Reney and Shawnda

Married Since: 2005

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: Yes

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: No

We would like to say thank you. Your courageous consideration could bless us with the greatest gift in life, a baby. Thank you for looking at our profile and taking time to learn a little more about who we are.

Reney and Shawnda

from Texas

Reney

Ancestry: Hispanic

Religion: Christian

Occupation: VP Sales

Education: Some College

Hobbies: Golf, Fishing, Home Renovation

Shawnda

Ancestry: American

Religion: Christian

Occupation: Homemaker

Education: Some College

Hobbies: Cooking, Gardening, Decorating

Baby

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

Preferred Gender of Baby: Male

Religion Child To Be Raised: Christian

Favorites

Reney

Animal
Dog
Early Bird or Night Owl?
Both
Family Activity
Fishing
Food
Pasta
Hobby
Golf
Holiday
Christmas
Music
Rock
Sport
Golf
TV Show
Million Dollar Listing
Vacation Spot
Beach, Cabo, Mexico

Shawnda

Animal
Dolphin
Early Bird of Night Owl?
Early Bird
Family Activity
Putt-Putt Golf
Food
Chicken Wings
Hobby
Crafting
Holiday
Christmas
Music
Hip Hop and R&B
Sport
Football
TV Show
America's Got Talent
Vacation Spot
Beach, Cabo, Mexico
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From Us to You

Dear Expectant Mother,

We would like to say thank you. Your courageous consideration could bless us with the greatest gift in life, a baby. You’re truly making our dreams come true. Thank you for looking at our profile and taking time to learn a little more about who we are. The journey and experience that you are on is difficult, and we are grateful you have chosen life. We could not begin to understand this tremendous decision that you have to make and how overwhelming this must be. We want you to know whichever path you ultimately choose, we want to make sure that you feel cared for and supported.

Our story started when we first met in 1996. We have been together ever since. The first 10 years we were young newlyweds in our 20’s and we focused on our careers and did a lot of traveling. Having children was always part of our plan. Conceiving did not come naturally for us and after working with a fertility specialist for a few years, we were told that IVF was the next step. We decided it was not for us, but couldn’t imagine never becoming parents. One day, we started talking about adoption and started to share how we felt God’s plan for us was in adoption. Since the day we decided to start our adoption journey, we have noticed a change in our lives. We purchased our new home with dreams of it being a great place to start our family. One of the guest bedrooms is now a nursery so your newborn will have everything he would ever need as soon as he arrives home. We say he because we have always wanted a boy, Reney is an only child and hopes to continue the family name.

Our family and friends are over the moon excited for us as they know about our journey and how important this is to us. Shawnda’s mother and sister have already purchased way too many baby gifts for your child. Shawnda’s sister has two young sons which has made her a very hands-on aunt with a lot of experience with babies. This is great as the cousins will be close in age to play with each other and they live just 40 minutes away. Your baby’s future grandparents are just 15 minutes away and live very active life styles. Reney has a very large family that live 8 hours away that we regularly visit.

We have truly been blessed in so many ways, and hope soon to be blessed with a child to love and cherish as our own. We love life and have fun whether it’s with our friends, family, or just the two of us. Our evening dinners are important to us, it’s a time to disconnect from our cell phones and talk about our day. Shawnda enjoys cooking and creating healthy meals. We have a passion for traveling and we can’t wait to share new experiences with your child. Shawnda loves to be outside in the garden, working on the flower beds, maintaining the yard, the bird feeders and bird baths. Sharing these outdoor activities with your little one will be so much fun. We love to be active and outside. We live near a big lake where we go boating, fishing, and swimming over at our parents’ houses. Both of our parents have pools and we are looking forward to those wonderful moments. Reney also loves golf and played on the golf team when he was a kid. He lights up when he speaks of teaching his child to play golf one day. We both enjoy golfing (we even have a putt-putt competition when we go on our yearly anniversary vacation) and talk about how awesome it’s going to be to have your child join us. During the winter we love to have a nice fire pit going outside where we imagine the whole family sipping on hot cocoa and making s’mores. We sincerely hope that we could be the couple you chose to raise your baby. Whichever path you choose, we wish you the best.

