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Thank you for taking the time to get to know us and for considering us as parents for your child. We feel that it is God’s plan for us to become a family through adoption. We want to help your baby discover their best self and support them through all that they do. We have a huge support system within our family, church, and friends and they are all excited to welcome your child home!

 

 

About Us

We met almost five years ago now and had an instant connection. A year later we were married! When we tried to grow our family we experienced pregnancy difficulties and, after three years, we found God’s path for our family leading to adoption. We are excited to now grow our family through adoption.

We love doing things together with family and friends including a monthly family bowling night. We make time for each other and we do so many things together like grocery shopping, landscaping, home decorating, watching TV, going to the movies, going to dinner/brunch. We are constantly laughing and enjoy attending car shows, game nights, and baseball and basketball games! We both look forward to sharing our adventure through life with your child and, since we both love to read, are looking forward to bedtime stories.

About Aaron

Aaron is truly a blessing from God. I love his sense of humor.  He is a giver, kind, dedicated, and is a hands-on fixer. He enjoys watching sports, working on computers and cars and enjoys having projects. He leads the IT Support Team at his job and is a veteran of the United States armed forces. He is excited about the next chapter in our lives and looks forward to teaching your child how to play sports, work with their hands to fix things and how to do things for themselves.

About Amethyst

My wife Amethyst is currently working on her second degree in early childhood education, with the intention of becoming an elementary school teacher.  Currently, she is a Dance and Fitness Instructor for children ages 2 & up and has a flexible schedule that will allow her to be a part-time stay at home mom. Amethyst enjoys cooking and trying new recipes. She is a very determined person with admirable faith and she never gives up on her dreams. Amethyst is looking forward to seeing your child develop and grow. She is excited to support and encourage them in whatever their heart desires.

Our Home in Illinois

Our beautiful home is located in the suburbs of Illinois and is filled with love and laughter. We have two-year-old mixed rat terrier/Chihuahua mix named Amber. She is super energetic, playful, and gets along wonderfully with children. We live in a very family friendly area with a community pool and clubhouse. We have several parks nearby and some theatres, museums, and a local zoo! We are also located within a great school district. We are a short car ride from downtown, the pier, and a local lake! We are excited to expose our child to a well-balanced variety of activities.

 

Our Faith

We are active members of a non-denominational church and attend together regularly. Amethyst is part of the music and arts ministry. Our Church has an excellent children’s ministry that seeks to nurture the spiritual development and provide a fun, secure, and loving environment.  We look forward to teaching our child good morals and values.

Our Family

Our family is a blessing and very important to us. We have a loving, giving, energetic and active family that is very supportive of each other. Our family members are so very excited for us to grow our family and are already looking forward to playdates! We enjoy gathering together for holidays, birthdays, and special events. Most of our immediate family lives in IL.  Amethyst has a step-mother and a brother that live in Kansas and Aaron’s two adult sons who live in Georgia.

We both work at our family-owned Daycare & Preschool center.  Amethyst is a substitute teacher there and Aaron does all the IT work.

Our Promise

We promise to raise your child in a secure, loving, Christian home where they will grow up with unconditional love, encouragement, guidance and where they will be given the best opportunities to have an amazing life. We are committed to being the best parents possible. We promise that they will grow up knowing their story and we look forward to sharing pictures, letters, and visits with you.

If you would like to learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.

Learn More About Aaron & Amethyst

  Aaron Amethyst
Our EducationAssociates in Computer Information and Office SystemsAssociates. Currently working on bachelor’s in Elementary Education with a minor in Early Childhood Education
Our ProfessionsIT Lead Desktop SupportDance and Fitness Instructor
Stay-At-HomeNoPart-time. My mom owes a Daycare Center for childcare when I work
Our Racial BackgroundAfrican-AmericanAfrican-American
Some of Aaron & Amethyst's Favorites
Food Chicken Parmigiana and Beef StroganoffPancakes
ColorBluePurple
Movie GenreSci-Fi Horror
Sport FootballBasketball
Season FallSpring
Hobby ComputersReading
Holiday ChristmasChristmas
More About Our Family
Our Special Interests

We love cars and we go to the auto show every year together. Aaron also loves to work on cars. We have television shows that we watch together. Amethyst loves dance shows like So You Think You Can Dance and World of Dance and Aaron loves his football. We both love basketball. We like to go to basketball and baseball games. During our downtime, we both enjoy reading, playing games like Words with Friends, and surfing the net or Facebook.

Our Faith

Our journey is God lead. We prayed together to determine if adoption was the right path for us. Once we made the decision to adopt our family, friends, and our church pitched in to help make this dream become a reality. Our children's ministry is great and starts at age 3 and goes through 12th grade. They get to learn at their level.

Our Musical Interest

We like a variety of music. Aaron's favorite is smooth jazz and Amethyst's favorite is Gospel. We both played instruments in high school. Aaron played the Baritone Tuba and Amethyst played the flute. Amethyst listens to a variety of music since she teaches ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap, and Zumba.

About Our Home

We have a beautiful ranch style townhome. We have a corner lot and a nice big backyard. We have a dog named Amber, a turtle named Ace, and a big fish tank with lots of fish. Aaron likes to grill in the backyard. We play with Amber in the yard. Our subdivision is very diverse with friendly neighbors.

Our Family

We see one another a few times a month at least. We live 10 minutes from Amethyst's parents and 20 minutes away from Aaron's mom's house. We celebrate our family Christmas the Sunday before Christmas every year that way everyone can attend. We have a monthly bowling night with the family on the third Sunday of the month. Our nieces come over for playdates once a month.

We live in the state of...

We live in the suburbs of Illinois. We are a short car ride from one of the big cities and enjoy attending the summer fireworks show every year! They also have awesome restaurants and museums. We love to go to the electric boats annually with the future Godmother and other friends.

Our Neighborhood

We live in a subdivision that has attached and single-family homes. We have a community pool that is open from Memorial Day until Labor Day. We also have a clubhouse that is accessible for parties and events.

We Prefer a Child Who Is...
Age of Child

Newborn to six months old

Gender

Either gender!

Ethnicity of ChildAfrican-American, African-American/ Any
Future Contact with Birth Family

We are open to letters, pictures, and visits.

In Closing

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us. We promise to love your child unconditionally. We feel that it is God’s plan for us to become a family through adoption and we are so excited to do so. We are financially, emotionally, and mentally ready to make a difference in a child’s life and support them in all that they do. We look forward to hearing from you soon and getting to know you!

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