Emmanuel & Monysha
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We are humbled and thankful that you are considering us as parents for your child. We look forward to the opportunity of sharing our love, faith, and family with your child. After many years of thoughtful consideration and prayer, we know that the Lord is leading us to expand our family through adoption and we believe God's timing is now.
We are a very active family. We participate in many different activities such as sports, movies, and travel. We are very involved in our church community and love participating in bible study and Children's Ministry. We look forward to sharing all of our adventures with your child!
How We Met
We met on Super Bowl Sunday, 2007. We met by God's intervention, crossing paths during a morning service while Monysha visited a sister church's morning service. Her quest to not miss church and see the Superbowl is how we eventually met. After service, Emmanuel offered to walk Monysha to her car and we struck up a conversation. We have now been married for 11 years. What we have isn't perfect but it's real, and our love is special.
We love to spend time together. We enjoy taking family trips to places like the movies, the beach and we have gone to San Diego, Yosemite National Park, and Disneyland. However, we are most content when we are together and having a simple game night with all of our friends and family.
Emmanuel is a strong man of God. He is committed to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, being the foundation of our family. He has been a Deacon for over 10 years in the church and is an active member in our community. Emmanuel is also a former chaplain for our local police department.
Emmanuel is a wonderful father. He loves spending time with our sons. He serves as a coach in football and baseball for both of our boy's sports teams. He enjoys camping, hiking, and boating. Emmanuel is especially looking forward to teaching your child how to camp, fish, and swim.
He is a loving, understanding and patient husband. He is an excellent protector and provider for our family, and is looking forward to having a daughter steal his heart away!
Monysha is a beautiful woman of faith. She knows, believes and practices her faith. God has always been the head of her life.
She is a wonderful wife with a great sense of humor. Monysha loves dancing, gardening, going to the beach, and hosting family game nights! On any given weekend, Monysha can be found cheering at our son's baseball game, hosting a game night for our extended family or planting flowers in the garden.
She is a "Mama Bear"- Do not mess with her cubs! She is a devoted mother and full of pure, unconditional, unwavering love for our boys. If given the opportunity she will show the exact same to your child.
Monysha is looking forward to spending time with your child gardening, building sandcastles at the beach, and teaching her old school dance moves!
God has blessed us with 2 beautiful sons, Israel and Josiah.
Israel is 9 years old. He is very athletic and enjoys playing football and baseball. He also enjoys spending time with his little brother and cousins. He excels in Math and is loved by his teachers and peers. He enjoys going to church and especially loves Sunday School and Bible Study.
Josiah is 4 years old. He loves to play flag football and soccer. He enjoys reading and playing Legos with his friends. Josiah enjoys going to Sunday School and singing in the kid's choir.
Both boys are excited to be welcoming a baby sister!
Emmanuel is a twin, one of four children and has a large immediate and extended family. They all live within 10 minutes of each other and are very close. His family is very diverse and advocates adoption. His mother was adopted and both his sister and brother-in-law have adopted children. Emmanuel has on his side 12 nieces and nephews who we see regularly.
Monysha is one of six children and has a large immediate and extended family as well. All of her siblings live in California within a couple hours drive. Monysha has on her side of the family 15 nieces and nephews. Monysha's family are also advocates for adoption. Her mother was adopted and both her brother and sister-in-law have adopted children.
We love spending time with both sides of our family. We alternate holidays so that our children get to spend time with all of their family.
Our Home in California
We live in the beautiful state of California where we get to experience all four seasons. We live in a cozy three-bedroom house on a quiet cul-de-sac. Our home is approximately 1600 sq. feet. It is a single level with a nursery and bedroom directly across the hall from the master bedroom. We have a big backyard along with a 2-car garage. Our neighborhood is safe and family-oriented. We live near a walking trail where we and the boy's bike often. We are 1 block away from an elementary school and 3 blocks away from a beautiful park.
Our promise is to raise your child in a home with a solid Christian foundation. She will be given every opportunity to succeed in life. She will always be protected and cared for, and raised with lots of laughter and love. We are open to staying in contact with you if you would be comfortable! To learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.
More About Emmanuel
Education: Bachelors of Science, Criminal Justice
Profession: Senior Receiving Clerk
Racial Background: African American
Favorite Football Team?: San Francisco 49ers
Favorite Food?: Sushi
Favorite Scripture?: "And we know all things work together..." Romans 8:28
Favorite Gospel Song?: I Shall Wear a Crown
Favorite Secular Song?: House is Not a Home -Luther Vandross
Favorite Movie?: Coming to America
Favorite Ice Cream?: Cookies n Cream
More About Monysha
Education: Vocational Training/Restaurant Management
Profession: Stay at Home Mom
Stay-At-Home: Yes- Full Time
Racial Background: African American, Caucasian, Native American
Favorite Football Team?: Oakland Raiders
Favorite Food?: Chinese
Favorite Scripture?: "Now unto him that is able to keep you...." Jude 1:24-25
Favorite Gospel Song?: Center of my Joy
Favorite Secular Song?: I Hope You Dance -LeeAnn Womack
Favorite Movie?: The Color Purple. The Last Dragon
Favorite Ice Cream?: Pistachio Nut
More About Our Family
Our Special Interests
We love activities that are challenging, exciting, and anything that we can do as individuals or that can bring us closer as a couple.
We love to be challenged in escape rooms, test our knowledge with trivia challenges, and express our creativity through paint nights!
We are born-again Christians and belong to a Bible-based church. We attend church faithfully and are active members. Emmanuel enjoys being a Deacon, it is his calling. Monysha is a Deaconess, youth group leader, and member of the hospitality committee. She enjoys teaching Vacation Bible School and Sunday School to youth in the community.
Our Musical Interest
We listen to a variety of music. We listen to Gospel, R n' B, Old School, Hip Hop, and Oldies but Goodies. Anything from Hezekiah Walker to Anthony Hamilton to The Eagles. As long as it sounds good! In the summertime, you can often find us at musical festivals and concerts in the park.
Our family enjoys amusement parks! We have visited every amusement park in the state of California! Our oldest son, Israel, most enjoyed visiting Disneyland where he got to experience Star Wars in person! Our youngest son, Josiah, most enjoyed Legoland. He loved seeing the life-size Lego characters and jungle animals! Emmanuel and Monysha prefer to ride the rollercoasters at Six Flags or the family fun, beach atmosphere at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
Thank you for taking the time to read through our website and getting to know us! Our Family is focused on the five F's: FAITH, FAMILY, FRIENDS, FUN and FOOTBALL! It is our prayer that you are able to see our beautiful family through this profile. Your child will be such a blessing in our lives and we will love her dearly. We have no words to express your love, simply Thank You.