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A Letter from Clayton & Sarah

Hello! We’re Sarah and Clayton. We became parents through adoption six years ago and are hoping to grow our family again. We’re so excited to share our love for life’s everyday moments with a second child. Open adoption has already blessed us in so many ways and we welcome a connection with you as your child grows.

Our Story

A guy from Texas and a girl from Ohio: We met and began dating during college and have been inseparable ever since. Now we’ve been married for 10 years! Though we grew up in different states, we have a lot in common. Our similar sense of humor, love for coffee and good food, and dedication to our faith keeps us connected and constantly learning and laughing together.

We were blessed to become parents to our daughter, Aubrey, through open adoption. Our days now are filled with living room dance parties, splash pads, legos, and playdates and we wouldn’t change a thing! As we look ahead to becoming a family of four, we’re so excited for all the sweet little moments that come with a new baby, and we can’t wait to see the sibling bond that develops between Aubrey and our future child.

Meet Clayton (by Sarah)

Sarah says: Clayton is a fun, caring, and involved dad and a natural protector and provider for our family. He is kind, smart, and really funny. He can make me laugh until I cry and finds ways to make me feel loved every day. He’s a hard worker who always does his absolute best. Whether he’s teaching at our church, cooking, mowing the grass, or helping out a friend, he gives his all in everything he does.

Clayton sings and plays the guitar (he will gladly teach our next child an instrument if they’re into music!). He also loves working outside to make our yard a place to play, relax, and invite friends and family into. Our daughter, Aubrey, loves to help him in the garden. They share a sweet, special bond, and I know he’s excited to find new ways to bond with our next child. He can’t wait to have another little helper in the kitchen or with projects around the house and to play at our favorite parks with!

Meet Sarah (by Clayton)

Clayton says: Sarah is an incredible mom who amazes me daily by the love, sacrifice, effort, spirituality, and intentionality she puts into life. She loves making memories with our daughter and finding places to explore together around our city. Cuddling up on the couch with a book, playing in the back yard, and just being present each day to watch them grow and develop are some of the things I know she’ll continue to share with our next child.

In addition to being a great mom, Sarah is an amazing wife. She knows just what to say to encourage me and reminds me of truth when I need it most. She makes me a better, wiser man, daddy, and pastor. She makes me laugh like no one else can (we have a lot of random, inside jokes after 10 years together!). Sarah is my confidante, morning coffee date, and best friend. She makes my life abundantly sweet.

Our Daughter

Our daughter, Aubrey, is pure joy. She is funny, generous, compassionate, has a huge imagination, and loves her family fiercely. She joined our family through adoption at birth and we are thankful to share a sweet, ongoing relationship with her birth mom and extended family. We all stay connected through texts and visits. Aubrey is in kindergarten at a nearby private, Christian school. She is THRILLED at the idea of becoming a big sister and is excited to teach a sibling everything she knows, like how to ride a scooter, her amazing dance moves and how much God loves them.

Our Home and Pup

Our home is a three-bedroom brick ranch with a full basement and fenced backyard. We have a swing set that is played on often and a park within walking distance that we like to ride scooters and bikes to when it’s sunny. We have a room ready to become a nursery and can’t wait to decorate all together once we know if we’re welcoming a boy or girl! We like our house to be busy so we love to have friends, family and our church community over for dinner, game nights, playdates, and holidays as often as we can.

We share our home with our loving little 10-pound Yorkie named Piper. She’s been in our family since she was a puppy. She is incredibly gentle with our daughter and other kids who come over. We love having her in our family!

Our Promise

We promise that your child will grow up provided for, loved, & fully accepted by us.

As we have with our daughter, we will raise our next child to know and treasure their adoption story and to deeply appreciate you and the choice you made to place them into our family. We will work to maintain a connection with you throughout your child’s life, if that is your desire. We can promise you that life growing up in our home will be filled with love, prayer, belly laughs, good books, cozy blankets, Christian community, and great food!

We’d love to talk with you! Please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.

Learn More About Clayton & Sarah

  Clayton Sarah
Our EducationMaster's DegreeBachelor's Degree
Our ProfessionsSenior PastorStay-at-home mom, part-time copywriter (remote)
Stay-At-HomeNo (but has Fridays off!)Yes
Our Racial BackgroundCaucasianCaucasian, Middle Eastern
Some of Clayton & Sarah's Favorites
Late night snackPopcornCold Stone ice cream
Hot drinkAll coffee, especially pour-over coffeeSpicy chai tea or apple cider
Childhood movieJurassic ParkThe Secret Garden
CandySkittles, gummy bears, peach ringsChocolate covered anything
Thing to bakeHomemade cinnamon rollsPeanut butter chocolate chip cookies
Childhood memoryThe first (and last!) time I saw it snow in my hometown in south TexasCanada vacations, irish dancing with my sister, Christmas traditions
Travel memoryGoing to Bosnia with SarahVisiting my brother and his family in Puerto Rico
More About Our Family
In our family...

- We love an unplanned adventure day
- We take an interest in whatever our kids are into (currently: swimming, Little House on the Prairie, and ice skating)
- We value education and cultivating a love of learning
- We love to have friends and family in our home to share life & meals together

As parents we will...

- Encourage your child to pursue his or her dreams and interests
- Talk about you with love and respect
- Raise your child to be kind, confident, and generous
- Model faith in Jesus and a love for his church
- Instill a love of learning and cultural diversity

Our Family

We love to be with family as often as we can! We live very close to Clayton's parents; they make regular trips up to visit us and we fly down to see them in Texas at least once a year. Sarah has a brother who lives with his wife and daughter in Puerto Rico, and two younger sisters: one who lives with her parents in Ohio, and another who is married and lives nearby us. We get together with family often and are thankful to have really close relationships. Everyone is excited to welcome a new baby and praying for our adoption journey!

Our Faith

Our relationship with Jesus means everything to us. We gather with our church, read the Bible, love unconditionally, pray, invite people to share a meal around our table, show compassion, and seek to be generous. We do all of these things because we have experienced the love of God and we want to reflect that love to others. Our goal as parents is to joyfully model what it looks like to know and follow Jesus and to invite our children to take hold of the good life that God created them for!

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

Newborn

Twins

Yes

Gender

Either

Race

Any race

In Closing

Thank you for getting to know us! Adoption has already changed our lives for the better in so many ways. As parents, we will give your child an amazing life full of love, security, support, and travel. We will share our faith in Jesus with him or her and would love to maintain a connection with you, if you're open to it.

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