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Adam & Samantha

We are very excited to be on the adoption journey again! Our family is full of love and fun and all four of us cannot wait to include another addition to our family. We are grateful that you are looking at our profile and learning more about our family and adoption. Adoption has already been an amazing blessing in our life and we look forward to sharing our unconditional love with another miracle.

About Us

Adam
Samantha
Job
Dairy Manager
Clinical Care Coordinator
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Business
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing
Children
Evie, Henry
Relationship
Legally Married

Our Children, Evie & Henry

Evie & Henry Can't Wait for Another Sibling

Two very energetic, happy, and loving siblings are eagerly awaiting the next member of our family! Evie is our oldest and she was adopted from birth in 2014. Her bouncy blonde curls always bring up questions and while we love her adoption story, we smile and say they are from God when random strangers compliment them. In our home and with family and friends her story is well known and her birthmother’s name is commonly spoken. She helps pick out pictures to send as well. She is an amazing big sister and older cousin. She loves babies and helping to care for them.

Henry is our second child. He was quite the surprise since we did not think we could have biological children. He is all boy and full of energy. He can usually make us laugh and wants to be anywhere Evie is. Honestly, the two are almost polar opposites but they sure do love each other and have fun together.

Our Favorite Vacation Spot

Family Fun at Disneyland

We have a few favorite vacation spots to be honest. Prior to having children, we frequented the Caribbean and Black Hills. We have been on a couple vacations with Evie and Henry now and while we still love the past locations our new favorite is anything that opens up the world for Evie and Henry. California was probably our favorite vacation thus far. Seeing the kids’ faces light up and watching them have so much fun made every day great regardless of any stress that came with traveling.

We plan to continue to travel every year or two and most of the time take the children with us. As they grow older we will pick places to match their age. We will for sure take them to the Black Hills and Caribbean. Beach vacations will most likely be a frequent destination. As they grow old enough we want to involve them in deciding where to go as well. We want them to experience as much as they can. We truly believe that experiences bring far more joy and fun than things. We cannot wait to take on more adventures as a family!

Education We will Provide

We are both first generation graduates from bachelor’s programs in our family and are so grateful to have had the opportunity to obtain this education. Education is very important to us and we have started young for both of our children. They have over 300 books already! We read to both Evie and Henry every night. Evie is not yet 4 and already starting to read herself! The plan is for our children to attend a catholic school and then they will get to choose the college they attend.

We also believe that education comes from far more than just books. Experiences, senses, and activities provide so much as well. We have memberships to the zoo and children’s museum. Outside play at home or the park are encouraged regularly. Evie participates in extra programs at daycare such as dance and a program called TOTS. Extracurricular activities of each child’s choice will be supported and encouraged throughout their schooling. As parents we will help them to experience the world through travel as well.

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Our Little Family
Our Little Family
Beautiful View in the Black Hills
Beautiful View in the Black Hills
At the Rose Bowl Parade
At the Rose Bowl Parade
Fun at the Splash Park
Fun at the Splash Park
Stocking Up at the M&M Store
Stocking Up at the M&M Store
Fun in the Snow
Fun in the Snow
Hanging Out with Mickey
Hanging Out with Mickey
Beach Babes
Beach Babes
Wedding Fun
Wedding Fun
Helping Mommy Cook
Helping Mommy Cook
At the Hoover Dam
At the Hoover Dam
Giggles
Giggles
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Our Little Family
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Beautiful View in the Black Hills
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At the Rose Bowl Parade
At the Rose Bowl Parade
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Fun at the Splash Park
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Stocking Up at the M&M Store
Stocking Up at the M&M Store
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Fun in the Snow
Fun in the Snow
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Hanging Out with Mickey
Hanging Out with Mickey
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Beach Babes
Beach Babes
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Wedding Fun
Wedding Fun
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Helping Mommy Cook
Helping Mommy Cook
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At the Hoover Dam
At the Hoover Dam
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Giggles
Giggles

Our Extended Families

With Adam's Siblings

We kind of have three extended families. We have Adam’s side, Samantha’s side, and a group of friends that make up our own self-created family. All three are full of fun, love, and laughter of course and there are special times set aside to enjoy each group. Often times they even blend together!

Samantha's Family

Both of us were raised in traditional farm community homes. Adam has a sister and brother and Samantha has a sister. Our children have been the only little ones until last September when Samantha’s sister and brother-in-law welcomed their first. Both of our childhoods were filled with family gatherings and TONS of cousins (50+ combined). While we won’t reach those numbers, we are excited to continue the traditions of these gatherings.

The group of friends that we consider a family is very important to us. Many of us attended high school and/or college together and never lost touch. We have been in each other’s weddings and we are Aunts and Uncles to each other’s kids. One of our favorite traditions is our summer weekend together. The date and location is always planned in late winter and then eager anticipation grows as the date draws near. Everyone makes this a priority on their summer calendar. This group so far includes about 10 “cousins” for our little ones to grow up with.

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

In October 2016 we moved into a newer neighborhood that is quickly growing around us. There are tons of young families and a park that is walking distance, which we frequent in nice weather. The land saved for a new grade school is only a block away too! Our home is located in a suburb of a large Nebraska city. Our lot is the largest on the street and there is plenty of yard space for adventure outdoors. We have little pool, water table, a swing and small slide all for outdoor fun. Both the upstairs and downstairs living area in our home are huge open rooms perfect for us to spend time together doing many things including tickle fights and horsey. The bedrooms are decorated with golden stars and fancy swirls, perfect for princesses and astronauts.

