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Ben & Ashlee

We are so thankful that you are taking the time to review our profile. We have been married for over 5 years. We are a Christ-following, fun-loving, and family-oriented couple. We love each other deeply and cannot wait to share our unconditional love with a child! We know that you have difficult decisions to make, and we admire your bravery and selflessness during this time. We pray that you feel God's peace throughout your decision-making.

About Us

Ben
Ashlee
Job
High School Social Studies Teacher & Football Coach
Fourth Grade Teacher
Education
Master's Degree in Educational Administration
Master's Degree in Education
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Our Leisure Time

Friends That Have Become Family

In our leisure time, we enjoy spending time together. We love to have fun whether that is going to sporting events, church and school events, watching movies, going out to eat, and really anything that allows us to be together! Since we were both college athletes, sports have been a major part of each of our lives. As a result, we love to have any type of friendly competition from playing basketball to board games to silly, swimming pool games at Ashlee's parent's pool. Ben is a big kid at heart, so he can make even a boring day, fun! Besides spending time together, we love spending time with people we love. We are blessed to have family members who are extremely loving and fun. Also, we are fortunate to have many close friends who are also considered family. Most of our friends have children, so they look forward to another child being around to play with.

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other

Snuggle Time

Ashlee About Ben: Ben consistently leads with integrity. Ben is the type of man who always does the right thing. No matter who Ben is around, he's always himself. He sticks to his values and treats everyone with respect. Ben's passion for connecting with his students and players is praiseworthy. Ben is humble and unselfish. He always does for others. He can make you smile even in your worst moment. Ben has incredible strength and is the rock for the family. He knows just what to do in any situation. Lastly, Ben is just a big kid at heart! He is a goofball. He has a way of making everyone around him feel comfortable.

Reading is Fun!

Ben About Ashlee: Ashlee has such a big heart! She is always caring for others and is sensitive to their needs, going out of her way to help them. Ashlee has an incredible gift of connecting with children making them feel loved and important. She puts others before herself. She is a woman of character, thus is admired by her peers, students, and husband. Ashlee is extremely determined. Anything she puts her mind to, she achieves. This has served her well in life from playing division one basketball, overcoming extreme life situations, or working to become the teacher of the year in her building. However, the quality that best represents her is the way she loves Ben. She puts her whole heart into her marriage and loves unconditionally. She will be the same way with a child.

Cultural Diversity

We think it is important to embrace and celebrate who you are. What makes us unique and different is beautiful. We especially saw this through sports. Since we both played sports at a competitive level, we had the opportunity to play and live with people of many different racial, religious, and ethnic backgrounds. Additionally, we have several friends who have adopted children that are a different race from them. We are so lucky to have been a part of many conversations and relationships that are helping us learn and grow in how we address cultural diversity. Ben has two cousins and Ashlee's sister's niece are African American. Also, our family and church embrace and love adoption and are eager to grow and learn themselves. If we have a child that looks different than we do, we recognize the importance of embracing heroes and seeking settings with people who look like our child.

Video

Photos

Playing at the Park
Playing at the Park
Coach Ben
Coach Ben
Sharing a Laugh
Sharing a Laugh
Spending Time in Our Backyard
Spending Time in Our Backyard
Ashlee at Her Students' Baseball Game
Ashlee at Her Students' Baseball Game
Horseback Riding Fun
Horseback Riding Fun
We All Scream for Ice Cream
We All Scream for Ice Cream
Christmas at Grandma's
Christmas at Grandma's
An Afternoon at the MetroPark
An Afternoon at the MetroPark
Ashlee is Ready for Dr. Seuss Day!
Ashlee is Ready for Dr. Seuss Day!
On Our Way to Ice Cream
On Our Way to Ice Cream
Meeting Up With Friends
Meeting Up With Friends
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Playing at the Park
Playing at the Park
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Coach Ben
Coach Ben
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Sharing a Laugh
Sharing a Laugh
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Spending Time in Our Backyard
Spending Time in Our Backyard
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Ashlee at Her Students' Baseball Game
Ashlee at Her Students' Baseball Game
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Horseback Riding Fun
Horseback Riding Fun
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We All Scream for Ice Cream
We All Scream for Ice Cream
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Christmas at Grandma's
Christmas at Grandma's
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An Afternoon at the MetroPark
An Afternoon at the MetroPark
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Ashlee is Ready for Dr. Seuss Day!
Ashlee is Ready for Dr. Seuss Day!
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On Our Way to Ice Cream
On Our Way to Ice Cream
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Meeting Up With Friends
Meeting Up With Friends

Our House and Neighborhood

Home Sweet Home

We love our home! Our home is filled with pictures and things that are special to us. When people come into our house, they oftentimes comment on how cozy it feels. We are usually cooking in our kitchen, gathering with family and friends in our living room, or playing games in our large yard. Our house feels like a home.

