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Anthony and Danita

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Dear Expectant Parents,

Out of hard circumstances something beautiful can emerge, just like a butterfly from a cocoon.  We realize that you are facing a choice and we want to say thank you for choosing life for your child.  As you face decisions, please know that we have been praying for you and will continue to do so. While we may not know the specifics of your situation yet, we want to say thank you for taking the time to get to know us and our family a little better. 

OUR STORY

We were set up, literally. We both grew up in Christian families, with a sibling apiece.  Anthony has lived much of his life in Oregon. But Danita moved with her family from Idaho to South Dakota and back to Idaho again. After completing her nursing education, Danita found her way to a small church where she met Anthony's Mother. With the ruse of coming over to the family's home to work on scrapbooking, Danita met Anthony. No it was not love at first sight, but rather a relationship that formed. It started with board games, card games, and movie nights.  As we spent time together, our love grew, so that just shy of a year later we were married in the same church surrounded by our families and friends.

OUR LIFE TOGETHER

Just nine years later we look back and marvel at what God has done for us. Yes, we have had our share of heartache with loosing close family members and our two babies in heaven. But, we have had joys too.  We enjoy making each other laugh. We still play board games, video games, and card games with both sides of the family. We enjoy traveling/exploring together. We've gone to Kenya, Disney World and visited twelve of the fifty states. Our family's are important. We often travel to visit Danita's side of the family and we spend time almost weekly with Anthony's family who live about 15 minutes away. We sew quilts, yes both of us together. Anthony helps with designing and Danita sews. We live close to the Pacific Ocean and enjoy visiting even in the winter months. We enjoy entertaining and participating in Church activities weekly.

OUR HOME

We live in a two story home (3 bedroom, 2 ½ bathrooms) in a quiet safe neighborhood. We have a fenced back yard with room to play, run and entertain. We both cook, clean and do laundry.  There is a park with swing sets, basketball hoops and soccer fields within walking distance.  Our neighborhood is a mixture of young families and retired couples. We look out for each other. 

OUR HOPE

We desire to be parents, to invest ourselves into our children's lives. Yes, we are open to multiple children and our desire is to help keep siblings together. We pray and hope that God will protect you and guide you in this decision. We welcome your questions for more information and look forward to meeting you in the near future.

Thank you for your consideration,

Anthony and Danita

Facts About Our Family

Placement Status:Placement
Location:Portland
*The location where the adoption agency’s office is.
State:Oregon
# of Pets:1
Pets:Cat - "Jasmine" a grey and white rescued kitty with one ear
Neighborhood: Suburban
Children:No Children

About Anthony

Profession:other
Education:College

More About Anthony

I fell in love with Anthony because of his gentle heart. He treats people well and assumes the best of others. It brings a sweet smile to my heart when I see him interact with our teenage nephews/nieces and our 3 and 4 year old great-niece/nephews. I love seeing him use things he enjoys and sharing them with others - like setting up lego trains in the garden or using his computer savy to help others. He loves to play games together - be that card games, board games, video games, or computer games. We joke that if it's a game with little pieces, we'll like it. He's also my detail-oriented guy. He reads the instructions! His mind is unique and loves puzzles of all kinds. He's even mastered the Rubics Cube. I love how generous he can be with his time and energy. He volunteers bi-weekly for our church in a behind the scenes way - the one man video/visual aide department. I appreciate how he leads our home. He shows me how to "let my yes be yes" even if it hurts. I love that he values God and having a relationship with both God and God's people. His honesty and love are genuine.

About Danita

Profession:nurse
Education:College

More About Danita

Danita is: Caring and Compassionate - Happy to help fill a need whenever possible. She recognizes emotional and physical needs and looks for ways to help those in need. Smart - Good at problem solving and coordinating activities Creative - Enjoys scrapbooking, quilting, and making cards Social - Easy to talk to Frugal - Money conscious Competitive - Like to play and win at variety of games Hard working Danita likes: Flowers and reading. She enjoys interacting with children of all ages and is genuinely interested in finding out what they like.

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