The Park is Only a Few Blocks Away from Us

Our church is only minutes away and a huge part of our community can be found there. Our family is well known for our bubbly little ones and the time we spend there. Our parish is the perfect example of “it takes a village”. In the greater community we have a zoo and children’s museum, which we of course have family passes for. We are excited to attend more plays and performances as the kids get older as well.

From Us to You

What a journey you are on! Finding out that you are responsible for a little miracle and then educating yourself to determine what you feel to be the best way for that little one to grow. You are doing great! God is with you and we are praying for you. We have been praying for you since we started our journey to adoption and parenthood the first time.

We are Adam and Samantha and we have been a couple since high school (we are now 30). Fourteen years and going strong! We have been married for 8 of those years and we have been blessed with two wonderful children. Our oldest, Evie, was a blessing through adoption and our youngest, Henry, was a blessing through biological birth. We are so excited to grow our family more and while Evie and Henry do not really know/understand that we have started this process Evie regularly confirms that she wants another sibling and Henry has recently started taking care of Evie’s baby dolls. Every night our home is filled with laughter and our time before bed is focused on time with our children. Adding more love, more bedtime stories, and more hugs and kisses couldn’t sound better.

Our foundation is strong. We have known each other for at least 20 years and were very good friends before we dated. Our families also know each other well, as we grew up in a small farming community. We are country grown, so to speak, and have a great love for family and strong moral guidance. We have been through good and bad but hung on to each other always walking the path together. Our faith is strong and every day we are reminded that God has a plan and He has proven several times that His plan is better than ours.

Every day we are so thankful to be parents. The struggle to become parents definitely taught us so much about not taking time with your children for granted. Our favorite times with them are teaching them about the world and seeing their excitement when they have mastered a new skill. Our lives are fuller, happier, and significantly more entertaining with them. Every day brings something new to make us laugh and keep us on our toes. Parenthood is one of the hardest but most rewarding adventures of our lives and it is an adventure we love being on together.

We are grateful that you have taken the time to look at our profile. We are very excited about another adoption! We currently send letters and pictures every 6 months with Evie’s birth mother. We also email and text on occasion. This is something we are very comfortable doing with you as well, if you like. If you wish to grow our relationship further we are open to that as well. We hope our profile has provided you with answers to as many questions as you may have about our family. We are happy to provide more if you would like. We hope to hear from you soon!

God Bless,

Adam & Samantha

Favorites

Adam
Samantha
Actor
Bradley Cooper
Johnny Depp
Actress
Rachel McAdams
Julia Roberts
Animal
Bear
Large Cats
Author
Rick Lasky
Dan Brown
Book
Pride and Ownership
Harry Potter
Candy Bar
Twix
Snickers
Cartoon
Road Runner/Coyote
Winnie The Pooh
Childhood Memory
Camping with Grandparents
Adventure Land
Childhood Toy
Bike
Barbies
Children's Book
Dan the Might Dump Truck
Usborne books
City
Las Vegas
Omaha
Classic Movie
The Sandlot
Pride and Prejudice
Color
Yellow
Pink
Day of Week
Saturday
Thursday
Dessert
Strawberry Shortcake
Chocolate
Disney Movie
Toy Story
Moana
Dream Car
Chevrolet Pick up
Harley
Dream Job
Train Engineer
Owning a gift shop
Dream Vacation
Black Hills
Anywhere with a warm beach
Family Activity
Reading books with kids
Vacations
Flower / Plant
Rose
Food
Tacos/Wings
Italian
Form of Exercise
Running
Walking
Fruit
Raspberries
Berries
Game
Sorry!
Blockus
Hobby
Trains
Scrapbooks
Holiday
4th of July
Christmas
Holiday Song
Silent Night
Winter Wonderland
Holiday Tradition
Extended Family Christmas
Baking
Ice Cream
Toffee Brownie
Chocolate Marshmallow
Junk Food
Doritos
Chips and Salsa
Leisure Activity
Sitting outside
Reading
Magazine
Fire House
People
Memory with a Child
Taking the kids to Disney Land
Making them laugh
Memory with Spouse
Having our children
Our Wedding
Movie
Superbad
Pirates of the Caribbean
Movie Munchie
Nestle Bunch-a-Crunch
M&M's
Movie Quote
"You're killing me smalls"
Movie Type
Comedy
Comedy or Romance
Musical Group
Alabama
Florida Georgia Line
Nursery Rhyme
Hickory Dickory Dock
Pat-a-cake
Olympic Event
Track/Field
Ice Skating
Personal Hero
My Dad
My mom
Play
Lion King
Lion King
Quality about my Spouse
Determined
Calm under stress
Quote
Go big or go home
If you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on
Restaurant
Old Chicago
Hero (local)
Sandwich
Egg
Roast Beef
Scripture
Be still and know that I am God
Shopping Store
Dicks Sporting Goods
Target
Song
I'm in a Hurry
Don't Take the Girl
Sport to Play
Baseball/Football
Football
Sport to Watch
Baseball/Football
Football
Sports Star
Troy Aikman
Sports Team
Dallas Cowboys/Iowa Hawkeyes
Iowa Hawkeys
Subject in School
Social Studies
Pathophysiology
Superhero
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The Incredibles
Thing to Cook
Anything grilled
Pasta
Time of Day
Morning
Evening
Tradition
Friend's weekend
Birthday dinner/shopping
TV Show
How I Met Your Mother
Grey's Anatomy
TV Show Character
Ted Mosby
Sheldon
Type of Music
Country
Top 100
Vacation Spot
Black Hills
Caribbean
Video Game
Donkey Kong
Mario Cart

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