S: Ryan & Denay M.
FC: Ryan & Denay
1: To an incredibly special person... | Thank you for taking the time to learn a little bit about us. We understand that this must be a very difficult time for you. We already have so much respect and love for you even though we have not met yet. Our prayer is that you have been led to the right people to help you get through the decisions that come with making an adoption plan for your baby. And we hope that we might be an encouragement to your heart as well! We are an easy going, fun loving, family oriented couple. We love God and strive to live life in light of all He has done for us. We love children, and are so excited to have the opportunity to grow our family through the beautiful gift of adoption.
2: We have had the blessing of growing up together at the same church. Once we got involved in our college group ministry, friendship turned into love and the rest is history! We are best friends and treasure the wonderful marriage that God has given us. We have gone through fertility treatment, two pregnancies that ended in miscarriage, and an adoption attempt that fell through right before the baby was due. This past April, we finally found our take-home baby through the gift of adoption. Elias is a very happy baby boy and we are so blessed that God entrusted him into our care. We love being a family of three and would love for Elias to grow up with a little brother or sister. | Our Story
3: KRABI, SOUTH END | November 9 | -Traveling is one of our very favorite things to do together. We will find any excuse to get away, even if it's just for the weekend. -There is a special place in our hearts for breakfast. :) -We love going to big events like Broadway shows, sporting events, concerts, etc. -Denay always has a camera handy | Fast Facts
4: About Ryan
5: Ryan loves running his own Internet marketing business. He is a very driven person, always setting goals for himself, and helps me reach my goals as well. He is a caring leader, husband, and friend. He is the wonderful daddy I always knew he would be. -Denay | Likes -Eating good food -Playing the drums -Laughing with Denay -Working on the our business -Deep conversations -Being with friends -Playing with Elias and our nieces and nephews
6: PHANG NGA BAY, PHUKET | November 7 | Likes -Hugs, kisses and cuddles -Laughing -Cooking -Decorating/house projects -Dancing -Talking and laughing with Elias -Playing with makeup | Denay is a stay-at-home wife, hoping to be a stay-at-home mom soon! She is a fun, loving, supportive, and faithful wife devoted to her family and friends. She's a great cook too!:) I am confident Denay will be an amazing mother. -Ryan
7: About Denay
8: About Elias
9: Likes -Cooing and smiling -Being tickled -Morning cuddles -When mom wears him -Sitting up -Practicing standing -Being read to | Elias is such a perfect addition to our family. He is such a happy and social baby. He loves it when people talk to him, and that big, dimple filled smile of his is so infectious. I know that he is going to be a total charmer when he gets older. -Denay
10: Top - Jeremy with wonderful girlfriend Grace; Aaron and wife Alyssa; Matthew. Bottom - Meghan, with husband Jordan, and sons Jeremiah, and Derek; awesome parents Brent and Teresa. Ryan's family lives about 15 minutes away from our house, and we see everyone pretty regularly. We are all great friends and really | Ryan's Side
11: enjoy spending time together. On a typical Sunday you could find the whole family eating one of Teresa's incredible meals after church, then sprawling on the living room couches to talk and laugh for hours.
12: Top - Michael with wife Kimi and kids Brookelyn and Austin; Janelle with Raul and daughter Kylie (baby #2 is due in October!); wonderful parents Mike and Vonnie. Denay's family is very affectionate and fun loving. This is a family that can speak fluently in movie quotes, even if we've only seen the | Denay's Side
13: movie once! We siblings get our silly side from our mom, and we love to have a good time, whether it's splashing around in the pool, chasing the kids around at a park, or just sitting around the living room talking and laughing.
14: Since we grew up in the same church, we have been blessed with the same group of friends. We started out as high schoolers, and then everyone ended up marrying each other! As these precious couples have started having children, we really feel as though we have a number of nieces and nephews. These kiddos light up our world and they will be wonderful friends for Elias and any other baby God blesses us with. | Our Dear Friends
15: The Kiddos We Love!
16: We have a cozy house in a culturally diverse community. There are always families cruising the neighboring streets with their strollers and dogs. The nursery is an aqua blue with red and gray accents. It is a bright, fun room and is gender neutral! | Our Home
17: In 2010, the church we grew up in started a new church in a local community. It's been a blessing to be a part of this new adventure! Ryan plays drums in the worship band, Denay works in the nursery, and we're both in a small group and men/women's Bible studies. We love our church! | Our Church
19: Walt Whitman | We hope that this book has given you a good feel for who we are and what our life together is like. Thank you for considering us as a potential couple to raise your baby. We are truly honored. The precious baby growing inside of you right now is going to make some family out there so incredibly happy, even if we are not the ones you choose. Thank you for giving couples like us a chance to be parents. We hope to meet you soon! :) -Ryan and Denay | Thank You!