DANNY AND ABBE
Our Adoption Journey
Hello and thanks for checking us out. We can hardly wait to meet you and our hearts our bursting with joy as we begin this journey with you! We love life in a big way and enjoy traveling, running, attending any type of sporting event, and we’re big foodies. We are both extremely close with our families and have extended family that lives nearby so we spend time with them frequently. The time we have spent with our nephews, especially, reminds us even more of why we cannot wait to be parents. Danny is an adoptee, and we love that our child will have a special connection there.
We’ve been together for 5 years, married for 3. When Danny and I first met there was an instantaneous amount of comfort that we both felt. We were at a Pacers game which was very fitting since we’re both huge basketball fans. As we got to know one another it was very apparent to us both that aside from the physical attraction, we truly enjoyed the friendship that we were forming. Our values on life, love and marriage were very similar. We both place an abundant amount of importance on family and the relationships we have with our parents, siblings and nephews. We believe in the value of hard work, respect for others and above all to treat others with kindness. We want to be parents and know that this will be life’s greatest journey. It was and still is very encouraging that Danny and I have very similar views on child-rearing. Namely, when it comes to raising children, the most important element will be to remain a team with consistent messages. We will love your child unconditionally and encourage kindness, acceptance, and compassion with others. We will always tell our child where they came from and how strong you are. Danny has also had the pleasure of meeting his birth mother and continues a relationship with her today.
I often times find it hard to put into words the love I have for my husband. He is loyal, loving and unwavering. Danny has a sense of constant optimism even in the toughest of times. He always tells me that God has a plan for us and our journey. He is going to be a remarkable father, and I love watching him with our 4 nephews and young children of our friends. He is a natural caretaker and his goofy nature puts people at ease when they are in his presence. Danny loves to laugh, enjoys movies, theme parks, and traveling most of all. We never venture to the same place twice and Danny likes to steer clear of the tourist traps in order to explore the culture of a new place. He is always seeking adventure and is an avid runner and sports lover. He ran cross country at the collegiate level and loved it! His competitive nature and dedication to greatness is something I greatly admire. This is one of the many qualities that attracted me to Danny.
Danny’s subtle and unobtrusive nature also balances my not-so-subtle personality. He is organized and detailed in all he does. Danny often encourages me to be as detailed in my personal life as I am with work but our balance makes us a great team. I cannot wait to see what the future holds for us. Someone once told us that if something is both terrifying and amazing, you should definitely pursue it.
To take a line from the movie, Jerry Maguire – Abbe “completes me”. We really are a perfect complement to each other, and balance each other’s shortcomings. Abbe is a dreamer and social-butterfly; she is determined, independent, contrarian, sensitive, and risk-averse. She believes she can accomplish anything and is thoughtful, hardworking, persistent, & full of energy.
While she enjoys running & other sporting activities, basketball is the first love of her life. In her mind, there is no debate that Michael Jordan is the best basketball player of all time.
There are two specific traits that epitomize what I love most about Abbe. First, she has an extremely big heart. She deeply cares about other people more than herself – a rare trait in our society these days. Secondly, she loves life in a big way. She has so much energy & passion for her work, for our marriage, & for our child-to-be. She really is like the Energizer Bunny – she can keep going, and going, and going.
Abbe is a natural with kids as an aunt and I know she will be as a new mother. She interacts and engages easily with children of all ages. With our nephews, she plans sleep overs, movie outings, and trips to sporting events. After seeing her interact with so many children in different environments, I am excited to see her as a mother! She is fun and playful while also knowing when to be tough and provide guidance in order to help a child become an upstanding, positive member of society.
We feel very fortunate that we both come from big families. We live close to Abbe’s parents and older sister so we see them often. We love getting together on Sunday afternoons for cookouts and quality time. Abbe’s younger sister is in Chicago which is a great place for us to visit and is easy to get to. Danny’s parents live in Cincinnati so we also see them frequently. Danny’s sister and her family live in Charleston which is one of our favorite spots to visit!
BUILDING OUR NEW HOME
We recently broke ground on our new home and cannot wait to welcome children into it! The neighborhood is a wonderful place to raise a family, as it used to be a horse farm and has tons of walking trails, a creek running through it and even a barn that will be renovated for families to do arts and crafts. Danny and I are usually up for anything but our best moments are spent together with our two dogs, Macintosh and Beanie and our cat, Lola. We also have several swimming pools in the neighborhood, which we love. We recently found out that one of our neighbors is an old co-worker of Danny’s and some close friends moved to the other part of the neighborhood. They have two young children and we cannot wait to meet the rest of our community.
Throughout our lives, Abbe and I have been surrounded by love and support. We are very fortunate and value the support of our parents, siblings, extended family and friends.
We hope you are doing well through this journey and we are honored that you’re considering an adoption plan. If you’re interested in moving forward, please contact us and we’d be happy to meet and talk more about the hopes and dreams we have for our future son or daughter. We wish the best for you and your child throughout this time. Thank you again for considering us.
Regardless of the family you select, we are thinking of you and praying for you during this time. We hope that we’ve given you a little more insight into our story and the life we hope to provide for your child. We admire you beyond words and promise to provide a life of unconditional love, support and encouragement. Thank you for taking the time to learn about us and we hope that we have the opportunity to meet you soon,
Danny and Abbe
DANNY’S TOP 10
- I am an adoptee and was placed with my family at about 3 months old.
- I’m a picky eater. I despise cheese, do not like mushrooms, & I stay away from most seafood.
- When I eat certain foods, namely sweets – my left cheek sweats & it turns red.
- I am a thrill-seeker – I love roller coasters, have been sky diving twice, & enjoy skiing.
- I am an animal-lover – both domestic & exotic. We have 2 dogs & a cat.
- My favorite college sports teams are Florida State University & Ohio State University. Buckeye by birth, Seminole by choice.
- I have completed 3 marathons, with a personal best time of 2:55:53.
- I relocated for work reasons 5 times within a 2-year time period. I have since settled down for the past 5 years in Central Indiana.
- I have lived in 4 states, visited 32 different states, & traveled to 7 different countries.
- My greatest achievement in life will be as husband to my wonderful wife & father (hopefully) to several children
ABBE’S TOP 10
- I drove the Hershey’s Kissmobile for a year raising money for the Children’s Miracle Network.
- I am an animal lover with 2 dogs and a cat.
- I have completed 2 marathons and hope to run a third someday.
- I lived in Luxembourg for 6 months when I was in college.
- I am the middle of three girls.
- I am an avid fan of Survivor and have tried out for the show.
- I am married to an adoptee and 2 of my cousins, both of whom were in my wedding, were adopted.
- I am a Disneyworld fanatic and Danny proposed to me there.
- I met Michael Jordan at a restaurant in Indianapolis 8 years ago.
- I cannot wait to be a mother!