Married Since: 2017

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: Part-Time

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: No

If you can see your baby being raised as a Texan, in a multilingual household, with a nutrition focused mom, a nerdy dad, and a large close group of family and friends, then we might be the family for you. We will love your child unconditionally and will be open and honest with them about the adoption, who you are, and your love for them.

Tony and Cami

from Texas

Tony

Ancestry: English, African

Religion: Agnostic

Occupation: Sales Manager

Education: BA

Hobbies: Chess, Live music, Hiking, Watching movies

Cami

Ancestry: French, Irish, English

Religion: Agnostic

Occupation: Registered Dietitian

Education: BA, BS

Hobbies: Soccer, Horseback riding, Reading, Yoga, Cooking

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: All Races / Ethnicities

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Spiritual

Favorites

Tony

Book
"1984"
Childhood Memory
Winning the spelling bee in 5th grade
Family Activity
Hiking
Food
Pizza
Personal Hero
My dad
Thing to Cook
Pasta
TV Show
"Saturday Night Live"
Music
"The Roots"
Vacation Spot
Europe
Quote
"We shall escape from the imagined chase." - Dante's Inferno

Cami

Book
So many! "Harry Potter" series is a favorite.
Childhood Memory
Playing competitive soccer with some of my best friends.
Family Activity
Playing games at our lake house
Food
Tacos or pasta
Personal Hero
My dad
Thing to Cook
I love to experiment - I am constantly trying new recipes.
TV Show
"Friends"
Music
R&B or Indie Pop
Vacation Spot
Mountains or France
Quote
"What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" - Mary Oliver
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From Us to You

Thank you for taking the time to consider us as possible parents for your baby. There is no way we can understand how difficult this decision is for you, but we can promise that we will absolutely adore and love your baby.

If you can see your baby being raised as a Texan, in a multilingual household, with a nutrition focused mom, a nerdy dad, and a large close group of family and friends, then we might be the family for you. If you were to select us we would provide home for your child where both sets of grandparents are ready to shower your baby with lots of love (and a lot of toys too!) They would have four uncles, three aunties, and three cousins ready to play with them, coach sports, and teach them a variety of different things. From sports, to chess, to board games and so much more! The majority of our family lives in the same city as us or just an hour away. And both sets of grandparents have offered to babysit when we return to work.

We didn’t come to the decision to adopt lightly. We tried to have a baby on our own for 2 years and Cami underwent a lot of fertility tests to find out that it is not possible for us to conceive and have a baby on our own. After speaking with friends who have been adopted and doing lots of research we decided this is the right path for us.

If you are comfortable with it we would also love for your baby to know who you are. After speaking with our friends who have been adopted we realized how important it is for kids to know where they come from and to have some type of connection to their birth parents. Whether it’s a photo, letter, or regular updates we would love for your baby to know where they came from. If you do choose us, we hope we can learn more about exactly what you would prefer.

Professionally, we are both able to work from home and have flexible schedules. Work life balance is a priority for us and something we are privileged to have. We feel that connection and quality time with each other is the only way to build and keep a strong family. From our pictures, you may have noticed our red heeler, Shay. She is definitely a member of the family and we begin every day walking her around the neighborhood.

We are big travelers and learners. We both speak second languages, Cami lived abroad for a while and learned French and Tony speaks Spanish and is currently teaching himself French. Before COVID, we would take 1 to 2 trips a year to a new city or country, some of our favorites have been Iceland and Paris. We will raise your child in a household that embraces different cultures and expose them to as many new places and experiences as we can.

We know that you may be considering adoption because the time might not be right for you. We are here to offer your baby a loving, supportive family where there will be good food, laughter, and security. Our goal is not to replace you but to help support your child, and as we are not able to have children on our own we come to you to ask for your help to allow us to grow our family.

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Why We are Choosing to Adopt

We both come from close families, and when we got married we knew that we wanted to start one of our own. After a long time of trying, we went to the doctors and found out that it wasn’t going to work out for us the traditional way. We still were committed to growing our family and sharing our love and started looking at alternate paths. Cami has a former coworker that shared her similar story, and how ANLC was able to help their family by connecting them with an expectant mom, who decided to make an adoption plan with them. Their child is now 12, and has a warm, loving home. We both saw ourselves in her story and we hope to share our home with your baby.

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About Cami, by Tony

Cami is a born and raised Texan, she loves to learn and meet new people. Growing up she played a ton of sports and has had a love of horses since she could walk. As a kid and into her 20s she was an avid soccer player and is still close friends with a lot of her childhood teammates. Through her passion for the sport, we have both become fans – we watch games almost every weekend and will plan trips to see World Cup matches every 4 years.

In the eight years we have been together I have seen her learn something new every year – whether it’s acting classes, to photography, to a complete career change she is constantly trying new things. She has recently changed professions after going back to school and she absolutely loves what she does. As a dietitian, she specializes in helping people with eating disorders and GI disorders. She cares deeply about people and is constantly trying to improve to better serve her patients. I can’t wait to see her as a mom because I know she will be completely devoted to your child and up for exploring whatever their interests are.

