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Andrew & Courtney

We are grateful and excited to complete our family through adoption. We know our family has a lot of love to share and we've always known adoption would be a part of our story. Thank you for reading our profile. We hope you consider us to be your child's parents and we'd love to welcome you and your child into our family.

About Us

Andrew
Courtney
Job
Project Manager
Teacher
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Construction Engineering
Master's Degree in Elementary Education
Children
Amelia, Theo
Relationship
Legally Married

Why We Chose Adoption

Family Time

Growing up, Courtney's parents had close friends who adopted two children. Courtney spent a lot of time playing with them and isn't sure if that's where her desire to adopt came from, but she has wanted to adopt ever since she can remember. It feels like an invisible pull or a calling. When we first started dating and talked about the future, Courtney told Andrew she was planning on adopting and having biological children in her family — we are now so excited to be taking this step together. We know we have a lot of love to share, both with your child and with you. Our children, Amelia and Theo, are excited about adding a new member to our family. Love makes a family and we're excited to see how our family grows.

We are committed to being a transracial family and have read quite a bit about the subject. We know it will be important to surround this child with their heritage. We have children's books and toys in our home that reflect different races and cultures. Our community is fairly diverse culturally and we plan on finding an adoption group that reflects this child's heritage. We want to follow your lead in how open our adoption will be, but we know that a good relationship with you can help this child understand where they came from and their culture. Since Courtney teaches in a racially diverse school, she understands first-hand the value in meeting people of all different races and backgrounds. We look forward to learning more about different cultures and will do everything in our power to make sure this child feels proud of their culture and included in our family.

Our Life Priorities

Family Game Night

Our top priorities in life are spending time together as a family, helping other people, and serving God. Some days you might find us exploring the zoo, a museum, a new restaurant, or a community celebration. Other days you might find us relaxing at home-reading, having a dance party in the living room, collecting rocks outside, or watching a movie together on the couch. Andrew's favorite hobby is golfing and he enjoys teaching the kids about golf. Courtney's hobby is cooking and you can usually find Theo assisting her in the kitchen. Wherever we are and whatever we are doing, our main concern is enjoying each other's company. We both have jobs that we love and we feel fortunate that our children get to watch us living our passions. As a child Courtney dreamed of being a teacher and now her dreams have come true. Courtney teaches first grade in an urban school that is low socioeconomic. Although it is a 30-minute commute each day, Courtney enjoys working with an underprivileged population and values her work. As a child, Andrew was always building something. Andrew works in construction management and manages the building of hospitals. His work is challenging, but he feels like it's where he's supposed to be. We go to church every Sunday as a family and we know some people in our congregation who have adopted. Our relationship with God is very important to us and we strive to pass our values to our children.

How We Met

We met when we were twelve. Andrew's grandma was Courtney's sixth grade teacher. During the summer before seventh grade, Andrew was out to eat with his brother and grandparents and Courtney was at the same restaurant with her family. Andrew's grandma introduced us and told us we'd be in junior high together the following year. Although we attended the same junior high, we didn't get to know each other until high school. Once we were in high school we joined the same business club and became close friends. We began dating at the end of our junior year of high school when we went to prom together. We decided to go to different colleges close by each other because Andrew picked a college that specialized in Construction Engineering and Courtney picked a college that specialized in Elementary Education. Throughout college, we saw each other on the weekends and knew we would marry as soon as we had our degrees. We have been together for 15 years, been married for 10, and we are best friends. We feel fortunate to have known each other for such a long time and feel that we have a good foundation which helps us be the best parents we can be. We try to never take each other for granted and spend every day showing each other how much we care.

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All Dressed Up
All Dressed Up
Cheering On the Kansas City Royals
Cheering On the Kansas City Royals
Our Happy Family
Our Happy Family
Courtney Loves to Cook
Courtney Loves to Cook
Enjoying the View
Enjoying the View
Storytime is Our Favorite!
Storytime is Our Favorite!
Andrew Passing Along His Love of Golf
Andrew Passing Along His Love of Golf
Exploring the Riverwalk in San Antonio
Exploring the Riverwalk in San Antonio
Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas!
Garth Brooks Concert
Garth Brooks Concert
Ready for Easter Church Service
Ready for Easter Church Service
Courtney & Amelia Looking for Worms
Courtney & Amelia Looking for Worms
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All Dressed Up
All Dressed Up
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Cheering On the Kansas City Royals
Cheering On the Kansas City Royals
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Our Happy Family
Our Happy Family
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Courtney Loves to Cook
Courtney Loves to Cook
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Enjoying the View
Enjoying the View
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Storytime is Our Favorite!
Storytime is Our Favorite!
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Andrew Passing Along His Love of Golf
Andrew Passing Along His Love of Golf
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Exploring the Riverwalk in San Antonio
Exploring the Riverwalk in San Antonio
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Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas!
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Garth Brooks Concert
Garth Brooks Concert
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Ready for Easter Church Service
Ready for Easter Church Service
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Courtney & Amelia Looking for Worms
Courtney & Amelia Looking for Worms

