S: Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life! - Albert Einstein
FC: David & Val | Family ID: 2310
1: Dear Expectant Mother, We are David & Val and we want to commend you for your loving decision of considering an adoption plan for the baby. You are a strong woman and we are praying that God will be with you through this process. David was born in St. Louis, MO, where his parents still live. He has a Bachelors in Biology. He lived in Kansas before moving to San Juan, Puerto Rico. He loves reading and sports and works for the post office in Austin. Val was born in New York, moved to Puerto Rico when she was 6 years old and moved to Los Angeles when she graduated college. She has a double Bachelor's in Computer Information Systems and Marketing. She was an IT Consultant and Realtor before moving back to Puerto Rico. She works from home part time as a lifestyle blogger. She loves home decor, fashion, beauty and dark chocolate. We met at the gym in Puerto Rico in 2010, had a gorgeous wedding on the beach in 2012 and moved to Austin in 2013 which is now home and we are here to stay. We live in a three bedroom craftsman in a family friendly neighborhood with two parks on our street, one of them right next door, two swimming pools, a lake and schools within walking distance. We enjoy cooking together and finding new recipes that we always change a bit to give that extra oomph! We also enjoy going to church on Sundays, sharing time with our friends and family, experiencing new restaurants and food trucks, music, the arts, laughing, or just watching a movie at home. David is a hard worker, sweet , very loving, kind, generous and caring husband with a great sense of humor and I know he will be such a great wonderful father. He will take the time to have a great relationship with them and they will always be loved unconditionally no matter what. Life is full of teachable moments and patience is one of his best attributes so he will be able to teach them things, guide them and help them grow into a thriving adult. I can picture David reading to the baby any chance he gets, teaching them about sports and music and explaining things with a gentle caring heart. Val will love the baby so much, she has an amazing amount of love give, and be a mother like her mother was to her, loving, understanding, playful and a parent but also a good friend. She is kind and attentive to detail, a hard worker and will make sure the child will receive a great education and have wonderful friends. She will share her appreciation for creativity and the arts and music with the child. We are both bilingual and are looking forward to speaking to the baby in English and in Spanish. We have an exotic, playful and gentle gorgeous little cat and her name is Saber aka Tinkerbell. We know she'll just love the baby. We have lots of family to visit and we can't wait to give the baby great experiences. Val's parents live minutes away and our parents, siblings and friends are fully supportive of us adopting and pray for us and for you constantly. They will have so many children to play with in the several parks and playgrounds in our neighborhood. Two of our nieces were adopted and we belong to an adoptive families group from church with lots of children.
2: A happy family is but an earlier heaven. ~ George Bernard Shaw | We have been talking about having a family since we met but unfortunately after years of trying and failed fertility treatments Val was not able to get pregnant. Now we know God wants us to grow our family through adoption. When we adopt, rest assured the baby will be loved and adored as much as we love and adore each other. We know this is difficult and we respect your decision. Should you choose to place with us, we would want to have a loving, open adoption and stay in touch through updates, photos and visits. With much love & God bless, David & Val Family ID: 2310 We are represented by Nightlight Christian Adoptions. If you want more information about us or would like to meet us, please contact Nightlight at 866.832.3678.
