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Paul and Edna

Columbus, Ohio

(614) 448-2885

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Hi! We are Paul and Edna from Columbus, Ohio. We know that you have to make some difficult and life-changing decisions right now, and we want you to know that we trust you to make the right decision for you and your child. Thank you for your courage in considering an adoption plan.

Our story so far?

We met two days after Christmas in 2013 after being introduced to each other through mutual friends.  Seven months later—crazy fast, we know, but we both believe that the Lord brought us together--we were married in Edna’s native Missouri before moving back to Ohio with Paul.  We’ve both wanted to be parents for as long as we can remember, and we feel strongly that our family will be built through adoption. Three of Edna’s closest friends and one of Paul’s best friends have all adopted children, some domestically and some internationally, so adoption already has a special place in our lives and hearts.

We are eager to share the blessings God has given us with a child.  Paul is a librarian and Edna a teacher.  We both love hanging out with kids, playing with them, and, of course, reading with them.  We also enjoy exploring the backyard, parks, zoos, and museums with the children in our life. Our neighborhood and church abound with small children, and our young nieces ask us often when they’ll have a cousin to play with.

Just who are we?

Paul, as seen through Edna’s eyes: Paul is smart, funny, caring, kind, loyal, and a godly man who loves Jesus. Paul has a career as a librarian but is also an aspiring writer who is hard at work on a novel. He’s an avid OSU and Cleveland sports fan who knows lots of sports trivia and would love to take a son or daughter to sporting events or coach them in a local team. He’s a great cook and loves to get his hands dirty in the garden. He’s a faithful and loyal man who would make a great dad. He’s the calm to my energy.

Edna, as seen through Paul’s eyes: Edna shapes the lives of children every day in her work as a fourth grade teacher.  She is a bundle of energy and has worked hard to make and keep our home beautiful.  I’ve seen her love for children first hand and have heard countless stories of her taking care of kids when she was single.  Her loving, nurturing, sensitive manner constantly endears her to me and to all of our friends.  I can’t wait to watch her be a mom, reading to and playing with a child; or attending a play or concert or baseball game to applaud and cheer on our son or daughter.

We have a strong commitment to faith, family and education.  A child in our home would have rich heritage in Christianity and church community, family activities and relationships, and school and reading. We also love to travel and explore new places.

We are committed to open adoption. We welcome your presence in your child’s life and intend to make his or her birth story part of their “life story.” Love is not finite, and the more people to love a child, the better.

Thank you for taking the time to learn a little about us.  We can’t wait to welcome a child into our home!

Sincerely,
Paul and Edna