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Hello from Florida!  We are excited to become first-time parents through adoption and share our Christian faith, love, support, and stable home for your child. We love the outdoors and are excited to share our adventure through traveling, local parks, zoos, water parks, and theme parks! Our large extended family is so excited to welcome your child! We will love your child unconditionally and promise they will grow up knowing their story. We look forward to getting to know you and we are open to all levels of communication that you feel comfortable with.

About Us

We met in 2001 through a mutual friend and instantly knew we were meant to be together. We always knew we wanted a family but, after struggled with miscarriage and infertility, we knew we were meant to become parents through adoption. Together, we enjoy traveling (both in the US and outside it) and exploring Florida on the weekends, walking up light towers, or staying home and spoiling our 3 dogs.  We always enjoy a nice hike or walk through the local state parks and love going to farmers’ markets, the beach, or Disney!  We are huge fans of Disney World and are excited to take our child on a Disney Cruise! We enjoy sports, love to cheer on our local teams, and like to exercise, go bowling, and visit the local water parks! We are excited to share our lives with your child!

About Darren

Darren is an aerospace engineer, hard-working, and always willing to help others. He is funny, loving, caring, compassionate, and understanding. He loves to travel and experience new food and cultures. Through his work, he has had the opportunity to travel the world. He has been to Japan, Jordan, France, Taiwan, South Korea, and Thailand!  In his free time, Darren loves putting together model airplanes and cars. He enjoys puzzles, riding bikes, and reading! He loves sports and is so excited to teach our child how to play all sorts of games. Darren also loves going to sporting events, concerts, and local attractions and is excited to take your child to experience the fun and thrill that comes from live events! I know Darren is going to make an amazing dad.

About Ashley

Ashley is a Healthcare Administrator who enjoys working with people and is wonderful at her job. She is compassionate, dependable, artistic, funny, and loves adventure. She has a passion for painting, making pottery, crafts, and shopping. In her free time, she loves designing, painting, and creating cup tumblers.  Ashley can always be found spoiling our dogs and fish. On the weekends, Ashley loves going to the farmer’s market and picking blueberries, peaches, and large sunflowers at the local farms.  Ashley loves playing with her nephews and spending time with them. She had always wanted to be a mom and I know will be an incredible one.  She is excited to take our child to Disney World and shop for baby outfits! She’s so excited to share her hobbies and interests with your child and teach them about animals and expressing themselves creatively.

Our Family

We have a very large extended family on Darren’s side. He is the youngest of 5 and has one brother and 3 sisters. Between his mom and step-father, he has over 30 nieces and nephews!  Ashley has one brother and sister and 3 nephews. We both come from Catholic families and everyone is excited to welcome your child into the family. We are excited to share our family traditions with your child- Thanksgiving and Christmas are big ones!  Ashley’s family lives in Kentucky and we enjoy visiting them on the holidays. Her family loves coming to visit us several times a year- we typically visit Disney World and Treasure Island with them!  One of Darren’s sister’s lives an hour away on a farm with chickens and cows which we love to visit as often as we can! His extended family lives in Ohio and we like to visit in the fall during apple picking season, and winter when it snows!

Our Home in Florida

We built our spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in 2014 and have a half-acre backyard. We love that we are a short drive from Orlando and Disney World.  Our development is child-friendly and safe. We are excited to add a swing set in our fenced-in backyard which already has a small garden with fruit trees and veggies.  Ashley is excited to create a bigger garden with our kids. We share our home with our 3 dogs- Jake, Gunner, and Maisie. They are all super friendly and love to go for walks and play in the yard, and will be great playmates with the kids.

Our Promise

Our promise is to love and cherish your child with all that we have. We promise to give your child a blessed home and upbringing. We will provide them with a safe, healthy home and give your child every opportunity to succeed in life. We promise to share with them their story and how we became a family. Your child will be surrounded by family that will love and help them grow up to be filled with joy. We want you to know that you will be welcomed into our family and that we are open to all forms of communication you feel comfortable with.

If you would like to learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.

Learn More About Darren & Ashley

  Darren Ashley
Our EducationSome collegeBachelor's Degree Healthcare Administration and Management
Our ProfessionsAerospace EngineerHealthcare Administrator
Stay-At-HomeNoPart-time
Our Racial BackgroundCaucasianCaucasian
Some of Darren & Ashley's Favorites
What are your favorite foods?Pizza and pasta but will try just about anything once!!Seafood and Pasta, my guilty pleasure is sweets
What type of sport do you like?Football- Die hard Cleveland Browns Fan!!Football and collegiate basketball
What are your favorite hobbies?Putting model cars and planes together and puzzlesCrafting and gardening
More About Our Family
Our Special Interests

Love of animals- We love animals and we have 3 dogs! Jake, Gunner and Maisie! We also have a large aquarium with many fish. Our sister lives about an hour away and has a large farm with chickens and cows that we love to visit!

Travel- We enjoy exploring different parts of the country and the world. Together we have been on multiple cruises and vacationed in Italy which we absolutely loved and cannot wait to go back. Darren has work related traveled to many countries such as Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Jordan and Thailand.

Theme parks- We love going to Disney World, Seaworld, Gatorland and water parks. We are Disneyworld and Seaworld annual passholders and go as often as we can! We also love visiting local and state parks for walks, hike and nature sight seeing.

Farmers market- We love going to and supporting our local vendors at the farmers market that we frequent often.

Our Faith

We both have had a Catholic upbringing. We got married in a Catholic church and belong to a local Catholic church. We plan to raise a child with christian values, morals and teachings.

We Prefer a Child Who Is...
Age of Child

We are open to adopting newborn to three months.

Twins

Yes, twins would be a dream come true as we would love to have two children!

Gender

Either!

Sibling Group

We are open to sibling groups newborn and up to two years old.

In Closing

We want to thank you for taking the time to learn a little about us, and we hope to learn more about you. We are excited to include your child in our family visits, holiday celebrations, trips to theme parks, and look forward to taking them to playgrounds where we can create more family memories together. We are excited to take family vacations and weekend day trips with your child. We will surround your child with a caring and nurturing environment and promise to raise them with strong morals and a proper education. We promise to share life experiences through travel, heritage, and cultural learning. We are open to any level of communication you are comfortable with including visits.

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