WAITING FAMILIES

Meet Some of Our Waiting Families

 Kyle and Gina [Married Since 1992]kyleandgina

Reasons for Wanting to Adopt:

Adoption has always been part of Kyle and Gina’s world because Kyle was adopted as an infant into a warm, secure, and loving home.  After Gina developed endometriosis and later required a hysterectomy, they wanted to create that sense of home for their child through adoption.

Family Activities:

Kyle and Gina love vacations in the mountains and at the beach.  They take day trips to the beach whenever they can.  Kyle enjoys photography, so he delights in the beauty of these places.  Gina likes to scrapbook and make jewelry.  She also does volunteer work.  They like to hike and snorkel while on vacation, work out together, work in the yard, and solve crossword puzzles together.


Rick and Sarah [Married Since 2001]

Reasons for Wanting to Adopt:

We have so much love to give a child and yearn to give that love to a child! We are excited to welcome a new child into our home.

Family Activities:

Visiting parks, hiking/walking, traveling, reading, gardening, watching movies, attending church & activities

 


Mark and Shelly [Married Since 2006]

Reasons for Wanting to Adopt:

“We love because He first loved us” (1 John 4:19) We were both sought out and found by a loving God and Savior. God’s abundant love in us has bloomed in our marriage and family. We love our three children dearly and would love to open our home to more children. We believe God’s heart is for the orphan. Our prayer is that God will use our family to glorify Himself through adoption.

Family Activities:

Our family loves the water! We spend our summer weekends at the beach, lake and grandma’s pool. During the other seasons, we enjoy playgrounds, library visits and exploring God’s creation together.


 Eric and Allison [Married Since 2006]

Reasons for Wanting to Adopt:

We want to expand our family and obey the command in James to care for orphans and love a child and teach them we are adopted in Christ.

Family Activities:

We love spending time with family and friends, often at our home for large gatherings. We love being outside, going to parks or taking walks. We travel often and love to explore new places. The beach is one of our favorite spots and we try to go several times throughout the year. We are very active in our church and in our community.


 Jim and Lauren [Married Since 2010]

Reasons for Wanting to Adopt:

First and foremost, we believe adoption is the clearest and most tangible way of illustrating what Jesus has already done for us. We have both always wanted a family and the Lord has very clearly put on our hearts a desire to care for His children in this way. We are excited for how He will bring us closer to Him through this process.

Family Activities: 

We love to travel and enjoy day trips to all parts of North Carolina and surrounding states. In our spare time, we are often playing games with friends, whether board games or sports. Though our families live mostly up north, we very much value our time with them – we love hosting them down in NC or going up to visit. Jim loves running, playing sports, reading, watching ACC sports, and listening to music. Lauren loves playing volleyball, baking, sewing, and volunteering with a local outreach ministry.


Chris and Jessica [Married Since 2010]

Reasons for Wanting to Adopt:

We have wanted to adopt for a long time. Our primary reason is because God, in love for us, adopted us into His family. We want to reflect that kind of love through our family. We really love children and long to start our family. When having  children didn’t happen naturally for us, we felt God was leading us to adoption a little sooner than we planned!

Family Activities: 

We love hiking and being outdoors with our dog. We also enjoy traveling, singing, eating good food and finding great coffee shops. We enjoy spending time with our friends and family.


Sean and Kelly [Married Since 2011]

Reasons for Wanting to Adopt:

We’ve always wanted children and found out due to infertility issues that it would not be likely for us. However, as we healed and prayed over the news, God began to reveal His plans for us. We began to research adoption online and what the Bible says too. God led us to this path and we are ecstatic!

Family Activities: 

We love to spend time together as well as with family and friends. We enjoy entertaining and cooking at home and for others. We like to vacation at the beach and mountains. We enjoy reading, gardening, serving and church work. We’ve enjoyed attending conferences together and spend time in the word together regularly.