Married Since: 2011

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: No

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: Yes

Thinking about the sacrifice you are making for your child brings tears to our eyes and our hearts feel for you. We pray that you find peace and comfort in knowing that your child is going to be so loved and well taken care of.

Patrick and Amanda

from Alaska

Patrick

Ancestry: Scottish

Religion: Christian

Occupation: Heavy Engine Mechanic

Education: High School

Hobbies: Welding, Building, Coaching soccer, Spending time with family

Amanda

Ancestry: Puerto Rican

Religion: Christian

Occupation: Records Manager

Education: B.A.

Hobbies: Working out, Playing with our kids, Cooking, Reading

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: All Races / Ethnicities

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Christian

Favorites

Patrick

Animal
Dog
Book
Car magazines
Childhood Memory
Riding my bike through town with my best friend without a care
Color
Blue
Family Activity
Hiking/Camping
Food
Steak, potatoes
Hobby
Working on engines
Holiday
Christmas
Leisure Activity
Swimming
Scripture
"As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."

Amanda

Animal
Dog
Book
The Shack
Childhood Memory
Spending time at my grandmother's house in the country
Color
Pink
Family Activity
Baking, Camping
Food
Pizza
Hobby
Arts and crafts
Holiday
Christmas
Leisure Activity
Sitting in the sun
Scripture
"This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it."
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From Us to You

Our story began when we were both still active duty Air Force, which is how we came to be in Alaska. I first met Patrick when he walked into my office and little did I know then, that one day we would be madly in love with each other. We started talking, went on our first date, and fell crazy in love with each other. I fell in love with Patrick because of his love of God and passion for helping others.

When I, Scott, first met Amanda, I was drawn to her huge brown eyes that just sparkled, and then when she smiled at me, the rest is history. Our marriage is solid and based on love and our faith in God. We have a loving and stable marriage and we continuously put our children first. We are financially stable and are more than capable to love and provide for another child.

We have 4 kids, yours, mine and ours. Patrick’s daughter is from his first marriage; Amanda has an older son who Patrick adopted, and we have two younger sons together. It has always been our dream to raise another child together and so adoption is the way to make this dream come true. We are blessed to have three sons who we would not trade anything in the world for. We love them so much!

Since we started this journey we have bought our future baby more clothes and shoes and anything and everything he or she could ever need or want for the next five years. 🙂 Your child will have siblings who are waiting for them, a big sister ready to spoil them, and 3 big brothers who pray for them every single night. They’ll have a father who will be wrapped around their little finger from day one and we doubt they will ever hear the word no from him. They’ll have a mother who loves her family more than anything in life and will be such a loving mom to your baby.

We recognize the huge and selfless sacrifice you are facing and, should you chose us to parent your baby, we would be so honored to be able to stay in touch with you and keep our relationship ongoing should you desire this as well. Please know you are not alone and we would love to be a part of your journey and can’t wait to get to know you and be there for you on this amazing journey.

All our love,
Patrick and Amanda

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About Amanda

When I met Amanda I finally felt the love in my heart I had always yearned for. She is a super mom who always puts the kids and me first. Spending time with family is the most important thing to her and she loves teaching our kids to cook, doing arts and crafts with them and inviting our friends over with their kiddos to decorate and bake with. She loves to travel and see new things and experience fun and exciting things with her family. To her, making memories is more important than material items. She is the most beautiful woman I have ever known, inside and out, and she is my queen and my soul mate. I am looking forward to raising another child with my wife, who will give her love and life for your child.

Amanda spends all of her free time with me and the kids. She likes to be outside, to exercise and cooking is her passion. Her children are her everything and it is important for her to spend one-on-one time with each of them. She does a Mommy/son date and it makes each child feel special. She loves to cook and bake with them, do arts and crafts and play outdoors.

Her parents taught her to work for what she wants out of life, to always treat everyone with respect and kindness, and to always help people.

