|Our Education||Master's Degree in Educational Leadership||Master's Degree in Elementary Curriculum and Instruction |
|Our Professions||Fourth Grade Teacher||Second Grade Teacher|
|Stay-At-Home||No but I have all weekends, holidays, and summers off.||No but I have all weekends, holidays, and summers off.|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Paul & Becky's Favorites
|Hobby||Playing and Watching Sports||Experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen|
|Family Tradition||Picking out a new Christmas tree ornament at Hallmark each year||Playing the board game Risk during family get togethers|
|Food||Anything off of the grill, Cheesecake and Coffee||Tacos, Potato Chips, and Vanilla Iced Coffee|
|Children's Book||The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis||Thank You Mr. Faulker by Patricia Polacco|
|Color||Black and Yellow (Go Pittsburgh)||Any shade of pink|
|TV Show||Big Bang Theory||How I Met Your Mother|
|Outdoor Activity||Playing Golf||Sitting around the fire and making s'mores|
|More About Our Family
|Our Special Interests|
We both enjoy spending time outside. In the summer we love spending the days at the pool in our community and going for walks around the lake in the evenings. We love to travel, we especially love to try new restaurants in all of the places that we visit. Some of our favorite food experiences are: lobster rolls in Boston, BBQ and collard greens in Nashville, and vindaloo and bahn mi in Houston. When we are at home, we enjoy taking time to play board and card games, reading books, trying new recipes, and streaming shows on Netflix.
We were both baptized and raised in the Catholic Faith. The Catholic Church is the most important part of our lives. We dedicate our lives to upholding the teachings of Jesus Christ and helping to improve the faith of our students in our Sunday school and adult religion classes. Sundays are set aside for God and family time in our house and this is a choice we plan to continue for the rest of our lives.
|Our Musical Interest|
Whenever we are working in the house or the yard, cooking, or playing games, we always have music playing. Some of our favorite types of music include christian and country music. We have had the opportunity to go and see many of our favorite performers in concert such as For King and Country, Toby Mac, Matthew West, Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Jake Owen and Brad Paisley. Becky also has experience playing music. She has spent time playing the clarinet, the piano and the violin.
I am the oldest of three children. Being the oldest had its perks and its challenges, but I would not trade my family for anything! My father is studying to be a permanent deacon in the Catholic Church and my mother is still working but also spends a lot of her time volunteering in her community. I am still very close with my younger sister Emily and younger brother Michael. Although jobs have spread us out, we still find ways to get together for holidays and other times throughout the year. My family is greatly anticipating the arrival of another grandchild and offers prayers for us daily!
I am the youngest child in my family. My parents are both retired and anxiously awaiting becoming grandparents. My brother Steve is an airman in the US Air Force and is currently awaiting to be commissioned into officer school. I still have a lot of family members in and around my home town and look forward to seeing them all for family reunions and on holidays.
|We live in the state of...|
We live in the state of Texas. Having lived in the state of Pennsylvania for the majority of our lives, we are excited for the experiences that a new part of the country has to offer! Whether it is a trip to the Gulf of Mexico or a day in one of the many major cities, there is so much to do. Living near other family members who have their own children offers an opportunity for many memories to be made. Exploring the large state of Texas and all of the surrounding states and giving your child the ability to grow up near cousins is what we look forward to sharing with your child.
We greatly anticipate the opportunity to become first time parents!
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...
|Age of Child|
Birth to 3 months
Yes, with the youngest child a newborn and the oldest no older than 2.
|Ethnicity of Child||Any|
|Future Contact with Birth Family|
We are open to letters, photos, and yearly visits. We want you to feel comfortable and are willing to be flexible.
We promise to love your child with all our hearts. The family is where a child first experiences God's love, and we will do our best to raise your child so they have a deep relationship with God and know his unconditional love. We look forward to the small moments such as: sharing a bedtime story and goodnight kisses, making yummy chocolate chip cookies, and cuddling on the couch while watching movies. We feel so blessed that you are taking the time learn about us and consider us as adoptive parents for your precious child.