Life is so very precious & everyday should be filled with family, love, laughter, gratitude & kindness. We want nothing more than to provide your child with the very best in developing, learning, and growing into a successful adult. Our hearts are filled with so much love that is just waiting to be given to your child.
Meet Candace And Don
Thanks for visiting our profile to learn a little more about us. You are on such an amazingly unique journey of courage, strength, and selflessness. We cannot imagine the thoughts and feelings you are having while making this difficult decision, and we admire you for your strength and courage. Hopefully, this profile will serve as reassurance that your child will be raised in a home of unconditional love, traditional family values, endless opportunity, and to live every day to the fullest. We have always discussed our desire to adopt. Candace's grandmother was adopted as well as three of her nieces and nephews. We believe it to be the most selfless act that a birth mother or adoptive parents can achieve. It is every parent's dream to give every opportunity possible to their child. We want nothing more than to provide your child with the very best in developing, learning, and growing into a successful adult. Our hearts are filled with so much love that is just waiting to be given to your child. You will be giving us the most amazing gift; the joy of becoming parents.
The Story Of Us... (by Candace)
We are both from Tennessee. We met on eHarmony only to later find out that we had run in the same social circles for most of our lives but had never met. Our first date was a picnic in my favorite park that lasted for five hours. Don showed up with three hot pink Gerber daisies, grilled chicken Caesar salad, and tons of fresh fruit...all of my favorite things. We talked and laughed and were in awe of all the people that we knew in common and could not believe that we hadn't met before that day. I was smitten from that day forward. I come from a huge family and we hadn't yet met each other's family when on our fifth date we went for sushi and I got food poisoning and became extremely ill. I have never been that sick before in all my life and was so scared. He stayed with me to make sure that I was going to be alright.
The next day was my nieces first birthday party but I was so dehydrated that I could hardly bring myself to get out of the bed. Don went to the party for me, took lots and lots of pictures, video and even called me while he was there so that I wouldn't feel as if I missed so much. I knew then that I was going to marry him. Our first Christmas together we purchased our dog Oscar. He is our first "fur child" and the happiest little guy around. He has brought us so much joy over the years. In 2011 he proposed a few days before Christmas while watching one of our favorite movies "Christmas Vacation". We were married the following May in front of many of our family and friends at my mother's farm. It was the most amazing day ever. In 2013, Don was offered a job in Texas. We packed everything up and moved away from everything we had ever known to start a new life in a new city. It was so exciting. After living here for two years we bought our first home and then added to our little family with our second "fur child", Sadie. She is our little princess and so full of spunk.
In our free time, we love to spend time with our family and friends. Family is everything to us and in our opinion good friends are family. Some of our friends have been in our lives since we were children so it is still important to us that we still see them no matter the distance. We travel to see them as well as they come to see us often. We also love to spend time outdoors. Working in the yard is one of my favorite things to do so in the summer that is where you will find me if we aren't traveling. We have the perfect tree in our yard for a swing when our child is big enough. We can't wait for that time.
About Don By Candace
Don is my dream come true and my happily ever after all rolled into one. I never imagined I could meet someone as amazing as he is. He is my confidant, my dancing partner, my taste tester, my crafting partner, my Saturday antiquing buddy, my fixer upper and my soulmate. I know that I can count on him for anything in life. With each day I love him more and more.
Together Don and I have been through some of the hardest times in our lives. He makes me a stronger person and with that I know I can make it through whatever the future holds for us. Together we can do anything. Together we are going to be the most amazing parents. He has shown me the most amazing love and what it is like to truly share yourself with another person. He completes me. Before him, I never knew such a love could exist.
Don puts 110% into everything that he does. His work ethic and drive for life is one of the qualities that I love about him. If there is ever something that he doesn't know, he will study it until he knows it and then show others how to do it as well. In his profession, he is out on jobsites sometimes showing others how to build or rebuild buildings. He never ceases to amaze me at how he does it no matter how many times it needs to be done, he will continue to teach them again and again. His patience is endless and he truly cares for those around him.
Don will be the most amazing father and I can't wait to see what he has to teach our child.
About Candace By Don
Before meeting Candace, I always knew there was that special someone meant for only me. I waited patiently and started to wonder if that person would ever come into my life. After our first date, I was already pretty sure that I had met my soulmate. She was a breath of fresh air and added a spring to my step. Besides being the most beautiful woman that I had ever met and having a smile that could even make Oscar the grouch crack a grin, we had so much in common. That first date lasted over five hours and I have been hooked ever since then. I knew that I had not met a one in a million type of girl, but I had met someone you only meet once in a lifetime.
Candace is definitely the happy and ray of sunshine in my life. Not only is she my best friend, but she is always seeing the brighter side of any situation. Candace has all the great qualities to make her the most amazing mother. She is warm, kind hearted, patient, loyal, always willing to help, and has the uncanny ability to converse with complete strangers. We cook together, garden together, craft together, and, most importantly, have fun together. She brings out the best of me in everything that I do. When asked if I would change anything about my life or my past, I reply no because I may have never met my soulmate if I did. We have had many great adventures together, but our greatest adventure is the one to come. That adventure is becoming parents.
We live in a great little community in Texas. When we moved here a few years ago, we actually found our house on a moving website but the homeowners had forgotten that they had placed it as a possible listing. I bet we emailed them 20 times trying to see the house. After two years of trying to contact them and dreaming of living in the neighborhood, we took one last shot and wrote them a letter. The next weekend we were sharing cookies and hearing about how they raised their children in the house. It was as if it was meant to be ours. We love everything about our home. We have the greatest neighbors and our cul-de-sac is full of children. The summers are full of kids riding bikes and playing in the yards until the street lights come on. The holidays are spectacular in our neighborhood. Halloween night is one of our favorite nights of the year. Parents bring children by the van loads and one of our neighbors has his own haunted house. Nearly every home has lights at Christmas time. It really is something to see. We have a great park up the street as well as lots of walking trails. The Elementary School is also in our neighborhood so we look forward to walking our child to school every morning with our pups.
Thank you for taking the time to read our story. We wish you all the best in everything that you do, especially in the coming months when you will be faced with some tough decisions. We respect your decision to follow your heart and pray that God will give you the strength and courage to do what is best for your child.
Don & Candace
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