Des & Amanda

, Des and Amanda

“We promise to share their story and never doubt you made your choice out of love.

Location: Illinois

Ages: 38 and 39

Religion: Christian

Professions: IT Manager/4th Grade Teacher

Other Kids: None

Preferences: Caucasian/Hispanic/Bi-Racial, Either Gender, Infant  

How We Met:  We grew up together in a small town and were high school sweethearts.  Following college, we married and have been happily married for over 15 years!  Our love has deepened over time and has taught us that we can count on each other no matter challenges we face. 

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other:  From Amanda:  Des supports me unconditionally and always believes in me. He is loyal and cherishes his loved ones.  He is very goal driven and makes everyone around him feel valued.  He makes me a better person by sharing his life with me.  He is my best friend and makes me laugh every day.  From Des:  Amanda always provides reassurance in situations of uncertainty.  Her love is endless, and her style is free-spirited.  She is adventurous and loves to explore new things.  She is very thoughtful and makes moments special and memorable.  She makes me a better person every day.  She is my best friend and makes life extremely fun. 

Our Hobbies and InterestsWe are a very active family and living a healthy lifestyle is something very important to us.  We love to travel and prefer road trips as they allow us to explore the unbeaten path.  We are fanatical about the Chicago Cubs and spend many summer days at the ballpark with family and friends.  Our nephews and niece are a big part of our lives and we love hanging out with them.  We enjoy cooking meals together.  Amanda’s homemade salsa and corn tortillas are amazing.  Des enjoys building things and doing weekend projects with his dad.  Amanda has passion for photography and gardening with tips that her grandmother passed onto her.  Family is one of the most important things to us!

Why We Want to Adopt:  We have always known in our hearts that we wanted to grow our family through adoption.  There is so much love between us, that we are ready to share with your child.  We believe that with you, our family, and friends there is an abundance of love and support that will carry us through the wide range of emotions surrounding adoption.  We are hoping to meet an amazing expectant mother just like you! 

 We promise to provide a safe, supportive, and loving home where your child will be celebrated every day.  We will provide opportunities for them to follow their passions and pursue their dreams.  We will equip them with the knowledge and experience to make good decisions throughout their life. We plan to encourage education as a stepping stone to future opportunities.  We promise that your child will always be our main focus and we will meet all of their needs.  We promise to raise your child in a way that promotes respect, empathy, and gratitude towards others by loving them unconditionally.  We promise to celebrate traditions and surround them with loving people.  We promise to share their story and never doubt you made your choice out of love.  We will always speak lovingly and respectfully of you!