Dear Birthparent(s), Thank you. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us, and for considering us as adoptive parents for your baby. We cannot imagine the hills and valleys you have walked through in making this decision, but we do know we have several promises to you. We promise your baby will grow up in a happy, fun, supportive, and loving home where we don’t cry over spilled milk and there’s no such thing as too much finger paint! We promise your baby will know no boundaries in the potential they have to do amazing things in their life- bring on all the music lessons, sports practices, and academic teams! We promise to teach, honor, and encourage your baby to explore their heritage, race, and culture because that is where their story began. Above all, we promise they will live their life knowing how special they are, their story is, and how much we love them. Forever grateful, Ashley and Scott
Profession: Registered Nurse
Interests: Being outdoors, hiking, fishing, 4-wheeling, DIY projects, crafting, going to antique and vintage shows, hosting BBQs on our deck, swimming in our pool, traveling, sporting events
Profession: Business Owner
Education: Bachelor Degree
Interests: Working on cars, technology and computers, building computers, being outdoors, 4-wheeling, construction, design, music, football, basketball, traveling
Years Together: 3
Other Children: No
Pets: Lucy-Dog, Sadi-Dog, Kali-Cat
Age: Up to 2 years
Gender: No Preference
Ethnicity: no preference
Special Needs: Mildly Correctable
Type of Adoption: No Preference
Hey there, we’re Ashley and Scott and this is where we get to tell you a little about us! I’m 32 and Scott is 38, and we share share a beautiful life along with some very amazing family, friends, and dogs! I currently work as a Registered Nurse for a non-profit, but intend on becoming a stay-at-home mom after we are blessed by a baby. Scott is a business owner (pizza-yumm), and works primarily from home. Although I will legally be adopting as a single adoptive parent, Scott and I live together, we will get married, and we plan on parenting together. He is going to be a wonderful dad and is as excited as I am to be on this journey! My happy place is anywhere outdoors- I love to hike, fish, 4-wheel, and explore! I also enjoy making things whether it be crafting, painting, or the multiple DIY projects that Scott and I like to do. Overall, I consider myself and Scott very optimistic, creative, faith-driven, and well-rounded. We have a lot of interests from music, to art, to sports, to traveling, and we are always looking to learn or do something new.
Our Home & Community
We live in a quiet, family-centered city that has recently renovated all of their schools and gives a lot back to the schools and kids of the community. Our street is a dead-end street with minimal traffic, and is within 15 minutes of many shopping centers, parks, hospitals, and anything else you could need! Although we live on an ideal street in a wonderful community, our house is what really makes this home. We recently renovated our backyard which included adding a fence, deck, and large pool. We can’t wait for all of the summer swimming and BBQs in the future! We have a large yard with a creek that runs through it, and look forward to filling the space with playground equipment, toys, and show our future child(ren) how to catch frogs in the creek J
Our Thoughts about Parenting & Adoption
Scott and I are strong advocates of being active parents vs. passive. We believe it is very important to engage with your child and provide age appropriate activities to promote development of behaviors and skills. My time working as a pediatric nurse and therapist for children with autism has shown me several techniques in promoting development. We feel strongly that a child should not engage in too much passive activity like watching TV or excessive use of tablets/gaming consoles. It is important to us that our child(ren) be active and spend time outdoors playing and socializing with other children. It is also very important to us to encourage dialogue between ourselves and our child(ren) as they grow up. We’re very interested in reading about new toys and activities used for child development like sensory play. We also think it is important to maintain a schedule for our child(ren) with regard to sleeping, eating, play time and as they grow up to include school and extra-curricular activities. Scott and I are planning on me to be a stay-at-home mom after we place with our child(ren). It is a priority to both of us that we dedicate as much time as possible to giving our child(ren) everything they need as they grow up.We always knew that we wanted to adopt, and since the miscarriage of our son we have felt that calling even more. We are lucky to have very supportive families, a wonderful home, stable finances, and the strong desire to share this all with our adoptive child(ren). We have always believed that family is deeper than genetics, and adoption will allow us to continue our dream of having a family. I recently learned that I was paternally adopted, and it has heightened my personal dsire to adopt because my dad’s gesture in adopting me is what gave me the opportunity to have a father when otherwise I may have not.
Adoption has never been an “if” question for us but “when”. After struggling with infertility, going through IVF and miscarrying our son, we knew the time to grow our family through adoption was now. As I mentioned in my “facts and favorites”, I recently learned that I was paternally adopted, and I never knew my biological father. Navigating through the discovery that I was adopted has increased my yearning to adopt even more, and I feel it will allow me to better relate and support our adopted child(ren) as they explore their own adoption story. Most of all, Scott and I have so many children in our lives that we love and enjoy spending time with, and it has proven to us that all you need is love to make a family. We want to give our future children unconditional love where it is ok to be their authentic selves, ok to express their feelings, ok to be curious, and ultimately to be true to who they are. We have been so blessed in our lives, and we cannot wait to share those blessings through adoption.