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A Letter from Edwin & Marissa

Dear Birthmother,

We appreciate you for taking the time to get to know us and consider us as parents for your precious child.  We are overjoyed about becoming parents.  We believe that children are a gift from God. Throughout our love-filled marriage we have been unsuccessful in having a child  and through prayer and faith have found ourselves called to adoption. We would love to meet you and for you to get to know more about us! We are open to letters, photos, and visits!

All About Us

We met a little over 20 years ago at the local store and shared a few phone conversations before we went on our first date.  We both had such similar backgrounds, families, and interests.  We knew right away that we were a perfect match for each other and we have been inseparable ever since! After one year of dating, Edwin proposed.  17 years later we are still going strong! We treasure each other daily and enjoy traveling, trips to the beach, seeing movies, spending time in the backyard, visiting festivals and amusement parks, and sporting events.

All About Edwin by Marissa

Edwin is very loving, supportive and sensible. He enjoys life to the fullest and takes the smallest of opportunities to have fun and laugh. He is truly a man of God and his life is absolutely a reflection of his love.  Edwin loves to be outdoors and his favorite hobbies are cooking on the grill, fishing, visiting the beach, and coaching youth basketball. Edwin has a great sense of humor and a very easy going personality, children absolutely love being around him.  He is very patient and understanding and a great father to our daughter.   He is so excited about teaching our new child all about sports and how to have fun fishing.

 

 

All About Marissa by Edwin

Marissa is my best friend. She is compassionate, supportive, and honest. She enjoys time with friends and family and is always willing to help others.  Marissa’s love for God is absolutely a reflection of how she lives her life daily. Her hobbies include helping out with children’s church, tutoring young children, reading, watching movies, visiting the beach, and crafting. She has a loving and nurturing relationship with our daughter and I know that she will provide the same unconditional love to our next child.  Marissa is excited to share her love of reading, cooking, and family with your child.

Our Home in Georgia

We live in a two-story, four bedroom home with a wide open living room, an eat-in kitchen and a beautifully landscaped fenced in yard that is the perfect place for a child to play. Our home is our favorite place to relax and enjoy each other’s company.  We also enjoy having family and friends over for Sunday dinners and game nights. The neighborhood is located in a military town with a wonderfully diverse population. Our home is located near several parks, great schools and is a short drive from our church!  We look forward to family game nights, dinner’s together, bedtime stories and making memories as a family here with your child.

Our Family

Our families have truly been a beacon of love, respect, and passion throughout our lives. Edwin grew up in a small town as an only child in a loving family while Marissa is the oldest child of four. We both have a very large close-knit and supportive extended family. Everyone is so very excited to welcome our child into the family and to spend time with them during family gatherings and vacations.

Our daughter, Tizah, is also looking forward to spending her time away from college with her new brother or sister taking them to the local park, attending fun local events, and being there for them as they grow.

Our Promise

We promise to love your child unconditionally with all of our hearts. We promise to raise him or her in a loving, supportive, Christian home. We will provide our child with every available opportunity to grow, learn and experience all that life has to offer.  Education is a major part of our lives and we will provide our child with the best educational opportunities possible. We promise to support him or her throughout our lives and to make every dream you have for them, a reality.

To learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.

Learn More About Edwin & Marissa

  Edwin Marissa
Our EducationBachelor of Arts in Criminal JusticeMaster of Arts in Education Specializing in Family and Community Service and Special Education
Our ProfessionsSpecial Agent with United States Department of TransportationKindergarten Teacher
Stay-At-HomeNoNo
Our Racial BackgroundAfrican AmericanAfrican American
Some of Edwin & Marissa's Favorites
What is your favorite scripture?Psalms 23Proverbs 3:5-6
What is your favorite food?Fried FishAny type of pasta
What is your favorite sportBasketballBasketball
What is your favorite team?UNC Tarheels/Los Angeles LakersUniversity of Miami/Miami Heat
What is your favorite movie?Forest GumpThe Blindside
What is your favorite TV show?Swamp PeopleThis is Us
What is your favorite vacation spot?Daytona Beach, FloridaSan Juan, Puerto Rico
More About Our Family
Our Special Interests

Being a retired military family, we believe that it is only natural that we try to explore every corner of the world. New Orleans, Los Angeles, Puerto Rico, and the Bahamas are some of our favorite places so far. While living in Georgia, we love visiting the beach. We also really enjoy seeing movies, visiting festivals, zoos, amusement parks and sporting events (Go Falcons!!!). Marissa is a great cook and looks forward to exploring and reviving some of her childhood memories of family dinners.

Our Faith

Our faith is a very important part of our lives. We both are actively involved in a variety of church ministries. In addition, we believe that it is our faith that has led us to our adoption journey. We also believe that being a Christian is a lifestyle and we try our best to live as such throughout each and every day. We have been blessed beyond measure in so many ways throughout our life together and in return, we put forth the utmost effort to be a blessing to and love others in the way that God intended.

Our Musical Interest

We both love and appreciate all types of music! We both enjoy listening to Gospel, R & B, and Hip Hop music. We also enjoy more diverse music types such as Pop and Country.

About Our Home

We are currently living in a family-friendly community in Georgia. There are nice schools, pools, a playground and a nearby beach in our neighborhood. Being a part of a military family provides countless opportunities for adventure, priceless learning experiences, exposure to different cultures, and a catalog of memories to be carried on to the next generation.

Our Angel....Tizah

We have an amazing daughter by the name of Tizah. She is a sophomore in college and not far from home. Tizah enjoys spending time with family and arts and crafts. She is pursuing a degree in education and she loves children.

We live in the state of...Georgia!!

We live a small town in Georgia that is just a short distance from several beaches!

Our Neighborhood

We have a very loving and inviting home nestled in a quiet, tight-knit neighborhood located in a military community. We love to spend time with family and friends playing fun games and hosting Sunday dinners. Our small subdivision is family friendly, has wonderful neighbors and lots of pets and children

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

Newborn to 3 months old

Gender

We are open to adopting either gender.

Ethnicity of ChildAfrican American or African American/ Any
Future Contact with Birth Family

We are open to any types of future contact that the birth mom is comfortable with.

In Closing

We are so thankful that you took the time to learn more about our family. We promise to provide a loving and compassionate home filled with Christian values. We are committed to being the guiding light to help your child through life's journeys. With all our hearts, we promise to cherish and adore your child while providing them with a safe and nurturing home. We look forward to sharing our love, laughter, and adventure with your child. We hope to hear from you soon!

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