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Meet Wesley & Autumn

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We are Wesley and Autumn!

We live in North Carolina with beautiful mountains, endless beaches, and enjoy all four seasons! God called us to be first time parents through adoption after finding out we couldn’t have biological children. We already hold so much love for you and your child in our hearts. We are open to a child of any race and gender, and would love to share visits, pictures, and letters at your desire! We center our lives around God, church, family, education, sports, the outdoors, and are excited to share these experiences with your child!

About Us

We’ve been together for 10 years, including 5 years of marriage. Together, we enjoy hiking with our dogs, going camping, working out at the gym, trying to out-fish each other, family game nights, weekend sports events, and outdoor movie nights. We look forward to doing these things as a family of three as well as taking family vacations to the beach and mountains, gathering around the table for family meals, and reading bedtime stories.

We have always had a love for children and a desire to be parents. After marriage, this desire deepened and we were ready to expand our family. Being told we are unable to have biological children after years of infertility didn’t stop us from wanting to become parents. Through adoption, we are excited to grow our family!

About Wesley

Wesley is a physical education teacher and athletic coach. His patience, passion for children, strong work ethic, and outgoing personality will make him the best dad! Wesley joins me in any task, and brightens everyone’s day with his hilarious impersonations! He is spontaneous and will give our child plenty of amazing memories building indoor forts, playing catch, and dance parties.

When not coaching, Wesley enjoys competing in volleyball tournaments, hunting on family land, golfing on Sunday afternoons, fishing our nearby pond, playing on our church softball team, or cheering on his favorite teams the Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Braves. Wesley was an Eagle Scout and will teach our child all about survival, safety, and being prepared. He dreams of coaching our children’s sports teams and passing along his love of sports and the outdoors!

About Autumn

Autumn’s a hardworking cardiology nurse who always puts others first. She has a true passion for loving all people and animals. Her inviting personality makes everyone feel welcome, and she loves hosting events in our home. In her free time, Autumn loves cooking, trying new recipes, beautifully decorating our home, knitting blankets, and reading books while snuggled up to our dogs! Autumn is excited to share her love of crafting with our child and looks forward to reading stories and playing games with them. She is adventurous which will be passed down to our child through amusement park trips, family hikes, skiing in the mountains, and kayaking down the river.

Autumn’s a natural when it comes to kids and I love seeing her light up being around children. The way Autumn shows her caring love for me makes me happy to know our child will reap those same benefits!

Our Family

Our extended families are only 10 miles from our home and are all so excited to add another chair to the family table for weekly meals! Together, we enjoy family cookouts, playing pinball, and camping! Wesley grew up with his older sister who is married and has a two-year-old who is thrilled about meeting his first cousin. Autumn grew up with her older brother who is eager to be a first-time uncle.

Wesley’s mom is clearing a path through the field to be a quick walk away from our home while his dad is looking forward to teaching our child how to be a handyman like himself. Autumn’s mom plans on retiring as a physical education teacher to provide child care when needed, and her dad looks forward to adding another player to his pinball machine games on Sunday nights. Your baby will join family traditions in celebrating birthdays, vacations, and holidays!

Our Home in North Carolina

We built our forever home on hundreds of acres of surrounding family farmland with many creeks, ponds, farm animals, and trails to explore! Our home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a spacious playroom, and a large fenced in backyard perfect for kids and our two dogs, Ellie and Aspen! Our dogs love people, have been surrounded by children their entire lives and will welcome your baby as their best friend!

Our Promise

We are excited to grow our family and hearts through adoption. We promise to give your child a strong education, every opportunity to discover their talents and passions, and a family where God is the center. We’ll pray, laugh, read, craft, cook, play games, and adventure together. We promise to speak of you with joy so your child knows how special you are to our family. Your child will know their adoption story and how much you love them. We look forward to sharing pictures, letters, visits, and would love to hear from you!

If you would like to learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.

