BC: "Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you." NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE
FC: Randy, Anne and Marissa
1: Randy Anne Occupation: Dairy Cattle Breeder/ Housewife/Mom Farmer Education: Bachelor's of Science Bachelor's of Science Agribusiness Farm Agribusiness Marketing Management Age: 42 41 Race: Caucasian Caucasian Hair Color: Brown Dark Blond Eye Color: Green Brown Height: 6'2 5'6 Personal Interests: Spending time with family, Spending time with family, golfing, snow skiing, hiking, horseback riding, snow skiing, cooking, gardening. hiking, golfing, cooking. Faith: Christian Previous Marriages: None Length of marriage: 18 years
2: Children: Marissa - 19 months Pets: We have two dogs; Mishka, a German Shepherd and Halle, a Lab. They love kids. We also have 3 cats. Camille is a Calico who gets rid of the gophers and mice.. And 2 new kittens, Radar and Sophie. They are all very entertaining! Interests as a Couple: We love to get away to the coast for a few days, every now and then. We have our annual ski trip to Tahoe, at our time share, every spring. We work in our yard, landscaping, when we can. We both love to golf, especially on vacation, like Hawaii. We enjoy cooking together and having people over. Region/Home: Our home sits in the middle of forty acres. The house and 2 acres of landscaped yard is fenced in. We have a pool and lots of play room! We farm our land in California's Central Valley. We are located in a safe area with our neighbors close enough to keep an eye on each other. Fertility Status: We have been unable to carry a baby to term. Finances: With Randy's business and the farming of our ground, we are financially stable. We own our home and farm, have fantastic medical insurance and have a retirement plan. Childcare Plans: We both will be involved in the care of your child. We are fortunate that Anne can be a stay at home mom. Though Randy's job as a breeder is every day, he is home early in the afternoon. He has always wanted the opportunity to participate in a child's after school activities. The flexibility of his job will, also, enable him to take vacation around school schedules. We have always planned to send our children to Christian school, since we both attended and have been impressed with the level of education and spiritual growth. We believe in a higher education and therefore, a college fund will be started for your child. Open Adoption: We believe in open adoption and the opportunity it gives children to know their story and to understand that adoption is a decision made out of love. We will gladly send letters and photos so you can see your child grow and know that they are safe, cared for and loved, and we hope you will do the same so that your child can know you. Whatever your decision, please know you are in our prayers and hearts.
3: Anne about Randy: Randy is a fun loving guy. He is always there for friends and family. I fell in love with his sense of humor, his zeal for life and love for the Lord. Randy is a hard worker but plays hard too. He loves to snow ski and golf. He can be found looking for a new trail to hike or just sitting on the beach reading a book. Randy is a fantastic father who is patient and full of love and warmth. Family comes first and when he gets home Randy can be a silly kid. You can find him playing with Marissa in the pool, taking tractor rides or reading books.. He helps in the evening with dinner, bath time and, getting Marissa ready for bed She absolutely adores him and has stolen his heart. Randy about Anne: Anne has a beautiful smile that lights up a room. Her drive, ambition and unwillingness to let anything stand in the way of her goals are a constant reminder of why I fell in love with her. She has a deep personal relationship with the Lord which shows in all aspects of her life. She is always available to a friend, a family member, or a new acquaintance that needs an ear to bend or a shoulder to cry on. Anne is an incredible mom. She has waited a long time and is loving every minute of motherhood.. She has a huge heart and playful personality shared with Marissa. She spends the majority of time with Marissa, whether it is outside playing in our yard, visiting our friends with horses or building with blocks. Marissa loves her mommy. | Dear Birth Parents, We greatly appreciate your taking the time to read this letter and look at our profile. What a privilege to be considered in the raising of your child! We are aware that our profile won't tell you all the information you need. But we hope you will see the love, commitment and faith we have for each other, our family and our friends. Our names are Randy and Anne and we are eager to welcome another precious, new child into our home, arms and hearts. The open adoption of our daughter, Marissa, was an amazing and beautiful experience.. We want to be parents again, and truly desire to grow our family through the miracle of adoption.
4: We are very active, outside people and, though, we love to travel, we consider home our number one vacation spot. We farm and own 40 acres of walnut trees surrounding our home. Our yard is beautiful and we enjoy working in it together. We have a huge backyard and pool and enjoy entertaining friends and family. Most evenings, we love to take family walks to the dairy near us and visit the calves. We, also, may be found in our front yard watching sunsets and playing with our cats and dogs. Our parents and siblings live within a half hour of us, with the exception of Anne's dad who lives in Northern California. But being a retired teacher, dad is able to visit often. We have 14 nieces and nephews. Their ages range from 2 years to 22 years. They all adore Marissa and are looking forward to getting another cousin! We both grew up attending church regularly, and remain active within our church's ministries. Our lives as individuals, a couple and a family are deeply affected by faith. Our relationship with God is the foundation of our life together, and we want you to know that your child will be raised to have a relationship with Christ, attending church and being active in youth programs. Thank you, again, for looking at our profile and considering us for your child's adoptive family. Our promise to you is that your child will know their adoption story. They will know the courage and strength of their birth parents. We respect your decision and will continue to pray for you. We hope that you will want to learn more about us. We would be fortunate and thrilled to be a part of your plan. Randy Anne | birthday. About us: We met in college 21 years ago. We were inseparable after our first date. We married in May of 1995, after we graduated college. God has blessed us with a devoted relationship based on commitment and trust. | About Marissa: In March of 2012, Marissa brightened out world. She was a very easy baby but as a toddler, is quite the "firecracker". She has a vibrant, vivacious personality and a very independent nature. She never ceases to surprise us with her quick development. Her facial expressions, alone, entertain everyone.. She can touch the heart of anyone with her contagious smile. Marissa is a blessing from God, to us both and our families. The miracle of adoption and God's fulfilling promise has impacted many of our friends and family. We remain in contact with Marissa's birth parents through calls, videos and pictures. We get together at least 2 times a year and always on Marissa's birth mom's
5: Our Home | Mishka | Halle | Camille | Radar and Sophie | Our Home
6: Baptism - a very special day for family and friends | First day home
7: Favorite horse, Wescott, with friend Tarah | Getting dirty is so much fun... | So is getting clean! | First time at the beach | Loving my swing | Hanging out in the pool with daddy and Mishka
8: Our extended family... | Great grandmas Isabel and Rose | Grandparents
9: A loving, growing family. | Aunts and Uncles | Cousins
10: As we continue our journey, we will pray that you may become a part of it.