Russell and Valerie

Married Since: 2016

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: Yes

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: No

Russell and Valerie

from Texas

Russell

Ancestry: German, Irish

Religion: Christian

Occupation: Associate Vice President

Education: B.S.

Hobbies: Audio-media, Woodworking, Auto mechanics, Computers

Valerie

Ancestry: English

Religion: Christian

Occupation: Sr. Administrative Manager

Education: B.S.

Hobbies: Gardening, Crafts, Woodworking, Exercise

Baby

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

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Christian

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From Us to You

Dear Expectant Mom:

We have been praying for you for quite some time. It is evident that you have had a long journey to this place just as we have. We have the faith that our paths are crossing at the most appropriate time. We have strong empathy for what you are going through and admire you for your brave decisions. We vow to make this process the most pleasant for everyone involved and, most importantly, for your child. We are devoted to loving on others and taking care of God’s children.

We can give you the confidence that your child will live his or her best life. They will always be loved unconditionally, cherished and protected. Your child will know exactly how wanted and needed they are and their emotional needs will be a top priority. It is our desire to help them determine their purpose in life and we know they will succeed.

Every season of your child’s life is exciting to us. We embrace every moment from admiring them as we watch them sleep to the many experiences that we will share with them.

We have the ability to offer your child two amazing life styles, both suburbia and country life with our weekend getaway home that includes farm animals. The sky is the limit pertaining to hobbies and entertainment, as both of us are constantly trying something new and there is never a dull moment in our home as we are always living in the moment.

We sincerely thank you for reading our profile and are grateful that you have chosen life for your baby. They will truly be loved, wanted, needed and admired by a happy family and we pray that it is us.

Love and blessings to you,
Russell and Valerie

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About Valerie

Valerie is outgoing, strong willed, smart, determined, and honest. She is a leader and puts the needs of others in front of her own without anything in return. She is a giver and has more satisfaction in buying for someone else or having someone else get something new. She is constantly looking out for others and trying to add value to their life and make them smile. Valerie has love for elderly people and takes the time to visit with them and help whenever she can. She is a listener and an encourager. Valerie doesn’t judge or think less of anyone; she believes that everyone is worthy of respect and is a true friend and fighter for others. She is selfless and has endured hardships in her life that she uses to help others and give them the drive and ambition to keep moving forward to their goals.

Valerie is stunningly beautiful with long, red hair. She is caring, thoughtful, selfless, patient, and outgoing to help others however and whenever the need arises. I know that she will be a great mother who will meet your baby’s needs, provide love and affection, talk and sing, and teach them about right and wrong. It is her calling and purpose in life to teach and raise a child of her own. Valerie is steered by God in the right direction and would love the opportunity to raise your child as her own.

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About Russell

Russell is one of a kind. He is a great friend and devoted husband. I have never known another human with so many great qualities and talents. He has a pleasant demeanor, and everyone enjoys being around him. The quote “If you can dream it, you can achieve it” reminds me of Russell. He is constantly trying something new, whether it’s a food, book, TV show or learning a new hobby. Russell is very smart. Building something or fixing or enhancing an existing project is one of his interesting talents. He is a mastermind on media and home theater equipment and set up. Russell loves animals and has great empathy for lost or mistreated shelter pets. He is repeatedly referred to as a dog whisperer because dogs cling to him in positive ways. Russell is caring to other people and is a great leader, both personally and professionally, with a taking-the-bull-by-the-horns outlook. He is usually found singing, dancing or laughing. I could never ask for a more genuine, loving person to do life with. He will be an amazing dad and will most definitely raise an outstanding child.

Russell has one of the kindest hearts you may ever meet. He is selfless and loving. He is goal oriented with integrity and high standards. He helps anyone that needs his assistance and would do anything for anyone. Russell doesn’t waste a minute or day. He lives in the moment. He has a mission each day to provide for his family and do whatever he can to make life great for them. He knows the importance of stopping to smell the roses and values life with the people he loves. Russell is hilarious and has a funny remark for almost anything and can make light of a difficult situation. He laughs every day and often. Russell enjoys hanging out with friends and spends time building relationships. He is a hard worker, very smart and confident. He is a natural leader and an inspiration to everyone he comes in contact with. Russell has been in the Navy and has discipline and motivation to complete a mission and especially arrive on time. He is a highly respected individual who is ethical and trust worthy.

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About Us as a Couple

We have a loving relationship and do most everything together. We are best friends and make each other our top priority. It is important to both of us to give a full 100% of ourselves to the other. We have the most fun just being at home with family and friends, hanging out, playing games or singing karaoke. It is enjoyable to volunteer in our community, church and organizations that we belong to because providing to people in need also brings us great personal satisfaction. In our spare time, we spend a lot of time outside relaxing by the pool, enjoying the view and working in our gardens. Our home entertainment also includes two little Yorkie dogs that love to enjoy the outside as much as we do.

