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Adam & Camille

We're Adam and Camille from Nebraska! Some people's dream in life is to be famous, ours is to be parents. We can't begin to know the dreams of your heart and the wish you have for your child, but we hope you will consider us as adoptive parents. Thank you for taking this brave first step for you and your child's future.

About Us

Adam
Camille
Job
Soybean Operator/Producer
Publisher/Graphic Artist
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education
Bachelor's Degree in Advertising
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

What it Means to Become Parents

With Our Nephew

Watching our brothers and sisters raise their kids, we are convinced that parenting is the toughest job there is, but nothing means more to us than having a family. To us, parenting means putting our child's needs before our own, so they can be safe, happy, supported and loved. It means being patient with them, answering their questions, and teaching them to know right from wrong. It also means being kind and setting a positive example for them, so they can make good choices in life. We will love this child unconditionally, and make parenting decisions together as a couple that are consistent and fair.

As first-time parents, what we expect to like most about being parents is watching our child discover and learn to do new things, and then seeing pure joy on their little faces when they figure something out. Education is dear to our hearts and important for every child. Through Camille's work at the local college, this child will have access to a tuition-free college education and a leg-up on learning valuable life skills. Our greatest privilege will be to be loved and needed by a child, and to give them confidence in themselves as they follow their dreams.

Fun Facts About Us:

  • Adam is a high school wrestling champion and 2-year letter winner for the University of Nebraska. Now, he coaches wrestling.
  • As a graphic designer, Camille has published several books, including a wildlife book, a Nebraska history book, and two cookbooks. She also enjoys photography.
  • Camille is a fisherwoman, and caught a 5 lb. bass when she was only five years old.
  • Adam can impersonate Donald Duck, and can do other entertaining sound effects like a leaky faucet and a gobbling turkey. Our nieces and nephews giggle like crazy!
  • Adam is an ice cream addict. He demands ice cream at least three times a week!
  • Adam loves skiing and hits the ski slopes with his friends at least once a year.
  • Camille has ridden in a glider plane, which is flown by thermal wind instead of an engine.
  • Adam grew up on a farm, and knows how to run a wheat threshing machine that was used by farmers over a hundred years ago.
  • We both love camping, and we pick a new place to vacation every year with our puppy dogs, Simon and Maxwell.
  • Our Individual Strengths

    We Always Have Fun Together!

    Camille would say that Adam is hard-working, and finishes what he starts. He is loyal to her, his friends, and family, bending over backward to help when they need a good friend. People are drawn to him for his fun sense of humor and positive outlook on life. He's big on hugs and is very comfortable around kids because he's taught elementary education and coached wrestling. Wrestling is a sport of endurance and staying positive, win or lose. Adam will be incredibly patient with this child because he knows every kid is unique and needs individual attention.

    Adam would describe Camille as soft-spoken and kind-hearted, and she puts her family first. She can make a normal day extra special for a child because she's creative and has a great imagination. She's an excellent listener and can sense when someone is going through a difficult time, making it easy for her to help and encourage a child. Through her work at the local college, she's passionate about mentoring college students interested in art and design, and she has a way of making kids feel special.

    Video

    Photos

    Date Night
    Date Night
    Adam Coaching Wrestling
    Adam Coaching Wrestling
    Meeting Our New Nephew
    Meeting Our New Nephew
    Go Huskers!
    Go Huskers!
    Christmas With Simon & Maxwell
    Christmas With Simon & Maxwell
    Camille's Favorite Pastime - Fishing
    Camille's Favorite Pastime - Fishing
    Camille With Her Godson at an Art Festival
    Camille With Her Godson at an Art Festival
    With Little Cousin Wyatt
    With Little Cousin Wyatt
    Adam & Our Nephew Having Fun at a Dinosaur Exhibit
    Adam & Our Nephew Having Fun at a Dinosaur Exhibit
    Adam on Our Annual Ski Trip to Colorado
    Adam on Our Annual Ski Trip to Colorado
    All Smiles
    All Smiles
    Best Friends
    Best Friends
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    Date Night
    Date Night
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    Adam Coaching Wrestling
    Adam Coaching Wrestling
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    Meeting Our New Nephew
    Meeting Our New Nephew
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    Go Huskers!
    Go Huskers!
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    Christmas With Simon & Maxwell
    Christmas With Simon & Maxwell
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    Camille's Favorite Pastime - Fishing
    Camille's Favorite Pastime - Fishing
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    Camille With Her Godson at an Art Festival
    Camille With Her Godson at an Art Festival
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    With Little Cousin Wyatt
    With Little Cousin Wyatt
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    Adam & Our Nephew Having Fun at a Dinosaur Exhibit
    Adam & Our Nephew Having Fun at a Dinosaur Exhibit
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    Adam on Our Annual Ski Trip to Colorado
    Adam on Our Annual Ski Trip to Colorado
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    All Smiles
    All Smiles
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    Best Friends
    Best Friends

