To potential expectant parents who are considering adoption:
We humbly thank you for taking the time to learn about our family. Our hearts are with and for you on your journey. We hope that God will strengthen and encourage you and that he will provide peace and clarity in your decision. We’ve seen God move in the highs and lows of our own lives and we are praying God will meet you as you make your decision about the future of this precious child you are carrying. We pray you will have joy and peace knowing you’ve made the right choice.
Who we are as a family:
Noah was born in 2018. We were honored to become his parents through adoption. He is biracial, white and African American. Noah is adventurous, determined, and caring. He loves to play outside on the swing set, roll along in one of his many (many!) cars, or ride his strider bike. While inside Noah enjoys readings books as well as a good pillow fight. Dana is a pastor and he has a huge heart to serve others. He also has deep love for his family. Artena is a software engineer and likes her job because it’s like solving puzzles. She really loves being a mom and spending time with Noah. We have a small dog named Beniah who loves to join us in whatever we are doing. Our days are filled with time together eating family meals, playing/exploring outside, doing work projects, reading books, and deep belly laughs.
While we enjoy travel and experiencing new places we also savor the simple delights of home. We moved to the countryside this spring and have discovered a wild world of birds, bugs, beautiful rocks, changing seasons, and fun new animals to watch right from our house. We keep a few farm cats and a little flock of chickens. Our home is peaceful, spacious, and full of fun.
Our views on openness in adoption:
Openness is a great way to share updates, discuss quirks, and enable an adopted child to explore their birth story. We have an open relationship with our son’s birth-mother. It has been a delight to share updates, discuss the wonderful qualities of our child, and watch that relationship grow. There is great joy in surrounding Noah in love and having his birth-mother be a part of his life!
We are open to emails, texts, photos, and visits. Knowing that every adoption is unique and that openness is a personal decision we look forward to creating a plan that will be best for our child and our child’s birth family.