Intro

About

Heather

Age: 35

Ethnicity: White

Religion: None

David

Age: 35

Ethnicity: White

Religion: None

Preferences for a child

Age: Newborn to 1 year of age

Gender: Either

Race/Ethnicity: All

Special Needs: Open to discussion

Basic Info
Heather

Age: 35

Ethnicity: White

Religion: None

David

Age: 35

Ethnicity: White

Religion: None

Work & Education
Heather

Education: Bachelors Degree

Profession: Instructional Assistant

David

Education: Masters Degree

Profession: Assistant Principal

Post-Adoption Relationship

Open (Open to contact, phone calls, in person visits before adoption. Sharing photos and letters after placement. Visits at neutral location after adoption, etc.). If you want a more closed adoption, we would honor that request as well.

Semi Open (open to an in-person visit before adoption placement, phone, email, sharing pic/letters after placement

Closed (no contact after placement)

Environment

Country: USA

State: North Carolina

Parent Relationship: Married

Parent Neighborhood: Suburban

Parent Years Together: 1 to 5 years

Parent Residency: House

Parent Pets: 2 cats

Children At Home: No children

Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual parents

Preferences for a child

Age: Newborn to 1 year of age

Gender: Either

Multiple Children: Twins, Sibling groups

Race/Ethnicity: All

Special Needs: Open to discussion

Certification Adoption.Org Logo

Gladney Center for Adoption verified this family completed an adoption homestudy including: background checks, character references, official interviews, required training, home inspection, financial review, etc. and are approved for adoption.

Photos

Lake Life
Every day at the lake is a good day!
Every day at the lake is a good day!
You can never have too many toys at the lake!
You can never have too many toys at the lake!
We always find time to paddleboard!
We always find time to paddleboard!
Group Photo 2023
Group Photo 2023
Group Photo 2022
Group Photo 2022
Group Photo 2021
Group Photo 2021
We teach them young!
We teach them young!
Even the boat battery dying can't ruin our day on the lake!
Even the boat battery dying can't ruin our day on the lake!
Boat rides and snuggles!
Boat rides and snuggles!
David drives the boat and takes all the kids tubing!
David drives the boat and takes all the kids tubing!
Family Time
Heather's Family at our COVID wedding
Heather's Family at our COVID wedding
David's Family at our COVID Wedding
David's Family at our COVID Wedding
Heather's Family at a surprise birthday party celebration!
Heather's Family at a surprise birthday party celebration!
David's Family out to eat for Grandma's birthday!
David's Family out to eat for Grandma's birthday!
Thanksmas Festivities!
Thanksmas Festivities!
Thanksgiving Glow Party with Grandpa!
Thanksgiving Glow Party with Grandpa!
Cousin Love!
Cousin Love!
Family Lunch Date!
Family Lunch Date!
Celebrating our engagement with the people we love!
Celebrating our engagement with the people we love!
Fun Times!
Only a rainbow can pull us away from the dance floor at a wedding!
Only a rainbow can pull us away from the dance floor at a wedding!
Heather loves a good tacky Christmas sweater!!
Heather loves a good tacky Christmas sweater!!
You're never too old to play on the swings!
You're never too old to play on the swings!
Another wedding where the dance floor was calling our name!
Another wedding where the dance floor was calling our name!
We love going on cruises!!
We love going on cruises!!
When the donut is as big as your head you know it's gonna be good!
When the donut is as big as your head you know it's gonna be good!

Letter

We can't wait to provide a child with all the love and care that every kid deserves.
Dear Expectant Parent

Although we do not yet know you, you are in our thoughts, and we hope you find peace in whatever decision you make wish nothing but the best for you and your child.


We can only begin to imagine what you may be thinking and feeling right now. We hope that as you are experiencing what must be a whirlwind of emotions, you find peace or comfort in any decision you make. We also hope that giving you a glimpse into who we are and the people in our lives helps provide you comfort as it paints a picture of how we will undoubtedly love, cherish, and care for your child in the event you choose to place your child for adoption and we are lucky enough to be chosen by you. As educators, we have both chosen to dedicate our lives to working with children, providing them a welcoming, safe, and loving space in which to learn and grow each and every day, and we are ready to provide that love, dedication, and so much more to a child of our own. We are also fortunate to...

