S: Travis and Amy
FC: Travis and Amy
1: Hello, We're happy that you're taking this opportunity to read about us and view snapshots of our life. We hope that this profile book will give you a glimpse into our family, home, and hearts. And though it is only a glimpse, we trust that it will give you a good idea of who we are and what kind of parents we could be. We are excited that you are considering us as part of your adoption plan. Know that we have been and are praying for you. We have been trying to start a family for several years, and are really looking forward to the day we are blessed with a child. We have a lot of love to give and look forward to opening our hearts and our lives to a child. As hopeful parents, it is our desire to raise a child in a loving, safe, and protected environment. We want to give a child the opportunity to discover their talents and the encouragement to seek their dreams. We can't wait for you to learn more about us! God Bless, Travis and Amy
2: Travis | A Note From Amy Travis is a really sweet and friendly person. He loves helping people. He is passionate about God, politics, and great discussions. Travis is great at taking care of the yard and getting things fixed around the house. He is compassionate and will do anything to make me feel better when I'm sick. Travis will be a great dad because he cares about bringing up a child to be the best person they can be and he's great at being silly with kids. He's my best friend, and I can't imagine life without him. | About Myself I am a laid back person who doesn't get upset easily. I tend to stay calm in stressful situations. I always try to view life from every angle before making a decision. I enjoy working with others to complete a common goal. Like my father, I am able to solve many problems by using whatever objects or solutions are around me. Even though I have a psychology degree, I work as a computer and networking specialist. I repair and troubleshoot people's computers. Technology is an important part of my job. Since I enjoy working with computers, I plan on staying in the tech field for a very long time.
3: My Hobbies & Interests Since I am a computer person, I tend to really enjoy playing video games. My main hobby is repairing and upgrading computers. I also enjoy fishing with my Dad. I am a huge college football fan. I enjoy traveling to new places, especially the mountains. I hope to one day live where there are mountains. I love to sing, so I got a music minor while in college. I also enjoy a good book or movie. The things I enjoy the most are activities that involve teamwork. | My Family I grew up in a two parent home with a brother and a sister. We have always been a tight knit family and enjoy spending time together on holidays and weekends. My immediate family is spread out from New Orleans, LA to Starkville, MS. Growing up we went on vacations, camping and many other trips together. I look forward to the day Amy and I have someone to take on trips with us.
4: Amy | About Me I'm a planner and enjoy a bit of structure in my life. I really enjoy learning about things that interest me. My parents taught me to be independent so I like examining things for myself before coming to a conclusion. I have an accounting degree and a masters in business. I am an accountant, which I enjoy because I get to investigate and figure things out within a set structure. I have a great boss and co-workers. | A Note From Travis Amy is one of the most kind and caring people I know. Her smile is contagious, she has a great sense of humor and she isn’t afraid to be silly around others. She is a wonderful friend and wife. A major goal in her life is to be a loving mother. She longs for the day that she can love a child unconditionally. I have no doubt that she will be a wonderful mother. Her attention to detail, responsible nature, and compassion will make her an amazing mother when we are blessed with a child. | on a church youth trip
5: My Hobbies & Interests I have a wide variety of interests such as movies & tv, baking, running, and church activities. I'm a huge Trojan football fan! My dad and I have a photography business and I enjoy taking pictures of architecture and nature. I have taken trips and helped with the church youth group for the past few years and serve on the mission committee at church. I enjoy decorating, cooking for holidays, and time spent with family and friends. I enjoy being crafty and creating art, decor, and costumes. Playing fetch with the dogs or going for a walk is fun too! | My Family I grew up with a mom, dad, and a younger brother. Growing up we spent holidays with extended family and took a family vacation every summer. Although my brother and I had the normal sibling fights growing up, we are very close now. I'm also close with my parents. We are glad to have them nearby. | my first 5k race
6: Our Home We have a three bedroom, two bath brick home that is about 1,400 square feet. Our neighborhood is a single street with about 30 houses on it. We have a decent sized back yard that is fenced in and backs up to a wooded area. We are surrounded by many residential areas, but have major businesses nearby if we need to shop. There are a few children on our street and a handful more from adjacent streets that are often out playing and riding bikes or walking with their families. We have been in our home for several years.
8: Evey Evey is a 6-year-old (Apr '13) yellow lab. She is playful, energetic, and loves to be hugged. She enjoys playing fetch with a ball and frisbee. She is protective and will alert us when people are outside. She is always happy and hungry!
9: Harper Harper is a 5-year-old (Dec '12) golden retriever. She is sweet and LOVES attention. She likes rolling around on the floor scratching her back and laying in really odd positions. She likes playing with toys and meeting new people!
10: Travis' Favorites: music: rock television show: Dexter movie: Tombstone foods: spaghetti & apple pie sports: college football weather: stormy, especially lightning place: mountains color: blue | spending some time with his nephew
11: Amy's Favorites: music: contemporary Christian television show: Bones foods: crab claws & tiramisu sports: college football & summer olympics weather: lightning & breezy place: mountains color: purple | costume party at work | Amy's master's graduation
14: Beliefs We both grew up in Christian households. We went to church on Sundays and learned Bible verses from a young age. As we grew up and saw how difficult life can be at times, we began asking harder questions and seeking answers on our own. We have grown in our faith, partially because trials we've faced, but also because we are surrounded with friends and family who are seeking the same answers. This has not only made us stronger as Christians, but also as a couple. | our wedding rehearsal | Marriage We were married in May of 2004. That was the day that we made a commitment before friends, family, and God that we would care for, love, and protect each other for the rest of our lives. We believe that marriage isn't just about love. It is a promise to each other and God that should never be broken. When we don't agree, we communicate our feelings and find ways to compromise.
15: Parenting As parents, we want to provide every opportunity possible for our child to mature into the very best person they can be. Whether that is through arts, athletics, or academics we will support them in their interests. We believe that children need to know that they are loved and supported. More importantly, they need to know how much God loves them. We understand that parenting will be the most difficult and rewarding experience in our lives. With the help of God, our families,, our friends, each other, and our church family we know that our child's life will be blessed.
16: Tropical themed 5k fundraiser with some friends | 10 year class reunion | girls' weekend at the beach | 4th of July party
17: Amy's best friend and her son came to cheer Amy on during a 5k race | Travis' camp counselor reunion | youth mission trip | girls' weekend away
19: Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know us. We are excited and grateful you are considering adoption. We hope that you were able to get a glimpse into who we are and what our lives are all about. We wish we had room to show you more! Becoming parents is more than a desire for us., we believe it is our life’s calling. We look forward to the day when we will have a child to love, raise and cherish forever. We will be always thankful to the mother that chooses us. We will do everything we can to make sure that child knows that they are wanted, loved, and that God had a special plan that brought us together as a family. Sincerely, Travis and Amy