Learn More About Wesley & Autumn

  Wesley Autumn
Our EducationBachelor's DegreeBachelor's Degree
Our ProfessionsPhysical Education TeacherRegistered Nurse
Stay-At-HomeNo (Yes during the summer)No (But very flexible schedule)
Our Racial BackgroundCaucasianCaucasian
Some of Wesley & Autumn's Favorites
FoodSushiThai food
TV ShowESPN (Anything sports!)Friends
Things to do on the weekendGolf & watch Sunday footballSnuggle our pups, hike, knit, & read
Coffee orderMocha iced coffee, light cream, no sugar, with an extra shot of espressoSalted caramel cold foam cold brew
HobbyWorking outCrafting
SportVolleyballGymnastics (Collegiate cheerleader)
CandyAlmond JoyTrolli sour gummy worms
More About Our Family
Our Special Interests

We enjoy spending time together and make every trip an adventure whether it's traveling to see new places or if it's running errands to the grocery store! With a passion for sports, the outdoors, and traveling, we look forward to finding new campgrounds with our child, traveling to see the Atlanta Braves play at different stadiums, and chasing adrenaline at all the amusement parks Autumn grew up going to!

Our Faith

We both were raised in Christian homes at Baptist Churches. We attend Wesley's home church where our child will be active in children and youth ministries here growing up. During college, we attended a nondenominational church and rededicated our lives to Christ. This was such a special moment for us as a couple to be baptized together! Our faith is focused on God and we will always keep Him first in our family's lives! We guarantee to raise your child in a home with Christian values and where everyone is accepted, just as God accepts us!

Our Musical Interest

Music can always be heard playing inside our home where we frequently have sing-offs or dance parties! We love all styles and genres of music. We love listening to contemporary Christian, anything '90s, acoustic, or jazz in the mornings. On lazy weekend afternoons, we can be found listening to bluegrass, country, or the blues. While running or working out, we love listening to hip hop, rap, or rock and roll music. We both grew up playing musical instruments including the piano, drums, and clarinet and would love to give our child the same opportunities. Our town has live bands that play weekly during the summer where our families meet to enjoy time together!

Holiday Traditions

Holiday traditions are huge in our home and among our families! We look forward to sharing each of our traditions with your child! At Easter, we meet at church for our sunrise service, have lunch together, and have an Easter egg hunt after for all the kids! We look forward to starting our own tradition of dyeing Easter eggs!

We always celebrate Halloween big in our family with handmade costumes, elaborately carved pumpkins, and a family Halloween festival. We even dress our dogs up to compete in a costume contest in our community!

We always host Thanksgiving in our home every year and enjoy time together while eating and watching football on TV! With such a big family, this is always a great time for everyone to catch up and fellowship together. We always take time to pray together as a family and say what we are thankful for during the year!

Christmas is celebrated for the entire month of December! We start the holiday out by traveling to the mountains with our family to search and cut down a Christmas tree! We focus during this month on celebrating the birth of Christ, and the act of giving. One tradition we always enjoy is getting together to bake Christmas goodies to share with others! Decorating our home with trees and lights will be so much fun to watch through the eyes of your child!

Our Pups

We have well trained two indoor vizslas, Ellie (6 years old) and her daughter Aspen (3 years old)! Our girls thrive off of being around people of all ages and enjoy showing off their tricks. Ellie and Aspen love exploring the creek on our land, playing with their toys, running with Autumn, and cuddling on the couch with us!

We live in the state of...

We live in the beautiful state of North Carolina and enjoy being a quick drive away from beaches and mountains! We enjoy getting to experience each season throughout the year!

Our Home

We chose to build our home on family farmland to give our child the best childhood memories of playing outside! On the weekends we enjoy riding our four-wheeler around the farm to feed the cows, find the perfect trees to hang our hammocks to relax and read, and fish in our nearby pond. We have a long private driveway that is perfect for taking walks or runs. While not in a neighborhood, we have neighbors within walking distance of all ages. As southern neighbors, we look after one another and frequently have fresh produce show up on our doorstep. Our nearby school is within 3 miles of our home, as well as local children's sports programs!

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

Newborn-3 months

Twins

We would love twins!

Gender

Either

Ethnicity of Child

We welcome any race into our home!

Future Contact with Birth FamilyWe would love an open adoption at your comfort level including texts, emails, letters, pictures, FaceTime, and visits!
In Closing

We are so honored you chose to learn more about us! We look forward to growing our hearts and family through adoption. We pray over you and your baby daily and open our arms to sharing our lives with you. We promise to unconditionally love your child while providing them a safe home where God is kept first!

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