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Ellery & Penny

Occupation
Plant Accounting Team Lead
Associate Director, Software Testing
& Process Improvement

Education
Bachelors Degree
Some College

Children
Jaela (10), Kinnley (4) & Ellery Jr. (2)

A Few of Our Favorite Things

Family Activity
Bike riding to the park
Swimming in our pool or at Shawano Lake

Hobby
Golf
Scrapbooking & Golf

Movie
The Godfather Part II
Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken

Holiday
Thanksgiving

Quality in each other
The way she relates to each of us individually
His sense of humor

 

Hello and Thank You

Hello from Wisconsin! From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank you for the selfless, brave decision you have made by considering adoption. We cannot begin to comprehend all the feelings you must be going through during this emotional time. Even if we don’t happen to be the receivers of the greatest gift you could ever give, we trust that God will watch over you and comfort you while you make one of the most important decisions of your life. We can only say thank you for considering an adoption plan and taking the time to read about us. We are excited to tell you about our family, our friends, and our lives.

As far back as when we were dating, we would talk about our longing to have a big family someday. We discussed a desire to adopt well before we knew that it would be a reality for us, due to our infertility issues.We met in college and were really good friends for 3 1/2 years before we started dating. We've been married for 13 years and have adopted all of our children through Adoption Angels. We have three kids, Jaela is 10, Kinnley is 4, and Ellery Jr. (LJ) is 2. Our initial plan was to have a few biological children and save money to later adopt some day. So, for us, adoption seemed like a natural choice.

There is an extra responsibility that we feel to make sure we do the very best we can to nurture, support and raise a child that joins our family. We talk to our kids about their birth parents. We have an open adoption with all of our children's birth moms, and we wouldn’t want it any other way. We are thankful for the selflessness of their birth parents and the amazing gift it is for our family, and ultimately for the children. It is so touching to see how adding children to our family affects our other children. The blessings feel ten-fold because we get to see first-hand what a gift it is to them, too.

We have a loving, nurturing and stable family that is centered around Jesus Christ. We strive to care for each other during times of struggle and appreciate times of joy and happiness. We celebrate each other’s uniqueness and recognize their part in making our family whole.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our family. We have already been blessed beyond measure and are thankful for all God has given us. We look forward to meeting the last little member that will be added to our family. Please know that regardless of the family you choose, we will be praying for you. We know God has plans for you and we pray that you’ll feel loved and supported during this important time.

With humble appreciation,

Ellery & Penny