    Our House and Neighborhood

    Our Home

    Here in rural Nebraska, we celebrate all four seasons, and it's amazing! Your child can know the crunch of Fall leaves beneath their feet, the taste of a Winter's snowflake on their tongue, the smell of a Spring rainstorm, and the flicker of fireflies on a warm Summer's night! We feel safe here, and we want this child to know the same joys of childhood that we did growing up. Our puppies, Simon and Maxwell, are our gentle companions and make us popular with all the kids in our neighborhood. We have supportive neighbors with kids, and a wonderful church family, and since Adam coaches high school wrestling, we have many friends in the community's school system.

    We live in a quaint, tree-filled college town, with access to a river and nature preserve. Our town boasts a natural history museum with a planetarium and IMAX theatre, a waterpark, and a nature barn for kids. Our historic and artsy downtown hosts a Christmas tree lighting, Halloween parade, art in the park, and live music. We live blocks from the beautiful college campus where Camille works, and a park with a playground/splash pad, walk/bike path, and pond for feeding ducks. We own a lovely 3-bedroom, 1-1/2 bath ranch-style house on a corner property. Our kitchen, enclosed patio and backyard are where our family and friends gather for food and fun. Our downstairs game room is where we end up playing ping pong and pool, or watching college football.

    Our Extended Families

    Camille's Family

    We believe in family, faith, and lots of love! Our entire family lives in Nebraska and we're a close-knit, Christian family who get together often, so this child would be welcomed with open arms. Camille's parents live nearby, and this would be their first grandchild after many years of waiting. Adam's parents live close by as well, and babysit their ten grandchildren regularly. Our parents have been married 50 and 45 years and have shown us all the meaning of commitment to each other and to the Lord. Camille's family loves the outdoors. Camping, exploring, model airplane flying and stargazing with telescopes are all favorites. Adam is a twin and one of five brothers. He comes from a long line of high school wrestlers, so his family follows college/high school wrestling and plays sports with the kids at family barbecues. Living in rural America allows our nieces and nephews the chance to do activities children in bigger cities wouldn't necessarily have access to. Adam's family has an annual campout/bonfire at the family farm where he grew up. Adam's dad takes his grandchildren for tractor rides, and his mom bakes all kinds of Czechoslovakian foods for the grandkids, to share the family heritage. Camille's family goes on a fishing trip every Easter weekend. Her dad is a natural storyteller and cannot wait to take this child fishing! Her mother is a retired art teacher who would no doubt love to teach her new grandchild how to paint and draw.

    Adam's Parents With Our Nieces & Nephews

    From Us to You

    "You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."
    - Winnie-the-Pooh

    We both believe this quote, by a compassionate little bear, applies to you as much as it applies to us. We have no idea what you're going through. You may not like the idea of adoption and feel alone in deciding what to do, or you're overwhelmed by all the adoptive parents to choose from. Whatever you decide for you and your child, listen to your heart and take it one day at a time. Take courage in the knowledge that you're doing the best that you can, and know that if you ever have questions about us, we're available to you. And, since we have your attention, we'd like to share our little story and why we're choosing adoption to grow our family.

