Meet Lee & Herschel
Hey there! Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know our family a little better. We love our little crew and can't wait to grow our family again! We know how cliché it might sound, but we are truly inspired by your humility and bravery. We believe adoption to be a beautiful and tangible reminder of God’s grace and love for us.
Both of us sensed a strong calling towards adoption before we ever met and have talked openly about expanding our family this way since the earliest days of dating. We have traveled across the world and had the blessed opportunity to build community with the most beautiful people. This has fueled our lives work! Lee worked in Child Abuse Prevention in NYC and Children’s Therapy in New York, Alabama, and Tennessee and she has a great passion for serving children and families. Like us, many of our closest friends have grown their families by adoption and we have an incredible network of people who encouraged and supported us in our first adoption and will do so again during this part of the journey.
Our sweet Sellers is the very best thing about our family. Sellers was born to a beautiful birthmother on December 9, 2016. We feel like this is the day our lives truly began! He is full of joy, always smiling, and keeps us laughing. He loves dancing, bath time, and playing outside. We call him the "Mayor" because people greet him everywhere we go! He is the best thing that has ever happened to us and he will be the best big brother! We love Sellers' birth family and we communicate with them often. They are truly an extension of our family and we are so humbled that they chose us to be his parents.
We (Herschel and Lee) have the super fun reality of serving on staff for our local church. Herschel serves as the Director of Adult Ministries and Lee is a Youth Minister there (which means lots of eager teenagers ready to meet and love another little one!). Our faith is foundational to us and to be able to provide for our family through vocational ministry is a dream. We enjoy our commute together (dance parties in the car!) and often get to meet for lunch throughout the week. Our church has one of the best child care programs in the city, and it's just down the hall from our offices! We get to see Sellers throughout the day and that is such a gift. The church offers incredible opportunities for kids to play, serve, and grow in their faith and the education our child will receive will be top notch!
Herschel (holds a Masters in Counseling) and I (a Licensed Social Worker and Youth Minister) have a passion for creating a safe and emotionally open environment where our children can ask honest questions about their background, family, and heritage. We respect and value your role as birthmother and we would love to stay connected through letters and pictures. We CHERISH our relationship with Sellers birth family and we connect with them regularly.
We promise to always celebrate the story of our children and speak words of encouragement and affirmation over them. We promise to love this baby as our own and always tell them of the courageous and loving family that brought them into our lives.
Lee + Herschel + Sellers