Our names are Adam and Coriell. We are a couple in our later 30’s/early 40’s. We have two amazing children, Cade and Adeline who are 8, and we live in a great city in Alabama. We also have two old, lazy, but loving Basset Hounds Archie and Ginger.
The fact that we have two children may make you wonder why we would want to adopt. However, this plan has been 25 years in the making! We have always been passionate about adoption both personally and in our community and are beyond excited that we have finally begun this adventure to add to our family with a precious child.
We would love to tell you about our extended family, who are ready to surround this child with so much love and support. Our church family is beyond amazing and has been praying for us, our future child, and our child’s birth family. We have been blessed to experience the incredible love all of our family and friends have shown. Our children are eagerly looking forward to the child we adopt and have lovingly named that child “Number 3” in their prayers.
We believe that we can provide the types of things that expected parents might dream of for their child: a stable and loving home, a protective big brother and loving big sister, a strong supportive church family, financial security, and educational opportunities. We pray that when you do chose a family to raise your child, you will feel a sense of peace, knowing that your child is loved and is thriving and that you made the right decision.
There are so many feelings that we want to share with you. The first is gratitude for allowing us the opportunity to tell you about ourselves and our family. Compassion, because we realize that you are in the middle of making some of the most difficult and heart-wrenching decisions of your life. Hope, both for your future and the future of your child, whatever choice you make. And most importantly, love – for each other, for you as a child of God, and for the child we someday hope to adopt. We hope you can get a sense of these feelings through this book.
We cannot tell you if we are the right parents for your baby; that is for you alone to decide. What we can do is make a promise that we will give this child a warm, happy and secure life, filled with friends and family who are looking forward to giving this child all of their love and support. We promise to celebrate you every year on your birthday. We promise to celebrate and honor your child’s ethnicity and culture. We promise to love this child unconditionally and with all of our hearts, thanking God every day for the blessing of raising this precious child.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and for considering us as parents for your child. We’ve been praying for a long time for our future child. We hope we have given you a glimpse of who we really are and how honored we would be to welcome a child into our family. Please know that regardless of your choice, we will continue to pray for a wonderful future for you and your precious child.
Adam and Coriell