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Hello, We are the Wathen's. Abram (Dad), Amber (Mama), James-Thomas (5), and Rowen (1.5)! We have been married for over 7 years and together for 12. Our two boys are miracles and God's handprints are all over their lives. We absolutely love to all be together and make the most out of everyday. Adoption has been on our hearts since we were children, and we are so thankful God has opened the doors to it now. God has opened doors to allow Amber to stay at home with our children and having the privilege of watching them grow daily is not something we take for granite. We believe that children are an inheritance from the Lord, and do our best to intentionally raise them to be who God created them to be. Love Florida and Indiana.

Hello, thank you for taking the time to learn more about our family. We are: Abram (Dad), Amber (Mama), James-Thomas (5), and Rowen (1.5)! We have been married for over 7 years and together for 12. Abram grew up in Indiana and his family still lives there. Amber grew up near the beach in Florida where some extended family still lives. Her parents as well as her sister, brother-in-law, and nephews all now live in Georgia. Our two boys are miracles and God's handprints are all over their lives. We absolutely love to all be together and make the most out of everyday. We are hands-on parents and very involved in our children's lives. We desire to have a big family and are enjoying every moment of getting there. Adoption has been on our hearts since we were children, and we are so thankful God has opened the doors to it now. God has Blessed Amber to be able to stay at home with our children and the privilege of watching them grow daily is not something we take for granted. We believe that children are an inheritance from the Lord, and we do our best to intentionally raise them to be who God created them to be.

Facts About Our Family

Location:Mobile
*The location where the adoption agency’s office is.
State:Alabama
Neighborhood: Suburban
Children:Biological Children

More About Our Family

Growing up, we both knew that we had a strong desire to be parents. One of our first conversations after we started dating was about adoption. We knew from the beginning it was never "if" we would adopt, but simply "when" it would happen in our lives. About a year after being married we both decided it was time to start adding to our family. After several unsuccessful months of trying, we began being treated for infertility. Thankfully, it only strengthened our marriage and we appreciate our children even more because of the faith it took to get them here. Bringing our next child into our family is something that we are all very excited about and we are trusting in God to continue to put our family together. Being a Mom, and being a Dad is what we feel we are best at in life. Our children are our world and spending as much time with them as we can is what we prioritize. Swimming, bike rides, playing at the park, the drive-in movies, exploring new places, dancing, and wrestle mania in the playroom are a few of our favorite things to do. If you need to find one of us, you will find all of us. We try our best to raise our children with a deep desire to love the Lord and trust in Him always. One thing we continue to instill in them is that Mama and Daddy will fail you, but God never will. We love hard, play hard, and laugh hard. Our extended family is such a support system and they are all so excited about this adoption! Thankfully we are all very close and our children have the Blessing of growing up with so much love around them. Everyone is Praying for this journey and the child that will be added to our family. Our friends near and far feel the same and have joined us in the excitement and anticipation of this adoption. Having an open adoption is something we desire and hope for. Picture updates, phone calls, and visits are all things that we are open to and feel would strengthen all relationships. You will forever be an extended part of our family and someone who is spoken of with respect and honor. We are excited to add another child to our family! Life as a family of four is wonderful, but we all know that we are called to have big family and are excited to see how it grows. Adapting to what our children need, having a lot of fun along the way, and making the most out of life will continue to be our goals. Thank you for taking the time to get to know a little more about us, and the journey of our growing family.

About Abram

Profession:military
Education:College

More About Abram

Abram is truly the love of my life and my best friend. He is the most supportive, respectful, and encouraging Husband. As great of a leader and provider as he is, he is an even better Father. He lives for our children and is the happiest when we are all together. He is ready to play always and would rather be on the floor wrestling the boys than taking time for himself. He allows God to lead him as he leads our family and is humble enough to be open hearted to guidance from the Lord. He can make you belly laugh every single day and can put a smile on anyones face. Everyone loves him and always wants to be around him. Because of the respect he gives his soldiers they all love him as a boss and speak very highly of him. He really is the most fun I have ever had and continues to sweep me off my feet. He is the smartest person I know, and has a realistic view on life that compliments my positivity well and allows for a great balance. If you ask him what makes him the happiest, or why he works so hard he will tell you his family. Growing up in a small town in Indiana allowed him to really understand the important things in life and how far kindness will take you. His family still lives in Indiana and we are blessed to visit numerous times a year. The heart he has for us and his future children is something I truly admire. I think the best way to describe him would be to say, if you ask our son who his best friend is he would say "My Dada"!

About Amber

Education:High School

More About Amber

Amber is my best friend, my better half, and the most beautiful person you will meet on the inside and out. She is genuine, she is honest, she is loyal, she is patient, and she is kind. She brings joy to every situation and has a contagious laugh. Being a Mama is her favorite thing, and it is what she thrives at. Every day is special when you are with her. She loves making up special occasions to celebrate, and goes all out for birthdays and holidays. This past year we decided to "keep it small" for James-Thomas' birthday party. That turned into a month of different celebrations, a giant water slide, 50 guests, family from across the country, and food and decorations that would impress any Pinterest fan. And that was only party #1 of 3. Birthdays were always hugely celebrated when she was growing up with her family in Florida, and she has carried on that tradition. That's the kind of person that she is, and that is how we do life. Amber loves the family being together, and misses "her boys" the second she walks out of the room. Together we survived five years long distance (four through West Point), five different houses in 7 years of marriage, two cross country moves, one deployment, infertility, one live-in fixer-upper, and many other trials that have given us the opportunity to draw closer to God and each other. Through it all we have made the most of everyday, and would do it all over again without hesitation because it has allowed us to better appreciate our family and has reinforced our desire to adopt. Our families are a huge support system for us and thankfully Amber's family live in Georgia now and we get to see them often. Amber is the heartbeat of our family and the example of a Proverbs 31 woman.

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