Our House and Neighborhood

Home Sweet Home

We live in a suburb of Kansas City. Our community is very family-oriented. We have many parks, splash pads, nature trails, and pools close by. Our suburb has top-rated schools and also has somewhat of a small town feel. We enjoy attending festivals and celebrations in our suburb's quaint downtown area. We also love going into downtown Kansas City to try new restaurants and experience everything city life has to offer.

Fun at the Playground

We live on a cul-de-sac that's perfect for riding bikes and playing outside. Our neighborhood has a good mix of retired couples and young families. We have lived in our house for nine years and know our neighbors. One of our favorite traditions is baking cookies and delivering them to our neighbors around Christmas time.

Our house has three bedrooms and two bathrooms on the main floor. Then we have one bedroom, an office, a bathroom, and a playroom in our basement. We spend most of our time in our living room, which looks into the kitchen. Our kids have many toys in the living room as well as in their playroom in the basement; that way they can play close by when we're doing laundry or making dinner or they can play in their basement playroom for a change of scenery. Our home is cozy and lived-in. Reading and learning is very important to us and children's books can usually be found in almost every room of our house.

Our Extended Families

With Andrew's Family

We both grew up in loving homes in rural Iowa, just twenty minutes away from each other. Our families still live where we grew up. Our family has the best of both worlds because while we live in a suburb close to a major city, Andrew's parents farm for a living. It is fun to expose our children to farm life, city life, and suburban life. Andrew has one younger brother and Courtney has one younger sister. We are both close to our younger siblings. Because we grew up in the same area, our families know each other and get a long great. Although it takes four hours by car, we still see our families often. Courtney's parents visit frequently and plan to get an apartment near us as a second home in the next year due to Courtney's dad's recent retirement. Andrew's parents and our siblings visit a few times each year and we travel to see them throughout the year as well. When we have our families over for our kids' birthday celebrations, everyone spends the night at our house. Our families enjoy going out to eat as one big group and you can find all twelve of us spending time outside together. Our kids are fortunate not only to be close to both sides of the family, they get to spend time with both sides of the family at the same time! Everyone is excited about our adoption plan and is ready to welcome this child into our family.

With Courtney's Family

From Us to You

Thank you for taking the time to read our profile and learn more about us. While we don't know your situation, your willingness to carefully consider the best plan for your child's future shows us your fierce and unconditional love for your child. We admire you more than you'll ever know and we want to be a blessing in your life. We promise to love your child just like we love Amelia and Theo, giving your child a safe, stable, and compassionate home. We know you have a difficult decision ahead of you and we hope that learning more about us will give you peace of mind as you consider adoption for your child.

We have been together for 15 years and have been married for 10 years. Our personalities complement each other well and we truly are best friends. Courtney is a planner and has a type-A personality. Andrew may be one of the most laid-back people you've ever met. Our relationship gives us a solid foundation for parenting. When our first child, Amelia, was born, we were surprised both by how much we could love a child and by how hard parenting can be. Leaning into one another was a great comfort and helped us get through the early days. When our son, Theo, was born, we were surprised by how much one baby could cry and how our love could multiply. Our teamwork and dedication to each other grew during that time and continues to grow to this day. We are very thankful for each other and our relationship and take pride in sharing our commitment to each other with our children.

We are always working to be our best selves and live our best lives. We are fortunate to both have jobs that we love, jobs that feel more like hobbies than work. We live in a safe community and are part of a wonderful church family, where we get to share our faith with our children. Spending time together as a family is very important to us. Watching our children grow and learn new things has been the biggest blessing. We are excited to add another member to our family.