In our neighborhood, we have a playground, walking trails, and a basketball court. We are near several parks, and we live in a terrific school district.

We love our little community, which is in a large metropolitan area in the Midwest. Last year, our city was ranked in the top ten cities for families in the U.S.! There is always a great parade for the 4th of July. During the parade, the streets are lined with people of all ages watching the high school marching band, fire department, old-fashioned cars, and more. We love watching how our community decorates for Christmas time. On Main Street, the brick streets are decorated with lights and wreaths. People dressed as Santa Clauses from every country walk the streets and pass out trading cards to kids. There are live reindeer, an ice-skating rink, hot cocoa, and carolers around the old-time shops and restaurants. We enjoy going on carriage rides and walking the streets with our family. Although we are in the suburbs, we are very close to the science center, history museum, and zoo, which is ranked in the world's top ten zoos!

Our Extended Families

Ashlee's Family

Family is extremely important to both of us! Both of our parents have been married for over 32 years. We feel so blessed to have parents and extended family who have always been there for us. From every parent-teacher conference to every ball game, we have been surrounded by love our entire lives.

All of Ashlee's family lives nearby. We see Ashlee's family at least once a week whether we are swimming at Ashlee's parents' pool, watching Ben's football team play, or going out to eat, we are always laughing and having fun.

Ben's Family

Although Ben's family lives out of town, we see them often. We love their visits, and we also enjoy traveling with them to Holden Beach.

Our parents are beyond thrilled to become grandparents. We are the oldest in our family, and they cannot wait to love and spoil a grandchild. We cannot wait to share our family traditions with a child from ice cream cake on birthdays to pick-up basketball games to Christmas on Main Street to new pajamas every Christmas Eve. Besides our parents, we both have younger sisters, cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents who are eager for us to have a child. Everyone is excited and supportive about our adoption plan and they cannot wait to be a part of our child's life!

From Us to You

Hello! Our names are Ben and Ashlee. We would first like to sincerely thank you for taking the time to read our profile. We think that it takes courage and love to make a decision on your baby's future.

We met almost 9 years ago in college. We met at a bible study for college athletes. Ben played football, and Ashlee played basketball. When we began dating, we quickly found out that we had a lot in common including a love for God, family, sports, and a desire to have children. We've been married for over five years. After getting jobs and completing our master's degrees, we were anxious to expand our family. Unfortunately, we were unable to get pregnant. However, we completely trust God's plan for us. We believe that we were always meant to adopt. We think adoption is a tremendous blessing. We have seen that blessing through several of our friends' experiences. Just like God has adopted us, it would be an honor to adopt ourselves.

We have seen God's hand in our marriage and our lives, and we cannot wait to see the child God provides for us. We are both teachers, so we know that we are fully capable and ready to love a child unconditionally. We both chose to work with children every day. We value the importance of education, and we cannot wait to instill a love for learning in our child. Ben teaches high school students and coaches football. Ashlee has experience teaching preschool through elementary school. She currently teaches fourth grade. Both of us truly love our students and are gifted at developing lasting relationships with them. Ashlee is very gifted at building self-confidence and improving self-worth in her students. Her students feel incredibly loved by her. Ashlee is a leader in her building and was even nominated as Teacher of the Year. Ben is the teacher that students feel comfortable going to when they are in crisis, are facing a tough decision, or simply just need a laugh. Ben has a gift of motivating his players and is a very animated coach. We both love what we do. We were born to teach, but teaching is also extremely conducive to family life. We both get summers and holidays off, which allows for family time. We both get home early enough to have dinners together every night.

We have an extremely loving marriage built on faith and family. Although we are young, we have experienced some adversity in our lives. Through any valley we have had, our marriage and faith in Jesus Christ have only gotten stronger. We think it is essential to model a loving marriage and faith to our future child.

