Dear Birthmothers,

Below are just a few of our already approved and waiting families, each waiting to meet and get to know the expectant mom who will become their future “birthmom”!

Click on the families below to see their photo and learn about their family. Call or text us at 903-439-8155 to inquire about our waiting families.

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Dear Birth Mother,

In our family, we love to laugh, dream big, are thankful, do our best, say sorry, have fun, Trust God, LOVE always, and cheer for the Dallas Mavs!

We have been married for twelve years. We enjoy going to Dallas Mavs games, going out to eat, going to musicals and plays, traveling, shopping, being active in our church, and spending time with our family and friends. We love to have fun, live life to the fullest, and are excited to become parents and make memories with a family of our own.

Brad is laid back, caring, helpful, and compassionate. Brad is a realtor and works hard to provide for his family. Brad enjoys playing golf, playing on the church softball league, and running. Lesley is an outgoing, sweet, loving, and giving person.  She is always willing to help others and is very supportive. Lesley graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Counseling and Church Ministries and has worked in the foster care and adoption field for fifteen years. She is looking forward to being a stay at home mother. Lesley enjoys shopping, doing DIY projects, running, going to flea markets, volunteering at church. Our sweet dog, Stella Mae is a dachshund. She is lazy, loves to eat, look out the window, get treats, play with her toys, laying around the house, and running around the backyard. She is very loving and great with kids.

Family is truly what makes us the happiest. We are so lucky to have family that lives nearby. The ease with which we may pop in for a quick visit, go to dinner, go shopping, attend church together, go on family vacations, or go to the local park is something we never take for granted. Monday night family dinners are a family tradition. We are immeasurably blessed and surrounded by love and support.  We have some amazing friends that we are able to share life with. We love spending time with them going to dinner, playing games, and hanging out. They are generous and kind people that we feel supported by as we journey together.

We live in in a suburb of Dallas, Texas and live in a rural neighborhood. Our school district is wonderful and each season brings new activities for the neighborhood children to participate in.

We hope that learning about our lives, together, and as individuals will help you on your own journey. We look forward to meeting you and having a relationship with you and having an open adoption. We would like to be able to send you pictures, letters, and have visits with you. Our hearts are open, and we promise to instill a home full of love, support, and happiness. We will be a guiding example of how to love and be loved. Most importantly, we will ensure that your child will grow up knowing the story of his or her birth, and the truth of your love that brought us all together. Our lives and stories are intersecting now and we pray that it will create a story that will continue on. We promise that your child will come into a home filled with love and laughter and grow up surrounded by a large loving and supportive family.  We cannot wait to show a child all the love that we have to offer and all of the amazing experiences that life can bring.

Love, Brad and Lesley

Bret & Diane

Dear Birthmother,

We are Bret and Dianne and we are excited for you to learn about us! We’ve always known we were unable to give birth to a child and have been praying about our future family. We have asked God to give us the blessing of loving and caring for a child through adoption, and are honored that you’d consider us as parents for your child.

Bret: I am someone who is quick to recall fact and dates, which fits my profession as a teacher. I teach high school History while coaching football, golf, and softball. Growing up I was an active kid which allows me to understand my students and be a better (and more fun) teacher.

Dianne: I am a Registered Nurse who has worked with moms who are giving birth. Now, I help new moms with breastfeeding and taking care of their babies. I am very calm and patient and since I grew up in a big family with three sisters, I always knew I wanted to be a mom!

About Us We met through mutual friends and as our friendship grew, we discovered how much we had in common. We began dating in the fall of 2007. Bret liked that we could talk about any topic and Dianne was attracted to Bret’s sense of humor. We were engaged in March 2009 and were married in June of 2010.

We are passionate about growing closer to Jesus every day and love to spend time with our families, volunteering with a dog rescue group, watching movies and cooking.

With Bret being a coach/teacher and Dianne working as a nurse only three days a week, we are glad that our flexible schedules allow us to spend a lot of time together as a family. If we adopted your child, he or she would spend most time at home with us, with any extra time with their grandparents. Bret’s parents, Terri and Randy, live only 10 minutes away and can’t wait to babysit!

