We are so excited about expanding our family through adoption. We both come from loving, supportive households where family is everything. We have tried to have a baby the old-fashioned way for the last five years but have unfortunately suffered five miscarriages. Even through all that loss we have never lost our desire to be parents and are so excited about this new opportunity to find our baby through adoption.
One Sunday after church both of our families ended up at the same Mexican restaurant. By a twist of fate, our moms worked together before we were born and even threw each other baby showers when they were pregnant with us. We were of course mortified that they were talking to each other (as teenagers often are) but begrudgingly said hi. We started dating about a year later and still feel so incredibly lucky to know each other.
WE HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR 12 YEARS AND LOVE TO LAUGH, TRAVEL, HOST DINNER PARTIES, AND WORK ON OUR HOUSE TOGETHER.
We truly bring out the best in each other and we work really hard to make sure that the other person feels loved and understood. Our families all live nearby and are very close. We spend most holidays all together and can’t wait to see the joy that a new baby brings to those gatherings.
Where We Live
We have spent the last few years bringing back our home’s original charm. We have a town square that is walking distance from our home with restaurants, bookstores, a movie theatre, and a playground. We love to walk or ride our golf cart up to the square in the evenings and on weekends. We are also only
2 blocks from the St. Johns River, so we often go sit by the shore and watch the sun set. Our neighbors are our friends and they all have young children who play together outside nearly every day. We are also members of a nearby golf club and love spending time there with our friends and their children. Last year we put a pool in our backyard and we have had so much fun spending time out there with our friends and family. Our friend’s kids have also loved the hot tub and lovingly request to eat ice cream in the “hot pool” every time they come over. We also enjoy going to the beach which is only about 25 minutes away from our house!
About Marshall by Sarah
Marshall is the best person I know, and that is high praise because I have been blessed to know some truly incredible people. He is smart, humble, loving, hard-working, and playful. My favorite thing about Marshall is how much he cares about other people. He wants everyone who is around him to feel accepted, loved, and appreciated, whether it is a co- worker, the cashier at the gas station, or his closest friend.
About Sarah by Marshall
Sarah is the love of my life. She is extremely detailed, resourceful, and cares about enriching everything we do as a family. I am so thankful to be her husband, but also her partner. She brings out qualities in me that I never knew I had. She makes me a better person. I am so excited to see the family we will create and to see Sarah as a mom. She will fill this house with love, laughter, the latest fashion trends, warm smiles, and home-cooked meals.
Thank You For Embarking On This Journey
We are so grateful that incredible, selfless people like you exist. We will always respect your wishes and would be happy to discuss whatever level of openness works for you. We recently purchased a rocking chair for our nursery and sometimes we just sit, rock, and think about all the things we want to give to this child. We want them to feel deeply loved, celebrated, and appreciated. We want them to dream big and boldly chase after those dreams. We want them to be humble, passionate, generous, and kind. Most of all, we want them to know without any doubt or hesitation that they are cherished by us and by their birth family.