One thing to know about us is that we are constantly surrounded by love. We feel beyond blessed to be supported by family members who are our biggest fans and support system. We have the type of family who will be at your side in a moment's notice whether it is to celebrate or comfort you on a bad day. Besides our family, we have a large, church family who we see weekly. We are a part of a life group, which is a weekly, bible study for young married couples. We meet at our friend's house, which is full of children, who range from four months old to six years old, for food and fellowship. It is so much fun going through life together! Additionally, we both work in amazing, close-knit school communities. We oftentimes socialize with our coworkers.

We cannot imagine the emotions that you have right now. We know the processing and decision-making you are doing takes a lot of serious thought. We have so much admiration for your bravery and the love you have for your child. Knowing this, we will share with you your child's growth and experiences through photos, letters, and emails. We will always be open and honest with a child in regards to adoption. We will make sure that your child knows how much you love them and how hard the decision was for you. We believe God's timing and plan is perfect.

With love and respect,

Ben & Ashlee

Favorites

Ben
Ashlee
Actor
Sylvester Stallone
Tom Hardy
Actress
Sandra Bullock
Julia Roberts
Animal
Monkey
Polar bear
Author
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Dr. Seuss
Book
Bible
Bible
Candy Bar
Snickers
Reese's
Cartoon
Hey Arnold
Recess
Childhood Memory
Traveling to North Carolina
Going to my grandparents' farm
Childhood Toy
Bike
Cash register
Children's Book
Are You My Mother?
Love You Forever
City
San Diego
Washington D.C.
Classic Movie
Young Frankenstein
Parent Trap
Color
Blue
Purple
Day of Week
Friday
Friday
Dessert
Cheesecake
Ice cream
Disney Movie
Toy Story
The Little Mermaid
Dream Car
Corvette
One with heated seats :)
Dream Job
Head Football Coach
I have the best job!
Dream Vacation
Rome, Italy
Rome, Italy
Family Activity
Dinner and a movie night
Dinner and a movie night
Flower / Plant
Weeping Willow Tree
Peonies
Food
BBQ
Hibachi
Form of Exercise
Weightlifting
Sports
Fruit
Watermelon
Watermelon
Game
Scattergories
Catch Phrase
Hobby
Weightlifting/playing sports
Walking
Holiday
Thanksgiving
Christmas
Holiday Song
Silent Night
All I Want For Christmas Is You
Holiday Tradition
Game night on Christmas Eve
Family dinner and gift exchange
Ice Cream
Cookie Dough
Vanilla with toppings
Junk Food
Kettle corn
BBQ chips
Leisure Activity
Watching sports
TV
Magazine
ESPN the Magazine
Better Homes and Gardens
Memory with a Child
Zoo trips
Zoo trips
Memory with Spouse
Honeymoon in San Diego
Vacation in Memphis
Movie
Rocky Movies
Mrs. Doubtfire
Movie Munchie
Icey
Popcorn
Movie Quote
"Water makes you weak, water is for cowards, water is for washing blood off my uniform. You don't get any blood on my uniform. You must be outside your mind. We are going to do up downs until Blue is no longer tired and thirsty." -Remember the Tita
"I wrote you 365 letters. I wrote you every day for a year...it wasn't over, it still isn't over!" -The Notebook
Movie Type
Comedy
Drama
Musical
Hamilton
The Greatest Showman
Musical Group
Zac Brown Band
Rascal Flatts
Nursery Rhyme
Old MacDonald
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Olympic Event
Track and Field
Track and Field
Personal Hero
My wife
My husband
Play
Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast
Poet
Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss
Quality about my Spouse
Loving
Integrity
Quote
Your comfort zone is a garden, but nothing grows there.
Faith not Fear
Restaurant
Joe's BBQ
Chick-fil-A
Sandwich
Buffalo chicken
French dip
Scripture
Jeremiah 29:11
Romans 8:28
Shopping Store
Dick's
Macy's
Song
Can't Stop the Feeling
Bless the Broken Road
Sport to Play
Football
Basketball
Sport to Watch
Football
Basketball
Sports Star
Lebron James
Lebron James
Sports Team
Cleveland Cavaliers
St. Louis Cardinals
Subject in School
Social Studies
Social Studies
Superhero
Thor
Batman
Thing to Cook
Hamburgers
Stuffed peppers
Time of Day
Night
Afternoon
Tradition
Family birthdays
Christmas with family
TV Show
Impractical Jokers
The Office
TV Show Character
Detective Stabler
Michael Scott
Type of Music
Country
Country
Vacation Spot
Holden Beach in North Carolina
Holden Beach in North Carolina
Video Game
Madden
Super Mario Brothers

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