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Larken and Lindsay

Adoptive Family’s first names:  Lindsay & Larken

Dear Expectant Mother,

Thank you for choosing life! You are so brave. If you pick us to parent your child, he or she will be joyfully welcomed into our close-knit family and gain 3 sisters! We want your child to know about you & we will faithfully update you on their life. If there’s anything you want your child to experience, know or learn in life with us please tell us and we’ll do our best to honor that!

Parenting is not new to us and we will give it our all as your child’s parents. We plan to give him or her lots of laughter! We chase each other through the house, we tickle and play hide-and-seek, we dance theatrically in the kitchen to movie soundtracks. We are on-the-go, always seeing what we can be involved in next!

We help with homework & school projects, stay up all night with sick children and we cuddle every chance we get! We hang school artwork on the fridge! We sings songs to the kids as they fall asleep. We write them letters on each birthday so they know how much they were loved all along the way!

Your child will be adored, protected, well-educated, listened to, encouraged, prayed over, taken to church, celebrated by immediate & extended family, hugged and cared for in exactly the same way as we do for our other children.

We are so thankful for you and we are praying for you!

ABOUT US

Lindsay:

I love being a mom! I’m usually home with the kiddos but I also work part-time as a pharmacist about one day a week. (I set my own schedule so I don’t miss anything with the kids). I am an only child and I love having a big family now. It makes me so happy to watch the kids growing up together! In my free time, I love to shop, read and organize! I enjoy concerts, spending time with friends, traveling & all things Disney!

Larken:

I enjoy spending time with our kids. The two oldest and I love spending time in our “robot shop” where we build robots together.  I work as an ER doctor close to home and it allows me to have a lot of time off with the family.  I enjoy chasing the kids around the house and playing with the girls. I like reading, watching movies, and playing video games in my free time.

US AS A COUPLE:

We started dating in early 2006 and married in June 2007. We met in college and moved to a nearby city to finish school. In 2010, we moved to North Carolina for 3 years so Larken could do his emergency medicine residency. We moved to our current town in summer 2013. We love being together and have similar interests: reading, watching funny TV shows & movies and cooking Hello Fresh! We both enjoy being home with our kids and we also have date nights (usually dinner & a movie) when we can. We love to take family trips: the beach and Disney World are popular destinations for our family! Last summer, we also went to Chattanooga, TN & had the best time!

OUR HOME/COMMUNITY

We live in a college town that feels like a “small town”. We hardly go anywhere without running into someone we know. Though this is not where we grew up, both of us went to college here and it’s where we met. We knew this was where we felt most at home and where we wanted to raise a family. We are involved in church and other community organizations. Our town is a place that has several music events, festivals, museums, athletic events, many parks and other things to enjoy! It’s a great place for children to grow up! Our city school district is consistently one of the best in the state.

Our house has 2 stories with 6 bedrooms & 4 bathrooms. It’s important to us that each child have his or her own bedroom!  We live in a neighborhood that has a few lakes and our own property backs up to a lake. One of my favorite things about our neighborhood is the wildlife we get to see because of proximity to the water: geese, ducks, herons, etc. We can catch fish in our backyard! Our neighbors are friendly and there are many small children around. We love to have people over to visit! We host Christmas get-togethers, birthday parties, summer BBQs & a gingerbread house decorating celebration! We love being home & spending time together as a family! Our backyard is fenced and when the weather is nice, our kids love to play on the swing set and in the sandboxes. Last summer we had a huge blow-up waterslide and it was a big hit!

FAMILY ACTIVITES/TRADITIONS

We have 3 daughters (born in 2012, 2015 & 2018) so there’s always lots going on!

We go to family & friends’ birthday celebrations all year long! The kids enjoy trips to the children’s museum! We go to Sunday school, church, and AWANA to learn about Jesus! We encourage our kids to develop extracurricular interests: dance, tumbling, music, tennis, soccer and art so far! Larken loves building robots with the girls upstairs in the “robot shop”. We read to the kids every night before bed.

Seasonal activities/traditions include:

Winter: playing in the snow (if we get any), visiting Santa, Christmas parties, daddy/daughter princess ball, Hibachi meal on New Year’s Eve, hosting a gingerbread house decorating party, attending story time at gingerbread village, going to see the Nutcracker, Christmas shopping.

Spring: going to the park, music/arts festival in town, planting some flowers, farmer’s market/popsicles, Easter baskets & egg hunting, visiting the zoo, dyeing Easter eggs, bike riding.

Summer: vacation, camps, going to Larken’s parents’ house in the country to fish, grill out & make home-made ice cream, swimming lessons, water slide, watching fireworks, going to the movies, bowling, Christmas in July festivities with friends.

Fall: trick-or-treating, Halloween parties, pumpkin carving/painting, fall festivals,

Thanksgiving lunch at Larken’s grandfather’s house, pumpkin patch visit, college football games.

We’d be thrilled to add a girl OR boy to our family and would love to tailor our activities to their interests as well!

OUR ADOPTION JOURNEY

We’ve had a heart for adoption for as long as we can remember and we are thrilled to welcome another child to complete our family!

A little more about us….

ADOPTIVE FATHER

ADOPTIVE MOTHER

Occupation

Emergency Physician

Pharmacist

Education

Medical Doctor

Doctor of Pharmacy

Favorite Hobby

Putting together robots with the kids

Reading, shopping

Favorite Food

Buffalo chicken

Italian food

Favorite Dessert

Cookies & cream milkshake

Chocolate pie

Favorite Holiday

Christmas

Christmas

Favorite Movie

The Goonies

Mary Poppins Returns

Favorite TV Show

Gotham

The Middle

Favorite Music Artist/Group

Mercy Me

Brothers Osbourne

Favorite Vacation Spot

The Beach

Disney World & the Beach