Fun Facts about Amanda:
• Was a Cheerleader in High School
• Was a Girl Scout
• Joined the Air Force right out of High School
• Loves all things pink and girly
• Likes to keep her family well fed
• Loves tap dancing

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About Patrick

The first thing I fell in love with was Patrick’s love for being a father. Patrick’s such an amazing dad with the biggest heart of any man I have ever known. He is a man of honor and takes pride in being a dad. Since he was a young man, his dream was always to have a large family and marrying me helped that dream come true. He is the kind of father that takes our kids camping, teaches them about woodworking, how to weld and build things.

As a parent being together as a family is always at the top of his list, and it’s also important for our marriage to have our special time together so we have date night once a week. He is very close to all of our kids and that has always been very important to him. Patrick loves being outside with the kids and teaching them how to build things and to be mighty men of God. He loves our kids and the happiness they bring.

Patrick’s mom taught him to always put God and his wife ahead of anyone else and to always be a good parent. His dad taught him to always respect women, to always be honest, and to be a man of his word.

Fun Facts about Patrick
• Dreamed of being an Olympic Swimmer in High School
• Will talk to any stranger he meets
• Fun, silly and outgoing
• Will bust out dancing in the strangest places
• A big romantic at heart

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Your Child's Future Siblings

Brittney enjoys being a big sister and is excited about us adopting. She cannot wait to have anoothr baby join our family.

Adam is the best teenager. He’s goal oriented and has such a big heart. He is excited about the adoption and proud that his dad adopted him too.

Lucas is sweet, loving, has a big heart and has lots of energy. He likes to help Mom cook and help Dad fix things. He is excited to welcome a sibliing and says he is going to be a good helper.

Jackson is all boy, sweet, loving and very funny. He likes to play outside, get dirty and climb up things. He prays every night for his baby brother or sister to come home soon.

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Our Family

Being in the military for so long, we have learned that not every family member is blood related. We have some amazing friends in our circle. The kids call Amanda’s best friend Grandma Kim because she is so full of love and happiness and she and her husband Brian are so amazing to the boys and are so thrilled to get another baby to love on and spoil.

Amanda’s parents live down the road from us. They are such involved grandparents. Peggy, Amanda’s mom, drives the boys to school every morning. She says it is the best part of her day. She jokes and laughs with them and enjoys being Grandma. She is over the moon for a new baby to join the family. Amanda’s dad, Richard is a huge teddy bear. He was a strict dad, but being Grandpa has softened him up quite a bit. He says his grandkids are his best friends. Lucas said if a zombie invasion ever happened, he would save his Papa first because he is his BFF. 🙂

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Why We are Choosing to Adopt

We have a total of 4 kids, yours, mine and ours. Patrick has an adult daughter from his first marriage, Amanda has an older son who Patrick adopted a few years ago, and we have two younger sons together. We have always wanted to raise another child together and so adoption has been on our hearts as the way to make this dream come true. We knew it would not be an easy road, but we also knew it would be worth it. Adopting means not only do we gain a child, but we also gain another family and that would be you.  We recognize the huge  and selfless sacrifice you are making, and should you chose us to parent your baby we would be so honored to be able to stay in touch with you and keep our relationship on going.

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Our Home

We live in a 3-story home at the end of a cul-de-sac. Our home is full of love and toys. We have a huge living room for the boys to play in and a backyard built for fun. You can always find Amanda in the kitchen cooking or baking and making sure everyone is taken care of. We spend lots of time in the living room playing games and spending time together as a family.

Our front yard is big and green and has tons of room to play. Our backyard is a child’s play land. Patrick has built so many fun things for kids to play with. We have a slide built right into our deck, so the kids don’t have to take the stairs, they can just slide down to the yard. We love our neighborhood and neighbors. We are all close and watch out for one another. We live in a very safe area. Our small town is close and everyone knows everyone. So many fun things go on year round for us to keep busy with.

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Our Sweet Pups

Our two dogs are small and loving little guys. They are pampered pups. Coco is a beagle and we have had her for 6 years. She is a very spoiled girl. Rosco is a Boston terrier who joined our family last fall. He is the baby prince and he knows it. The boys carry Rosco around everywhere they go. He usually sleeps in Adam’s room by his bed and Coco sleeps on Patrick’s side of the bed on her big fluffy pillow. They enjoy camping with us, playing outdoors and chasing after the kids. We love our pups so much, and they are a big part of our family.

