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Randy and Denise

Randy and Denise

Dear Birthparent(s),

You are making a tremendously important decision and we commend you for your strength, bravery, and selflessness. We look forward to meeting you! Being a parent is a very difficult job, but we are 100% ready to start! We also want you to know your child as they grow, and we are happy to provide photos and letters, as well as, organize visits a few times a year. We are honored that you are taking the time to learn a little more about us, and we hope to learn more about you in the future.

It is really difficult to use this letter to fully introduce ourselves to you or help you to know that we will be great parents. We have had a lot of experience with children and cannot wait to experience all of the “firsts” with our child. Loose teeth, toddler steps, broken heart, chore charts, science experiments, movies, Christmas morning… we are ready for them all!

Our family       

Our house includes Denise, Randy, and our canine kid, Tank. Both of our immediate families live in the greater Cincinnati area, with some extended family members out of state. We were raised in non-denominational Christian homes and continue to hold those beliefs today. Our child would grow up with close relationships to two aunts, five cousins (ages 17, 11, 7, 4 and 1 month), five grandparents, and many other second cousins, great aunts, etc. There will never be a shortage of people to love this little one and spoil them!

How we met  

We were both hired into the same company within months of each other in 2006. We realized very quickly that we made a great team and had such a strong friendship. That friendship grew into a romantic partnership over time, and on 10/10/10 we got married! We both still work at that same company: Denise works in Purchasing and Randy plans manufacturing schedules. We both are enjoying our careers and have great opportunities for the future.

Interests

Travel, video games, crochet, hockey, cooking, baking, 5K walks

Randy, about Denise

“Denise has always been the social butterfly of our relationship. She loves meeting new people, going to new places, and just living life with a smile. That is what attracted me to her at first as I have always been more closed off. She has taught me to be more open minded about others and not be so quick to judge. This has had a profound impact on my life as well as those we interact with. She always tries to see where the other person is coming from to understand them better as well as their culture and social differences. This is a key skill that she tries to in instill in the children as well as adults in our lives. From my personal experience it has only made things better and opened me up to experiences with other people and places I never would have talked, interacted with, or visited before.”

Denise, about Randy

“Randy is my rock. I know that when he is by my side, I can truly do almost anything. Whether it is encouragement to try a new restaurant, facing my fear of heights, riding a bicycle after 25 years, or even teaching me new ways to do math in my head, he knows what to say and stays right by your side to see it through. His bravery has really helped me to let go of some of my “planning” side and enjoy taking chances and enjoying life as it is instead of trying to make things what they are not. I see this influence in his interactions with our nieces and nephews, too. They know that if anything happens, Uncle Randy is right there for love and support, so they are braver when making choices and willing to be more spontaneous. It can take a while for him to get to know a person, since opening up doesn’t come naturally to him. However, once you are in that inner circle, it is such a fun and safe place to be! Randy is a fierce friend, loving partner, and loyal defender.”

Thank you for taking the time to read a little bit about our family. We hope that we have provided you with a quick insight to who we are, and how we enjoy life!

All of our best to you,

Randy & Denise