We talk about our future and are looking forward to creating new beautiful family memories. Shawnda recently retired so she can be a stay-at-home mom. We have been so blessed to be able to travel all over the world, and now we’re ready to show your child the world.

Sincerely,
Reney & Shawnda

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Our Lifestyle

We’ve been blessed to live an exciting lifestyle, taking advantage of every moment life gives us. Since we met over 20 years ago we have always been on the move and going places. It’s important for us to have experiences and see new places to give us a better appreciation of the world we live in. We truly love life and everything it has to offer from going on beautiful scenic trips, fishing, going to the movies, catching a comedy show, and spending quality time with our family and friends that live nearby. We live in the same town we grew up in and have a lot of life-long friends. Every weekend there seems to be another celebration, birthday party, or get together that we’re attending. We have worked hard and have been lucky with career opportunities that allow us to enjoy the luxuries that we have earned. Shawnda was able to retire early and she now enjoys preparing home-cooked meals, doing yoga, and working out at home. She loves to be creative, paint, and design. When Reney is not at the office working, he is at home where he enjoys working on our 3 acre property and working on home projects like building a deck, or learning how to use a chain saw without hurting himself (haha). We enjoy any activity, as long as we are together. We are always looking forward to the next home project and still make time for church every Sunday.

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About Reney

I fell in love with Reney and knew from the beginning he was my soul mate. I fall more and more in love with him each day. He is always pushing himself to succeed at anything he puts his mind to, like motivational speaking, skateboarding, and recently learning how to play drums. I love his enthusiasm for life and the caring nature he has for people and animals. One evening on a busy street Reney saw a small kitten making his way into traffic. He had to turn around and stop to rescue it and he even fed him chicken from his left over lunch! I enjoy listening to him speak about our future son and the life’s lessons he wants to teach him warms my heart. Now I watch him play and interact with our niece and nephews with happiness knowing he is going to be a great dad.

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About Shawnda

Shawnda is an angel sent straight from heaven. In today’s world, it’s hard to find an honest, kind, and trustworthy person that hasn’t let the world change them, but that’s exactly who Shawnda is. She loves helping others and has truly taught me to appreciate every moment in life. We enjoy games, and Shawnda is very smart and competitive; she often beats me at golf, poker, and video games. She was well respected in her career and was offered many opportunities, and is respected by friends, and co-workers alike as a leader. However, all that pales to her desire to become a mother. All of our friends have children and Shawnda is very involved in their children’s lives. Shawnda’s sense of humor and positivity are both contagious. She’s always thinking about other people by donating food, money, and personal time to anything that helps people or animals in need. I thank God every day that I’m so blessed to call her my wife and my best friend.

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Why We Are Choosing to Adopt

We have always believed that we’re both on this earth to have children. In our early years of dating, we would discuss children and what type of parents we would be one day. It’s been wonderful to be able to spoil our niece and nephews and even have them sleepover at our home because we love caring for children. Even though we don’t have children of our own we have always desired to start our own family. When we were ready to start our family, conceiving did not come naturally for us and after a couple of years of no success, we contacted a fertility specialist. After a few years of working with the fertility specialist, we still had no luck conceiving. I was told by doctors the next step in trying to conceive would be IVF and we decided it wasn’t for us.

One day we had this great conversation about adopting. In that moment we both realized that adopting was God’s plan for us. We opened up and shared stories about how we felt God had been guiding us to adoption. We know that we will not have biological children of our own, but the Lord has given us a purpose, to enrich a child’s life as if that child was our own flesh and blood. Since the day we made the decision to move forward on our adoption journey I have already noticed a change in us. Being a parent is the greatest gift from God and will be our greatest blessing yet.

