Greetings from Pennsylvania!
We have prayed for a child for a long time, and we are grateful that you are taking the time to find out more about us. We realize that this is a life changing decision for you, and we are praying that God would grant you His peace and comfort.
We are Seth and Lisa. We met at college in concert choir our freshman year, but we really got to know each other the summer we worked together on campus. We started dating after that summer and got married shortly after graduating.
Seth is a bit of a jack of all trades; he has enjoyed careers in software development, home construction, overseeing tech and IT at our church, and most recently designing audio, video and lighting systems. Lisa is a private piano teacher, with a studio of 30 students. What she loves most about her job is the weekly interaction with students, as well as watching them grow and helping them to develop as pianists. Although she loves her job, Lisa looks forward to reducing her hours significantly to raise your child.
We really enjoy our home life. We live in a quiet neighborhood located between three schools. Our favorite things to do are gardening, cooking, playing music together, walking our dog, and working on our house.
We have a close and loving family. Seth's extended family is local, so we enjoy getting together for all the major holidays and in between. Lisa's family is more spread out, but we make a point to visit them regularly. They are all excited about the prospect of a new grand baby/niece/nephew/cousin!
Our faith is very important to us. We are Christian and have been members at our church for 15 years. We have both served on the worship and tech teams for all 15 years, with Lisa playing piano and singing and Seth playing bass guitar and running sound. Lisa has made many friends by attending the women's bible study, and we are also a part of a “small group” of four families that attend our church. We meet regularly with them, and we have enjoyed getting to know them on a deeper level, as well as playing with their kids. They were ecstatic to hear we are planning to adopt!
Currently, our "kids" are our pets - our calico cat, Marbles, and our playful and cuddly Plott Hound, Camo. Camo especially loves to play with his ball, so we regularly play fetch and keep-away.
We have longed to start a family for many years. We had a miscarriage nine years ago, and have not been able to get pregnant since. Although it has been difficult to wait for children for so many years, we know that God has a plan for us. We believe he has a very special child for us, and we are excited to meet the woman who will help us start our family. We eagerly anticipate becoming parents, showering the baby we adopt with love, and giving him/her the support to grow, thrive and achieve their dreams.
We cannot begin to understand what you might be thinking right now or how you might be feeling, but please know that we are praying for you as you face the difficult decisions ahead. We know that God loves you and has a plan for your life. Our commitment to you is the knowledge that your baby will be deeply loved and cherished, both by us as well as our community of family and friends.
Seth & Lisa