|Our Education||Master of Arts in Christian Studies; Bachelor of Arts in Theology||Master of Arts in Christian Leadership; Bachelor of Arts in Christian Counseling|
|Our Professions||Student Pastor||Stay at Home Mom|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Garrett & Amy's Favorites
|Favorite Meal||Steak and Potatoes||Chicken Alfredo|
|Favorite Sports Teams||Alabama Football, Atlanta Braves||Alabama Football|
|Favorite Movies & TV Shows||James Bond and The Office||Hallmark Christmas Movies, Fixer Upper, Gilmore Girls|
|Favorite Hobbies||Hunting, fishing, playing golf||Reading, blogging, cooking, decorating, drinking coffee|
|Favorite Family Activities||Riding the boat, camping, golf||Playing outside with the kids, riding our golf cart, camping trips|
|Favorite Bible Verse||Acts 4:13, "When they saw the boldness of Peter and John and perceived they were common and ordinary men, they recognized them as having been with Jesus."||Hebrews, "12:2, Now we fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him, endured the cross, scorning it's shame and sat down at the right hand of God."|
|Favorite: Beach or the Mountains?||The Mountains||The beach! We only live an hour away!|
|More About Our Family
Since Garrett is a Student Pastor, we spend a lot of time ministering to teenagers. We try to go to as many of their ballgames and special events as we can. Amy hosts a Bible study in our home for the girls once a month. Our boys think of the youth group as their older brothers and sisters!
We go on a mission trip within the United States every year with our church. Garrett and I have both served outside the U.S., in Venezuela and Guatemala. Serving together as a family is fun!
We are passionate about helping others who have also experienced miscarriage and pregnancy loss. We have even started a local ministry to help comfort grieving parents. We also have a huge heart for special needs children, and we enjoy helping them.
Our faith is most important in our lives. We both decided to put our faith and trust in Jesus Christ when we were young, and we have both grown in our walk with Christ over time. In our everyday lives, our faith is what guides our decision-making, our parenting, and our relationships with other people. We believe that the goal of our lives is to live in a way that brings honor and glory to the name of Christ.
In our home, the Bible is read daily with our children. We look forward to bedtime when we get to talk about our day and pray with them. We always allow them time to say what they are thankful for each day (which can be pretty funny!), and they love to pray for their future sibling. Our adoption is prayed for daily with great anticipation and excitement!
As an expression of our faith, we enjoy teaching and serving others in our church and in our community. Garrett teaches the youth group, and Amy hosts the youth girls in our home once a month. She also is passionate about ministering to women who have been through pregnancy loss.
|Our Musical Interest|
Our music interest is all over the map! We love it all, but our top favorite would be any 80's and 90's music, especially in the car on trips!
We also love Christian worship music, and our boys enjoy it just as much. We love playing it loud throughout the house while doing the chores.
|Where We Live|
We are from one of the most charming, small towns in Alabama, known for it's family-friendly events and history. Our area has an excellent school system, and our home is just a few minutes away from the elementary school where our kids attend. We are a short distance from the beach and love to take day trips with the kids. We absolutely love where we live, and we believe it's one of the best places to raise a family.
|Our Favorite Family Activities|
We love goofy golf, being at the lake fishing or riding the boat, going to the boys’ ballgames, camping, bowling, swimming, going out to eat, riding the golf cart, going to the movies, and checking out museums. We just love being together as a family, no matter what we’re doing!
|We live in the state of...|
Alabama, home of the best football team! Roll Tide!
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...
|Age of Child|
Newborn to 3 months
Yes, with the oldest up to 2 years old.
|Ethnicity of Child||Caucasian, Asian, Middle Eastern, Hispanic, Native American, East Indian, Caucasian/Asian, Caucasian/Hispanic, Caucasian/African American, African American/Hispanic |
|Future Contact with Birth Family|
We are open to letters, emails, pictures, and visits.
We are so excited to continue growing our family through adoption! We will provide a home for your daughter that is Christ-centered, filled with love, encouragement and opportunities. We promise to be open with your child about her adoption story and the love you have for her. We look forward to getting to know you more and sharing future letters, pictures, and occasional visits.