Val & Ty

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Mother-to-be Father-to-be
First Names Val Ty
Religion Christian Christian
Ethnic Background Caucasian Caucasian
Education/Degree Masters Masters
Profession Math teacher, currently stay-at-home mom Systems engineer
Ages/Names of Children

Thatcher (5) & Kennedy (2)- Biological

Our Story

Hello! We are Ty and Val. Thank you for checking out our profile! We met in high school in 2000. What started as a friendship turned into eight years of dating and almost 10 years of marriage.  After graduating from high school, we attended the same college and we married soon after receiving our degrees. Ty completed graduate school and we moved to DC for Ty’s new job, while Val completed her graduate degree in education.  We eventually settled in Maryland, where we put down roots, purchased a home, met very good friends, found a solid church community, and welcomed two children to our family. We’ve been through many adventures as a family and are looking forward to expanding our family and continuing to grow together in life and love.

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Family Life

We live in a small town in Maryland and enjoy the endless activities at our fingertips. Our children, Thatcher (4) and Kennedy (1) love to play in the backyard on the swing set, walk to the library,  see parades and fireworks, and explore our large yard with our neighbors. In the summer, our backyard is the gathering spot for monthly ice cream socials to build ties with our neighbors. We love the community we are building and are truly blessed to have so many people in our lives that love and pour into our children.

Many of our extended family live within 1.5 hours of our home so we see them frequently. Thatcher and Kennedy adore their four cousins. We value the support of our family - everyone is excited about our adoption plan. We spend holidays surrounded by love and joy of close friends and family. We even travel annually with our families to experience life and adventure together!

We have a strong network of friends, considered our family, who are also very supportive of our plan. We are Christians and plan to raise our children in our church which has an amazing and exciting children’s ministry. We will be open and supportive of themas they show interest in exploring any other faith traditions.

Our dog, Gus, has been a member of the family since college. She loves our yard, going on hikes, and napping in the sun.

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We prioritize family time and enjoy pouring into our family through patient, loving quality time together. We also enjoy traveling and have gone on many trips with in the US and abroad with our children. We love to be outside at a playground, swinging on our front porch or on a hike. We also love to read and visit our local library (3 blocks away!) almost every week for new books and videos. Healthy family dinners are extremely important to us. Every night, we go around the table and share our favorite part of the day. It’s a great way to get a glimpse into Thatcher’s world and to share our day with him. Eventually Kennedy will share her stories with us. In addition to our family’s life, we value giving back to our community by serving at our church and helping friends and neighbors. We host monthly neighborhood get-togethers and an annual block party with our neighbors. It’s so fun to see all the kids playing games together and getting to know each other. The 4th of July is a big deal in our community - it’s the best day of the year here with flags, a parade and fireworks.

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We want you to know how much respect and love we have for you already. We cannot imagine what a difficult decision this is for you, and pray for you daily, that you would have the strength and courage you need as you journey through this process. We know that you want what is best for your baby, and we pray that you will find us to be all that you hope for your child.

More than anything, we want you to know that we will love your child unconditionally and we will devote our lives to providing him or her with all the love, security and joy we can offer. We believe that openness will help with the child's development and are prepared to welcome a child of any ethnic background into our loving home. We want to learn about you and your wishes for your child during this process. We are comfortable with visits, phone calls, letters and sharing pictures.

Your child will be loved beyond words by us, our families, by our friends and he or she will always know the great love you have for him or her as well.

We grasp the importance of individuals understanding their own unique cultural backgrounds. We have traveled extensively throughout the US and abroad and have enjoyed learning from other cultures. Val taught math in diverse middle and high schools, and Ty studied and works with colleagues of many different ethnic backgrounds, so we are equipped to accept any child. If different than our own background, we will seek out friends from the church and neighborhood to mentor and assist. We honor and value the ethnic background of your child, without reservation.

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Father-to-be Mother-to-Be
Subject in School Math Math
Holiday Independence Day Christmas
Bedtime story Any Dr. Seuss Chimps Don’t Wear Glasses
Dessert Ice Cream Peppermint Patties
Sport to watch or play Football Soccer
Author Dan Brown Gretchen Rubin
Mac or PC Mac Mac
Coffee or Tea? Coffee Coffee
Eat in or Dine out? Dine Out Eat In
Early Riser or Night Owl? Night Owl Early riser

Best Wishes

What’s your gut telling you? You’ve got a tough decision to make. Know that if we are chosen as your child’s adoptive parents, we will do everything in our power to create a loving and nurturing environment so the child can grow and become all he/she has been created to be. We are already parents, so we know what a tough job it is, but we are 100% ready to love and care for this baby. It’s all about you and what your gut and heart is telling you! We wish you the best, whether we are chosen or not, for a healthy pregnancy and a bright future.

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