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Sherry and Kasey

Hello! We are Sherry & Kasey

“A birthmother puts the needs of her child above the wants of her heart.”

Your Journey: We are grateful to be part of your journey and admire your bravery. Thank you so much for opening your heart and letting us introduce ourselves. Not everyone will understand your journey. That’s fine. It’s not their journey to make sense of. It’s yours.

Our promise to you is that we will provide your child with all the wonderful things life has to offer. We will support them and give them every opportunity to succeed. They will be raised in a safe and loving environment, and will always know how much you love him or her. We admire your strength and courage, and are excited for the chance to be part of your journey through open adoption. We look forward to meeting you!

Our family and friends are our biggest supporters and we can’t wait for your child to meet them and share in all the fun we have!

Getting to know us:   We met eight years ago through a mutual friend. As we started talking, we immediately hit it off as we found we had many things in common. We grew up only about 30 minutes from each other and both come from large families. In fact, only a week after meeting, Kasey joined Sherry’s family for one of their cookouts and fit in instantly!  We have been having fun together ever since, and have been married for 4 1/2 years.

We love to travel, and have an annual trip we take each Fall to celebrate our birthdays – they are only 6 days apart! Our favorite destination so far has been Hawaii. We spend many weekends at the beach, or attending football and baseball games. We also love to host family and friends at our house for cookouts and holidays.

We recently moved to the suburbs after living in a metropolitan city for many years. While the city offered many things for our lifestyle, we have always dreamed of starting a family. We knew the best thing for a child would be to live in a nice home with a big yard and great schools nearby. We spend many nights on our back porch talking about how fun it will be to have children and all the things we will do together. We are excited that open adoption has become part of our journey together.

 

Our Good Friend Toni D. “They will be great parents. Kasey and Sherry are loving people that are loyal, caring, and have a strong commitment to family and friends. They are the type of people that go beyond being a good friend or neighbor by actually showing you how they care with their actions. There have been several difficult times during my life where Kasey and Sherry have been there to support me and to provide help in any way they can. They both have a great sense of humor, take life’s challenges in stride and can always put a smile on your face. They are social people and have a strong support of friends and family. Kasey and Sherry both come from large families that are local and know the value that a supportive family can provide.”

 

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About Sherry

Introducing Sherry through Kasey’s eyes: I have never met anyone quite like Sherry and am very fortunate to have her in my life. She is very considerate, loving, and genuinely supportive of me. During times when I’ve dealt with drama at work, family tragedies and the like, she has always gone above and beyond to be supportive. She is always doing silly things to put a smile on my face, like dancing around the room when there is no music on. Sherry is very nurturing and makes sure that our household is always in order and does a fantastic job keeping me in line!

Our nieces, nephews, and friends’ children love ‘Aunt Sherry’. She always makes their birthdays special and takes them to get their nails done, to an amusement park, or the movies. Seeing how well she is with kids gets me very excited for us to start a family, and I know she will make a great mother.

Sherry’s Career: I am a Financial Services Sales Representative. I have great benefits and flexibility in my schedule. My motto is ‘Work Hard, Play Hard’.

 

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About Kasey

Introducing Kasey through Sherry’s eyes: Kasey is very laid-back and calming, and has an amazing way of always making me feel safe and protected. He values his family and friends and will go to the ends of the earth for them; even though he is the youngest sibling of 7, all of his brothers and sisters call on him for advice and support. He is my #1 fan and always supportive of me and my family. He recently welcomed my mom with open arms into our home while we cared for her after surgery.

My heart melts when I watch him play with his nieces and nephews. He is not afraid to get down on the ground and roll around in the dirt if that is what makes them happy. He has been a significant father figure to my sisters’ son (Garrett), has taught him how to fish, skateboard and play sports. He has amazing patience with children that makes them feel comfortable and loved. I am beyond thrilled to watch all the fun things Kasey will do with our child.

Kasey’s Career: I’m a Commercial Realtor. Although my job can be demanding, I am ‘my own boss’ – which affords me a lot of free time to spend with family and friends.

 

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Our Family & Friends

The People We Love: Family and friends are very important to us. Kasey’s parents have been married 55 years and Sherry’s for 45 years. Kasey has six siblings, 9 nieces and nephews, and too many cousins to count! Sherry has 2 siblings, 1 nephew, and 14 cousins. There is frequently a birthday, graduation, wedding, birth of a baby, or special occasion that we see them at.

Our friends also play a significant role in our lives. We both have best friends that we have known since childhood. We recently went to Jamaica with 6 other couples to celebrate over 30 years of friendship. Everyone is excited and supportive of our adoption plans and can’t wait to have a new member join the family.

Kathy, Sherry’s Mom Says: Kasey and Sherry’s home is the gathering place for all of their family and friends. My favorite traditions are their summer cookouts, Thanksgiving dinner with both families, and Christmas Eve.

Garret, our nephew says: Sherry is cheery and funny. Kasey is adventurous, brave, and helpful!

Dawn, Sherry’s sister says: Garrett’s (my son) first sleepover was with Kasey and Sherry and he was so comfortable he didn’t even miss me. They took him to his first baseball game!

Dawn, Sherry & Kasey’s good friend says: Sherry was the first person to show up to my hospital room when my oldest daughter was born 6 weeks early. She sat in the NICU with my precious baby when I could not and shopped for all the ‘baby gear’ I was yet to purchase, but had to have in order to bring my preemie home.

Dr. Jon D. Sherry & Kasey’s good friend says: There are only a handful of individuals in the world with whom we entrust the safety and well-being of our daughter and son, our most precious component of our lives. Kasey and Sherry lead the pack among that select few. And as a medical provider to children, I can personally attest to their level of preparation, emotional stability, and suitability to serve as caring parents.

 

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Our Home and Closing Thoughts

Our Home: We live in a beautiful 5 bedroom Colonial style home In Annapolis, Maryland. Our half acre backyard is fenced in and we even have a tree house! We have tennis and basketball courts in the neighborhood, as well as a large field where we like to play sports and fetch the ball with Deacon, our 2.5 year old yellow Labrador-retriever.

Living only 2 hours to the beach and 2 hours to the mountains, we spend many Spring and Summer weekends soaking in the sun at the beach, and hiking at the mountains in the Fall and Winter. We are 5 minutes to our downtown main street, and 30 minutes away from 2 major cities. This provides us with many fabulous restaurants, museums, zoos, and activities for children. There are many wonderful school options, both private and public, within minutes of our house.

Deacon, our dog says: Kids are my favorite to play with. I can’t wait to welcome a little brother or sister into our family. I promise to be gentle with them and always protect and love them.

Thank you for taking the time to read our story and thank you for considering us!

 

Dear Precious Little One,

We haven’t met you yet and have no idea when you will join our family. We have prayed for you, and dreamed of you a million times. We trust that your Birth Mom will bring you to us at the perfect time.

We want you to know that your Mom loves you very much. She has made the selfless and brave decision to put the needs of you above the wants of her heart. We will make her proud and raise you in a loving, fun, and safe environment. We can’t wait to meet you!

 

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