How long have you been married? We have been married for eight years.
Where do you live? We currently reside in Indiana.
What is leading you to adopt? We are blessed to have a two-and-a-half-year-old biological son (Jensen) and would love to grow our family. However, we have struggled to conceive again. Knowing there would always be a mother in need of making an adoption plan for her child, we decided adoption (rather than fertility treatments) would be the right choice for us.
What's something unique about you as a family? We have a large collection of board games at our house. We started playing strategy games together as a couple years ago. Now we enjoy playing board games with family and friends for hours on end. We look forward to the time when our kids are old enough to join in! For now, Jensen enjoys “playing” with us by rolling the dice like Daddy.
What do you do for fun/vacations? We enjoy exploring zoos and museums, going for walks around our small town, playing in our backyard with neighbors, camping and vacationing at the beach with family, serving in our church, and playing board games with friends. In general, we have fun spending time with friends and with our parents/grandparents and other extended family who live close enough to have regular visits throughout the year. Jensen also enjoys the occasional night away from Mom and Dad with his grandparents and cousins.
Is there anything specifically you want the birthmother to know about you? We cannot imagine all you’re experiencing as you consider making an adoption plan for your baby, but we do recognize that it must take a great deal of courage. We want you to know we are praying for you—for strength, wisdom, comfort, and peace. We also want you to know that much prayer has brought us to this point in our adoption journey. If you choose us as parents for your child, we hope to stay in contact if that’s something you’re open to. But no matter what level of contact you’re comfortable with, we will always keep you in our prayers and seek to openly and positively share our adoption story with our child. We will strive to raise him/her (along with big brother, Jensen) in a home full of joy and laughter, surrounded by family and good friends.