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About Tony, by Cami

Tony was born in England where his dad was stationed in the military. After living in a few states, he made it to Texas as soon as he could. He studied mathematics in college and has worked in sales for several different technology companies. He loves to travel, spend time with friends, and watch new (sometimes obscure) movies. He is also a trivia wiz – he tries out for “Jeopardy” every year. He loves a good dad joke and is always trying to make people laugh.

He is also incredibly kind – early on in our relationship I had several friends make comments about how much they liked him. His patience and kindness are going to make him an incredible dad and I can’t wait to see him teaching your child chess and all of the other “nerdy” (his word, not mine) games that he loves.

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Lifestyle

Every day begins with taking Shay, our red heeler dog, on a walk in our neighborhood. There are always a lot of deer and other people walking their dogs or strollers. Shay is always nearby throughout the day while we work and always lets us know when the mailman drops off a package. We keep Shay fashionable and she gets a new bandana for different holidays and as the seasons change. We both work from home and have flexible schedules, and work life balance comes first. We feel that connection is the only way to keep a strong family.

Our friends and family are at the center of our life. We love to spend our free time with them, whether it’s hosting dinner, game nights, or going out to our family lake house and spending time on the water or by the pool. We love to be around our loved ones. During the week we spend most of our time at our house. After work, we will cook dinner together, watch a show, go for a walk, or spend time chatting on our back porch and watching deer roam around the park behind our house. Since COVID, our activities have changed a bit – we used to run in different races around the country, play indoor soccer, and Cami would ride horses. Now we do weight lifting twice a week and various hikes around town and in our neighborhood. We both grew up playing sports and enjoy being active and exploring. It’s something we hope to include your child in as well.

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Home & Neighborhood

Our house is in a quiet neighborhood that backs up to a park with tons of trees and trails. When we moved in, we had several neighbors welcome us by bringing cakes and cookies over and introducing themselves. It is the first place we have lived that truly feels like a community, where people stop to chat on walks and are always willing to help if needed. We have a playscape that is right down the street and it is always full of kids and families. We can’t wait to take your child there to play and meet more of our neighbors.

Our home is two stories with a front living room that we intend to make a playroom for your child. The nursery will be upstairs close to our bedroom and Cami’s home office. Our favorite places to hang out in the house are in our open living room and kitchen where we will catch up after work and cook or on our screened in porch. If the weather is nice we will eat on our porch or have our morning coffee.

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Our Families & Friends

We are both very close to our families. Cami’s entire family lives in the same city so we will get together almost weekly for dinner, pool days, or watching a game. Cami’s parents adore being grandparents to her brother’s daughter. Pops (aka Cami’s Dad) is our niece’s favorite person outside of her parents. He has a standing weekly visit with our niece and he can’t wait to do the same for your child too.

Tony’s brother works as an educator and lives nearby while his parents live an hour away and his sisters live out of state. Our child will be their first grandchild and Tony’s parents have already expressed interest in relocating to be closer once your baby arrives. We are both fortunate to have close friends that live nearby as well, several of whom have small children. They are already giving us advice and offering to come over for playdates and babysitting once your child arrives. We both believe that our friends are extensions of our family, so we get together with them often. We host a Friendsgiving every year and will take trips annually with different friend groups. We are looking forward to bringing your child along on these trips and helping them foster friendships with all of our friends’ kids. We both have friendships that have spanned 20 or 30+ years and our hope is that your child will be able to foster similar lifelong friendships.

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Family Traditions

The holidays are big in each of our families, and we double it up by spending it with both sides of our parents. There is never a shortage of games, good food, and presents. We also have a tradition of every once in a while, leaving “pillow presents” for each other to find, when we are thinking about each other and find something small they might like. These are nice little presents of something that we know the other person likes where a surprise of it would brighten their day. During soccer season we also wake up early on the weekends to watch, and we wear our teams’ colors to cheer them on. We each root for different teams, but your child will get to pick their own soccer team to cheer for!

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Racial & Cultural Diversity

Cami was fortunate to get to study abroad when she was in college, and she lived in Switzerland and was immersed in French, and after that, she traveled to Asia and taught English in Thailand. Tony was born to an African American father and a British mother and grew up in a military household so he got to live in a lot of places and grow up in two different cultures. For work, he has been able to travel to several different countries, and together we love exploring new locations throughout the world visiting museums, and trying new food when they vacation. It is important to us to celebrate all races and cultures, and our friends and family reflect this.

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Our Promise to You

Our promise to you is that we will give your baby the opportunity to grow up in a loving, supportive household with every chance to succeed. There is a lot of uncertainty in the world right now and we will give our all to make our household a safe and encouraging environment. We promise to always choose love, patience, and care, and to make sure your child is happy, healthy, and knows that your choice was also made out of love. We promise that there will be cousins, grandparents, aunts, and uncles around to help out and shower your child with love and wish nothing but the best for them, as do we. We will love your child unconditionally and will be open and honest with them about the adoption, who you are, and your love for 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!