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Meet Edwin & Shyla

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A Letter from Edwin & Shyla

Dear Birth Mother,

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us. We have put together a profile that we believe will give you insight into who we are. We are a very caring, outgoing, adventurous and fun-loving family of three who believes in strong family values.  We make sure to set aside a day every week to just do nothing and enjoy each other’s time.  We love traveling, game night, movie night, going to the beach, museum, zoo, aquarium, botanical gardens, and even taking scenic train rides through the city.

We are excited to welcome your child into our family.  We would love to keep an open line of communication with you through letters, phone calls, and visits.

Our Story

There is an ongoing debate as to what our ‘first date’ was.  We initially met at a mutual friend’s birthday party, but it wasn’t until fate brought us together six months later that we realized we were meant for one another.  After our second meeting, we exchanged numbers, of which Shyla thought was just a friendly gesture.

Edwin called a couple of days later and invited Shyla to join him ice skating with a group of friends.  However, when they met at the ice-skating rink, it was just her, Edwin and one other couple.  Edwin assured her that it was due to other friends ‘ canceling’ at the last minute.  After a great night of wobbly skating and getting to know each other better, Edwin invited Shyla to spend Christmas with him and another group of friends a week later.

Whether it was a date or not, it was still a magical night and the beginning of a beautiful future.

10 wonderful years later we were blessed with our son Maverick. We are thrilled to now grow our family through adoption.

Meet Edwin Through Shyla's Eyes

Edwin is a very passionate, intelligent, devoted, and witty person.  He is very hardworking and extremely meticulous, especially when it comes to his projects.  Edwin was a child actor and entertainer.  He loves music, writing, and spoken word and is extremely creative and talented.  He has a successful graphic design company yet remains deeply rooted in the entertainment industry.

He is also very charming, loving, and chivalrous.  From the first time we went out until now, he still makes sure to always open doors and sees to it that I am taken care of first.  My comfort and happiness along with our sons is the most important thing to him.

He has an indescribable relationship with our son Maverick.  He teaches him and guides him in a fun-loving way.  He has taught him how to play music instruments, how to be a gentleman, and even how to help with household chores. I know he will be a wonderful father to your child.

Meet Shyla Through Edwin's Eyes

Shyla has a huge, open heart. It’s actually one of the reasons I fell in love with her.  I’ve witnessed her literally save a stranger’s life just out of sheer compassion.

Cozying up while watching a good movie is one of her favorite past times.  She also enjoys a spontaneous get-away adventure or dancing her cares away to some great music.

She makes sure to teach our son Maverick something new every single day in order to continue developing his mind and expanding his creativity. In fact, my wife is so nurturing that she dedicated her life to a profession that is the epitome of loving something more than yourself.  She is a veterinarian and an exceptional one at that!  She is an amazing wife and a wonderful mother.

Our Son Maverick & Family

Our 2-year-old son, Maverick, is such an affectionate boy. Astonishingly, he quickly picks up on the arts, especially music. He loves singing and dancing.  He’s definitely a funny character and he knows it! We know he will be a wonderful big brother.

Our families are spread out all over the map, spanning from California to Florida.  We are both very close to our loving and supportive families.  We always make sure to get together for the holidays, summer vacations and even sometimes on random weekends throughout the year just to get together and play a few games.  Our game nights are legendary and we are excited to include your child in all the fun!

Our Home

We live in a beautiful 5-bedroom, two-story house in a quiet community, so there’s plenty of room for everyone to spread out and have fun.  Our theater room and game room are two of our favorite places to gather.  Our neighborhood is diverse, friendly and family-oriented.

We Promise

To say grace every morning and prayers every night

To always say I love you and give a kiss goodnight

To love your child like our own

To always provide a safe and happy home

To make sure they know who you are and never forget

To tell them how special they are and that their needs will be met

To raise them to be the best they can be

To let them know God chose them for our family

Learn More About Edwin & Shyla

  Edwin Shyla
Our EducationBachelorsDoctorates
Our ProfessionsGraphic DesignerVeterinarian
Stay-At-HomeYesPart-time
Our Racial BackgroundAfrican-AmericanAfrican-American/Mixed
Some of Edwin & Shyla's Favorites
ColorBurgundyRed
FoodFettucine AlfredoThanksgiving Feast
DessertStrawberry CheesecakeCookie Monster
More About Our Family
Our Special Interests

We enjoy a great movie, traveling, going out to dinner, cooking together, playing sports, game nights, museums and exploring adventurous new activities. We have recently taken up working out together, which is great encouragement and accountability to one another.

Our Faith

We are Christians, even though we are firm believers that you are given freedom of choice and finding your own pathway to God is always the best route.

Our Musical Interest

Our musical tastes run the gamut from Hip-Hop and R&B to Soul, Blues, Jazz, Reggae, Rock, Zen, Classical and a little Country. (Edwin grew up listening to his grandfather's record store collection!).

About Our Home

We live in a beautiful 5-bedroom, 4 1/2-bath, two-story house in a quiet neighborhood with a theater room, family room and game room.

Why We're Adopting

Only two weeks into dating, we were already planning our future.  Ironically, we shared the same dream of raising one biological child and one adopted child together.  Fast forward ten years later… After a difficult pregnancy, God showed up (as He always does) and blessed us with our first child.  We know that He will show up again to bless us with our second.

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

Newborn to 6 months old

Gender

Female

Ethnicity of ChildAfrican-American / Any Race
Future Contact with Birth Family

We are open to sharing letters, pictures, and visits with you!

In Closing

We are excited to open our hearts and home to the blessing that you are bestowing upon our family. You will always have a place in our family because without you none of this would be possible. We are thrilled to be growing our family and look forward to sharing our love, support, and family with your child. We are excited to get to know you, your hopes, and your dreams. We look forward to hearing from you!

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