To potential expectant parents who are considering adoption:
It is a pleasure to virtually meet you! First and foremost, we want you to know that we have been and will continue to be praying for you as you navigate your pregnancy and determine the best path for you and your unborn child. Our prayer for you is that regardless of what you decide that you have clarity and are overcome with a sense of overwhelming peace and comfort throughout your journey. We hope that as you look through profiles and explore adoption that you feel the Lord’s love and admiration for you as adoption is one the most selfless acts an expectant mother can choose for their unborn son or daughter. We can’t even begin to imagine what you are going through but want you to know that you are surrounded in prayer and the Lord’s love during this time.
We believe that the Lord is good and can take any situation or “lemons” and make a beautiful “lemonade”. It sounds “cliché” but we have seen it happen throughout our lives time and time again. We always knew we wanted to adopt but had previously thought that it might be after starting a biological family of our own. This past year, the Lord highlighted adoption as the way to start our family rather than as a way of completing it. Although this path is different than what we had initially planned, God has been faithful in transforming it into something beautiful.
It’s possible that the same may be true for you and your story. We want to offer encouragement to you that no matter what has happened or will happen in the future, if you trust God with it all, He has a way of creating something beautiful. We would be honored to meet you and discuss your adoption journey with you. If we don’t get the pleasure of meeting you, know that we are praying for you throughout your pregnancy and beyond. We hope that God highlights a path for you that is ultimately the best for you and your family. May He provide you with peace, comfort and love all along the way.
Greg & Alysha
Who we are as a family:
We have kept ourselves busy through the first five years of our marriage. The majority of our free time is spent with our small group friends, playing with our nieces and nephews, or doing things with our dog, Teddy. We enjoy spending quality time together whether it be going out to dinner or making dinner together, going on walks, or playing games. Family is very important to us and we routinely find ourselves over at our parents’ house for dinner, spontaneous get togethers and game nights. We also enjoy traveling and are always up for exploring new areas. We’ve done a variety of stay-cations, trips up north, explored many states, and have also taken a few trips out of the country together.
Alysha is a nurse in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and has been there for five years. She is also currently in school working on a Doctorate of Nursing Practice to be a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She enjoys date nights/days, spending time with friends, reading, doing crafts and watching movies.
Greg is a tax accountant and has been at his current firm for six years. He enjoys watching sports, playing soccer, going on runs with Teddy, playing board and video games with friends and doing projects around the house.
Our views on openness in adoption:
We would love to have an open adoption. Our heart is to have a relationship with you and your family. We believe that having an open relationship is ultimately in the best interest of our child and can also be beneficial for everyone involved. We know that this may not always be easy, but we would love to work with you to cultivate a relationship centered around love for our child and built on trust, respect, and open communication. Openness can look different for each person. That being said, we would like to talk with you about your needs and expectations around open adoption and find something that works for all of us.