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Hello! We have been married for a wild and fun 10 years and cannot wait to add to our family! We have 1 son, he is 9 years old. We have tried to have another child since he was 3, but after struggling for all those years with infertility, we have decided that adoption is the right path for our family. Our family and friends consist of a large network of caring and loving people and they could not be happier with our decision to adopt. Our son plays baseball and will sometimes try out other sports and extracurricular activities. We support him in all the things he wants to try and we are there to cheer him on. Seth is currently coaching his baseball team and I played in a mother/son baseball game that was a total blast! If we aren’t at home playing with our animals, or at the baseball fields, you can find us at other family members' houses or having an adventure around town. If you choose us for your baby, I can promise you he/she will be loved, cared for, provided for, and will never want for anything. He/she will be welcomed into our family with nothing but love and adoration.
I was told from a young age I may never have children. So it was a pleasant surprise when we found out I was pregnant with our son. After years of infertility struggles, surgery, procedures, and medication we decided enough was enough. No more putting my body through all these things that haven’t even given a glimpse of working. I don’t know when we both started considering adoption, but at some point it just seemed like adoption was meant to be. A family friend of ours has adopted 2 children over the past 6 years and to see their journey, happiness, and love, has inspired us. We are excited to grow our family this way, and our son is over the moon excited to be getting a little brother or sister soon!
We have a large home, with a large backyard, all ready for a new little one. We are animal lovers too. We currently have 2 dogs and 2 cats all of which live in the house with us. We spend a lot of time on our back deck relaxing and watching the dogs and our son play in the yard. We live in a small suburb outside of Chattanooga, TN. We love our community! There is always something to do, festivals, carnivals, car shows, farmers markets, and live music. As for family, we live 3 minutes from Seth’s parents, and 15 minutes from my parents and grandparents. We are all very close and often spend holidays and vacations all together. Our son enjoys spending time with his grandparents, whether that's a day out around town or an adventure in their own backyard!
Seth is the introvert of our relationship, but once he opens up his sarcasm and wit will have you laughing out loud. He is beyond smart, and loves a good challenge. He teases me that I give him gray hairs, but I make his life an ever changing adventure ;) He is an incredible dad, he is patient and kind but firm when he needs to be. His relationship with our son warms my heart whenever I see them relaxing on the couch arguing over who has the better score in a video game or playing catch in the front yard. He is so thoughtful and kind, I couldn’t ask for a better husband or dad for our son! He means the world to me and I am so excited to share this life with him!
Brittany is the polar opposite of me in many ways. She’s the yin to my yang— an outgoing woman with a never ending sense of adventure. Always ready to load up and head to try something new while dragging her family along with her. Whether we want to initially or not, we are always better off for tagging along on adventures with her— we always have the best times together. Many people see the fun-loving mother and wife, but I see all the intricacies that make her even more beautiful. She has the biggest heart of anyone that I know— she won’t hesitate to do whatever she can to help anyone in need, especially her family and friends. She’s the best mother to my son that I could ask for— always seeing the positive in any situation and using it as an educational moment. I’m truly blessed to be able to call her my wife and life partner— I wouldn’t want to go through life with anyone else beside me.
Seth and I met in highschool. We were just friends then, I was a senior and he was a sophomore. He often likes to remind me that I am older. We didn’t keep up with one another after highschool. We drifted our separate ways, but a few years after highschool, we ran into each other at a local park while walking our dogs. We started talking and began “walking our dogs” more and more often just to spend time together. He proposed in 2012 and we said “I do” in 2013. We honeymooned in Europe and when we got home we had the surprise of our son already being in my belly. Our marriage is something we both hold dear and find special. We communicate openly and choose each other daily. We are looking forward to being that old grumpy couple everyone else laughs at and adores.
Communication is key in all of life. You want something, speak it. You don’t want something, say no. Being able to speak up for yourself is vital, being able to speak up for others and those who don’t have a voice is brave. Being brave is something anyone can do. My simplest definition of being brave is something I tell my son all the time. When you know something is the right thing, or maybe you simply want to try something new you’ve never done; being brave is feeling those insecurities, fears, and doubts but doing the right thing or trying that new thing anyway. Communicate with those in your world and be brave everyday.
We are ok with an open adoption. I know this is a touchy subject for some, but we are open minded and would never turn down a discussion on the subject. We would want the birth mom to be open and honest with us with what she expects and we would do the same.