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Carly and Paul

 

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Dear Birthmother,

Thank you for reading about our family! We are excited to share what we are all about!”

We live close to the beach, mountains, and big city, but in a suburban area with great schools and parks, perfect for raising a family. We are financially secure, and would love to share our lives with another child. We have always hoped to have a bigger family and have looked forward to adopting, and with much thought and prayer, we feel this is the right choice for our family now. We can only imagine how hard it must be for you, to love your baby so much that you would consider placing your baby with a family that you choose for him or her. If you choose us, we promise to love and care for your baby with laughs and joy and dreams and building of self-esteem, and lots of attention. We have experience as parents by being blessed with our son who is 5 years old. He talks about babies often, and is excited to have a brother or sister.

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We plan to tell your baby about you from the moment he/she can understand, and judging from our son, it is from the beginning, because they seem to understand so much about life even before they talk. We want to find ways to explain your baby’s origin in beautiful ways. We believe honesty and honoring you is the best way to honor this life that will be entrusted to us as parents. We want your child to know he or she is loved by you – the beautiful woman that had the courage to bring him or her into the world.

About Paul and Carly: We dated for 3 years, and have been married for 6 years. We have family all across the country and make a family vacation in at least one location each year. Carly’s sister and family is only a few hours away, so we spend many holidays with them. We also have a great set of supportive friends that have young children. We enjoy camping with them monthly through the spring, summer and fall. The kids love the get-togethers! We also get together with our friends for a yearly Halloween party, Thanksgiving (if we are not with family), Christmas Party and New Year’s Eve. This year we are hosting the kids Halloween Party. We also attend many fun birthday parties for all the kids. We are blessed with a close knit group of friends nearby, and a close knit family we travel to see.

Paul and I are responsible, but fun-loving adults and our relationship is strong. We are very supportive of each other. Paul has a career in Finance and Accounting, while Carly has a career in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering and works on the Space Shuttle program. Both of us have flexible hours at work and are able to accommodate the needs of our family. We share parenting tasks and tips of what we learn by spending time with our son, so we can stay consistent with our son. We enjoy our jobs, but our main career is making sure our son and hopefully another child is well cared for by us.

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When the kids are old enough, they will learn to ski or snowboard & swim. We want the kids to try body surfing and surfing, waterskiing and wakeboarding, and then whatever else they want to try throughout their childhood. Our son started skiing last winter at age 4, and he loves it. We have season passes so we go skiing pretty often. We also have him enrolled in Soccer this season and love being Team Parents. We both love music and art, and of course the sciences and math. We think it is important to provide a well-rounded childhood with academics, arts, music, and sports. We want our children to succeed as human beings and to find that spark in their hearts that inspires them and those around them.

We also want to develop an external awareness in our children – the genuine desire to help others. This may be done through being involved with Habitat for Humanity, sponsoring a World Vision child, or church activities that minister to those in need or those unable to be advocates for themselves. Carly was involved in ministries to the Divorced, Separated and Widowed; a group that helped people find new life after heartbreak and loss. It was healing and a growth experience for Carly. She also became very active in a group that helped the children in families with divorce and separation and those that had lost a parent. Having lost a parent herself, Carly related to what the children were feeling and helped them find the path to their own healing and hope for the future. It was a rewarding experience and a beautiful ministry to be involved in. Several uniquely deep relationships were formed through the experience. Carly focuses her time on her family now and about 2-3 times a year gets involved in a food drive and a baby items drive to help provide for those that need help.

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Paul is a manager at his work, and gets involved with his company in Habitat for Humanity, the Cancer Relay for Life, blood drives and feeding the homeless. He also helps Carly with the food drive and baby items drive at their church, and we donate funds to our church to help those in need. We feel blessed in our lives and we want to give back. Paul was also a successful swimmer in college and loves to teach our son swimming lessons. He is also very kind and thoughtful. He takes the time to consider what can improve our lives at home and works to make it happen. He gets our son ready in the morning and takes him to school. He is very good with young children and sets up a consistent routine – my son loves him for the time they spend together.

Carly and Paul are both college educated, and believe in higher education to increase your baby’s chances for success in life. Preparation and academics are important in our family. Extracurricular activities are also important. We want to provide a well rounded experience, and teach self discipline, foster ambition, and to teach life lessons early in a safe, loving home environment.

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Big hugs to you! May you find peace in your heart as you make your decision and move forward in your life.

If we sound like a family that you would like to learn more about, please contact Adopt Help.