We want you to know that our entire family lives close to us and are so supportive and excited about our family growing. We are so eager to become parents through an open adoption. We look forward to being active within the adoptive community where we live as well as our child getting to know the other adoptive families, including their 18 month old cousin who is also adopted!

Thank you for considering us with your child’s hopes and dreams. We will always strive to be loving, nurturing parents. You and your baby are in our daily prayers. We look forward to sending pictures, letters, and scheduling visits so that you can keep updated and involved as your baby grows up.

Much love and many blessings,
Bret & Dianne

Chris & Allison

Dear Birthmother,

We feel so blessed that you have made the loving and selfless decision to consider adoption with a Christian agency. We would like to tell you a little about our family:

Our story: We (Chris & Allison) have been married since June 2002. We have known each other since childhood and grew up only 8 minutes from each other. Throughout our lives we have been very close friends, attended the same church, same university and shared mutual friends throughout our lives. Chris is the oldest of five children; Allison is the second youngest of four children.

On adoption: After unsuccessfully trying to start a family of our own, we had to begin a cycle of infertility treatments. The first cycle was not successful. Nor was the second, the third or the fourth. After five long years of being unable to start a family, our doctor explained that in vitro was our best option. We were devastated. After much prayer and discussion, we both agreed this was not an option we could commit to. Our choice was going to be adoption. After another two years of waiting, we were blessed through Generations Adoptions to have adopted a little boy in January of 2012. Our son’s name is Connor Thomas…and he is amazing. We were so excited, blessed, overjoyed and elated all at once. After seven years of waiting, we finally had the opportunity to be parents. Now we would again like to grow our family through adoption.

Home: We live in a great neighborhood in Grapevine.  There are other children the age of our son, that he loves playing with, two parks in our neighborhood that we can walk to and many attractions in Grapevine that we love (Day Out with Thomas, Main Street Days, Gaylord Ice and water parks). We live within minutes of our church, our son’s pre-school and both of our offices.

Employment & Education: Chris is Director of Marketing & Business Development for Austin Commercial where he has worked since 2001. Chris holds BS in Construction Management, an MBA in Organizational Management, has completed the Executive Education Program from UT Austin and is a graduate of Leadership Dallas. Allison was a business major in college and has worked as an office manager for a local dental firm since 2003. Since bringing Connor into our lives, Allison has reduced her work schedule to 2-3 days per week to spend time at home with our son. We take turns taking him and picking him up from pre-school on the three days a week he attends.

Interests & Travel: We love spending time with our son and enjoy traveling and being outdoors. Most of our vacations are centered around family trips to mountain locations and beach destinations and Disney World/Universal Studios. We both enjoy taking long walks in our neighborhood, going to the movies and dining at different restaurants. Our family adores Connor.

While we can’t fully grasp the level of sacrifice you’re making by placing your child for adoption, we do understand you are displaying a selfless and wonderful act of love with this decision. We have had the blessing of experiencing this incredible miracle once and we want the opportunity to again grow our family through adoption. We also look forward to growing our relationship with you in the open adoption process, as we have with Connor’s birthmother. Thank you for considering our family. God bless you and be with you.

Hopeful parents,

Chris & Allison

Dear Birthmother,

As we (Chris and Jen) write to you, we realize that none of us thought this would be our situation.  You may not have pictured yourself courageously choosing to place for adoption, and we had not envisioned building our family through adoption. However, as so many things in life go, we know that unusual paths have their own gifts.  We are so thankful to be writing this letter to you and find ourselves growing in love with this child before even seeing him or her.  We are sure you are doing the same.

Our Story:  “Unconventionally special” might be how we would describe our marriage and individual life choices.  Our personal faith in God is very meaningful to each of us. God is our Home Base- a place from which we draw strength, direction, and hope for living our lives.   We have been married nearly 4 years and we are deeply grateful we have found one another. Our marriage is another sweet home base- where we enjoy one another and receive support, love, and courage to live our lives fully the way we feel called to do.   Because we wanted a family, we have been open to having a biological child since we got married. In the middle of that process, we started considering adoption about 6 months ago. We could not imagine a more special way to build our family.

