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Ben & Stephanie

Being parents has been the most amazing, humbling and rewarding experience we have ever had. We believe showing love and mutual respect for each other is a very important part of helping our children develop into responsible, respectful and caring people. We are so excited to be able to grow our family through adoption again. We want to thank you for giving us the opportunity to share more about our life with you.

About Us

Ben
Stephanie
Job
Software Engineer
Stay-at-Home Mom
Education
Master's Degree in Project Management
Bachelor's Degree in Sustainable Interior Design
Children
Weston
Relationship
Legally Married

Adoption in Our Lives

Our Little Family

We feel incredibly blessed to have been able to welcome our son Weston into our family through adoption. We were chosen by his birth parents just a month before his due date and we were able to build a wonderful relationship with them both in the time before he was born through emails, texts and phone calls.

Fortunately, we were able to get a room in the hospital after he was born. For the two days he was there, we got to spend a lot of time bonding with his birth family and we treasure every minute that we had with them. We consider his birth family as a part of our own extended family. We still keep in touch with Weston's birth parents and update them regularly through videos, pictures and occasional emails.

Our son has a keepsake box with sentimental items from the hospital, things from his birth parents and a diary we wrote about our adoption journey. From the beginning, we wanted to adopt twice so that our children would have adoption in common. We are hoping having that common ground will help lead them to supporting each other and building a lifelong bond.

We are so excited to expand our family through adoption again, and are looking forward to the next chapter in our adoption journey!

Our Adventures

On Top of Coba Temple

We enjoy traveling the world and experiencing new cultures. We try to make time for a vacation at least once a year. Many of our trips are to Mexico with it being a short and easy flight from Colorado. While traveling, we enjoy being active and go on adventures like kayaking, spelunking, ziplining and exploring ancient ruins. We are lucky to have been able to climb to the top of Coba, an ancient Mayan temple in Mexico, before it closes to the public.

We have both lived overseas, which allowed us to travel easily throughout Europe and other continents. The most intense adventure we have been on was a walking tour in an underground cave where recent rains had flooded the exit. In order to get out of the cave we had to float backwards through a narrow canal that had only six inches of air between the water and the cave ceiling. A few of our favorite places that we have visited so far are the Roman Colosseum and the Swiss Alps. We are very excited to be able to take our children with us on many adventures in the future.

Fun Facts About Us

About Stephanie:

  • Lived in England for two years.
  • Has seen more of Europe than she has the United States.
  • Saved many of her favorite books and toys from her childhood so she can pass them on to her children one day.
  • Put herself through college and bought her first house at the age of twenty four.
  • Spontaneously has dance parties where she sings and dances with our son.

  • About Ben:

  • Served in the military for six years.
  • Has lived in four different foreign countries.
  • Bought his first house when he was twenty three and then his dream home when he was twenty nine.
  • Can fix just about anything.
  • Loves building forts, he might even enjoy it more than our son.
  • Photos

    Happy Family
    Happy Family
    Fun at the Ice Castle
    Fun at the Ice Castle
    Giraffes! (Weston's Favorite)
    Giraffes! (Weston's Favorite)
    Making Christmas Cookies
    Making Christmas Cookies
    Soaking Up the Sun
    Soaking Up the Sun
    Kayaking in Costa Rica
    Kayaking in Costa Rica
    Trip to Nicaragua
    Trip to Nicaragua
    Ben Riding the ATV
    Ben Riding the ATV
    Swimming With Mommy
    Swimming With Mommy
    Hiking
    Hiking
    Making Sherbert
    Making Sherbert
    Attending a Friend's Wedding
    Attending a Friend's Wedding
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    Happy Family
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    Fun at the Ice Castle
    Fun at the Ice Castle
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    Giraffes! (Weston's Favorite)
    Giraffes! (Weston's Favorite)
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    Making Christmas Cookies
    Making Christmas Cookies
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    Soaking Up the Sun
    Soaking Up the Sun
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    Kayaking in Costa Rica
    Kayaking in Costa Rica
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    Trip to Nicaragua
    Trip to Nicaragua
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    Ben Riding the ATV
    Ben Riding the ATV
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    Swimming With Mommy
    Swimming With Mommy
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    Hiking
    Hiking
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    Making Sherbert
    Making Sherbert
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    Attending a Friend's Wedding
    Attending a Friend's Wedding

