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A Letter from Rodney & LeAndrea

Thank you for taking the time to read about us! We are so grateful and excited to grow our family through adoption. We look forward to sharing our love of music, food, learning, and travel with your child. We are also excited to provide a supportive, Christian home where your little one can grow, play, and be loved unconditionally.

We are praying for you and your baby on this journey!

 

 

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About Us

We grew up two hours from each other in Michigan where we both developed a love of music. Many years later, we met beside a piano and this sparked our love for each other. Like music, our common goals and Christian faith have been the foundation of our 15-year marriage. We value faith, family, and life-long learning.

Rodney’s four adult children are thrilled about our adoption. They all live in Indiana and North Carolina and are excited about gaining a sibling. We are close with our family and treasure quality time with them.

We prioritize our weekend time together. We worship weekly in our local church and appreciate singing and playing in the Music Ministry. Our free time is spent watching tv, visiting the local park, or exploring a new place on a day trip. We love live music performances and trying new cuisine at local restaurants; all things we are excited to share with your child.

 

 

 

Meet my wife, LeAndrea

LeAndrea is caring, thoughtful, and kind. She works hard as a high school dance and health teacher and watching her developing students makes her light up. She looks forward to sharing her love of dance and music and seeing your little one develop their own creative gifts. LeAndrea finds happiness in good food, makeup tutorials, and family time. She values service to others and volunteering is a family event; something she looks forward to instilling in your child.  She always puts others first and loves to find special and thoughtful gifts for others. When she gives you something, she is just as excited!

The love LeAndrea has for my kids is truly inspiring and I know she will be a great mother!

Meet my husband, Rodney

Rodney brings out the best in people. He taught piano and organ for many years and continues to teach musicians, singers, and choirs as a minister of music. Rodney also loves to work on his Ford Mustang as well as his computers. He always keeps a computer ready with the latest music software and games. Rodney enjoys learning and creating new music and is the resident DJ for our family events. He also loves photography and often travels with a camera keeping an eye out for the perfect shot. His love of music, computers, and photography are among the things he is excited to share with your child.

Rodney is an amazing dad and will continue to be for your child!

Our Home in Michigan

We live in a four-bedroom home in an urban community in Michigan. Our colonial home has a traditional floor plan with plenty of space for play and family time. We enjoy relaxing in our backyard and perfecting our musical skills with our baby grand piano. We have a special bedroom set aside for your child and live within minutes of a community center, city parks, cultural attractions, and our city zoo.

Our Family

On our wedding day, we became a family of six. Rodney’s kids Sharmela, Cortnie, Rodney II, and Amber live in North Carolina and Indiana. Among them, we have a culinary wizard, a crafty artist, a computer genius, and a triple-threat performer. We also have a son-in-law and two grandchildren. Despite the distance, we come together for vacations, birthdays, holidays and sometimes for no particular reason other than to be together.

Rodney’s father lives nearby and we worship together regularly. LeAndrea’s parents live in Michigan and we visit often. Our family also includes three younger siblings and two nephews. They are all excited to share family stories and recipes with the newest member of the family and look forward to cheering them on in their interests and activities.

Our Promise

We promise to honor you and your child by being the best parents we can be. We extend the vow we made to each other in marriage to the commitment of parenting. We vow to establish Christian values, promote life-long learning, and nurture their unique gifts and talents throughout their life. We promise to fill our home with laughter, music, family, friends, and most importantly lots and lots of love. We hope to build a relationship with you and stay connected through phone/video calls, pictures, letters, and visits.

If you would like to learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.

With love,

Rodney & LeAndrea

 

Learn More About Rodney & LeAndrea

  Rodney LeAndrea
Our EducationCommunity College, Computer & Skilled Trades CertificationsBachelor's & Master's Degrees in Education
Our ProfessionsTeam Leader in Automotive IndustryHigh School Educator
Stay-At-HomeNoPart-Time/Summers
Our Racial BackgroundAfrican-AmericanAfrican-American
Some of Rodney & LeAndrea's Favorites
Favorite ColorBluePink & Green
Favorite FoodItalianItalian
Favorite MovieAny action fimHamilton
Favorite HolidayFourth of JulyChristmas
Favorite HobbyPlaying/making musicDancing
Favorite VacationAnyplace near waterAnywhere with my family
Favorite Thing About One AnotherHer wit and quick comebacks How silly he can be and how he makes me laugh
More About Our Family
Our Interests

Rodney is a talented sound technician; a skill gained through years of musical experience. He answers every call to design and troubleshoot sound systems. LeAndrea enjoys crafting projects and trying new styles for her natural hair. Together they fancy Chicago step and ballroom dance, watching movies, and seeing who can find their next favorite recipe.

Our Faith

We demonstrate our Christian faith as believers who seek to live a Christ-centered life. We observe biblical principles that guide how we love each other, how we serve our family, and how we embrace everyone we meet. We accepted Christ as children and we look forward to sharing this faith with your child.

Our Musical Interest

We LOVE music! Our favorite thing to do is to combine our love of music and travel by attending music festivals to see our favorite artists in person. We both agree that Fantasia and Charlie Wilson give an amazing show. You will find Stevie Wonder, Beethoven, Jeff Lorber, Hamilton, and Chuck Brown on our playlists. We love it all!

About Our Home

We are good stewards over the home that God has blessed us with. We work to make sure that our home is clean, safe, and welcoming to all family and friends.

Our Adult Children

We cherish spending time with family. We prioritize our time together by gathering for holidays, birthdays, college homecomings, and musical performances. Our four adult children are so excited for us to grow the family through adoption and support our choice. They believe there is always room for more love in our family and we agree!

We live in the state of...

MICHIGAN! As natives of the state, we have come to enjoy all that it has to offer. This includes the beauty of the international waterfront in Detroit to the historical tours of Mackinaw Island and everything in between. With time and a full tank of gas, we can have a great time no matter which way the open road takes us!

Our Neighborhood

We live in a multi-generational urban neighborhood. Our block is home to retirees and new families alike. We are close to spacious parks, cultural attractions and museums, and minutes from sporting events in our city center.

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

Newborn to 3 months old

Gender

Either

Ethnicity of ChildAfrican American
Future Contact with Birth Family

We hope to build a relationship and stay connected with you through phone/video calls, pictures, letters, and visits.

In Closing

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us. We look forward to learning more about you and partnering together through this adoption. We are excited to open our hearts to you and your child. We hope to speak with you soon!

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