Dear Expectant Mother,
I hope you feel through our words how much respect and admiration we have for you. Adoption is a word that carries a lot of weight, and brings so many emotions from everyone involved. We understand that your journey to this point has not been an easy one. Please know we are so grateful that you are taking the time to get to know us!
Henderson and I met in college and hit it off due to a shared love of animals, the outdoors, and Clemson. All of our friends said we couldn’t stop smiling when the other was around, so we decided to give it a go. We got married in 2012 after dating for 3 years. We live on a small farm in South Carolina where our horses, dogs, chickens and honeybees keep us busy! I work as a registered nurse at the hospital and Henderson teaches Agricultural Education at one of the local high schools. We enjoy spending time together outside loving on our dogs, riding our horses, beekeeping, working on our farm, and spending time with our family and friends. We also love taking trips to different beach spots whenever we are able.
We are blessed to have great relationships with both of our extended families. We talk with them several times a week and live in the same town as my parents and one of my sisters. My mom is retired and was able to take care my nephew and niece until they started school while my sister and brother in law continued working. She can’t wait for another grandbaby to care for! We enjoy taking trips to visit Henderson’s family a couple of hours from us in South Carolina and also in Tennessee. We are members at a Baptist church where we are active in our Sunday school class, weekly activities, and serve on different committees. Both our extended families and church families have been so supportive of our wish to adopt, and can’t wait to have another little one to love on at family gatherings, family trips, in the nursery and at church events.
We were led to adoption due to infertility. When we were unable to have a child, we knew adoption was the choice for us. I have 2 cousins who were adopted, which has allowed both of us to see adoption for the beautiful gift it is for all involved. We are so excited to be able to start our family by adopting a child who will be forever and unconditionally loved. We hope you will agree to share in this journey in some way with us, and wish you peace as you continue.
Ellison & Henderson