Andrew & Judi
Andrew & Judi
Race of child interested in adopting: Caucasian
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: Traditional Couple
State we live in: NC
Religion: Atheist/Seventh-Day Adventist
Dear Expectant Mother,
We know this journey will not be an easy one, and we want to honor the sheer magnitude of the decision before you. We want to acknowledge your courage, sacrifice, and love for your child that has brought you to this decision, but we also want you to know that your child will be consistently and fully loved and cherished by us if you choose us to raise your child.
We will do everything in our power to help your child achieve their dreams and their goals, and their accomplishments will be celebrated and encouraged while we comfort them during their disappointments. We want you to know your child will be safe and loved always, and we will encourage your child’s exploration. Your child’s life will be filled with laughter, and your child will thrive. Your child has a bright and wonderful future ahead of them, and we will do everything we can to make sure your child reaches it. Your consideration of fulfilling our dream of becoming parents is the defining moment of our lives, and we will do whatever it takes to make sure you're comforted and reassured you've made the right choice.
Andrew is a video game programmer, and Judi is a homemaker. We met online back when people were still frequenting chat rooms. We got to talking over the summer and became close friends very quickly. We both were going to college at the time, and by the time the fall of 2003 came around, we had fallen in love. We would make the 80-mile trip to see one another on a regular basis until Judi finished college in the spring. She then made the move to be closer to Andrew, and Andrew proposed on New Year’s Eve 2004. After Andrew finished college, we got married in May 2006 in a truly wonderful ceremony. We enjoy playing games together, hiking whenever we can, and spending time with friends, family, and our fantastic dog.
We live in a beautiful 3000-square-foot home in North Carolina, so we have plenty of room to grow our family. It has a nursery, game room, guest room, craft room, and screened-in porch. Our neighborhood has a pool and playground, and we are close to parks, schools, shopping areas, and community activities. We live there with our Shih Tzu, Arwen, whom we rescued a year and a half ago and love dearly.
Our Extended Family
Judi’s family is from Washington State, and Andrew’s family lives in Illinois. Between the two of us, we have three brothers, three sisters, and 15 nieces and nephews. We are closest with Andrew’s sister April, Judi’s brother Arlen, and Andrew’s brother Kent. Judi’s mother lives in Washington and is retired, and Andrew’s father travels between Illinois and his house in Florida, where he likes to go fishing.
We will sometimes visit with one of the families over Christmas or during a planned family trip. At Thanksgiving, Andrew takes off a week of work, and we host family at our house. On Christmas, we put on some holiday music and follow a tradition from Judi’s family of baking a Scandinavian bread called julekake, which is a sweet bread with candied fruits.
What Led Us To Adoption
From the very beginning of our relationship, we have wanted to be parents. However, we firmly believe that having a biological child is not the only way to start a family. Andrew’s father was adopted, and we have an assortment of friends and family that have either adopted or been adopted. So now that we have built a stable, safe, and loving home, we have decided it is the right time to expand our family, and we have chosen to do so via adoption.