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A Letter from Carter & Tiffany

Hello from the beautiful state of Virginia!  We are a fun-loving family of 3, plus our sweet lab, Beau, and our cat, Cookie. Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know us. We are so excited to share our silliness, our faith, the joy of family traditions, and lots of love with a child.  We are praying for your comfort and look forward to speaking with you!

 

About Us

We met over 10 years ago at work–Carter is a Chef and Tiffany worked in Administration. Carter is very funny and couldn’t stop making Tiffany smile. We spoke about adoption when we were dating, and it has been on our hearts ever since. We keep God at the center of our relationship and love to spend time together. 5 years ago, we were blessed with the birth of our son, Levi.  We look forward to becoming a family of 4 through adoption and sharing time together, exploring, vacations, movie/game nights, visiting family, lots of hugs, bedtime stories and so much more!  As a family, we enjoy:

  • Road trips to explore the Blue Ridge-especially the trails in the Wetlands to discover birds, lizards, deer, fish and other wildlife.
  • Bible Study, prayer, church time.
  • Taking our weekly trip to the downtown farmers market is one our favorite things to do.
  • Family trips to amusement parks, the children’s museum, parks, the beach, fishing & camping-sometimes camping in the backyard is fun too!
  • Board games, blocks/Legos, science experiments.
  • Having friends/family over for meals and great conversation.
  • Riding bikes and playing soccer in the backyard.

About My Wife, Tiffany

Carter says: Tiffany is very kind, dependable, hard-working, loyal, and funny. She is an amazing mom with a lot of energy.  You can always count on her big smile to brighten things up. She enjoys baking, gardening, crafts, and volunteering at Levi’s school. She is very organized and is great about remembering all of the small details when it comes to family traditions or how to make people feel special. She never forgets to send out birthday cards to all of our friends and family. She has a strong relationship with Jesus and cherishes growing closer to Him. She is excited to welcome our next child into the family and teach him or her many new recipes, read Goodnight Moon to him or her, and play games like hide and seek!

About my Husband, Carter

Tiffany says: Carter is devoted, hard-working, humble, patient, and super funny! He is a Chef, a great leader, and very talented. He loves to watch football, take care of our fruit trees and vegetable garden, spend time with family, cook wonderful meals, and spend time outside relaxing by the fire. He is a wonderful dad and role model to our son and loves being active in his life. He leaves notes for us in the morning, encouraging us to have a good day and telling us how much he loves us. His relationship with God is very important to him.  He looks forward to loving our next child unconditionally, playing outside with him or her on our swing set, taking them on “Days with Dad” to the museum or to the park, and building forts in the living room with them!

Our Son and Family

Our son, Levi, is 5 years old. He is a very sweet, curious, smart, funny, and athletic little boy who loves superheroes and dinosaurs! He is in kindergarten and is on the soccer team. He loves Church, going on walks to hunt for rocks, sticks, and leaves, and is always up for a good puddle to splash in! We know he will be a wonderful big brother and that he’s excited to share his dinosaur knowledge with a sibling!

We are very close with our family. We have a total of 7 nieces, ages newborn to 12. Our parents, siblings, and nieces are all so excited about our adoption journey. They’re all thrilled to help us welcome our next child into the family with open arms. They all have so much love to share!

Our Home in Virginia

We live in a safe and friendly small-town suburban neighborhood with great schools. We have a huge park with a pool, kids ride-on train, and a duck pond less than .5 mile from our home and beautiful scenery. We live in a 3-story cape cod brick home with 4 bedrooms. Our finished basement is used as a playroom and 2nd living space. One of the bedrooms has already been prepared as the nursery for our next child with a crib and furniture. We like having our home clean, inviting, kid-friendly and cozy. We love taking walks in our neighborhood with our friendly dog, Beau (who we adopted 8 years ago), and playing in our fenced-in backyard where we have a swing set. We also enjoy tending to our small vegetable garden and our new apple/peach trees in the backyard.

Our Promise

We promise to give your child a supportive, stable, loving, safe, fun home and a good education. We are committed to raising him or her with Christian morals and values, good manners, and teaching and modeling kindness, love, respect, gratitude, compassion, and honesty. We promise to always tell him or her about you and to always display our love and appreciation for you. We are open to letters, photos, and occasional visits at your comfort level.  Thank you so much for getting to know us and for considering us as a family for your child. We would love to hear from you!

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

Learn More About Carter & Tiffany

  Carter Tiffany
Our EducationBachelors - Culinary Food Service ManagementCollege
Our ProfessionsExecutive ChefStay-at-Home Mom (Previously Administration/Accounting)
Stay-At-HomeNoYes
Our Racial BackgroundCaucasianCaucasian
Some of Carter & Tiffany's Favorites
FoodSeafood-oysters are my favorite!Carter's homemade soups-his Pumpkin Mushroom Soup (yum!)
Holiday TraditionDecorating the yard for Christmas with a Santa, reindeer, Frosty & a lot of lights!Baking Christmas-themed sugar cookies with frosting and sprinkles
SportFootballBasketball
Outdoor ActivityCamping & hiking, snow tubing Boating on the Lake, snow tubing
Past timeCard games, trying new recipes, veggie/fruit tree gardening in our yardPuzzles & board games (Scrabble), baking bread from scratch, our flower garden
Family Activity Family cookouts, special things our son likes to do like Jurassic Quest to see Dinos, the zoo, a trip for ice cream Walks by the old train station or by the pond in our park, Parades/Fairs/Amusement parks as a family
Vacation spotBeach-Ocean IsleGatlinburg
More About Our Family
Get to know Carter a little more

-He earned Eagle Scout in High School
-He has worked as a personal Chef in the past
-His Mom was an award-winning cook and gave him much of the culinary knowledge he has today
-He played the saxophone in High School and the state of Virginia selected his HS Honor Band to travel and play on a trip around Europe
-He earned his Pro Chef II certification from the Culinary Institute of America in 2023

Get to know Tiffany a little more

-She has driven across the USA
-She knows some sign language because her grandmother was a Special Education teacher to deaf children
-She played the clarinet
-She was the welcome team leader at her church
-She was on the Dean's List in College
-She is very crafty and loves to plan/host parties and extend hospitality

Our Faith

We attend a Non-Denominational Church that we love. They have been very supportive throughout our adoption journey. Our Faith in God is the cornerstone of who we are.
-Tiffany's favorite Scripture verse is Hebrews 11:1, "Now Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."
-Carter's favorite Scripture verse is Proverbs 3:5, "Trust the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding."

Other "Get to Know us"

-This past summer our son Levi was in a fun mud race; he also enjoyed his summer camps at preschool and his tiny toy basketball camp
-We drop off food and other needed supplies as a family to our local shelter
-We love to spend time with family on Holidays, Birthdays, cookouts, vacations at the beach, cruises, ski trips in the mountains
-Tiffany's sister is a third-grade math teacher
-Tiffany's Dad "Paw Paw" is an amazing carpenter, loves to fish, and can fix anything
-Carter's Dad "Granddaddy" worked for the government as an Engineer and worked on submarines
-Tiffany's Mom "Nana" is an amazing cook/baker and loves to have all of the grandkids over for meals
-Tiffany's sister has a chicken/horse farm

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

Newborn to 12 months

Race

Any race!

Gender

Either gender

In Closing

Thank you for reading through our website! We are so excited to welcome your child into our family and to share our love of family traditions, family get-togethers, park trips, cooking, and movie nights with them. We promise to cherish them, to share Jesus with them, to unconditionally love them, and to tuck them in every night. We are open to sending letters and having visits with you. We are praying for you during this time and hope to hear from you soon!

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