Collin & Whitney
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We've been together for 11 years and married for four! We are high school sweethearts that met in band class. Through many laughs, road trip adventures, recipe creations, and shared memories with our family and friends, we've been inseparable! We are thrilled to now grow our family through adoption and share our passion for life with your child.
After two years of marriage, we began talking about growing our family and we were both drawn to adoption. Adoption has been on Whitney's heart since she was 10 years old and Collin knows firsthand the joy of adoption as it is part of his family. A little over one year ago, we had the privilege of fostering a sweet two-year-old boy in our home and knew at that moment that we were meant to adopt one day. We enjoy cooking and grilling new recipes together, doing house renovations, and spending time with one another be it at home or out on a hike in nature. We look forward to soaking up the sunshine outdoors, watching movies on the weekends, and creating many sweet memories with our future child!
Collin is an absolute gem. His heart for others is solid gold and he loves wholeheartedly. He makes sure that I always feel safe, loved, and happy. Of course, anyone that's been around him knows that they won't leave without laughing way too hard, due to his fun personality! Collin makes everyone feel accepted and comfortable.
He's a hard worker at a large chemical plant in town, and he is also extremely family-oriented. You can find him grilling, golfing, and hunting with his best friend, staying active outdoors, and playing with our dogs.
Collin looks forward to tucking in our child at night, telling everyone how proud he is of her/him and being the most involved dad he can be! Collin will be the absolute best father to our child!
Whitney always makes everyone laugh, and she has a bright glow of happiness that anyone can see from a mile away. She is beautiful both inside and out. She cares for others deeply and is truly dedicated to family.
As a social worker at a Nonprofit working with youth, she is constantly going out of her way to help others and finish everything she is tasked with. She has the most dedicated work ethic of anyone I know. Whitney loves to cook, shop with her best friend, do projects around the house and be with family.
I know Whitney will be a phenomenal mother. She looks forward to holding our baby, singing and praying over him/her before sleep, and teaching him/her how to say their first words!
Family and Friends
Our family and friends are our foundation! We are blessed with a big family and wonderful, solid friends that are extremely loving, supportive, and encouraging. Everyone is so excited for us to adopt! Whether it be holidays spent together, traveling in and outside of Texas, sitting on a porch outside together talking, or playing fun games- our family and friends are always a source of laughter and happiness! We love spending time with our parents every week and chatting with them on the phone. Lucky for us, our parents all live within 25 miles of our house and our best friends live right down the street!
Our Home in Texas
We live in a cozy, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom farmhouse-style home is nestled in a small, safe, and quiet community! We love having family and friends over for cooking in our open-style kitchen and games in our living room. We have a great-sized, fenced-in backyard that allows for ample room to play and sit on the deck by the fire pit to roast marshmallows! Nearby, we have wonderful parks, walking trails, and fishing holes. A few miles into the city, we have a fun bowling alley, skating rink, movie theatre, and golf course that we can't wait to take our child to in the future!
Our Forever Promise
We forever promise to love your child unconditionally and wholeheartedly. We will raise them to know their worth and value in Christ and in the world. We will support him/her 100% in their dreams and goals, provide them with the best education, be there every step of the way (especially when life gets tough and they need someone to talk to), be present no matter what, always meet their needs, and always respect your level of openness, whether it be yearly visits or pictures and updates on how he/she is progressing and growing!
More About Collin
Education: Associate of Applied Science in Welding
Profession: Process Operator at a chemical plant
Racial Background: Caucasian
Food:: Fresh seafood from the ocean!
Activity: : Doing anything outside
Vacation Spot: : Banff, Canada. Best views ever!
Favorite thing to cook/grill: : A good smoked steak
Music:: Bluegrass/folksong country
Holiday:: Thanksgiving because of the fall colors, family and good food!
Season:: Fall... it's hunting season!
More About Whitney
Education: Bachelor of Social Work
Profession: Social Worker working with youth/children and families
Racial Background: Caucasian
Food:: Pizza or something spicy, that's a hard choice!
Activity: : Either gardening or shopping
Vacation Spot: : Definitely Gulf Shores, Alabama. The beach is my happy place!
Favorite thing to cook/grill: : Either my Mom's recipes from growing up or tacos!
Music:: Christian is number one (worshipping is my jam!) but I literally love all kinds of music!
Holiday:: Christmas all the way!
Season:: I'm going to go with winter because of our Texas humidity!
More About Our Family
We are a Christian family who believes Jesus is our Lord and Savior. Faith is huge in our family!
Our Special Interests
Our love for the outdoors is SO big! We enjoy hiking, car rides, going to walk on the trails, or just being in our front of back yard doing yardwork together! Of course, we also enjoy our back yard deck either roasting marshmallows, cooking hot dogs, grilling steaks and sitting under the stars at night. We also enjoy watching Netflix and Hulu tv series together and have made Friday nights a tradition with eating our local pizza restaurant and watching movies!
Why Open Adoption?
We both feel through open adoption, we are able to connect with our birth parent and get to know them at a deeper level. We are very excited for the opportunity to share pictures and updates of our baby growing with our future birth parent! Additionally, we are happy for the chance to have yearly visits with our birth parent, if the opportunity is presented! We plan to have open ongoing conversations with our child as he/she grows about their birth parent and how loved they are by them. Open Adoption plays such a vital role in our adoption journey!
Our family includes us and our two precious dogs! Hunter is our oldest dog who literally loves anyone that comes through our doors, and Jax, is our lap dog that only ever wants to snuggle and cuddle! They are both so gentle and have the most fun personalities! They both enjoy playing outside together and of course going to the walking trail and dog park with us!
We are beyond grateful that you took the time to read about our family today! We cannot wait to bring your child into our family as we go on traveling adventures together (stopping for way too many snacks), cook and bake in the kitchen (with lots of sugar messes), and surround them with our big, loving family and friends! Your child will be abundantly loved and cared for by everyone that surrounds them. We promise to raise your child in a Christ-centered home where they will always feel supported, encouraged, and safe. We are excited to stay in connection with you through letters, phone calls, texts, and annual visits and look forward to building a relationship with you!