BC: God grant you peace and guidance as you make this journey.
FC: Adam & Jenny
1: Dear Expectant Parent, We are so happy that you want to know our story; we hope to give you a genuine look at who we are and what we are like. We're really excited to become parents and have so much admiration for you and your courage to make an adoption plan. We're praying that God will give you peace and guidance throughout this entire journey. Jenny- I grew up in a small town in Arkansas with dreams of marrying the love of my life, having a big family and working in healthcare. My parents divorced when I was 11 but I always felt like I had a close family with a loving support system and close friends. I went on to get a bachelor's degree in nuclear medicine and waited for God to show me his plans for my future, hoping it included my dreams of a family. At the age of 25 the Dr. told me I needed to have a hysterectomy and I found myself struggling with God's plan for my life. At the time I was unmarried, with no children and I felt like my dream of a family was just gone. Over time and with lots of prayer I began to heal but I always felt like there was something more for me. I found comfort in my close relationships to my nieces and nephews but inside I hoped that I would meet a man like Adam that would be open to adoption, but I was very afraid to let myself hope. My infertility has never been an issue for Adam or his family. Their love, acceptance and support has amazed me, humbled me and renewed my faith in people. Adam's mom, with her unrelenting faith, was the person that helped me begin to open my heart to hope again after spending so much time feeling like my dream of a family was over. Now with the love and support of my sweet husband and his family as well as mine, not to mention all of our friends, I truly believe this is the way I was always meant to be a mom. cont.........
2: Adam - I also grew up in a small community in Arkansas, blessed to be the son and brother of great people. Growing up our parents taught my brother and me the value of a hard day's work, to honor our word; to love our neighbor, each other, and above all the Lord. From a very young age my dad and I started building remote control airplanes we would take up to a hilltop by the lake and fly for hours, this is when I knew I wanted to become a pilot. After high school I earned my bachelor's degree in aviation and all of my pilot certifications. I am currently working as an aviation mechanic, earning my aviation mechanics licenses and flying as part of that job as well. I am blessed to work in a family oriented environment with somewhat flexible hours for some of the sweetest people I have ever known; in short I love my job! Jenny & Adam - Four years ago, a mutual friend invited both of us to a birthday party for her dad, who is a friend of Adam's. Jenny knew she was trying to set us up but Adam was totally clueless until we were introduced at the birthday party. We talked for 8 hours the night we met, suddenly everything just felt right for both of us! We had both been praying about God's plan for our lives, suddenly those questions just melted away, we felt like we were home. We dated for 9 months when Adam drove us to this beautiful little cove on the lake, the place where he had flown RC planes with his dad, and proposed underneath a beautiful star filled sky! We were married 3 month later in our church, with lots of help from his mom, four days before the one year anniversary of the night we met. We've now been married 3 years and our time together has been the best time of our life but with that we have also faced the hardest trials either of us have ever been through, including the illness and passing of Adam's mom. She was one of our biggest supporters in this journey and we miss her dearly but we know she is proud of all we've done! Together, with a lot of help from the Lord, we have been preparing for this blessing! We just finished remodeling our 3 bedroom home where we recently held a family Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner for both our combined families! It has been kid tested and approved by all of our nieces and nephews, they love the nice big fenced in yard and they are anxious for a new cousin!
3: Both our mom's taught us to value family, and to laugh and love as much as possible every day. They wanted the very best for us just as we know you want the very best for your child. It is our promise to you and to our mom's to honor the value's we were raised with and give your child as much love, laughter and support as we possibly can for a lifetime. God bless you and thank you so much for considering us as a family for your baby, Jenny & Adam Our contact info Bethany Christian Services-Little Rock, AR 501-664-5729 firstname.lastname@example.org
4: Our good friend Pat's 60th birthday party (The first time we saw each other:) | dating | The friends who introduced us also toughed out a really cold football game with us
5: We knew early on that this was what God had been planning for us - Adam | We laugh everyday, & have just as much fun now as we did when were dating- Jenny
6: After a year of working on this home, we knew we were getting close to our dream when we completed the nursery!! | This room is a labor of love for my wife and our new addition to the family. All this came from Jenny's imagination!
