FC: Warren and Jill
1: Hi, we are Warren and Jill. We are honored that you are taking the time to look at our profile. We do not know your situation, but we can only imagine that considering adoptive parents for your child must be a difficult decision. It must take a great deal of courage and love to make such a choice. We want to thank you for choosing life for your child. Life is something to be treasured and valued, and giving your child the gift of life is a choice you will not regret. Like most married couples, we expected to start our family "naturally." God, however, has other plans for us! After two years of infertility, God has led us to the realization that He wants our family to begin through adoption. Through this process, He has shown us the importance of adoption and given us new perspective on what it means to be family. We are excited about the opportunity to grow our family and have a child/children to love.
2: We met in 2004 while in graduate school in Texas and quickly became friends. After learning about Jill going on a blind date, Warren was spurred into action! We dated for a year and a half. In 2006, we were engaged and married six months later. Looking back now, it is amazing to see how God has woven our paths.
3: Warren (by Jill) Warren is my best friend. I love the fact that when I am having a bad day, he can make me laugh by singing me a cheesy song or telling me the most random story. Oh, to be a fly on the wall in our home! I love that Warren brings out my goofy side. Warren is laid back, but is also focused and driven. | He has such a servant’s heart and will drop anything to help anyone at any time. Warren is a loyal friend. He is outgoing and loves to be around others. Warren loves children...probably because he is a big kid himself! I always enjoy seeing him interact with our nieces. Whether it be playing games or playing with dolls, he is willing to do whatever it takes to ensure they have a good time!
4: Warren is an athlete and loves to play and watch most any kind of sport. His favorite sport is golf, and he tries to play at least once a week. While dating, we spent just about every Sunday evening at the driving range. Warren attempted to help me improve my skills, but I was not the best of students! He also loves the outdoors (fishing, hiking, etc). | While he openly admits to being “musically challenged” or “tone deaf,” music is a big part of his life. He enjoys listening to various bands/genres of music and often introduces me to new artists. Warren is the Connections Pastor at our church where he is responsible for our small group ministry, new member training, adult education, and a host of other things. | Warren is a wise and trustworthy person. He is a man of integrity and the spiritual leader of our home. Warren is always teaching me something new, and I love living this life with him. He is my biggest support, and I am honored to be his wife. He makes me want to be a better person.
5: Jill (by Warren) Jill is an amazing woman. She lights up a room when she walks into it. Her smile and brown eyes are irresistible. Loving, caring, honest and committed are just a few of the words I would use to describe Jill. She loves others and has a heart to help them improve their lives. I think that is a big reason why she is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has the ability to make anyone feel comfortable and cared about. Children love her. She connects well with them by making them feel special and participating in whatever activity they are doing, whether it is a tea party or building with blocks.
6: Jill loves fashion and music (we have different tastes in both areas). I am simple and no frills, and she likes things that are more trendy. It is one of the things I like about her. We really do a good job of balancing each other out. Sometimes we can really be on different pages, but I think that this is one of the greatest strengths in our relationship. She challenges me to get outside of my comfort zone and to be a better man. | Her honesty and commitment are two of the things I admire about her the most. She does not give in to pressure to go along with something when she disagrees with what is being done. Misrepresenting the facts are not an option to her, and when she says she is going to do something, she does it. Her commitment level is very high, and I know that I can always count on her.
7: Where we live Our home sits on a one-acre lot with a fenced-in back yard. We live in an established, quiet neighborhood. The house itself is 2700 square feet with four bedrooms, three baths, a sun room, and a game room. We love entertaining friends, and our friends' children love to play on the swing set and tree house in our backyard. Our church is about three miles from our home. We host a young adult small group at our home and really enjoy sharing our lives with others. We also spend a lot of time with the college students from our church. We live in the county but are a five minute drive from downtown. The schools for which we are zoned are some of the best in Georgia. We know several families who are extremely pleased with the education their children have received.
8: Marley is our first adoption experience. She is a Lab with a great personality. Kids love her, and she loves them. One of Marley's favorite things to do is to ride in the car. If we are not looking, she has been known to sneak in the driver's seat. Marley loves to play in the back yard, go on walks, and try to catch squirrels. But what makes Marley the happiest is to be petted while sitting next to one of us in the evening.
9: Our Families We were both blessed to grow up in homes where we were loved and supported. Faith in Christ was placed as a priority. We both have a strong desire to give the same environment to our children. In good times and bad, our parents have always been there for us. We rely on their wisdom, discernment, and spiritual guidance.They are completely supportive of adoption, and they eagerly await the newest addition to our family. | Warren's family | Jill's family
10: Warren is an only child, or as he likes to describe himself, "a limited edition." His parents have been married for over thirty-five years and are excited about being grandparents. | Family Vacation
11: At a Tennessee Football Game | Christmas dinner with Mamaw | Christmas with Granny and Pap | Easter
12: Jill's parents have been married thirty four years. Jill has one older sister who is married with three biological children and a recently adopted child from Ethiopia. Jill's parents are excited about having another adopted grandchild.
13: Playing in the snow | Our newest adopted niece | Christmas at Disney | After the nieces' dance recital
14: Quality time with two of Jill's grandmothers | Jill's Grandpa and Grandma | Disney with Jill's aunt and uncle | A snowball fight with DeeDee
15: Other than our families, our friends are our biggest supporters. We are blessed to have them in our lives. They share in our hope and joy of starting a family through adoption.
16: We Enjoy Traveling... | Africa | Colorado | The Beach | Mexico | London | New York City
17: Sporting Events... | Golf Tournament | Football Games | Yankee Stadium | The Outdoors...
18: Most of all, we enjoy being together...
19: We are excited about what God has in store for us as a family, and we know that He is faithful to see us through this process. We also know that He is faithful to see you through this process. We cannot imagine how difficult this decision must be for you to make, but we know that it is a decision you are making out of love for your child. We are willing to discuss levels of openness in adoption and would love to meet you in person if you would like that opportunity. May God grant you His grace and peace in your journey. Blessings, Warren and Jill