    Many people tell us that we'd make great parents. But our decision to become parents and actually making that happen are two very different things. We've been pregnant three times, but haven't been able to bring our babies to full term. In our careers, we've been blessed to teach, coach and mentor kids, but we've never been able to take care of and love a child of our own. That's the sad news, but that's not where our story ends. We never gave up on our dream of parenting. Rather, we grew brave and strong. We chose adoption.

    We met in 2008 at a Nebraska football game, but since we lived miles apart, dating seemed impossible. Months later, while I was attending my nephew's high school wrestling meet, there was Adam, coaching another team! And he was looking GOOD! Needless to say, we made the long-distance thing work.

    Jump forward to April 2013, when we married and started our life together here in Nebraska. We both grew up here - Adam on a farm and myself in a town of 1,000 people, so we both know the value of small-town living. Our community is a place where a kid can be a kid! It's a place they can play hide-and-go-seek in the back yard, chase fireflies and build snow forts. It's a place they can feel safe walking to and from school and playing on the playground with friends.

    Naturally, we want a child to experience all the blessings we had growing up, but above all, we want them to be generous, caring people. We were both raised as Christians and to treat others well. In our four years of married life, our faith in God has helped us overcome our grief for our babies, and has strengthened our relationship and commitment to each other. Our household is a place of kindness, dignity, patience, and most importantly, lots of hugs (and puppy kisses)! Being a child can be tough! We want to give a child confidence and security in who they are so they can follow their dreams. We will embrace who they are and what they're most passionate about - from the freckles on their nose, to their love of insects, to their ability to dance (maybe from you?) - we will love them all the more for it!

    So why are we choosing adoption, and why should you choose us if you're considering adoption? Because we're ready - we've been ready - and we'll work hard to give your child the life you've dreamt of for them. This doesn't come at a small sacrifice to you, so we'll give back to you in the form of photos and letters of your growing child; and, if you feel comfortable, we'd like to get to know you better via email, phone calls and visits, so we can share your story with them. Your love story, to be honest, of how your selfless love for them gave them the wings to fly and be the best version of themselves.

    We know you have a lot to think about, and this is one of the biggest decisions of your life. We pray for you daily, and in the words of a little bear ... "You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."

