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State We Live in: New Mexico
Our Religion: Christian
Stay At Home Parent: Yes
Our Age Preferences: Newborn-3 Months, 3 Months – 12 Months
Our Gender Preferences: Either Gender
Our Race Preferences: Any Race
Open to Twins: Yes

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Hello from New Mexico! We have a happy home, and two amazing kids.  We’re playful, creative, and love the outdoors!  We became a multi-racial family four years ago when our animated and high-spirited daughter joined us by adoption.  We’re excited to discover what sparkle of life another child will bring to our family!

About Us

We have been best friends for over 15 years.  We met in college and never get tired of each other’s company!  Our favorite activities involve sitting around the fire – Roasting marshmallows, grilling for family gatherings, and campfires in the wilderness are a few things we do best!

National forest is just two hours away, which is where we camp, fish, hike, and cut firewood together as a family.  The kids’ favorite day trip is to White Sands National Monument where we all enjoy sledding down the white sand dunes!  Day to day, you’ll find the four of us around the dinner table, on a family bike ride, mixing new slime recipes, dancing to our favorite jams, or deep into an impromptu LEGO building party.  We love being parents!  And we’re excited to laugh, learn, and create with our next child.

We follow Jesus in everything we do. We are grateful our parents gave us opportunity to learn about Jesus at an early age. He is our hope and our anchor, and we believe our greatest mission is to train our children to trust Him in the same way.

Meet Regina

Regina is such an amazing person!  She loves children, is a wonderful friend, and she’s thoughtful, patient and considerate.  Everyone who really knows her loves her.  To relax, she reads, knits, or does puzzles.  She likes to bake bread and makes the best peanut brittle at Christmas!

Regina is a wonderful stay-at-home mom!  She takes excellent care of our kids.  It’s amazing to watch her.  She freely gives them her time, attention, and comforting words.  She engages them with creative learning activities and is always ready to sing or dance with them.  Regina loves rediscovering the world through the eyes of children and looks forward to science experiments and story time with our next child!  She’s awesome!

Meet Mason

Mason is gentle, wise, and the most patient person I know.  There is kindness in his eyes.  His generous heart makes him a great pastor and father.  He uses his wood shop and other daily activities to instill valuable life skills to our children, like safety and the value of hard work.  Mason freely gives affirmation and reassurance in the time they spend together, and I know he’ll do the same for our next child.

Mason is also a craftsman.  He is skilled in carpentry and automotive repair.  He can fix or build anything.  He even built the family crib!  He has a great appreciation for the outdoors and loves to share gardening, and wildlife adventures with our family.  He’s eager to teach our next child everything he knows!

 

Our Family

Mason Jr. (8) is truly a happy, inquisitive, and energetic boy.  He loves all things dinosaur and science.  He’s also fast! – both on his feet and on his BMX bike.

Georgia (4) is a strong, smart, and silly girl.  Cats and mermaids are her friends.  She’s very expressive and keeps us laughing with her giggles and creative dance moves.  There’s a bounce in everything she does.

Regina’s mom lives nearby, so we see her weekly.  We love making cactus jelly with her in the fall.  Mason’s family visits often and we like to meet them for the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.  Our kids have young cousins on both sides!  Everyone is excited to embrace a new cousin/grandbaby!

Our Home in New Mexico

Our home is on three acres surrounded by old farmland with mountains in every direction.  We’ve planted over 50 trees(!) including a pistachio orchard, peach, apple, pear and pecan trees.  The kids have plenty of room to run or ride their bikes around the property!

The house is a spacious, three-bedroom, adobe home with tons of character and history.  Our favorite feature is the fireplace – it burns all winter long!

In our home, we strive to playfully foster an environment of tenderness, humility, patience, forgiveness, and above all, LOVE. Home is a refuge for all of us.

