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Jodi & Wesley
RACE OF CHILD INTERESTED IN ADOPTING:
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GENDER OF CHILD INTERESTED IN ADOPTING:
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Dear Birthmother,

Thank you very much for looking at our profile and considering us as adoptive parents. Our names are Wes and Jodi, and our 3 year old daughter, Kennedy. All three of us have such a huge desire to adopt a beautiful newborn baby into our family.We know our family is wonderful, but incomplete without a baby. Kennedy wants to be a big sister and squeals with excitement every time we talk about it! We now know that Wes carries a gene that can lead to childhood cancer, so we feel strongly about adoption rather than having another child naturally. We can't wait for you to read our profile and take a glimpse into our life.

About Us

We started dating in 2007 when Wes's younger sister introduced us and thought we would like each other because we were both very tall. After one date, we knew we really liked each other. We quickly realized that we both have strong Christian upbringings and extremely close families. Wes finally proposed in 2012 at an Italian restaurant we love in a small Texas town on a very cold night. In 2013, we found out we were pregnant with our little girl, Kennedy Joy. She is currently three years old and loves playing outside with all of our neighbors, watching the movie Frozen and making crafts.

 Wes is a food sales representative for a company called Performance Food Service and works from home, mostly on his computer and talking to customers. He loves to spend his free time with our family, playing golf and building things in our garage. Jodi is a middle school choir teacher and loves her job with a passion. In her free time, she loves to spend lots of time with the family, go shopping and does some professional singing on the side.

Our Home

We are so excited about our new home that we moved into at the very end of 2016. Our home has two stories with two living and dining rooms, 4 bedrooms, a huge upstairs playroom filled with toys and a media room. We live on a quiet cul-de-sac with ten other homes. In almost every house is a young couple with young kids! The kids are outside every day from dawn to dusk playing together. Our school district has won countless awards for its excellence. Our neighborhood has a private community pool and park, as well as many public parks nearby that we visit regularly.

Our Extended Family

One thing that initially attracted us to one another was how important our families are. Wes comes from a huge extended family. Most of his close family live in town and we see them regularly. Every week we see his mother, "Memaw" and his sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth and Albert. They just got married and are hoping to have children very soon. His aunts and uncles on both sides have family gatherings several times a year. We especially enjoy going out to Grandma Coke’s 40-acres of land in the country and playing in her huge backyard. Jodi comes from an equally close family. Her parents, "MeMe and Grandad" live close and we see them twice a week. Her cousins have all moved to different parts of the country, but she still has two aunts who live close and love to spoil her and Kennedy with fun gifts and outings.

One major thing we have in common is our strong Christian upbringing. Both of us were raised by excellent, Godly-parents who took us to church every week and made sure we knew about God’s plan for our lives. We now strive to do the same thing for our daughter by taking her to church every week and saying daily prayers as a family.

Our Family Traditions

Every summer, Wes's family has a HUGE family reunion with about 60 people in attendance! We try to go every year and keep up with all of his wonderful fmily members. Every major holiday, including Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, Mother’s Day and Independence Day, we spend at one of our family member’s homes sharing meals and fun conversation. There are lots of little cousins who love to play together while the adults catch up and eat great homemade food. We are very blessed to have such a close and supportive family on both sides.

What Led Us To Adoption

After our young daughter was diagnosed with cancer, it was determined that it was genetic. Our daughter is now in great health and free of cancer! We feel led to adopt a baby who needs a wonderful home to complete our family.

Facts About Jodi

Occupation:
Middle School Choir Teacher
Religion:
Christian
Education:
Master's Degree in Choral Conducting
Favorite Food:
Sushi
Favorite Hobby:
Singing + Playing the Piano
Favorite Movie:
Zoolander
Favorite Sport:
Watching Basketball
Favorite Holiday:
Christmas
Favorite Music Group:
The Beatles
Favorite TV Show:
30 Rock
Favorite Book:
The Great Gatsby
Favorite Subject in School:
History + Music
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Destin, Florida

Facts About Wesley

Occupation:
Food Sales Representative
Religion:
Christian
Education:
Attended the University of North Texas
Favorite Food:
Sushi + Pizza
Favorite Hobby:
Golfing
Favorite Movie:
Any Star Wars Movie
Favorite Sport:
Baseball
Favorite Holiday:
Christmas
Favorite Music Group:
Led Zeppelin + Radiohead
Favorite TV Show:
Game of Thrones
Favorite Book:
The Da Vinci Code
Favorite Subject in School:
Science
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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I adopted our son as a newborn after going through 12 years of infertility. Now, 23 years later, I am director at Everlasting Adoptions. Shortly after adopting our son, I started to feel a calling towards adoption. My career as a Human Resource Manager in Corporate America came to an end, and I entered what I now know is my purpose and passion in life — building families through the miracle of adoption.

Working with birthmothers and adoptive parents throughout the US for over 20 years has allowed me to utilize the skills I have been blessed with to serve others. I come to work every day not as a staff member coming to a job from 9 to 5, but as a person who is extremely dedicated and devoted to helping people like you every single day. I feel very blessed to have found my purpose, and I look forward to helping you with your adoption needs!

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