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Grant + Kimberly

About Grant and Kimberly: We were both born and raised in Texas. We met 15 years ago, when we were in college. We started dating soon after we met and knew early on that we would end up together. We were married 3 years later. We both come from families that are very close, so we have always wanted kids. Family is extremely important to us, and we are so excited to add a child to ours.

Dear Friend

Thank you so much for taking the time to read through this profile. We are thrilled to introduce you to our story, our family, our passions and our dream of becoming parents. It is with great joy that we look forward to welcoming a child into our home and family through adoption.

We have long felt an affinity toward the idea of adoption. We both grew up alongside several adopted family members. We believe that adoption is a beautiful picture of the way through which God welcomes us into His family. After trying unsuccessfully to get pregnant for a few years, we decided to start the adoption process rather than pursue fertility treatment. We now know that God has called us to adopt, and we cannot wait to meet the child He has chosen for us.

We want you to know that we are thinking of you as you make this important decision. We believe that you are so brave and strong. We know that you want what is best for your child. There is so much we want to share with you to help you choose the right family for your child, but more than anything else we want you to know how much we admire your strength and respect your choice.

Sincerely,

Grant and Kimberly

What Kimberly Has To Say About Grant

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Grant will be a devoted and hands-on dad! He is fun-loving and always the life of the party.

Grant is caring and loving and loves to be with people. He enjoys traveling and learning about history, places and cultures. His favorite sport is basketball which he loves to watch and play and will enjoy teaching our own children to play one day, an will likely be coaching their teams. Grant loves children and we spend a lot of time with children of our friends and family and at church. Grant loves to invent games and tell stories to keep kids engaged. He is so excited to do all these things and more with our own children someday.

What Grant Has To Say About Kimberly

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Kimberly was born to be a Mom. She loves kids, and interacts with them every chance she gets! Whether at church or out in public, I will often notice Kimberly smiling as she watches children at play and activity; their personalities bring her so much joy! As a children's minister, Kimberly excelled in understanding child development and made it her goal to create and adapt programs and Bible lesson plans to effectively engage the minds of each and every child. She is so creative & has such a knack for cooking, baking, decorating, party planning, crafting, scrapbooking, and sewing, and longs to share these interests & create memories with her own child some day. Kimberly is also quite ambitious, adventurous, and courageous; never afraid to take on new challenges. Lastly, she is so kind and pure of heart. Our child will never doubt her love and loyalty.

Enjoying Life Together

We love to travel and to discover new places locally and overseas. We love learning about and experiencing other cultures. We have visited parts of Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Africa and the Middle East. Our new favorite hobby is to take walking tours of cities. We look forward to going on adventures with our child - especially Disney World!

Our Pup Gilly

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Our Sweet Gilly Boy has brought us so much joy over the past 5 years. He has been a constant companion. We could have not asked for a more gentle, affectionate and obedient little dog. Gilly loves blankets, a warm lap, and chasing squirrels. He will be a wonderful big brother.

Our Home

We live in a cute neighborhood in Texas. We have a large backyard with lots of room to play. We love hosting holidays and parties at our house, and friends and family are always welcome. We love living in a quaint small town near the historic downtown that is full of community activity. We are also close to big cities full of museums, water parks, zoos, and lots of fun family activities available.

Kimberly's Family

My family is very close and we love spending time together. My mother is a retired Kindergarten teacher. She loves to read with children, make crafts and bake. My father is a retired pastor and he is ready to sit and rock a baby. I am the oldest of two children. My brother Michael is a high school baseball coach and he has been married to his wife Blaine for 3 years. We often get together at our parent's ranch. It is a peaceful retreat and we love to make memories together- like watching Gilly pretend to be a cowdog. Everyone is anxiously waiting for grandchildren to join the family.

I also have a very large extended family. We do not live close, but we cherish our times together. My fondest family memories include: watching the movie White Christmas every Christmas eve, marching in the local small town's 4th of July parade, and Christmas cookie contest with my cousins.

Grant's Family

My family is one tight-knit group! As an only child, I received all my parent's love and attention, and thus remain very close to them to this day. My parents have supported each and every one of my life decisions and endeavors; often making great sacrifices to do so. Throughout our marriage, they have loved, cherished, and spoiled Kimberly as well; for which I am most thankful. We meet up with them for dinner regularly, and occasionally take trips together. Both of my parents have a servant's heart, are incredibly generous with their time and resources, and are very active in their local church. They have such a strong desire to become grandparents, and will be of great help in caring for our child.

We are very close to my extended family, and regularly get together for game nights and parties. My fondest family memories include: wrestling with my Dad on the living room floor, rooting on our local sports teams every Thanksgiving Day over a homemade feast, and spending summers at Papa & Nana's house.

Faith And Parenting

Our faith stories are quite similar. In our high school years, we both individually counted the costs of following Jesus and surrendered to a life of serving God in vocational ministry. We each have worked on church staffs and served in the roll of Children's minister and Youth Minister. Because of this calling, we are very passionate about training the future generation to know and love God.

The greatest goal of our lives is to love Him and love others and we will happily raise our child to do the same. We both love being a part of a wonderful local church and we love to serve our community through service projects, mission trips and meeting new people. It will be so much fun to do these activities with our child and to teach them how to put other people first and to share God's love.

We want our children to understand the unconditional love of God and his perfect character. We look forward to praying as a family before meals, reading Bible stories to our child and talking about how God is revealing Himself to them and leading them. As teachers of the Bible ourselves, we long for teachable moments that life provides, discovering with our child God's glory and goodness in everything. We will be an active part of our children's spiritual growth.

Our church community is very diverse. It is full of people from many racial backgrounds as well as many adopted and foster children. Our community has been so excited and supportive of us since we announced our desire to adopt. We know that our child will feel loved, accepted and find many friendships as he/she grows up in our faith community.

Our Promise

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We cannot possibly imagine everything you have been through to this point and all you are feeling right now. Your adoption plan is the most generous gift anyone could receive.

We will honor this miracle by always making the best interest of our child our first priority in everything we do. We will raise our child in an environment where he or she knows and feels the unconditional love of Jesus, our love as his adoptive family, and your love as his or her birth parent.

Our child will always feel accepted, appreciated, and safe in our family. We want our child to know, from the beginning, of the special way he or she came into our lives. We will always celebrate your amazing gift and our child's unique family heritage. You will always be our child's mother and we will raise him or her to know you and think of you that way.

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