“…whoever welcomes a child like this…. welcomes Me.”
Meet Ray & Sherrill
A video message from Ray & Sherrill
A Letter from Ray & Sherrill
Hello! We have always hoped to raise a big family and it’s an honor to be considered as adoptive parents for your child. Our family of three enjoys trips to the beach and the mountains, time with our close extended family, and attending church. We have backgrounds in teaching and nursing, which has been helpful for as we raise a family together. As parents it’s important to us to teach our children kindness, love, humility toward others, and making the most of each day. We’re excited to grow our family through adoption! We’d love to get to know you through this process and will gladly share contact as your child grows up, if you’d like an open adoption.
We met through Sherrill’s cousin, who taught at the same school with Ray when he moved to North Carolina. After Sherrill visited the school one day, her cousin played matchmaker and set us up on our first date. Now we’ve been happily married 15 years.
As a family we’re pretty laid-back and up for doing anything together! Our jobs allow us to work from home and we’re also able to take a few months leave from work after we adopt. When our parental leave is over, we’ll have an in-home nanny who will help with the baby while we’re working.
Together we enjoy:
• Cooking dinner together (our favorites are BBQ chicken, pasta, or pork chops!)
• Playing games (we love Uno, Monopoly, and Heads Up)
• Visiting museums or the zoo
• Trying new restaurants
• Volunteering at church
I am a Registered Nurse and I’m able to some of my job from home 3 days a week.
Ray says: Sherrill has a big heart and a humble spirit. She enjoys putting others before herself and loves to laugh. Sherrill would do anything for her family and is always there for our son. She has so much love to give as we grow our family!
• Talking with her sisters
• Watching movies with a cozy blanket and a snack
• Going for walks
• Cooking new recipes
I work from home as a training program manager for new hires at my company.
Sherrill says: Ray truly enjoys spending time with our son. He’s hard-working and honest and always up for anything he can do as a family, whether it’s going to the store, playing games, taking a weekend getaway, or visiting relatives. Ray is a great dad!
• Exercising and working out
• Playing video games
• Reading or researching
• Watching movies or TV
Our son, Jacob, is 12 years old and into video games, like Minecraft and Fortnite, playing soccer, cooking, and playing outside with friends. He is smart, caring, and great with babies and children. Jacob will be a loving and helpful big brother!
We come from big families! Our parents love making memories with their grandchildren. Most of Sherrill’s family lives in North Carolina, with one sister in Texas. Ray’s family lives in Indiana and we take turns visiting each other. Because Ray’s father was adopted, it’s especially sweet to see adoption through his immediate family.
We live between the beach and the mountains, which is great because we love going to both! We’re close to great restaurants, tourist attractions, shopping, minor league baseball, and museums. We’ve just moved into to a newly built 4-bedroom home that has lots of living space and a nice backyard with trees behind it. Our neighborhood is quiet and has a community pool. We love raising our son here and know it will be a great place to grow our family!
We like the idea of open adoption and will be happy to share updates and visits, if you want an ongoing connection. We will honor our commitment to you and your child.
As parents, we promise to:
• Praise positive behavior and help our children grow or learn when they make mistakes.
• Provide a peaceful home where we treat each other with kindness and respect.
• Encourage our children in their education and offer opportunities to pursue goals and further learning.
• Teach our children to love God and love others.
• Honestly answer questions about how our family came together through adoption, always speaking of you with love and gratitude.
With love, Ray & Sherrill
Learn More About Ray & Sherrill
|Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education
|Bachelor's Degree in Political Science & Nursing
|Training Program Manager
|No, but I work from home full time
|No, but I work from home 3 days a week
|Our Racial Background
|Some of Ray & Sherrill's Favorites
|Type of Music
|90's Alternative & Grunge
|Mostly Country, R&B, Christian, Oldies, and 80's or 90's
|Movie or TV Show
|The card game, Euchre
|More About Our Family
|Things we love to do as a family
• Explore North Carolina
• Sherrill has 5 sisters and 5 nieces and ALL of their names start with “Sh.”
• Homemade holiday potlucks
Lucy is our sweet dog who loves to play and be included in everything we do.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...
|Age of Child
Newborn up to 2 years old
Either boy or girl
We're truly thankful for your time to consider us as possible adoptive parents for your child. If you have questions or want to talk, we'd love to hear from you! Our whole family is excited to embrace and welcome the child we adopt. We'd enjoy getting to know you and the type of relationship you'd like to have after the adoption. You would always hold a special place in our family! We'd be honored and excited to share our lives with your child.