Driver / HR Specialist
Hi! Thank you for the opportunity to share our lives with you.
We would like to hear about your life journey while we are sharing life, our family and our commitment to our future child with you. We truly love children and have always dreamed of expanding our family. However, we have been unable to do so naturally due to infertility issues. We participated in the foster care program for the past four years which allowed us to provide a loving home for many children during their early years. During this process, we developed good parenting skills. We feel so joyful for becoming foster parents and helping to take care of our nieces and nephews.
Although we have been blessed to be a host of these children, we still long for the opportunity to have children of our own. We long for the day to watch our children grow and share our life moments together.
Our lifestyle is modest and complete. We enjoy simple things in life, such as staying at home, watching a movie or playing games in our yard. We love to have fun! On the weekends, we love to spend time together as a family. For example, we love shopping at a local flea market, baking treats for a fundraiser or church event. We keep ourselves busy. On Sundays, we attend church service and then head to the park with our friends and family for a volleyball or basketball game.
Besides this, we also enjoy hosting our niece and nephews for arts and crafts. They sometimes come to our house for sleepovers because they enjoy spending time with us! Our extended family and friends are embedded into our daily lives. When we enjoy a movie night at Grandma’s house or watch our younger brother play in a basketball game, we pride ourselves on supporting one another and valuing the time we have together.
We are fortunate because many of our family members live within a five-mile radius from our house. We can take care of each other easily and spend quality time together. Our families are supportive and joyous of our plan. They look forward to future play dates with our children. They are also excited in enrolling them into the same school and making lasting memories together.
Our home has an American craftsman style. We have three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. We have three warmly decorated levels and an open floor plan. Our backyard is fenced in and allows for adequate space to entertain and play. We have a bedroom designated for our future baby. Our neighborhood is a diverse community. We have many facilities such as parks, public schools, shopping centers and a local amusement park. We are within walking distance from our local elementary school. There are great walking trails nearby for us to get closer to nature.
Marquee was born and raised in Maryland and is the eldest of six children. Marquee is a quiet but bold leader. She is passionate about serving others both professionally and personally. As a public servant, Marquee has worked as a Human Resources Specialist in the Federal Government for over 20 years.
She is active, enjoys sports and loves to bake. She puts her family first and takes on the needs of others as her own. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, creating floral arrangements and working on special events at her church. She will be the best mother of our child and has been preparing for this moment for many years.
Robert was born and raised in Washington, DC. He has two older siblings and 2 younger siblings. Robert is reserved but enjoys a good laugh!
He appreciates the value of hard work and is diligent in completing any task or job when required by others. Robert works as a bus driver for a senior citizen’s home and enjoys bringing joy to others through his work.
He enjoys gardening/yard work, working on cars and spending time with his family. He also likes volunteering at his church. He cannot wait to be a father who will share his love, joy and all life experiences with his new child.
Our love story can be summed up with a quote by Patti Smith that reads “Paths that cross will cross again”. We met briefly as children many years ago and had no idea our paths would cross many years later by way of a mutual friend.
Robert’s father and Marquee’s uncle were lifelong best friends. Although we met briefly as young children our paths wouldn’t cross again for nearly 35 years. We dated for about 8 months and were engaged shortly after.
Although Robert’s father and Marquee’s Uncle were deceased when we were reintroduced and later married, we believe that by God’s grace their friendship was ordained to later form our union of 7 years on May 31st. It is amazing how our life paths and love stories are intertwined!
We love with all of our hearts. We find that a communicative approach works best in young children’s development.
We believe in not only teaching but also modeling values both morally and biblically at a young age. We enjoy teaching our children to share their toys or exercise patience when waiting for their turn on the swing. We have found teachable moments in almost everything. We always make sure we have effective communication with our children and care about their feelings.
Most importantly, we want to show love and support for our little ones so they will grow up to be successful people in the future. We will also prepare our children to face challenges so they know how to solve problems on their own.