We can only begin to imagine what you may be thinking and feeling right now. We hope that as you are experiencing what must be a whirlwind of emotions, you find peace or comfort in any decision you make. We also hope that giving you a glimpse into who we are and the people in our lives helps provide you comfort as it paints a picture of how we will undoubtedly love, cherish, and care for your child in the event you choose to place your child for adoption and we are lucky enough to be chosen by you. As educators, we have both chosen to dedicate our lives to working with children, providing them a welcoming, safe, and loving space in which to learn and grow each and every day, and we are ready to provide that love, dedication, and so much more to a child of our own. We are also fortunate to have a strong support system around us to help us surround and embrace our adoptive child with the love, care, and compassion that every kid deserves, and we welcome you to be a part of that support system if you so choose. We truly believe that adoptive parents are some of the most selfless, brave, and loving people in the world because of the sacrifice that they are willing to make to ensure their child has the life that their birth parents have envisioned for them. We do not take this responsibility lightly and are thankful that you are even considering the possibility of allowing us the privilege to raise this child.

If you do choose us to be your child’s adoptive parents,
• We promise to provide a warm, safe, nurturing, inclusive, and loving environment, so that this child can grow up knowing they are loved and accepted no matter what.
• We promise to be honest and forthright about their adoption story and to respect your wishes in regards to how involved you hope to be.
• We promise that this child will be raised in a home where open-mindedness, inquiry, and acceptance are encouraged and supported.
• We promise to support and be there for this child no matter the circumstances, whether that be a small moment like the first time they scrape their knee on the playground or more difficult experiences like dealing with their first encounter of bullying or discrimination.
• We promise to be the parents and role models that you have entrusted us to be.
Thank you for taking the time to contemplate the possibility of adoption, getting to know us, and potentially even considering us to be the adoptive parents of your child. We know that you face an incredibly difficult decision, and we appreciate the thought and care that you are putting into it. Please know that we will do everything in our power to be the best parents possible because you and your child deserve nothing less. Although we do not yet know you, you are in our thoughts, and we hope you find peace in whatever decision you make wish nothing but the best for you and your child.

Our Story

It certainly was not the wedding we had initially planned, but we were happy because we were married.


Covid couldn't stop our wedding!
We met as most millennials in their late 20s meet...online dating. David messaged Heather after viewing her profile, filled with pictures showing her light-hearted spirit, and there was no going back. Heather broke her ankle, postponing our first date, forcing us to get to know each other via text. After about a month of texting, we had our first date at a small local bar. It is safe to say we came in dead last for trivia that night, but we had an instant connection and spent the evening talking until the bar staff had to tell us it was time to leave. The subsequent dates continued to go equally as well, and we soon realized that we had discovered something special. After about a year of dating, we were excited to move in together. We quickly melded both our lives together and continued making great memories in our townhome. About a year and a half later, David planned, with the help of Heather’s family, a surprise proposal at a local park (spoiler alert...she said yes!). We then spent the next year planning out our perfect wedding for the summer of 2020. Unfortunately, due to Covid, we had to scrap all of our wedding plans, but we still wanted nothing but to be married to each other, so we planned a small ceremony at a nearby park with just immediate family and our bridal party. We live streamed our ceremony and then we followed it up with a reception in Heather’s parent’s backyard. It certainly was not the wedding we had initially planned, but we were happy because we were married. With plans to grow our family, we bought our first home together about a year and a half after getting married. Since moving into our new home, we have continued to create great memories and traditions. We are incredibly excited to take on the roles of Mom and Dad and make many more happy memories together as a family.
Meet Heather and David

Heather’s loving and compassionate nature make her an amazing wife and a great teacher and will make her an incredible mother.


We love a good snow day! Nothing brings out your inner child like building a snowman!
Heather:
Heather was born in Indiana but raised in North Carolina where she loved being only a couple hours from both the beach and the mountains. Being a part of a large extended family where she was the oldest of her generation, she quickly realized how much she enjoyed working with children. In high school she got an after-school job at a local daycare and realized how much she enjoyed teaching young children. This inspired her to go to college and get her BS in Child Development. All these years later, she loves working as a first-grade instructional assistant! She enjoys getting to make learning fun for her students, even if that means dressing up in silly costumes and dancing around the classroom. When Heather isn’t working with her students, she loves being at her family’s lake house, where boat rides, tubing, and paddle boarding are a must! She also loves to use her Cricut machine to craft, whether it’s making a new t-shirt design, a car decal, or stickers for her students. Heather loves attending any live sporting events, especially hockey and baseball games. Heather is a big animal lover and can never pass up petting a sweet fur baby! She also loves the Harry Potter book series. She’s a proud Hufflepuff!