Our adoption path is unique. Although we already have two children, we know that we have a lot of love to share and are looking to adoption to complete our family. Courtney has always felt a call to adopt, one that is hard to explain. As a child, Courtney spent a lot of time with close family friends who adopted. She can't remember a time when she wasn't interested in adopting and guesses her family friends played a role in that desire. When we were 17, we talked about our dreams for our futures. Courtney told Andrew about her dreams to be an elementary teacher and to have biological and adopted children. Andrew hadn't really thought about adoption before, but in the 15 years since that conversation, Andrew has realized that our family is being called to adopt. Our two children and extended family are excited to welcome a new baby into our family.

As parents ourselves, we truly believe in parents' intuition. Whichever path your heart is calling you toward, is most likely the correct path for you and your child. Trust in yourself and know that we trust you and admire you as well. We promise to always honor you, both in the way we talk about you with your child and with others. We want to follow your lead on how open you want this adoption to be. We promise to send letters and pictures and we are also open to exchanging emails, phone calls, and possibly visits. Our gratitude for you and the gift you have given will always be present in our home.

Andrew & Courtney

Favorites

Andrew
Courtney
Actor
Tom Hanks
Denzel Washington
Actress
Meryl Streep
Claire Danes
Animal
Polar Bear
Elephant
Author
Dan Brown
Lois Lowry
Book
Angels and Demons
Walk Two Moons
Candy Bar
Snickers
Kit Kat
Cartoon
Sid the Science Kid
Bubble Guppies
Childhood Memory
Building Treehouses
Going on Vacation to Colorado
Childhood Toy
Legos
Dolls
Children's Book
Fifteen Animals
The Dot
City
Kansas City
Boston
Classic Movie
Man From Snowy River
It's a Wonderful Life
Color
Blue
Yellow
Day of Week
Saturday
Saturday
Dessert
Cake
Chocolate Cheesecake
Disney Movie
Moana
Moana
Dream Car
Truck
I Actually Love My Minivan!
Dream Job
Golfer
First Grade Teacher
Dream Vacation
Go to the Master's
Italy
Family Activity
Playing Outside
Going to the Zoo
Flower / Plant
Mint
Hydrangea
Food
Cheeseburger
Pizza
Form of Exercise
Golf
Walking
Fruit
Pineapple
Peaches
Game
Golf
Cribbage
Hobby
Golf
Cooking, Reading, Spending Time Together as a Family
Holiday
Christmas
Christmas
Holiday Song
Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
O Come, All Ye Faithful
Holiday Tradition
Visiting Family
Making Sugar Cookies & Delivering Them to Our Neighbors
Ice Cream
Chocolate
Cookie Dough
Junk Food
Nibs
Chips
Leisure Activity
Golf
Watching Netflix
Magazine
Golf Digest
Parents
Memory with a Child
The Birth of Our Children
Taking Our Daughter, Amelia, to See The Little Mermaid, at our outdoor theater.
Memory with Spouse
Trip to Mexico
Visiting Boston
Movie
Happy Gilmore
Shawshank Redemption
Movie Munchie
Popcorn
Popcorn
Movie Quote
"Well in my book, my father died a much richer man than you'll ever be." from It's a Wonderful Life.
Movie Type
Action
Drama
Musical
The Lion King
The Lion King
Musical Group
Old Dominion
The Beatles
Nursery Rhyme
Three Blind Mice
Hey Diddle Diddle
Olympic Event
Golf
Ice Skating
Personal Hero
Phil Mickelson
Ruby Bridges
Play
The Wizard of Oz
Poet
Shel Silverstein
Quality about my Spouse
Her Persistance
His Calm & Loving demeanor
Quote
"What's comin' will come, and we'll meet it when it does." - Harry Potter
Restaurant
Red Robin
Chipotle
Sandwich
Club
Chicken Avocado
Scripture
Proverbs 3: 5-6
Jeremiah 29:11
Shopping Store
Scheels
Target
Song
Dancing in the Moonlight
Sport to Play
Golf
Volleyball
Sport to Watch
Golf
Baseball
Sports Star
Bubba Watson
Sports Team
Kansas City Royals
Kansas City Royals
Subject in School
Math
Reading
Superhero
Batman
Wonder Woman
Thing to Cook
Omelette
Any Kind of Pasta
Time of Day
Evening
Evening
Tradition
Buying Fireworks With the Kids
Reading Two Books to Each of Our Children Each Night Before They Go to Bed
TV Show
Homeland
The Office
TV Show Character
Dwight Schrute
Dwight Schrute
Type of Music
Country
Country
Vacation Spot
Mexico
Mexico
Video Game
Rock Band

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