Andy & Emily


Hello, and thank you for taking the time to read about us! We met when we were just 16 years old. Andy and his best friend had a band, and through mutual friends Emily joined as their bass guitar player. After a few months of friendship (and a couple of terrible music gigs) we began dating. We were married after college in 2010, and began our lives together in North Carolina, where Andy works as an engineer and Emily as a nanny. Being married to your high school sweetheart has its advantages - first and foremost, we are best friends. We've been through so much together and can't imagine life without the other. Now we can't wait to take the next step together and start a family!

One of the best things about our life together is the community we have surrounding us. We are part of an amazing church family where we are very involved and have made wonderful and supportive friends. Both of us play on the worship team, serve as leaders in the high school youth group, and are part of a lifegroup that meets weekly.

We enjoy spending time with friends, traveling to visit family, Cleveland sports, vacationing at the lake, and hanging with our dog, Chandler.  One of our biggest passions is music, which instantly connected us when we first met. We still play regularly as well as enjoy going to live shows and concerts.  We are very excited to one day share the joys of music with our children. We also quickly connected by realizing our shared desire to one day adopt. We are excited to grow our family by responding to that call.

We welcome a boy or girl, newborn to two years old, through open, semi-open or closed adoption.

 
 
 

DEAR EXPECTANT MOTHER


Dear Expectant Parent,

We can’t begin to comprehend the heartache and confusion you are experiencing and appreciate the difficult, selfless decision you as an expectant parent have to make. Our hope and prayer is that you find a loving family for your child. We feel honored that you would read about our lives and the environment we hope to provide for our future children.

From the start of our lives together we desired to grow our family through adoption. Even before we met we knew individually that we wanted to adopt. As a teenager, Emily took part in missionary projects in the Dominican Republic and saw the importance of and need for adoption internationally.

Andy was raised in a broken home and knew when he grew up he would want to help kids that went through the struggles that he endured. Both our lives have been touched by adoption - extended family members, friends, people in our church family - we’ve seen the blessing that adoption can be. We hope to someday be blessed to grow our family through adoption.

With love,

Andy & Emily

ABOUT EMILY


Job Description
Nanny

Education
B.A Business Administration

Hobbies
Spending time with friends, playing and listen to music, eating good food

Number of Children
0

Church Denomination
Non-denominational

 

ABOUT ANDY


Job Description
Engineer

Education
B.S. Electrical Engineering

Hobbies
Playing music (guitar and drums), playing sports (soccer, basketball, softball), video games

Number of Children
0

Church Denomination
Non-denominational