Our hearts and hugs are ready!!

What an amazing and selfless act of love you are doing for your sweet baby!
Thank you so much for taking the time to learn about our family, and consider us as a possible part in your adoption plan. Though we don’t know you, or your situation, we still feel humbled that you would consider us as a possible family to adopt your child. To give you a quick background on us, April and I met back in 2000 as interns at a drama ministry in Minneapolis, MN that focused on family reconciliation.

We feel humble and grateful that you would consider us!

We fell in love in 2001 while traveling the west coast with our drama team. Soon after coming home from our tour, we were married in May of 2003. We just celebrated our 15 yr anniversary, and it has been the ride of our lives :) We are best friends, we still make each other laugh, and love to go on dates (movies, dinner, Disney, mini golf, and any amusement park with roller coasters)!

After a few years of marriage, we began trying to have children and encountered fertility issues. This was one of the hardest things we've ever been through. After 7 years of trying, and with the help of IVF, we were able to conceive our son, Nathan, in 2014. He's our miracle man, and is a huge blessing to us. We also have a dog named Burg. He's 14 yrs old, and in some ways was our first child ;)

April and I own a photography & cinematography company. When we are not taking pictures/video at an event, we work from our home. April works 1-2 days during the week, and is a stay at home mom the rest of the time, while I work full time.

We are very social people, and spend time with family and friends a few times a week. Our doors are always open for people, and we truly enjoy and value community. April and I also love the Lord very much. Both of us grew up in Christian families, and value a relationship with Christ.
Scott's favorite things are: Golf, football, hockey, basketball, comedians, great movies, music, carnivals, amusement parks, smoothies, Swedish Fish, caramel and milk chocolate, root beer floats, cereal, plaid shirts, dancing, and naps :)

Scott's favorite things are: Golf, football, hockey, basketball, comedians, great movies, music, carnivals, amusement parks, smoothies, Swedish Fish, caramel and milk chocolate, root beer floats, cereal, plaid shirts, dancing, and naps :)

All about Scott

This is my husband, Scott. He is an amazing man! He is kind, patient, loving, generous, spontaneous, humorous, and SUPER fun. Our son Nathan thinks he's the funniest guy ever! Scott has an enormous heart and is so selfless in many, many ways.

Family is EVERYTHING to us!

He almost always has a gift or surprise up his sleeve. He LIVES for surprises :) Scott has a passion for making memories whether big or small. He has a great outlook on life, and I'm so incredibly blessed to have him not only as my husband, but my best friend. He is the happiest either playing with Nathan or out on a beautiful golf course.

From Scott...My side of the family is a bit larger than April's, and are spread out over the country. I have 3 siblings, all of which are married and have kids. There is a total of 9 cousins on this side of the family. One of our most special traditions as a family is gathering together every year in Pittsburgh for Christmas at GeeJ (Grandma Jane) and Pap’s house, which is where we all grew up as kids. All 19 of us come home to spend 2 weeks together as a family. It is everyone’s favorite time of year (kids and adults alike). We hope you will be able to watch our film from Christmas of 2016 when we documented one of those holidays spent together.
April's favorite things: Family, beach time, shopping, tea with mom, cooking, baking, games, puppies, traveling, fishing, movies, bible studies, coffee, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate lava cake, Coca-Cola, french fries, pizza, cereal, and babies!

April's favorite things: Family, beach time, shopping, tea with mom, cooking, baking, games, puppies, traveling, fishing, movies, bible studies, coffee, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate lava cake, Coca-Cola, french fries, pizza, cereal, and babies!

All about April!

This is my wife April. She has been my best friend since we met as teenagers over 18 yrs ago. She loves to travel and is the best cook I know! She is an amazing mother to our son, Nathan. When I watch her with him, it is evident to me that she was born to be a mother. She is compassionate and caring in such ways that have built such a strong bond between her and Nathan. She simply has a heart for kids, which is obvious not only with Nathan, but also in the close relationships she shares with all of her nieces and nephews. April happiest when she is holding a cup of coffee surrounded by family and kids :)

From April... One of the things we value most in life is family. My side of the family all live in FL, and very close by to us. I have 2 brothers who both have families as well. There are 5 cousins total on this side of the family (including Nathan). He is the only boy :) I'm very close with my mom and grandma (who Nathan calls Precious). My mom was my Matron of Honor in our wedding. We try to spend a lot of time together when possible. My mom and dad are lovingly called by the grandbabies... Grammy and BooBoo :) We try and spend every holiday with my family, except for Christmas as we fly to Pittsburgh to be with Scott's family.
Nathan's favorites: cars, monster trucks, playing in the sand, swimming, Legos, hide-n-seek, animals, movies, cousin time, friends, going to school, and above all... going on a plane!

Nathan's favorites: cars, monster trucks, playing in the sand, swimming, Legos, hide-n-seek, animals, movies, cousin time, friends, going to school, and above all... going on a plane!

A little more about us!

From Scott... April and I value community. We have an incredible group of supportive friends that we do life with. We go to church together, work together, spend time together, serve one another, and even vacation together! Our church and community group is like our 2nd family. We see each other at least twice a week. April and I are are very involved with our church. April serves in, and is leader of the Kids Ministry, while I lead the media team. We host community group at our home 2-3 times a month. April also does a Bible study once a week with 3 of her close friends. Church and friends are a huge part of our life, and they very important to us. These amazing people have been our support and strength in many different ways over the past 12 years. We truly love them. April and I feel so happy when our home is full of kids, families, fun, laughter, and best of all love for each other and Christ!

Although you don't know us, we pray that this gives you a little glimpse into our life. We feel very blessed, and would love to welcome another sweet baby into our family. We are not perfect, BUT if you choose us, we promise to strive to give your baby a stable, loving home surrounded by people who will care for him/her. We cannot imagine what you must be feeling or thinking during this decision, but we will be praying for you like crazy! This is such an amazing, selfless act that you are doing, and that will never go unseen. So thank you again for considering our family, and we pray for peace, strength, and comfort during this time for you.
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