My name is Janett and I would like to take a few minutes to tell you about my family. My husband, Derek, and I married in 2013. We were young when we married – only 20 and 25! We both agreed that having children early was very important to us, and we now have two beautiful little girls.
After having our little ones, we realize that the chapter of having any more biological children had come to an end. In hopes of having more children, we agreed that our family could only be made whole through adoption. Our family is blessed with love and happiness, and we long to share that with another child through adoption.
We were both raised in Christian homes and our home is built around Christian values. We both have families that are very close and have lots of cousins, aunts and uncles. While we do not live near our families, we travel often to see them or open our home to them. Spending time with family, loving each other, and experiencing the world around us are the most important thing in life to us. Derek is a U.S. Marine, and as a result, our family moves around often. We are blessed with new opportunities to make memories and meet people of all walks of life. I am an elementary school teacher and spend every day teaching children from kindergarten to the 6thgrade.
Along with our two little girls, we have three fur babies: Coco, Stella and Leo. Coco is a 10 pound Maltipoo who likes cuddling all day. Stella is our 60 pound Boxer who likes to play, run around, and take long naps. Leo is the newest addition to our little family; we rescued him from the woods this past Thanksgiving. He is extremely friendly and loves adventuring outdoors during the day and cuddling with us in the evenings.
We live an active lifestyle and are always on the go. We enjoy beach days, hiking, traveling, community events, military events, and trying new things. Derek enjoys fishing and running, and I enjoy reading and bonfires. We both enjoy playing golf. As much as we enjoy being active, there are times when we stay in pajamas and enjoy a day full of movies and games together. We have a life and a family full of so much love and happiness that will only be made whole by the addition of a little one!