Mike & Allison


Hello.

We are so excited to take a moment to introduce our family to you.

We are Mike and Allison Avery and we have been married for 22 years. We met while in college, started dating, and were engaged and married shortly after graduation. In God's goodness he fit us together as husband and wife, best friends, and teammates in life and ministry.

Mike has spent the last 23 years in youth and children's ministry where Allison has been his constant partner and complement in ministry. We currently serve our church in the area of family ministry which has always been our passion. We believe there is no greater call on our life than to teach, nurture, train and raise children as the Bible says, "in the way they should go".

Speaking of children, we have 4 biological children: Alissa (19), Katie and Meg (17) and John (14). These precious gifts from God have opened our hearts to know what it is to pour out unending love, care and affection on others. Raising our biological children together has been one of our greatest joys in all of life. And it gets even better. God has called us (not just 'mom and dad', but our 4 kids as well) to grow our family through the miracle of adoption. We know that what God calls us to do, He will be faithful to equip us to do - and we are certain that He has a wonderful plan to bring exactly the right baby into our home to be loved, cared for and cherished by his new family, the Avery family.

We welcome a newborn boy through open, semi-open or closed adoption.

 
 
 

DEAR EXPECTANT MOTHER


Dear Expectant Mother,

We do not know you yet, but we want you to know we have been praying for you and for this baby that you are choosing to give the gift of life. We are so thankful for you and the God-honoring decision you have made to put this precious child's life and care above that of anything else. Your love and sacrifice on behalf of this child is beautiful, especially while you yourself may be going through difficult circumstances. We continue to pray that God will be so gracious to overwhelm you with peace during this time in your life. We believe God is calling our family to partner with an expectant mother like you to love and care for a child.

Our entire family could not be more excited about welcoming a precious baby into our home. We have a tremendous wealth of love and care to share with the baby God places in our home. Our 4 teenagers have prayed for years that we would have the opportunity to adopt a baby into our family, and the Lord has been faithful to answer those prayers. The sweet baby that will become one of us will never want for attention or love! He will be delighted in daily and given wonderful care and support, not only by our family, but by our amazing friends and church community as well.

Whether you believe our family is the right fit for you and this precious baby or not, please know that we think your courage to choose adoption is an absolutely amazing thing! We pray God's very best for you as you make this decision.

Mike & Allison

 

ABOUT MIKE


Job Description
Minister of Children and Youth

Education
BA in Communication; Masters of Divinity

Hobbies
All sports, especially basketball and football. Hunting, fishing and most outdoor activities. Vacationing at the beach with my family is always a highlight.

Number of Children
4

Church Denomination
Baptist

 

ABOUT ALLISON


Job Description
Stay-at-home Mom and Teacher

Education
BS in Psychology, K-5 Certification, Minor in Spanish

Hobbies
Reading, playing games with friends, going to yard sales, crafting. Beach trips are also always a highlight.

Number of Children
4

Church Denomination
Baptist