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Daniel and Emily
Daniel and Emily

Daniel and Emily
Oregon

Basic Info

Daniel

Age: 42
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Caucasian
Religion: Mormon-Church of the Latter Day Saints

Emily

Age: 36
Sex: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Caucasian
Religion: Mormon-Church of the Latter Day Saints

Child Preferences

Age: 3 to 10 years old
Sex: Female
Max Number of Children: 2
Race/Ethnicity: Caucasian, African American, Asian, Native American, Hispanic, Pacific Islander


Special Needs the Family is Open To: Mild Physical/Medical Disability (Open to Discussion), Asthma, Drug Allergies, Environmental Allergies, Food Allergies, Difficulty in Attaching, Difficulty Making Friends, Encopresis, Lying, Manipulative, Poor Social Skills, Wets the Bed, Born with HIV issues or HIV Positive, Drug Addicted at Birth, Failure to Thrive, Low Birth Weight or Premature, Prenatal Drug Exposure, Gastric Tube, Requires Life-long Medical Treatment, Requires Life-long Supervision, Tracheotomy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physically Disabled-Mild, Blind, Deaf, Hearing Impaired, Speech Delays - Mild, Speech Delays - Moderate, Vision Impaired, Anorexia/Bulimia, Hoarding, Academically behind due to poor attendance, Cognitive Delay - Mild, Mild Learning Disabilities, Moderate Learning Disabilities, Speech or Language Impairment, One/Both Parents Diagnosed with Depression, One/Both Parents Have Alcohol Addiction, One/Both Parents Have Drug Addiction, One/Both Parents Diagnosed with Bipolar, Exposed to Domestic Violence, One/Both Parents Have Had a Mental Diagnosis, Multiple Placements, ADHD, Arthritis, Cancer, Diabetes, Down Syndrome, Epilepsy, Heart Disorder: May Require Surgery, Missing Limbs: May Require Prosthesis, Muscular Dystrophy, Seizures, Spinal Bifida, Adjustment Disorder, Aspergers Syndrome, Autism, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Requires Counseling/Therapy, Willing to Maintain Contact via Mail with Bio Family, Willing to Maintain Contact with Past Foster Parents, Willing to Maintain Contact with Bio Grandparents & Other Relatives, Willing to Maintain Contact with Bio Siblings, Child Identifies as LGBT

Environment

State: Oregon
Neighborhood: City/Urban
Residency:
Years Together: 8
Children in the Home: 2
Pet(s): Dog(s), cat(s)

Work

Daniel

Occupation: Letter Carrier

Emily

Occupation: Childcare

Adoption Agency

Agency: A Family For Every Child
Worker: Mae Salas
Worker: mae@afamilyforeverychild.org
City: Eugene
State: Oregon
Zip: 97402

Family Description

Our names are Daniel and Emily Thurber. I am currently 41 years old and my wife, Emily, is currently 35 years old. I have two kids from a previous marriage. Isaac is 17 and Brooke is 11 years old. They love playing Legos, Roblox, video games, reading books, watching YouTube videos, and walking the dogs. Brooke looks forward to being an older sister through adoption! Isaac has Autism and speech difficulties but he is a very fun kid to be around. I work full-time for United States Postal Service (USPS) as a Letter Carrier and Emily works full-time as a childcare provider out of our home. We live a very casual lifestyle. We like to watch TV, read books, play video games, board games, doing crafting projects, going on walks, and playing with our dogs and cats. We also love to play at Foster Lake, take trips to the coast, and play in the snow as time and weather allow. We would love to find a little girl or sibling group of girls to join our loving family!

Preference Description

We would love a younger girl or girl siblings set. Children with special behavior or medical needs are welcome. We have 3 cats, 1 kitten, and 2 small dogs in our house so children would need to be respectful of our "fur babies". We can be flexible too.

The Thurber Family Profile

We would like to adopt a female or sibling set of two females between the ages of 3 and 10 of any race, ethnicity, or culture.

We are open to a child or children with mild to moderate emotional or behavioral needs and with mild to moderate developmental or medical issues.

We have serious reservations about certain behaviors and do not feel we are equipped to deal with a child that displays excessive physical aggression or harm to animals.

Introduction

Our names are Daniel and Emily Thurber. I am currently 41 years old and my wife, Emily, is currently 35 years old. I have two kids from a previous marriage. Isaac is 17 and Brooke is 11 years old. They love playing Legos, Roblox, video games, reading books, watching YouTube videos, and walking the dogs. Brooke looks forward to being an older sister through adoption! Isaac has Autism and speech difficulties but he is a very fun kid to be around.

I work full-time for United States Postal Service (USPS) as a Letter Carrier and have a flexible work schedule and Emily works full-time as a childcare provider out of our home.

We live a very casual lifestyle. We like to watch TV, read books, play video games, board games, doing crafting projects, and to go on walks.

They enjoy their pets as they currently have two small but older dogs, three older cats, and a young kitten.

Home and Community

We live in Sweet Home, Oregon, a small rural town. We have a modest three bedroom, two bath home with a fenced yard. We have lots of indoor and outdoor toys for all year round fun! Our neighborhood is quiet and safe and almost everyone knows each other.

The Sweet Home school district has resources for special education services that a child could access.

Sweet Home has seven city parks and nearby recreation opportunities. There is also the Boys and Girls Club and the Library that offer after school activities.

Parenting Experience

We have been providing daycare in our home for the last six years. Prior to our marriage Emily did childcare in clients homes, and she worked for the Lebanon School District as a Substitute Aid. She has gained a lot of experience working with special needs children.

My son Isaac has Autism and some speech difficulties. I attended speech and occupational therapy sessions when Isaac was younger. I learned the importance of transition periods and how social stories can help children prepare for what is coming. Brooke is also having some educational difficulties and I am constantly trying to help her find ways to strengthen her skills, especially in math.

We have experience caring for children with Autism. We are open to supporting a child with mild to moderate learning disabilities and mild to moderate medical or physical issues and are motivated to gain child specific training to support a child with medical and dietary needs.

Support

Our parents both live within ten minutes of our house and they are more than willing to come visit and to let us come visit them. We also have family that we communicate with via video chatting and phone calls. They are also very supportive of our decision to adopt. We will encourage children to do the same as a form of communication.

Motivation to Adopt

Emily and I have been preparing and discussing adoption for the last 7 years. We will do all that we can to lovingly accept a little girl or girl sibling group into our family. We have the resources available to make this work and now is our time to help.