Marty & Blair
“We both believe God has led us to become parents through adoption. We have the posture of open hearts and hands, ready to welcome a child into our family and home.”
Ages: 51 and 35
Professions: Home Health Physical Therapist/Registered Nurse
Other Kids: None
Preferences: Any Race, Either Gender, Newborn up to 2 years of age
How We Met: We met at an assisted living facility for seniors! Blair was working as an engagement coordinator for residents who have dementia, and Marty would go there to work with patients for physical therapy. We both have a love for working with older adults, and this passion has always connected us. After knowing each other as acquaintances for a few years, we started getting together socially with a group of friends from work. As we spent more time together and got to know each other better, we became good friends. We started dating soon after, and will always love the hilarious fact that we met at an assisted living facility!
Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other: Marty is a gentle soul, a servant to the core, and has the funniest sense of humor that I feel privileged to get to enjoy on a daily basis. I love how he could, and still can, make me laugh until I cry! I respect the calm, kind, and gentle way he chooses to treat others. Blair has a bubbly personality, a genuine and caring nature, a heart to serve those in need, and a limitless love for her family. She is full of life and brings color, fun, and warmth to our home. We are both fully committed to our marriage, appreciate each other’s friendship, and seek to honor the Lord in all we do.
Our Hobbies and Interests: We genuinely love spending time together and having fun! We enjoy playing games (especially card games), relaxing on the couch with our dog (“Teddy”), watching movies, taking fun trips to Blair’s family’s lake house, exploring new cities, hiking, picnics, dancing in our living room, and especially being with our families and friends. We thrive on being with those we love most, and cherish these relationships. While Blair enjoys baking, reading, and kickboxing, Marty enjoys playing the saxophone, golf, and being the cake decorator for all of our nieces’ and nephews’ birthday cakes!
Why We Want to Adopt: We both believe God has led us to become parents through adoption. We have the posture of open hearts and hands, ready to welcome a child into our family and home. It will be our greatest honor to care for a child, to spend our lives pouring into theirs, and to ensure that they never know a day that they are not being told how loved and valuable they are. As we are both in healthcare (physical therapist and registered nurse), caring and nurturing come naturally to us and make us uniquely equipped to care for a child.