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Ben & Emily

Adoption is something that is so special to us and has been on our hearts for so long. We hope you get a glimpse of what your child's life would be like with us. We cannot wait to share all of our happiness, joy, and love with a child. Thank you for viewing our profile and potentially considering us in this journey.

About Us

Civil Engineer
Intensive Care Nurse
Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing
Legally Married

Our Leisure Time

Mountaintop Lake

We have been best friends for a long time, and we love spending quality time together. We enjoy having coffee on our deck, playing board games, watching sports together, and playing golf! When together, we give each other our undivided attention.

Weekly, we go to a lake near our house and walk the 4-mile loop. Our dog, Bella, loves to play fetch and swim there! Otherwise, we visit a nearby state park where we hike the trails. We love hiking, spending time active and outdoors, and mainly, enjoying each other's company. We see young families at these places all the time, and we cannot wait to become one of them and share all of these experiences with our child!

Each year the two of us go to a national park and explore everything it has to offer. We cannot wait to take our child to national parks and go camping, hiking, fishing, and just show them the pure beauty of the outdoors and quality family time.

Emily loves to cuddle Bella and take her on walks and hikes, curl up with a good book, and plan fun events for friends and family! Ben loves to fish, hunt, smoke meat, play fetch with Bella, and play sports! Our hobbies and lifestyle reflect our values. We value the simple, yet most rewarding things in life. We cannot wait to include a child in all of our activities and give them as much as possible in life.

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other

Sunset Dinner

Emily About Ben: Ben is everything you would want in a husband and father. He is always doing caring and thoughtful things for me – fills my gas tank, makes my coffee, etc. Ben will go above and beyond for this child. He will do little things for them all of the time so they know how special and loved they are. I love Ben's imagination and the fun he brings. He will love building living room forts, playing outside, and helping with school projects.

He is such a good role model. Ben has a great career and works very hard for our family. He is so reliable and handles all stressful situations with ease. I cannot wait to have a front row seat watching Ben excel as a dad.

Ben About Emily: Emily is the most loving woman I know and does things with her whole heart. I love that Em greets me with a smile every time I walk into a room and goes out of her way to make my day better. Emily is such a positive, cheerful person and makes a happy home for us.

She puts family first, and when we have a child, her main priority will be to show this child so much love and affection and make their life the most fulfilling it can be. She will be the most loving and energetic mom that's always ready to do something fun. I love everything about her, and I can't wait to watch her become the best mom.

Our Favorite Vacation Spot

Capturing the Moment!

Nothing is better than time spent at home, but we also love getting away together. Camping is one of our favorite things to do. We love hiking, fly fishing, and enjoying all of the amazing scenery and wildlife. We love capturing moments with pictures of us and everywhere we go. This child will have a full baby album filled with adventures!

With Emily's family, we all go to a beautiful campground just north of here numerous times a year. All of the siblings and her parents spend the getaway weekends playing games, swimming at the lake, sitting around campfires, and watching fall football. It has wide, paved paths along the lake perfect for biking or strollers. We love all of the fun bonding time spent with family at this campground.

With Ben's family, the entire family annually goes to their lake house at Table Rock Lake. We love boating, playing games on the dock, fishing, and playing cards together. The house allows for so much family fun and a baby will be the perfect addition. We love that we will always have a getaway spot for our family. A child fits perfectly into our lifestyle, and we cannot wait to share with them our adventure and zest for life.


Happy Holidays!
Happy Holidays!
Canoeing at the Tetons
Canoeing at the Tetons
Exploring Chichen Itza
Exploring Chichen Itza
Ben Ice Fishing
Ben Ice Fishing
Fun at a Wedding
Fun at a Wedding
Planting Springtime Flowers
Planting Springtime Flowers
One of Our Favorite Places - Rocky Mountain National Park
One of Our Favorite Places - Rocky Mountain National Park
Relaxing Catamaran Ride
Relaxing Catamaran Ride
Dinner in Mexico
Dinner in Mexico
Easter Day Spent With Family
Easter Day Spent With Family
Henry Doorly Zoo Date
Henry Doorly Zoo Date
Exploring in Utah
Exploring in Utah
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Happy Holidays!
Happy Holidays!
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Canoeing at the Tetons
Canoeing at the Tetons
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Exploring Chichen Itza
Exploring Chichen Itza
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Ben Ice Fishing
Ben Ice Fishing
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Fun at a Wedding
Fun at a Wedding
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Planting Springtime Flowers
Planting Springtime Flowers
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One of Our Favorite Places - Rocky Mountain National Park
One of Our Favorite Places - Rocky Mountain National Park
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Relaxing Catamaran Ride
Relaxing Catamaran Ride
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Dinner in Mexico
Dinner in Mexico
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Easter Day Spent With Family
Easter Day Spent With Family
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Henry Doorly Zoo Date
Henry Doorly Zoo Date
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Exploring in Utah
Exploring in Utah

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We live in a beautiful home in Nebraska, and our neighborhood is very family-oriented with numerous playgrounds for young kids.

Our home is a family style ranch located in a cul de sac. The little neighbor kids love riding their tricycles in the circle, and it's a very safe place to play, free from traffic. Our house backs up to a little neighborhood forest with walking trails. You can hear kids laughing and exploring the woods throughout the summer, and we cannot wait for this child to join in the fun.

Our backyard is also adjacent to two baseball fields and a playground. Ben will put a gate in our fence so that we can just step onto the baseball field and head up to the park. This area is a perfect place to fly kites, then jump on the swings.

The two of us spend a lot of time on our deck - drinking coffee, eating dinner, and having fires. The view is so peaceful and soothing, and we absolutely love that we get to have so much outdoor beauty, backyard space, and huge trees within the city.

