BC: May you be blessed in all you do.
FC: Aaron Courtney Roush | "Your life has been a lesson in love. Because of all the love you share and the caring things you do. It teaches us to reach out and help, to fix what is broken. With love alone you have changed my life and for that I'm truly grateful." | &
1: You are Loved! | Dear Birthparent, We are extremely excited to meet you. You have made a choice that is one of the most generous and selfless decisions a person can make. We also respect that it takes a very brave person to give a child to a family you have never met. Your choice will allow us to grow our family when we couldn’t ourselves. We don’t know if we can ever tell you how much you mean to us. You must have many questions about who we are and how we will raise the child that you give us the opportunity to spend our lives and love with. Hopefully this book will help answer many of those questions. We've included pictures that speak about our lives and what is important to our family. We hope by looking at what we are sharing you will want to get to know us better. We truly look forward to meeting and spending more time with you. Again we want you to know that you are an angel sent from heaven. Your amazing gift to our family is something that we will be eternally grateful for. We want to offer you our lifetime commitment to give your child a stable, happy, healthful home and unlimited unconditional love. Warm Regards, Courtney & Aaron Roush
2: A smile can brighten your day | Courtney | Courtney is a 28 year old kindergarten teacher. She LOVES working with young children and has a passion for children's literature. She surrounds herself with a large group of close girlfriends. She is very social, energetic, creative and sensitive. Courtney enjoys traveling, going to the beach, and doing arts and crafts. She is very spontaneous and lives life to the fullest. During her summers off, she enjoys taking her daughter to the pool, library, and music classes. Courtney is very excited to expand the family and spend as much time with the new little one as possible. Thank you for considering us as parents. We are honored by your bravery and selflessness. | Courtney's Girlfriends | Daughter Lola in Hilton Head
3: Two individuals coming together to make one family! | Aaron | Good Buddies | Aaron is a 29 year old financial advisor who loves the outdoors and staying physically fit. He loves spending time with his family and playing with his daughter. Aaron also enjoys the company of others and is very social. To his family and friends Aaron is a rock and someone who they can depend upon whenever they need him. He had an amazing relationship with his brother growing up and that is part of his motivation for wanting more children. He also feels in his heart a strong desire to care for more children. | Lola at the Park in the Hollow Tree
4: I'm so excited to be a big sister and give kisses and hugs! | Cousin Kennedy | Cousin Madison | Best Friend Kahle
5: A heart full of love ready to play | Big Sis Lola
6: Courtney and Aaron on their Honeymoon in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
7: A consistent theme on most of our trips is WATER! We love to swim, play, and relzx by it. | Family Trips | We both love what we do for a living, but also know it is important to unwind and spend time with family. So every year we have made it a tradition to take vacations to our favorite places; Lake Norris, TN, Barry's Bay, Ontario Canada, and Hilton Head Island, SC. We look forward to introducing a new addition to our favorite places.
8: Courtney's Family | Courtney's family all live in the Cleveland area about 2 hours away. Despite the distance we see them at least once a month and enjoy their company and support. Courtney's mom and dad are very supportive as are her three sisters. Everyone is excited to welcome another child to the family and will pitch in and help whenever they can. Courtney's family is small, but tight knit and a big part of our life.
9: Aaron's Family | Aaron's immediate family includes one older brother and his wife, who have two young girls, and his mom and dad. His parents live 30 minutes away and visit quite often as well as babysit when needed. His brother lives in South Carolina, but they are able to reunite a few times a year. His extended family is huge; he has 45 first cousins. Many of the cousins and Aunts and Uncles live in the area and are close with the family. Family reunions are quite an event.
10: Our favorite late-night show is Conan! | Top 10 Interesting Facts About our Family 10. Courtney and Aaron got engaged in Ellicotville, NY on a ski slope. 9. Aaron and Courtney both root for the Cleveland Browns and Indians. 8. Courtney is part Irish and was born on St. Patrick's Day. 7. Aaron wrestled and ran cross country and track in high school. 6. Courtney was a high school cheerleader. 5. Courtney has two adopted sisters from China. 4. Courtney, her mom, and step-mom are all teachers. 3. Courtney & Aaron renewed their vows in 2010. 2. Courtney and Aaron collect children's books and have over 200. 1. Aaron's mom has eleven sisters and no brothers.
11: Home is where the heart is! | ~ Home Sweet Home ~ We welcome your child into our home and have the baby's room ready for his or her arrival. We know we are ready for another child not only because we have the room and all the equipment, but because we have a space in our hearts that yearns to be filled by your child..
12: If not for hope the heart would break -Thomas Fuller | [Insert Picture Here] | Baby's First Birthday!
13: The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.” – Morrie Schwartz | [Insert Picture Here] | [Insert Picture Here] | Baby on the Move