S: Adam and Amy
FC: Adam and Amy
1: Hello! Thank you so much for giving us the chance to tell you a little bit about us! Our names are Adam and Amy and we have been married for 10 years. We have no children but we believe that everything happens in Gods' time. We are ordinary people with ordinary lives. We don't drive a fancy car or have a fancy house. We don't make millions of dollars or vacation in exotic places. What we do have is love. When we started writing this letter we thought of lots of things to say to impress you or things to scream " Pick me! Pick me!" but that is not our personality. We want you to see our heart and our lives. Nothing fake or exaggerated. In the next few pages you will learn about our likes, our dislikes, our hobbies, our faith and so much more! I hope as you look in the little corners of our lives you can picture your baby in our family. Adam and Amy
2: Adam and I met in 2000 when I was 17 and he was 20. Our relationship wasn't your traditional dating relationship. We actually met online through Yahoo personals. Adam likes to tell people that I CHOSE him because I am the one that responded to his personal ad. We didn't have an internet relationship though. We met in person soon after we met online. I believe that God had his hand on our relationship from the very beginning.
4: We were only together for about a month when Adam asked me to marry him. Adam didn't propose to me like most men propose. He didn't use a ring. He used a Bible and engraved it with my name and his last name instead of mine. It was totally a surprise and I will never forget it. We set the date for June 23rd 2001 but soon decided we didn't want to wait that long. So we changed it to March 17th 2001. Adam says he is glad we chose that day because its St. Patricks Day and it makes it easier for him to remember. | Adam and I just celebrated our 10 year anniversary and can't wait to celebrate the next 10 years and the 10 after that. I can only hope that we will have a child to add to the family to make new memories.
6: I work at American Family Radio in Tupelo as the Director of Radio Automation. I have been there for 8 years and I love what I do. Before I worked at AFR I worked at a call center for Dell computers in Alabama. In my spare time I enjoy working with Computers and playing disc golf at the park near by. | I think it was several years after Amy and I were married when I started realizing that I wanted to add to our family. Although I know that things are going to change quite a bit I feel that the change will be good. I think up until the last few years it was hard for me to imagine having children but I find myself looking forward to it more and more each day. | Adam
7: I work at American Family Association as a Video Automation Technician. I have been there for 3 years and I am so thankful for my job. Before I started at AFA I worked at a daycare and also kept children in my home.When I am not at work I enjoy making beaded necklaces, reading, cooking, or going on a shopping trip with friends or my mom. | I think it has always been my dream to be a mother. When everyone else had a specific career in mind, I always struggled. I knew that my heart was to give as much love away as I could but I just didn't know how. As I got older, I realized my calling was to be a mom. Adam always says I would have had a honeymoon baby if it had been up to me and I think he is right. It is my hope that I can be the mom that God has called me to be. | Amy
8: Our Faith | We are Christians and we plan to raise our child in the same belief. God is the center of our lives and we strive to put him first in every aspect of our lives. We are very active in our church. Adam runs our sound and I sing on the praise team. We also do most of the media and graphics for any church functions.
10: Our Home | ... As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:25
11: We really love the neighborhood that we live in. Our neighbors are great and it is normally very quiet and peaceful. We live less than a mile away from a park. The park has a water fountain for kids to play in and also ponds with ducks and fish. | We live in a 3 bedroom house with a nice backyard. Our home is not very big but it is a perfect size for us and a new addition to our family.
12: Adam and I are very blessed to have such a wonderful family. We are both very close to our families. | My parents live about an hour away and we visit them about once a month. When we are not able to visit them, they come here. My brother and his family lives in Texas so we don't see them often but we talk on the phone quite often | Amy | Adam | My parents only live about 10 mintues away so we see them more than we do Amy's family. We go out to eat with my parents for lunch every Saturday that we are in town. My sister lives in Tennessee so we do not see her very often. She comes down to visit sometimes and we also go to visit her.
16: Parents | Adam's Parents | Ken & Shelia
17: Amy's Parents | James & Paulette
18: Amy's Brother and Sister in Law | Delinah and Nick | Adam's Sister and Brother in Law | Rex and Brandy
19: Niece & Nephews | Kaitlyn | Riley | Colby
22: Our Furry Babies | Zeke | Molly
23: When you enter our home you will most likely be greeted by our two dogs Zeke and Molly. They both think that they are at least part human. We have had them both from the time that they were born. We raised Zeke from four days old because his mother had too many puppies. One of our past dogs is the mother of Molly. Zeke is a very loving, laid back dog and if he had his way he would be with us 24/7. Molly is not as laid back as Zeke but she is just as loving. She is a little more independent than Zeke. They are both very sweet natured dogs.
24: We have always known that we wanted children, we just didn't know when that would happen. We never dreamed there would be a problem getting pregnant.. A few years into our marriage the doctor told me I had a medical condition that even though it was not life threatening, it was going to make it hard for us to get pregnant. A couple years later Adam was diagnosed with cancer. Although he is cancer free that has made it near impossible to have kids biologically. This was the beginning of a long journey for us. A journey that has taught us a lot of things, patience being one of those things. When Adam and I decided to adopt it was not one of those magical moments where we both said " God told me we are suppose to adopt" or "I just know adoption is right for us". We discussed our options for several years before a decision was made. Deciding to adopt is not something that we wanted to take lightly. First we wanted to make sure that bringing a child into our home would be something we could do and know that it was the right thing. Then we had to decide if we were truly ready to be parents to a little child that would depend on us to take care of their every need. I think I was ready before Adam was. It took him a little longer to adjust to the idea.
26: Now here we are, waiting for the day that we get that call saying " You've been chosen!" I know that if we are the parents that God has chosen for your child, the pages inside this book will be what God uses to make a connection between us and you! If we are not the parents that God has chosen, I know that you WILL find that couple and they will be the best parents!
27: The Lord bless you and keep you The Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you The Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26