Featured Prospective Couples/Clients

David and Ashley

We are David and Ashley. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our family. Even though we haven't met you, we have the utmost respect and admiration for you. We can't imagine all of the thoughts and emotions that you are experiencing but we want you to know how brave and courageous you are. 
 
We have been married for seven years. We met on Match.com but quickly discovered that we were from nearby cities, knew the same people and our dads even worked together! Adoption was something that we had talked about while we were dating and we wanted to grow our family through adoption and biological children. Not long after we were married, we learned that having a biological child was not possible. We grieved this but we saw this as God calling us to pursue adoption. We welcomed our son, Matthew, through adoption. We have never viewed adoption as "Plan B" or second best, but simply the way that God has chosen to grow our family. 
 
David is a pastor and also works in the garden department at Home Depot. He's the grill master! Ashley works as a social worker in the school system and previously worked as an adoption social worker for ten years. Matthew is 100% boy and keeps us on our toes and laughing. We live in a small town in the country- we have cows for neighbors!
 
We are very close to our family and visit whenever we can.  Our families are extremely supportive of our plans for adoption and are ready to love another child. Matthew loves spending time with his grandparents! We love the beach and try to go every summer. David has a garden so we enjoy working in it together and eating from it. We also enjoy being outdoors together and one of our favorite things to do is to fish. We also enjoy cooking together, especially when David is grilling! 
 
Our faith is extremely important to us and we are committed to raising our children to know the Lord. Please know that your child will always know how much you love them and about the selfless decision of adoption. We will always talk about adoption openly with our children and answer their questions the best we can. We never want it to be anything that they are ashamed to talk about or express their feelings about adoption. 
 
We don't know the circumstances that led you to consider adoption, but we are so thankful that you are choosing life for this baby. We do not take our responsibility as parents lightly and we know that you want the very best for your baby. 

Zach and Stephanie

Hello,

Thank you! Thank you from our entire hearts for your courage and bravery in choosing the path of adoption for your child. We would be so honored and grateful if you were to choose us as the parents of your child to raise them as our own and show them all the love that we have and to show them all the wonders this world has to offer.

 

We met 3 years ago on an online dating website and it has been a wonderful adventure with each other ever since. We knew very shortly after meeting that we wanted to spend our entire lives with each other. We never start or end a day without telling each other “I love you”.

 

About 10 months into our relationship I found out that I would have to have a partial hysterectomy and would not be able to have a child of our own, I was devastated, I wanted so much for us to have a family together and share all of our love for each other with a child and now this was no longer possible.

 

After the initial shock of not being able to give birth to a child we decided that adoption was the way we would accomplish the dream of having a family together.

We are ready to start our new journey with a child, to teach them to walk and talk, to ride a bike, to swim, to play to laugh, to hold them and cuddle them and love them forever and ever.

 

We look forward to learning about you and your life and the hopes and dreams that you have for your child.  Thank You- Zach and Stephanie

William and Virginia

Hi! We cannot imagine the emotions that you are going through during this time. We respect you and your adoption plans for your baby.  We know that you must be a wonderful and loving person. You must have a loving heart, to want to bless a couple with such a miracle. We know that you are a very special person and we admire your strength and courage. 

 

We promise to provide the child with a safe, loving, happy and supportive environment. We promise that they will know how you made us parents and how much they are loved by you. We promise they will know the sacrifices you made for them, so that they would be given the best opportunities in life. We promise to provide them with the best education possible.  We will encourage them to do whatever they want to do in life, we just want them to be happy and fulfilled. We can assure you that we will provide a happy and loving life for them. 

 

A little about us… We have been married for eight years and we hope that we can become parents, through the gift of adoption. We are kind, caring, friendly and outgoing. We love our family and friends. We are both members of a church.  We both love being outdoors and going to the beach. We are a very active couple. We enjoy taking photographs of things we see and places we travel. William enjoys fishing and horseback riding. Virginia loves decorating the house for the holidays and painting.  We thank you for taking the time to consider us. We have a great love for one another, a great love for our families and our hearts are ready to love a child!  We cannot wait to become a mama and a daddy! Sending love, prayers and blessings!

Tory and Kellie

 Hi, we are Tory and Kellie. We are from the Lafayette area who enjoy spending time with family and friends. We met in 1997 while I was working in a daycare and babysitting his niece and nephew in my spare time. We began dating about 6 months later when he got home from the military. He thought he was slick getting his niece to ask me out for him and we have been inseparable ever since. After about 8 years of dating we were married in December 2005.

 

We have had the pleasure of helping to raise several nieces and nephews but unfortunately we could not have our own. Children have always been a major part of our lives and we would love to share our lives with your child. As you can see from the pictures your child will be loved by us and enjoy time with grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins. We love to take our nieces and nephews to the zoo, play games, go to fun restaurants, bake cakes and cookies, swimming and fishing and hope to do the same with your child.

