S: Nigel and Belinda
FC: Nigel and Belinda
1: Snapshots of our family
2: PROFILE Profile #______: WIFE : Belinda HUSBAND: Nigel Race/Ethnic Background: Race/Ethnic Background: (English) (Indian) Physical Description: Ht: 5’0”Build: Ht: 5’10”Build: Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Complexion: Olive Complexion: Brown DOB (11/65) DOB (3/78) Educational Background: Educational Background: A graduate with an Associate Degree in A graduate with an Associate Applied Science Degree in Information technology Occupation: Blackberry Administrator Occupation: Network Security Analyst Description of Personality: Description of Personality: Funny, great sense of humor, warm, kind, Easy going, funny,caring, loving, and thoughtful strong Interests/Hobbies: Interest/Hobbies: Photography, computers, Saltwater fish, computers Religious Affiliation: Church of the Nazarene Month/Year of Marriage: 10/2003 Significance of religious beliefs in your family life: We believe God and church plays an important role in our lives and as well growth and spiritual teaching for our son. We try to live by the principles that God has laid out in his scripture. It is very important that as a family to keep God in the center our lives for his guidance and strength. Your motivation to pursue adoption: After we tried to have a second child through many fertility treatments, and two miscarriages, we felt that God closed that door. Having a niece who was adopted through Bethany and the blessing that she has been, we decided to explore adoption through Bethany as well. Your general ideas about child rearing and discipline: We believe it is important to raise our child using Biblical principles. We desire our child to be honest, kind, well-mannered, loving, and helpful. We want our child to be all that God created them to be.We believe a child needs boundaries. Our disciplinary techniques include heart to heart talks, time outs, and removal of toys. Experiences/opportunities you feel important to provide a child: As parents we decided very early on that we would give our children the best educational opportunities available which we believe are offered in private schools. We believe our children should experience lots of different things, explore, and grow to be wonderful young people who contribute to the world.
3: Children in the home: 1 boy Leisure time pursuits as a couple/family: What do you do for fun? We enjoy playing in the sun, going to the pool, bike riding, going to parks, Go Kart riding, cook out with family and trips to the mountains. General description of your home/neighborhood: Our neighborhood is quiet and safe. Well developed and surrounded with wonderful neighbors.
4: To Our Birth ParentsFrom Bethany Christian Services All of the family profiles we currently have are available for you to look over while you are in the office. These profiles are being shown in Fairfax, Richmond, Fredericksburg and Charlottesville. Because of this, you may not be the only birth parent considering a particular family at a given time. Therefore, once you have narrowed your selection down to one or two families, it would be in your best interest to check with a Bethany worker to see if the families you are interested in are still available, as they may have been recently chosen by another birth parent. Listed below are some of the adoptive parents’ preferences regarding both the race of the child they hope to adopt and the level of openness they desire to have with the birth parents. These are not set in stone. If you are interested in a family whose requests do not exactly match what you are looking for in one of these areas, we can contact them for you and see if they are open to changing their original preferences. Once you have chosen a family, we will contact them and present the opportunity to work with you. If they agree, we will remove their profile from circulation in all the offices and they will work exclusively with you. If you have any questions, please ask! This family prefers a child of the following ethnic background: Fully: One Half: __x__Caucasian Caucasian/Hispanic _____African-American __x__Hispanic Caucasian/Hispanic __x__Asian Caucasian/Asian __x__Other: East Indian Caucasian/East Indian This family prefers the following level of openness: Type of Placement: _____Low to Moderate Risk – Interim Care __x__High Risk – Direct Placement from Hospital Level of Relationship with Birth Parents: __wc_Willing to incorporate a name chosen by the birth parent(s) in adopted child’s name __x__Willing to meet birth parent(s) before delivery or placement __x__Willing to have reunion visits until finalization of adoption _____Willing to have reunion visits after finalization of adoption Profile
5: Hi.... Words cannot begin to tell you the admiration we have for you and the journey you are on. We hope that this journey takes you to a place where you can feel that you have done the best for your baby by finding a family who will fill her life with love, joy and security. We are a fun loving, stable and financially secure couple who wish to share our love with a baby girl. We can only imagine how difficult it is for you to choose the family who will be raising your child and we understand that it is with great love for their wellbeing that you make this choice. We admire the courage it must take to make an adoption plan for your baby.We hope you can find peace and comfort during this time and feel assured that if you choose us to raise your baby, we will provide lifelong support, love and stability. We hope as you look at our photos and learn more about us you will feel the love we have for each other and for our child. We know that there is much more about us that you may want to know and we would be more than happy to answer any questions that you may have. You are not alone on this journey. We are praying for you. Nigel and Belinda
6: The Bride | Our Wedding | We are a very loving couple. We are very supportive of each other and enjoy spending time together as a family.
7: Our first dance | The Bride
8: Hi, my name is Nathaniel. I have been asking Mommy and Daddy for a baby sister. I have some toys for her and books to read at bed time. And oh yeah, when I grow up I want to be computer guy like Daddy ps. Mommy and Daddy wants me to have a little sister, too. . | Nathaniel and our puppy Bailey
9: Our little boy | Our little computer geek | In Daddy's hands
10: Our Family together | Camping | Mommy and Son | The beach | We love to go to the mountains, camping, the beach and the park. Belinda is the photographer of the family, so we always have great pictures to remember our trips.
11: Photography | His first ride without training wheels | Daddy and Son | Gadget guys
12: Belinda's extended Family | In this picture is our niece who was adopted through Bethany and she has been such a blessing to our family.
13: Nigel's extended Family | Nigel and his family are from Guyana, a small South American country. They all live in the US now and are a wonderful family.
14: Christmas time | Santa and Nathaniel | Christmas time is always special because we get together with family and friends. We celebrate Jesus' birthday, decorate the house, see Santa, and attend Christmas eve service every year.
15: Granddaddy reading the Christmas story | Christmas morning | Building a Ginger bread house for Christmas
16: Our saltwater fish tank | Home | The fish tank is 220 gallons. It's big but so much fun to watch
17: Home | Home | Home
18: We trust that God will be with you, guide you, comfort you and strengthen you always! Thank you for taking the time to look over our profile. We hope we will meet one day.