Gladney Center for Adoption

6300 John Ryan Drive Fort Worth, TX 76132.

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Scott + Kristen

Hello! We are Scott, Kristen, and Carly. We appreciate you taking the time to read through our profile to learn more about who we are. We cannot imagine the decision before you, but we are so grateful that you are considering what all your options may look like for you and your baby. We understand this decision will impact you and your child's life, and this will be one of the toughest decisions you will ever be faced with. We truly admire your strength and courage.

We Welcome You

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As parents, we know and understand the unconditional love and bond you feel with your child. This child is a true blessing and considering an adoption plan demonstrates this love. We hope you find the answers you are looking for to help navigate you through your decision.

If you decide to proceed with an adoption plan, we know this will be a difficult journey that no one will know what to expect. It will not be easy. We hope we can be part of your journey and help ease your fears and anxiety. We are committed to creating a relationship that works for everyone, and we will ensure your child knows you and how much you love them. Regardless of your decision, please know we are praying for you.

This Is Our Story

We met more than twenty years ago at an investment company where we were both working. We were in training together and met on our first day at a new employee meet and greet. Scott was the first person to walk up and introduce himself to Kristen. While talking, we both instantly knew there was a connection. We were friends for a year before we started dating. We dated for nearly four years before marrying in 2004.

We have been married for more than fifteen wonderful years and we still have so much fun together. We discovered early on that we were great travel companions. While dating, we enjoyed traveling to places like Las Vegas, Key West, Miami (or anywhere with a beautiful pool), trying new restaurants, seeing concerts, and just enjoying one another's company. After we got married, our goal was to travel for five years before settling down and starting a family. Seven years later we had our daughter, Carly.

We are so happy to have accomplished our travel goal, to experience new places, people, and culture. We feel the time we spent together has made us better people and better parents.

Why Adoption

We have a daughter who is 7 and her name is Carly. When Carly was around three years old, we tried to have another biological child. After suffering three miscarriages, it was clear to us that having another child naturally would not be the path for us. We immediately decided on exploring our options with adoption versus pursuing alternative methods like IVF.

We would love for our daughter Carly to grow up with a sibling. Carly would love nothing more than to have a sibling. We have also seen a very positive experience with adoption as Scott's sister and her husband adopted a beautiful baby girl named Remi, who is now 5-years old. Watching Remi grow to be vibrant, smart, healthy, and an active little girl has helped validate our feelings of adoption.

Our Adventures

Before having Carly, Scott and I used to pick vacations by randomly pointing to place on a globe. Now that we have a child, we plan all of our travels a year in advance. We spend a lot of time researching locations, activities, and restaurants. We plan to take Carly and any future children that become part of our family to Australia when they graduate high school.

Meet Kristen

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I was born in New Jersey, but my parents moved to Texas when I was two-years-old to start their own business. My heritage is half Estonian and half Hungarian. I graduated from a University in Texas with a degree in Marketing, but I currently work as a Director of Web Implementation for an Investment company. I like having a schedule and would consider myself a morning person. The reason for this is so I can get up early and get things done.

Scott tells me that I can't sit still for long, and he's right. I enjoy cleaning, but I don't consider myself a "neat freak" by any means. I just like to come home to a house that is tidy. So, I do have a hard time leaving the house if the bed is not made, and the sink is full of dishes.

Some of my hobbies include party planning and holiday decorating. I love decorating the inside and outside of the house for all the major holidays. I find much enjoyment in putting together the details for birthday parties and family gatherings. Another thing I like to do is plan our vacations and all the special details that will be included.

Meet Scott

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I was born and raised in Texas and graduated from Baylor University with a degree in Marketing. I am a proud Baylor Bear. I grew up playing sports and was good at basketball. I have an older sister who is 4- years older than I am. My parents and sister live locally, which we love. We come from Scottish and Irish decent.

I would consider myself a well-organized, curious person who researches everything. Kristen thinks I am google's number one website visitor. I love to learn new things and broaden my knowledge as much as possible.

In recent years, I left my career in the Investment industry to pursue my passion for opening my own Insurance Agency. Providing products to people in my community that help manage the risks of everyday life is rewarding to me. Even so, my number one priority is my family. I love to be around Kristen, Carly, and our extended family as much as possible.

Meet Carly

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Carly is a caring and silly little girl who has the biggest heart. Gymnastics, art, and roller skating are her favorite hobbies and her favorite color is pink. Carly also really loves parrots!

She values her friendships and loves to share with others, young and old. Right now, she says that when she grows up she would like to be a teacher.

Carly told us she wanted to be a big sister around the time she was three years old. She didn't understand how the process worked and asked if we would order a baby brother or sister on Amazon. Carly is excited to enter into the new role of big sister in the future. She talks about playing with them, teaching them new things, and taking them trick or treating (Halloween is her favorite holiday). She is practicing playing big sister with her baby dolls.

Traditions

The holidays are a fun time for our family. On Christmas Eve, we enjoy going to a candlelit church service with Scott's parents, then eat out at a Chinese or Mexican restaurant.

To celebrate the new year, we usually go to a family-friendly event in a few towns over.

Creating holiday experiences is very important to us. For each holiday, we do a lot of arts and crafts with Carly. By the end of each holiday, the walls in our house are covered with her creations. Since both Kristen's parents have passed, we have spent the last few years creating traditions that incorporate her parents but are unique to our family. Kristen's family used to do shrimp boils all the time, especially for holidays like Easter. We do shrimp boils throughout the year to honor her parents.

We like to host family over for Super Bowl and sporting events. We decorate the house in sports themes, eat great food, and enjoy family time.

This Is Our Home

We live in a master plan community, which is a desirable community for families as there are a lot of things for children to do. Our house is on almost half an acre in a cul-de-sac. We live in a two-story, 3,800 square foot home with four bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, a media room, a game room, dining room, study, and huge backyard, which includes a large playground and a pool.

One thing we love about our area is how excellent the schools are, as well as the number of families that live in the neighborhood. Our school district is ranked number as one of the top 20 in our state.

We love many things about our home and community, but our favorite spot in our home is probably the family room where we spend the most time. We love being together, playing games, crafts, and being silly. We also love the beautiful sunsets we often get in the back yard.

We have a micro-labraddole puppy named Honey Bear. She loves to play ball in the backyard, learn new commands, and meet new people. Her favorite toys are her rubber pig and a ball that is twice her size. She is friendly girl who has never met a stranger.

Our Promise To You

Thank you for spending time here with us today! We know you must have many thoughts running through your mind and you most likely have more questions you want answered. But we want to take a few minutes to close this time with some promises that we will uphold if you choose us to parent your child.

We promise to give your child a lifetime of unconditional love and a happy home. We are committed to being open about their story and where they came from.

We promise to respect and honor whatever level of contact we decide upon and we promise to continually revisit this so that your child have their needs met. We will be supportive of your child and their goals in life. A good education is important to us, and we will provide that education to them. Your child will have opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities such as sports, music, or art.

We promise to make sure each holiday and birthday is special by creating fun, happy traditions together as a family. We will open your child's eyes to the world through travel by exploring new places and participating in local cultures.

Lastly, we promise to be good role models and set an excellent example for your child and will always put their best interest ahead of our own needs or wants.

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