What David Says About Heather:
The three words I would use to describe Heather are understanding, reliable, and caring. Heather is an incredibly kind person and always does what she believes is the right thing to do, even if it isn’t the most convenient for her. Anything that she does, she is going to make sure it is done right. At the same time, she is compassionate and is willing to listen to someone else’s perspective. Her sarcastic sense of humor always keeps people on their toes but provides some light-hearted laughter in any situation. Most notably, Heather’s loving and compassionate nature make her an amazing wife and a great teacher and will make her an incredible mother.

David:
David was born in South Florida where he lived until he was 14 years old before he and his family moved to North Carolina. He was lucky enough to have grown up with both of his parents being active in his life as well as having a lot of extended family nearby. He and his younger brother were very active, constantly playing organized sports as well as pick-up games in the cul-de-sac or backyard. After high school, David attended Appalachian State University and got a degree in English, Secondary Education, so he could become a high school English teacher. While he was there, he cemented a love for the mountains and tries to get back whenever he can. He is an avid App State fan, so he makes an effort to go to at least one football game each year with his family and friends and watches the rest from home. David taught for several years and eventually went back to school and got his master’s degree, so he could become a school administrator. He is currently an assistant principal at a middle school and is hoping to become a principal soon. He loves his job and working with kids. In his spare time, David loves going to live sporting events and local festivals. He also enjoys cooking and makes dinner most nights. His favorite cooking tool is his smoker, which he uses to smoke various meats on the weekends. David also enjoys going to Heather’s family’s lake house each year. He has his boating license, so he loves taking everyone out on the boat for tubing and some good times!

What Heather Says About David:
Three words I would use to describe David are supportive, caring and hard-working. David gives his all to the things that matter to him, both in his career and our relationship, and that shows in his unwavering support and commitment. David is a nurturing and devoted husband and I know those qualities are going to make him an incredible father. David makes me feel safe, loved, respected and appreciated every day and I know he will do the same for our child.
Our Life

One of our favorite summer vacation spots is our family’s lake house where we enjoy time boating, jet skiing, paddle boarding, tubing, swimming, and just relaxing.


We love going to live sporting events any chance we get!
With our families nearby and actively involved in our lives, we make time throughout the year, especially around the holidays, to spend time with everyone. Whether it be seafood and tacky sweaters on Christmas Eve, White Elephant gift exchanges on Christmas Day, homemade fondue on New Year’s, or live sporting events to celebrate birthdays, we love the traditions that are already a part of our lives, and we are eager to create new traditions with our child!
One of our favorite summer vacation spots is our family’s lake house where we enjoy time boating, jet skiing, paddle boarding, tubing, swimming, and just relaxing. We love taking our friends and their children with us. The kids add a fun energy to the trip, and we can’t wait to add our own child into the mix.
In our free time, you can find us doing a variety of things. Sometimes you can find us at a baseball, football, or hockey game or checking out new restaurants or breweries around town. Other times you might find us cozied up on the couch binging watching the newest seasons of our favorite TV shows. David enjoys going disc golfing and cooking while Heather is the crafty one, using her cricut to make various unique and personalized projects. In the summer, we enjoy going to the neighborhood pool and look forward to enjoying some fun in the sun with our child. Our experience working with kids in addition to having other children in our lives has also helped us find the kid-friendly hot spots around town that will give us plenty of fun places to explore with our future child.
We also have two young cats, Boone and Milo. We adopted both of them when they were kittens from organizations that rescue animals from shelters. In fact, Milo was actually found abandoned in a shopping cart in a parking lot! They are super playful and loveable. Boone (the darker one) is a year older than Milo, so he serves as the calming energy in the house. Milo (the orange cat) is the social butterfly and has energy for days. He loves to be around people and will make his presence known with a sweet little meow while bringing you one of his favorite toys.
Post-Adoption Relationship

Open (Open to contact, phone calls, in person visits before adoption. Sharing photos and letters after placement. Visits at neutral location after adoption, etc.). If you want a more closed adoption, we would honor that request as well.

