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Rust + Melissa

We are excited to grow our family and can't wait to have another child to love. We are a warm and loving Christian household where family and friends are held dear. We adopted our son, Everett, through Gladney about two years ago and we are excited to grow our family through adoption again!

Dear Expectant Mother,

We thank you so much for considering us for your adoption plan. We are excited to grow our family and can't wait to have another child to love. We are a warm and loving Christian household where family and friends are held dear. We realize this is a difficult process for you as a birth parent and we admire your strength and courage. We are simply humbled that you might consider us as adoptive parents for your child. We are praying for you. Please know that in our family your baby will be showered with love, tenderness and opportunity. We adopted our son, Everett, through Gladney about two years ago and we are excited to grow our family through adoption again! Choosing to be adoptive parents has been a natural choice for us; we have several family members and friends that have been adopted or have adopted.

Both of our families are extremely supportive and are excited to welcome a new child to our family. Thank you for considering us for your adoption plan.

About Us

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We met while we were both living in Georgia. We dated for about 2 years before Rust proposed at the restaurant where we met. We got married a year later in Alaska & are getting ready to celebrate our 9th wedding anniversary. We have dealt with opportunities & challenges as a team. Today we have made a life in a medium sized city where Rust is a technology consultant & Melissa is in human resources.

Rust On Melissa

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Melissa is kind-hearted, warm & loving. She is a wonderful mom to Everett. She loves spending play and learning time with him. One of their favorite things to do right now is to read together. Melissa is active in our community & our church. She loves all things purple, tweed & argyle. She is a great knitter, has just learned to sew & occasionally paints for fun. She is always knitting something special for a friend or family member. Melissa LOVES to travel. She lived in the United Kingdom for over a year to get her master's degree. She loves to learn about & appreciates different cultures.

Melissa enjoys cooking. She is the chef in the family. She cooks, I do the dishes & man the grill! Teamwork! Melissa loves to go horseback riding. She recently went riding in Mexico & rode on the beach. Melissa & I both love to read. It is a love we hope to share with our children.

Melissa On Rust

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Rust is hard working, loyal & sweet. One of the things I love most about him is that many of his friends have been a part of his life for decades. They are like family to us!

Rust loves college football. He cheers for all the teams but has a special love for LSU. Geaux Tigers! It has to be said, Rust is passionate about all things geek - computers, Star Wars & of course sci-fi. Rust also loves to play golf, read & spend time with our dogs.

He likes adventure. On all our trips we try to do something new! We recently went on an afternoon white water rafting trip. He fell in but I did not! He is an amazing Dad to Everett! They love to go on little adventures together like to the park or zoo.

Everett

Everett is our precious two year old son. We adopted him through Gladney when he was 35 days old. He loves playing, reading books, dancing, swimming and is all boy. He is ready to be a big brother and can't wait until we bring a new sister or brother for him to grow up with!

Meet Wallace And Memphis

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Melissa and Wallace (a Miniature Schnauzer) have been together for 10 years. Wallace loves to do tricks such as giving high fives, hugs, and singing when asked if he is a super dog. We adopted Memphis (a Miniature Schnauzer/Poodle/Dachshund mix) a few years ago from a rescue organization. She loves to snuggle and play fetch. Wallace & Memphis love each other and Everett! Anytime Everett starts to cry Wallace starts to howl a special lullaby. It is adorable and effective. Everett immediately cheers up!

Home

We have a beautiful home in the suburbs. We have a big playroom & a backyard with a seesaw and slide! We live a few blocks from a great park too! We can't wait to be parents again! We live in a cold-e-sac that is filled with young kids. We are outside almost every evening playing!

Thank You

Thank you so much for considering us for your adoption plan. We hope & pray that you know how much we are humbled & honored of your love for your child & your dedication to their future. It will be our lifelong commitment to love & cherish a child as parents in much the same way we were raised. We will be devoted to provide a warm, stable & happy home where they will know they are loved, nurtured & protected. We will remind them of the special way we became a family by celebrating & honoring your adoption plan for them. If you choose us, we look forward to learning about you.

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