Welcome! Meet:

Neal + Emily

Life Insurance Agent & Funeral Service Professional / Teacher's Aide, Coach, College Student

Kentucky

Caucasian

Christian

All About Neal & Emily

When we first laid eyes on each other we knew that we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together, as corny as that sounds, we just felt "at home" when we were with each other. We knew immediately that God had put us in each other's paths. Just like any other couple, we talked about our hopes, our dreams, and the mutual desires we had for the future. We both really wanted a house full of children. We always knew that we wanted to adopt a child one day, our hearts are overflowing with love to give. We believe that everything happens for a reason and we pray that one day someone will feel a connection with us and entrust us with their child. 

Emily works in the school system and is finishing out her teaching degree, she has weekends and snow days off. Neal is a life insurance agent and funeral director. Our work schedules are very adaptable so we have the opportunity to spend a lot of time at home with the baby. As a matter of fact, Emily plans on taking the first entire year off to spend solely with them. In our free time, we LOVE traveling. We enjoy going to the beach, visiting the smoky mountains, and finding new little places to put our own stamp on. During the weekends we enjoy going out to eat at different restaurants, having family game nights, shopping, attending our nephews' sporting events, and watching our favorite tv shows. (Golden Girls, Friends, and many others.) Most of the time we’re accompanied by our huge, very loving, and involved families who are SO anxious to have a little one to spoil. Neal enjoys fishing and playing games. Emily enjoys crafting with her cricket, decorating, and coaching cheerleading. We also attend church every Sunday and Wednesday and are very involved with church events.

We are passionate about many things but the first and most important is our faith. We try to always put God first, and trust him to guide us through this process, and grow our little family. Our love for each other, and our passion to create a family is so important to us. We both enjoy our careers and wake up every morning with excitement to be the best that we can be every day! Our faith is paramount in our lives and we try to lead our lives in a way pleasing to God. Even on the days when it's hard, we thank God for the blessings he has given us. We enjoy being active in our church and our community. Neal feels like he was called to be a funeral director and loves to help people. Every time he goes to work he helps people on the worst day of their life and he feels like if he can accomplish one thing to make their lives easier through that rough time, he achieved his goal. Emily is so passionate about kids, she works at school doing an after-school program to help kids with homework and tutoring. She is beyond excited to finish out her teaching degree and finally get her own classroom full of students to teach and love. She truly loves spending time coaching her cheerleaders, they won 2nd place this past year at the tournament. She's so thankful for the relationship she develops with these girls, being just a small part of their journey. She believes that by helping them find something they are passionate about, helping them to create friendships, and promote teamwork, that's something they can build on throughout life.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this about us and we are so proud of the decision you’re making for your baby. God Bless You!

Why Adoption?

Adoption has always been something that is very dear to our hearts so this decision was an easy one. We are beyond excited to grow our family and desire nothing more than to have the opportunity to love and care for a child. We want to create a family that's filled with unconditional love and support. We truly believe and trust that it is God's plan for us to adopt.

Family & Home

We live in a small, quaint little town in Kentucky.  It has always been home to us.  We love knowing everyone, being able to develop personal relationships with most of the people, and living in a close-knit community.  Everyone is so nice and caring.  We live in a home that has so much sentimental value to us.  Emily's aunt lived here and she spent a lot of her childhood here in this house with her (watching Murder She Wrote, eating oatmeal with molasses, and listening to vinyl records of Johnny Cash).  When she passed away we bought the house.  Emily's dad has completely remodeled it himself to our liking with some help from us.  (We were only qualified to paint LOL).  A lot of materials, some outside blue paint, a whole lot of labor and some love have made it into the home we always wanted.  We are surrounded by friends we have had our entire lives and live next door to Emily's mother and father, which has been convenient.  We are only 10 minutes from the heart of town and 5 minutes from an amazing school ranked #1 in the county.  There are so many memories here for us in this town and our home.  We can't wait to create more as a family!

How others describe me

My husband is the kindest, most loyal person I know. He goes out of his way to help people, always does what he thinks is right even if it isn't always easy. He puts God and his family first. He is way more than what I prayed God would send me and I know he will be the best father. I can't wait to see him with our future children.

My wife is the most kind-hearted and compassionate woman I have ever met! I have seen her interact with children our entire relationship and I am beyond confident that she is going to be the best mother in the world! We have so much love to give and a supportive family and church family ready to help us welcome this precious gift into our lives!

how we met

How We Met

Neal and I actually went to high school together and never crossed paths. It was years later that we met in a college parking lot and instantly knew God had intervened in our lives. We both had prayed for each other every day for years. We were both looking for something that when people looked at us they would know “yeah.. God put them together” and to say we are both blessed beyond our prayers is an understatement.

Advice to Future Child

We would tell our future child to put God first and everything else will fall into place. They can do anything they want in life if they set their mind to it. We would tell them to be kind to people because you never know what they are going through and that we will always be here for them.

Perspectives on Open Adoption

We want you to know that we are open to sending yearly letters, blogs, or pictures. We want you to know how the child is doing and that they are safe, loved, and happy.

Favorites

Neal

  • Favorite Movie(s): Harry Potter: Order Of The Phoenix
  • Favorite Holiday: Christmas
  • Hobbies/Interests: Family time, church activities, fishing, reading
  • Dream Vacation: Europe
  • If I Could Choose a Superpower: Teleportation

Emily

  • Favorite Movie(s): Remember the Titans
  • Favorite Holiday: Christmas is my favorite. We go all out, although I love celebrating all holidays.
  • Hobbies/Interests: Family time, decorating, coaching, shopping, crafting
  • Dream Vacation: Europe
  • If I Could Choose a Superpower: Have the ability to make people kind, or read minds