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Janie & Marshall

Family Type: Heterosexual Couple
State We live in: North Carolina

dear expectant mother

Hello, beautiful person.

You are facing one of the scariest and bravest decisions of your life. We know how hard this must be for you, but we want you to know that if you choose us to love and care for your child, they will be loved beyond all words.

We never realized how much we could love someone until our first foster placement and that love grew with each placement and even more when we had our son. We know that love will grow even more when our family grows again. Our son is our world, but we can’t wait for that world to expand! We have so much love in our hearts ready to give! Our journey to become parents was a hard one, but it has only made us more thankful and grateful for everything involved.

You are changing so many lives with this decision, and all of those touched by this decision will be forever grateful to you! We would be so blessed if you chose us to love your little one. They will never lack love and affection, and we will strive to make all of their dreams come true. They will always know how strong you are and how much love this decision took to make.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Janie and Marshall

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We would be so blessed if you chose us to love your little one.

-Janie & Marshall

About Us

Janie’s career as an online professor allows her to be at home with our son, Nathaniel, and our future child. Wednesday through Sunday, Marshall works as a sales specialist. On our off days, we enjoy spending time doing various activities with our son, and we can’t wait to add another little one to the fun! Once a week we go out on a date to the movies. Nathaniel enjoys singing, playing outside, and swimming. On the days Marshall works, Janie is taking care of Nathaniel, whether it’s taking him to preschool or taking him to appointments like swim lessons and therapy. One of us is always with him as a hands-on parent; we wouldn’t have it any other way. When Marshall gets home, he plays with Nathaniel and gets him ready for bed. On Marshall’s days off, he runs errands with Nathaniel so Janie can focus on her grad school homework and grade assignments from her students.

Our Home & Pets

Our city’s biggest attraction is the state zoo. We have a membership and go most weekends. We live in a beautiful neighborhood. There are always people out walking their dogs, and all of our neighbors are really nice. We recently had four new families with kids move in on our street. We have two 17-year-old black cats, Meekers and Misty, who love the outdoors. We also have four dogs: Willa is our old lady, an Australian shepherd terrier who is 13 years old; Bella is a ten-year-old terrier mix; Sasha is a border collie husky mix around six years old; Reese is a chihuahua dachshund mix who is six years old as well. We are currently training Sasha to be a service dog for Nathaniel.

Our Extended Family

We have an amazing village. Some are biological, and some are not. Some have been in our lives for what seems like forever, and some are newer—but they are all family. Our village is made up not only of people close to us but all over the country and some even international. They cheer us on and laugh and cry with us. They have been there for us through our infertility journey and every step of the way with Nathaniel’s autism diagnosis and therapies. They celebrate every milestone we meet and have been there for us along the way.

We really like going out to eat with our friends as well. We will find a new restaurant to try and make a night of it. We always bring the kids. We love their kids like they are ours, and they love Nathaniel just as much. When visiting family, we spend a lot of time doing things Nathaniel likes to do, whether a trip to the beach or just to the playground. We don’t get to visit family as much as we would like, especially Marshall’s dad as he lives in Texas, but when we do, it is a lot of fun.

What Led Us To Adoption

Janie has wanted to adopt since she was in highschool, it was always something on her heart but she hoped to have biological children as well. When we got married, we wanted to start a family and have children; however, it was difficult. We both struggle with infertility, so we decided to become foster parents with hopes of adopting one of our placements. We soon realized foster care, while beautiful because it reunites families, was too heartbreaking for us to let a child we had grown to love go. We were blessed with Nathaniel after six years of fertility treatments. We have now decided it is time to expand our family, and we feel as though adoption is the best route for us.

more about Janie

more about Janie

Occupation:
College English Professor
Religion:
Christian Humanist
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
Master’s in English, Master’s in Psychology
Food:
Japanese, Mexican, Indian
Hobby:
Reading, playing video games
Movie:
Now and Then
Favorite Tradition:
Going to the movies on holidays
Sport:
Soccer
Holiday:
Halloween
Music Group:
Pink, N’Sync, Killswitch Engage, Underoath
TV Show:
The Walking Dead
Book:
Currently reading the Drizzt series by R.A. Salvatore
Subject in School:
English
Dream Vacation:
Ireland and Scotland

more about Marshall

more about Marshall

Occupation:
Sales Specialist
Religion:
Christian
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
Bachelor’s in communications
Food:
Pizza, Mexican
Hobby:
Playing video games
Movie:
Tombstone
Favorite Tradition:
Going to the movies on holidays
Sport:
Pro wrestling, baseball
Holiday:
Halloween
Music Group:
Nickelback, Metallica, 3 Doors Down
TV Show:
Heels
Book:
The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe
Subject in School:
English, science
Dream Vacation:
Ireland

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