Celia & Dave


Our journey as a family began in 2003, when we were married at the beach. On a little dock in a marshy inlet, we made our commitment to each other before God. Along with our closest friends and family, and beautiful water in the background, we began our journey. Our wedding, though 14 years ago, still speaks clearly to who we are. We value our relationship with the Lord, each other, our family and friends immensely. We love to be outdoors, we are laid back, and enjoy an adventure. We are crazy about our kiddos, and are amazed by their unique personalities, strengths, and gifts. We have always had a heart for adoption, believing that we ourselves have been adopted into the family of our God and Father through his son Jesus. We brought home our youngest son through adoption in 2016, and as soon as his adoption was finalized, we began preparing to start the process again. We look forward to meeting the newest member of our family!

We welcome a boy, girl, or twins (of any gender combination), newborn to 18 months, through open, semi-open or closed adoption.

 
 
 

DEAR EXPECTANT MOTHER


First of all, we want you to know that you are loved. You are loved by our God and Father, who has "fearfully and wonderfully" made you; every part of you. You will be loved by us, and we commit to growing in that love for you as we get to know you more! Your experience, your journey, and your emotions are not lost on us. Life is difficult and complicated and this will forever be a piece of your story. But you are *loved*, and will be loved, through it all. You will be loved by your precious baby, and we promise to help your baby come to a healthy and loving understanding of who you are! We want you to know that we pray regularly for our ability as parents. We are not perfect, but we love our children! If your baby becomes the next member of our family, we will love this child as we love the children already in our home. We have learned in parenting five children how beautifully different God makes each one, and how much room we have in our hearts to love more! We want you to know that our heart has always been to adopt at least two children, so that two members of our family have a similar story, and a shared experience. Finally, we want the decision you make to be what is right for you and your baby. Adoption is both a beautiful and painful process, and we are gladly willing to walk the path with you, but want that choice to be fully yours. If you decide our family is the right choice for you and your baby, we would be honored and thrilled! 

Sincerely,
Dave & Celia

 

ABOUT CELIA


Job Description
Currently at home with the kids

Education
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Masters in School Counseling

Hobbies
Gardening, reading, spending time with the family, running, languages, international studies, anything outdoors, cooking, Tarheel Basketball

Number of Children
5

Church Denomination
Presbyterian

 

ABOUT DAVE


Job Description
Pastor

Education
Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Masters of Divinity

Hobbies
Reading, running, anything outdoors, spending time with the family, Carolina Panthers, Tarheel Basketball, grilling

Number of Children
5

Church Denomination
Presbyterian