Sam & Martha
– Missouri –
We can’t thank you enough for taking time to look over our profile. We feel like a quote from Terra Cooper explains our feelings about adopting. “Adoption is about forever. It forever changes your life. It forever changes your family. It forever changes your world. It is forever in your heart.” We hope you can see how happy we would be to fill our open arms with a child.
By Martha: Sam is the epitome of an amazing husband and he will be an even better father. He has a great role model in his own and he will no doubt follow in his father’s footsteps. He cares about the people around him and goes out of his way to truly get to know people. Sam is an IT professional in a local school district. Kids and teachers alike sometimes refer to him as “Super Sam” as he is there to fix their classroom computers and get everything running smoothly. He is an above and beyond kind of guy!
By Sam: Martha truly makes me a better person. Her dedication to the community is beyond amazing. One of her favorite quotes is “Be the change you want to see in the world.” She lives by this every day. Martha is very loyal, loving, educated, and nice to everyone. She is an elementary special education teacher in a local school district. I love it when Martha comes home from work and is excited. I ask why and Martha says one of her students has improved a reading level or met a milestone. The fact that Martha cares so much for her students gives me a glimpse of the mother she will be.
We definitely believe that home is where the heart is. We have built a life together in our 4 bedroom/ 3 bathroom ranch style home in St. Charles, Missouri. Our community is strong and we are working to make it even better.
Martha comes from a small family. She is an only child who grew up in a single parent family. Her parents are divorced, but both currently reside in the same community that we live in. Her extended family lives in Iowa and on the west coast. Although the family is spread out, they make it a priority to spend time together. Sam has a large extended family. His parents, two sisters, and their families all live locally, as well as his many aunts, uncles, and cousins. His parents have been married for nearly 60 years. Sam’s oldest sister is adopted, and only last year we found out that she had placed a baby up for adoption when she was younger. Her daughter reached out and they reconnected last Thanksgiving. After 30 years, mother and daughter were reunited.