Clint + Gabrielle
We envision a healthy open adoption for our family but understand that every situation is unique. We want you to know that we are here for you and are open to discussing what you envision this looking like for you and your child. We want to find the right balance for everyone and to be on the same page, so that we can make this be the best situation possible. We hope you enjoyed learning about our family. We pray that if you choose adoption for you and your child, that there is a family who will come alongside you in your journey with love and grace.
Welcome to our story,
First, we want you to know that we have been praying for you and your growing child. We pray that God gives you comfort and guidance in this difficult and overwhelming time. We are already so amazed by your unconditional love for your child that you are considering what an adoption plan may look like for you both.
We can't begin to understand the emotions you must be having, but are blown away by the unfathomable strength you have. Deuteronomy 31:6 says "Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified, for the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you." We know that God has an unbelievable plan for everyone's life, and that no matter what you may go through to get to the end result, He will never leave your side. We know that if you choose that the path of adoption is right for you and your child, we pray there is a family that will come alongside you in the journey with love and grace.
This is our story
We were both members of a small group at a local Church in Tennessee. We first became friends and started spending more and more time together. After being friends for a while, we started dating and dated for about 4 months before I (Gabrielle) went back to nursing school in Texas. We then dated long distance for about a year. During our long distance relationship, we learned to communicate, make the most out of time spent together, and cherish our friendships and family relationships. Clint proposed in May 2014 in front of the beautiful Highland Park United Methodist Church. The night Clint proposed was the same night I got pinned as a nurse, it was an eventful, emotional, and memorable night! I moved back to Tennessee after graduation and started working as a nurse. We were engaged for a year and married in July 2015 in Texas. We had an amazing "firecracker" wedding with all of our family and friends!
Why we want to adopt...
We both feel very led to adopt. We know that God has a plan for our lives and we know part of that plan is to become parents through adoption. We have seen friends become families through adoption and it warms our hearts to see the love shared and to see love grow. We are also thankful to have friends to turn to for advice, who are part of an adoption triad, and to have our future children around other kids who may be able to understand the feelings that we cannot that come with adoption.
Our family motto: Share with the Lord's people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
Clint shares: My wife is a wonderful, loving, compassionate, and devoted person. She is the best person I know. She always keeps me in line and loves having fun. Gabrielle enjoys being out in the sun, being active and exercising. She recently got her personal trainer license because she loves exercising so much and wanted to help more people in their quest to become healthier. Gabrielle is a Nurse Practitioner as well, so it's just ingrained in her to serve others. She is very close to her family and friends and loves going home to Texas to spend time with them.
Gabrielle shares: I am a loving, loyal, and compassionate person. I enjoy caring for people both in my personal and professional life. I enjoy health and fitness and work as a Nurse Practitioner and a Personal Trainer, which means health is a large part of my life. My faith and family are the most important parts of who I am and I try to make a point to live out my Christian faith daily. I love the outdoors and especially the heat of summer. I enjoy spending time on the lake or at the beach. Clint and I enjoy spending time with our families, we often have lunch with Clint's family after Church on Sundays and travel to Texas frequently to spend time with my family. I love playing and watching sports of all kinds and spending time with my fur baby, Bear.
Gabrielle shares: Clint is a very hardworking, caring, and a faithful person. He is a jokester and always has a good time! Clint works hard to make sure his family is always provided for and is a wonderful leader. He may not always wear his emotions on his sleeve, but he has a huge caring heart. Clint truly trusts the Lord and is faithful in every aspect of his Christian walk. He is an amazing Uncle and I have no doubt he will be an even more amazing father one day. He loves sports, which include the Alabama Crimson Tide Football, The Chicago Bulls, and Tiger Woods Golf. Clint also enjoys watching all genres of movies and he is full of random trivia answers.
Clint shares: I am honest, caring, hard working, and devoted. I put my all into everything I do. I just don't see the point in doing anything halfway (that's probably the biggest trait I've gotten from my father). I love sports! I'm a huge Alabama football fan and love golf even though I'm not the greatest at it. I like spending time on the lake and at our family cabin. I enjoy hanging out with my family and friends. I also love spending time at home with just my wife and my dog.
Our home + pup
We moved into our house in 2015 after we got married. We live in a safe and quiet family neighborhood that has a mix of people from all stages of life and various racial and socioeconomic backgrounds. Our neighborhood has a common area with a playground and a basketball court. We live in a suburb that has a little bit of everything, including grocery stores, shopping, restaurants, parks, and boat docks. We have a welcoming 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom open floor plan home that has a fenced in backyard that our dog bear loves to play in.
We have a 3-year-old Weimaraner named Bear. He is a big part of our family and is spoiled rotten. He is a happy, smart, loving, and playful dog. Bear loves for us to throw a frisbee or ball with him in the backyard, which allows him to get all of energy out. He can't wait to have a little human to play with! He is great with kids and loves being around our niece and nephews, and we know he will be just as great with a new family member!
Before you go, we want to share
If you choose to pursue an adoption plan with us, our promise is to love your child unconditionally. We promise to make sure they know how much they are loved by both you and us. We promise to provide a safe and encouraging home for your child. A place they can grow, learn, and become who they are meant to be. We promise to always be there, right by their side no matter what life throws their way.
We know that we are not perfect, but we promise to always stay devoted to your child and to our family. We want you to know we have amazing families and friends who will walk with us through every stage of life and will not only love your child, but will love you as well.
When we hear the word adoption we think of love and hurt. We think about the love you have for your child and the love hopeful adoptive parents have for the same child. We think of the hurt that comes with such a life altering decision. We know this will be a journey, and we are here to take it with you if you choose to take it with us!
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