A Letter from Cory & Emily

Hello! We are a Christian military couple currently stationed in Texas. Together we love to play music, enjoy nature walks, and connect deeply with our friends and family through open conversations and activities. We are so excited to start our family through adoption and look forward to walking this journey with you.

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Our Story

We were “set-up” by mutual friends, despite living in different states! All it took was one deep conversation and we were “hooked.” We became fast friends through talking together long-distance, and we’ve been happily married now for a year and a half. 

Our days are often filled with long walks, deep conversations, experimenting with new cookie recipes together in the kitchen, and lots of laughter. We look forward to bringing a little one into all the joy, whether that’s traveling and going on adventures, or enjoying Friday Movie Night with homemade popcorn.

About Cory...by Emily

Cory is my very best friend. He has a calming nature, yet is also a bold and confident leader. He’s an extrovert who loves to be with and serve others and has a fun and adventurous spirit. He has gone backpacking all over the world and is known for diffusing stressful situations with humor and his easy-going attitude. He’s currently a pilot in the Coast Guard and truly has a passion for what he does. 

When he’s not flying, he loves to work out, play the piano, and read (he also has an amazing singing voice). He is looking forward to taking our child camping and sharing his love of music with them. I know he’ll be an amazing dad, who looks forward to going on plenty of adventures and leading our family with love. 

About Emily...by Cory

Emily has a deep and authentic spirit that has inspired and encouraged me since the day we met.  Her favorite activities include reading novels, riding horses, writing her next blog post, and coffee dates filled with meaningful conversations. She is deeply committed to holistic health and is constantly learning how to better take care of our bodies through nutrition and clean living. 

Emily has always desired to be a stay-at-home mom and will thrive in homeschooling our child. She is passionate about authentic relationships and will teach our child how to listen to and understand their own emotions, as well as the world around them. Emily is excited to share her love for animals with our child, and I look forward to seeing her teach them to nurture and love life of all kinds.

Our Family

We have an extremely “tight-knit” family. We prioritize being together and love to connect deeply when we do.  Being in the military we do not always live close by however it makes our time together all the more sweet and treasured. Your baby will be welcomed into a BIG family, with dozens of cousins, loving Aunts and Uncles, and adoring grandparents.

Emily’s family lives deep in the Pennsylvania woods, with tons of acres to explore and horses to ride. We plan trips with them often, so we’re always on the lookout for a cute Air BnB to rent out together where we play games, snack on charcuterie boards, and talk together for hours. Cory’s parents and brother live in California and are excited to become grandparents and an uncle for the first time! Our trips there are filled with time at the beach and plenty of yummy tacos. 

Our Home in Texas

We live in a cute, 3-bedroom home, that’s filled with natural light and a whole lot of house plants! It’s situated in a family-friendly, quiet neighborhood, with lots of walking trails around. We have a fenced-in backyard and a park within walking distance. We are also minutes away from a nature reserve, which we enjoy exploring often. We share our home with our sweet-spirited dog, Lily, who loves to swim in any body of water she comes into contact with.

Our Promise

We promise to raise your child in a loving and stable Christian home, with parents who cherish each other. We will encourage a love for reading through nightly bible stories and will provide them opportunities to learn a variety of musical instruments.  We will teach them to enjoy the small moments and to seize opportunities for challenge and adventure. We promise to always communicate openly and honestly and to tell your child their adoption story from the very beginning. We would love to stay in contact with you through photos, letters, and visits if you are comfortable. 

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

Learn More About Cory & Emily

  Cory Emily
Our EducationBachelors of Science in Mechanical EngineeringAssociates of Applied Science
Our ProfessionsCoast Guard AviatorHomemaker
Stay-At-HomeNoYes
Our Racial BackgroundCaucasianCaucasian
Some of Cory & Emily's Favorites
Family TraditionsSmoking Pork Belly for Christmas DinnerOpening pajamas on Christmas Eve night and wearing them all day on Christmas
Favorite HobbiesWorking out, flying, smoking meat, music, and coffee dates with EmilyReading, writing, baking sourdough bread, and coffee dates with Cory
Favorite SeasonFallFall!!
Favorite MovieLord of the RIngsLord of the Rings
Favorite BookEnduranceHarry Potter series
Favorite AnimalDogLion
Favorite Vacation SpotBackpacking in the North WestAir Bnb in the North East mountains!
More About Our Family
What We're Passionate About...

We are passionate about open, and honest communication. Emily grew up with four sisters and parents who prioritized authentic living and cultivating good communication in relationships. We love to discuss things with each other and look forward to instilling this love in our child as they grow up. We're also passionate about people and opening up our hearts and home to them. We love hospitality and want our home to be a safe haven for all who enter.

Our Faith

Our faith is the most important and treasured part of our lives. We love the Lord and seek to put him at the center of all we do. We were both blessed to have been raised in Christian homes, and are so thankful for our parent's influence and example in our lives of strong faith. We have an amazing church that we're active members of, and truly consider our church body to be our family. We also both have a special place in our heart for youth, and we love hosting youth events so we can get to know them on a deeper level.

Our Musical Interests

We both play the piano, although Cory plays far better. Cory also sings and plays guitar. He's the Worship leader at our local church, and is an extremely gifted musician. We both love music and look forward to sharing that passion with our child.

About Our Home

We just bought our 3-bedroom home in a quiet, family, friendly neighborhood. We have lots of windows and natural light, and a fenced-in backyard we enjoy relaxing in come evening. Emily has a love for creating comforting atmospheres and has transformed our house into a cozy oasis that we love being in. We love hosting people for dinner and having game nights with other couples (which Cory loves smoking meat for). We love our home and all the opportunities it provides!

We live in the state of...

Texas! We are currently stationed here for Cory's work flying for the Coast Guard. We really love this unique area for its fun and access to the ocean! We love walking on the beach and letting our dog, Lily, play and swim in the water. And while we don't eat out much, we do splurge on the amazing tacos here and like taking them to the bay and watching the sunset in the HUGE Texas sky.

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

Newborn- 1 year old

Twins

Absolutely!

Gender

We would love either boy or girl!

Ethnicity of ChildAny race
Future Contact with Birth Family

We would love to stay connected through letters, pictures, and visits, if you're comfortable with it!

In Closing

Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know us a little better! We promise to raise your child in a stable, loving, Christian home, and cover them with a deep, steadfast love all their life. They'll have a home that's filled with a lot of laughter, deep conversations, and special family traditions. They'll also have an amazing extended family, with lots of cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents, who will love on them SO well. We hope to get to know you more and build a relationship with you that is as open as you'd prefer!

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