Our names are Ashley and Mark. We have known each other from a young age, but became friends in our teen years. We started dating in high school...and the rest is history! We have been married for 7.5 years and have been blessed with three children. We always dreamed of having a big family, and we are so excited to welcome another baby into our home through adoption! We are so humbled that you are taking the time to learn more about us and our family. We love to have fun, laugh, and we try to think we are still cool even though we drive around in a mini van!
We know this must be such a confusing and difficult time. We hope that you feel supported and loved through this process! We admire you so much for choosing life and adoption for your precious baby. If we are chosen we want to assure you that your baby will be so loved and cherished in our family. We have a safe, loving home, and we will give your baby a life with every opportunity possible. Please know, we are praying for you and your sweet baby during this time!
I am the oldest of three kids, and I grew up in Northeast Ohio. I went to cosmetology school, and I was a hairstylist before I became a Mom. I love crafts, dance parties, hikes, summer, chocolate cake, macaroni and cheese, going on vacation, going on a date with Mark, hanging out with family and friends, and holding my kids! My greatest joys in life are from knowing Jesus as my personal Savior, being married to Mark, and being a Mom! I have always wanted to be a mom, I used to pray my dolls would come to life! I make sure our kids all feel safe, loved, cared for, and that we all have fun along the way! If our family is chosen for you baby, I promise to be the best Mom I can be for your baby. Our home is busy, but it is full of love, and fun. Our kids each have rest/nap, and bedtime at the same time, and that will allow time for me to have one on one time with the new baby.
I am the third oldest of six boys, and I grew up in Northeast Ohio. I went to The University of Akron for Mechanical Engineering and have worked as a design engineer for six years. I love being outside with my family, whether its fishing, water sports, hiking, or just grilling and hanging out. I also love playing just about any sport. My favorite things to do with my kids are baking chocolate chip cookies, playing on the swing set or just running around the yard! I love going to church with Ashley and the kids and I find so much joy in Jesus Christ. If my family is chosen for your baby I promise to be the best Dad I can be, and I will love him/her with all my heart. I love my family and my home and would absolutely love to add another little one to our family.
Mila loves painting nails, crafts, dressing up in princess dresses, putting on "plays," baking and decorating cookies, pizza, macaroni and cheese, being silly, and playing with family and friends! She goes to preschool four days a week, and her little brother and sister miss her so much while she's gone. She is the best big sister, always helping if one of her siblings needs help, or if Mommy or Daddy need an extra hand. She is so excited that she might get a new sister or brother! We do a sticker chart as a reward system with Mila; she gets a sticker for doing the things listed on her chart, and when the chart is full of stickers she gets to pick a reward (something from Claires, ice cream, etc..)! Mila loves birthdays. She makes sure that everyone is celebrated for their whole birthday month - even her stuffed animals.
Landon is such a sweet, fun loving boy. He loves trucks, trains, tools, and his sisters. Landon loves snacks...every and any kind of snack! If he is ever in a bad mood, he is instantly happy when offered a snack! He loves to follow and do what Mila does. Landon is a gentle big brother to Laila, we call him the "paci patrol"...if Laila ever looses her paci we can always count on Landon to find it and give it to her! He also likes pizza, macaroni and cheese, and any dessert! He loves to go visit family and friends. Landon loves to push his toy lawn mower around outside, he gets so sad when we have to tell him its too cold in the winter!
Laila was born in June 2017. She is such an easy baby! People always comment how she seems like a doll. If Laila cries, it is not for long...she has a very happy personality! She loves to be wherever her big brother and big sister are. Laila loves bottles and puffs!