Jennifer’s Story: I married at the age of 40. I spent my twenties and thirties in an amazing adventure, living as a missionary in Africa, then getting my masters degree in social work and realizing that helping shape future social workers for international social work practice is my calling. I have worked at a university for the last several years as a faculty member in a social work program.  The students I educate inspire me, as they want to spend their lives serving the needs of others.

Chris’s Story: I have been navigating a new professional path. I did not go to college right after high school, instead I enlisted in the military. I’m so thankful I made that choice.  But more recently, I have wanted to continue my education. Currently, I’m pursuing my bachelors’ degree in geology. I have a passion for helping people have clean water to drink and want to use this degree to continue to help people have access to clean water.

Our Favorites: We love family, and gratefully, both of our parents live in Waco!  We value the opportunity we have to spend time with them on a weekly basis.   Our parents are thrilled about being grandparents– this baby we hope to adopt will sure get a lot of love!  We also love our friends who are like family to us. Our home is filled with sounds of fellowship with friends and family. Of course, good food is involved!  We enjoy slow mornings with coffee, cooking meals together, taking walks in our neighborhood, football (Go Cowboys!), celebrating holidays, having dinner parties, and traveling. Since we have been married, we have traveled to Costa Rica, Italy, Portugal, South Africa, Zambia, and Kenya.  We hope to continue all of these family traditions with a child between our arms and woven into our hearts.  We want to open our home, and our hearts, to welcome a child- and nurture this child with the love we have for one another and for God.

We realize this is a courageous, difficult season for you.  We have been praying for you– that God will give you the strength and wisdom you need to make the right choice for you and your child.  Know that if you decide to place with us, we welcome relationship with you.  We realize you would be gifting us with the opportunity to parent your child on a day-to-day basis and for this, we are thankful that you would even consider us.

Much grace and peace to you– we respect you greatly.

Chris and Jennifer

Dear Birthmother,

We are honored to have you read our letter and we hope for the opportunity to meet you face to face one day! We want you to know how courageous you are to make such a brave and selfless choice for your precious child. As we wait, please know that we are praying for a peace that only comes from God for you as you walk through this period of your life.

In 2007, we learned that we were not able to have biological children. After much prayer, we decided that adoption was God’s plan to grow our family. We now have one daughter named Riley Ann. She came home from Russia in the fall of 2012.  She is currently five years old and super fun. It has been such a blessing to watch her grow, learn, and thrive in our home. We can’t believe that she has been with us for over three years now. Wow, time flies by!

We are so thrilled to once again grow our family through adoption.  Adoption has become part of our families’ DNA. Both of us have cousins that have adopted children through domestic infant adoption. Naturally after watching these amazing stories of adoption, our families are the biggest cheerleaders of this way of growing a family.  On our third trip to Russia to finally pick up our daughter, our parents were so excited to meet her that they went with us! We know that they will be equally as thrilled to meet our new addition. Riley Ann is going to make a great big sister because she is so sweet to her cousin that is less than a year old.

We will celebrate 11 years of marriage in June. In 2010, David received a promotion to Network Administrator in his company’s Austin office. This new position provided the opportunity for Amy to become a stay at home mom. We made our home in Buda, just south of Austin. We have two small Miniature Schnauzers named Sweetie and Hank. We like to travel, spend time with our huge family, watch sci-fi, serve together at church, and drink mocha frappuccinos from Starbucks. We look forward to travel with our children. We hope to take them to Disney World one day.

We are excited about our new child. Know that he/she will have plenty of love and support from our church community, family, and friends.  We are so thrilled that with domestic infant adoption, we will have the blessing of knowing and having a relationship with the birthmother of our child. We look forward to spending time with you.  Thank you for reading our letter.

David and Amy

val-david-banderman-generations-websiteDear Expectant Mother,

We are David & Val and we want to commend you for your loving decision of considering an adoption plan for the baby.  You are a strong woman and we are praying that God will be with you through this process.

David was born in St Louis, MO, where his parents still live.  He has a Bachelors in Biology. He lived in Kansas before moving to San Juan, Puerto Rico.  He loves reading and sports and works for the post office in Austin. Val was born in New York, moved to Puerto Rico when she was 6 years old and moved to Los Angeles when she graduated college. She has a double Bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems and Marketing.  She was an IT Consultant and Realtor before moving back to Puerto Rico.  She works from home part time as a lifestyle blogger.  She loves home decor, fashion, beauty, and dark chocolate.

