A Letter from BJ & Natalie

Dear Birthmother,

We are so grateful you have chosen to view our profile. We’re excited to share more about us and to grow our family. The Lord has blessed our lives and has given us the call for adoption. Adoption has always been important to us and since having children, the desire to grow our family through adoption has only increased. We admire your compassion for your child. We look forward to speaking with you and sharing our lives with one another.

 

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About Us

We are a loving, supporting and caring family of five. We enjoy being active outside and spending time together around a warm fire on a cool fall evening. We share so much joy, laughter and a ton of love in our house. We support each other, grow together, cherish and respect one another. We have a wonderful foundation and support system with our family, friends, and church. We keep Christ the head of our home and have a true love and passion for Him. We are excited to create lifelong memories with our new addition.

 

My Husband, BJ

BJ is the love of my life and has been since day 1. Some don’t believe in love at first sight-but we do! He is a strong leader, an excellent provider and loves his job. He has been within the same company for over 10 years! He has a passion for teaching and sharing new experiences with our children and is very proud of them.

BJ is calm, easy-going, gentle, smart and quite the comedian! He can bring laughter and humor to every situation. He always likes to “liven up the experience” as he says! He enjoys golfing, grilling, camping, and watching sports. BJ is an excellent role model and a compassionate soul. He loves God, his family, and friends and our church. BJ is excited to get outside and play sports with the new addition to the family.

My Wife, Natalie

Natalie’s love for the Lord, life, and others can be seen in all she does. She enjoys serving God, serving others, and teaching Sunday School. Natalie is loving and caring and puts others needs before her own and lends her help wherever she can. Natalie is energetic and always ready to go!

As a wife, she is a blessing, a wonderful companion, a great listener, and my best friend. She is kind, loving, empathetic and nurturing. She would have a house full of kids if it was part of God’s plan. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, do-it-yourself projects, crafting, traveling, camping, music, and concerts, exercising, and cooking new dinner ideas. Natalie is looking forward to doing fun projects and playing out in the garden with the precious little one.

Our Home in Indiana

We live in a brick, 3-bedroom home with a large basement. We have an enjoyable playroom we spend hours of quality time in, playing games, building, drawing and reading. We have a huge yard for playing, gardening, cooking out and enjoying a nice evening by the fire pit roasting s’mores! Our home is at the end of a cul-de-sac, in a kid-friendly neighborhood. We live close to the school, multiple parks, and playgrounds. We have lived in our home for 10 years and are very close to all of our wonderful neighbors.

Our Children

We have three biological children, two sons, and a daughter. Garrison is our oldest, he is 11. Bratcher is our younger son, he is 6. Our daughter, Berkeley Jo, is under a year. The boys are both very active and love playing outside. Soccer, baseball, running, basketball, swimming, and football are some of the sporting activities the boys love to play. Berkeley is the apple of her brother’s eyes. She is wild and fun-loving and has a huge smile. They love being big brothers and are very excited our family is adopting. They are looking forward to meeting their new sibling or siblings!

Our Promise

We promise to raise your child with unconditional love and unwavering support! We promise to provide your child with a loving and stable home, dedicated family, and a promising future. We will be with them during every endeavor that life brings and will always be a shoulder for them to lean on. We will teach them to trust in God first and will help instill in them values, morals, and compassion. We want them to know and love all people and to help all people. We want our children to travel, to be educated, and to enjoy life!

To learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1-800-923-6784.

Learn More About BJ & Natalie

  BJ Natalie
Our EducationBachelor's in Business ManagementAssociates Degree in Science
Our ProfessionsMarketing ManagerResident Service Coordinator
Stay-At-HomeAbility to work from home as needed.Yes, works part-time from home.
Our Racial BackgroundCaucasianCaucasian
Some of BJ & Natalie's Favorites
Movie and Children's MovieShawshank Redemption and The Brave Little ToasterAll Nicholas Spark's Movies and all the Despicable Me's
Outdoor ActivityNeighborhood KickballGardening
Bible VerseRoman 8:31 - What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?Jeremiah 29:11 - For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Treat or SnackCinnabon or Entenmann's Chocolate DonutsWhite Chocolate mocha or Frozen Yogurt
Vacation SpotDisney and GatlinburgThe beach and Disney World
Thing to do on a rainy dayColorBoard game or snuggle up in warm, clean sheets
ViewMy front porch looking inHammock or swing next to the water
More About Our Family
Our Faith

Our faith is very important to us. Having a relationship with Jesus and devoting much needed time to our church and church family is a top priority for us. After all, He is the reason we are all here in the first place. We were put on this earth to worship Him and spread the good news!

Our Children

Garrison enjoys running cross country, drawing, Nerf gun battles, history, and collecting sports cards. He loves school and is in the Excel Program there. He is organized, driven, very helpful and a natural leader. He always has a hilarious joke to tell. He loves talking sports and can sometimes even stump BJ with sports trivia. He is looking forward to becoming a big brother again!

Bratcher is always the "life of the party". He is wild, fun-loving but has the biggest heart. Bratcher is just like Natalie, especially in regards to wanting a house full of kids. He would like at least 10-12 more brothers and sisters. His personality has blossomed so much in the past year or so. He loves going to school and Sunday school. He enjoys all his friends from school, our neighborhood and our Community Group at church. He enjoys soccer, riding his bike and scooter, baseball, playing in the sandbox and swimming.

Berkeley is the apple of her brother’s eyes. She is wild and fun-loving and has a huge smile.

They enjoy spending time with their grandma and grandpa and mamaw and papaw and have really enjoyed spending time with their cousin, Joseph. Our children love having a large family and running around with their cousins. They are blessed to have so many fun and exciting aunts and uncles.

We are also the "parents" to our precious fur babies, our yellow lab Jax, and our tiger-striped kitty Jasmine. Our home wouldn't be the same without our beloved animals!

Childcare

We have been blessed Natalie can be home most of the time. She has a work schedule that is very flexible and works from home typically. When she does have to work we have numerous close friends and family members who are more than happy to spend time with our kiddos, and will do the same for our new addition.

Our Special Interests

Most of our favorite things to do involve being outside. We love going to parks, swimming, playing sports and taking walks around the neighborhood. We enjoy having kickball tournaments in our cul-de-sac where we get all the neighbors involved. Our boys love playing basketball, soccer and other sports. When the weather isn't so friendly to us and we get to spend time inside we love to color, play board games or snuggle up in a warm blanket and watch a movie. We love to travel and see new things. We enjoy showing our kids the world around them and having new, exciting experiences as a family.

Our Musical Interest

We love listening to music. Whether Natalie needs some music while cleaning the house or working on the next project or BJ needs to put the music on in the garage when he is getting revved up to do some yard work, music can bring joy to every situation. We enjoy all kinds of music. Both of us love Christian and Gospel music. Natalie loves listening to country music, especially from the 90s. BJ enjoys some country and also listens to jazz and classical and even a little classic rock.

We live in the state of...

Indiana

We Prefer a Child Who Is...
Age of Child

Newborn - Age 5

Twins

Yes.

Gender

We would be blessed with either.

Sibling Group

We would love to adopt a sibling group! With the oldest up to 5 years old.

Ethnicity of ChildAny!
Future Contact with Birth Family

Letters, photos and updates and visits.

In Closing

We appreciate the time you took in learning about our family. We are looking forward to meeting you and will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you in all that you do.

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Lifetime Adoption Florida Seal of ApprovalLifetime Adoption, Inc.
is a Licensed Florida Child
Placing Agency.

(License #100084254)

 

 

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