Gladney Center for Adoption

6300 John Ryan Drive Fort Worth, TX 76132.

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Kendall + Samantha

We are beyond excited to grow our family through adoption and look forward to building a relationship with you. We hope you enjoy getting to know a bit about us and that our profile allows you to see the love we have for one another. While we can only imagine the emotions you are feeling, we honor the courage it took for you to begin exploring adoption and are grateful that you are considering us.

About Us – Our Story

We were both born and raised in southern Louisiana. We met in college over 10 years ago and started dating soon after. We were engaged after 4 years of dating and married 2 years later in 2014. Life has been nonstop ever since! Our careers took us both to Texas where we put down roots and bought our first home. Audrey was born in 2017. She brought new energy to our home and strengthened the core of our family. We love being parents and experiencing life's adventures together. Adoption has always been a part of our plan, and pregnancy complications with Audrey sealed our fate. We are excited to grow our family through adoption and hope you feel our love for each other as you learn more about us.

Kendall

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Kendall is a supportive husband with a passion for life and adventure. He is a stabilizing force in our marriage, and I gather much strength from him during times of stress or worry. He is fun and a jokester. His wittiness still keeps me on my toes over ten years into our relationship. Kendall is smart and a hard worker. He makes great sacrifices to support and provide for our family. Seeing Kendall as a father has made me fall in love with him all over again. He melts at the sight of Audrey and would do anything to make her smile and laugh. She is secure in his presence and lights up when he enters the room. Kendall has a gentle heart with so much love to give. He is overjoyed to welcome another child to our family, and I know he will flourish as a father of two.

Samantha

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Samantha is an amazing wife and an even better mother. Her big heart and uplifting smile are constant reminders of how lucky I am to have her as my life partner. I love her sense of humor and her compassion for others. There is no one else I could imagine spending the rest of my life with. Samantha's career in pediatrics has allowed her to work with children from many different backgrounds, and her parenting skills are second to none. I love seeing her joy as she interacts with Audrey. They enjoy reading together, going for walks around the neighborhood, playing in our yard, and swimming at the pool. Samantha's calm demeanor is a comfort to Audrey, and they have the best time together. I know Samantha is thrilled for the opportunity to grow our family through adoption. There's nothing she can't handle.

About Audrey

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Audrey is our sweet, playful, little girl. She makes life fun and brings so much joy to our family. She has big, brown eyes and dimples that melt our hearts and gain the attention of everyone she meets. Audrey loves books, music, being outdoors, and morning snuggles in our bed on the weekends. She is a quiet observer with a carefree and gentle demeanor who lights up the room with her smile and squeals of excitement. Audrey adores interacting with other children and has made fast friends with many of her schoolmates. Her kind heart will make her a protective, affectionate big sister and an ideal role model. We both share close bonds to our siblings and are thrilled by the opportunity for Audrey to experience life and create endless, unforgettable memories with a brother or sister.

Outdoor Adventures

We LOVE the great outdoors and always jump at the opportunity to go on a life-changing adventure. We've rafted down waterfalls in New Zealand, cage dived with galapagos sharks off the coast of Oahu, snorkeled in Fiji, skied the Rocky Mountains, and hiked throughout the Texas Hill Country (often with Audrey strapped to our backs). We want our children to be respectful of nature and in awe of its beauty.

Explore & Travel

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We love to travel and are fortunate to have visited many destinations across the United States and abroad. We initially traveled as a couple, and now Audrey has joined in on our adventures. We're looking forward to adding another travel mate to our crew. Whether a quick weekend trip to escape the Texas heat or a 10-day stay in a foreign country, we're always ready to pack our bags and have some fun. As parents, we hope that our passion for experiencing customs, languages, foods, and ways of living unlike our own is passed on to our children and instills the importance of respecting all cultures.

Community & Friends

We live in a great community that is close to the city but has a small town feel. Our town is beautifully maintained with many parks and historical sites, and the local schools are top-ranked in the state. Our friends and neighbors are part of our extended family and share in our excitement to grow our family through adoption. They come from varying cultural, religious, and ethnic backgrounds. We want our children to grow up knowing the importance of community, serving others, and respecting diversity.

Our Home

We live in a family oriented neighborhood with walking paths, lakes, playscapes, and nearby parks. We have a large backyard for outside play and enjoy nightly walks and routine dinners with our neighbors. We are excited to add more joy and laughter to our home with a new baby.

Thank You

Thank you for taking the time to learn a bit about our family! We hope this provided a small glimpse into our lives. We wish you well and hope you have comfort in your heart regarding your decision. While we can only imagine the emotions you are feeling, we honor the courage it took for you to begin exploring adoption and are grateful that you are considering us. The sacrifice you are making is a testament to the love you have for your child, and we hope you feel supported in your decision.

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