Cory & Ashley
About UsWe met while attending college. We both were getting degrees in Animal Science and quickly learned we had a lot in common. After two years of friendship, we finally started dating in 2012. Ashley began graduate school while Cory was finishing up his undergraduate degree and finding a job in the dairy industry. After two years of dating, Cory popped the question, and Ashley said "YES!" We were married in the spring of 2015. Fun was has had by all our friends and family. The day was a dream come true. God truly blessed us with a wonderful celebration we will never forget. We honeymooned in the Dominican Republic. Neither of us had ever been out of the country, so it was an experience. We enjoyed relaxing on the beautiful beaches and were able to swim with dolphins, which was something Ashley had wanted to do since she was a child. The food was amazing, Cory especially loved the food being all-inclusive. We have been married for almost eight years now, and our son, Noah, is almost 2 years old. We cannot have children naturally, and we have been amazed by watching God’s plan for our family unfold through the adoption of our first child. We love the idea of a large family, and we can see God working as He prepares each one of us for another addition to the family. We are very fortunate in the fact that our families live fairly close to us and both our families are excited and happy to help out with this new addition!
We are looking forward to growing our family through any of the following adoption opportunities:
TypeOpen , Semi-open , Closed
Our Christian Commitment
Vision For Raising A Child
Cory is a hardworking man who loves farming and has a heart to care for God's creation. He is a social butterfly and always willing to help a neighbor in need. He is a strong Christian man and leads our family well. He is a wonderful father, spending what energy he has left with Noah at the end of the day and making life-long memories with him on the farm.
Words that describe hime are, Gentle-Spirited, Humorous, Dedicated, Farmer
Cory grew up on a farm in central North Carolina. Making persimmon pudding or chicken pie is a right of passage. Riding four-wheelers around the farm or through the mountains is a favorite pastime. Fishing at the Outerbanks is a tradition. His family loves to watch college sports and nascar. They are also related to everyone, and if you're not related, they will treat you like family.
WORK & EDUCATION
Cory has an associates degree in AgBusiness and a bachelors degree in Animal Science. He has worked on his family's poultry farm ever since he could walk and then in middle school he started working on his family's dairy farm. He has always dreamed of being a dairy farmer. He now works full time on his family's dairy farm with plans for taking over the farm one day. Him and Ashley also manage their beef cattle herd together. He enjoys working with his family everyday and caring for God's creation.
HOBBIES & INTERESTS
Each year Cory and Ashley take their show cows and heifers to their local county shows and to the State Fair. They enjoy showing their animals and telling their farm's story. Cory also enjoys fishing, watching sports and nascar and spending time with friends and family.
Ashley is family oriented and engulfs people around her with love. She is a strong Christian woman and is always looking out for others and trying to be a helping hand whenever she can. She has selflessly devoted herself to raising Noah and will extend that same care to the next child God places with us. She has a passion for agriculture, both on the farm and educating the public on where their food comes from. Ashley does nothing half way, she is all in, especially when it come to loving her family.
Words that describe her are Caring, Protective, Family, Animal Lover
Ashley's family is from Indiana but she was born in Florida and grew up in North Carolina. Her family loves to have big family meals like a fish fry, hot wings or low country boil. They always have a big get together at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Her family loves playing sports and watching sports. Fishing in NC, FL, WI, and MN are a favorite pastime. And her family doesn't know a stranger, new friends are always welcomed.
Ashley is the oldest of four, she has two brothers, Derek and Corbin and one sister, Brittany.
Noah has a lot of second cousins!
Ashley is very close to her family even if there are several states between them
The girls in the family like to make annual girls weekends to fun places like Charleston
WORK & EDUCATION
Ashley has a bachelors of Animal Science, a minor in Nutrition and a masters degree in Animal Science. She always wanted to be a veterinarian but when she didnt get in she got her masters and decided to work in the dairy industry. She currently is a dairy consultant for the state of NC but she also helps out on the family dairy farm. Her and Cory also work together to manage their beef cattle farm.
HOBBIES & INTERESTS
Ashley enjoys horsebackriding playing volleyball at the YMCA, relaxing with family playing games or watching a movie. Ashley also likes to travel but being a farmer inhibits that hobby but whenever they can get away she enjoys every second of it! Ashley enjoys showing their cows and heifers and loves watching little Noah get invovled.
Noah is a happy-go-lucky guy who is always on the go and doesn't know a stranger. He is currently in an in-home daycare, and loves it! He is such a confident, happy and playful boy. He enjoys toy trucks and tractors and loves all animalcs. He loves playing outside, visiting the farm to see the cows and riding on the tractor.
ABOUT OUR HOME
We live on the farm and have a beautiful view of the cornfield from our house. In out yard, there is plenty of room for our garden and a big play area for all the kids! The best thing about our house is how remote it is. We can truly enjoy God's creation each day when we walk outside and see and hear His creation. Our nursery is Ready! Of course, the theme we have picked out is farm themed. We have picked special verses to hang on the walls. Each day we pray for your precious baby. We pray that the Lord will fill this room with laughter and happiness. We are also praying for you, and we are consistently reminded by the Lord the you lov your baby very much!
ABOUT OUR WORLD
We love the farm life and love the idea of raising our children on the farm. It will be a wonderful way to grow up, playing outside and taking care of the cows. We enjoy spending time with our very close friends who are like family. We have known some our whole lives and it is a blessing to go through life with these sweet friends.
Family Values: Be filled with faith over fear. Stand up for those less fortunate. Lean on th Lord in all things and make Him the center of your family.
Traditions: We always give thanks to God for His daily provisions, celebrate everyone's acheivments, large or small, and prioritize time for family.
Promise: To honor you as the first one to have loved your child and one who made a selfless and sacrificial choice for them. We promise to love your child unconditionally as long as we both live. We will provide your child the best life anyone could hope for their child to have.
We have friends all over the country and we love it when we can get together
Still best friends from college, raising our babies together
We love to go to the zoo as a family or with friends
We have such a wonderful support system in our friends and family
Noah has lots of friends!
Family vacations are a must