Husbands first name: Johnny
Wife's first name: Marcy
State you live in: South Carolina
Number of years married: 4.5
Number of other children: 1
| ||Adoptive Father||Adoptive Mother|
|Religion||Christian (Nazarene)||Christian (Nazarene)|
|Education||some college||Associates degree|
Your Plans For Child Care Arrangements: Marcy will take 8-12 weeks of maternity leave for bonding with the baby before returning to work full time. We have coordinated our work schedules to reduce the need for outside childcare while maximizing our family time together. A wonderful friend from our church who is a very dependable, caring and patient childcare provider watches our son Timmy 4 days per week from 9 to 5. She is excited to care for the new addtion to our family as well! Marcy's parents also live nearby and are happy to have Grammy & Poppi time whenever we need them as back-up childcare.
Activities Enjoyed Together: One of our favorite activities is traveling. We take several trips each year - roadtrips to Michigan and Pennsylvania to visit extended family, Caribbean cruises, trips to Alaska, and weekends at the beach are just some examples of our adventures. We also enjoy playing in our backyard, taking walks to the neighborhood pond to see the ducks, going to the park and the zoo, going to flea markets and farmer's markets, singing at church, sitting on our porch swing, and having friends and family over for meals and visiting.
Your Birth Mother Letter:
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us as you consider making an adoption plan for your baby. We realize this decision is incredibly difficult and although we don’t yet know you, we are praying for you and your baby. We are Johnny and Marcy. We have been married four years. Johnny has an adult daughter, Kelsey, from a previous relationship. She lives about an hour away from us so we don’t see her as often as we like, but we cherish the time we do get to spend together. We also have a two year old son, Timmy, who brings so much joy and laughter into our lives and home. Our home is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch style with a fenced backyard. Our safe, racially diverse neighborhood has many families with young children – lots of future playmates! But we believe that the best thing about our home is who we share it with. We love to spend time together no matter what we are doing: working in the yard, playing games, eating home-cooked meals, laughing, singing, praying. Our love, trust, teamwork, and shared faith in Christ are what truly make our family relationship great and our marriage successful. We knew before we married that we wanted children to nurture and love and we talked about expanding our family by adopting. Adoption holds a special place in our hearts as Johnny’s dad and two of Marcy’s cousins were adopted, and several of our friends have adopted children. Right away after marrying we started trying to conceive with no success. After many fertility treatments we were blessed with our son Timmy through in- vitro fertilization. He brought so much joy into our lives and we couldn't even imagine our lives without him. But, we also don't feel that our family is complete. We have a deep yearning to parent more children and experience the love and joy that they would bring to our lives and our family. When we started trying for another child, none of the fertility methods worked and we know that God was leading us back to our original plan of adopting. We understand that you want the best for your child, and we are excited to offer him or her our unconditional love and an opportunity to thrive in a stable, loving, caring, Christ-centered home. We plan to encourage your child's interests and to help them reach their full potential in their abilities. We want your child to be proud of what makes him or her unique. We will always support and guide your child through both the hard times and good times. We believe that children benefit from knowing their birth families and having access to their roots and history. We will happily exchange photos and letters, and if you desire we are open to maintain a connection through phone calls, emails and visits. Most importantly, your child will know the adoption plan was made with love and you will always have a special place in our hearts. We want you to know that we have the greatest respect for you as you consider an adoption plan for your baby. We can’t imagine how you must feel, but our thoughts and prayers are with you whatever your decision may be.
With love and gratitude,
Johnny And Marcy