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Meet David & Dawn C.

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Dear Birth Family,

Thank you for considering us to be parents to your child. We know that this is a difficult and important decision for you. We appreciate you taking the time to learn more about us.

Our relationship started over 25 years ago with prom dates during our senior year. Many people are surprised to learn we’ve been together so long! It was so easy to commit to each other in marriage, after being together many years. From those first few prom dates, we have built a strong partnership and a loving marriage.

Luke’s arrival changed our lives in many ways, but not the shared principles of our relationship — we work together! We believe that not just one spouse should do the finances, the house work, the yard work, or the parenting. We make decisions jointly. When disagreements occur, we concentrate on the issue at hand. We agree to calmly talk about what we should do, which is even more important with Luke watching our every move.

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David and Luke playing Frisbee on the beach

About David In his own words: I was born and raised in Ohio. Growing up, my family was always close, and we remain close today. I work in Human Resources for the Air Force, where I have been for 20 years. For fun, I enjoy reading mysteries, cheering on the Reds and Cleveland Browns, and preparing meals. My father was a professional photographer and today I enjoy photography, too. Dawn on David: David is kind, willing to help those in need, and makes time for family and friends. He always helps around the house. I couldn’t ask for a better husband.

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Dawn and Luke in Florida

About Dawn In her own words: I was born in Ohio, the second of three children. While growing up, my large extended family lived nearby and we enjoyed getting together often. After graduating from high school, I earned a Cosmetology license and worked as a hairdresser until I became a mother. Now I am a stay-at-home mom to our son Luke, and I volunteer at his school. For relaxation, I like to cross-stitch and to garden. David on Dawn: Family matters most to Dawn and she gives of her time generously. She has a great perspective on life and helps me to see things differently. For these, and for many other reasons, I am thankful every day that she is my wife.

About Luke. We were very fortunate to be able to adopt our son Luke almost six years ago. He’s biracial, and he’s a bundle of energy. We have a circle of diverse friends, so we’re preparing for the day when he asks us about his heritage. They have helped us to better understand how he is different from us. We’re open to adopting a child of a similar or different heritage.

David’s parents still live in the small town and in the same house where he grew up, and Dawn’s parents live in the same house where she grew up! Both sets of parents live close to one another. All our brothers and sisters are married, with children of their own, and live near our parents. We try to get home to our families at least once a month — for holidays, cookouts in the summer, or just to spend time together. We stay with either David’s or Dawn’s parents, alternating on each trip.

In addition to our family, we have a circle of wonderful friends who have helped and supported us during the adoption process. We are grateful that they are part of our lives.

We live in a three-bedroom home on a cul-de-sac. We have a large side yard with room for running, tumbling, and throwing a frisbee. There’s a wonderful play-set, too. The house is open and modern, a great place to spend time with family and friends. There are a number of families with children all around us, so most summer evenings there are games of kickball in the cul-de-sac or large games of tag being played in the yard. We love our home.

Thank you again for taking the time to learn about us! We know that if you choose us to raise your child, you are entrusting us with a huge responsibility, which we will take very seriously. We will honor your trust by ensuring that your child grows in love and knowledge to be the best person they can be. We will also make sure that they know they have two sets of parents who love them very much!

David and Dawn

For more information about our family, please contact Adoption Link at 1-800-643-3356.