. We look forward to meeting you if you feel we could be potential parents for your child. Sincerely, Lee Anne and Pat