We met at the gym in Puerto Rico in 2010, had a gorgeous wedding on the beach in 2012 and moved to Austin in 2013 which is now home and we are here to stay.  We live in a three bedroom craftsman in a family friendly neighborhood with two parks on our street, one of them right next door, two swimming pools, a lake and schools within walking distance.  We enjoy cooking together and finding new recipes that we always change a bit to give it that extra oomph!  We also enjoy going to church on Sundays, sharing time with our friends and family, experiencing new restaurants and food trucks, music, the arts, laughing, or just watching a movie at home.

David is a hard worker, sweet, very loving, kind, generous and caring husband with a great sense of humor and I know he will be such a great wonderful father.  He will take the time to have a great relationship with them and they will always be loved unconditionally no matter what.  Life is full of teachable moments and patience is one of his best attributes so he will be able to teach them things, guide them and help them grow into a thriving adult.  I can picture David reading to the baby any chance he gets, teaching them about sports and music and explaining things with a gentle caring heart. Val will love the baby so much, she has an amazing amount of love to give, and be a mother like her mother was to her, loving, understanding, playful and a parent but also a good friend.  She is kind and attentive to detail, a hard worker and will make sure the child will receive a great education and have wonderful friends. She will share her appreciation for creativity and the arts and music with the child.  We are both bilingual and are looking forward to speaking to the baby in English and in Spanish.  We have an exotic, playful and gentle gorgeous little cat and her name is Saber aka Tinkerbell.  We know she’ll just love the baby.  We have lots of family to visit and we can’t wait to give the baby great experiences.  Val’s parents live minutes away and our parents, siblings and friends are fully supportive of us adopting and pray for us and for you constantly.  They will have so many children to play with in the several parks and playgrounds in our neighborhood. Two of our nieces were adopted and we belong to an adoptive families group from church with lots of children.

We have been talking about having a family since we met but unfortunately after years of trying and failed fertility treatments Val was not able to get pregnant.  Now we know God wants us to grow our family through adoption.  When we adopt, rest assured the baby will be loved and adored as much as we love and adore each other.

We know this is difficult and we respect your decision.  Should you choose to place with us, we would want to have a loving, open adoption and stay in touch through updates, photos and visits.

With much love & God bless,

David & Val

John & PattiDear Birthmom,

We are eagerly waiting to start our family, and this adoption will bless us with our first child! We have tremendous respect for your decision to make an adoption plan through Generations, and we are committed to having an open relationship with you throughout the years. After reading our letter, we hope that you will feel a sense of peace knowing your child will join a loving family.

Patti:  I have been blessed enough to find a job that combines so many of my passions. I am a certified elementary teacher working at a nature center in Houston.  A typical day for me is spent taking children on hikes, looking for turtles swimming in the ponds and exploring the wildlife around us. When I am not teaching, I am spending time with my large family. Our future children will have plenty of cousins for playmates, not to mention lots of eager babysitters! Some of my fondest memories growing up are spent with my family eating funnel cakes at county fairs, getting together for Sunday dinners after church and looking for seashells on the beach at Galveston.

John:  I graduated from University of Houston with my Bachelor’s of Business Administration in 2004, and since then, I have spent most of my time working in the front office of the family business. Family is an important part of my life. I have two brothers, with whom I am very close to. We spent our childhood fishing and camping with our parents, riding bikes through the neighborhood, eating snowcones after baseball games, and going on our own little adventures. In my free time, I enjoy working with my hands building things and restoring classic cars. I look forward to the day when I can share these same experiences with our children.

Our story:  We were both born and raised in Houston, where we still live today. We met through a mutual friend back in 2003, we quickly fell in love and in 2006 we tied the knot! We have always wanted a family, and knew adoption was the path we would take. We attend church regularly at the church that John grew up going to.  John plays on two church softball teams, while Patti helps out with the children’s programs. Our spare time is spent going to baseball games, camping out under the starry skies, curling up on the couch to watch movies, and spending weekends at our family’s beach house.

