Mark and Holly

Married Since: 2019

Pets: No

Stay at Home Parent: Part-Time

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: No

While we can’t wait to become parents through the Miracle of adoption, we understand that considering an adoption plan is a difficult choice. One that shows great sacrifice and unconditional love for your child.

Mark and Holly

from Pennsylvania

Mark

Ancestry: English, Irish, Welsh, German

Religion: Christian

Occupation: Spanish Teacher

Education: MA

Hobbies: Sports, Traveling, Learning

Holly

Ancestry: German, Polish, Russian, French, Irish

Religion: Christian

Occupation: Registered Nurse

Education: BSN

Hobbies: Running, Traveling

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: Caucasian, Caucasian / Hispanic, Caucasian / Middle Eastern, Caucasian / Native American, Caucasian / Pacific Islander, Hispanic, Native American Indian

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Christian

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From Us to You

Hello!

Thank you for taking a look at our profile as you consider adoption for your child. We have so much love to give and we would love to raise a child together. Our parents provided a wonderful childhood and life for us and we promise to provide your child a wonderful childhood and life filled with love and family values.

When Holly and I first met, I thought she was even more beautiful in person than in her photo. She is my sweetheart and she makes me the happiest man in the world. There are many reasons that I love Holly and a few of the reasons are: she’s caring, patient, understanding, smart, loving, interesting, fun, trustworthy and she will be an amazing mom to your child. I am very happy to spend the rest of my life with Holly and can’t wait to parent a child with her.

I met Mark online. When we met for the first time I remember when he looked at me with a warm smile on his face and after talking for hours about our various travels, likes and dislikes, I left there thinking that he could be the one. Mark makes me smile all the time and he laughs at the corniest jokes and you can’t help but laugh with him. We began a loving relationship that included his two children from his first marriage and seeing how he is a father to them makes me love him even more. We solidified our love and commitment when we married and can’t wait to raise a child together.

Unable to have children, we decided on the path of adoption. Holly’s older sister and husband have adopted two children and we see the joy that adoption has brought to our family. Our families are so excited to welcome your child with open hearts and loving arms. Your child will grow up in a wonderful home that is in the country, yet still close enough to town. The sounds of nature in the evening are very relaxing and we imagine rocking your child to sleep many nights. Mark’s two teenage children are so excited that we are adopting and can’t wait for a baby brother or sister to join the family.

Holly belongs to a running group as she is very passionate about running. A lot of the runners in this group come out with their children in running strollers and the children love feeling the wind in their hair and seeing the scenery passing by. And of course, we love seeing the smiling faces of the babies and can’t wait to join in on the family fun.

Mark is a Spanish Teacher, and he enjoys being around academics. He is also a driver education instructor and loves working with young students. The job can be tremendously challenging at times, and he relieves stress by watching sports or comedy on TV, going for a walk or playing sports. He is also very dedicated and involved with his students as he leads field trips to Spain with them.

We have lots of family traditions we can’t wait to share. Some of those traditions are going to the nearby amusement park with family, choosing and cutting down our own Christmas tree, and immersing ourselves in different cultures when we go on our yearly family vacation. One of our fondest traditions we can’t wait to pass down is going to the regional fair. Holly has gone to this fair with her family since she was a small child. We will treasure the moment we get to experience our first trip to the fair as parents.

Since I (Holly) am a nurse, I will make every boo-boo better and make sure that your baby will be well cared for in mind, body, and soul. I (Mark) cannot wait to teach your child all the important lessons and values in life. And we look forward to nurturing and loving your child unconditionally.

Thank you for making our dream come true and considering our family for your child!

Eternally yours,
Holly & Mark

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Our Lifestyle

Our family is very active, healthy, and happy. We enjoy playing sports, swimming in our pool, and going on walks. Holly is training hard to run a marathon and Mark is working to improve his tennis game. Also, our new Chiweenie puppies allow us to play in the yard quite a bit.

In the kitchen, we enjoy researching online and creating healthy meals. We make homemade soups, salads, and international cuisine. Mark’s favorite meal is a Spanish chicken dish. Holly loves to makes delicious homemade soups (some family recipes and some new recipes). We like to share our meals with our good friends and family. They always go home satisfied and we enjoy their company.

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About Holly

My sweetheart, Holly, makes me the happiest man in the world. There are many reasons why I love Holly: she’s caring, patient, understanding, smart, beautiful, loving, dedicated, interesting, fun, trustworthy, and sensible. We met for the first time 2 years ago and I commented to her that she is much more attractive in person than in her photo. Then I was impressed with our conversation for the rest of the evening. We both realized that we had many common personal interests. We both love to travel and learn and we are both physically and mentally active with sports and education. I was excited from day 1 to be with Holly.

