Hello…We are Ryan and Bonita, from central Alabama. Obviously we do not know you, yet we have thought about you many times in the recent months since we have been considering adoption. We want you to know that we offer our heartfelt love and support to you as you make this important decision. We imagine that you may have some mixed and uncertain feelings and emotions regarding this, and while we cannot make them all disappear; we CAN tell you that we offer our true, genuine love for your baby and the healthy, happy home environment a child needs to grow up into a stable successful person.
We have one biological daughter, Caleigh, and have been unable to have another child. We both love and would like more children in our family to fill our hearts and home. So that brings us into contact with you and we hope you can feel our honest care and concern for you and your child. We want whatever is best for you both. Your sacrifice will be our gain and we truly appreciate your difficult decision. Adoption has been a positive part of both of our lives since my sister and her husband have three adopted children, and Ryan’s uncle and his wife have adopted children also.
We have a strong faith in God and are very thankful for his blessings to us. We are very active in our church and have many wonderful and supportive friends there. We live a quiet happy lifestyle and find rich fulfillment and contentment in serving God and our fellowmen. Our wish is to convey God’s love and the grace he gives to all of us each day.
Now for a little more about us…we have been married for 8 years. I met Ryan in Florida volunteering on cleanup work after Hurricane Ivan. Our acquaintance grew into a friendship during the following years. Ryan proposed in July of 2005 and on October 1 we were married in a very special ceremony with many family and friends present. We share many of the same interests. Love of travel, history, outdoors, hiking and gardening have been the launch pad of many awesome times together and have made memories we treasure. A week of hiking in Glacier National Park, three weeks spent traveling to Zimbabwe, Germany and Switzerland, and a vacation to St. Augustine and Disneyland in Florida are among our most favorite trips and anniversary celebrations. We are self-employed; farming corn, soybeans, and wheat and growing cattle. We own our single family 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath home on 12 acres that is a mix of woods and pasture. We have a big yard with a sandbox and swings for playtime, and an attractive wooden barn that is perfect to ride bike in. Our large patio behind our house is enjoyed for outdoor meals and is a great space to host friends and family. Early in our marriage we set some goals for our relationship. Some of these included a commitment to and faith in God and our church, unselfishness in action and loving communication with each other. We are best friends and have a great time just being together!
I love being outdoors and spend a lot of time gardening in the summer. I enjoy helping Ryan on our farm, lending a hand at grain harvest time. I also like to cook, go swimming and spend time with friends. My family is from Georgia and we enjoy getting together several times a year. My parents have been married for 45 years and still live in the home I grew up in. My siblings are all married and have families of their own.
Ryan is even-natured, gentle and compassionate. He is a wonderful daddy to Caleigh and puts his home and family first. He works hard and provides well for us as a family. He enjoys hiking in the mountains, backpacking and fishing. Ryan’s parents and family live close by and we enjoy many good times together. He has a sister and two brothers who are married and have families. Caleigh loves to play with her seven little cousins!
Ryan and I were both raised in happy secure homes and neither of our families have any broken homes among them. They support us and are excited about our decision to adopt. Most of all we want to give our children unconditional love and teach them responsibility, honesty, and compassion so they may be a blessing to their families and communities.
Ryan & Bonita
Adoptive Family at a Glance
|Father’s Name: Ryan||Mother’s Name: Bonita|
|Occupation: Self-employed in farming/cattle||Occupation: Stay-at-home mom|
|Education: High School||Education: High School|
|Religion: Christian||Religion: Christian|
|Date of Birth: 5/1976||Date of Birth: 10/1982|
|Ethnicity: Caucasian||Ethnicity: Caucasian|
|Hair Color: Brown||Hair Color: Blonde|
|Eye Color: Green||Eye Color: Blue|
|Height: 6’1”||Height: 5’9”|
|General Health: Excellent||General Health: Excellent|
Date of marriage: October 1, 2005
Children: One girl, Caleigh, who is 4
Interest and Hobbies: We love gardening, hiking, traveling, seeing places of historical interest, vacations to the beach or the mountains, reading books, family gatherings and picnics.
Home: Single family home, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath on 12-acres that is a mix of woods and pasture. We have a big yard with a sandbox and swings for playtime, and an attractive wooden barn that is perfect to ride bike in. Our large patio behind our house is enjoyed for outdoor meals and is a great space to host friends and family.
Pets: Two cats named Tigger and Muffin and lots of birds who keep our six bird-feeders busy and fill the yard with happy sounds!
Finances: We love our farming-based life style and are so thankful Bonita can stay at home with our daughter and provide the home life we want. Ryan enjoys working with his younger brother on our row-crop and cattle farm.
Why are you interested in building a family though adoption: We love children and always dreamed of having a family of several children. Because of infertility we have chosen to grow our family through adoption and feel the Lord has blessed us in this decision. We have a happy home and secure marriage. Both of our families are supportive and excited about our decision.
Openness to Birth parents: We would like to meet you and will be happy to send pictures and updates. We want you to know that your child is loved and well-cared for.
Childcare Plans: Bonita is a stay-at-home mom
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 888.933.2237