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About Us

We met at work when we were both in the military. Patrick walked into Amanda’s office one day and she thought he was a loud guy with a bad haircut. We started talking, went on our first date, and within the first 3 weeks we were crazy in love with each other. We knew we wanted to get married and have kids together and grow our family. We have the best time with each other, we are best friends and choose to spend our free time together. He makes her laugh and she keeps him well fed.

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Our Vacations

Vacations are big to us. We take a few big trips a year, Disney World being one of them. We are big Disney Nerds. We also love cruises. The boys are cruise addicts. They are our favorite type of trip. We think it’s important to take the kids on trips around the world to see other places and how other people live. We want them to see and experience other cultures and different ways of life. We want them to know life isn’t about the newest toy or electronic, but about experiences and memories. Making memories as a family is an important part of life for us. We like the kids knowing about history and culture and different ways of life. We love to have fun as a family.

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Racial and Cultural Diversity

We both grew up and joined the military out of high school. We come from quite different walks of life and ethnic backgrounds. Patrick is from a Scottish heritage and Amanda comes from a mixture of Puerto Rican, white and black heritage. Being in the military, we have been around all kinds of cultures. We have friends from different countries and backgrounds. Now living in Alaska, we live between two military bases and our town could not be more diverse. We attend a very racially diverse church. The majority of our closest friends have ethnic backgrounds and different cultures, which is great because it allows our kids to be exposed to all walks of life. When we got married, Amanda introduced Patrick to lots of Hispanic culture and food and soul food and it opened his world and he loves it. We enjoy honoring different holidays and learning about new traditions, as well as learning and growing from each other’s heritage and stories.

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Faith in our Lives

Our faith is extremely important to us and God is at the center of our life. If it weren’t for God, we would not be together and where we are at this point in our life right now. We love our church and our church family and they are a huge part of our life; they are big supporters of our adoption and always have been. They have been rooting us on from day one. It’s important for us as parents to raise our kids to know the Lord and to treat people with love and kindness. Patrick always says he knows he was put on this planet to raise mighty men of God and to be a good father and make sure his daughters know how to be treated by a Godly man. He leads our family with a loving heart, he’s kind and is an example for others to follow and he certainly beams happiness. I know I’m a better woman, wife and mother because of God and my church family.

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How We Met

We met at work when we were both in the military. Patrick walked into Amanda’s office one day and she thought he was a loud guy with a bad haircut. We started talking, went on our first date, and within the first 3 weeks we were crazy in love with each other. We knew we wanted to get married and have kids together and grow our family. We have the best time with each other, we are best friends and choose to spend our free time together. He makes her laugh and she keeps him well fed.

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Our Personalities

Patrick is the fun, silly and outgoing thrill seeking one. Amanda is the scheduled, rule-following, on time but still fun one. We run our house perfectly down the middle. It’s chaotic, but also respectful. When they say opposites attract, they were right. Patrick is very loud, funny and outgoing and will talk to any stranger he meets. Amanda is more on the quiet side. She pretty much keeps to herself and has a small circle of friends. We fit so well together; we complement each other in the best ways. We are both big romantics; we love love. We love being parents. We love being outdoors and doing a lot of the same things. We both love action movies and getting dirty outside. We also love to make each other laugh. Patrick has a big belly laugh! He loves to bust out dancing in the strangest places just to make us all laugh.

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Our Lifestyle

We are very social family that enjoys spending time with family and friends and we are active in our faith, our community and in our children’s schools. We love to spend time with our family on the river or friends by a warm fire on the weekends. Alaska is such a wonderful place for kids to grow up and have an amazing childhood. We live on over 2 acres of land, and it’s great for the kids to be able to run around and play without worrying about traffic. We have great neighbors who live nearby. As a family we enjoy camping, hiking, swimming, going to local parks, watching movies, bowling, riding ATVs and snow-machines, going to the indoor play center on base and having bonfires and barbeques.