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Our Home

We live in our forever home which is in a quiet and relaxing country setting on almost 7 acres of land. Our home has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, dining room, two living areas, large theater media room, and a woodworking and auto shop. We have a pool surrounded by tropical plants that we call our oasis. There is a pond where we fish at our leisure and plenty of green grass that resembles a park. It is never a dull moment at our home as it has everything that anyone could want. There are neighbors that just built a new house and they have two young boys that love to fish in their pond. Other neighbors in the area raise cattle and love to garden. Our home is 30-minutes from the beach and, on occasion, we can smell the ocean and see the seagulls fly over our home. Your child will grow up in a great area.

We also have a country getaway 2-hours away where we have a little home on 70 acres where there are cattle, farm animals, barns, and ponds. Your child will be intrigued with many experiences.

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Our Pets

We love all animals and are partial to dogs. We have two Yorkies, Berkley and Mila; each has quite a different personality. Berkley, the male, is 10 years old and is independent. Mila is 5 years old and loves to be by Berkley’s side. Mila is half poodle and is a fluffy ball of fun. Both of them love to play with toys and explore outside. We taught both of them to swim in the pool and how to relax on a pool floatie. Even though we treat them as our children, nothing can replace having a child of our own to teach and keep safe.

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Our Families

Our family members reside in Kansas and in Texas. Valerie’s parents and sister live in Kansas about 11 hours away and we see them throughout the year on holidays and birthdays. There are days we are adventurous and either take a road trip or get on a quick flight to see them. Russell’s sister lives 30 minutes away and we visit with her, her husband and daughter often. Combined we have 2 nieces and 2 nephews, ages from 10 to 28. Russell’s mother lives in a rural town about 2 hours away where we have our getaway home on 70 acres of ranch land. We have close friends with children that we like to visit and vacation with. Our church has given us a large network of friends that are always there for us. We sometimes gather weekly with friends at one of our homes to visit and nurture friendships.

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Our Careers

Individually we both ended up working for the same university in different departments with a passion to help others. Valerie works in research as a chief of staff and manager supporting the department chairman. Prior to the university, Valerie worked at a healthcare clinic where she managed a small team of people helping others. Russell’s career started out in the Navy as a sonar technician onboard submarines and then shifted to a building automation engineer where he worked at the university as a contractor. His attention to detail, work ethic and integrity landed him the job of a lifetime in facilities management where he is the Associate Vice President at the university. Russell’s career and passion are clear in the way that he improves processes, help others and ensures the safety of personnel.

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Our Faith

We are Christians and have faith in God. He loves us and forgives us. He is our Father and we look to Him for guidance and direction. With God, all things are possible. He has watched over us throughout our lives; He has forgiven us for our mistakes and has provided all our needs. He is always there. It is through our faith that we chose adoption. God has a plan for each of our lives and through prayer and bible study, we have found that taking care of God’s child is our purpose. We are all children of God and we will raise your child to love Him and know there is eternal life for him or her in Heaven.

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Why We are Choosing to Adopt

We chose adoption because we have a strong desire to help others and bring quality of life to one of God’s children. We have tried to conceive naturally and through invitro fertilization, but these attempts ended in miscarriages and failure. We want a child to raise as our own to teach and develop into a healthy adult. We want to teach your child to be God centered in their life and dependent on God throughout their life. In fact, we prayed about the next steps and adoption was the answer. We do not have any hurdles in our way.

To us adoption is a priceless gift. We want to give back to others and provide love and meaning for a child’s life. However, we will also be enhancing our own life with love, purpose and meaning. We embrace the challenges and joys of raising an adopted child. Adopting a child will forever change our lives for the better and we will never take this opportunity for granted. It is our ultimate wish to raise a happy and healthy child.

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Our Lifestyle

We have an equally active and home-body lifestyle. We enjoy exercise and riding our bicycles in the country and along the beach. We enjoy cooking and have many hobbies and activities such as woodworking, gardening, and fishing. We grow some of our own food crops and are going to raise chickens for fresh eggs. We love music, there is constant music of some sort playing in our home. We watch a lot of movies on the huge screen in our media room. We love our mini-adventures traveling, going on cruises, enjoying concerts, and dinner and dancing on occasion. We are ready to trade the adult night life for children’s activities, sports or dance recitals. We want your baby to be centered in everything that we do, to experience the enjoyment of everyday life, and to learn new things each day that will prepare him or her to be ready for adulthood.

