Duff and Cathy

Hello! We are Cathy & Duff from Texas. We are so excited for this journey! Thank you for taking the opportunity to get to know us.

We have been together since 2014 and married for 4 years.  We have not had children of our own and instead of using fertility methods, we feel called to adopt. We’ve talked about adoption from the time we met and have witnessed firsthand the joys of having adopted family.

Hi!

- WE ARE -

Duff

& Cathy

from TEXAS.

WE ARE SO EXCITED FOR THIS JOURNEY!

DEAR BIRTH

PARENTS

We have been together since 2014 and married for 4 years. We have not had children of our own and instead of using fertility methods, we feel called to adopt. We’ve talked about adoption from the time we met and have witnessed firsthand the joys of having adopted family.

We can’t wait to share our life and many blessings with your child. Please ask anything you want to know about us.

If you desire, we welcome the opportunity to keep in touch with you so you will always know how your little one is doing. We’d love to know your hopes and dreams for your child. We promise to be the best parents we can be to your child and to always be there for them in whatever hopes, dreams and passions they choose to pursue. We will be there with unconditional love and support

Thank you for taking the opportunity to get to know us.

- our -

STORY

BY CATHY

We met 8 years ago at a realtor function and it was love at first sight. The following weekend we went country dancing and exchanged numbers. Duff accidentally typed “Diff” instead of “Duff” in my phone. We’ve been together ever since and he will forever be “Diff” to me!

We realized we only lived 5 minutes from each other. When Duff would come to pick me up for a date, he would get to my house so fast I had to tell him “Babe, you are going to have to give me a better heads up. I’ve got to do my hair, make up and clean the house before you get here, geez!” We still laugh about that today, even though he’s now seen me at my worst and still loves me.

LAZY DAY AT THE RIVER
SUN,FISHING, AND FUN IN FLORIDA

We were originally attracted to one another by beautiful smiles, handsome eyes, funny personalities and great conversation. All in all, we really found our soulmates. We connect on every level. We believe our relationship is a firm foundation built on trust, faith, loyalty, openness and honesty.

We truly love one another and communicate really well.

About

CATHY

- BY Duff -

Cathy is my favorite person in the world. Her thoughtfulness and caring are expressed in all of her actions not just with me but with all of her friends and family. She loves to cook and always does the dishes if I cook. She also loves to shop and has great taste and style.

Kids gravitate towards Cathy. Our nieces, nephews and cousins all love her! She hosted our niece’s birthday party which turned out great! Our nephew is quiet but goes straight to Aunt Cathy. She always pays special attention to him.

Our good friends have two grandchildren that we love to babysit. They are always asking to talk to her on the phone. Cathy is going to be a great mother; I have no doubt. I am so looking forward to her being momma bear for your child and our new chapter.

YAY PLANT SHOPPING! ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS TO DO!

DO WHAT YOU LOVE,

LOVE WHAT YOU DO

I currently work full-time as a mortgage closer. The company I work for is very family-based. They offer flexible schedules with the ability to work from home and have excellent benefits.

We already have a plan in place for me to work from home full time after maternity leave and eventually stay home with your child indefinitely.

About

DUFF

- BY Cathy -

My favorite things about Duff are his smile, the way he tells stories, his big bear hugs but most of all the way he loves and cares for everyone. Just the other day, while on the way to pick up dinner, he stopped to help someone with a flat tire. While changing the tire, a sprinkler came on and sprayed him the whole time. He came home and laughed as he told the story, saying “God was having fun with me there.” He’s a good man. Plain and simple.

Duff is so good with children and gravitates towards them. You’ve got a crying baby, let Duff hold them. They will be smiling in no time. He loves to talk and teach kids things. If we are hanging out with our friends’ children, he’s always coming up with fun, educational things for them to do. We’ve done science experiments to make volcanoes, and we’ve taken walks in the woods to show them different plants and animals. We’ve tied knots, built forts and snuggled on the couch to watch movies.

WORKING ON LATEST PROJECT CATHY HAS FOR ME! LOVE MY WORK STATION IN THE GARAGE.

