Hi there! We are Michael and Taryn, and it is so very nice to meet you! We are beyond thankful that you are taking the time to consider us as potential adoptive parents for your child. Our adoption journey is not an uncommon one. After experiencing fertility issues, we decided we were meant to adopt.
After experiencing fertility issues, we decided we were meant to adopt. God works in mysterious ways. And here we are, connecting with you!
God works in mysterious ways. And here we are, connecting with you!
It is almost laughable to say we have an adoption plan because God has shown us He will lead the way! However, our hearts' desire is to adopt an infant. We are comfortable with just about all levels of openness with the birth mother.
Our thoughts are that the birth mother would become an extended member of our family, but we also understand if she does not wish to have regular contact. We believe we can make it work in any way the birth mom desires.
To give you a look into our lives, we are both originally from rural towns in Texas. Yee-Haw! Just kidding, we're not cowboys. But, we are fans of the Cowboys football team! We didn't end up too far from either one of our hometowns, but our current community is more of an urban/rural area. Our town offers the ability to do just about whatever you want to do, while at the same time providing somewhat of a small town feel. We have a local amusement park and water park, an amazing canyon a short drive from our home, and our city is filled with several other family activity venues. Our community offers all sorts of activities for kids such as sporting leagues, ballet, and theater. The neighborhood we currently live in has lots of families and good people. With several schools in our area, we are lucky that the neighborhood elementary and park is a short walk from our home.
We are, by all admissions, animal lovers deluxe! With four dachshunds named Teddi Bear, Daisy Duke, Max, and Scarlett, our house is rarely quiet because they keep us on our toes with their little lively personalities. Oh, and they are just so cute, LONG, and chubby (which makes them so squeezable :) ) !
Traveling is definitely one of our other passions! Our favorite place we've traveled to is Destin, Florida. The beach is beautiful, the waters are emerald green, and there are lots of fun things to do with family and friends! We plan for it to definitely be a place that our future child will grow up visiting and exploring.
Other things we do for fun include spending time with family and friends, cooking good food, relaxing together in our hot tub, playing board games, loving on our dachshunds, and searching out TV shows to get hooked on.
Now, we have to mention that our family is a huge part of our lives! Most of our family lives within a couple of hours from our town, with the furthest ones living about 5 hours from us. Taryn has two sisters and Michael has a sister and a brother. We have 5 nephews ranging from ages 4 to 18; and, 3 nieces between the ages of 8 and 22. Lots of kiddos equals lots of fun!!! And, of course, you'll find us with them on birthdays, holidays, and at least once a month throughout the year. Summertime is always so much fun because we have tons of birthdays and we are together most weekends!
We are excited about the way our life will change once we have our precious baby! Taryn plans on taking her maternity leave to welcome the baby, and then we have a wonderful daycare/preschool already picked out for when Taryn returns to work. We already work together at our day jobs, so we feel we are somewhat prepped for working together to raise a healthy and amazing child. Our weekday evenings will be filled with a teamwork approach to loving on and taking care of our new little one, and we can see our weekends filled with new adventures to enhance our child's well-being. Imagining it now, we plan on lots of play time and play dates, exploring outdoor activities as a family, spending time with cousins; and, most importantly, hanging out as a family enjoying fun, food and laughter!