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Dear Birthmother,

Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know us! We are Melvin and Danielle! We are a fun and loving couple that has been married for 9 years. As a family, we enjoy traveling, relaxing on the beach, and watching movies together. We are excited about growing our forever family through the joy of adoption! Know you and your precious little one will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Love,

Melvin & Danielle

 

 

How We Began

We’ve been married for 9 years. Melvin plays the bass guitar, and in April of 2009, he was invited by a family member to be a guest musician for the church Danielle attended. After meeting we connected instantly and quickly became good friends. Four months later we were saying “I Do!” From the very beginning, we knew our relationship was God ordained because we felt a sense of love, comfort, and peace like never before when we were together. Each day brings new challenges, but we remain committed to God and committed to one another.

We love to travel to new destinations every year. We love to watch movies, be adventurous, and relax on the beach together. We also enjoy good food, playing games, and spending time with family. As parents, we look forward to game nights, pizza Friday nights, planning family vacations, and sharing our traditions.

About Melvin by Danielle

Melvin is a wonderful person and I am thankful to God that I get to call him my husband. He is the most loving, caring, patient, and selfless person that I know. Melvin is also quite a character, he’s always making me laugh and smile at his silly jokes. During the day, Melvin works in the field of Information Technology. On the weekend, he’s an amazing chef and being from the Caribbean, he often cooks dishes native to his country. Melvin enjoys traveling, relaxing, playing the bass guitar, going to the beach, going to the movie theatre, and watching Gold Rush. His big heart for others will make him a wonderful father. Our children will be his top priority and will be loved to the ends of the earth and back again. Melvin is excited to teach our child how to play the bass guitar, how to grill, and how to code.

About Danielle by Melvin

Danielle is easily the most loving and caring person I know. Her love for children is one of the most outbound expressions of her life. Seeing the way, she treats her nieces and nephews like they are her own, spending the extra time with, and giving her students the additional attention, they deserve shows how far her love for children extends.

Danielle is also a very caring wife who loves to cook, read books and catch up on tv shows in her spare time. Danielle always takes the time out to ensure that our home always feels like a home and I know that she going to be a great mom. She is so excited to share her love with our children. Danielle is looking forward to teaching our child how to read and bake.

Our Home in California

We live in a 3-bedroom home with an open concept which is great for entertaining. We also have a nice backyard for playtime. We look forward to hosting future birthday events and weekend BBQ get-togethers. Our home is in a family friendly neighborhood with an elementary school, walking trails and a park within walking distance. We hope to enjoy and explore the many activities and events that our city offers with your child.

 

 

Our Family and dog, Bebe

Our family is an important part of who we are as individuals. Danielle is the second oldest of six siblings and Melvin is the oldest of three siblings. Although we live miles apart, we remain in close contact with our family. During the summer months, our grandmother and three of our nephews visit. We also journey home to visit loved ones for holidays, and special occasions.

Both our families are excited about our adoption plans. They are looking forward to spending time with your child and creating a lifetime of memories!

Bebe is our cuddly and loving rescue toy poodle who entered our lives in January 2013 and has brought a lot of joy to our lives. She enjoys car rides, walks in the neighborhood, playing with toys, napping, and back scratches.

Our Promise

We promise to love your precious baby unconditionally and to surround your child with positivity, understanding, and laughter. We promise to teach your child about God and life. We promise to be by your child’s side through obstacles encountered on life’s journey. We promise to provide an excellent education for your child from preschool to college.

We promise to introduce your child to other cultures and ways of life. We promise to tell your child about you and how we became a family. Most of all, we promise to love your child wholeheartedly. We are open to letters, visits, and pictures. To learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.

Learn More About Melvin & Danielle

  Melvin Danielle
Our EducationBachelor's Degree in Information TechnologyMaster's Degree in Education
Our ProfessionsSystems EngineerEducator
Stay-At-HomeNoPart-time
Our Racial BackgroundCaribbean AmericanAfrican American
Some of Melvin & Danielle's Favorites
HobbyLaying on the beachReading
TV ShowGold Rush911
SeasonSummerFall
ColorGreyCoral and Turquoise
DessertBread PuddingDouble Chocolate Cake
FoodSalmonPasta
Vacation DestinationGreat Exuma, BahamasGreat Exuma, Bahamas
More About Our Family
Our Faith

God is the head of our home and first in our lives. He is our strength and we allow Him to direct our paths. We believe in His goodness and believe that His light should shine through us.

Our Special Interests

We enjoying traveling to new destinations every year and experiencing other cultures. Since marrying in 2009, we have traveled to London, taken a cruise, toured several Caribbean islands, and we've visited many states throughout the U.S.

Our Musical Interest

We both enjoy Worship and Gospel music. Melvin is more diverse in his music selections. He also enjoys listening to pop and jazz.

Time Together

We enjoy watching our favorite tv shows together. Every Friday is "Pizza Friday and Movie Night" in our home! On date nights, we enjoy going to dinner, the theatre, concerts, festivals, and other fun activities.

We live in the state of...

Sunny California!! Besides being the "Golden State", California is known for its national parks, spectacular sceneries, beaches, family entertainment, and year-round beautiful weather.

We Want to Teach Our Child to...

Melvin wants to teach our child how to be brave and take risks. Melvin also wants to teach our child the importance of education and going after his/her dreams. Danielle wants to teach to teach our child how to bake, cook, and how to DIY projects and crafts.

Random Facts About Us

Danielle enjoys singing on the Praise & Worship team.

Melvin took flight classes and is actively pursuing his pilot's license.

Melvin is fluent in French-Creole and Spanish.

Danielle would like to swim with dolphins in the near future.

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

Infant to 8 years of age

Twins

Yes

Gender

No preference

Sibling Group

Yes

Ethnicity of ChildAfrican American; African American/Caucasian; African American/Hispanic
Future Contact with Birth Family

Open Adoption

In Closing

Thank you kindly for taking the time to learn more about us. We promise that we will love, care, and support your child. Your precious baby will also be cherished, nurtured, and raised in a home based on Christian values. We hope to speak with you soon.

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