Meet Dean & Cori S.
Dear Birth Family,
Thank you for taking the time to get to know our family. We know this must be a very emotional process for you. We are very grateful for your selfless decision to consider adoption for your child. Because we both knew we wanted to have children, we first discussed the possibility of adopting even before we were married. We were blessed to adopt our son, Easton, as a newborn in March of 2017. Today, having a second child is everything we are hoping for.
We have an open relationship with Easton’s birth mom, and would love for our second child to also know who his or her birth parents are and how much both of their families love them — both birth and adoptive.
Meet Our Family: Since we married in June of 2013, we’ve made spending time together and with our families our main priority. No matter how busy our days are we eat dinner together each night and take the time to go for walks, visit friends and family, or relax watching some of our favorite television shows. On the weekends we enjoy going out to dinner as a family or with friends. We have a big family, and we see them often. Easton gets a lot of interaction with his cousins, grandparents, aunts, and uncles.
We have fun going places with Easton — to the swimming pool, to play at our local parks, and to the zoo. We also enjoy an occasional date night to a movie. We usually try to take one main vacation each year, or a couple smaller vacations.
We want our children to know the importance of living life to the fullest, treating other people with respect and love, and being helpful and charitable. Our goal is to raise our children to value family, faith, working hard, and enjoying life. We will give our children the opportunities, education, and experiences they need to live a great life. We want them to be proud of who they are and where they came from.
About Cori, by Dean: Cori has an extremely big heart. She is one of the nicest people I have ever met. She is always putting her students, her family and her friends before herself. Cori is completely committed to everything she does and works hard to make sure she does a great job. She has worked with children of all ages as a babysitter, tutor, camp counselor, and teacher. She has an incredible passion for children, and is an amazing mom.
About Dean, by Cori: Dean is such an incredible dad to our son Easton and I know he will be the same way with our next child. Dean has a passion for the outdoors and it’s wonderful to watch him share his passions with our son. He’s kind and compassionate — always willing to go out of his way to help family and friends. Dean loves life and always wants to challenge himself to be better. He has so much love and knowledge to give. I know he will teach our children to enjoy life and push to achieve their dreams.
About Easton, by Cori and Dean: We met Easton in March 2017 when he was one day old, and fell in love with him immediately. Easton is a sweet and outgoing child, who loves to cuddle while reading books and settling down for bed. He explores and checks out everything he can get his hands on. Easton also enjoys petting animals, especially dogs. He’s too young to understand what having a sibling means, but we know he will be a great big brother. He gets along great with his cousins, and enjoys helping us clean up his toys!
Home Sweet Home: We live in a small, safe community in Columbus Grove, Ohio. Our house is located in the country on 1.6 acres of land, and has a large front yard and a pond. It has three bedrooms, and the baby’s room is located right next to our bedroom. We feel lucky to live only about eight miles from Dean’s parent’s house. Our children will attend our local school, which is located only two miles away. We have a dog named Jada who is a black lab mix and is an outdoor pet. She is five years old, and still has the playfulness of a puppy.
We promise to love our child with the same unconditional love we have for each other and for Easton. We feel so blessed to have this opportunity and to share our story with you. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us. We know you will make the decision that is best for you and your family.
With hearts full of love,
Dean and Cori
For more information about our family, please contact Adoption Link at 1-800-643-3356.