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A Letter from Cory & Ashley

We are a happy, loving, Christian family of three thrilled to grow our family! We live in Tennessee close to many exciting experiences and adventures. We are excited to welcome your child with open arms and open hearts, sharing all of the love we have. We are excited to learn about you and your hopes and dreams for your child. Thank you for considering us!

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About Us

We first met in college and have now been happily married for 5 years. We look forward to a lifetime more! We are each other’s best friend and love spending time together.

We love traveling, playing board games, and spontaneous adventures together. We love having family game nights, bike riding, carousel trips, movie nights, and trips to the park.

We work together in our family business and love getting to spend that extra time together. Our family business is recycling precious metals. If it is something our children are interested in they will have the option to join the family business! We are so lucky to be able to take our son with us to work where he has his own room, playroom, and all the toys he could ever want. We are so thankful we will be able to do that for your child as well.

After having infertility issues trying to conceive our second child we knew God was calling us to adoption. Through a lot of prayer we came to Lifetime!

About Cory

Cory is the best father. I love watching him play with and teach our son. They always come up with the most imaginative games. Cory loves reading bedtime stories, playing hide and seek, and making games out of anything. I know he is so excited to add another little one to the fun!

Cory works in our family business. He loves his job and loves that we have the option to let our children learn and be involved in the business if they so choose. Cory is a purchasing agent and manager and handles all of our clients. We share responsibilities around the house and keep everything running smooth.

Cory LOVES football. He enjoys getting to go to games to support our favorite teams. Cory is into playing almost any sport, and the one he has been enjoying most lately is jiu jitsu. He enjoys getting to go to the gym and practice. Cory enjoys spending time on the lake, hanging out with friends, being involved in church activities, axe throwing, and playing games.

Cory is always encouraging me and others around him. He has such a big heart. Cory is kind, smart, spontaneous and silly. He brings laughter everywhere we go. Cory is a very good Christian man.

About Ashley

Ashley is the glue that holds our family together. Every time our family needs something she is the one to take care of it with a smile on her face.

She makes learning fun for our son. Ashley is the best cook and uses it as a fun way to teach. She has our son help bake cakes and anything else she is making. She has him counting eggs, numbers on the measuring cups, and helping with the timer. She is so excited to get to do the same with your little one.

In her spare time, Ashley enjoys playing piano and clarinet, playing volleyball, painting, reading, biking, and kickboxing.

Ashley is the office manager, receptionist, and accountant for our family business. She keeps our office running smoothly. She loves her job with her family and really enjoys the flexibility of her job. She can take off when she needs to be at important events and to take our son to school.

Ashley encourages everyone around her by example. She works hard, keeps our house in order, and always shows love to everyone around. I love the energy she brings to every situation. She loves teaching kids in two different AWANA programs, hosting playdates, and just being around kids.

Our Family

Our son Emmitt is 3. He is the sweetest, silliest boy. He is thoughtful and smart and loves playing doctor, hide-and-seek, riding his bike, going to the zoo and local amusement park, and going to his absolute favorite place: the carousel. Emmitt is so excited to be a big brother! He loves taking care of his stuffed animals and is excited to help with a little brother or sister.

We are so blessed to have a very large, supportive, loving family. We see all the grandparents and great-grandparents weekly. We work with Ashley’s parents in our family-owned business so we see them every day. We both have large extended families that we see regularly. We have lots of family gatherings for holidays and birthdays. We are so thankful for our families and they are all so excited to have a new addition!

We have many wonderful friends who we are very close with. We regularly see them for playdates, game nights, or adventures. We also have a wonderful church family.

We have so many supportive people around us that we trust that are waiting with open arms to welcome and love your baby.

Our Home in Tennessee

We have a nice 3 bedroom house in a wonderful, quiet neighborhood. Our house has several acres of land with a fenced in playground and woods for hiking and exploring. We are located very close to highly rated schools and just a couple of minutes away from a state park where we like to go biking. There are many zoos, parks, amusement parks, and historical places to visit close by.

Our Promise

We promise to love your child unconditionally. To provide your child with a stable, loving, supportive family and home. We promise to encourage your child to follow their dreams and teach them all about God’s love. We promise to provide a wonderful life full of laughs, fun, vacations, and adventures. We promise to teach your child about their heritage. We promise nightly bedtime stories and laughter every day. We promise to teach them morals and respect. We promise to always be there for your child and support you through everything. If you want, we are open to emails, pictures, calls, and visits.

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

Learn More About Cory & Ashley

  Cory Ashley
Our EducationAssociates DegreeBachelors Degree
Our ProfessionsManaging Purchasing AgentOffice Manager/Receptionist/Accountant
Stay-At-HomeNo - Our children will come to work with usNo - Our children will come to work with us
Our Racial BackgroundCaucasianCaucasian
Some of Cory & Ashley's Favorites
HolidayChristmasChristmas
FoodChicken CasseroleItalian
SportFootballVolleyball
Vacation SpotFloridaCaribbean
ColorGreenYellow
HobbyJiu JitsuBaking
MovieThe Lion KingHarry Potter
More About Our Family
Our Special Interests

We love going to college and NFL football games and finding something unique to do in each city. We enjoy spending time by the pool in the summer, biking, and running around outside. We enjoy having little weekend getaways to many different zoos, shows, amusement parks, and special events.

Our Faith

We were both raised in Christian faith and we both regularly attend church. Ashley teaches in the different kids programs and we are both involved in the many activities in the church. Ashley also teaches a weekly home children's study with several kids. We put God first in our family and thank Him for all of the blessings he gives us.

Our Musical Interest

No matter what we are doing we are pretty much listening to music. Some of our favorites are Christian and country music. We love attending concerts for many artists we enjoy. We love spending time in the playroom while Ashley plays the piano. Ashley plays seven instruments and participates in a local symphony. Ashley use to teach piano and hopes to pass on her love for music to her children.

Holiday Traditions

We have a lot of holiday traditions that we are excited to pass on! For Christmas we go see Christmas light shows, do elf on the shelf, host parties, have a Christmas candy making day, and always go on vacation right after Christmas.

For Thanksgiving we have several large family and friend gatherings. We always try to take this time to reminisce and remember what all we have to be thankful for.

Halloween is filled with (usually) handmade costumes, a fall festival at church, a family costume party, and going trick or treating at the zoo!

For Easter we have a big family gathering where we have an Easter egg hunt and color Easter eggs.

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

Newborn up to 4 years old

Gender

Either gender

In Closing

Thank you for considering our family. We are praying for you as you are considering your options. We are so excited to share our lives and adventures with your child. We love going out on the lake, going to local zoos, riding the carousel, exploring our yard, camping, theme parks, and more! We are excited to get to know you and your hopes and dreams for your child. We are open to visits, pictures, and emails! We hope to hear from you soon!

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