Semi Open (open to an in-person visit before adoption placement, phone, email, sharing pic/letters after placement

Closed (no contact after placement)

Certification Adoption.Org Logo

Gladney Center for Adoption verified this family completed an adoption home study including: background checks, character references, official interviews, required training, home inspection, financial review, etc. and are approved for adoption.

Favorites

Heather's favorite picture!
Our favorite fur balls! Boone & Milo!
We love celebrating holidays with our big extended family!!
We love taking trips to the family Lakehouse every year!
You will ALWAYS find us out on the dance floor at a wedding!
We like taking trips to the NC Mountains!
We love going to concert! Some of our favorites include Bastille, Judah & the Lion and The xx.

Recommendations

Kim (Aunt )

I am thrilled to endorse Heather and David as they embark on the beautiful journey of adopting a baby. As educators, Heather and David have dedicated their lives to working with children, nurturing their growth, and inspiring their minds. Heather and David come from big, loving families who have provided incredible support throughout this adoption process. This strong network of family and friends will undoubtedly extend their warmth and encouragement to a new family member. Their excitement and motivation to become parents are truly inspiring. Heather and David have so much love to give and are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to share their hearts and home with a child. They will be wonderful, caring parents, providing a nurturing home environment. Our entire family wholeheartedly supports Heather and David in this journey and cannot wait to see them flourish as a family!

Kim Endorsed Two-parent-home, Supportive, Loving, Understanding, Crafty, Creative, Reliable, Large-extended-family, Nurturing , fun-loving, Friendly, Caring

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Stephanie

Co-worker/friend

This couple is more than ready to embrace parenthood. Not only are they both perfectly suited for being parents through character, they both work in the field of education (elementary and middle school) helping to expand their understanding of various needs, cultures, and abilities of children. They are very dedicated in their work to providing the best possible education as well as a safe and positive environment for all students. They are also devoted to their relationships inside and outside of work creating a solid village around them. They will be wonderful parents and do everything in their power to provide a loving and supportive home for any child. I am so excited to see them be parents and I am excited to be there to support them in any way that they need as part of their village.

Stephanie Endorsed Two-parent-home, Supportive, Loving, Understanding, Loves-to-cook, Crafty, Creative, Reliable, Nurturing , fun-loving, Sports-lovers, Cat-owners, Organized, Friendly, Caring

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Ryan

Brother

I took a moment to think about how to voice my support of Heather and David. I think the best way to convey this is simple. While I do not have children yet, when me and my wife decide to start that process. I would advocate that David and Heather be the god parents. In the case that anything happens to me and my wife. They are a couple that I trust to nurture a child going through a tough situation and be that support system and family.

Ryan Endorsed Supportive, Loving, Understanding, Loves-to-cook, Crafty, Creative, Reliable, Large-extended-family, Nurturing , fun-loving, Sports-lovers, Cat-owners, Organized, Friendly, Caring, Two-parent-home

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Carol

Coworker

I am writing this letter to wholeheartedly recommend Heather and David for adoption. I have known Heather for 7 years, and throughout our relationship, I have witnessed their unwavering dedication, compassion, and love for children. Heather has expressed a strong desire to expand their family through adoption, and I believe they possess all the qualities necessary to provide a nurturing and stable environment for a child. They have demonstrated exceptional patience, understanding, and commitment in every aspect of their life, and I have no doubt that they will extend these qualities to parenting. Heather is a responsible and caring individual who deeply values family and understands the importance of creating a supportive and loving home. They have taken the necessary steps to prepare for parenthood, including attending parenting classes, seeking guidance from professionals, and educating themselves on adoption procedures and child development. I have seen Heather interact with children on numerous occasions, as we both work in elementary education. Her ability to connect with and care for them is truly remarkable. She approaches every interaction with kindness, respect, and empathy, creating a safe and nurturing space where children feel valued and loved. I wholeheartedly believe that Heather and David would make an excellent parent and that any child placed in their care would be blessed to have them as loving and devoted parents. I am confident that they will provide a loving and supportive home where a child can thrive and grow into a happy and well-adjusted individual. Sincerely, Carol

Carol Endorsed Caring, Friendly, Organized, Cat-owners, fun-loving, Nurturing , Reliable, Creative, Crafty, Understanding, Loving, Supportive, Two-parent-home

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Ashley

Friend

Heather and David are very loving and caring people who both work with children daily. They both made the conscious decision to choose majors in college that would put them in a position to love, care for, and teach children as their careers. Outside of work, they are quick to play with children of their friends acting as surrogate aunt and uncle. They have been unwaveringly supportive of our family spending vacations, holidays, and birthdays with our children who love having them around.

