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Derek + Joelle

We're a fun loving couple who enjoys spending time with family, art, music, live comedy, live theater, enjoying the outdoors and more! We cannot wait to share our love with a child. We have prayed for you every day since we decided to adopt and we look forward to getting to know more about you.

Mother. Honor. Love

As a mother you protect, you love and you make sacrifices. Due to circumstances, you are sometimes called to do the impossible, but a mother does it.

We have the greatest respect for you and honor your decision to consider adoption. We are humbled to be able to share in this journey with you.

We know you are considering adoption because you love your child. As a mother you are choosing to put the baby's needs before your own. We admire your love for your child and your desire to place them with an amazing family. We look forward to the opportunity to share who we are with you.

Thank You

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THANK YOU so much for taking the time to look at our profile to learn more about who we are! We want you to know that we admire your strength, maturity, and selflessness for your decision in choosing life for your child. Please know that we have prayed for you everyday since we decided to adopt! We had no clue who you would be but God knew!

Our decision to adopt was a fairly simple one. Before we were married we had discussed adopting one day. Shortly after getting married we found out that we were not able to conceive children. Once the initial shock had worn off, we knew God was calling us to adopt.

We pray that God will give you strength and be with you as you make this plan out of love for your child. We can promise you that we will love this child unconditionally!

Respectfully,

Derek and Joelle

Our Story

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All is a blessing! We truly believe that God has his hand in everything we do in our life. Every path taken, every door closed, every road crossed and every window opened. Derek had moved to the town that Joelle grew up in, because of a natural disaster; which changed his path forever. Joelle worked at a local shop with Derek's sister Shannon. Derek had many inquiring questions about this Joelle girl that finally Shannon set up a blind date.

It was not long before sparks ignited into a relationship; we had many common interests including: children, enjoying spending time with family, art, music, live comedy, live theatre, movies, boating, and trying new foods. We dated for four years. One Sunday after church Derek surprised Joelle and popped the question. She was so surprised, but we both knew it was time to take the next step in our journey. Our life together is so special and full of love. We look forward to the day we can share our love with our children.

Meet Joelle Through The Eyes Of Derek

Joelle is a wonderful wife. I always prayed that the Lord would prepare for me a woman just like her. Joelle first and foremost is my best friend. The bible sums up what a true friend is in Sirach 6:14. "Faithful friends are a sturdy shelter; whoever finds one has found a treasure." This is exactly why I fell in love with her. Joelle is a very loving person and is fun to be with. She gets a bit competitive when we play board games but I enjoy it.

She is also very creative. Every holiday she gets her creative hat on; she designs or creates something for the house. Joelle's favorite time of the year is Christmas; it can be August and she will be walking around the house singing Christmas songs, and of course she has a beautiful voice. She loves having sleep overs with my nieces and nephew. She is a great dancer, thanks to her many years of ballet and our short time of swing dancing. I especially enjoy her cuteness. She can be the most sporadic, cute and fun person. Sometimes I wonder where she comes up with her funniness.

Yet most of all she is loving, caring, honorable, smart, empathetic, sees the best in people and is the perfect person to be a mother.

Meet Derek Through The Eyes Of Joelle

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I can barely remember my life before Derek, and I cannot imagine my life without him. Derek is an amazing and supportive husband who puts all efforts into loving me. He has a deep faith and relationship with God which has shaped him into the extraordinary human being that he is today.

He is the most compassionate and giving man I know. Derek will make the most amazing father (he is already practicing with the neighbor kids!). He is smart and silly all rolled into one and is wonderful with our many nieces, nephew and cousins. He loves unconditionally and I am proud to be his wife.

Our Home

We live in a great neighborhood located in a quaint little southern town. We are just minutes away from our church, family and numerous activities. We have awesome neighbors, all with young children. There are always people walking and biking around our street. Our home has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with a huge fenced in backyard. We also love being outside working in our gardens or playing croquet in the backyard!

Thank You

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Thank you for taking the time to read our profile! We hope you enjoyed getting to know us! We look forward to meeting you and finding out more about you. So one day we can share with our child about your intense love for them and why you chose adoption.

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