“…whoever welcomes a child like this…. welcomes Me.”
Meet Craig & Courtney
A video message from Craig & Courtney
A Letter from Craig & Courtney
Hey there! We get more excited with each passing day to be parents. We have big open hearts ready to love your child and honor our promises to you! Our number one priority is to be the very best parents we can be, and to always honor you through this process. Our journey from infertility to adoption has made our faith stronger and our hearts bigger, we are waiting and ready whenever our time is right!
Our story began at a concert almost 5 years ago at a concert when Craig tried to show off some entertaining dance moves. Since then, we’ve built our relationship around trust, honesty and fun. We don’t sweat the small stuff, and we come together for the challenges life may put in our path.
You can usually find us in our backyard, listening to music and taking in some fresh air. Traveling, sports, the outdoors, and concerts are our favorite ways to spend time outside of our home, and we take any opportunity we have to visit our families. We live in the moment and are as joyful and thankful for each day we are blessed with whether it’s spent kayaking down river or hosting a big family barbeque.
I love spending time with my family and friends, and it’s a bonus if that time can be outside! Traveling, gardening, and finding old furniture to re model are my favorite things to do. I like to think of myself as creative and outgoing. My biggest passion is making people happy, I love giving presents and planning surprises.
I am a supervisor at a Pediatric Ophthalmology clinic. I get so much joy from what I do each day, and it never feels like work. The kids at my clinic are so much fun, and they keep me on my toes. I always wanted to have a career where I was able to make a difference and that is exactly what I get to do every day!
The biggest thing I would like you to know is that I am honest and I try my best to keep my word no matter what. I love sports and being outdoors, and I Coach a little league baseball team of 3rd graders. I try to make sure my family is taken care of, and I always want my family and friends to know my door is always open and I am always there for them.
I enjoy my career as an industrial electrician and I am working towards a leadership roll in my department. What I like most about my job is that it will always be needed, and I will always be able to provide for my family. My schedule allows me to only work 4 days a week so I have extra time at home.
We both come from big, loud, fun families. We have lots of traditions, and plenty love to go around. From family vacations to card games and holiday parties, our families are full of laughter and tightly bonded. There are plenty of Cousins, Aunts, Uncles, and grandparents ready to welcome your baby with open arms, there is always room at the table for one or two more, and everyone is family no matter where they come from.
We live in a 3 bedroom home with a big fenced in yard. Our neighborhood is safe and there is a park, school, and library all just a walk or bike ride away. Our town is famous for our parades and festivals, and even some events throughout history!
Our pets are used to having kids around, and they love to play and cuddle. Our dog Zadie loves to play fetch and go for walks, and our cat Sir Whiskers really enjoys his naps in the sun.
Our promise to you is to always be open, honest, and transparent throughout this journey. We promise that your child will forever be loved the way you always dreamed they would be. They will know the value of hard work, education, faith and above all else they will know they were loved and chosen each and every day from the moment their heart started to beat and their very special story began.
We promise to remain open to whatever communication you would like as our relationship changes and evolves over time and no distance is to far for a visit. We promise to strive to be the parents you hoped to find when you started this journey and we promise that we will pour 100% of ourselves into being the best parents we can be so that we can always honor these promises we made to you and your child.
Learn More About Craig & Courtney
|Our Education||Associates Degree of Applied Science and Technical Certification||Pursing a Bachelors Degree|
|Our Professions||Industrial Electritian||Supervisor of Outpatient Services|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucaian|
|Some of Craig & Courtney 's Favorites|
|What is your Favorite food?||Anything that counts as a dessert, but especially fresh cookies and coconut cream pie.||Sushie or tacos, the spicier the better!|
|What is your favorite movie?||42||Mulan or Elf|
|Music||Country unless I am at the gym, then rap all the way.||My playlist goes from Disney to Rock and everything in between, if it is music I like it.|
|Vacation memory||Visiting the Chacchoben ruins in Costa Maya.||Swimming with pigs in Grand Bahama.|
|Favorite Hobby||Kayaking and Baseball||Remodeling old furnature|
|Favorite Song||Rock - Hardy||Oceans - Hillsong United|
|Goal for the next year||To run a marathon and hike a mountain||To learn spanish and ASL|
|More About Our Family|
|Our Special Interests|
We love visiting new places in Missouri and all around the world, we love to go on Cruises the oceans and to Kayak rivers. We love watching and playing sports, we watch the St. Louis Cardinal, St. Louis Blues and Kansas City Chiefs, Mizzou Tigers, and enjoy playing slow pitch, frisbee gold and basketball in our drive way. We enjoy music and concerts of all genres and watching our regular shows together while we speculate what is going to happen ( we are both usually wrong).
We attend church regularly and enjoy being active members. We love being involved in fundraisers, dinners, and groups within our church. We both grew up going to church with our families and we visit their churches still, we along with our families have a strong foundation of faith. We will teach our child to always put the lord first, pray for others, know that everyone is different and has their own beliefs, and to always be thankful for the blessings they receive throughout their life.
|Hopes for our Child|
We hope to raise our child to be fearless and strong. We will teach them the importance of education, hard work, and the acceptance of others. We will raise them in our faith and allow them to build their own foundation in it. We want them to be open and feel they can come to us without judgment. They will know their story and be confident in it. We want them to know their heritage and identify with who they are and have access to their culture and be proud of who they are.
|What we want you to know|
We want you to know that we will always be grateful to you. As our lives change and our relationship evolves, we will always put you and your child first. Our priority will always be your child and what is best for them. We want more than anything else to be parents and not only that but to be the best parents we can possibly be.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...|
|Age of Child|
Newborn to 12 months, 1 year, 2 years, 3 years and 4 years as well as sibling sets
Yes! We are open to a sibling group with the oldest up to 6 years old.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for getting to know us more. We are overjoyed at the thought of becoming parent's and are excited to grow our family. Our hearts are open and we look forward to getting to know you more as our paths come together!