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Our Vacations and Leisure Time

We enjoy vacationing in Hawaii as it is a familiar place since Russell lived there during his time in the military. We also enjoy going to resorts, beaches and exotic warm places. Las Vegas is a fun, quick getaway for us to see some shows and enjoy great food. We will become familiar to Disney resort vacations and already have one partially planned with extended family. In our leisure time we enjoy going to music concerts, symphonies, community festivals, rodeos, zip lining and car races. Exercise and eating well is a priority and we take time several times a week to workout, whether it’s a bicycle ride, a run around the neighborhood or working out in the gym. Other leisure activities are simply lying out in our backyard or in the hammock listening to nature in our rural area.

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Our Family Traditions

We cannot wait to share both new and old family traditions with your child. There will be daily, monthly, and yearly traditions. Some traditions will be at home, others at grandparents’ homes, and some that are during the holidays. A daily tradition will include reading a bedtime story. In our home we have weekly Saturday morning movies in our media room. We will soon start a tradition with your baby to start watching Disney movies or holiday-themed movies during the appropriate season. Once they are old enough, we will plant a large pumpkin patch for them to enjoy, along with dressing up for Halloween each year. Overall, our family celebrates all holidays. We take every opportunity to celebrate with family both in Texas and Kansas. During the winter holiday we take several weeks and go to Kansas and have quality time enjoying large family and friend gatherings. We love experiencing Christmas through the eyes of our small niece and nephews. On New Year’s Eve we enjoy entertaining friends, playing games, singing karaoke, and sometimes swimming. During Easter we celebrate Christ’s resurrection and attend church. We look forward to the Easter bunny and Easter baskets with goodies, as well as coloring and hunting for Easter eggs. Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day we also set aside to celebrate and embrace relaxation and fellowship with our friends and family. Each and every day your child will enjoy traditions as we hug, kiss and pray for them showing them especially how loved and cherished they are.

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How a Child will Enrich our Lives

Our lives will be enriched by the experiences we will share with your child. We will be able to look at life through a different lens. Our priorities will change to those that will be crucial to the betterment of their life. He or she will teach us things that we would not learn otherwise and the experience of raising a child is priceless. It is our desire to shower your child with unconditional love, gifts, experiences, and happiness for a lifetime. We are givers and that brings joy to us and makes our outlook brighter.

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What Kind of Parents We will be

We will be the parents that love through the positive words we use and we will constantly remind your child that they are loved immensely. We will also hug and kiss them and spend lots of quality time together. This child has been desired for so long, we will make sure their life is enriched. We will be the parents that are completely involved in all aspects, ensuring that they have appropriate social needs and encourage development and growth. We are always learning new things and will create a life for all of us together and include them in everything.

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How We will Discipline

To us, discipline is not punishment. We feel that discipline is immeasurably easier when the child feels loved and accepted. We believe that focused listening and paying special attention to their needs and showing them that we understand will help them respond more positively. Ultimately, we feel that the more we keep the child’s love tank full, the more he or she will respond to discipline or training.

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Education

We both believe in having a good education and we both have Bachelor’s degrees. Valerie’s education is in business and human resources, while Russell’s education is in electrical and mechanics along with computer information systems. We will support your child to be whatever they want to be and have the necessary education that goes along with their career path.

The most important lesson will be to love Jesus, themselves, and others. He or she will be taught to treat others with respect and kindness. We will teach your child to be honest and to live with integrity. We will teach him or her that it is okay to be different and to be their own person and to not judge those who may not be the same as us. We will teach them respect and to know the value of the things that cannot be bought. We will also teach them right from wrong.

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What We will tell Your Child about You

We will have discussions that are age appropriate and for your child. We will be respectful to your needs and never place judgement on you. It will always be presented to your child that you were strong and loved them and wanted what is ultimately best for them. We do not tear others down and would not want either you or your child to hurt. Everyone involved will be respected. Ultimately, we will learn as much as possible from you so that we can identify unique similarities between the two of you down the road, but mostly so that we can share what you would like us to share. We would always let your child know that you were strong and had the best intentions for their life and that they can shine with purpose.

We are open to both semi open and open adoption or even closed if that is your desire. We have always had desire to help others and make this process as painless as it can be. We realize there will be hard times for all involved and we vow to do the right thing and ease the pain as much as possible.

Our Promise to You

Our promise to you is to give your baby a life filled with love, protection and success. We have desired a child for so long, it will be our top priority to fulfill their every need and desire. Education is important to us and we welcome all the challenges of helping your child to grow into an educated, fulfilled adult. We promise to inspire them to be everything they hope to be and overall raise them to be happy.

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