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.


Russell and Angela [Married Since 2001]RussellandAngela

Reason for Wanting to Adopt:

We struggled for eight years to have our first child. Both of us have always wanted a larger family and we feel this is the way the Lord has called us to expand it.

Family Activities:

Camping, hiking, reading, church functions/activities/studies, skiing, baseball, endurance events.


 Justin and Leeann [Married Since 2004]

Reasons for Wanting to Adopt:Justin & Leeann

We have always wanted a big family from the time we started dating.  It was not easy for us to have our three children: they truly are a blessing from God.  We have always wanted to adopt, but we didn’t realize it would be laid on our hearts this soon.  We believe God has put this desire in our hearts now because there is a perfect child that needs us as much as we need him or her.

Family Activities:

We love being outside, going to the beach, camping, and having bonfires.  We enjoy having family from out of town visit, and we love to entertain.  On Friday nights we have Family Fun Night – pizza and movies on the couch!


Steve and Connie [Married Since 2006]

Reasons for Wanting to Adopt:

All throughout our marriage we have desired to have children with whom we could share our love and happiness. Even though we have been unable to have children on our own, we have always wanted to adopt. We have several friends and family who have adopted or who have been adopted themselves, so we’ve witnessed the beauty and value of that decision. We look forward to playing at the park, cuddling on the couch, and reading bedtime stories with a little one!

Family Activities:

We enjoy hosting friends and family in our home, whether for food, and laughter or for a place to rest. We are actively involved in our local church, serving in ministries for a variety of ages. We love to travel and explore new places because it connects us with different cultures. For recreation, we like to play games or sports, relax at the beach, read or take nature walks with our dog, Daisy.


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.


Chris and Laura [Married Since 2007]

Reasons for Wanting to Adopt:

We knew before we got married that Laura would be unable to have a biological child. With great joy, we adopted our son in 2012, and we are excited to add another child to our family through adoption. Aaron is going to be a great big brother!

Family Activities:

We love spending time outdoors and going for long walks as a family. Every Saturday, Chris and Aaron go to one of the local parks and get some father/son time. Afterwards, we all go to Bojangles’ for lunch, which has been a tradition since before we got married. While Chris is working, Laura and Aaron enjoy visiting the library, attending play dates with friends, and going to community Bible Study. We also take annual trips to the beach and mountains with our extended family. We truly cherish these times where we can all be together.


 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.