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Sara

Friend

Heather and David are passionate about children and have devoted their lives to guiding, nourishing, and to the education of children. They are patient and engaging with children in they know well or are just getting to know. They will make incredible parents who will give all of their love and attention to any child lucky enough to join their family.

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Ray

Father

I am David's father and I am completely supportive of David and Heather adopting a child. David and Heather are both educators, dedicating their lives to children. David grew up playing sports and enjoyed school clubs and Heather is imaginative and talented in arts/crafts. There is no doubt that they will be great parents; engaging, loving, supportive, and nurturing. And they have a good support system of family and friends who are all hoping and praying for their dreams to come true. They have a wonderful home in a neighborhood full of children with sidewalks for walks in a stroller and a playground for when it's time to run off that boundless energy. Yes, David and Heather will be great parents!

Ray Endorsed Two-parent-home, Supportive, Loving, Understanding, Loves-to-cook, Crafty, Creative, Reliable, Large-extended-family, Nurturing , fun-loving, Sports-lovers, Cat-owners, Organized, Friendly, Caring

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Linda

mom

As David’s mom, I have known him his whole life. David and Heather have been together for nearly a decade and we have grown to know and love her. Together they decided to adopt and we, as their family, are 100% behind them with this decision. David and Heather are loving and supportive of each other and have a strong marriage. David has always talked of having a family and being a father. He has always loved children and has hoped to be able to give the love and support he received growing up to a child of his own. Heather is compassionate and kind and would make a wonderful mother. This baby they receive will be one of the luckiest babies because it will be coming into a loving household with two parents who will love him or her with all of their hearts, and the love of the entire family, too.

Linda Endorsed Two-parent-home, Supportive, Loving, Understanding, Loves-to-cook, Crafty, Creative, Reliable, Large-extended-family, Nurturing , fun-loving, Sports-lovers, Cat-owners, Organized, Friendly, Caring

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Maddie

Cousin

I truly believe that Heather and David will be exceptional parents! Both come from large families and have a strong support system that will be actively involved in the child’s life. Heather and David are both educators with a deep passion for working with kids. They are so excited to become parents and will excel in this role! The kid will be so loved!

Maddie Endorsed Caring, Friendly, Organized, fun-loving, Nurturing , Large-extended-family, Reliable, Creative, Crafty, Understanding, Supportive, Two-parent-home

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Jaclyn

Aunt

Heather and David are amazing humans that not only provide outstanding and caring education to children, but are so loving and caring to their family, both adults and children alike. We have a very large, close-knit family where mutual support and love is highly valued. We look forward to growing our amazing family as the torch of new parenting is being passed to these amazing youngsters who have the strongest skills to lovingly raise children.

Jaclyn Endorsed Two-parent-home, Supportive, Loving, Understanding, Loves-to-cook, Crafty, Creative, Reliable, Large-extended-family, Nurturing , fun-loving, Sports-lovers, Cat-owners, Organized, Friendly, Caring

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Sara

Niece-In-Law

To Whom It May Concern, I am writing to wholeheartedly recommend Heather and David as adoptive parents. They are a remarkable couple who have earned the love and admiration of my three young daughters, who also fully approve and recommend them! Whenever Heather and David come over to "play" or meet up for family gatherings, my girls are in absolute awe of them. David is incredibly engaging, spending the entire visit playing peek-a-boo, chase, puzzles, or whatever game the girls want to play. He has an amazing ability to connect with children, making every interaction fun and memorable. Heather is equally wonderful, with a kind and gentle nature that the girls gravitate towards. She is the one they show every boo-boo to, finding comfort in her caring presence. Heather's lap is the best spot for sitting and snuggling, and she always makes them feel cherished. Her creativity shines through in the personalized gifts she makes for the girls, adding a special touch to their bond. Yet, she is also ready to join in any game with wild enthusiasm. Every time we are together, Heather and David devote most of their time to playing with the kids and sharing their dream of having their own family through open and heartfelt conversations. Their desire to become parents is evident, and they have so much love to share unconditionally. Heather and David would be outstanding parents, providing a nurturing, loving, and joyful home. I have no doubt that they will be incredible adoptive parents, bringing endless love and happiness to any child lucky enough to join their family. Sincerely, Sara