 

We enjoy family vacations and camp weekends with our parents and siblings and our nieces and nephews cannot wait to have their own friend in your child, to create those memories with. We can’t stress enough how much love we have to give and how much we will love, and cherish your child. Tory and I will do everything humanly possible to keep them safe and protected. Please know we are financially secure and will afford your child all of the advantages and possibilities our parents provided to us. We would love nothing more than an opportunity for you to meet us, if you would like, to learn more about us and who we are and the parents we hope to be.

 

We appreciate your consideration of us and admire you for this difficult decision.

Trevor and Robyn

Hello! Here’s a short video we made for you, introducing ourselves so you can get to know us a bit better.  Hopefully, this will give you an idea about what we believe in, and some the mischief that we get into: www.TheCraneBook.com 

 

Thanks for taking the time to consider us. The first thing we want you to know is that we recognize how challenging this time probably is for you. We believe that you must have an amazing and beautiful soul to have faith enough to trust that you will find the right parents for your unborn child. We know this is not an easy decision. We hope that this is a new start for you, allowing you to live the life that you want and one that you choose, on your journey to become the woman you were meant to be. We hope, that if you go through the videos we put together for you, and the book we made to tell you more about us, we can help make it easier for you.

 

Assuming that you choose us, we want you to have confdence that you’re going to feel great about the choice that you’re making.

We believe that everything happens for a reason, and the baby growing inside of you might have been meant to join our family.

After nearly five unsuccessful years of trying to get pregnant (and doing everything we could to make it happen), we recently found out that it finally worked. In fact, early on, we discovered we were having twins. We were overjoyed to hear two heartbeats and to have a successful pregnancy after so many years of trying. However, two weeks later, we found out we lost one of the babies. THIS WAS DEVASTATING NEWS. While we were very grateful to still have one healthy baby growing, this broke our hearts. As we lef the doctor’s office, we both sat in the car and cried.

 

But through the sadness, we saw a silver lining and thought that maybe this was happening for a reason. We really felt that we were supposed to raise two little kids at the same time and thought that perhaps this meant that there was another baby out there that needed us even more. WE KNOW HOW MUCH COURAGE YOU MUST HAVE TO MAKE THIS CHOICE. You are about to make an important decision that will afect the rest of your life. Perhaps this can give you, and the baby’s daddy, a second chance.

 

We believe that you should be able to live the life you want, and one that you choose and are looking forward to helping you. WE KNOW WE ARE BLESSED.

If you review the book we put together for you, you’ll see that we already have a 10 year old daughter, Phoenix Rose Crane, (from Trevor’s previous relationship) who helps makes our world even more amazing. And we are truly blessed that we have a healthy baby boy growing inside of Robyn.  Soon we hope to give them a new baby sister… perhaps it’s the baby you’re carrying now.

Trey and Amanda

Hi! We are Amanda, Trey and our son OdIn-Waylon. We have always wanted to adopted and would love nothing more than if you would allow us the opportunity to do so! Adoption is such a selfless act! I admire you on your courage. Amanda is a stay at home mom. She is a very easy going person. She enjoys being outside, reading, spending time with animals and (hopefully if you choose us) our two children. She cooks every night for family dinner at the table. Trey works as an operator. He is a very passionate and funny person. He likes to fish,be outdoors, and have fun with our child (hopefully children (: ) 

 

We have been married for three years.  We met at a mutual friends house and have been together for five years. We attend a Baptist church in the area. Our son was born in February and we would love to give him a sister as close in age as possible! 

As a family we love to attend local events like the parades and festivals. We are very passionate about traveling and exploring new places. We try to take at least two trips a year. One to the beach some where in the Caribbean normally. The other somewhere in the states. We can not wait to take your child on adventures as well if you feel our family is the right choice. We find music festivals fun and like a wide range of music from country, rock, to Christian. We both share a love for all animals and have a few pets. 

 

Our favorite holidays are Christmas and Halloween. We always choose a theme and all dress up together for Halloween. For Christmas we love to decorate the house inside and out, go look at Christmas lights and enjoy any Christmas events in the area. 

We are both very centered around extended family and always get together for all holidays and birthdays. We love to take trips to zoos,aquariums, and the park with our aunts,cousins and grandparents. Traditions within our family and extended family are very important to us. 

 

We hope you will allow us the amazing opportunity to raise a child in a loving, supportive environment, with the freedom to express themselves. We would love for you to choose us and complete our family. A quote Amanda loves is "she is mine in a way that will never be yours;she is yours in a way that will never be mine and together we are motherhood". If you choose to give us this amazing gift we want you to know it makes you no less of a mother. We will never hesitate to share with the child how much you loved her and what a blessing you gave us. We will be forever grateful.  Bless you and good vibes. 

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