Colin & Charlotte

“We greatly look forward to growing our family so we can share our love, our laughter and our sense of adventure with a little one!”

Location: Florida

Ages: 40 and 39

Religion: Agnostic/Christian-Methodist

Professions: Business Owner/1st Grade Teacher & Reading Interventionist

Other Kids: None

Preferences: Caucasian/Hispanic, Either Gender, Newborn 

How We Met: We met in 2004 at a dive shop in Texas that Charlotte was working at. We were both SCUBA instructors at the time. We began teaching SCUBA classes together, leading SCUBA group travel, and spending every moment we could together. We had both finally met the person that made us the happiest we could ever be, someone that we could be silly with but also real with, and the one we wanted to be with for the rest of our lives. It didn’t take long for us to discover that we were meant to be and after only 4 months, we were engaged. We were married in 2006 surrounded by loved ones on the beach of South Padre Island, Texas.

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other: As we have grown as a couple, we have learned many things about ourselves and each other. Our core values are based around love and respect for each other and family. We have found that our relationship has been successful because of the following “must dos”: snuggle whenever possible, have dinner each night as a family, be open-minded to each other’s wants and needs, and be willing to compromise. We also say, “I love you!” whenever we part, so that LOVE will always be the last thing we hear from each other. We also firmly believe in being playful and silly, and making the most of every situation. Through the 14 years that we have been married, we have only grown closer through laughter, spending quality time together, and adventure. Colin says, “Charlotte’s smile is contagious, and she lights up a room with her enthusiasm for life. She has traveled the world and been to 6 continents, but always loves to be home and with her family. Charlotte has a passion for teaching and working with children.” Charlotte says, “Colin is a brilliant man who strives to learn something new every day. He is a hard-working guy and great provider for his family. I love Colin’s humor, and his ability to make me laugh daily. He is loving, patient, and very sweet.”

Our Hobbies and Interests: We love to live life to the fullest. We are each dedicated to our jobs, but we make sure to take time for each other and our passions, and, of course, time to be just a little bit silly. Both of us have a very diverse range of hobbies and interests. We are very active and love being outdoors. We love to explore, either together or with friends and family. We can often be found at the beach, SCUBA diving, and traveling around the world. We enjoy kayaking and boating, but sometimes just enjoy relaxing by the water’s edge, whether it be fresh water or saltwater. We have a great appreciation for nature, the history of our family, and the history of our country. We enjoy going to museums, visiting monuments, and learning by “going and doing”. We enjoy going out to eat with family and friends or hosting get-togethers at our home. We enjoy going to the movies, concerts, and the theater. Even though we enjoy “going and doing”, we also love to just hang out around the house snuggling, watching television, or playing board games. We love to walk to the river with our pets, read a good book, or kayaking on the river while on the lookout for otters and manatees!

Why We Want to Adopt: We have always known that we wanted to have children. We are overjoyed about the opportunity to share our lives with a little one! A child shared with us will be loved and adored to pieces by us, our family, and our friends. We can’t wait to raise a little one with Christian values, high moral character, and with an appreciation and understanding for his or her birth family. Education, security, and well-being will be of the utmost importance. We will devote our lives making sure that a child shared with us will always be loved, safe, and full of joy. We greatly look forward to growing our family so we can share our love, our laughter, and our sense of adventure with a little one!