Amber & Ross

Hello! We’re Ross and Amber, and we thank you for checking out our profile. From the beginning of our marriage, Ross and I discussed adoption because we knew infertility was part of our family histories. Sure enough, we struggled to conceive, and now we know that God was planting the seed of adoption in our hearts before we even said, “I do.” Ross and I feel God has placed in our hearts a desire to parent a child in our happy, loving home. What can we tell you about us? We’ve been married for twelve terrific years. We met online and spent that first date at a bluegrass gospel brunch and then walking around a historic, Southern town, taking photographs of the architecture. Although we tried to take it slow, it wasn’t long before we realized what our friends and family already knew – we were perfect for each other! Ross and I are very easy-going and we like spending time together, just like on that first date. We love laughing together, and both sides of our family love being silly and having fun. Ross’s family are cat people, my family are dog people, but we still have so much in common! We have a home surrounded by nature, in the mountains, a short drive from a university town. We love enjoying our big backyard on cool summer nights with fireflies flitting through the trees. We enjoy hiking the many trails in our area and growing kitchen herbs and vegetables in containers on our deck. We live in one of the top school districts in the state, with playgrounds, parks, and rivers nearby for fun and adventure. Ross works as a librarian and Amber is a sixth-grade teacher. We grew up in loving families, and we are very close to our parents, siblings, nieces and nephew. We hope to provide a child with the kind of upbringing we had, with beach vacations, family movie nights with pizza or popcorn, sports or dance, school activities, music lessons, great educational options, and a strong Christian foundation through family prayer and devotions and participation in our church community. We hope this helps you get an idea about who we are and what we hope to offer a child. If we seem like a couple you’d like to know more about, we’d love to talk to you!

 

We are excited to welcome to our family a boy, girl, or twins (of any gender combination), birth to one year of age, through open, semi-open or closed adoption.

 
 
 

DEAR EXPECTANT MOTHER


Dear Expectant Parents, Hello, there! We are honored that you are here and reading about our journey to adoption. For both Ross and I, family has been the most important part of our lives, after our relationship with Christ. We desperately wanted to have children, and it was important to me to have children soon after we were married because Ross’s parents had no grandchildren, and his father was ill. When we couldn’t conceive, I tried fertility drugs, but during treatment I developed a life-threatening blood clot, which can be a side-effect of the fertility medication, and we had to make a decision whether to risk continuing with a treatment that could put my life in jeopardy, or to consider adoption as God’s path for our family. When we told our families we were adopting, we were surrounding with love and support from both our immediate and extended families. I know the child we adopt will be welcomed with open hearts and open arms. I, myself, was adopted by my stepfather, and I can attest that in our family, everyone belongs, and everyone is loved in equal measure. My mother even refuses to call my husband her “son-in-law” and simply calls him, “son.” While the circumstances won’t be identical, my own adoption gives me a unique perspective in raising a child through adoption, because I know some of the questions and feelings he or she might experience, and I have a model, through my mother, of how honesty and openness about adoption can help a child find answers about their birth family and their identity. Ross and I are excited about the possibility of open adoption, and we believe there is great promise in a child having connection and access to their birth family. Love is big and full, and we can love a great many people. While we believe open adoption is a wonderful path, we also understand and respect that you may want to maintain some distance and privacy, so we are also willing to agree to a semi-open or closed adoption. We also understand that your wishes may change over time, and we would respect and honor that, too. We know you are facing the hardest decision in your life right now, and we can’t begin to understand what you are going through, but if we are your choice, please know that your child would be a joy and blessing in our home, and he or she will be loved and cherished. It is humbling to know that our happiness and completeness as a family is due to the selfless sacrifice of others, and parenting your baby would be a gift and a privilege we will never take for granted. We hope this letter helps you to understand our hearts and intentions, and whether we would be a good fit for your child. We admire the strength and courage it takes as you make an adoption plan. We wish you God’s wisdom in making the right choice for the beautiful baby you are bringing into the world. Blessings to you! 

Amber & Ross

ABOUT AMBER


Job Description
Teacher

Education
B.A. - Elementary Education (K-8)

Hobbies
Writing, hiking, cooking, gardening, travel, reading, and singing

Number of Children
0

Church Denomination
Eastern Orthodox Christian (Greek Orthodox)

 

ABOUT ROSS


Job Description
Librarian

Education
B.A. - Religious Studies; M.L.S (Master of Library Science); Theology Diploma

Hobbies
Reading, hiking, nature photography, comedy connoisseur, music, and travel

Number of Children
0

Church Denomination
Eastern Orthodox Christian (Greek Orthodox)