We are Preston and Carol and thank you very much for reading our story. We can only imagine that you might be going through a difficult time in your life right now and although we do not know you, we are praying for you. Making a decision such as an adoption plan for your baby could be the hardest decision you ever face and we do not take that lightly. We promise to love this baby for the rest of our lives and raise them in a Christian home that is honoring to the Lord. Here is a glimpse into our lives….
We met and started dating through our church college ministry. Through that time, we went on mission trips overseas together and really developed a heart for adoption. Also during college, Carol was a volunteer crisis pregnancy counselor and really got to see the hearts of women facing an unplanned pregnancy and how difficult that road is to walk, and what an incredible decision an adoption plan can be for all who are involved. We felt like God was planting seeds all along the way for us.
After 3 years of dating, we married in 2007. We knew we wanted to have children and be parents one day. Several years into our marriage we began to struggle with fertility and learned that we would most likely be unable to have children biologically. Although that was a very difficult time for us as we grieved that news, we knew God had a plan. We began pursing adoption in 2012 and were so very excited to welcome a baby into our home and grow our family in this way. Fall of 2012, our son, Jack, was born. We couldn’t have been happier. He has changed our lives forever and God provided for us in so many ways. Jack brings so much joy to our lives and we feel privileged that the Lord has placed him in our care to raise him forever and we do not take that lightly. We are proud adoptive parents and feel blessed that God gave us a heart for adoption years back in college.
Jack is 3 years old now, and we are equally as excited to continue growing our family. We believe that God has opened that door again, and we cannot wait to see how He provides. Please know that we will love both of our children equally.
We think Jack will be an awesome big brother. He is a very social child, rarely meets a stranger, and is at the stage where he loves to “help.” We both have siblings and we know the great times and bond we’ve had with our siblings growing up and we desire that for our children; to be raised up together and always have that brother or sister to be there for you. Both of our families have always been very supportive of our decision to adopt and all involved are so excited about welcoming another baby into our home. They couldn’t be more excited. Our parents and our siblings absolutely love Jack unconditionally and will be no different with a second child. Our close friends are also extremely supportive and a new baby will have plenty of friends to grow up with.
We want you to know that we plan to tell both of our children their own adoption story in age-appropriate terms. Our children will know that their birthparents made a plan for them out of selfless love and it is our goal for them to understand that. Longing to provide a home full of love, comfort, laughter, and so much more, we can’t thank you enough for considering us as adoptive parents.
Preston & Carol
Adoptive Family at a Glance
|Father’s Name: Preston||Mother’s Name: Carol|
|Occupation: Investment Wholesaler||Occupation: Registered Nurse|
|Education: Bachelors of Economics and Master’s of Business Administration||Education: BS in Nursing|
|Religion: Christian||Religion: Christian|
|Date of Birth: 1/31/83||Date of Birth: 6/22/83|
|Ethnicity: Caucasian||Ethnicity: Caucasian|
|Hair Color: Brown||Hair Color: Brown|
|Eye Color: Brown||Eye Color: Brown|
|Height: 6’2”||Height: 5’5”|
|General Health: Excellent||General Health: Excellent|
Date of marriage: February 2007
Children: Our son, Jack, is 3 years old and we adopted him at birth in 2012. He has forever changed our lives. Jack is an active, fun-loving, playful, happy little boy and he brings us so much joy. We love to play outside together, hike along trails, go to playgrounds, wrestle, and play ball. He rarely meets a stranger and loves being around other children. We think he will make an awesome big brother.
Interest and Hobbies: We love to travel and take long weekends away to the mountains or cities we’ve never been to. Preston loves to play golf, run, or play most any sport. Carol loves to spend quality time with friends and family catching up with people. Most of all we love spending quality time, even if at home, as a family.
Home: We live in a cozy neighborhood with sidewalks, a pool, tennis courts, playground, and walking trails. It is a wonderful place to raise a family, including many neighborhood children to play with. Our house is 2 stories with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and has a wonderful play space for children. Jack has his own room and we have another bedroom that is dedicated to a new baby that is currently “in the works.”
Pets: No pets currently.
Finances: We are financially stable with consistent incomes which has allowed us to be debt free. We feel like we will be able to provide comfortably for our family.
Why are you interested in building a family though adoption: Before we married, we both had developed a heart for adoption. Several years into our marriage, we began to struggle with fertility and learned we were unable to have children biologically. We felt like God was leading us in the direction of adoption to build our family. We were very excited to start the adoption process in 2012 and believe God placed Jack in our lives for a purpose. We are beyond blessed that God chose us to raise him and any future children. God has laid on our hearts again an excitement and desire to adopt a second child. Please know that we will love these children equally and are very excited for our hearts to grow again. We couldn’t be more thankful for adoption and what it means to our family.
Openness to Birth parents: We would love to meet expectant parents prior to birth so they can see who we are in person. After placement, we are open to letters, pictures, and emails with updates and would love to come up with a plan that everyone feels most comfortable with. Our goal, as it has been all along with our son, is for a birth parent to always know that we are parenting and loving this baby to the best of our ability, which we hope will provide peace and comfort.
Childcare Plans: Preston works full time and Carol works part-time, two days a week, as a nurse. After a baby arrives, Carol will have a 12 week leave from work for a period of bonding and settling in as a family of 4. We currently have a wonderful nanny and upon Carol going back to work two days a week, we will continue to have our nanny come to our home to care for both children.
We are represented by Nightlight Christian Adoptions. If you need more information about us, or would like to meet us, please contact Nightlight toll-free at 866-832-3678.