    Our House and Neighborhood

    Our Home

    We own a home on a 10-acre property, about 20 minutes outside of the city in a small close-knit community. We live next to a national forest on the lower slope of a mountain which gives us privacy, amazing views and keeps us close to nature. Living in Colorado gives us a chance to enjoy many different activities in the various seasons like hiking, biking and sledding. We love spending time outdoors and exploring as a family.

    Our neighborhood is very safe and friendly with a wonderful elementary school less than two miles away from our house. Our local moms group and school PTA put together many fun activities and events for the children year round that receive lots of community support. Every year the elementary PTA puts on a fall festival with a trick or treat street, bouncy houses, cake walks and tons of exciting games. We also have a wonderful park with playgrounds and a baseball field in the middle of town. The town hosts most of our community events at the park which include music festivals and holiday celebrations. We are looking forward to taking our children to many of the these great local events each year.

    Our Extended Families

    Zoo Trip With Family

    Ben has one younger brother and Stephanie has one older brother. Stephanie's brother lives less than an hour away with his wife, four year old son and nine month old daughter. We get together with them at least once a month for a family gathering where we either hang out at one of our homes or go out and do a fun activity. We are excited that our children will get to grow up having a close relationship with their cousins.

    Uncle Awesome

    Ben's brother also lives less than an hour away with his wife. We try to see them once a month as well. They enjoy spending time with our son as much as possible and adore him to pieces.

    The rest of our extended families live out of state. We try to make time every year for a trip to go visit, alternating between our families each year. Both of our families are ecstatic to have another child to shower with love.

    From Us to You

    We are so grateful that you want to learn more about us. We can only imagine how challenging this decision must be for you. We are eager to share more about ourselves with you to help you choose the perfect parents for your child. We started dating in 2013 and had always talked about having children once we were married. After we got married in 2017 and were ready to start a family, we came to learn that it may be impossible for us to have a biological child. We quickly decided that we still very much wanted a family and felt adoption would be a great fit for us and a wonderful way to start our family. In early 2020 we were blessed with adopting our amazing son Weston.

    Before becoming a full-time mom, Stephanie ran her own interior design company that allowed her to work from home. Stephanie's new job as a stay-at-home mom is now the cornerstone of our family. Ben runs his own business working as a software engineer. He usually works only four days a week and is able to set his own hours. We like the flexibility of being able to change his schedule to allow him to be a part of all our important family events.

    We believe that being parents is the most important job we will ever have. We are both goal oriented and know that working hard and focusing on our goals helps us achieve them. We believe that instilling strong values and teaching respect for others helps create good character. Our goal is to teach our children how to become thoughtful, intelligent, independent and loving people. We are also very excited to learn from them and develop into better parents and spouses.

    We would be very honored to welcome your child into our home with a sibling who was also adopted. We truly hope that having adoption in common will help foster a lifelong bond between our children. We know that our son will be an amazing big brother and we are eager to help him understand what an important role that will be.

    We take the responsibility of being parents very seriously and our promise to you is that we will love this child unconditionally and give them the best life we possibly can. We will be open and honest about their adoption. We promise that you will not be forgotten. Who you are matters to us because we believe that family history and knowing where you come from are important. We will always speak kindly of you and make sure that this child knows that your decision was made out of love for them. Your child will always be a part of you, and we will gladly pass along any history and information that you wish to share with us. We are committed to remaining open to communication through letters, emails and video chats, if you desire. We intend to provide regularly updated photos and videos to show you that your child is happy, well taken care of and that you made the best possible choice for them.

