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Tory and Amy

Dear Friend,

Thank you so much for taking the time to learn more about us. We want you to know how much love and respect we feel for you. We pray for you daily that you would have the strength and the courage you need as you journey through this process.

More than anything we want you to know that we will love your child with all our hearts. We will devote our lives to caring for them. We will raise them to know of your unconditional love. Perhaps there is no greater sign of love then the sacrifices you are making.

Thank you again for taking the time to get to know us a little better. We are praying for you and your precious child.

Blessings,

Tory and Amy

ABOUT US

Our relationship began as we developed a close friendship. As our friendship grew, so did our love for one another. We dated for two years before getting married. After being married for two years, we were ready to start our family. The following year we welcomed our precious daughter Abby into our lives.

(From Amy:)

Tory has very strong values that guide every step of his life. He is a very kind and compassionate person and LOTS of fun. Tory has a spirit of happiness and joy that immediately draws people to him.  He loves people and loves helping others. He is my best friend, my encourager and the love of my life. Tory is a devoted Christian and leads our family in a way that would bring much honor and glory to God. Tory has been blessed with a successful business where he is a co-owner. He also enjoys the occasional opportunity to play golf. Family is very important to Tory. He comes from a wonderful family with six sisters and one brother. Adoption has always been a part of his life as three of his siblings were adopted as infants. Tory is a wonderful husband and father and I’m so thankful God placed him in my life!

(From Tory:)

Amy is genuinely one of the kindest most compassionate people that I know; she is my best friend. Amy is a person that I could immediately trust and discuss anything with. She comes from a Christian family where she is one of three girls. Amy has a passion and love for helping people.  She enjoys volunteering in our church and in Abby’s school.  Without question, her main priority is being a mother. We have been blessed that she can be a stay at home mom. I feel very fortunate that God placed Amy in my life.  She is one of the most caring people I know. She will do anything for anyone always putting his or her needs ahead of her own. With faith as her guide, she has touched many lives. To state it simply, my wife is amazing.

(From Tory and Amy:)

Abby is one of the happiest children you can ever meet. She has a contagious love for life. She also has a sincere love for people. She is so kind-hearted and genuinely loves to help others. She has impacted so many lives, including ours. It is her heart’s desire to have a sibling and we know that she will be the best big sister ever!

OUR HOME/COMMUNITY

We live in a very natural setting. Our home sits in the middle of the woods with plenty of room to run and play. Our home is in a very private and safe location. We desire of our home to be a very welcoming and peaceful place. We live in a wonderful community with great friends and church family. We love our small town and the closeness we feel within the community.

FAMILY ACTIVITES/TRADITIONS

We love and put great emphasis on simply spending time together. Our favorite day might consist of lots of playing outside, a little family bike ride, fishing, grilling out for dinner and topped off with a family game night! We simply just love spending time together as a family.

We have lots of extended family which makes our time together a lot of fun. Between both of our families we have twenty-three nieces and nephews. Our families are so important to us and we love having the opportunity to spend time with them.

OUR ADOPTION JOURNEY    

After four years of marriage we were blessed with Abby, our only child.  The first two years of her life were very difficult because she had a heart defect and required open heart surgery.  As a result of many answered prayers, Abby’s health concerns are all behind us.  She is now twelve years old and completely healthy.  Abby is such a loving child and it is her heart’s desire to have a brother or a sister.  After the birth of Abby, we experienced some complications resulting in infertility.  It is our prayer and heart’s desire that God will allow our family to grow through adoption.

A little more about us….

  ADOPTIVE FATHER ADOPTIVE MOTHER
Occupation Business Owner-Freight Broker Stay at home mom
Education Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration
Favorite Hobby Golfing and Family Time Family Time
Favorite Food Lasagna Homemade chili
Favorite Dessert Chocolate Cake Cheesecake
Favorite Holiday Christmas Christmas
Favorite Movie Men of Honor or Rudy The Notebook
Favorite TV Show Chicago Fire HGTV
Favorite Music Artist/Group Chris Tomlin Kari Jobe & Chris Tomlin
Favorite Vacation Spot Chicago Disney World & Chicago

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