Welcome, Expectant Mother! We are Trevor, Laura, and James (future big brother!) It is an honor and a privilege to be considered as prospective adoptive parents for your child. We cannot imagine what you are going through as you are selecting a caring family to place your precious child with, but we are confident that your heart will lead you to the right match. We hope by looking through our pictures you will learn a little about our life together. Our hearts are open and we are ready to grow our family again! We adopted our son James in November of 2015 and are ready to add to our love.
Getting To Know Us
Our lives revolve around our friends and family since that is what is most important to us both. In fact, we may not have become a couple if not for the encouragement from our close friends Ellen and Drew. They knew us both well during our single days, and would prod each of us with a "Trevor's your guy!" or "I'm telling you, Laura is perfect for you!"
Once we finally went on our first date, we absolutely hit it off! It was unlike any date either of us had been on before, we talked for hours and didn't stop from that moment on.
Believe it or not, our relationship progressed so quickly that we began talking about starting a family of our own even before getting engaged. We both had a lot of experience with kids thanks to our friends and family and quickly learned that we wanted the same things out of life. Our wedding was a great example...rather than having a typical wedding party, we invited all of the children from our friends and family to dress up and play that important part in the ceremony. We had over thirty children walk down the aisle ringing bells before Laura made her grand entrance!
We Love To:
Go to the park to play.
Cook fresh meals together
Talk about our days at breakfast and then catching up over dinner
Attend college football games (Go Horned Frogs!)
Go to church every week
Family trips to national parks - just returned from a week in Yellowstone.
The beach in Florida and South Carolina. Visit grandparents and sisters.
Get together with family for every holiday!
Have dinner with family and friends
We have talked about having a family since before we got engaged and married. We grew up in great families and are excited to grow our family and for James to become a big brother. We are fortunate enough to have a stable, healthy, loving environment for our family. We are very excited to become parents to another child!
My Wife Laura By Trevor
Laura is very outgoing. She is a rare combination of selfless and fun. She has four nieces that think she 'hung the moon' and she is a Godparent to at least four families that I can think of off the top of my head.
Laura devotes her spare time to others. Whether it is helping her friends and family, speaking and mentoring young women at the Junior League or at charitable events. She truly enjoys helping others. She is a voracious reader and can easily finish two or three books during a single vacation.
Laura is a planner and home maker. She loves to cook, decorate and loves to fill our calendar with fun events. Early in our relationship I told her that I would like to share a calendar with her. Little did I know, that was music to her ears! She designed her own calendar and then filled it with fun things for us to do together. To this day we have a calendar on our fridge and she makes it a point to put all of our activities on it.
What I cherish most about being married to Laura is she is my best friend and my biggest cheerleader. I always know Laura will support me and her devotion continues to make me a better person to this day.
Professionally, Laura is an incredible educator. Laura started as a top notch teacher and was a Middle School Principal. She stepped away from being a principal in June of 2017 to focus on being a wife and mom. She continues to volunteer in our community while enjoying time at home.
Laura is an incredible mother to our son James. I cannot wait to see her grow even more as a mother to another child.
My Husband Trevor By Laura
My husband is the most kind and considerate man I know. He is my best friend and laughs with me every day. When I had knee surgery he took care of me, and even drove me to and from work and to and from physical therapy for 6 weeks. He cheered me on and encouraged me to get better each day.
Whether he is working hard on the job or helping out around the house, Trevor is always working to make our lives better. Trevor has a calm and peaceful way about him that puts everyone he meets at ease. He is supportive in my life and wants to make sure I am happy every day.
Trevor has a happy spirit and is one of the wittiest people I know. He wakes up every day in a positive mood. When I ask him what he wants for dinner or what he wants to do this weekend he always replies: "Something Awesome!"
Trevor always puts his friends and family first. He has many solid friendships, and many of those going back to childhood Trevor is a great athlete. He runs twice a week, plays in a soccer league and loves to play golf whenever he can.
Trevor is the most wonderful dad. He is patient and playful. His smile lights up a room and James loves him.
Trevor on his career: I am proud that I am a hard worker and provider. I am part owner of a sports facility. I start most of my mornings making Laura breakfast, playing with James (while checking morning emails), and then I am off and running. I am fortunate to be the general manager of the sports facility which helps my schedule to be flexible for family time.
Introducing Future Big Brother James
We would like to introduce our son, James. We adopted James in November of 2015. James is full of energy, confidence, and personality. He is smart, funny, friendly, and likes to make everyone laugh. James gives great kisses, hugs, high fives and/or knuckles to everyone he meets. James loves sand, water, mud, rocks, dancing, singing, running, reading books, church, playing at the park, with his toys, and listening to music. He even understands how to say grace at every meal with a loud AMEN at the end. James is determined and confident and keeps trying at things until he figures them out. He's added so much love to our family and he we can't wait for him to have a sibling. James is sweet, kind, and gentle to every baby he sees or meets. He will be a very proud, caring, fun, and kind big brother.
We attend church weekly with James. We believe it is an important way to kick off our week and helps us grow spiritually as a couple and as a family. We pray daily and believe that prayer changes things. We hope to pass on to our children the importance of prayer and faith.
Most importantly to love one another. We strive to show our love to others daily and hope that our children will do that too; letting their light shine bright.
Family & Friends
Trevor talks about his family
My parents, Bob and Sheila, could not be more excited to meet a new grandchild! I have an older brother, Dave, whom I am very close to. He lives in our community and I see him almost every day. He is the goofy uncle and looks forward to perhaps coaching James and his sibling in sports someday. Uncle Dave is very artistic and enjoys doing art projects with James. My younger sister, Whitney, recently had a little boy, Zachary, who is our first nephew. We look forward to many family adventures with her and Zach.
Laura talks about her family
My parents, Jim and Pat live close by and might be more excited than we are (if that is possible!) to meet our future child and welcome him or her into our family! They are involved in holidays and regular visits. When we told my mom and dad that we were adopting again, they were ecstatic! I have two younger sisters, Mary and Nora. Mary is a foster mom in her community and the abundance of love she shares with everyone she meets is inspiring. Nora and her husband Andy have 4 adorable girls who can't wait to have another cousin. Nora shared so much mom advice when we brought James home, she cannot wait to meet our future baby. Her hubby Andy is giving, patient and loves to build things. I can't wait to see what he will build for the baby.
It's hard to imagine how we could be any more blessed to have the lifelong friendships we do. Our friends are all more like family to us because we are so close. We love spending time with our friends and their children. We enjoy making pizzas and having dance party on Fridays or cooking out and going to football games or playing in the yard. Our baby will have many play Aunts and Uncles in their lives and lots of "cousins".
We can't imagine what you are going through right now, but we offer our support and prayers. We are amazed by the difficult and loving choices you are making for your baby. This is a phenomenal gift for your child and the family that welcomes him or her into their home. We would love a chance to discuss any questions you might have about our profile or our lives. We are honored to be a part of this loving gesture by your willingness to consider us as parents for your baby.
Thank you for spending some time getting to know us and we look forward to meeting you one day soon.
Laura & Trevor
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