Mark & Marybeth
Mark & Marybeth
Race of child interested in adopting: Asian, Caucasian, Caucasian/Asian, Caucasian/Hispanic, Hispanic or South/Central American
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: Traditional Couple
State we live in: IL
Dear Expectant Mother,
First and foremost, we would like to thank you for considering us as parents and taking the time to review our profile. Considering an adoption plan for your child is the most selfless act anyone could do, and we know this is not a decision you can take lightly. If you chose us, we will be forever grateful, and you will be our own personal hero for the rest of our lives.
We can promise a lifetime of memories, love, and laughter while instilling great family values and the importance of education, so your child will grow into a well-rounded, successful adult. We will teach them everything we know and learn new things together. Mark can’t wait to share all of his knowledge about cars, motorcycles, home remodeling, and fishing; and Marybeth is looking forward to sharing family recipes, cooking, baking, working in the garden, reading, and home decorating. Together, we hope to share our love of music, road trips, traveling, animals, and most of all, the value of family and close friends.
We have been waiting for what feels like a lifetime to complete our family and are firm believers that everything happens for a reason and good things come to those that wait. We would like to thank you for the opportunity to give you a little insight into our hearts and lives.
We are Mark and Marybeth. Mark is a shop superintendent for a masonry company, and Marybeth is a lending manager for a leading mortgage company. We first met in 2007 through Marybeth’s family; early in 2009, we decided to pursue a relationship with each other and fell in love. We were engaged Christmas of 2009 and married in June of 2010. We seem to grow closer every day, even after almost ten years together. We are each other’s support system and share everything with one another, from our challenges to our successes and all of the silly things that happen during the day that makes us laugh. Having each other to depend on is what makes our marriage, life, and friendship so unbelievably happy. We are not only husband and wife, we are everything to one another. We believe our relationship is so strong because we are always open, honest, and communicate with one another no matter what.
We live in a relatively small town surrounded by farmland. Our community is very homey, hosting events like car shows, garage sale days, parades, and the county fair. Our home is a beautiful brick cape that we remodeled and which sits on about a half-acre of a fully fenced-in yard that allows free play to our four wonderful dogs, who are very smart and loving (everyone they meet seems to fall in love with them!). Our yard offers a large pool with a deck and many flower gardens that we enjoy planting to attract birds and butterflies every year. Inside the walls of our home are spacious rooms filled with love and laughter, and the only thing missing is the pitter-patter of little feet.
Our Extended Family
Our family and friends take priority in our lives. Mark’s father is a seven-hour drive from our home, and his sister lives by the Atlantic Ocean, which is always a great place to vacation in the winter time. Even though there is some distance between us, we always make time to travel multiple times throughout the year to spend long weekends together.
The majority of Marybeth’s family lives within a 20-mile radius, with the exception of her younger brother, who is in the Air Force. Marybeth has three brothers, whom she could not imagine her life without. We are all very close and spend as much time together as possible. We rotate holidays between our homes so we can always be together. It is our tradition to spend Christmas Eve with the whole family, but Christmas is a more intimate day, which we spend at home with each other.
Mark has known Marybeth’s family longer than he has known her, so we were all family long before we were ever married. It is a blessing to be such a close-knit family, and everyone is so very excited for the possibility of a new addition.
What Led Us To Adoption
Marybeth knew by the age of 19 that she would be unable to have a biological child, but never lost hope that someday she would get the honor of being a mother. Mark has continued to be loving and supportive, and together we decided to start our journey of adoption. Adoption has touched Marybeth’s life already, too, as she and her two older brothers were adopted by her father. Our families are very excited and praying that we will have a new addition to our family to love and share our lives with soon.