Dennis & LaTanya

We are a fun-loving couple. We live with our 2 white shepherds, Prince (7) and Duchess (1). We love to watch and play sports, sing, dance, and travel. We both love spending family time with our extended family, and like to be active as mentors to youth and young professionals in the community. LaTanya is a corporate lawyer and an adjunct professor of law. She is kind, loving, and affectionate. She is fun and loves children. She loves to work out and play sports. She also is a singer and classical pianist. Dennis is a lawyer. He is also an engineer and military veteran. He is brilliant, kind, patient, disciplined and generous. He loves to watch sports and box in his spare time. He enjoys swimming, camping and long walks on nature trails. Dennis loves to spend time with younger family members for recreation and to serve as a mentor to them.


About LaTanya

Job
Lawyer

Hobbies
Singing, Piano, Basketball, Softball, Volleyball

Fun Fact
LaTanya led a girls dance troupe for 11 years. She also loves to travel and has been to over 150 countries! She also studied in London and has worked and lived in West Africa.


About Dennis

Job Description
Lawyer

Hobbies
Sports, Visiting Museums, Camping, Hiking,Carpentry, Home Projects

Fun Fact
Dennis was a helicopter pilot in the Army, and he loves outdoor activities.


Our Lives

We have a very loving and lively household. We love to do activities together and with family members, like watching movies, playing games, and building puzzles. We love playing music, singing, and dancing. We are also very young at heart and love to spend time doing outdoor activities like nature trails, hanging out by the pool, running in the yard, playing soccer and other games with the dogs, playing tennis and camping. We are also very focused on education, church, and community events, working hard, and continuous growth and love outdoor activities. We enjoy spending time with our nephews, nieces, and godchildren. We take them to the movies, plays, museums, camp and even on vacation. We love children and are invested in their future personally and financially. Both of us enjoy serving as mentors to younger people.


Our Family

LaTanya is very close to her parents and two brothers, her nieces, and nephews. She has a very large and close extended family that spends quality time on most holidays. Most of the activities include playing basketball, Easter egg hunts, face painting, dance contests and just laughing and having a good time. Dennis is the youngest of nine children. He enjoys spending time with his siblings, extended family and LaTanya’s family. Dennis is very close with LaTanya’s family and enjoys spending time with them whenever he can. Both Dennis and LaTanya have many mutual friends and enjoy hosting or attending events with friends and their families. Dennis and LaTanya’s families and friends love spending time together and interacting with each other’s children. They all take a “village” approach to spending time together and enjoying a large, extended family experience.


Final Thoughts

“You are an incredible person. We are grateful to be among the parents you are considering for your child. We have so much respect for the brave and loving choice that you are making by considering adoption for your child. Our family is ready to grow, and we would be honored to be part of your journey. We are happy to share a glimpse into our life and hope that you will get a good sense of who we are through our stories and pictures. Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know us.” – Dennis & LaTanya

To learn more about this Waiting Family or the adoption planning process, call us at 800-321-5683 or email us at helpline@spence-chapin.org.

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