Over the course of our 2-year relationship, there were a few things that I grew to know about dear Holly. When I’m with Holly I feel a oneness about us. On a typical day, we both come home from work and have a conversation. Then we both make a nutritious dinner together. Sometimes we relax together on the couch or take a nice walk around the neighborhood. We hold hands and feel happy when we are with each other. We’ll watch a show together and then turn in for the day. This oneness that I feel is evident to me on all levels of our existence: physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. I am very happy to be a lifelong partner with Holly.

Not only do we have a oneness with each other but I am amazed at how wonderful Holly treats my 2 children. This is the other reason that solidified my love for her. She has also earned the admiration of the children. She always cares for them and thinks of their well-being. Holly communicates well with them and wants what’s best for them. My children feel good about how she treats them and then sees how happy I am to be with her. They love Holly just as she loves them. They both have adopted Holly as their stepmother and were thrilled to take part in our wedding. Life is good and being together with Holly has been amazing. We are all blessed.

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About Mark

Mark won me over. We met online and I wasn’t sure about him. After we talked for the first time I was impressed. The time flew and we ended up talking for a couple of hours. I find it very attractive when a guy can hold a conversation. He wanted to meet for dinner. I had fallen down that day on my run and had scrapes and bruises everywhere, including my face. But he convinced me to meet him. When I got there he was at a table in the corner. He looked at me with a warm smile on his face. I honestly don’t think he saw any of the bruises or scrapes (imperfections). We again talked for hours about our various travels and like and dislikes. I left there thinking this is someone that could be the one. As a Spanish teacher Mark is bilingual, his intelligence is always impressing me. Mark has a way of making me feel beautiful. I don’t know how he does it at times. He is generous with compliments, which helps everyone’s self-esteem. He makes me smile all the time. He laughs at the corniest joke and you can’t help but to laugh with him. He is really funny. We met later in life, so we knew what makes good relationships and what doesn’t. He holds my hand when we walk together. I feel like our romance has been an old fashioned romance build-up with the substance that makes relationships last. He is an amazing cook. For our second date, he cooked a meal for me. We both are adventurous eaters and it’s easy to find a meal that we will both eat. I met his kids early in the relationship because they are the most important thing to him. Seeing how he is as a father makes me love him even more. We agree on how children should be raised, which is important. Mark is the perfect fit for me. We solidified our love and our commitment with a marriage ceremony. With our immediate family and his children at our side, everything was perfect.

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Why We Are Choosing to Adopt

There is no higher joy in life than raising a child. We met and fell in love later in life. We are medically unable to create a life and would marvel at the experience of raising your dear baby. We have so much love to give and we would love to raise a child together and show them all life has to offer. Family has been our number one priority and we would like to share those values with your baby. Holly’s sister wasn’t able to have children and adopted two babies. We love them so much and know we will make good parents. We have new puppies and we have been loving the experience of nurturing and caring for them. We can’t wait to become parents so we can love and support a child.

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Home and Neighborhood

Our families are very close and your baby will be welcomed with open hearts and loving arms. Your child will grow up in a wonderful home that is in the country, yet still close enough to town. There is a farm across the road from our house where you can see lots of deer grazing. In our backyard there is a large deck where we have lots of family gatherings and pool parties. The sounds of nature in the evenings is very relaxing and we imagine rocking your child to sleep many nights. We have wonderful neighbors who keep an eye out for each other.

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Family Traditions

We have various family traditions, from cutting down our own Christmas tree to family gatherings. Each one is special to us. We love going to the amusement park and live very close to one. We often meet Holly’s sister and her family there to spend the day. This will be a family tradition that we can’t wait to share with your child.

Once a year, we travel to a country fair. They have different things to see there like the largest pumpkin. Holly has been going to this fair since she was a child. At that age, we didn’t appreciate the memories of going through the educational buildings. Now it has become the tradition. The family meets at the fair and we enjoy various foods and go through the exhibit halls. We all enjoy seeing who comes closest to the pumpkin’s weight. Sometimes the simplest things become great traditions.

We also take family vacations every year and can’t wait to share with your child the cultures around the world! We want your child to know that they are never limited to the area where you grow up in, and that the sky is the limit.

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What We Will Teach Our Children

As a parent, we are our child’s biggest influence and life model. From the moment a baby is born, he/she constantly observes his/her parents and how they are happy, what gives them joy and how they react to challenging and adverse situations. The environment and teachings of parents are paramount to a healthy and happy child. During the first five years of a child’s life, he/she develops his/her morals and values. It is so very important to teach and demonstrate for a child about positive human interactions and how to respect and value others no matter the differences.

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Our Promise to You

We understand that this is a challenging time in your life. We promise to give your baby the best life one could ask for. We will give him/her unconditional love. We will respect your feelings and send you pictures as often as you would like. Holly is already excited to take pictures on a daily basis so they will have lots of memories to look back on when they are older. We are open to meeting with you and providing any closure that would allow you to feel comfortable with the decision you have made. Even though we haven’t met, you have given us a gift that is the most precious blessing in our lives. We can only thank you in advance and again assure you that your child will know the sky is the limit!

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