|Our Education||Master's degree in Molecular Biology||Bachelor's degree in Christian Counseling|
|Our Professions||Molecular Biologist for the USDA||Part-time Bookkeeper and stay at home mom|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Neil & Lindsay's Favorites
|Favorite vacation spot||Port St. Joe on the Florida Coast||The mountains!|
|Favorite movie||Amadeus or Raising Arizona||Forrest Gump, The Godfather, Star Wars, Lars and the Real Girl|
|Favorite Bible verse||1 Corinthians 1:25||Matthew 11: 28-30|
|Favorite thing to do||Play music||Talk with my friends and family about life|
|What is your favorite childhood memory?||Cedar Point trip with my family||Playing with my cousins|
|Little-known facts about you?||I have tagged over 100 sharks.||I did a front brake job on my first car when I was 15.|
|Favorite TV show||Star Trek||Star Trek|
|More About Our Family
|Our Special Interests|
We love to share experiences with others. When people, whether it be family or friends, come to visit, we cook big meals, create a comfortable place for them to stay (if they're staying the night), and try to plan activities around what they'd like to do. We've arranged several trips for our guests to the Florida Keys, Disney, Busch Gardens, Sea World, Rainbow River, the beach, charter fishing trips, and several springs.
Our Christian faith is central to our lives and home. We live by example. We regularly pray and read the Bible as a family. We try to tailor our conversations to include Biblical wisdom about current events. We try to live authentically and aren't afraid to admit when we're wrong and teach our kids to do the same. Lindsay is teaching the Lord's prayer to the children and how to use it as a format for daily prayers.
|Our Musical Interest|
We are very musically inclined. Neil writes music and can play most instruments. Hailey is a singer. We both are taking singing lessons to improve our skills and collaborate on songs together often. We are part of a singing group that sings to Hospice patients. Our musical interests range from Opera to Rock.
|About Our Home|
Last Christmas, we had some friends come over, one of whom brought his brother who was from New York. After being at our house for a few hours, our friend's brother turned to us and said that there was so much love in our house and that he felt very welcome. It was the best compliment anyone could have given us.
We want our house to be a refuge and welcoming to everyone that walks through our doors. Our five acres looks like a wooded park, with lots of trees and shade but also some open places with enough room to play sports. We have a brick house that is in an L-shape around our pool in the back. The pool is fenced in and we have two porches with areas to sit and chat. Our living area is a large room with a fireplace and our kitchen has a bar that looks out to the dining area. Sammy and Hailey have their own rooms and we have a room all ready for a new addition to our family! The kids have swings, a sandbox, a trampoline, and a fort in the back. We also have a detached garage that houses our music studio. We have lots of instruments and recording equipment.
Hailey is 15 and was adopted into our family in 2014. She is a wonderful big sister to Sammy and is so excited to be a big sister again. She loves to play with Sammy and always keep an eye on him to be sure he's safe. She is very caring and fun! She attends a local, Christian private school, is the manager of the volleyball team, and is involved in our church's youth group.
Sammy is our little 3-year-old and he is very friendly. He loves to connect with others and, if he sees anyone fall or trip, he will run over to try and comfort them. We've seen him show that compassion many times and know he will be a wonderful big brother!
|We live in the state of...|
Florida! We are just a short drive from each coast, several state and county parks, Disney, Sea World, Busch Gardens, and lots of beautiful springs and rivers. Our family from Michigan loves to come down to stay and play!
We have some trails near our home for our dune buggy and a nice, quiet neighborhood for walks and bike rides around our home. We know our neighbors and enjoy spending time with them. Just a short drive away is a county park with a spring, a fun playground, and a splash pad.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...
|Age of Child|
Newborn to 2 years
Yes, we are open to twins.
We have no preference.
We are open to a sibling group with the oldest up to 4 years old.
|Ethnicity of Child||We have no preference- Any ethnicity! |
|Future Contact with Birth Family|
We are open to keeping in touch with you through letters, pictures, emails, and visits.
We promise to love your child as our own. We will cherish and always seek the best for him or her. We promise to teach them in the ways of the Lord, to support their hopes and dreams, and to set them on the best path to fulfill the plan that God has for him or her. We will honor you and teach him or her to do the same. If you so desire, we welcome an ongoing connection with you. May God bless you and keep you.