3: Val & David | Scouting our wedding location
4: Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. ~ Henry David Thoreau | Son & Mother dance
5: Val's familia visit | Dancing with my mama | At the beach in PR | Father Daughter dance | Museum time in St Louis | Larry, Jody & Kierra in Busch Gardens | 4th of July brunch with mama & papa | Eliah & Johnny in San Antonio
6: "I have found the one whom my soul loves"
7: In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony. ~ Eva Burrows | Familia enjoying some tapas | Our nephews & niece: Zirius, Zekiel & Zada | Family reunion in MO | Taking the parents to the Peacock park
8: Our Engagement party | Mt Bonnell con la familia Val's side | Mini golf with the family David's side | Our parents enjoying our cooking | Steve & Debi, Brennan, Nate, Emma & Annabella
9: Local tourism at gorgeous Blue Hole | Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter. ~ Brad Henry | Taking papa out to lunch on Veteran's day
10: Our niece & nephew Nick & Ofelia | Jamie & Brian | Johnny | Eliah | Our laughter, yoga & movie space
11: Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass It’s about learning to dance in the rain. ~ Vivian Greene | Chocolate woohoo! | Good friends being goofy at a BBQ
12: change photo | Enjoying St. Louis Art Museum | Culinary masterpieces are shared here
13: Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life! ~ Albert Einstein | Beginning stages of the Baby's room | Our dear friends Trevor & Jenni
15: When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses. ~ Joyce Brothers | San Antonio River walk Anniversary surprise | Friends from MC church group | Lisneida's bachelorette in Puerto Rico
16: D's surprise birthday party at a yummy BBQ food truck | Chulita Tinkerbell sunbathing
17: There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. ~ Albert Einstein | Mama's birthday | The sweetest Anniversary post from mi amore | Celebrating D's birthday | Friends & Fajita time!
18: Park on our street with baby's swing | Park next to home! | Fishing Lake in neighborhood | Baby Pool
19: Home Sweet Home | Bienvenidos a nuestro hogar | Welcome to our home | Never give up on something that you can't go a day without thinking about. ~ Winston Churchill | Welcome to the Baby's room
20: Brunch on Valentine's | Date of marriage: April 14, 2012 Children: We would love two! Interests and hobbies: Together We enjoy cooking together and finding new recipes that we always change a bit to give it that extra oomph! We also enjoy going to church on Sundays, sharing time with our friends and family, experiencing new restaurants and food trucks at least once a month, music and the arts, laughing or spending time together just watching a movie at home or playing with our cat, she is a character. David Loves reading, watching sports like St. Louis Cardinals baseball and Dallas Cowboys football, working out, spending time with friends, spending time with our small group from church, doing any kind of activity with Val. He also enjoys reading and discussing Personal Finance matters and Trivia. Val She has an excellent and keen eye for style and combining things to make them look beautiful be it in fashion, beauty or home & decor. Loves Project management, cooking, decorating and is an excellent shopper. She enjoys reading, Pilates, Yoga, working out, spending time with David and family and friends. | Father's name: David Occupation: City Letter Carrier USPS Education: Bachelor's of Science in Biology Religion: Non Denominational Ethnicity: Caucasian Hair color: Light Brown Eye color: Brown/Green General health: Good | David & Val | Mother's name: Valerie Occupation: Lifestyle blogger Education: BSBA Computer Information Systems & BSBA Marketing Religion: Non Denominational Ethnicity: Hispanic Hair color: Brown Eye color: Brown General health: Good
21: Beauty is not caused it is. ~ Emily Dickinson | park photo | Home: We live in a 3 bedroom home in a very safe traditional neighborhood, very close to shopping, with front porches, white picket fences and tree lined streets. We have several parks and playgrounds on our same street and there are two pools with a shaded baby pool, a Fishing Lake and a golf course. Safe to take walks and play. Pets: Saber is a teenager Bengal cat, she is15 but acts like a kitten. She is very playful, gentle an loving and David has had her since she was a kitten. Val is allergic but she loves her and doesn't want to give her up, after all she came with the husband. Finances: We are financially secure and stable. David has been with the same employer for the last 20 years making a good salary and we have a well funded retirement account. We will be starting a college fund with the addition of our new family member. Why are you interested in building your family through adoption? We have been talking about having a family since we met but unfortunately after years of trying and failed fertility treatments Val was not able to get pregnant. Now we know God wants us to grow our family through adoption. When we adopt, rest assured the baby will be loved and adored as much as we love and adore each other. Openness to birthparent(s) We look forward to getting to know the birthparent(s), having a loving, open adoption and staying in touch through updates, photos, phone calls, texts, FaceTime, Skype and visits. As they feel more comfortable we would like to extend invitations to special events, such as school plays, dance recitals, and sports, etc. Childcare plans: Val started a lifestyle blog so she may work from home, part time and be a stay at home mama. That way she can raise our child(ren) and spend most of her time with them and be there for them.