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Domestic Adoption

HelloWinnie the Poohs creator A. A. Milne said "You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." You may now be facing the most difficult decisions of your life but trust that you will have the courage, strength, and intelligence to do what is best for you and your baby.

Jeff and I met in the fall of 2010, while we were working together at a restaurant where we bonded over our love of music, passion for food, and shared values. After many home cooked meals, late night conversations, and hilarious karaoke nights we married in the fall of 2013. Surrounded by family and friends we had a simple but elegant wedding in my hometown church.

Jeff is a breakfast restaurant manager and I am a manager at a car rental company. With our evenings free we enjoy spending time at our home playing games, crafting, and cooking. When we have a few days we visit nearby family. Occasionally we go out of town to enjoy racing go-karts, playing mini-golf, and my favorite part shopping! We live in family-oriented neighborhood with parks in walking distance and nearby schools. Both of us agree that everything we enjoy doing will be even greater when we have a child to share these experiences with. With both of us working full-time we will seek out an in-home child care provider part-time. Diana's off days are Saturday/Sunday and Jeff's are sometime during the week so that we will only need 3 days of child care. It is important to us to provide a stable environment for our family and for each of us to be equal care providers with as little help as possible.

Although we wanted and planned to have a family, less than a year after being married we found out I had cancer. The treatment was completely successful with no chance of reoccurrence. This has left it impossible for me to carry a child. We decided bringing a child into our family through adoption is right for us. Our families and close friends are thrilled about this process and potential addition to our family. Between us we have 4 nephews. We have watched the challenges our siblings and friends have with their children, yet also we see the overwhelming joy that makes raising a child a blessing. Our delightful mixture of friends that has provided us with opportunities to experience customs and cultures outside of our own. We plan to integrate our culture with the background of our child so that they may have a stable base of customs and traditions, should there be any differences.

We can only imagine how difficult this must be for you, as you continue to prepare to make a decision, we want you to know that we are thinking of you and praying for you even now. We are open to developing an ongoing relationship to your comfort level.  Above all, know that we care about both you and your unborn child - and your future - whatever path you choose.

Diana & Jeff

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