Danton & Teresa
Danton & Teresa
Race of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Gender of child interested in adopting: Boy
State we live in: MO
As we think about what we can write to you, and all the emotions that go into writing this letter, we know we can never fully understand all the emotions you must be feeling right now. We admire your strength and courage to consider us as adoptive parents to your baby. We know that you have an incredibly difficult decision ahead of you, and we hope that you will find the strength you need to do what you feel is best for your child. We want you to know that if you choose us to be your child’s parents, your precious gift to us will never be forgotten. You will always be an important part of your child’s life story, as well as our family’s story.
If we are chosen as adoptive parents to your child, we will welcome him or her into our family with open arms and hearts. We promise to care for your child in the best way we know how, with protection, kindness, laughter, and lots of love. He or she will grow up in a home that is fun-loving and silly, but that also values hard work. Your child will grow up with two loving, devoted parents, as well as an older sister who is anxiously awaiting her new sibling.
We look forward to our journey together with you.
We met in college in 2002 and got married shortly after our graduation in 2005. We started our careers as a financial planner and kindergarten teacher at the same time and learned to support one another through easy and difficult times. Our daughter, Cora, joined the picture in 2010, and we have absolutely loved being parents since! We spend much of our time all together and enjoy experiencing things as a family. We love adventure, and there is no better way for us to have new adventures than by traveling. We enjoy the new cultures, foods, and activities that traveling lets us experience.
We also have our own hobbies and interests. Teresa loves running, playing soccer, reading, and spending time with friends and family. Danton enjoys crossfit, weightlifting, and photographing all of our silly and important family memories.
Our community is a suburb outside of a city. We live on the edge of a large park, with walking trails, ponds, sports fields, and playgrounds. Our neighborhood is tight-knit, and our neighbors have become family to us. On any given evening, you will find kids of all ages running up and down the yards on our court. We live in a two-story, four-bedroom house, with lots of room to play inside and out. An important part of our home are our pets, Sheldon and Leonard. Sheldon is a Chihuahua, and Leonard is a cat. They are very friendly and get along with each other, and they both love to play.
Our Extended Family
Teresa’s family includes her mom, who lives close by, as well as her dad, who lives in California; she also has a sister in Nebraska. We are also close to Teresa’s aunts, uncles, and cousins, who all live close by and celebrate many holidays and special occasions with us. Danton’s mom and sister live close, while his dad and step-mom live in Kentucky. His other two sisters live in California. Danton’s sisters are both married with children. We have four nieces and nephews, ranging from four months to four years old. All five grandparents enjoy spending quality time with their grandchildren, and they are so excited to welcome a new addition to the family!
It can be difficult having family so far away, but we enjoy planning trips to get to visit and spend time together. We have different traditions on both sides of our families, but one of our favorites is travelling to St. Thomas over Christmas break with Danton’s family.
We are extremely close to our six best friends and their and their eight children. Although not related by blood, we consider them a part of our family, with our own traditions including annual family bike rides, Easter egg hunts, and Christmas Eve brunch.
What Led Us To Adoption
Our path to adoption began with the complications Teresa had with the pregnancy and birth of our first daughter. The health risks she would face with another pregnancy led us to decide adoption was the best way to grow our family. We have talked about, and considered, adoption for a long time and feel prepared to start this new chapter of our life. We are so excited to open our hearts to a new child!