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Melanie & Darrin
RACE OF CHILD INTERESTED IN ADOPTING:
No Preference
GENDER OF CHILD INTERESTED IN ADOPTING:
No Preference
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Dear Birthmother,

We want to thank you for taking the time to get to know us and for considering us as parents to your child. We admire you for your courageous and selfless decision to choose adoption for your child. Our names are Darrin and Melanie. We have been trying for several years to fulfill our dream of being parents and have been unable to have children of our own. Our path now leads us to adoption to build the family of our dreams. We have so much love to give and lots of laughter and fun times we can't wait to share with your child, if you give us the opportunity. We are so excited to start this journey together with you.

About Us

We have been married for 5 wonderful years. We met at Melanie's twin sister's wedding. We fell in love and were married the next year. We have never once regretted our decision to marry. We both grew up with the same beliefs and teachings. We belong to a wonderful, supportive church that we are quite active in. We work very well together in accomplishing our goals. We both have the same desires and goals and that is what has made our marriage so strong.

Darrin was born in northeastern Ohio and has lived there all his life. He worked for his dad for several years doing carpentry, but his dream was to own his own business. In 2015, his dream was finally realized when he and his brother bought a dump truck and started a trucking company. The next year, he and his brother took over a garbage collection company. Melanie was born and raised in Mississippi. She has a twin sister, an older brother and younger sister.  She taught school, grades 1 and 2 for several years before she married Darrin and moved to Ohio to live with him.

Our Home

In our home we strive for peace. Putting each other first is something we believe is very important in keeping peace in the home. Laughter and good times are something our home has a lot of.

 We live in a cozy, two bedroom, one bathroom home in a quiet safe neighborhood. Neighbors here are very friendly and will lend a helping hand whenever we need it. We have a fairly large yard that is surrounded on two sides by a nice wooded area. Just three miles down the road from us is a large park equipped with a very nice playground and both tennis and basketball courts.

Our Extended Family

We both grew up in families with strong religious values and morals and are blessed to have incredibly loving and caring families both near and far.  All of Darrin's family live within 5-10 minutes of us. His family is very close knit and so we spend a lot of time together. It is the tradition to all get together at his parent's house Saturday evenings for supper. Most of Melanie's family live in Mississippi and Louisiana, but her twin sister lives just a few miles away. We spend a lot of time with her and her husband and we often babysit their kids.

 Every year we trade off who we will spend Christmas with. We either spend it with Darrin's family or go down to Mississippi to be with Melanie's family. Both of our families are very excited about us adopting and can't wait for our baby to arrive. We know the new baby will be totally spoiled by the grandparents, aunts and uncles.

Our Family Traditions

We love camping and hiking and usually go camping at least once a year. We often take our dog for a Sunday afternoon walk on a nearby trail. There are several lakes close that we enjoy boating on or just picnicking by. We also love to travel and try to take at least one big road trip every year. Spending time with our family and friends is one of our favorite things to do. We often have cookouts in the woods at Darrin's parent's house. Whether we are at work, home or play we try to have a good time at whatever we are doing.

What Led Us To Adoption

We have always wanted children. We have been dealing with infertility for several years now and have been unsuccessful with treatments. We have discussed adoption and we both feel God is leading us to adopt to build the family of our dreams.

Facts About Melanie

Occupation:
Secretary
Religion:
Christian
Education:
Favorite Food:
Chicken Fajitas
Favorite Hobby:
Gardening
Favorite Movie:
Favorite Sport:
Softball
Favorite Holiday:
Christmas
Favorite Music Group:
Favorite TV Show:
Favorite Book:
The Rosary
Favorite Subject in School:
Math
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Treasure Island Beach

Facts About Darrin

Occupation:
Owner of Trucking and Garbage Removal Company
Religion:
Christian
Education:
Favorite Food:
BBQ Brisket
Favorite Hobby:
Hunting
Favorite Movie:
Favorite Sport:
Basketball
Favorite Holiday:
Christmas
Favorite Music Group:
Favorite TV Show:
Favorite Book:
Unbroken
Favorite Subject in School:
Math
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Glacier National Park
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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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