Our Promise

We promise to love your child!  We will be their biggest fan!—offering much opportunity and encouragement to discover who they are meant to be.  They will be esteemed and valued.  We will be careful to train them in what is good and pleasing to God.  We’re excited to share letters, pictures, and visits with you.  We promise we will always be together!

If you would like to learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.

More About Mason

Education: BS Mechanical Engineering and Master of Divinity
Profession: Lead Pastor
Stay-At-Home: Flexible
Racial Background: Caucassian

His Favorites:

Outdoor Destination: Anything Mountains
Food: New Mexico Green Chile Rellenos
Local Tradition: Making Prickly Pear Cactus Jelly
Holiday Tradition: Christmas Dinner
Kids' Movies: The Sword in the Stone, Lady and the Tramp
Family Activity: Mowing the yard together
Bible Verse: And this world is passing away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever. 1 John 2:17

More About Regina

Education: MS Mechanical Engineering
Profession: Home Maker
Stay-At-Home: Yes
Racial Background: Caucassion

Her Favorites:

Outdoor Destination: The Beach
Food: Home grown peaches
Local Tradition: Visiting White Sands on a Full Moon
Holiday Tradition: Dying Easter Eggs
Kids' Movies: Avatar: the Last Air Bender, How to Train Your Dragon, Moana, Frozen 2
Family Activity: Family Game Night
Bible Verse: "The Lord is my portion" says my soul. "Therefore I hope in Him." Lamentations 3:24

More About Our Family

A Day in the Life...

Mason has the freedom to work from home or from his office at the church he pastors. He takes Mondays off and is home everyday for lunch. His week never looks the same but it's always filled with people and work projects. Sometimes he comes home with freshly baked cookies, books for the kids, or a tomato plant for the garden - all from his many interactions with friends from the church and community.

Regina stays home with Georgia and often babysits our young nephew while our son is at school. She also teaches the preschool class at our church twice a week. We often enjoy a family bike ride to Grandma's house. Our rural community has lots of city parks, a new splash pad, library, wonderful schools, a dance studio, and many sports activities like summer league sports and BMX, which Mason Jr. particularly enjoys!

Our First Adoption

Since our son, Mason Jr., was born, we have experienced secondary infertility. Although this was unexpected, adoption had always been on our hearts. Our daughter, Georgia, is African American; we met her and her beautiful mother the day she was born and our lives have never been the same.  She is a precious gift to the world!  The incredible blessing of knowing her along with the opportunity/responsibility to support her as she grows is not lost to us.  We exchange letters and pictures with her birth mother, and we send some of her artwork by mail.  We're excited to welcome another child through adoption and know it will be a wonderful shared adoption experience for her and our next child.

More of our Interests

Mason loves all things nature. He's always up for a trip to the mountains and has made many backpacking trips into the wilderness areas of New Mexico; his fly rod is never left behind. He's captivated by farming techniques both old and new and is fascinated by the miracle of a sprouting seed. He's knowledgeable with engines and automotive repair, construction, and carpentry. Occasionally he'll draw the most amazing, and detailed pencil drawings - he has PERFECT hand writing!

Regina is a mathematician at heart. Her dream job would have been to be a calculator for NASA! She's worked as an engineer in the past on submarines, planes, and helicopters. Now, she loves the availability staying at home gives her to serve our family. She especially loves sending cards at Christmas.

Fun Facts

Mason is a national 4H champion
Regina has a twin sister
Mason has been to sea on a NAVY submarine
Regina used to work on the V-22 Osprey
We have both traveled to China and Morocco
We lived in Hawaii and Texas before settling in New Mexico

In Closing

Thanks for spending some time with us here! It gives us much joy to write this letter to you. Adoption has forever changed us; it gave us our spunky, gorgeous daughter, and Regina’s oldest brother was adopted at birth many years ago. We’re humbled you would take the time to consider us. We love being parents, and it would be an honor to raise your child in our healthy, safe, and stable family. We’re ready to embrace an open adoption and look forward to learning more about you!

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