There are so many wonderful experiences that we can’t wait to share with our future children. Reading books before bedtime, going to art exhibits with their grandmother, and exploring the outdoors with our families are activities that we look forward to doing with our children. We can’t wait to discover what interests and activities they will enjoy doing, and witnessing God’s plan for them, and us, unfold. If you choose us to parent your child, we will do everything possible to provide a supportive and loving home, a good education, and lots of opportunities for new adventures. He or she will always know who their birthmother is and where they came from. We recognize that there is a special bond between a child and their birthmother, and we will make sure to honor that bond.  They will know the strength, beauty and grace that envelopes you. You will always be in our prayers, and in our hearts for giving us the amazing opportunity to be parents.

We can’t wait to welcome a sweet baby into our home. Please know that he or she will be cared for, and loved with all of our hearts. We can only imagine the decisions you are faced with, and pray that God grants you strength and peace during this time. Thank you for the honor of reading our letter, and for considering us as parents for your child. We hope that we have given you an idea of who we are and we look forward to meeting you soon!

Love, Patti and John

kevin-and-lindsey-pic-for-websiteDear Expectant Mother,

We are already praying for you as you begin the journey to make the best decisions as possible for your baby.  We admire the love you have for your baby and the courage it takes to consider adoption.

We’re both from the Dallas area and were great friends growing up.  We went to college together at Hardin-Simmons University, and married in 2003.  We truly are best friends and love that we’ve had the chance to grow up together!

Kevin is the Pastor of a young and growing church in North Dallas.  He loves basketball, good books, good music, art, and movies.  Lindsey taught Kindergarten for 5 years before our first child was born.  Now, she’s a stay-at-home mom who loves to cook and bake, and she serves as the coordinator for our church MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group.

We have 2 daughters who are excited to welcome another sibling into our family through adoption.  Elizabeth (7) is generous and kind; she enjoys school, reading, art, and playing with her friends.  Claire (4) is affectionate and funny; she loves to cuddle and to help Lindsey cook and bake.  The girls favorite activities are family movie nights and going to Dave and Busters for daddy/daughter dates with Kevin.

Both of our parents live less than an hour away, so we get to see them very often.  We love to go out on the lake with Kevin’s parents on their boat.  We spend holidays and special occasions at their house with Kevin’s brother and his family.  Lindsey’s mom loves to spend time with us, and enjoys taking the girls on special outings to museums, musicals, and shopping.

Many of our close friends have adopted, both domestically and internationally.  We have had the privilege of supporting and encouraging them through their adoption journeys, and our children have grown up together and are now great friends.

We feel amazingly blessed with our children, and by the incredible families and friends around us that make life fun!  The love we share is so abundant and overflowing in our home that we can’t help but want to share it with another child, and we feel the best way to do so is through adoption.  We pray that through this journey, you will know that you and your baby are loved, valued, and a very special part of our lives.  We are excited to meet you and start this journey together!

Blessings,

Kevin and Lindsey

Dear expectant mom,

Howdy and gig ‘em! Our names are Scott & Aimee. Thank you for taking the time to consider us as parents for your precious child. More importantly, thank you for loving your baby as much as you do. You are a hero to us, and to that sweet baby, regardless of the decision you make during this process.

Our beginning: It was August of 2000 at Texas A&M University. The first time we met, Scott joked about someone stealing his truck. I said “I’d love to have it!” and he handed me the keys. Silly, silly man. I drove off and even used his spare change to get me a late night snack at Taco Cabana. He was shocked when I told him that he didn’t have enough money for me to buy him something too! Scott says it was part of his master plan to get me hooked. I still can’t believe a man can be as selfless and genuine as Scott. Well, he successfully reeled me in and we tied the knot in the fall of 2004. We both won that day.

Who are we? Both of us are Texans, born and bred. Scott is from small town Bay City and Aimee is from Austin. Now we live in a child-filled cul-de-sac in Spring, TX. Everybody loves Scott. He excels at building and maintaining good relationships. That quality makes him very successful as an account manager/salesman for a building supply company. His job gives him flexibility to enjoy vacations and time with family. Aimee is just plain fun and fun-ny! Her laughter is contagious. She is a kid at heart and loves nature. Aimee always encourages people through difficult times and is honored to be a mentor to many young women and high-school aged girls. She is passionate about showing others who Jesus is and how He can change their lives.

