Monday, November 29, 2010

The House Family

Melissa and I have been married for 4 years.  I am a Gunnery Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps for over 17 years now.  We are fortunate that Melissa is able to stay at home with the children.  We have two children together; a 3 yr old young man, Haiden and a 9 mo old little boy, Noah.  Haiden was born with Down syndrome.  Since Haiden was born, we have become devoted to giving Haiden a life filled with love and devotion.  He has been an inspiration to all people he meets.  We have become advocates in the community, both local and state, for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  After I returned home from Afghanistan in October 2010, I was up early one morning adjusting to the time zone change and saw Martin on Facebook needing a Christmas Warrior.  I new immediately that it was Gods plan for us to adopt Martin.  Once Melissa woke up for the day, I had her look at the site and she knew immediately this was the right decision.  We fell in love with him at first glance.  We knew that he would make an amazing big brother and would allow our family to grow in even more unimaginable ways. We learned in a short time in this process that adoptions are difficult, stressful, and financially challenging.  Each of these children on this site deserves all the same opportunities as those with families.  Please consider making this dream come true for our new family member.  Every dollar donated brings our dream closer to reality.

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