Thank you for considering us as prospective adoptive parents for your child. The choice you are making is likely one of the hardest of your life and what you are considering is the most generous of acts that anyone can possible do for an adoptive couple like us. We have always wanted to be parents and raise a child. We look forward to growing into a family of three.
Hello! We are Sharron and Mark from the Netherlands!
A Special Note About Adoption
We have chosen to adopt because we have spoken with people in our country who have adopted, and adopting children from the United States is becoming more common. We hope that the choice for us to become adoptive parents will give you peace of mind.
You are always welcome in our lives and to be in contact with us if you wish. We always want to tell our future child about you. Their background and culture are also important for us to include our future child’s upbringing. The bond between you and us is unconditional!
We first met in 2005, through Sharron’s girlfriend who was hosting a friend’s birthday. It was love at first sight. We saw each other, but didn't dare say anything. In the end we exchanged our telephone numbers and we agreed to meet on the beach the next day. We took a walk and went for dinner. Since then our lives have centered around each other. Mark came to Dronten (where we live now) with his car every day. Two years later we lived together! We were married in June 2016! It was a fantastic party with lots of lovely family and friends.
AS A COUPLE, WE HAVE MANY SIMILAR INTERESTS. Traveling is our biggest hobby and we have seen a lot of the world. Some of our favorite destinations included Curacao, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Maldives. We can’t wait to show our future child the world through our travels.
About Mark, by Mark
I grew up in a town called Hattem, which lies next to the big city of Zwolle in the Netherlands. I was a real soccer player, played outside a lot and was surrounded by many friends growing up.
I attended secondary education in Zwolle for 4 years and then completed a course in IT Computers. I work as a help desk employee in a small and close team. I work at an internet service provider. I make sure that internet - WIFI, telephone and cameras work with my customers. I work 4 days a week, including 1 day at home.
When our future child arrives, my work is flexible and I will be able to work less to be able to spend time with the new baby. My hobbies include automation, spending time with my cousins, playing soccer and of course, traveling. I am looking forward to playing with our future child, and becoming a father with Sharron by my side.
Thoughts From Sharron
Mark is a calm man who is very sweet and helpful. He doesn't judge others.He is a very loving man. I love Mark because he is always open and honest.He always thinks about the other person and is very flexible. MARK WILL BE A GREAT FATHER BECAUSE HE IS CARING, SWEET AND PATIENT.
Things Mark Likes
- Flying a Drone
- Play Games, such as FIFA, The Settlers, and Anno 1800
- Giving Away Surprises to Sharon, Such as Flowers, Perfume or Chocolate
About Sharron, by Sharron
I am from a small village called Swifterbant. I grew up in a small community that cared very much about each other.
After primary school and finishing high school, I studied higher education. I graduated as a social worker and works 3 days a week in a rehabilitation center. I work with adult patients who have brain damage due to, for example, a brain hemorrhage or a car accident.
I regularly take care of my nephews and niece Rishano, Marouan and Lorena. I am really looking forward to raising a child. It has always been a dream of mine to become a mother!
Thoughts From Mark
I love Sharron because she always gives so much love, is patient and has a great sense of humor. She is very sporty and also gives exercise classes. Sharron is very physical and likes to play outside in the playground, which will come in handy when raising a child! SHARRON WILL MAKE A WONDERFUL MOTHER BECAUSE SHE IS LOVING, CARING AND WILL BE INVOLVED.
What Sharron Likes
- Being a Spinning Instructor
- Shopping with Friends
- Making Flower Arrangements
We’d Like You to Meet Our Friends and Family
We have a large group of family and friends surrounding us. Everyone lives near us, a maximum of half an hour away by car. It is very important for us to be with them doing fun things together like eating together and exercising. We go out for a BBQ every summer in a beautiful park with Sharron’s family. Everyone brings delicious meat and we have a nice day together. With Mark’s family we go away for a weekend every year in the Netherlands. We love cooking together, playing board games and swimming. With friends, Dianne and Stefan, we regularly go away for the weekend. We stay at a wellness hotel, go out to eat and enjoy shopping together. Sharron’s parents, Annet and Frank, who live five minutes away, will look after our future child as needed.
Meet Our Pup, Samson
This is Samson our little sweet dog. He is 8 years old and we have had him since he was a puppy. Samson is very sweet, child-friendly and cheerful. Where we are, Samson is. He is looking forward to playing with our future child and will make a great companion.
Where We Call Home
We live in the Netherlands in a city called Dronten that is approximately an hours drive from Amsterdam. Dronten is a beautiful large village where we live in a newly-built neighborhood. We enjoy our neighborhood that offers a lot of diversity. Behind our house is a beautiful forest with many playgrounds. At the front of our house is a large playground. There are many schools in the area and many sports options. On the side of our house is a small river where you can fish and give the ducks bread.
WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO PLAYING SPORTS, WALK, EXPLORE AND PLAY WITH OUR FUTURE CHILD.
Top 5 Things We Will Enjoy Doing In Our Community With Our Future Child
- Play together in the playground
- Walk in the park with our dog Samson
- Feed the ducks with bread
- Play with our nephews and niece and neighborhood children
- Cycling and shopping together
Thank you so much for reading our profile. We very much hope that you are reassured that we could be wonderful adoptive parents for your child. WE WILL GIVE ALL THE LOVE, HEALTH AND HAPPINESS TO YOUR CHILD AND NEVER FORGET WHERE THEY COME FROM. We are open to contact if you so wish and wish you peace and comfort during this decision making process.