We don’t know you yet but we think of you often and keep you in our prayers. We know you are facing a difficult time and we love you and respect you for your courage and determination to do what's best for your baby. We know Heavenly Father will be there to guide you, strengthen you and answer your prayers.
We have known since before we were married that we wouldn’t be able to have biological children. So the past two and a half years have been full of prayers, preparing and waiting until it was time to start the adoption process. We are excited it’s finally here and are anxious to start our own family. We hope this blog helps you get to know us a little.
The things we value
Faith. Both of us are returned missionaries and rely heavily on the Lord. Since the day we were married, we have prayed and read scriptures together daily. We have also had the opportunity and blessing of working in the temple together. When we have a problem, issue, or blessing, we turn to the Lord. Our faith in Christ is our rock and we hope to instill that in our children. We want to have family home evening and family scripture study and prayer together and help our children develop great faith in their Father in Heaven.
Family. We both have a deep sense of loyalty and dedication to our families. Walt comes from a family of 7 kids and Tiffany is the oldest of 4 girls. Family reunions, vacations and nightly family dinners are important to us. We want to pattern our own family after the teachings of prophets. We believe in the importance of taking time to work together, play together, eat together, pray together and laugh together. We especially value good parenting and are committed to giving each child what he or she needs the way he or she needs it.
Outdoors. Walt is studying geology and loves the outdoors. He has fond memories of playing in the woods near his house for hours when he was young. Tiffany loves nature as well. In fact, she has had several spiritual experiences while being outdoors. She loves experiencing the beauty and peace the outdoors offers. We both love doing things outside together: hiking, camping, fishing, going on walks, running, boating and most recently—scuba diving.
We both also love to read historical fiction or non-fiction books. We also enjoy trying new food- whether it be trying out the Indian restaurant down the street, or making a new recipe together. Walt is fluent in Spanish and Tiffany is conversational. We enjoy learning about and experiencing other cultures. We also find a lot of satisfaction out of serving others. Tiffany has volunteered at the MTC, at local schools as a tutor and most recently for the past 2.5 years as a temple worker. Walt has volunteered at a school as well playing soccer with kids and watches our niece every Friday while her mom works.
We wish you the best as you make this difficult decision and hope you will be comforted and guided to a family who may bless both you and your baby. We believe an open adoption would be best for the baby and are open to letters, emails, phone calls and visits. We also believe it's important to be flexible according to the needs of the child. Walt has a great job lined up with Chevron for after he graduates so we plan on moving to Texas the end of May.
Walt and Tiffany