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Corey and Dana

Hello friend,

We are Corey and Dana. Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know us. We know this is the biggest decision you will ever make. You are very brave for choosing to give life to your child. We have spent so many years praying for God to send us the child He wants us to have, and we believe He has a plan greater than we could even imagine. That’s why we don’t think it’s just by chance that you stopped on our profile. Please know that if you choose to place your child with us that they will never go a day without knowing beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are truly loved. We promise to protect them and always be there for them no matter what life throws their way. They will grow up understanding what a Godly, loving relationship is supposed to look like because we are truly in love with each other and have been for over 20 years. We make each other our main priority next to God and promise to do the same with our child. You will never have to worry because you will always be spoken of with the greatest respect in our home. Your child will know how much you love them and what a selfless thing you did for them. We are praying for you. God bless you.

ABOUT US

We have been married for 13 years but have been together for over 20 years. Corey and I met when we were both 16 years old at a high school basketball game where our two schools were rivals. Shortly after that we were set up on a date by two of our friends. I guess you could say we grew up together. We really are best friends. We have been through the really great times in life and the not so great. Through it all we are there for each other no matter what. We have similar senses of humor and look forward to spending time together. Normally we can look at each other and know what the other is thinking. We have had a lot of adventures together, but we both have always had an ache in our hearts to be parents. We want that to be our next and greatest adventure. I know by the way we love each other that we will no doubt love our child with that same kind of devotion.

OUR HOME/COMMUNITY

We live out in the country on land that Dana’s grandparents gave us. We have family members on each side of us and across the road. Our house is a cozy 3 bedroom and 2½ bath with a big backyard. We love riding our 4-wheeler, fishing, and taking long walks. Dana’s grandfather is a farmer, so there is never a shortage of animals around (which we love). We can’t wait to share our home and life with our sweet little one.

FAMILY ACTIVITES/TRADITIONS

We love being outdoors whenever the weather permits. On a normal weekend, we spend at least one night with Dana’s side of the family cooking out and playing with the kids. On Sundays after church, we usually eat lunch with Corey’s parents.  We try to go the beach every summer.

We do birthdays BIG! Something we have always done since we’ve been married is birthday weeks. If it’s your birthday, you get the week. That means you get to pick what we have for supper every night, and if there is something special you would like to do, we do it. Both sides of our families also have a birthday dinner for each and every member of the family. So we take birthdays very seriously. They are always a lot of fun. For the 4th of July and New Year’s Eve, we get together to eat (of course) with the family and shoot fireworks. We love, love, love Christmas! Corey and I have some Christmas movies we don’t miss. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the cartoon one), Elf and Christmas Vacation are a few. We probably go overboard decorating, but we love it. Halloween is probably Corey’s favorite time of year, and he puts a lot of effort and thought into his costume every year. Yes, we do costumes and have a little get together with our family. We like to see what everybody comes up with. We all spend a lot of time laughing. The kids love it.

OUR ADOPTION JOURNEY    

When we got married, we spent about three years just being together before we tried to have children. As you might have guessed, that didn’t go the way we thought it would. We spent about 10 years trying with only heartache to show for it in the end. We prayed for years for God to bless us with children.  We believe that for our whole lives, He has always had a specific plan. One of my favorite things about God is that His ways are higher than our ways. We now know that He had a perfect plan for how to bring children into our lives. We believe He’s had a child handpicked all along for us, and we are so excited to meet that sweet baby. We have had a lot of wonderful years together and are ready to commit to the rest of our lives with our new little buddy.

A little more about us….

 

  ADOPTIVE FATHER ADOPTIVE MOTHER
Occupation Bank Facilities Manager Deputy Tax Collector
Education Associate’s Degree Cosmetology Degree
Favorite Hobby Riding 4-wheelers, flag football, fantasy football Baking, spending time with Corey and family
Favorite Food Cheeseburgers Anything Italian
Favorite Dessert Homemade chocolate chip cookies, caramel pie Warm brownies with vanilla ice cream
Favorite Holiday Halloween Christmas
Favorite Movie Christmas Vacation Gone With the Wind, Pride and Prejudice
Favorite TV Show “The Office” “The Goldbergs”
Favorite Music Artist/Group Led Zeppelin / Hillsong United Hillsong United / Bethel Music /80s pop
Favorite Vacation Spot The beach The beach