Corey + Lil

We promise to enter OPEN ADOPTION with an OPEN HEART and an OPEN MIND. Our aim is to provide enough information to allow you to get a glimpse of what our life is like. We will tell our child's adoption story and keep communications open with you, if you so desire.

Dear Expectant Mom,

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We understand there is a lot to weigh in your decision to choose parents for your child. If there is one common thread we believe we have with our future birth mother, it is love for your child. It is this love that allows you to have the strength and resolve to do what you believe is best for your child.

Your selfless act of having an adoption plan moves things into place so that we may have the opportunity to continue to love your child, and raise him/her as a part of our family. This is a gift that you give, not only to your child, but also to us. We want to thank you for taking the time to look at our profile and hope that you consider us. We do not have any other children.

We believe that things have a way of falling into place, and your decision to choose your baby's parents, plus our decision to adopt, have paved the way for what lies ahead - a healthy, loving environment so that your child can have everything he/she ever needs and more. We will tell our child's adoption story and keep communications open with you, if you so desire. We are willing to discuss your wishes and concerns.

You will always be a mother. We are grateful for the opportunity to be parents.

About Us

We met in Pennsylvania in 1999. We moved to North Carolina in 2002 and married in 2003. We were married in July in a small ceremony, and later had an outdoor reception in a private mountain setting along a stream. Our friends and family came in from all over the country, from Boston to L.A. With the help of a friend who arrived early, Lil made the wedding cake, a slightly leaning three-tiered cake with vanilla frosting and fresh flowers as decorations. Lil bought her dress for $60 at a local shop. It was hand-made in India and had intricate hand-stitched embroidery. Her older sister, Merissa, did her hair. It was all a down-home, kind of back-yard ordeal, although they hired a professional caterer and florist for that elegant touch. As the guests arrived, a thunderstorm passed through, and Corey, along with some family and friends, scrambled to save what could be saved from the unexpected downpour. The stream surged and the wine that was chilling in the cold water was washed away downstream. To this day, our friends and family say it was one of the funnest weddings they have ever attended. Certainly, it was memorable.

Meet Corey by Lil

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Corey is a man who was raised with morals and integrity. If he says he will do something, he will. He is generous with his friends, always lending a helping hand when asked, and offering one when not asked. He will be a great father, as he will raise a child who knows responsibility and hard work and accountability, as well as fun and love and kindness. Corey is not one to shy away from household chores such as cleaning, doing dishes or laundry. He also has a great sense of humor and often makes me belly-laugh, sometimes surprising me at how quick and witty he can be. Corey has a great sense of fashion and interior design, and is also rather handy with power tools and household projects. He is very close with his mother - they talk or text nearly every day. He values his family and loves his wife and cares for all creatures big and small.

Meet Lil by Corey

Lil is a free spirit who likes to encourage people to follow their dreams. She is a self-taught cook and is constantly coming up with new recipes in the kitchen.

Lil appreciates the little things in life, like bringing in fresh cut flowers from the garden and putting them in a vase in the kitchen to enjoy. She likes to sing along when I play guitar, and also among friends when we get together for a jam session.

She is my best friend and my biggest supporter, and we can talk about anything and everything.

Lil likes to be outdoors, and we both like to garden together. She also has a good sense of humor and loves animals. She is caring and kind and will make a great mother.

Lil's real name is Leslie. Lil is a nickname given to her by her sister.

Our Home

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We live on 2.5 acres in the country. We love the laid-back lifestyle of rural living, but we still have access to all modern-day amenities, and are just 25 minutes outside of a city.

We have a large vegetable garden in the summer and a rock garden off of our back patio. We love playing in the dirt and watching things grow.

We have raised three batches of chicks, most were just a day or two old when we got them.

Our nieces and nephews love coming to our house to play with the chickens.

They love collecting the eggs from the nesting boxes, as well as interacting with the birds.

Cats & Dogs

This is Pi. Her pastimes include eating, sleeping and cuddling in bed with mom and dad. She also whistles a little bit when she purrs real hard.

All of our animals, except our chickens, are rescues or strays. This little puffball was 5 weeks old when Lil found him in the middle of the road on a dark, rainy night.

Our Business

We've owned a small, home-based real estate business since 2008. Corey manages the real estate while Lil handles the administrative work. Our flexible schedules will allow for one of us to always focus on at-home child care.

Community Day

Corey and his brothers also help out with an annual "Manufacturing Day" at their family business. Local students and the general public are invited for a tour of the shop, followed by a cookout outside.

Corey's step-dad started this tradition several years back, and the sons now orchestrate it, each with his own role. Last year, the family set up a scholarship fund in his name and made a donation to the local community college.

We promise to enter OPEN ADOPTION with an OPEN HEART and an OPEN MIND

“We promise to enter OPEN ADOPTION with an OPEN HEART and an OPEN MIND” Image

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us. Our aim was to provide enough information to allow you to get a glimpse of what our life is like. Of course, we hope that it is enough for you to decide whether you would like to meet us and ask your own questions about us. Regardless of whether you pick us, we wish you the best of luck in your journey, and we admire you for choosing adoption for your baby.

Peace and love,

Corey and Lil.

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