“…whoever welcomes a child like this…. welcomes Me.”
Meet Regis & Ashlee
A video message from Regis & Ashlee
A Letter from Regis & Ashlee
Hi from Sunny Florida!
Thank you for taking the time to learn a little about us. Our lives are centered around our faith and we feel confident that the Lord has called us to welcome our first child through adoption. We love spending time with family & friends, kayaking, going to the beach, traveling, and relaxing at home. We are thrilled to share all of this and more with our child! We are open to photos, letters, and planned visits at the level that you are most comfortable with.
How we met:
We first met in 2014 at a mutual friend’s wedding. Regis asked Ashlee to dance and the rest is history! Ashlee fell in love with Regis’ kind & fun personality and Regis has always loved Ashlee’s sweet & gentle disposition. After getting married in 2016, we were met with fertility issues, but knew God had a different plan to grow our family. We are overjoyed at the opportunity to become first-time parents through adoption!
Together we enjoy:
- Attending & volunteering at church
- Riding bikes & going for walks
- Relaxing at home – watching movies, cooking meals
- Getting together with family & friends
- Fun-filled Saturdays at the beach
- Kayaking in beautiful Florida springs
- Playing pickleball (think miniature tennis!)
- Traveling and exploring new places
- Working together (Regis at the church & Ashlee at the church’s school)
I work as the Director of Children’s Ministries for our church. I truly enjoy interacting with the kids each week and teaching them the Bible. I love working at the same church where I grew up!
According to Ashlee: Regis is a wonderful man who serves others and finds the good in everything around him. One prominent character trait of Regis’ that stands out to me the most is his joyful attitude. He finds joy in the Lord, rarely complains, encourages others, and is always there to support his family and friends. Regis is going to make an outstanding dad! He is really looking forward to family camping trips with our child and teaching them about God’s love.
- Listening to music
I have worked as an elementary classroom teacher for the past 7 years. I recently transitioned to an elementary interventionist teacher, which will allow me more flexibility once baby is home. I love working one-on-one with students to help bridge learning gaps and build their confidence!
According to Regis: Ashlee is loving, responsible, and can make friends with anyone she speaks to. I believe her love for people comes from her love for God. All the children we know gravitate towards Ashlee’s kind and caring personality! She is going to make an amazing mom! She is really looking forward to reading bedtime stories, baking Christmas cookies, and helping our child succeed in his/her education!
- Beach days
- Cooking & baking
- Movie nights
We live in a 2 bed/2 bath townhouse in a quaint, family-friendly community. We have owned our home for six years. It is the perfect starter home in a very nice neighborhood with many other young families. Our cozy nursery is all ready to welcome a little one (check out our gallery for a photo)!
Highlights about where we live:
- Close to church/work & family
- 20-minute drive to beautiful beaches
- Oak tree lined street
- Gated community pool
- Neighborhood Christmas party
- Large park in walking distance
- Across the street from pediatrician’s office
Family is very important to us and we love getting together with them whenever able! Regis’ parents live only 10 minutes away and Ashlee’s family lives just an easy two-hour drive away (perfect for weekend visits).
Our families are both over the moon about our adoption!
On Ashlee’s side of the family, everyone is so excited to welcome the first grandchild! While Regis’ side is thrilled to add another little one to the family! There are already little cousins to play with (our sweet 3-year-old nephew and adorable 6-month-old niece).
- Summer vacation to the family cabin in the Smoky Mountains
- Weekend at Disney World to see the Christmas decorations
- Family game nights with lots of laughter & some friendly competition
- Holiday get-togethers with extended family & delicious food
We promise to love your child unconditionally and always honor you in our home. We are open to letters, pictures, and planned visits at the level you are most comfortable with. We promise to raise your child up in a Christ-centered home. We will seek to give your child wonderful memories through traveling, time spent with friends and family, and extracurricular activities that interest him or her. We will put your child’s safety and wellbeing above our own and make sure he or she receives a good education. We promise to pray for you and your child regularly. Thank you for taking the time to read through our profile. We look forward to learning about you and your child!
Regis & Ashlee
Learn More About Regis & Ashlee
|Our Education||Bachelor's in Radio/TV Production & Master's in Pastoral Studies||Bachelor's in Elementary Education|
|Our Professions||Director of Children's Ministries||Elementary Teacher|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Regis & Ashlee's Favorites|
|Disney Movie||The Lion King||Tangled|
|Children's Book||The Giving Tree||Corduroy|
|Dream Vacation||Road trip across the U.S.A.||Hawaii|
|Childhood Memory||Camping with my family||Christmas traditions - picking out our tree & baking with my mom|
|With our child, I look forward to...||Exploring the great outdoors||Reading bedtime stories|
|More About Our Family|
|Our Christian Faith & Values|
Our faith in God is the most important aspect of our life and our aim is to raise our child up in the training and instruction of the Lord. Regis recently finished up seminary classes to obtain his master’s degree in pastoral studies. Our life revolves around ministry and we absolutely love it!
Regis serves as the Director of Children's Ministries at our church and Ashlee works at the church's Christian school. We feel so blessed to serve and work together. We attend church every Sunday and this is something we prioritize. Regis also runs the Awana children's program on Wednesday evenings, as well as the Vacation Bible School in the summer. We look forward to sharing all of this with our child and getting him or her involved in all the wonderful ministries our church offers!
Some of our family values are...
|Our Traveling Adventures|
Traveling is one of our favorite things to do together and we look forward to sharing these adventures with our child!
Aside from our annual TN family cabin trip & Christmas time at Disney World, one of our absolute favorite things to do is road trip around Florida to unique small towns! We stay at cute Airbnb rentals, kayak rivers and springs, explore town by bike, check out the beaches, and eat at the favorite local restaurants!
Some other trips we have enjoyed over the last few years are Washington D.C. and multiple visits to the California coast to visit family!
|Our Supportive Community|
Our church/school community is a very important part of our life! With Regis working at the church and Ashlee teaching at the school, we spend a lot of time there. We love that our church and school community feel like our second family.
We know the church will offer our child lots of opportunities to learn about God's love and make sweet friends on Sunday mornings, Awana Wednesday nights, and Vacation Bible School in the summertime!
The award-winning school will give our child an amazing education taught from a Christian worldview and provide opportunities for extra-curricular activities that interest him or her. Above all, our tight-knit school and church community will provide our child with so much love and support as he or she grows!
|Our Life in Florida|
There are so many things we love about living in Florida! At the top of our list would probably be the year-round sunshine. We love to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather!
The park across the street is a great place to go for a walk or ride bikes. It also has a very nice playground and kids’ sports leagues. We also enjoy the convenience of grabbing some chairs and sunscreen and heading to the beach for a few hours on the weekends. Our home is only 20 minutes from the beach! We look forward to building sandcastles, seashell hunting, and playing in the waves with our child as he/she grows! Additionally, we plan on making sweet family memories on trips to Disney World and teaching our child to appreciate Florida’s natural beauty by exploring state parks and springs. We foresee many fun family days with our child in the beautiful sunshine!
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...|
|Age of Child|
Newborn - 12 Months
Thank you for learning a little about us! We so look forward to welcoming our first child home through adoption and sharing with him/her our passion for faith, family, and fun. We are open to letters, photos, and planned visits at the level that you are most comfortable with. Please know that you and your child are in our prayers daily and we look forward to getting to know you!