Sonya & Roderick
Race of child interested in adopting:No Preference
Gender of child interested in adopting:No Preference
We want to thank you for considering us as possible adoptive parents for your child. We consider it a privilege and honor for you to read our profile and for you to express an interest in us assisting you with planning a beautiful future for your baby. Our names are Sonya and Roderick and we have a desire to grow our family. We are Christian people who want to raise a family based upon love, care, and kindness. We understand the power of adoption because one of us grew up in an adoptive family. We also recognize the great love of every birthmother, but realize that some mothers may need help to properly raise a child. We want to lovingly raise your child to become a positive influence to everyone he or she encounters. We believe that we have the desire, passion, and training to be excellent parents for your baby. We are hoping that you will give us an opportunity to become a blessing to you by assisting you in training this child to be successful in all of their life pursuits and goals. Our prayers are with you to be courageous as you go through the challenges of making critical decisions about the welfare of your baby in the days ahead. Yours Truly, Sonya and Roderick
My name is Roderick. I grew up with an older couple in an adoptive home. I knew about my adoption ever since I can remember. I also had knowledge and contact with my birth mother. While I did not understand all of the reasons for my situation, it was great to be a part of two families. I later understood that my birth mother had some personal challenges, and her decision to let someone adopt me reflected her great love of sacrifice to give me a better life. My adoptive mother always reminded me to respect my birth mother because she is the one who gave me life. Today I am an engineer, the very first in my family. My adoptive parents always told me to give my best. They were not wealthy, but there was so much love that I felt very secure and special through my entire life. I think about where I am, and who I am, and how both the sacrifice of my birthmother and as well as my adoptive parents shaped me to be the positive individual that I strive to be every day. I recently visited China and wished that both of my adoptive parents would have had the opportunity to see me being a leader and a responsible man. I love them so much and greatly miss them as my adoptive mother passed in 2000 and my adoptive dad passed in 2014. All of their hard work and efforts paid off because I am an accountable hard working husband and father of a sixteen year old girl. I am excited about life and the opportunity to help others. I want to give to others the same opportunity that was given to me. My name is Sonya. I’m known to family, co-workers, and friends as having a bubbly personality. I genuinely enjoy making people smile. I love to sing and rap. I enjoy writing songs, poems, short stories, and drawing. I’m very goal oriented. When I put my mind to something I really go after it until it is completed. I feel that every setback is a setup for a comeback. This was something my mom and dad instilled in me at an early age. Whenever I do accomplish a goal, I often reflect on the sweat and tears it took to get there. It makes me appreciate it even more. My journey to motherhood has been an emotional one. One that includes a pregnancy loss and infertility ups and downs. Yet and still I know God is with me and has never left me. My faith and hope in God allows me to keep pressing, to keep moving, to keep believing, to keep loving, and to keep trusting. I am the proud step-mom of a sixteen year spunky girl. I’ve enjoyed watching her grow up to be the sweet, young lady she is today. When I think of my husband’s upbringing and the out pour of love that was given to raise him, it reminds me that love can come from all angles and all dimensions. You just have to open up your heart and be ready to give it.
We live in quiet kid-friendly community. Our home has four bedrooms, one of which is a fully furnished future nursery room. We also have a nice size fenced-in backyard for a child to play and where a parent can know their child is safe. Walking distance from our home is park and community center. The park has three baseball fields and plenty of grassy areas to play catch, have a picnic or throw freebies. The two newest attractive features at the park is the redesigned jungle gym playground area with an extra swing set and new slides. The other cool attraction behind the playground is the new water park area for the kids and the adults. Also, within walking or driving distance is a community convenience store and a daycare center.
Our Extended Family
We feel that God has chosen the framework of the family to help us understand authority and His plan in our lives. The structure of the family is vital to so many other laws, principles and teachings in the Bible. We stand firm on this belief. We also know that today many families are blended and extended. What binds a family together is not always by blood, but by love. I (Roderick) have experienced firsthand the family unity and what it feels like to be loved through an adoptive family. This is the love and family values we plan to give as we extend our family. The uniquely powerful thing about our family is that we share a common computer environment in our upper loft, so computer time is family time with everyone’s computer screen visible to all for interaction sharing, discussion, and accountability. We also watch television as a family in the same manner and afterwards discuss what we have learned from the program or what could have been done differently for a better ending or an improved choice that the protagonist missed or avoided. We only have one television in the house so that we share our television time together for a unique family experience. Some of the family traditions we hold dear to our hearts is sitting at the dinner table and sharing a meal together. This gives us an opportunity to gather around the dinner table at the same time and fellowship with one another.
Our Family Traditions
In our leisure time we like to read and watch TV as a family. We also take the time to have fun and play games. Monopoly and UNO are two of the competitive games we like to play. We also like to play Bible games and group games with relatives and the church family. We each have our own NFL team that we cheer for, so it is very lively during football season. If blessed with the opportunity to grow this family, we are looking forward to taking family trips to the park, zoo, and to Disney World.
What Led Us To Adoption
We want to be parents to leave a legacy on the earth. Children are a rich blessing from our heavenly creator and are a privilege. We know that adoption is a way to grow healthy families that will in turn create other healthy families that will positively impact society.