Dear Expectant Mother,
We are Greg and Marissa and we are so thankful that you have
taken the time to learn about us. We admire
your strength and selflessness as you consider adoption for your child.
Our story starts back in 2009 when we met each other through
mutual friends. We started off as just friends,
but after some persistence on Greg’s part, we realized that we were meant to be
in a relationship. Marissa was drawn to
the way Greg could always make her laugh. From telling funny jokes to shaving
his head in a mohawk, he always tries to put a smile on her face and keep her
calm when times get stressful. Greg
loved that Marissa can keep him grounded and focused. She pushed him to finish
school and get his masters and work towards additional licenses for his
job. We complement each other so well
and are strong in areas that the other is weak.
After some time in Florida we decided to move to the Midwest because we
felt it was a great place to start a family.
We got married in 2013 in a beautiful outdoor Fall ceremony surrounded
by friends and family and have continued to grow together in our careers,
relationship, and by the far the best growth has been adding to our family.
Our son, Connor, was born in June 2017. It is so fun to watch him grow and
learn. Being parents has been the
greatest blessing and we can’t wait to share our love with another child. We also have two dogs that we consider our
“fur children.” Gizmo is a mixed-breed, rescue dog. He loves to cuddle and chase his ball. Henry is a black lab and loves to go hunting
with Greg or take a ride in the truck.
Both dogs have done very well around Connor and we know they will love
another new brother or sister.
Greg was born and raised in Iowa. His dad, step-mom, brothers and sister still
live there and are about three hours away.
Some of Greg’s fondest childhood memories were made in Iowa. Catching monster bluegills on farm ponds with
his brother (even after his brother dropped his phone in the pond), running
bank poles for catfish on the Rock River, and watching a baseball game with
family at John O’Donnell stadium. To
this day, Greg still loves to hunt and fish and be outside and knows that the
best part about these activities isn’t the activity itself, it’s about spending
time with family and friends and making memories. Something that Greg can’t wait to do with his
Marissa was born and raised in Florida. Her parents, and
sister’s family still live in Florida but we talk with them often and we are
able to visit them every few months. Marissa is extremely close with her family. Her sister is her best friend and was her
partner in crime growing up. Her parents
were her biggest cheer leaders and support system. Whether it was school, extra
circular activities or relationships, she always knew that her family was there
for her. Her parents and sister helped
shape her into who she is today and it’s the type of relationship she wants to make
sure her children feel as well.
We both come from very loving and supportive families and we
want to instill that closeness into the family that we build. We believe that family is the foundation of
your life. Whether it’s grilling out or
sitting around the bonfire and roasting marshmallows, family time is always the
best time. Greg’s mom and step-dad live
very close to us and we see them almost every weekend. They love spending time
with Connor and are excited for another grandchild to spoil.
Most importantly, we want you to know that we will love your
child unconditionally. As they grow we
will provide them with endless amounts of support and guidance. We will fill our home with happiness, fun,
and laughter and raise your child to enjoy life to the fullest.
We know this decision isn’t easy for you. We are thrilled with the prospect of bringing
a new life into our home and we would be honored and blessed if you chose us to
be the parents to your child.
Greg & Marissa