A Letter from Da Shawn & Kimberly
Hello! We’re so excited to have this opportunity to become parents through adoption. Our story started when we were set up by Da Shawn’s mother and we’ve now been married 7 years. We value hard work, education, loving God, and spending time together and with family. We’ve been through infertility and with God’s grace we have come to adoption. We’re excited about building our family this way.
We look forward to sharing our lives with a child. We will be kind, nurturing, supportive parents who will help him or her pursue their dreams and passion in the future. We hope to get to know you!
Friends say we are resilient, responsible, caring, loyal, and hardworking. We value our relationships with God and our loved ones. We love spending quality time together, whether we’re going to church, traveling, dining out, or simply watching TV or reading together.
Things we love to do:
• Beach vacations to Caribbean places (we love our toes in the sand!)
• Finding great restaurants (we’re foodies!)
• Family game nights playing Tabu, Family Feud, UNO, or Jenga
• Attending church each week
• Walks to the park with our dog, Roscoe
I’m a Family Nurse Practitioner for an insurance company and have been a medical professional most of my life.
According to Da Shawn: Kimberly is amazing, kind, and supportive. Her heart for God leads the way she cares for her family and friends. She is always there for the people she loves. Kimberly is a great cook, keeps us organized, and is encouraging. When we used to care for foster children, I could see what a fantastic mother Kimberly would be for our child one day.
• Painting with a Twist
• Bowling or Sunday dinners with family
I work for a major airline as a ramp agent. My coworkers are like family & I love the flexibility.
According to Kimberly: Da Shawn is God sent! He is kind, sweet, hard-working, thoughtful, and always puts us first. He is a great provider, patient, kind, and present. Children absolutely love Da Shawn! When we were foster parents I watched him give his full attention to the children and I know he will be an awesome father.
Da Shawn enjoys:
• Playing pool
• Walking our dog
• Playing the saxophone
• Family dinners & game nights
We have a warm, inviting, comfy home with 4 bedrooms and a finished basement. Our property has beautiful front and back yards that will make great play areas. There’s a room ready for us to decorate for our child after we adopt. We live in a suburb close to a large park, a recreation center, bike paths, schools, and fun activities for families. Our neighborhood is diverse in culture and race, which is one of the things we love about living here. Plus, we’re only an hour away from the mountains!
We have a lot of family here in Colorado and we enjoy spending a lot of time together. We also have friends from out of state who come to visit often. Both of us come from large extended families and we love to visit our relatives in Texas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Georgia. Between us we have 17 nieces and nephews. Everyone is excited about our plans to adopt! We even have loved ones who have adopted children.
Thank you for considering us as adoptive parents for your child. We’re ready to embrace an open adoption with you, at your comfort level. You would always hold a special place in our hearts, and in our family.
We promise to:
• Be honest, loving, supportive, and nurturing parents.
• Protect, guide, and be there for your child forever and always.
• Put God first and lead by example, with our family fully behind us.
• Provide stability, education, and opportunity for your child to thrive and fulfill their dreams.
• Be open about our family’s adoption story, from the start.
• Share future contact if you’d like.
With love, Da Shawn & Kimberly
Learn More About Da Shawn & Kimberly
|Our Education||Some College||Master's Degree in Nursing|
|Our Professions||Ramp agent for an airline||Nurse Practitioner|
|Our Racial Background||African American||African American|
|Some of Da Shawn & Kimberly's Favorites|
|Movie||Rambo II and Baby Boy||Love Jones|
|Vacation||Beach||Anywhere there is a beach|
|Weekend Activity||Family gatherings & football||Family gatherings|
|More About Our Family|
|Fun Facts About Us|
Kimberly: I tend to be quiet at first, but once I warm up I can become the comedian, dancer, and singer. My friends also think of me as the caretaker of our group.
Da Shawn: I can’t dance!
• Sunday dinners
We have one dog, a loving Rottweiler named Roscoe.
|Our Plans for Childcare|
Our jobs give us flexibility so that we can put family first. Kimberly will be able to be home with our future child at least 3 to 4 days out of the week. Our parents will also help us with childcare when needed.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...|
|Age of Child|
Newborn up to 2 years old
Either boy or girl
Thank you for learning about us, and for thinking about what we could offer your child as adoptive parents. It would be our pleasure to learn more about you too. We welcome an open adoption, including sharing updates as your child grows up. We've hoped to become parents for a long time and are ready to welcome a child into our lives! Family, education, and walking in faith are important to us, and we will pass down our values, a very supportive family, and loving guidance as parents. When you're ready, please ask Lifetime about us! We'd love to talk with you.