Thank you so much for taking the time to look through our profile and get to know our family. We know it’s hard to sum up a family in just a few pages, but we hope this offers you a glimpse into our lives and home. We can’t pretend to know how you are feeling right now in this moment, but we just want to say thank you for being here. We are a family that focuses on loving each other well, and we hope we can extend that love and support to you to make this process as smooth as possible for you and your baby.
Little back ground and extended family.
Luke and I have had adoption on our hearts and minds since before we got married over 19 years ago. Both of us have adopted siblings and this allowed us to see all the ins and outs of adoption. We knew from the beginning, that no matter what, we wanted to adopt in the future. We are excited and looking forward to expanding our family in this way. Our kids are excited too! Our extended family is very fairly large and very supportive and we are so thankful!
We promise to love your child unconditionally and will nurture him/her to grow up to the best person that they can be. We promise to provide an upbringing in which God is a central figure and promote values such as generosity, kindness and respect for others. We also promise to encourage your child’s hopes and dreams and to provide the best possible education. We promise you will be a part of your child’s life in whatever way you desire. He or she will have an understanding and appreciation for the tremendous sacrifice that you made out of love. Your child will always know where they came from. We will speak highly of you in our home, and of how much you love him/her.
Luke about Kayla:
Kayla grew up in South Georgia with her parents, older brother and sister. From an early age, she knew that she wanted to be a mom and to adopt. Being a stay at home Mom is such a joy to her. She is a very dedicated mother that truly puts her children and her husband first every day. She loves to cook and especially bake which brings joy to everyone that gets to eat what she makes. She has always been a safe place for me to talk to as well. She balances me out perfectly. We’ve been married for over 19 years, but it feels like just yesterday we were walking down the aisle. I’m so lucky to have her.
Kayla about Luke:
Luke is one of 6 kids. He moved to Belize, C.A. when he was 8. He lived there with his family till he was 19 when he came back to the States for college. Luke is an amazing Father. He is all about going for a walk around the neighborhood, a camping trip, throwing/hitting a ball in the backyard, playing games, or simply a movie night on the couch, the kids love being with him. Our kids know that he is always willing to play, snuggle, and listen to their thoughts and feelings. I am so incredibly thankful for all the little things Luke does for our family. He oversees and manages an architectural drafting department for a custom home building company.
Olivia is 17. She is strong, confident and is not afraid to be her own person. She laughs easily, loves a good joke, is always up for a board game and loves to read. She excels at school and everything she sets her mind to. She is currently learning guitar and piano by ear and plays percussion in her school marching band. She loves pets and does a good bit of pet sitting.
Noah is 15, he is quiet, sensitive and sweet. He is the first to offer help around the house. Always wanting to be of assistance to me. He enjoys playing with all his siblings, and has a love of legos and video games. He’s an amazing friend to his classmates, and is a great role model for his younger siblings. He does well in school, always putting in the extra effort. He also plays percussion in the marching band at school.
Kate is 13, and has more personality than most people I know She is sassy, silly and loves all things girly. A trip to Target or the Mall is right up her alley. She makes friends easily, loves talking to you about your day, always wants to play a game and enjoys one on one time. Her fun loving spirit always keeps us on our toes and keeps us laughing as a family. She is an animal lover and hasn’t met a pet she doesn’t like or want yet.
Micah is 10. Much like his older brother, he loves Legos and video games. He is very outgoing, athletic and enjoys playing outside more than in. He is always down for going to the park, taking a walk or riding his scooter. He is very smart and usually places in advanced classes at school.
Salem is 2. He loves doing 2 year old thing like puzzles and playing outside. There’s nothing he loves more than being with family. He lights up every time he gets to play a game with his siblings and always runs to the door whenever Luke comes home from work. Even at 2 years old, he really appreciates music and tries to sing along whenever we sing a song. He loves babies, and he will absolutely love having someone to play with that is closer to his age.
Our Home and Community:
We live in a safe, quiet, and fun neighborhood. We love going to the neighborhood pool/playground, driving around on a golf cart, or riding bikes in our culdesac.
We attend a very diverse non denominational church and love it. Our kids attend youth events and we have made some sweet friends there.
We enjoy and love:
The Beach, a lake, a river, or a pool. Just water fun in general.
Board games and puzzles- We play all the time!
Trying out new ethnic foods. Expanding our tastes!
Time with our families. We try and visit as often as we can.
Exploring the woods around us.
Playing and listening to music.
Anything and everything Marvel.
Hanging out with neighborhood friends.
Traveling to new places!
Walks to the ice cream parlor near us.