Thank you for taking the time to read about our lives. We are ready to give our unconditional love to a child and expand our family through the miracle of adoption! We have a great amount of respect and admiration for you. As you make your important decisions, we hope that this glimpse into our lives will help you to know us better. May you find the perfect loving family you seek.
Life can keep you busy, but it is always important to set time aside to spend with each other and family. Aside from Sunday traditions of worship at Church and suppers, we enjoy spending time hiking, taking nature walks, traveling to see family or spend time on a beach. We enjoy visiting many different places, especially tropical regions. We most recently cruised to 4 different countries in the Caribbean.
We also enjoy weekend getaways to national or state parks. Our country has so many beautiful places, we can see a lot on a simple weekend getaway- Chicago, St Louis, Ozarks, local parks and rivers, etc. Seeing a variety of places around the world allows us to not only experience different cultures, but also meet a variety of different people.
We also enjoy attending a variety of sporting events- St Louis Cardinals, Kansas Jayhawks, etc. One of our “bucket list” adventures is to visit all the Ballparks of the MLB. When not visiting sporting venues, we like to work in the yard manicuring the lawn, planting flowers, or simply enjoying the weather. Sports are not just a leisure time for us, Brad also enjoys various Public Address announcing positions, where he announces different sporting events. Keeping active with a variety of activities is something we will enjoy sharing with a child someday, it could be the child’s game Brad is announcing.
Being a parent means more to us than is easily explained. We have been wanting to become parents for some time. We have had the time, thus far in our marriage, to focus on each other and have created many unforgettable memories. Adding a child will give us the opportunity to share those experiences while fostering new ones in a nurturing environment. Bringing a child into the home can be a challenging yet fulfilling journey. We look forward to a baby and to see him/her grow, learn to speak, walk, ride a bike, spending time with family, and many others. We are so excited to become parents and to become a family of three or four!
Education is very important for any child we bring into our home. We both attended public schools and then went on to college and graduate school. Even if the path is not a direct one, education is important to keep pursuing lifelong goals. We will encourage our child to work hard to reach his/her goals, whether it be attending college, trade/tech school or seeking another passion. We will help provide all resources available to help a child do the best he/she can do academically to be successful. We plan to be available nightly for any needed assistance with homework, be involved in areas outside the classroom, to expose him/her to world experiences through travel and volunteer opportunities if he/she chooses.
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