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Hello! Becoming adoptive parents has been such a blessing to us. We’re ready and excited to expand our happy family through another adoption! We love staying involved with our church and community, and value hard work, faith, and family. Both of us have a lot of flexibility with our work so that we can be with our children as much as possible.
We have an open adoption for our son, and if you’d like, we would love to get to know you through the process, and even stay in touch afterward. You would always hold a place in our hearts!
How it all started: We met after college when we both worked at the same Taco Bell for only 3 months. We became friends and started going to church together. One day we met for lunch, Fawn wore a red dress and Gene was hooked. We had a Christmas wedding in the church where Fawn grew up and have been happily married ever since!
Together we enjoy:
• Volunteering at church, especially in children’s ministry
• Gardening & yard work (we love the outdoors!)
• Backyard games: baseball, volley ball, soccer, & even a wheel barrow race!
• Having people over for home cooked food & card games (our favorite is Euchre!)
According to Gene: Fawn keeps us organized and is a loving, devoted mother. I love to hear her sing Daniel to sleep every night. She is creative and has such a big heart for helping and praying for others. Fawn has a heart for hospitality, making others feel cared for and nurtured.
• Cooking & baking
• Volunteering as class mom in Daniel’s school
Fun Fact: Fawn collects children’s books, and loves reading to Daniel or teaching him to read. She’s been collecting children’s books (especially Christmas books) for a long time, even before we adopted.
According to Fawn: Gene would do anything for us! He is a strong, gentle, and loving father. He loves to make us laugh! I love to see Gene building Legos or playing Hot Wheels with Daniel, making up stories and adventures as father and son.
• Fixing things
• Computers and the latest smart-gadgets (he’s our in-home tech support!)
• Setting up a big Christmas light display around our property
Fun Fact: Gene loves jokes, whether they are funny or not. He also has a moose collection that he started when he was little, after his family nicknamed him Bullwinkle Moose.
Daniel is 6 years old, active, fun, and shy at first. Daniel’s always been a helpful little boy and we know he’ll be a great big brother.
• Learning & reading
• Taking piano lessons & singing in the children’s choir
• Playing soccer, baseball, and taking martial arts
• Friday Xbox nights with homemade pizza & 1980s video games
• Saturdays with old cartoons & breakfast in bed
• Helping us cook
Our Home in Washington
Our home is a tri-level, 3 bedroom house near snow-capped mountains and beautiful lakes. We live close to the city, but enjoy the country life and family-like community in our peaceful neighborhood.
We have a large yard with a playground. Our garden has fruit trees, berry patches, vegetables, and lots of flowers. We enjoy time outside with our plants, or roasting hot dogs or marshmallows over the fire pit on our deck. Even the nursery has been set up in a garden theme! We’ve set up our home to be a fun, educational environment for our children to learn and grow.
Our Cats: We have 2 cats, Queen of Sheba and Solomon, who are sweet and fun. They like playing laser tag, chasing after string, and cuddling on the couch.
Thank you for considering our family! We promise you will always be special to us and be spoken of with love. We’ll keep up pictures of you with our family photos and raise your child to know how adoption brought us together.
We promise to put faith and family first, and to raise your child to value community and helping others. We will model honesty, integrity, and compassion. We promise to provide opportunities for your child to learn daily and to encourage his or her goals, strengths, and interests. Education is important to our family, and we’ve already started college funds for our son and any future children.
Open adoption is a blessing to us, and we are grateful for the understanding it allows our son to know about where he came from, and how he was placed with us in love. If you’re comfortable, we will honor an ongoing connection with you and gladly share updates and visits as your child grows up. We look forward to getting to know you and the hopes you have for your child.
Praying for you, Gene & Fawn
More About Gene
Education: Associate's Degree in IT Engineering, and multiple IT certifications
Profession: IT Engineer, Business Owner
Stay-At-Home: Work from home
Racial Background: Caucasian
Movies: Star Trek or Marvel Comic movies
Food or Dessert: Filet Mignon, Fawn’s cooking, & carrot cake
Books: Bible, The Authority of the Believer, Narnia series
Songs: "Summertime," by Fresh Prince, Apologetics songs, and Dr. Dimento songs
Hobbies: Home projects, Entertaining, Grilling, and technology
Holidays: Christmas and Memorial Day
Places to go: Disney World, Clearwater Beach, Leavenworth WA
More About Fawn
Education: Associate's Degree in Business Management, working toward my Bachelor's Degree!
Profession: Sales, Business Owner
Stay-At-Home: Yes, and will work from home
Racial Background: Caucasian
Movies: The Passion of the Christ, Breakthrough, Disney Movies
Food or Dessert: Manicotti, Grandma’s Corn Pudding, anything chocolate
Books: Bible, The Search for Significance, Vision Board and goal setting books by Terri Savelle-Foy
Songs: "Jesus Loves Me," Bethel Music worship songs, Petra music
Hobbies: Gardening, Playing the Flute, singing, writing songs, cooking, home making
Holidays: Christmas and Thanksgiving
Places to go: Disney World, Kona Hawaii, New York
More About Our Family
How We Came to Adoption
We have always wanted to raise a family together. For a long time, we tried have children, and even tried fertility treatments and in-vitro, without success. Through it all, we kept praying for a child, and it became clear that adoption was the path for us. We were blessed to adopt our son, Daniel, and have an open adoption. We’re excited to grow our family again!
What Open Adoption Means to Us
We have been open with Daniel about adoption story since we he was born. Daniel knows he we have an open adoption with his birth parents. We keep photos of Daniel, as a baby with his birth parents, and we pray for them every night. Every year Fawn writes a long update to share with Daniel’s birth mother about what’s been happening with him and our family over the last year. We also maintain a private online photo album she can view pictures any time she wants. We hope one day she’ll be comfortable meeting for a visit, but until then, she knows we’re here for her and how much she means to us.
Our Extended Family
Fawn comes from a small family who live here, and we see them a few times each week. Her mother comes from a large family, out in Indiana. Gene has a large family in Indiana as well. His mother comes from a family with 7 children and his father came from a family with 6 children. So, Gene has LOTS of cousins, aunts and uncles all over the US. We are good about keeping up with everyone through Facebook and FaceTime, and enjoy visits with them every year. Our families have always been supportive of adoption and they are excited to welcome another child!
Our Favorite Traditions
• Vacations with both sides of our families
• Decorating HUGE for Christmas!
• Host parties for fall harvest fun, as the apples, pears, and grapes get picked
• Gene wears his turkey hat when we volunteer for the Thanksgiving community outreach
Thank you for considering our family as you decide what you want for your child's future! We would love to adopt another child and expand our happy family. If you have any questions, or want to tell us a little about you and your baby, please contact Lifetime to set up a phone or video chat.