    Adam & Camille

    Favorites

    Adam
    Camille
    Actor
    Jim Carey & Chris Farley
    Tom Hanks and Matthew McConaughey
    Actress
    Julia Roberts and Sandra Bullock
    Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep
    Animal
    dolphins and dogs
    dogs - we have two Havamalt 2-year-olds, Simon and Maxwell
    Author
    Eric Carle
    Laura Hildebrand, author of "Unbroken"
    Book
    "Because of Winn Dixie" and "Oliver Twist"
    "Jane Eyre", because beauty is only skin deep; also "The Help"
    Candy Bar
    Snickers and Heath
    Butterfinger
    Cartoon
    "Bugs Bunny"
    "Winnie-the-Pooh" and "Looney Tunes"
    Childhood Memory
    being pulled on a sled in the snow
    Fishing with my dad
    Childhood Toy
    My 4x4 drive 8650 John Deere toy tractor
    Homemade Cabbage Patch doll because they were sold out at Christmas; this doll was hand-sewn and I took it everywhere
    Children's Book
    "Berenstain Bears"
    "Charlotte's Web", "Velveteen Rabbit", Dr. Seuss books
    City
    Chicago
    Kansas City - so much to do, but feels like home!
    Classic Movie
    "E.T."
    "Breakfast at Tiffany's"
    Color
    blue
    red
    Day of Week
    Friday
    Friday
    Dessert
    Snickers or Heath Blizzard
    my mom's cherry rhubarb pie
    Disney Movie
    "The Lion King"
    "The Lion King"
    Dream Car
    Corvette or Lamborghini
    Lightning McQueen
    Dream Job
    coaching at Penn State with legendary coach Cael Sanderson
    Art Director for Pixar Films
    Dream Vacation
    Jamaica or Fiji
    Bora Bora
    Family Activity
    A Day at the Water Park
    Camping
    Flower / Plant
    pink roses
    peonies
    Food
    Runzas and ice cream
    Mexican
    Form of Exercise
    wrestling
    skiing
    Fruit
    pineapple
    pineapple
    Game
    UNO
    ping pong against my husband - he beats me every time, but it's hilarious!
    Hobby
    Motorcycles & Skiing
    Art & Photography
    Holiday
    Christmas
    July 4th
    Holiday Song
    "Jingle Bells"
    "Breath of Heaven" by Amy Grant
    Holiday Tradition
    Sharing What We're Thankful For on Thanksgiving
    Family Fishing Trip on Easter Weekend
    Ice Cream
    cookie dough
    Butterfinger Blizzard
    Junk Food
    Lays cheddar cheese potato chips
    nachos
    Leisure Activity
    ladder ball and horseshoes
    walking the dogs
    Magazine
    "Sports Illustrated"
    HOW Design - it inspires my graphic design work
    Memory with a Child
    babysitting my little cousins Matt and Lucas
    changing my little cousin Allison's diapers
    Memory with Spouse
    camping with our dogs in Estes Park
    getting a flat tire in the middle of nowhere and making the best of a scary situation
    Movie
    "Dumb & Dumber" and "Liar Liar"
    "Steel Magnolias" and "Stand by Me"
    Movie Munchie
    popcorn
    popcorn
    Movie Quote
    "Your number's still 911? Aaaaalrighty then!" in movie Ace Ventura Pet Detective
    "You had me at Hello" in movie "Jerry McGuire"
    Movie Type
    comedy
    romance
    Musical
    "Grease"
    "West Side Story" and "South Pacific"
    Musical Group
    Nirvana, Green Day and Pearl Jam
    Pearl Jam
    Nursery Rhyme
    "Humpty Dumpty"
    Little Bunny Foo Foo - or is it Little Rabbit Foo Foo?
    Olympic Event
    wrestling
    gymnastics
    Personal Hero
    My Grandpa Theodore, he fought in World War 2
    my husband - I know he has my back
    Play
    "Oliver Twist" by Charles Dickens
    "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"
    Poet
    Edgar Allan Poe
    T.S. Eliot, especially his poems about cats
    Quality about my Spouse
    She's so caring & nurturing
    his humor - he laughs through his eyes
    Quote
    "Once you've wrestled...everything in life is easy" - Dan Gable
    "For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk in the knowledge that you are never alone." - Audrey Hepburn
    Restaurant
    Village Inn or Red Lobster
    Napoli's - it's a local Italian eatery with pasta made from scratch
    Sandwich
    Philly steak & cheese
    Quiznos Pesto Caeser
    Scripture
    Phillipines 4:3 - "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
    Matthew 7:7 - "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you." This is my confirmation bible verse.
    Shopping Store
    Scheels Sporting Goods
    Ross Dress for Less
    Song
    "We Are the Champions" by Queen
    "Stand by Me" by Ben E. King
    Sport to Play
    wrestling
    sand volleyball
    Sport to Watch
    wrestling
    football
    Sports Star
    Michael Air Jordan
    Stephen Curry
    Sports Team
    San Antonio Spurs and Kansas City Chiefs
    Denver Broncos and Kansas City Royals
    Subject in School
    math
    art
    Superhero
    He-Man and Rambo
    "I'm Batman!"
    Thing to Cook
    grilling bratwurst and steak on the grill
    My mom's lasagna recipe. It's the bomb!
    Time of Day
    evening, it's family time
    Evening. It's when I get to spend the most time with my husband and our dogs.
    Tradition
    drinking eggnog and eating my grandma's kolaches, a Czechoslovakian pastry
    Christmas candle lighting service at my home church and soup supper at my parents.
    TV Show
    "Seinfeld"
    "The Americans"
    TV Show Character
    Kramer on "Seinfeld"
    Lisa Kudrow on "Friends"
    Type of Music
    Alternative Rock
    Alternative Rock
    Vacation Spot
    U.S. Virginia Islands
    Glacier National Park in Montana's Rocky Mountains
    Video Game
    Super Techmo Bowl (Nintendo football game)
    Super Mario Bros. 3

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