Zack & Kelley
We are Zack and Kelley and we have been doing life together for 25 years. We met in college when Kelley was a sophomore and Zack was a freshman. We dated for 3 years, got engaged and were married a week after graduation. The night we met, Zack called his mom to tell her that he had met the girl that he was going to marry. We began our relationship with a very strong friendship that God quickly showed us would be more than friends. We were so thankful to have found each other and continue to be grateful for the way that we complement each other.
Our 21 years of marriage have been filled with a lot of learning and growing. We have learned to love better, grown closer to each other and God, enjoy life by keeping things in perspective, surround ourselves with support in areas where we know that we need encouragement, and use our gifts to support others. We have 4 biological children: Hayden, age 17, Coleman, age 15, Jacob, age 12 and Mary, age 8. Our family values relationships and community which is why our church is a huge part of our lives. We enjoy doing things as a family and being together. We prioritize the interests of each member of our family, and very often travel as a family to support each other. Whether it’s basketball games, dance recitals, music performances, going places together or any other interests, we show our support as a family. Our children love other children outside of our family and are sought out by parents of younger children to care for them and be part of their lives. For many years, each of our children have asked about and prayed for our family to adopt. We are not a perfect family, but we are a family who is ready with lots of open arms to welcome a child into our home and show them the unconditional love that we have to give.
About Zack From Kelley
Zack is so very gracious, kind and a man who is stable and steady. He loves our family, is a very present dad who works hard to provide. He never allows his interests or work to interfere with the most important people in his life. Zack’s easy-going personality has a calming effect on our family. He is teachable and always working to grow in his relationship with God. Zack is wise in his words and does such a wonderful job in leadership roles where he leads other men and families within our church. He enjoys spending time with our family and friends, being outside, coaching our children’s teams, playing and watching sports, going on annual family vacations, reading and relaxing when he has opportunities.
About Kelley From Zack
Kelley is a strong, driven woman who is devoted to loving our family well. She loves people and is committed to developing deep relationships with those in her life. She is faithful and trustworthy, and she is dedicated to growing closer to God while continually seeking knowledge and wisdom to deepen her spiritual walk. Kelley’s passion and energy enable her to manage our household and school our children successfully while juggling the demands that come along with such great responsibility. She loves to care for others and be involved in the lives of those around her. Kelley enjoys exercising, decorating, drinking a good cup of coffee, being outside, and spending time with family and friends.
We welcome a girl, or twins (if one is a girl), newborn to one year, through open, semi-open or closed adoption.
DEAR EXPECTANT MOTHER
We have such a deep admiration and respect for you. We are thankful that you have chosen to explore adoption as an option for your child and that you have found the courage to entrust another family with the precious life that God allowed to grow in you. As parents of four biological children, we know that you have experienced changes in your heart, mind and body that will be lasting memories of that precious life. Life is a gift that you chose for your child and we value you highly as a woman for choosing life. Our intention is to always allow your child to know how important you are to us and to give them opportunities to know you and their family history. We will never minimize your love for them or represent you as anything other than worthy of their love and attention. You are worthy of nothing less.
We recognize that being parents does not mean that every child should be parented the same, as our biological children have individual needs and wants. Your child will be unique to us because we believe that every child is uniquely created by God. We promise to give your child a life of opportunities based on his or her individual interests and talents.
It is important that you know a very special part of our story and why we feel that adoption is something that we are certain is part of God’s plan for our family. Our oldest son, who is now 17, began praying that we would adopt when he was eight years old. Our other sons and daughter have also prayed that we would adopt. It is not only our hearts to be there for you and your child, but also the hearts of our children. After many years of praying and exploring options of what adoption might look like for our family, we believe that now is the time for our family to welcome a child into our home and hearts through adoption.
We are praying for you and your child and your journey. We pray for your heart to have peace and confidence in choosing the family that you will entrust with the most precious gift of life. Thank you for taking the time to read about us and our family!
With Deep Gratitude,
Zack and Kelley
BA Communication from NC State
Exercising, decorating, drinking a good cup of coffee, being outside, and spending time with family and friends
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BA Psychology from NC State
Spending time with our family and friends, being outside, coaching our children’s teams, playing and watching sports, going on annual family vacations, reading and relaxing
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