Anthony & Rebecca In Ohio

RACE OF CHILD INTERESTED IN ADOPTING:
No Preference
GENDER OF CHILD INTERESTED IN ADOPTING:
No Preference

Dear Birthmother,

We are Anthony, Rebecca and Alexander and we are so excited at the possibility of knowing you and going through this experience together. Your consideration of us as parents and big brother to your baby is the greatest gift. We have been praying for this blessing for a long time, and we are now being given the chance of a lifetime: to be parents to your child. Therefore, you will forever be in our family and story.

We as a family are not new to adoption as we adopted Alexander 2 years ago from Texas. We had an open relationship with his mother for the first year. This included regular phone calls, pictures and Christmas gifts. She decided that after a year she would like a closed adoption. We told her that we supported her and that if she ever wanted to change her mind, we would support that as well. We understand if you are unsure of what extent you would like to have contact with us, and we will support you and work through this with you. We want to know that we would love to have you as involved as you would like to and feel comfortable with.

We as a family are incredibly blessed to have a supportive family that we spend time with regularly. We live next door to Rebecca’s grandmother, sister and brother. We also live less than 20 min away from Rebecca and Anthony’s parents. We are typically all together as a family 4-5 days a week, in the summer we all swim at the family pool! We have been so lucky that the family has agreed to watch our children during the day while we are working. Our children will get to spend their days being watched by Rebecca’s sister, mother and grandmother and Anthony’s Father and Mother! They are all so excited at the possibility of adding another little one to the family.

I (Rebecca) am a medical social worker, and my job allows me to have the flexibility to schedule patients that work best for us. I would be able to take this child to any doctors appointments, I (Anthony) am an accountant for our local university and work from home a few days a week. My work is very supportive of me and knows we are adopting again and has agreed to let me work from home while we transition a new child into our home. We are very blessed to have an extensive support system of friends, family, co-workers and bosses who support our decision to adopt again and are willing to work with us for childcare and time off, however we need.

We cannot promise that we are going to be perfect parents, but we can promise that we will love your child and always ensure the home they are raised in is a safe place for them to grow, learn, fail, cry, laugh, make messes, and have adventures. We cannot wait to read books, have music, dance parties, go on adventures, and learn and grow as a family. We are excited to be parents to a child that will have magical Christmases, fun falls, and memorable summers. We will share everything we know about the outdoors: like camping, fishing, and hiking, and we are excited to love this child as much as we are humanly capable.

The adventures we will take them on will be challenging and uplifting. Our house will be a house that will allow your child to learn and grow about all different things. Most of all, our hearts will always be open.

Anthony, Rebecca and Alexander

About Us

We met while working in a retail store. We have been together for 10 years and married for 8 years. Anthony is an accountant for a local university. He loves to golf with his father and grandfather, tear apart computers and do other things with technology. He enjoys playing with remote control cars and boats with our son, Alexander. He likes spending time outside mowing and having bon fires. Rebecca is a medical social worker at a local hospital. She loves to read, play board games and go hiking. She also loves to spend time playing blocks and toys with Alexander. She enjoys taking our dogs and son on walks. She especially loves to do yoga and meditate.

As a family, we enjoy traveling around the country going to museums, zoos, aquariums and other local travel locations. We are very lucky to have some wonderful local farms that we can go to and enjoy being around farm animals and learn about them. We also have wonderful metro parks that we live close to and can spend time exploring, hiking and playing. The metro parks also provide a great place to have ice cream picnics. One of our goals is to try and go to a zoo, aquarium or museum in every state! We as a couple did a lot of traveling outside of the country and can't wait to take our children to different countries to learn and explore different ethnicities and cultures. We also enjoy spending time at home just relaxing and watching movies as a family.

Our Home

We recently built a new home in a quiet community. Our backyard opens to a large grass field that will not be built on for 20 years. We have a large fishing pond that is across the street from our home. The pond has a walking trail around it and we enjoy spending time walking, feeding the fish and ducks. Our home sits on a dead end and the closest home is 2 houses down. The neighborhood has a number of children who live close enough to allow our children to play with them. We live less than 10 minutes away from the elementary school that the children will be going to. This is also the same elementary school Rebecca went to.

Our Extended Family

We have a unique family situation that has allowed us as a family to thrive. Rebecca’s sister and niece, mother, grandmother and Anthony’s father watch Alexander and will continue to watch any new babies we will add to our family. We all live very close. Rebecca’s sister and brother live two blocks over and her grandmother lives two houses down from the family. Rebecca’s mother and father live 10 minutes away from our home. Her family has a family operated business that allows the family to support each other and have flexible schedules as needed. Anthony’s parents live 20 minutes away and also assist with caring for Alexander. Anthony’s grandparents also live close and we spend as much time with them as possible over the weekends.

Our Family Traditions

As a family, we have some amazing traditions around Christmas. We love to go to the local zoo that decorates with lights and other Christmas decorations. We usually start our Christmas celebrations right after Thanksgiving. We normally go and cut down a live tree for our house and our major family tree. Rebecca normally puts up 3-4 trees, a Christmas Village and other decorations. We love to decorate our house with lights and put up Christmas trees. We always go to Anthony’s grandparents' house on Christmas Eve and have dinner and then go to church afterwards. On Christmas day, we get up and open presents as a family and then go to Rebecca’s parents' house for a big breakfast and more opening of presents. After that we go over to Anthony’s parents’ house and end our night with dinner and more present opening.

Some of our other fun traditions in the family include our summers. We love to go over to Anthony’s parents' house to swim and try to go a few times a month over the summer. We enjoy going to parks and taking part in Metro Park events and classes. We also have a big family cookout on July 4th with Rebecca's family and then light off fireworks.

We also like to spend time with all of our family and often spend weekends traveling around to see our grandparents. Alexander loves to spend time with his great-grandparents and we will continue to travel and spend time with them as the children grow.

What Led Us To Adoption

We knew that adoption was the only way we were going to grow our family. It just made sense to us to grow through love and open hearts. Adoption always made sense to us and our view of having a village to help children grow.

Facts About Anthony

Occupation:
Accountant
Religion:
Christian
Education:
Bachelor in Science
Favorite Food:
Pizza
Favorite Hobby:
Being Outside
Favorite Movie:
Fast and Furious
Favorite Sport:
Baseball
Favorite Holiday:
Thanksgiving
Favorite Music Group:
Aerosmith
Favorite TV Show:
The Office
Favorite Book:
Sports Autobiographies
Favorite Subject in School:
Science
Favorite Vacation Spot:
The Woods

Facts About Rebecca

Occupation:
Social Worker & Counselor
Religion:
Christian
Education:
Masters in Social Work
Favorite Food:
Steak & Potatoes
Favorite Hobby:
Reading
Favorite Movie:
How to Train Your Dragon Series
Favorite Sport:
Football
Favorite Holiday:
Christmas
Favorite Music Group:
Ed Sheehan
Favorite TV Show:
Impractical Jokers
Favorite Book:
Far Too Many!
Favorite Subject in School:
English & History
Favorite Vacation Spot:
England
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Anthony & Rebecca