Our story began on a blind date on July 28, 2006 and we dated for over a year. We were engaged on November 10, 2007 and married on April 4, 2008. Having a family has always been a priority for us. We always knew that a child would complete us and take us on a whole new life journey. We both entered the marriage with ideas that we would pursue an adoption even if we were given a biological child. It is just something that has always felt right for us individually, and something that felt natural for us as a couple. We are so fortunate to have wonderful family and friends that are completely open and accepting of our decision to become parents through adoption. It is a great feeling to know that these people are here for us now and will be there to care for, nurture and love our family in the future.
Hi, I’m Lori. I was born in Chicago in 1970 and grew up in a south suburb. My parents, Joan and Paul, still live in my childhood home. I have one brother, Jim, who is 10 years younger than me. I am very close to my family and speak to them every day. I was born and raised in the Catholic faith, although I consider myself non-practicing at this time. I am a graduate of DePaul University with a degree in marketing. Although I am currently working, it is my intention to leave my position to be a full time mother. I have always dreamed of having the opportunity to raise my own child, and we are happyto have the financial security to be able to do this.
As far as the fun stuff…my likes include chocolate cupcakes, pajamas,thunderstorms, the color blue, NASCAR, scary movies, texting, massages, roses, taking pictures, Thai food, puppies, the theater, snorkeling, pedicures, Disney World, reality tv, laughing and Starbucks. My dislikes include lima beans, clowns, cold weather, disorganization, mean people, running late, frowning, alarm clocks, licorice, the color yellow, loud noises and getting lost. My favorite place is being anywhere and doing anything with Corey!
Hi, I’m Corey. I was born in 1971 and was raised in a western suburb of Chicago. My parents were older than everyone else’s parents as they had me when they were in their 40’s. I think this proved to me that a parent can be any age and still do a great job raising a child. I have one sister, Carla, who is 5 years older than me and we are the best of friends. She has two children, my nephew Tim and my niece Becky, who are great kids in their early teens. They live about 30 minutes away and we see them often.
I am Catholic, but at this time I do not actively practice the faith. I attended Lewis University located in Romeoville, IL and I earned a B.S. degree in Aviation Management. I started flying at age 15 and I was a commercial airline pilot for 3 years with United Airlines. I decided to pursue my other passion, technology, and I made it a career in the year 2000. I currently work for a fortune 500 finance company and have since 2004. My hobbies include flying airplanes, photography, drawing and electronics. I enjoy anything technical and love the outdoors. I garden, hike, mountain bike and love to explore new places. I love to learn new skills and believe life is a gift and we must take advantage of it as best we can.
Our home is located in a western suburb of Chicago. We live in a split-level house with 4 bedrooms with our dog, a Yorkie named Max. Our house sits on a tree lined cul-de sac in a peaceful neighborhood. We have worked very hard to create a home that is comfortable and beautiful on the onside as well as the outside. We have a large, fenced in yard and with gardens and landscaping that surround the house. Our neighborhood is surrounded by lakes, forest preserves and miles of walking trails. There is a grade school, playground, library and park district just minutes from our home. We consider our neighborhood a perfect place for a child to grow up.
We feel that we have been blessed to find each other and we know that we can offer a child a home filled with peace, happiness, comfort, and most of all love. We cant wait for the day when our family of two becomes a family of three. We want you to know that the story of our journey to become parents and your essential role in it will always be an open discussion in our family. The child will always know how very much he or she was wanted, and how your loving decisions made our dream of a family come true.
Our decision to choose adoption is one that we know is right for us, and it came about after much careful thought and consideration. We are completely at peace with our choices and we are comforted knowing that time will make our greatest wish a reality. We sincerely hope that the choices you are making will afford you the same degree of peace and comfort now and in the future. We look forward to the possibility of meeting you and having you become a part of our lives.