Sara Endorsed Two-parent-home, Supportive, Loving, Understanding, Loves-to-cook, Crafty, Creative, Reliable, Large-extended-family, Nurturing , fun-loving, Sports-lovers, Cat-owners, Organized, Friendly, Caring

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Kathleen

Friend

I am happy to highly recommend Heather and David as parents! Heather and David are wonderful educators that support children every single day in their professional lives. I am so excited to watch them become parents-they are so loving, fun, and kind. Any child that grows up in their home will be given the support they need to thrive and grow. Their love for each other is evident and will be a true gift to any child that becomes a part of that love.

Kathleen Endorsed Two-parent-home, Supportive, Loving, Understanding, Loves-to-cook, Crafty, Creative, Reliable, Large-extended-family, Nurturing , fun-loving, Sports-lovers, Cat-owners, Organized, Friendly, Caring

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Charlotte Ann

Sister-in-Law

Heather and David are the best people, they are so caring and supportive. If I ever need anything or need someone to talk to I know they will be there to support me. Everyone needs a good support system and I know they make a great one. When I had questions about my wedding, they were there to help in any way, even making decorations for the big day. You could not ask for a better couple.

Charlotte Ann Endorsed Caring, Friendly, Organized, Cat-owners, Sports-lovers, fun-loving, Nurturing , Large-extended-family, Reliable, Creative, Crafty, Loves-to-cook, Understanding, Loving, Supportive, Two-parent-home

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Emma

Coworker

As Heather and David embark on their adoption journey, I'm thrilled to offer some heartfelt recommendations that capture the essence of their wonderful family. With their caring nature, friendly demeanor, and organized approach to life, I have no doubt that they’ll make a lasting impression on any birth parent considering adoption. Here are some key words and phrases that beautifully depict their family: Caring and Loving: Their compassion knows no bounds, and their home is filled with warmth and love. Heather graciously opened their home to hosting a dinner for all of her coworkers. Friendly and Fun-Loving: With their outgoing personalities, they effortlessly create a welcoming atmosphere where everyone feels at ease. Organized and Reliable: Their methodical approach to life ensures that they’re always dependable and prepared for whatever life throws their way. Cat-Owners: Their furry feline friends are cherished members of their family, adding joy and companionship to your home. Sports-Lovers: Whether cheering on their favorite team or enjoying outdoor activities together, their family bonds over a shared love of sports and staying active. Nurturing and Supportive: Their nurturing instincts and unwavering support make your home a safe haven for love and growth. Large Extended Family: Surrounded by a vast network of relatives, their family values connections and traditions, enriching your lives in countless ways. Creative and Crafty: From DIY projects to crafty endeavors, their creative flair adds a special touch to everything you do. Loves-to-Cook: Their kitchen is the heart of their home, where delicious meals and cherished memories are made together. The first time I met both Heather and David, they had prepared a dinner for a dozen people. Understanding and Supportive: Their empathy and understanding create a judgment-free zone where everyone feels heard and valued. Two-Parent Home: With both of their providing love, guidance, and stability, their family offers a strong foundation for a child to thrive. I truly feel blessed to not only call Heather a coworker, but to also call her a friend who I know would be there for me through anything.

Emma Endorsed Caring, Friendly, Organized, Cat-owners, Sports-lovers, fun-loving, Nurturing , Large-extended-family, Reliable, Creative, Crafty, Loves-to-cook, Understanding, Loving, Supportive, Two-parent-home

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First Onesie!

Heather put her crafting skills to use and made the very first item to go into the nursery closet! A personalized onesie for our future baby. We are so excited to be starting this journey to grow our family and become Mom and Dad!

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