Tony & Linsey
“We just enjoy our children so much and truly love being parents…we have so much love to give, and adoption is a wonderful way to grow a family.”
Ages: 40 and 39
Professions: Business Owner/Homemaker
Other Kids: 5
Preferences: Any Race, Either Gender, Newborn up to 12 months
How We Met: Our “How We Met” story isn’t very interesting or glamorous. We went to neighboring rival high schools so we knew of each other for years. It wasn’t until one day after we both had graduated and I was working at a men’s shoe store in the local mall. Tony walked in and started up some small talk and eventually asked for my phone number. We went on our first date on February 10, 2002 and have been a couple ever since.
Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other: Tony is affectionate, kind, hard working, calm and collected. He loves his family fiercely and is our rock. He exudes patience in every aspect of his life which is something I admire a great deal. He is a born leader. He is honest and straightforward and is the hardest working man I know. He is hilarious and is always keeping the kids and I laughing. He is a very hands-on and involved daddy. He can sit on the floor for hours playing LEGOS or just be a listening ear to whomever needs it. Linsey is compassionate and humble. She is the epicenter of our family. Being a mother comes naturally to Linsey and she makes being a parent look effortless. She is able to develop curriculum for school each week, guide the kids through their lessons, and keep the little ones occupied. It’s not easy! But she makes it look that way. She welcomes the many challenges of motherhood. She is everyone’s best friend.
Our Hobbies and Interests: Our life is family focused and we experience all that life has to offer as a family! With homeschooling, we are free to travel the world alongside Tony on work trips. We love traveling whether it’s a quick trip to the beach or to the mountains. Sports and the arts are also important to our family. We currently have two children in gymnastics, one who plays volleyball and the guitar, and one who does hip-hop dance and plays the keyboard…so we are busy, but we love it! Linsey enjoys reading, cooking, and taking rides on the lake in the pontoon boat. Tony loves to play basketball, travel, and also enjoys being on the lake with the family. Soon, we will be moving into our new home on the lake where I know we will make so many amazing memories in the years to come. We make it a point to make each day as fun and as exciting as we possibly can!
Why We Want to Adopt: For us, being parents is what our lives are all about. We always knew we wanted a big family but after our 5th baby and some pregnancy induced hypertension, we decided it was best for Tony to get a vasectomy and close the pregnancy/childbirth chapter in our lives. Adoption has always been something that we’ve been curious about, it was really just a matter of “when” would be the best time for our family. Not long after the vasectomy, we both felt the tug on our hearts for more children. We just enjoy our children so much and truly love being parents…we have so much love to give, and adoption is a wonderful way to grow a family. Our children are equally as excited as we are at the thought of welcoming another member to our family and being able to love on another baby.