DO WHAT YOU LOVE,

LOVE WHAT YOU DO

I work full time as a design consultant for an exterior remodeling company. My typical schedule is Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM.

I love my job and hope to be at this company for as long as I want to work. My company consists of good family values and a really great group of people surrounding me.

Home SWEET HOME

WE LOVE LIVING IN TEXAS!

Two years ago, we were blessed with finding our forever home. It sits in a small neighborhood filled with great people and everyone knows everyone. We are up in the hills and there is a nice hike down to the back of the property. Duff has created little hiking trails all through the woods. From our patio, we see wildlife all year round! We have plenty of space for creative play.

Inside our home we have what we call a “bonus room”. It’s an office, TV room, workout area but features a large wall that we take turns decorating. It can be anything we want it to be. Cathy was first so she made a huge plant wall. Now Duff has all kinds of maps on the wall for fishing and travel, with things circled and outlined.

OUR PLANT WALL

MEET

- OUR -

DOGS

We have two fur babies, Olive and Clea. Olive is a Black Labrador who loves every person she meets. Clea is a Pharaoh Hound who has amazing athletic skills. Both play great with our friends and family!

our

HOBBIES

Our hobbies include fishing, gardening, photography, golfing and being outdoors. We like to spend our free time hanging out with our dogs, taking them for long walks and doing projects around the house.

GUIDED FISHING TRIP ON CAT ISLAND, BAHAMAS

- A FEW OF OUR -

favorite things

HOLIDAY

CATHY: Christmas
DUFF: Thanksgiving

HOBBY

CATHY: Gardening
DUFF: Fishing

DESSERT

CATHY: My grandma’s 4-layer dessert!
DUFF: Chocolate cake

CHILDREN'S BOOK

CATHY: Dr. Suess
DUFF: Curious George

ANIMAL

CATHY: Dogs
DUFF: Horses

HOLIDAY TRADITION

CATHY: Cooking Easter dinner
DUFF: Decorating the Christmas tree

VACATION SPOT

CATHY: Cat Island, Bahamas
DUFF: Tulum, Mexico

WHAT YOU LIKE TO COLLECT

CATHY: Eclectic drinking glasses
DUFF: Maps and little boxes

THE PEOPLE WE LOVE

We are so excited to bring our child home and introduce them to our family and friends!

Our families are over the moon about us adopting!

Duff’s mom is going to spoil any child we are blessed with. Cathy’s sister, niece and nephew cannot wait to have a baby in the family. Her niece and nephew don’t have any other cousins so they keep imagining all the things they can do together. Duff has a larger family. His brother and sister both have several children. Your child will have lots of cousins. They are all ages so it will be perfect!

We get together for holidays, go to the lake, swim and fish and love to play board games too! We all respect each other and show love and support no matter what.

WE LOVE GRANDMA'S STORIES
TRIP TO SEAWORLD WITH OUR NIECE & NEPHEW
DUFF'S MOM AND SISTER
CATHY'S SIDE OF THE FAMILY
DUFF'S SIDE OF THE FAMILY

our FAITH

AND VALUES

We are of the Christian faith and do attend church most Sundays. We believe God is good and He has led us to you and our child. We thank Him for our continued blessings and know He will always be here to watch over us and guide us to be the best parents for our child.

We are committed to providing our child a life full of joy and happiness. One that leads by example and allows them to embrace their differences and uniqueness. We will provide our child with the best tools to be their own person and to find what truly makes them most happy in life.

ONE LAST

THANK YOU

We’d like to thank you for considering us for the biggest adventure of our lives. We wholeheartedly want to be parents and promise to nurture, protect, snuggle, smile, laugh, hug and LOVE your child.

We will to teach your child that they can do anything they set their mind to and we promise to give them all of the tools needed to tackle anything life throws at them. We want to show them how to be strong, independent, kind and loving.

Most importantly, we want to get to know you and your desires for your child. We want you to know that we are 100% committed to doing everything in our power to make sure your child is loved and always has a place to call home.

Cathy & Duff

WE WOULD LOVE TO

HEAR FROM YOU!

If you have additional questions for us or would like to speak to us, please contact The Adoption Alliance by calling 1-800-626-4324.