Dennis & Randi
Text: Hi! We are Randi and Dennis. We admire your strength, courage, and selflessness in considering adoption. We look forward to experiencing this journey together and are both honored and humbled you are considering us as parents for your child. You have an amazing love for your baby. We hope you take comfort in knowing we have a warm, nurturing, loving home to offer him or her. If we become your child’s adoptive parents, please know that he or she will be welcomed and embraced not only by us, but also by our very large, supportive family and friends. Our decision to adopt came naturally. We have so much unconditional love to share and we are anxious to open our hearts and home even more.
Our lives are filled with compassion, love, and laughter. We fell in love with each other because we could be our true selves whenever we are together. We are laid back and comfortable with who we are. We treasure lazy days at home, hanging out, watching a movie, or just spending time together. We work hard, but play even harder. We both enjoy sports, although not always the same team. Randi is a Ravens fan while Dennis is a Redskins fan, but we are both Orioles fans. We love beach vacations, especially to Ocean City, Myrtle Beach, Mexico, or the Cayman Islands. We even grew up spending time in the same beach town. We enjoy spending time with family and friends.
Our differences make us a great team. Randi is the creative one while Dennis is more analytical. Dennis likes to experiment with different things, especially new and exotic foods, while Randi sticks to what she knows. Dennis is the chef in our home while Randi keeps us organized.
Randi, through Dennis’ eyes
Randi is the most warm and giving person I have ever met. I know she will do anything for me. I am always in amazement when I watch her work. Her creativity and patience are an inspiration to me and all who come in contact with her. She has always been involved with kids, and not only through her work. Aunt Randi, as many of our friends’ children refer to her, is always there to help. She helps out with homework, school projects, book reports, childcare, and watching and playing with then on the beach or at the park. She keeps me organized and if it was not for Randi, I would forget something on my way out the door. Ultimately though, what I love most is that I can totally be myself around her, and that is special.
I cannot wait to see Randi as a mom! I know she will be an incredible mother because of what I have witnessed with her in the classroom, with our godson, and with our friends’ children.
Dennis, through Randi’s eyes
Dennis is my best friend. He is here for me in good times and bad. He holds my hand when I am scared. He listens when I am angry and helps me work through things. He hugs me and holds me close when I am sad. But the best thing about Dennis is his infectious smile and his sense of humor. We laugh together every day. He is a compassionate, gentle, loving man who always puts his family first. He is my rock. He has a playfulness about him that draws children in. He is nurturing. He is entertaining and inspiring. He loves to try new things, especially new foods. He is a hardworking, honest, trustworthy man with a huge heart. He is always full of surprises. He has been known to send me flowers or chocolates at work just because. He loves to watch our godson play baseball. He has coached youth basketball and is teaching me how to play golf.
He will be an amazing father who will do anything for his children. He will be a fantastic coach in sports as well as in life.
Life, Family and Friends
We are passionate about our jobs and each other. We have many of the same interests and desires. After a successful career managing a children’s toy and book store, Randi is now a Kindergarten teacher and loves every minute of it. Dennis worked in Human Resources for years before becoming a financial planner. He finds it much more rewarding to help people plan for their future and cannot imagine doing anything else. Randi has summers off to spend with the family. Working for himself allows Dennis much more flexibility with his schedule.
We are very close and are lucky to have such supportive family and friends. They mean the world to us. Randi’s parents have been married for 50 years. Her family lives nearby, while Dennis has family that is more spread out, providing many opportunities to travel. We celebrate life! Holidays are spent with our families and include lots of stories and a big mean with everyone’s favorite homemade dishes. Our summers are filled with family crab feasts, barbecues, golf trips, and family beach vacations. Randi remembers spending summers at the beach building sandcastles, walking on the Boardwalk, and playing skeeball with her family. She always went to Opening Day and other Orioles games with her father. Dennis goes to the Redskins – Giants game with his father every year and is anxious to include a little one in this tradition. We dream of sharing these traditions and creating new ones.
Many of our friends go back to childhood. We grew up together and are still close. Randi was the nanny for many of her friends’ children and the godmother to one. Dennis’ godson is also a big part of our lives. We cheer the children on at their baseball and lacrosse games and take them on rides at carnivals. We love going swimming, making s’mores, going to ball games, going out for ice cream, and visiting amusement parks with our friends and their children. We eagerly await the opportunity to raise children and look forward to having our children be a part of this, too.
Our Promise and Thank You
We will love our children unconditionally and provide a stable and loving home. We will surround our children with family and friends and teach them the values of kindness, respect for others, and good manners. We will stress the importance of education and give our children every opportunity to succeed and pursue their dreams. We will teach our children the importance of hard work and a good work ethic. We will play and have fun together!
Our family of two is eager to grow. Although we each have our own story and journey that brought us here, we share the same wish for your child to have a wonderful life full of love and opportunity. Thank you for considering us.