Traveling and going on vacations are our favorite things to do as a family. We feel it’s important to show the kids the world and give them the experience of traveling and seeing different cultures and how other people live. To us traveling a few times a year is like a good adventure. We also enjoy our date nights, putting time back into our relationship is also especially important to us because it means it’s that much more we can give to our family.

Belief in God has always been an important part of our lives and is the foundation of our family. We love our church, our church family and the amazing children’s ministry at our church. We attend church and Bible classes and prayer is very important in our home. Our children know and love God and we have bedtime prayers each night.

We believe in teaching our children respect and helping people in need and teach our children to know that it’s okay to fail and to get right back up and try again. Our boys have chores that fit their age; and as a family we work together as a team. Our sons are so kindhearted and polite and we always hear “Wow, your boys are so polite!” It makes us so proud to see our boys hold the door open for people when we go places because that is what they were taught from a young age. We will raise your child to be independent and smart and that they can do anything they put their mind to.

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What We will Teach our Children

It’s important to us that our kids grow up to be good people. The boys are so kindhearted and polite. We absolutely love hearing “Wow, your boys are so polite!” They are so sweet. We believe in respect and helping people in need. We want our kids to know that it’s okay to fail and to get right back up and try again. Our boys now all have chores that fit their age; we want them to know we are a family and a team and that we can’t work together unless we work as a team. It makes my mama heart so proud to see my boys hold the door open for people when we go places because that is what they were taught from a young age. We will teach your child what it means to be a good person, to be independent and smart and that they can do anything they put their mind to.

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Our Family Traditions

We LOVE Christmas… And we celebrate it BIG in this house! We go all out, we decorate, and we bake. We do anything and everything there is to do for Christmas. We go see Santa and take our annual photo. We always have a big Christmas dinner with family and friends and lots of gifts. The kids enjoy it the most. They always get spoiled by their grandparents, aunts and uncles. Amanda loves to cook and bake, so everything is made fresh and from scratch and everyone is always excited for her cooking and baked goods around the holiday time. We look forward to welcoming your perfect baby to love and spoil on their first Christmas and to take tons of photos and make memories with them. Our tree is decorated in Disney ornaments. In this house we love Disney A LOT. Amanda is from Florida, so we try to visit Disney World at least once a year.

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What Attracted Us to Each Other

Amanda has this smile, a smile that can light up a room. Her eyes are also amazing. She can flutter her lashes and her eyes are just so fierce. I noticed them the first time I met her. She has this intense love for people, to want to help everyone she meets. She loves being a mother. The way she spoke about her son when we met really blew me away.

Patrick has these blue eyes that sparkle and a personality to match. A few months after he came to our squadron, I got to know him better after working with him more. In a staff meeting I noticed how muscular he was, and I smiled, and I felt like I was 15 years old. He would just smile at me. I did not know what was happening to me because normally I do not act this way. I am way more professional. But we went on a date and three weeks later I told him I loved him. I could not wait to marry him and give him babies. I was smitten. Ten years later he can still make my heart skip a beat.

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Our Promise to You

We promise to love your child more than life itself. We promise to give them the world and anything else they may need in life. We promise to honor your wishes and respect what type of adoption you ask for, whether it’s open or closed. Your child will have the best life, the safest home and the most protective big brothers ever known. These boys have been waiting for another little one for so long; they ask about them daily and pray for them every night at dinner. Your child will have the best education and be raised in a safe and extremely loving home. We love our children with our whole heart; they are our priority in every aspect and everything we do. As parents, we do not have a selfish bone in our bodies. When we make decisions, the kids are at the forefront of our minds. We promise to always make sure your child knows you made this choice because you love them and will always love them.

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  • Hi, We are honored that you are considering us! Lisa, our adoption specialist at Adoption Network, will be reaching out to make sure your needs are being met and your questions about adoption are being answered. She will help us get in touch with each other. We can’t wait to connect with you!