WAITING FAMILIES

Meet Some of Our Waiting Families

 Rick & 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

 


Eric & 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.


Adam & Erin [Married Since 2006]

Reasons for Wanting to Adopt:

We have been trying to have a child since 2011 but God has not chosen to bless us with a biological one. Erin has been comfortable with this and has felt led to adoption for a few of years. Earlier in 2015, Adam began to feel the call toward adoption too. We have a lot of love to give and look forward to cuddling our new baby, watching him or her grow and passing on the knowledge & wisdom God has given us.

Family Activities:

We enjoy watching British murder mysteries, regularly attending church, spending time with family and friends, going to movies, attending live music performances at coffeehouses and visiting museums. Each year we attend the largest Celtic festival in the US. We also travel to the mountains in NY once or twice a year to vacation with our family & friends. We enjoy playing with our 6 nieces and nephews. 


John & Ashley [Married Since 2009]

Reasons for Wanting to Adopt:

Over the past few years, God has not just given us the desire to become parents, but He has made it unmistakably clear that He wants this desire to be fulfilled through adoption! Our hearts truly are overflowing with joy and excitement in anticipation of welcoming a child into our family, but more than that we are humbled to be able to experience and display the Gospel of adoption in such a tangible way. Just as God has chosen and loved us, became our eternal Father, and given us the gift of a new family and identity through Jesus, we desire to do the same. We have joyfully chosen adoption, and our hearts already love our child deeply, though we do not know them yet. Our name will be their name, our family will be their family, our home will be their home and we couldn’t be more excited.

Family Activities: 

We love spending time with family and friends, which most often translates to big dinners and sitting around a table for hours talking! We love being outside – walking, hiking, riding bikes, picnics, throwing the football, laying on a blanket reading – if it’s nice, you can expect to find us outside, enjoying it! We love to travel, visiting new places we’ve never been before. We love music – listening to it and going to concerts! We love to read. We love movies! John loves Clemson football, hunting and history & Ashley loves cooking, fashion and home decorating. We’re both deeply passionate about ministry, and are extremely active in our church.


Peter & Lia [Married Since 2009]

Reasons for Wanting to Adopt:

Adoption is close to our hearts. Both of us have always wanted a large family and had discussed adoption before we were married. Our plan was to conceive and to adopt, but God had other plans. We have family members on both sides who joined our families through adoption, and our five precious children came to us through the gift of adoption. We believe that our family is not yet complete, and we look forward to welcoming our newest child. 

Family Activities: 

As a homeschooling family, we have the flexibility to enjoy each other and to pursue the things that interest us. Peter’s job is family friendly, and he generally is able to be home every other Friday. Lia and the children belong to a homeschool community that meets weekly. Our children take gymnastics and play seasonal sports. Family activities include: music (we all play or are learning to play instruments), hiking, biking, camping, playing indoor games, swimming, walking downtown, traveling, church events, family dinners, homeschooling in community with other families, reading, learning, yard work, playing with our dogs, etc. We also enjoy field trips to the aquarium, the zoo, and various museums and local attractions. We do life together!