Gladney Center for Adoption

6300 John Ryan Drive Fort Worth, TX 76132.

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Lee + Becca

Thank you for taking the time to look through our profile! We are humbled by your bravery and perseverance to make an adoption plan for your baby. Even though it's just a snapshot into our lives, we hope this profile is helpful in making your decision! Our whole family is excited to welcome you and know that we are praying for you! We already love you and pray every day that you feel supported. With all our hearts, we want you to know that we have all the respect in the world for you.

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We are not a perfect family and we make mistakes on a daily basis, but our hope as a family is to create a place where everyone is known fully, deeply and completely. Because of Jesus' forgiveness and love towards us, we love and forgive each other as well.

We hope that as you read through our profile you will have a peace about the decision you are making. The opportunity to be a part of your story is dear to us. There is no way to describe how thankful we are for you.

love,

Lee, Becca, Kenzie & Ivy

About Us

Ours was a whirlwind romance! After meeting through mutual friends, we immediately began dating in June of 2013 and have been together ever since. In June of 2014 we tied the knot with our family and friends celebrating with us. After we got married, we spent some sweet early years of marriage together. We bought a house, traveled to new places and tried to figure out how to live with each other! It's a blessing to look back and see how much we've grown because of the other person in our lives.

A few years later we welcomed our first daughter, Mckenzie "Kenzie" Rivers into our family. Life suddenly became more rich and full, but not without its own unique challenges! The day after Kenzie turned one, we found out we were expecting baby number two! I don't know if anything has ever surprised us more. Soon after, we brought home Ivy Joy. Her life has been full of joy since day one and we all love her so much! We strive to create a home where our children are deeply loved.

Why We Chose Adoption

We chose to pursue adoption after years of conversations about expanding our family. Encouraged by the community in which we live, adoption stories around us, and our family and friends, we are so excited to be able to welcome another precious child into our family. We feel a special call to adoption because of the gratefulness we have that Jesus adopted us as his children when we committed to following Him.

We know that the adoption process is not without its challenges for all involved, but we welcome the opportunity to press into these spaces with love and kindness. Thank you for taking such a courageous step of faith by being willing to engage with us about our family and our story.

Becca's Introduction Of Lee

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Becca here, telling you about my man! First off, he's amazing. I've never met anyone as incredible as him! He is patient, kind, brilliant, innovative, fun-loving and is always up for an adventure! Not to mention, he works harder than anyone I know and is loved by everyone who knows him. It amazes me how he can work all day and still find the energy to serve his family and friends when he gets home. Seriously impressive.

Lee continually encourages me to be a better person. He leads our family so well! The girls absolutely adore their daddy and can't wait to play with him and hug his neck when he gets home at the end of the day. He is constantly looking for ways to serve our family, generously help anyone who is in need, or learn a new skill to benefit others. I could not ask for a better partner and I am confident that he will continue to lead our family well as we add a new addition!

Lee's Introduction Of Becca

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Becca is the best thing that ever happened to me! She is loyal to the core and has my back no matter what. She is strong, confident, kind, wise, beautiful, and has amazing discernment. Kenzie and Ivy love her and run to her for anything from a scraped knee to just wanting a hug. When Becca leaves the house to go for a jog or run to the store, the girls ask me repeatedly where their mommy went and then scream with joy when she gets back. We have so much fun running around in the backyard chasing the girls as they giggle or pushing them on the swings on our play fort.

Becca worked as a nurse for several years before deciding to stay home with our kids. She loves taking care of people and her skill sets come in handy when one of the kids wakes up in the middle of the night with some unknown stomachache or illness. She is an amazing mom who tirelessly strives to parent our kids with grace and love. She is also loved by her community and often organizes play dates with friends and their kids.

Most importantly, she is my teammate in life and my best friend!

Meet Kenzie & Ivy

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Kenzie is an absolute joy to be around! She loves her daddy, mommy and Ivy so much! Kenzie will smile and talk to anyone she sees and loves to be around people. Everybody loves Kenzie and she has tons of little buddies! She also loves to dance around the house, sing "twinkle twinkle little star", anything that's pink, and to ride her pink puppy-dog scooter!

Ivy is full of life! We have no idea where she got her red hair, but I can't think of anything more fitting. She is a fireball and keeps us laughing every day. She is fearless, determined and has the kindest heart. Ivy loves to share, take care of her "panda" and is Kenzie's biggest fan.

Both girls adore babies, watching out for them and "helping" get them what they need. I know they will make the best big sisters, they ask us all the time where our baby is!

Our Home

We would not be able to adopt without the love and support from our friends, neighbors and church family. Our neighborhood is mainly younger families with lots of kiddos, which creates a caring, fun and close-knit community to raise a family. Since Becca is a stay at home mom, she is able to have lots of friends to meet up with during the week. They love to get together for meet-ups at their houses, the park, or even the zoo! Living in such a close community is a joy. Their support and feedback have been vital to our ability to grow as parents and we are so thankful for them. They all share in our excitement at the hope and beauty of adoption. We know they will continue to love us and our new child as we welcome them into the family!

Our home has been a huge gift to us as we put down roots as a family. I don't know how, but we moved into the kindest block of neighbors ever and they have become some of our closest friends! On any given day, you can find us outside on our tree swing, neighborhood kids playing while the parents chat, or enjoying the fire pit in the backyard. We love to host people for dinners which we do often. We are thankful for this space we call home!

What We Enjoy

Our first date was going rock climbing together, if that tells you anything about what we enjoy! We love to be outside and active! We both enjoy running, kayaking, biking, hiking, camping, really anything to be outside. For Lee's 30th birthday we took a trip to Colorado and climbed a "fourteener" with his brother and sister-in-law. We also ran a half marathon together! Any chance we get, we're taking the kids to a park, going on family walks, or meeting up with friends to let the kids play outside. As much as possible we get a fire going in our backyard fire pit to enjoy s'mores and good conversation. We dream about days we can take all the kids and go camping with friends! We also enjoy reading, date nights out, board games, movies, anything to spend quality time together and with friends.

Traditions

Every other year we travel together to spend Christmas with Lee's extended family, and usually go skiing! His extended family are some of the kindest, and warmest people on the planet. We always look forward to time with them! On Becca's side of the family, because there are so many little cousins, we have started fun traditions like Easter egg hunts, Christmas pajamas, and Thanksgiving parades! We can't wait to add another member to the family!

Thank You

Thank you again for taking the time to look through our profile and learn a little bit about our family. We consider it a huge blessing to be considered as potential parents.

If we have the privilege of becoming part of your plan, please know we will always honor and cherish your story of bravery and love. We are inspired by you!

Love,

Lee, Becca, Kenzie & Ivy

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