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A Letter from Branson & Shemeekia

Dear Birth Mother,

Thank you for taking the time to get to know more about us! We are so excited to grow our family through adoption. We believe it is God’s will to expand our family in this way.  We promise to provide your child with a safe and supportive environment where they will be loved unconditionally. We look forward to sharing our love for God, family, education and adventure.

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About Branson & Shemeekia

Our life together began in 2010 when we met at work. We were introduced by a mutual friend and have been together ever since.  We have been married for over 8 years now and have two adult children from Branson’s previous marriage who are also looking forward to adding a new bundle of joy to our family.

As a family, our values are centered around faith, family, education, and fun- in that order.  We look forward to instilling these same values in our child.  We look forward to saying grace, spending time reading and teaching our child and treasuring every moment.  We love to watch funny movies, have family cook-outs, and take evening walks.  Most of all, we love to travel.  We’ve visited many beautiful places: Mexico, Hawaii, and the Grand Caymans to name a few.  We are overjoyed to be able to travel and experience new cultures and endless possibilities with your child.

About Branson

Branson is my best friend.  He’s thoughtful, patient, and loves being a father and grandfather. He has two wonderful children from a previous marriage and grandson who’s now three.  He is very supportive and a great provider for our family.  He encourages and inspires those around him every day.

Branson is athletic and enjoys running half marathons, going to sporting events, and playing golf.  He is our travel planner and wherever we go on vacation, he always seems to find a golf course to play on.  Branson is an amazing father and is looking forward to welcoming our next child into the family and attending their sporting events and teaching them how to golf as well.

About Shemeekia

Shemeekia is truly incredible. I feel so blessed to have her in my life. She always leaves a positive impression on everyone she meets especially with her beautiful smile. Shemeekia enjoys working in the yard and baking sweet treats; peach cobbler, 7-up cake, and peanut butter cookies are a few of her favorites.

Shemeekia is loving, nurturing, and adores children.  She volunteers as a lunch buddy and reads to small children at a local school.  Shemeekia is also an aunt and cheerleader at many of her nephew’s school events. I know Shemeekia will be an excellent mother and is looking forward to reading bedtime stories and being a cheerleader at our child’s school events as well.

Our Home in South Carolina

We bought our home 4 years ago.  It’s a 4-bedroom 2-story home in a diverse gated community.  We have a spacious kitchen and family room with lots of windows overlooking the backyard which has tons of space for us to run and play.  Our neighborhood is family-friendly with lots of kids and pets.

Our home is located on the golf course with a community playground, swimming pool, tennis courts, and more.  We live very close to good schools, the beach and only a short drive to the museum, the zoo and Disney.  We are really excited to experience our first Disney cruise with your child.  We’ve heard that it’s an amazing adventure!

Our Family Circle

Our families are very supportive of our plans to adopt and all excited to embrace your child with open arms. Shemeekia’s family lives in Michigan.  Her mother and father are both retired, healthy, and enjoy visiting South Carolina often.  Branson’s family lives in California and, despite the distance, we see his family often and talk/facetime with them regularly.  Education is very important to our families and that passion for education will be an important part of your child’s life.  Branson’s children, BC and Brittany, live in South Carolina and Texas.  They are both excited to welcome your child to the family and share with them their childhood joys.

Our Promise

We promise to provide your child with a home full of love and encouragement throughout his or her life.  We promise to teach them the importance of faith, family, and education.  We promise to provide him or her with the best educational opportunities possible and to love and support them unconditionally through every stage of life.  We look forward to building memories with your child and sharing with them our love for travel.  Most of all, we look forward to getting to know you! We are open to sharing letters, pictures, and visits to whatever level you are most comfortable with.

If you would like to learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.

Learn More About Branson & Shemeekia

  Branson Shemeekia
Our EducationBachelors DegreeMasters Degree
Our ProfessionsAerospace ManagementEngineering Management
Stay-At-HomeNo, flexible work environmentNo, flexible work environment
Our Racial BackgroundAfrican-AmericanAfrican American
Some of Branson & Shemeekia's Favorites
Childhood CartoonMotorMouse and AutoCatScoobie Doo
TV ShowChicago PDLaw and Order
HolidayChristmasChristmas
FoodsChicken wings, french friesSpaghetti, Tacos, Pizza
DessertPeach CobblerPound Cake
Travel DestinationTurks and Caicos IslandCabo San Lucas
More About Our Family
Our Special Interests

We love to travel to beautiful Caribbean destinations. We make sure that our vacations are filled with family adventures (such as horseback riding, jet skies, and shopping) and relaxation. We also like to just spend time around the house with family and friends having cook-outs and enjoying each other's company. We love taking short walks around the neighborhood, watching comedies, and laughing at each other being silly.

Our Musical Interest

We love all types of music: Gospel, Jazz, R&B, 70's and 80's classics, and now we're adding children songs to our playlist.

About Our Home

We live in a 4-bedroom home on a golf course. One of the things we love about our home is sitting on the back porch relaxing. It's so serene and surrounded by beautiful trees and a pond.

Our Children

Branson has two older children from a previous marriage, ages 33 and 30.
Shemeekia is thrilled to be a first-time mother!

We live in the state of...

South Carolina, known for its southern charm. Shemeekia grew up in Michigan and Branson grew up in California. We're so grateful that our journey brought both of us to South Carolina. We feel its a great place to raise a family.

Our Neighborhood

Our neighborhood is family-friendly with lots of kids and pets. It's a safe gated community with a playground, swimming pool tennis courts, and more. We live close to good schools, a new swim recreation center, the zoo, and museums. It definitely won't be hard to keep us busy.

We Prefer a Child Who Is...
Age of Child

Newborn to 4 years old

Twins

We would love to adopt twins!

Gender

We have no gender preference.

Sibling Group

We are open to adopting sibling groups of two children up to the age of 6. We would not want to separate siblings and would like to open our hearts and our home to both children.

Ethnicity of ChildAfrican American +
Future Contact with Birth Family

We are open to letters, emails, photos, yearly visits whatever level of contact you are most comfortable with.

In Closing

We are blessed and honored that you have taken the time to learn more about us and are considering us for your child's parents. We look forward to spoiling them with our love and attention, a good education as well as fun and adventure. We pray for you and your child and look forward to learning about the hopes and dreams you have for their future. We are also open to building on a relationship with you at whatever level you are comfortable with.

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