7: Our Little Country Church | Adam has attended this church since he was three years old. That was intimidating for me until the first time I walked in the doors here and I felt like I was coming home -Jenny | Everyone treats each other like family in our church | Christmas play 2013 it was so cute!!!! | We love our home & our really big yard, almost 2 acres completely fenced
8: When my mom moved my Jr. year of school she let me stay with my Aunt & Uncle, in my hometown, until I graduated high school. They owned a worm & cricket farm, where I worked daily!! They loved me immensely, gave me a firmer foundation of faith & made me a better person. They will forever be my heroes. AND I can grow my own bait:) | THE PEOPLE WHO SHAPED JENNY'S LIFE..... | My family when I was about 2 yrs old. My dad passed away when I was 26, he had been ill for a long time. I will always miss him.
9: My mom and I always have fun | Big Sis & Big Brother, always protecting me | My Stepdad, he's a wonderful Papaw!! | Growing up I always knew someone had my back. My mom taught us the value of family, forgiveness, to give everyone a chance, & independence She is an amazing woman & one of my very best friends. Thanks Mom! | My mom's best friend, my godmother & baby's future grandma:)
10: My sweet momma, taught me grace and courage, i miss her so | I am so blessed to have had the family I have, and I cant wait for Jenny and I to give that same blessing to a little one ! - Adam | THE PEOPLE WHO SHAPED ADAM'S LIFE....... | love our aunt and uncle!!
11: We love music in our family!
12: Jenny was overjoyed to be in the delivery room twice for the birth of a niece and nephew | Special moments we look forward to
13: Jenny can love almost anyone, but with children, there is no limit to her love - Adam | NOTHING LIKE THE LOVE OF A CHILD | We are blessed to have the bond we have with our nieces & nephews
14: Our favorite times are with our family. When we remodeled our house we kept an open floor plan for big family gatherings. | All of our nieces and nephews have a very special place in our hearts | both families at our house for Thanksgiving
15: There's nothing like new, exciting experiences with children.......... | ...or to just enjoy happy moments filled with love
16: puppy love | F A M I L y T I M E | impromptu tea party
17: Family is everything to us! | Uncle Adam always produces laughs
18: Light hearted laughter follows wherever Adam goes- Jenny
19: The kids love to run and play in the yard, especially when there are puppies or kittens involved!! | The future cousins are very excited to meet their newest family member! | our puppies are good sports:)
20: GRANDMAS JOYS!!! | Grandmas | GRANDPAS DELIGHTS!!
21: kodak moment with teenage cousins! | Jenny's brother and his family spent Christmas Eve & morning with us this year. It was SO special!! | We got into Santa's cookies..... | Going to the WaterPark!!
22: We love going to the lake to fish & swim. When the kids catch a fish it is the best feeling & if Jenny catches a bigger fish than Adam... that is a good day too | T I M E | S U M M E R T I M E IS W A T E R
23: When it comes to catching a big fish, Adam is still a kid:) | Our niece and nephew from Adam's brother, they live close and we love spending time with them especially having them at our house
24: We love Razorback football....... | Jenny makes everyone call the Hogs.... | Our oldest niece, she's a good sport
25: Wooooo Pig Sooooiiieee!!! | Football season means firing up the grill and having all the family over so we can call the hogs... Fun Times!!
26: HALLOWEEN PARTY COSTUMES 2013 | I LOVE PLAYING MUSIC WITH MY DADS AND BROTHERS
27: Being a pilot has advantages, the view from my office is beautiful and always changing - Adam | Adam's still a kid at heart & always laughing- Jenny
28: sooie & tilly | ollie & ziggy
29: We hope that we have shown what we are all about. Love , Family, and God