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Featured Family: Dwonn and Beverly
Describe your childhood: |
Beverly: I grew up on a farm learning to work together with my family. I had a safe, carefree childhood. I have many good memories.
Dwonn: I grew up on a dairy farm working with my family. I felt secure with loving parents.
Tell us about your home?
We, together with our children, have many good times together in our home. Working, playing, and singing are some of the things we do together.
When you have a 3-day weekend, what do you like to do?
Sometimes we like to go away and stay at a hotel and go shopping and sightseeing. Sometimes it is just spent enjoying each other at home or being with family.
Do you have pets? If so tell us about them?
We have 5 cats and 4 kittens.
What do you hope to teach your children?
We hope to teach them to be good citizens and to love and serve God.
Describe your neighborhood?
Our neighborhood is a safe place. We are out in the country so we don't have many close neighbors, but we have come to know a few of them and have gained some friends.
What will you tell your child about their birthmother?
We will talk respectfully about her and tell her child the truth only as much as is necessary and as much as he or she can handle.
It's Daddy's day - what activity do you want to share with your child?
I'd like to take him or her fishing or exploring in the woods.
What kind of education are you hoping to provide for your child - Private or Public?
How did you come to the decision of adoption?
We have experienced infertility and have adopted 2 children and are wishing to add to our family. We feel this is what God wants us to do.
What faith will you raise your child?
What kind of a relationship do you hope to build with your birthmom through her pregnancy?
It would depend on what she wanted. If she would request to have contact, we would consider it.
How did you meet?
I, Beverly, went to teach in a private school in Idaho where Dwonn lived.
What was your relationship with your parents like?
Beverly: My parents and I get along and enjoy being with each other.
Dwonn: My parents and our relationship has been good all my life.
What attracted you to each other?
I, Beverly, was attracted to his outgoing, lively, and kind nature. And also that he served God.
I, Dwonn, was attracted to her honest and loving personality. Also that she served God.
Please describe your personalities:
Beverly: I am sensitive, caring, but impatient at times. I work hard to care for the family.
Dwonn: I laugh a lot, and am loving and gentle. I like to be around people and am a hard worker
What are your hobbies?
Beverly: Being with family and reading.
Dwonn: Fishing, hunting, being with family and sightseeing.
When you close your eyes and see yourself holding your precious baby in your arms what are your thoughts regarding the birthmother?
I am filled with thankfulness that she was so unselfish and gave her child a better life than she thought she could give him or her. Also that she would choose us!!
How will a child enrich your life?
His or her presence and joyful spirit will makes our lives so much richer than words can describe.
Why did you each choose the career path you decided on?
Beverly: I chose to be a stay-at-home mom first of all because I feel that is where God wants me and also to be close to my children and make a home for them.
Dwonn: I felt like it was God's leading that allowed me to work on a farm so I could be with my children.