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Our Home and Neighborhood

Our beautiful home is nestled in the woods in a neighborhood on a quiet cul-de-sac street. Off the road, we have a long, winding driveway to the house which sits on 3 acres. Our house is a large, one-story home with tall ceilings. We have 4 bedrooms, 2 ½ bathrooms, and plenty of backyard to play in. The neighborhood is small and family-friendly; that’s what drew us to this home. We knew the area and schools were great to raise a family. Within 20 minutes we are in town to the schools, grocery stores, hospitals, and restaurants. We are less than an hour from Houston. A quick drive to the airport and great venues to catch games and concerts. Our latest home project was turning one of the bedrooms into a nursery.

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Our Pets, Juan and Juanita

We have 2 Brussels griffon’s named Juan and Juanita, which are toy breed dogs. They are definately our fur babies and have it made. Juan is 12 years old and is a very calm and laid back old man. Juanita, or Nita as we call her for short, is 9 years old and is the princess of the house, who is also scared of thunder and lighting. When we have our 2-year-old nephew or our friends’ kids over for a visit, our dogs act great and just want to sniff and give them kisses. Our dogs are funny characters and we incorporate them into our Christmas Cards that we send out each year to our friends and family.

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Our Family

We really have an amazing family and a close group of friends we have had for most of our lives. Reney’s dad is retired from the post office and lives 15 minutes away and Shawnda’s parents live 10 minutes away. Her dad owns and operates a BBQ restaurant 10 minutes from our home. Shawnda’s mom works at the local Walmart in the baby section. We think she works there for the discount because she loves spoiling her grandchildren. She is always buying us new baby items. Reney is the only child and his mom is no longer with us, as she lost her battle with cancer. Reney has a very large family with over 14 aunts and uncles that live 8 hours away. Shawnda has a younger sister with 2 kids that live 40 minutes away and they try to see each other every week. Shawnda also has another sister who has a daughter and lives in California. Shawnda was born in California and has a lot of family there that she visits every few years. Our family is big on holiday celebrations! If there is a holiday we are hanging out, grilling, cooking, and getting great quality family time with each other.

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Our Traditions

We LOVE the holidays, especially Christmas time, and we go all out every year. Our holiday traditions start in October when we go to our local fall festival and pumpkin patch. We decorate the yard with ghosts, scarecrows, and spider webs and also make sure we have plenty of candy for the trick-or-treaters. There is always a good Halloween costume party to give us an excuse to dress up. After Halloween, the ghosts and spider webs come down, but the pumpkins and hay bales stay out for us to get ready for Thanksgiving and the hustle and bustle of the holidays. All of the women in the family discuss what dishes we’ll be making and decide whose house Thanksgiving will be celebrated at. Our family all comes together to give thanks and spend time together. We always put on the football game for Thanksgiving, too. On Thanksgiving weekend the Christmas tree goes up in our home and it looks like Santa’s Wonderland when Shawnda is done decorating. Our family also spends Christmas together. We usually have a fishing contest between all the family since both of our parents have land and ponds.

We have a wedding anniversary tradition we have been doing for 15 years now. On our anniversary, we go somewhere different that we have never been to before. It has taken us to some remarkable places in the world. Reney was raised vacationing around the world and we want those same experiences for our child. We also have a putt-putt competition on every vacation spot we go to. We are very excited to make new traditions with your child.

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What We Will Teach Your Child

We will teach your child to be a good person and to treat everyone with respect. Along with being a Christian, your child will know Jesus Christ and we will attend church as a family. They will also have strong family values and know that we will always be there to love and support them.

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What We Will Share with Your Child

We will tell our son the beautiful story about how his Birth Mom loved him so much that she had to make the toughest decision she would ever make to give him what she felt was a better life than she could provide for him. Because of your selfless decision, you enriched all of our lives and made our dreams of becoming a family come true.

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