A Letter from Teddy & Melissa

Hello!

We are thrilled to be on this journey to become parents through adoption. We promise to raise your child in a home filled with faith, love, encouragement, and fun. Your child will have lots of snuggles and hugs, educational opportunities, adventures around the world, and a loving, supportive extended family. We welcome an adoption plan that makes you comfortable and will gladly share letters, texts, photos, video chats, and visits, if you desire.

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About Melissa and Teddy

We grew up in the same hometown in New Jersey, had our first date watching the Lion King movie, and have now been married for 18 years. Now we live in Florida, enjoying the tropical weather and outdoor activities. While we tried for several years, we were diagnosed with infertility and naturally felt called to adoption trusting this was God’s plan for our future family.

We are both excited to become parents and create memories together with a child. We enjoy traveling, hiking, beach time, boating, farmer’s markets, and playing games together. We treasure holidays and traditions and look forward to making gingerbread houses, singing carols, and decorating the tree. We also have a mini Goldendoodle, Bodhi, who loves walks and dog parks!

Teaching our child about faith, honesty, compassion, love, respect, forgiveness, while supporting their passions, a healthy lifestyle, education, and explorations are of great importance and value to us.

Meet Teddy

Teddy is a strong, loving, talented, hardworking, and fun provider in our home. At work, he handles traffic engineering and management for the city. He takes great pride in homeownership, loves the outdoors, and is a Jeep aficionado. He enjoys carpentry, gardening, and building his Jeep. One thing is for sure, our child will be no stranger to hand tools and safety! His outdoor interests include fishing, swimming at the beach, boating, and taking the dog to the park. Teddy also enjoys relaxing at home smoking ribs and watching football. He will be a great father and is excited to follow in his dad’s footsteps with traditional family vacations, sporting events, and annual fishing trips.

Meet Melissa

Melissa is a hardworking, thoughtful, creative, fun-loving family woman who will be an incredible mom. She’s part of the executive leadership team of a travel company that creates once-in-a-lifetime experiences and has a great passion for exploring the world. Melissa’s a born leader, a great listener, a natural problem-solver, and will be a gentle, loving mom.  She enjoys time crafting, painting, reading, working on her photography, playing with our dog, and being outdoors (especially for hiking, swimming, and boating). As a future mom, she looks forward to coloring, making art, spending time at the playground, playing games, reading together and great family vacations.

Our Family and Traditions

We are both excited to be parents, and with the loving support from our family and friends, look forward to creating memories and new traditions together. We visit our family and friends in New Jersey, Texas, and California often and they make their way to see us annually. We also have lifelong friends who look forward to being honorary aunts, uncles, and cousins!

We’ve learned that family traditions create connection and comfort, and our family looks forward to your child having birthday parties with Grandma baking their favorite cake, Sunday mass and brunch, Easter egg hunts, family road trips and vacations, as well as watching the Thanksgiving parade, and Christmas festivities together.

Our Home in Florida

We live in a park-like community with a playground, basketball and tennis courts all within close proximity to our church and home. We also have A-rated schools, beaches, amusement parks, museums, and sports facilities all within a short drive. Our home has roomy bedrooms, an open-style living area with a cozy fireplace, a screened-in patio and inground pool, and a spacious yard for activities. We have a bedroom selected for our child with ample space to play and a window seat for reading. We look forward to decorating it with them as they grow!

Our Promise

We greatly appreciate your consideration of our family and promise to commit our lives to your child. We are thrilled to become parents and promise to give unconditional love and attention to your child. We vow to provide your child with the best life possible and to help them grow up to know their adoption story, their heritage, and to help them become their best self.  We are blessed to have faith guide us, the strength of family and friends to support us, and look forward to offering your child the same unwavering encouragement and love.

We welcome a relationship with you as well, and we will keep in contact with you however you are comfortable. If you would like to learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.

Learn More About Teddy & Melissa

  Teddy Melissa
Our EducationHighschoolComputer Trade School and Some College
Our ProfessionsTraffic Signal TechnicianGeneral Manager for a Safari Experience Company
Stay-At-HomeNoNo, work from home
Our Racial BackgroundCaucasianCaucasian
Some of Teddy & Melissa's Favorites
Favorite Vacation TogetherWashington State and Safari in KenyaYellowstone National Park and Safari in Kenya
Favorite HolidayChristmas, and does The Superbowl count?Christmas and Halloween
Favorite CandyPayday candy barKitkat candy bar
Favorite TV ShowRoadkillSeinfeld
Favorite MovieThe GodfatherThe Royal Tannenbaums
Favourite HobbyTinkering around the house and with my JeepPainting and crafts
Favorite SportBaseballBaseball
More About Our Family
Our Special Interests

We love traveling! When we're not away, we enjoy hiking through nature reserves, walking our dog in the park, boating, and lounging on the beach. Locally we look forward to the you-pick farms and farmer's markets, and antique shops. At home we like grilling, watching sports, movies, cards and board games, and swimming.

Our Faith

We both grew up with Catholic backgrounds and attended Sunday school as kids, and now live out our faith with our community parish. We believe faith is important to children and the practice of worship, and sincere belief provides a structure, foundation, and loving community for families.

Our Musical Interest

When we’re not playing records, we’re streaming a wide variety of playlists and channels. Some of our go-to favorites include 90’s hip hop and rap; grunge artists; pop hits or slow jams from the 70s and 80s; Bob Marley or Peter Tosh reggae; classic rock and always the latest hits.

About Our Home

We live in a two-story, three-bedroom home with a loft (soon-to-be playroom) and an open floor plan. We have a swimming pool and cozy screened-in lanai and a large fenced-in yard to play in. The house is on a cul-de-sac, surrounded by a beautiful conservation area where deer, turkeys, and lots of birds call home.

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

Newborn to three months old.

Gender

Any!

In Closing

Thank you for learning more about us. We hope this gives you some insight into what life with us looks like for your child. We have been praying for our family to grow, and our hearts are ready and excited to welcome your child- as is all of our family! We will love your child unconditionally and be grateful to you forever.

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