We are blessed with great friends and family who can’t wait for us to adopt a child.  Scott’s parents divorced when he was an infant. His father and his step-father continue to have very important roles in his life. Scott would not be the man he is today without the love and influence of all 3 of his parents. We believe this child will have that as well. This is why we want an open adoption. We feel we ALL have a role and we want you to be a part! We get excited knowing that this child already has an amazing, rich, unique, and God-breathed story.

Coming soon…our family of THREE: Aimee has worked in local government for 14 years, but she is ready to be a stay-at-home mom. She’s had lots of fun practice with our nieces and nephew going to the Aquarium, the Houston Zoo, and even the children’s museum. Season tickets to those places is a must! We also look forward to evening walks to the neighborhood park. Our favorite activities include traveling, good food & good wine, game nights with friends, and serving our community through our awesome church. But weekends at our ranch top the list and we can’t wait to make new memories there with our family of three! Scott is ready to teach our child the art of fishing, hunting, and everything outdoors. I know he’s also going to enjoy having a “partner in crime” when driving me nuts!

Why adoption? We decided to start our family in 2008. Well, 7 years, many fertility treatments and 5 failed pregnancies later, here we are, just the two of us (and our dog, Brix). In 2013 we stopped the madness to mourn our losses and to find ourselves again. During that time, something happened. God closed one door and opened our hearts to another. Because of the losses we have had, we have a deeper appreciation for life, for love, for children! They are a gift, and we will never get over the magnitude of that or the sacrificial part you have in making our dreams of being parents realized. Thank you, truly.

With grateful hearts,

Scott & Aimee

becky-travis-tolbertDear Birthmother,

We want you to know that the decision to place your baby for adoption is an act of selflessness and profound love! We’re eternally grateful for you and your gift of life and are both very excited to be on this journey to adopt our first precious child.

Hello, we are Travis and Becky and we have been married 18 wonderful years!

We met and fell in love in Lubbock, TX and got married there in 1997.  I was working at an emergency room as a tech where I gained a lot of knowledge to become a paramedic in 1994 and Travis was attending Texas Tech University pursing his degree.

In December of 1998 we moved to Austin, where I was hired as a Paramedic with the city of Austin. Travis finished his degree in Finance at Southwest Texas State University and went to work for Motorola.  A few years later he went into business for himself as an insurance agency owner.  His business is very close to our home and my job at EMS allows me to work only two days per week.  This flexibility makes it easy for us to be home when we finally have children to complete our family.

Travis and I enjoy spending as much time as possible with one another and still have lots of fun living life together. Vacations are usually spent in the mountains of Colorado or on the beach in Florida or California. In his free time, Travis likes to ride his bike, workout, be outdoors and grill all sorts of great meals.  I love shopping, exercise and cooking – I consider myself a “foodie” and can’t wait to introduce our children to all the different varieties of food and what fun cooking can be.  We attend a wonderful church on Sundays where we grow in our faith and fellowship with our church family.  Many of our friends have children and are anxious to see us finally have a complete family of our own. Our children will have no shortage of playmates with our big group of friends that we see often.

Currently, we live in a quiet neighborhood with many young families, but by next summer, we will be in our new home overlooking a relaxing pond and a big yard. We look forward to the day when we will create countless memories as a family fishing in the pond, feeding the ducks, cooking out on the grill and catching fireflies on summer nights. We also have two adorable indoor bunnies, Oliver and Lucy that make great, fluffy companions and we can’t wait to introduce them to our new son or daughter.

Also, our parents can’t wait to be grandparents again and are anxiously awaiting the day they get to spoil another grandbaby.  There are also several other grandchildren in the family that are looking forward to growing up with a new cousin.  We have a great support system of friends and family that will help us to welcome this child into our lives and share in our joy of parenthood!

Again, we cannot thank you enough for choosing life for your baby and making this difficult and life giving decision for your child.  We are praying for you every step of the way and for God’s peace and love to fill your life!

Hopeful Parents,

Travis and Becky

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