Waiting Families

The following families are families that are currently waiting to adopt through Inheritance Adoptions. They have met all of the eligibility requirements of this agency. All couples receive a home study and training through Inheritance Adoptions.



Austin and Amber

We are Austin and Amber Whitehead, and we are both school teachers. Austin teaches history at the Junior High level, and Amber teaches American Sign Language as a foreign language credit. Our students are a joy to work with, and we look forward to having our own. We are active in our church, and love our church family. We help out with children’s church a few times during the year, and enjoy being around them. We also have friends and family with young children, and we enjoy babysitting them when we can (and mainly just loving on them). We love to travel, go antique shopping, watch movies, or just hang out at home. We are looking forward to starting our family through adoption and raising them in a loving, Christian home




Matt and Christine

Hello!  We are the Love family.  Matt is an 8th grade math teacher in Garland ISD.  This is his 12th year teaching.  He coached for 8 years at the middle school and high school levels and is still an avid lover of sports.  If Matt has any free time, he will most likely be catching up on a sporting event either on tv or the radio. Christine is a dental hygienist and has been practicing for 9 years.  She has been lucky enough to be a part of multiple dental mission trips and has been able to serve in beautiful countries such as Belize and Guatemala.  We attend Murphy Road Baptist Church and are very active in our life group and volunteering around the community.  We love being outdoors and get excited when the weather gets nice enough to go camping, kayaking and fishing.  And of course, we also love a lazy movie day at home.  Family is very important to us and we love staying up late playing card games, sitting around a campfire and enjoying each other’s company. We just celebrated our 7th anniversary.  We absolutely love being married to each other and are ready to add to our family.  We have known for years that God was calling us to adoption and we are so excited to be on this journey.  We have been praying for our child every since then, and cannot wait bring him or her home.



Mike and Shayna

We’re Mike, Shayna, and Zach, and our family is built on faith, trust, and a little bit of pixie dust. Mike is an accountant and Shayna is a special education teacher turned full-time mom. As a family, we enjoy going to the playground, spending time with our church friends, or watching one of our favorite shows at home. Zach joined our family with the help of Inheritance Adoptions and we have an open adoption with his first family. He is an amazing, kind, and resilient kid who loves people and animals. The most special thing about Zach is how he’s brought our families even closer together. We have big family dinners for holidays and birthdays with both sets of grandparents and Shayna’s 2 much younger brothers. Zach has a special bond with his uncle who is adopted and we hope he will have the same connection with his little brother or sister. Our family has a lot of love and support to give and we would be privileged to share it with another child.



Van and Kelle

Hello, we are the Marsalis family. Van is an accountant and works for a large firm in DFW, while Kelle manages a non-profit organization in Plano. We have been happily married for almost 17 years. Our sweet Tilly is two years old and we live in Plano, Texas. We are members and serve at McDermott Road Church of Christ and Tilly attends a small pre-school just a few blocks from our home. We have fun swimming, biking, playing outdoors and taking road trips. Tilly is ready to be a big sister and is such a sweet girl. She loves dinosaurs, “cooking ice cream,” singing, and swimming. She joined our family through adoption in 2018 and we are waiting for God to bless us with an addition to our family very soon. Family is very important to us and we truly enjoy just being together. We love you and thank you for the selfless decision you are making. We are here to support you through this process.