Ashley + Todd
Growing our family begins with you! We are high school sweethearts plus a sweet daughter and a fun-loving dog who enjoy spending time together. We have more love to give. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for considering us to love your child.
Ashley + Todd + Lillian
We are high school sweethearts who fell in love and have grown up together. Always supportive of each other as we've pursued our careers, while always prioritizing family time and living life to the fullest. We make an amazing team. We have a sweet daughter, Lillian, who prays for a sister or a brother. We also have a fun-loving dog, Nessie, who we adopted 3 years ago from the SPCA. She loves everyone that she meets, especially other dogs and kids. We are all excited to add another child to our family. We talk about it often as a family. We've even painted the bedroom already and have furniture ready to go.
We will love your child every day and provide opportunities for them to grow into the person they are meant to be. We will honor your adoption plan. They will know how much love you have for them and how brave your decision was. We will raise our child always looking out for their best interests. They will be loved, nurtured, guided and celebrated by us. Our family is our number one priority and we plan to make many more memories together.
About Ashley (by Todd)
Ashley is without a doubt the most caring and loving person I know. Spend five minutes with her and you'll instantly understand! From quizzing Lillian in preparation for a spelling test to volunteering at Meals on Wheels, she is always helping out others. She always puts family first and is absolutely the glue that brings our family together.
She has a great sense of humor and always that infectious smile to brighten your day. Some of my favorite memories are goofing off with Ashley, laughing so hard together that tears came to my eyes. She is my best friend, a beautiful and amazing mother, and I can't wait for you to meet her. I know she dreams of raising another child and loving them too.
About Todd (by Ashley)
When I met Todd, there was an instant chemistry between us. We have those same feelings today. He makes me laugh and motivates me daily. He is an awesome husband who makes me feel like the luckiest girl. But he is also an amazing hands-on father to Lillian. He has this contagious laugh that brightens any room. He is also the most caring person by nature. He would give you the shirt off his back to help you. You'll find him acting like a kid with Lillian, but also chatting with friends and neighbors while he works on the lawn.
He volunteers as a Watch Dog Dad at her school- spends a day helping teachers in different classrooms around the school. As Watch Dog Dad, he also plays with the kids at recess and plays board games during the day- it's Lillian's favorite school day of the year. He also helps as an assistant coach for her softball team. He likes to help where he can, but also just enjoys being a good sideline cheerleader for Lillian. I know he has more love and energy to give another child too.
Lillian is a happy, sweet, helpful, curious girl. She's very social and likes spending time with neighbor friends on our street. She loves school- Math and Reading are her favorite subjects. Her teachers say she is friends with everyone and helps classmates when they need it. We're told she helps without even being asked by the teachers. She loves going to the library and traveling to see family and friends. We encourage her to pursue her passions. Right now, that is Basketball, Choir and Softball. We love cheering on her accomplishments...First steps, First trophy or First lost tooth. We will always be there.
Lillian is very excited to have a brother or sister to join our family. She talks about it daily and what our future plans will be. She is the oldest grandchild on Ashley's side of the family, so she loves to visit her younger cousins. She loves reading to them and playing with them when we see them.
Our Hopes and Dreams
Growing our family begins with you. We have been blessed with our daughter. But after several miscarriages, we knew in our hearts that we were meant to adopt our next child. We have been praying for this moment for a long time. We are so ready to welcome another child.
This past summer, we attended a sibling class to prepare our daughter for what to expect. She enjoyed the class and learning the baby basics. She really is the best big cousin to her four little cousins. They absolutely adore her and the feelings are mutual.
Adoption is our path to fill another seat at our dinner table; to have another child to shop for during the Christmas season and witness the holiday spirit; and another birthday to celebrate with each passing year. We would be so lucky and truly honored to be chosen by you.
What we've learned so far in parenthood, is that there are so many small moments and big moments and everything in-between. We will be there every step of the way. We welcome a relationship with you, and will respect your decision.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our family. We look forward to hearing from you.
Todd and Ashley
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