Hello... We are Ryan and Bonita, from central Alabama. Although we do not know you, yet we have thought about you many times since we have been praying for an adoption. We give our heartfelt love and support to you as you make this important decision. We imagine that you may have some mixed feelings and emotions regarding this, and while we cannot make them all disappear; we CAN tell you that we offer our true, genuine love for a baby and a happy home for children to grow up in, secure in our love.
Now for a little more about us...we have been married for 13 years. We met in Florida volunteering on cleanup work after Hurricane Ivan. Our acquaintance grew into a friendship during the following years, and in October of 2005 we were married in a very special ceremony with many family and friends present. We are best friends and have a great time just being together! ~ Bonita is a loving, friendly and positive person. She is a stay-at-home mom, and enjoys experiencing all the children's milestones firsthand! Bonita does the book work for our farming business and volunteers at the local library. ~ Ryan is even-natured, gentle and compassionate. He is a wonderful daddy to our girls and puts his home and family first. He works hard and provides well for us as a family. He enjoys hiking in the mountains, backpacking and fishing.
Our daughter, Caleigh, was born in 2010. We were so excited to be parents but then after several years of doctoring and prayers as we were unable to have another child, we felt led to grow our family through adoption. We are so thankful that in March of 2015 we were able to adopt a little girl, Rayna Claire. Her adoption has been a great blessing and a most beautiful answer to our prayers for another baby. We were planning to adopt again but God had another plan. Ella was a welcome surprise, arriving in May, 2017. She is truly a joy and lively addition to our home!
Our adoption journey has been amazing! Rayna's birth mother has a special place in our hearts and lives. We love her for who she is and for the incredible gift she placed in our arms. We have a great relationship with her, sharing photos and updates of Rayna, along with texts, skype and emails.
We are blessed with three precious daughters and thank God for them each day! But as we have always dreamed of having more children in our family, we began to pray for another baby to adopt. We realize that to become parents again through the miracle of adoption is a gift we are unworthy of, yet deeply grateful for. So this brings us into contact with you and we hope you can feel our honest care and concern for you and your child. We want what is best for you both. Adoption has always been a positive part of our lives as we both have close family relation that are adopted.
We have a strong faith in God and are very thankful for his blessings to us. We are active in our church and have many wonderful and supportive friends there. We stay involved in Caleigh's school and are dedicated to giving our children a good education. We enjoy a simple lifestyle and find rich fulfillment and contentment in serving God and our fellowmen. Our wish is to convey God's love and the grace he gives to all of us each day. May God be with you and bless you in your decision.
Sincerely, Ryan & Bonita