Joey & Amanda's Adoption Profile
Overview
Joey
Amanda
Job Description
Production Coordinator
Paramedic
Education
College
College
Favorites
Activities:
Fishing, Golf, Bowling & Coaching our kid’s sports teams
Music:
Enjoys the variety of many types of music
Books:
sports, motivational
Television:
ESPN, Nascar, Swamp People, Friends, Big Bang Theory, Movies
Food:
Cajun, Mexican, Seafood & Amanda’s home-cooking
Activities:
Art, Horseback riding, teaching CPR/first Aid classes, volunteering at church/community events & at our kid’s school functions
Music:
Contemporary Christian (KLOVE) and variety of other types of music
Books:
Girls with Swords Lisa Bevere, Driven By Eternity John Bevere
Television:
HGTV, Food Network, Comedy Movies
Food:
Mexican & home-cooked comfort foods
Children
3 boys 11, 6, 5 (One biological, 2 adopted)

Commitment Statement: We commit to raising your child in an atmosphere of unconditional love surrounded by family and friends in a safe and stable environment. We will provide opportunities for them to thrive physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually and academically.

What Takes Priority in Our Life: Faith, Family and Fun! Life can throw many curve balls. But our faith and the relationships with our family remain steadfast. Even on the busiest days we make time to pause and sit down at the table and have dinner together. We make church attendance a priority on Sundays and spend Sunday afternoons having quality time with each other and our extended family and friends.

State Location
 
Arkansas

We arrange our work schedules to allow us to be able to attend our children’s school functions, ball games, church plays and other events. We want our children to know that we care about each of them and their unique interests and accomplishments. We believe that Jesus died to give us an abundant life. We try and live each day to its fullest. We want our children to be happy and have FUN with even the day to day aspects of life. We strive to make our home a warm, relaxing and fun atmosphere.

How we spend time together as a family: We are determined to embrace the adventure hidden in each day of our lives. On an average weekday, Joey goes to work before the rest of the family wakes up. Amanda and the kids enjoy a slow paced morning with breakfast and a little cartoon time while everyone fully wakes up. Then everyone heads off for their day. After school and work, Amanda takes the kids to any after school activities. Joey joins them for any programs/games. We all gather together for dinner at the dining room table each night. After dinner everyone enjoys some downtime. We play in the backyard, enjoy a movie together or take a walk down to the horse pastures to feed carrots to our horses. Then it’s time for baths, bedtime stories and goodnight prayers. We enjoy our time off on Friday nights and Saturdays. We often go bowling, to the trampoline park or movies. Joey loves to take the kids fishing. We have a lake house at a nearby lake. Lots of memories are made around the campfire roasting hotdogs and marshmallows. Sundays we attend church and spend the afternoons enjoying the company of each other and our family and friends. We enjoy hiking and exploring nature on our property around our home as well as nearby state parks. We have a large extended family and often get together with them for fish fries, Bar-B-Qs, four wheeler rides and summer afternoons at the swimming pool. During the summer months we vacation at the beach. Our favorite family vacation spot is Sea World. While we cherish our time together as an entire family, we also want each child to know they are individually loved and appreciated for who they are as a unique individual. We have frequent “mommy dates” and “daddy dates” where we take a single child out for some one-on-one time to do fun things alone with them without their siblings around.

We live in the country. Our home is on 50 acres of land so the kids have lots of room to play and explore.

We are prayerful and hopeful that we will soon have another baby to add to our family.

 
Letter to Birth Mother

Dear Birth Mother,

We would like to begin by saying you are an AMAZING woman! You have chosen life for your precious child. We believe that God wants your child to have an abundant, stable and amazing life. He has great plans for your child’s future. We understand that you have many decisions before you as you plan for the next phase of your child’s life. We are praying for you and hope this letter and profile gives you a glimpse into our family and our desire to adopt your child.

We have been married since 2009. We have three children. One is biological and the other two are adopted. Our oldest is 11 and our younger children are 6 and 5. We live in a small town in rural Arkansas. Our home is on 50 acres of land. We have a 4 bedroom house with a large playground in the backyard. We have two horses that live in their stables/pastures on our property. We have several four wheeler trails the kids enjoy. We are very close to both of our parents. They adore their grandchildren and make it a priority to see them several times a week. We also have a large extended family with lots of aunts, uncles and cousins.

We are blessed to have successful careers that have provided us with financial stability, but our favorite job is being parents! We love our children and can’t wait to add another child to our family. Our children are extremely excited about welcoming a new baby into our home. Our 6 year old is definitely a “Mr. Mom” adoring any baby he sees. We all desire to open our hearts and home to another child. We pray daily that God will bless us with another baby for our family.

We would love to adopt your precious child and help them continue their life’s story. We promise to celebrate the role that you play in their life. We promise to let them know how brave you are and how much you adore them. How you loved them so much that you placed them into the loving arms of a hopeful family who prayed for them before they even knew them. You are an important part of your child’s life story, and it will be celebrated and never forgotten. As adoptive parents, we will never replace you… we will simply continue the next chapter of your child’s life and nurture, protect and support them as their life story develops.

We are praying for strength and peace for you.

Joey & Amanda

 
Why Choose Us

Each fall we go to the local pumpkin patch and pick pumpkins.

Christmas Mornings Are a Magical Time

We love riding jet skis & inner-tube on the lake during summer.

What it means to be parents and what our strengths would be:
We believe that children are a GIFT from the Lord! Being a parent to your child would mean being a steward to the precious blessing that God has beautifully knitted together in your womb. As your child’s adoptive parents, we promise to give your child unconditional love. We will provide them with opportunities needed to thrive in a safe and stable home. We will support them on the rough days and celebrate with them on the good days. We will provide them with a quality education that will ensure they are academically ready to pursue whatever career choice they choose. We promise to help them identify their passions and give them the tools and resources to pursue them. We want your child to know that we are their “rock.” We will be there for them when they are a crying infant with a fever at 2am in the morning, a 7 year old struggling with homework and a moody teenager trying to make the transition into adulthood. You child will always know that they are a loved, wanted, accepted and valued member of our family.

What I want you to know about my wife, Amanda:
"Amanda is a nurturing woman. She has adored children since she was a child herself. She grew up babysitting during her teenage years giving her valuable experience that would come in handy when she had her own children. She worked hard through college, and went full force into her career as soon as she graduated. She quickly moved up the corporate ladder allowing her to make many career accomplishments at a young age. When we married she had met her career goals, allowing her to put her career to the side and focus on raising the family she had always wanted. Her job allows her to work flexible hours so she is able to stay home with our kids at least half a day every day. She is able to take off work to attend class parties, school assemblies and other functions. She is a paramedic and that has prepared her to handle any illnesses and injuries that may strike our family. Her talents in art allow her to come up with all types of creative ways to celebrate birthdays and other holidays. Our children adore their mom. She makes sure that each child knows they are special and loved. " - Joey

What I want you to know about my husband, Joey:
"Joey is an AMAZING husband and father. He is my “dream-come-true” as a husband. He is committed to being the best husband and father he can be for our family. He provides for us financially through a job that he has held for over 20 years. He is an amazing partner in life. We work together on any task before us. A big family has LOTS of laundry. He does a fabulous job keeping everything clean and put in its proper place. Having a home cooked meal is important to us, so we split the tasks. I cook and he cleans the kitchen and washes all the dishes. Even at the end of a busy day, he makes time to spend time with the kids and me before bedtime. He strives to be a strong, positive role model that teaches our children with his actions as well as his words." - Amanda

 
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