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A Letter from Carl & Monique

Hello from New Jersey! We are high school sweethearts who can’t wait to be first-time parents! We are a part of a large, loving, and supportive family who also can’t wait for us to expand our family. Carl is a reserved careful planner and Monique is an outgoing ball of spontaneity. We think our collaborative and nurturing personalities make us the best teammates and hopefully, future parents. We can’t wait to learn more about you and your child!

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Our Story

We first met in high school in the choir room. Even as teenagers, we both knew there was something special about each other. After graduating from college, we got married and are ringing in 14 years!

Things we love to do together:

• Go on cruises and visit beautiful islands. Our favorite places have been to Mexico, London, Belize, and the Bahamas.
• Stay active and exercise. We like to hike the trails near our home and practice aerobic kickboxing.
• Volunteer by donating food to the less fortunate and help them get into emergency shelter.
• Go to musicals and Broadway plays. Our absolute favorite is Hamilton!

About Monique

Monique enjoys singing and arts and crafts. Fun Fact: Monique loves to sing and often busts out in song!

What Carl loves about Monique: Monique has a heart of gold and always thinks about others first, especially her family. She has been a casework for many years and helps people through their most difficult times Her kindness and generosity to people is something I appreciate about her greatly. She will be a very nurturing and compassionate mother.

About Carl

Carl enjoys football and helping with homeless outreach. Fun Fact: Though he is more reserved, Carl tends to talk a lot during movies. Ha!

What Monique loves about Carl: Carl is the most selfless man I know. He works in the field of social work where he connects at-risk families with public assistance benefits and services. He cares deeply and is a superb listener. I love how he never lets a day go by without telling me he loves me. He will be an active and present father who will love your child unconditionally.

Our Home in New Jersey

We cherish our friends and family more than anything. We love spending time with our loved ones and never miss a holiday or birthday celebration. Our Christian faith is also very important to us and a guide for how we live and interact with others. Carl likes to participate in the shelter ministry and Monique in the music ministry.

Our favorite place is our back deck and yard. We love to have outdoor movie nights!

Our Loved Ones

We have a very large extended family full of siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, and 10 nieces and nephews! Monique is a game night extraordinaire and we love getting everyone together for a good time. Monique’s parents live in North Carolina and we visit them often. Our friends and family would say that we are a close and loving couple. We are also the reliable couple that everyone knows they can depend on.

Our Promise

We can’t wait to share our love of travel, fun family traditions, and faith with your child. We believe that all children need constant encouragement and we can’t wait to love your child with our whole hearts.

WE promise to…
• Raise your child in a home that celebrates them as individuals.
• Teach your child about our faith and values.
• Support your child as they search for their purpose in life.
• Provide a good quality education that is concentrated not only on book knowledge, but cultural and social awareness.

We’d love to get to know you and the hopes you have for your baby! We’re open to sharing future contact and visits, if that’s something you would like. To learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.

Learn More About Carl & Monique

  Carl Monique
Our EducationBachelor's Degree in Social WorkBachelor's Degree in Sociology
Our ProfessionsCaseworkerCaseworker
Stay-At-HomeNoNo, but I have a flexible schedule
Our Racial BackgroundAfrican AmericanAfrican American
Some of Carl & Monique's Favorites
FoodSpaghettiPlantain Lasagna
MusicGospel90's R&B
MovieAvengers5 Heartbeats
ColorBlueRed
GameMonopolyTaboo
HobbyExercisingCrafting
More About Our Family
Why we chose adoption

We have always wanted to adopt! Carl was raised by his grandparents and always felt a call to give that love and stability that was given to him. Monique also has had many cousins that were adopted, too. Once we opened our home to our teen god-daughter and supported her through college, we knew it was time to officially expand our family through adoption!

Our Values

We cherish our friends and family more than anything. We love spending time with our loved ones and never miss a holiday or birthday celebration. Our Christian faith is also very important to us and a guide for how we live and interact with others. Carl likes to participate in the shelter ministry and Monique in the music ministry.

Our Kitty

We have one cat named Kizzy D’kitty! She is a sweet and docile cat who loves cuddling.

Family Traditions

We go big for the holidays! We host Thanksgiving dinner at our house and then Monique, her mom, and sisters go Black Friday shopping every year. Then, on Christmas Eve, we spend the night with other family at Monique’s parent’s house. We have a family tradition of dressing alike on Christmas Day and taking goofy pictures. It’ s so much fun!

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

Newborn up to 8 years old

Twins

Yes

Gender

Either boy or girl

Sibling Group

Yes, up to 8 years old

In Closing

Thank you for learning about us! We are honored to be considered as a future family for your child. Sharing our lives with a child has been a dream of ours and we're excited to become parents through adoption. We hope to get to know you, and would love to hear what kind of future you picture for your child, and how you'd like future contact to look after the adoption. Call or text Lifetime to connect with us!

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