Our home is where we love to host friends and our families. We make dinners for them, play board games, and watch sports in our basement. We have a large room in the basement that we cannot wait to convert into an awesome toy room. Our home and beautiful neighborhood are perfect for a child and family.

Our Extended Families

Camping With Emily's Family

We have such fun, supportive, wonderful extended families! All of our siblings and parents live in our city and are close by. We are so fortunate to be able to see them on a weekly basis.

Emily's family has a lot of fun together. We all love anything sports-related, and we all gather to watch big games. The eight of us go camping a few times a year, and we love spending time around a campfire and playing yard games. Emily has planned an annual golf scramble for her dad's birthday each year complete with balloons and prizes!

Vacation With Ben's Family

Ben's family is such a close-knit group. We all love playing card games and play every time we are together. All of us love to go boating, swimming, and spend quality time together at their lake house! Ben gets his love of smoking meat from his dad, and everyone gets to reap the benefits.

This child will be the first grandchild on both sides, and everyone is excited to add a little one to the family. They can't wait to become the best grandparents, aunts, and uncles, and they will play a huge supportive role in this child's life. Our families have known for a long time that we would be adopting, and they couldn't be happier for this dream to become reality. We are very close with all of our family, and our families are so thrilled to love this child and center them in all of the laughter, love, and fun.

From Us to You

You are truly an inspiration to us. You are such a selfless, caring person to love your child this much to be considering adoption. We would be absolutely honored if you choose us to parent your child.

We have been together forever. We began dating our freshman year of high school in 2007, and now, will be celebrating our five year wedding anniversary. Our marriage continues to get better and better. The most accurate way to describe us is that we are best friends. We like to have fun together and support each other in everything. We truly are teammates in life, and this will continue when parenting.

Our favorite times are spent as a little family, consisting of the two of us and our dog, Bella; we cannot wait until our little family includes a child and our hearts grow in size. Your child would be at the center of a family with two parents that love them so much, and they would be in a home where we eat dinner together every night, go on walks, give hugs, spend time outside, and read bedtime stories together. We will dedicate our lives to helping your child be happy, successful, and always knowing that they are loved beyond measure.

Each of us know that the other will be a wonderful parent. Ben will be the best dad. He will sit at the kitchen table and help this child with math, play outside with them, and teach them life lessons. Emily will shower them in love and affection and be such a positive, cheerful, and attentive mom. Emily only works three days a week and will spend the other four days taking this child on adventures, teaching them, and being very present.

Our families are very fun, and we are very close with our parents and all of our siblings. This child will be the first grandchild on both sides of our families. Our families are all so excited to embrace and spoil this little one! Our parents will be very active and present grandparents. Our siblings and parents already love this child so much, and we cannot wait to give this child a huge support system.

Your child would grow up in such a warm, happy environment, be taught to respect and be kind to others, and will always know safety and security. They will never question how loved they are - both by us and by you. This child will know from infancy that they were adopted. We will tell them bedtime stories about you and always tell them how much you love them. You and your family will be accurately painted as a wonderful and loving group of people. We are excited to see this child have talents that differ from ours. We will tell them that they likely got these talents from you!

Adoption will always be a positive, open conversation in our family. We truly want to raise this child in the most healthy, positive way. We want your child to have a strong sense of self-esteem and confidence. In order for this to happen, we recognize and value the importance of positively reinforcing their background, identity, and adoption as a whole.

Adoption produces so many unique and special relationships. We would love to participate in life's journey with you. We find it very important that we make you feel confident and at peace in your decision and in us, and we would be happy to send letters, photos, and emails to you. We would also be open to future visits, and we understand that our relationship would evolve and change over time. We will be praying for you during this time and that you may have peace in whatever decision you make.

We would be ecstatic to parent and unconditionally love your child. We will spend our lives ensuring that they have the most fulfilling life possible – filled with love, experiences, fun, and support. Thank you for viewing our profile – we hope you got a small glimpse of all that we have in our hearts to give to your child.


Ben & Emily


Denzel Washington
Leonardo DiCaprio
Anne Hathaway
Diana Gabaldon
Outlander series
Candy Bar
Childhood Memory
Childhood sports
Camping with my family
Childhood Toy
Children's Book
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
Magic Tree House
Classic Movie
The Shawshank Redemption
Remember the Titans
Day of Week
Ice Cream
Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies
Disney Movie
Toy Story
Dream Vacation
Family Activity
Going to the zoo
Flower / Plant
French Fries
Anything with potatoes
Form of Exercise
Playing sports
Ping Pong
Fourth of July
Holiday Song
Feliz Navidad
Michael Buble Holiday
Holiday Tradition
Family games on Christmas
Christmas Eve Family Game Night
Ice Cream
Peanut butter chocolate
Cookie Dough
Junk Food
Ice Cream
Mozzarella Sticks
Leisure Activity
Watching football
Memory with Spouse
Honeymoon to Jamaica
Road trip to the Smoky Mountains
Guardians of the Galaxy
Movie Munchie
Popcorn with Skittles
Movie Type
Anything based on a true story or a comedy
Musical Group
Third Eye Blind
Olympic Event
Beach Volleyball
Quality about my Spouse
Fun and outgoing personality
"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take"
Happiness is Homemade
Shopping Store
Sport to Play
Sport to Watch
Sports Star
Michael Jordan
Sports Team
Arizona Cardinals
Nebraska Cornhuskers
Subject in School
Thing to Cook
Smoked Ribs
Chicken Parmesan - Ben's Favorite :)
Time of Day
Morning and Night!
Visiting National Parks
Ben and my Christmas Eve walk
TV Show
The Office
The Office
TV Show Character
Type of Music
Vacation Spot
Rocky Mountains
Grand Tetons

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