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Evette and Edward

Status: Qualified for Adoption

About Evette

  • Evette
  • 44
  • AA
  • Christian
  • College
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Reading, writing, traveling
  • Read, write, travel, exercise, relax in the sun on our deck
  • History, Business, Love
  • Tenacious, confident, family-oriented
Evette is a chief executive who leads a rapidly growing company with 50-60 employees. She began her first company 25 years ago and greatly enjoy her life as an entrepreneur, community leader and wife. She is also a New York Times bestselling author, an USA Today bestselling author, and writes on the topic of love, marriage and leadership. Evette has served on several nonprofit boards, founded a 501(c)(3) in which she operates as executive director, and is a member of the Young President's Organization (YPO).

About Edward

  • Edward
  • 49
  • AA
  • Christian
  • Post College
  • Executive Vice President
  • Real estate purchases, travel, home renovations
  • Cycling, working and art collecting
  • Family and friends
  • Kind, Strategic, Thoughtful
Edward is an executive vice president for a Fortune 500 company, overseeing their global public policy. Having obtained his undergraduate degree in Journalism and postgraduate degree in Public Administration, Edward went on to work for a state senator prior to working as a Staff Director for a senatorial redistricting office. He has been named a distinguished alumnus of his university and has been the commencement keynote speaker. Edward has served on 12 different nonprofit boards.

Dear Birthmother

The decision you have made to gift your child to another family is one we know you did not make lightly. It cannot be easy and there is nothing we are able to say in the allotted 200-300 words that will make this decision any easier. I will say this, however, we are a believer in fate and God's intention for each of our lives and have never felt desperate to have children. We have desired them our entire adult lives (I am mid-40s and my husband is late 40s) but we have also left that in God's hands. We've not been able to have children naturally, although we've tried for the past decade or so. That said, in no way have we ever felt as though we've had less of a life because of it. We absolutely love our life, thoroughly enjoy our marriage and our last 17 years together. We will continue to love this extraordinarily blessed life we've had the honor of living whether or not the Lord blesses us with a child. If he chooses to, and it is through you, know that we see ourselves as a steward over your child. It will be our absolute joy to love your child and to raise him or her as our own. But we do not believe that love is enough. We also believe it to be our responsibility to give him or her every tool possible to succeed in life. Neither of us believe in corporal punishment, but rather growth through love and understanding, and more importantly grace. One last thing you should know about us: we do not consider an adopted child any different than a child we birthed. In other words, many people distinguish between ''their own'' child and one that was adopted. We see every child as a gift from God. So, even if God chooses us to have a child naturally later in life, rest assured that our naturally born child will not be seen or treated any different than the child for which you have given birth. Both will be treated as equal, loved as equal, and given the best opportunities in life.

Reason to Adopt

My wife (Evette) has wanted to adopt since she was 11 years old. It was never a matter of if but rather a matter of when. And we've determined now is the time.