    Our hearts feel heavy trying to imagine how difficult this decision must be for you. We sincerely hope that we can bring some comfort to you by conveying more of who we are, how much we care about you and how much love we have to give to your child. You are giving a gift that is one of the most selfless and courageous that anyone can possibly receive. We want to truly thank you for considering us to be the parents who will love and guide your child to be the amazing person they are meant to be.

    Ben & Stephanie

    Favorites

    Ben
    Stephanie
    Actor
    Chris Pratt
    Tom Hanks
    Actress
    Natalie Portman
    Reese Witherspoon
    Animal
    Wallaby
    Dog or Hippo
    Author
    Orson Wells
    Dan Brown
    Book
    Ender's Game
    The DaVinci Code
    Candy Bar
    Reese's Peanutbutter cups
    MilkyWay
    Cartoon
    Voltron (the original)
    DuckTales (the original)
    Childhood Memory
    Rescuing our dog from the pound
    My mom reading to me and using different voices for each character
    Childhood Toy
    Nintendo
    baby dolls
    Children's Book
    Where the Wild Things Are
    Grover Sleeps Over
    City
    Grindelwald, Switzerland
    Rome
    Classic Movie
    The Goonies
    16 Candles
    Color
    Blue
    Teal
    Day of Week
    Friday
    Saturday
    Dessert
    Custard
    Tirimisu
    Disney Movie
    Zootopia
    Ratatouille
    Dream Car
    1997 Toyota Supra
    Palisade
    Dream Job
    Engineer
    Cake decorator
    Dream Vacation
    Australia
    Australia
    Family Activity
    Travelling the world
    Game night
    Flower / Plant
    Aspen trees
    Tiger Lily
    Food
    Peanut butter
    Nachos
    Form of Exercise
    Hiking
    Walking
    Fruit
    Dragonfruit
    Watermelon
    Game
    Monopoly
    Cranium
    Hobby
    Dirt biking
    Scrapbooking
    Holiday
    Christmas
    Christmas
    Holiday Song
    Carol of the Bells
    Snow Miser/Heat Miser
    Holiday Tradition
    Decorating Christmas cookies
    Baking Christmas cookies
    Ice Cream
    Chocolate chip cookie dough
    Coffee
    Junk Food
    Cheez-its
    Soft pretzels with cheese
    Leisure Activity
    Playing with the dogs
    Reading to our son
    Magazine
    Car and Driver
    Architectural Digest
    Memory with a Child
    Our son walking for the first time
    Our son walking for the first time and how he would get so excited when he would look at me that he would stumble
    Memory with Spouse
    When I told Stephanie she was done (dating) and I was the man she was going to marry
    Ben dancing while pumping gas into the car
    Movie
    Groundhog Day
    The Holiday
    Movie Munchie
    Cheetos
    Cheddar popcorn
    Movie Quote
    Elf: We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup.
    "My Momma always said, 'Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.'" Forrest Gump
    Movie Type
    Sci-Fi
    Comedy
    Musical
    Sing
    Sing
    Musical Group
    Tool
    Snow Patrol
    Nursery Rhyme
    This Old Man
    Twinkle twinkle little star
    Olympic Event
    Ice Hockey
    Figure skating
    Personal Hero
    Elon Musk
    Jane Goodall
    Play
    A Christmas Carol
    A Christmas Carol
    Poet
    Shel Silverstein
    Dr. Seuss
    Quality about my Spouse
    Loyalty
    How incredibly selfless he is.
    Quote
    I have not failed, I have just found ten thousand ways that won't work
    Live for today because tomorrow is not promised.
    Restaurant
    Olive Garden
    Everest Nepal
    Sandwich
    Peanutbutter and jelly
    Grilled cheese
    Shopping Store
    Costco
    Amazon
    Song
    Thriller
    Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol
    Sport to Play
    Hockey
    Sledding
    Sport to Watch
    Hockey
    Hockey
    Sports Star
    Joe Sakic
    Michelle Kwan
    Sports Team
    Avalanche
    Avalanche
    Subject in School
    Science
    Art
    Superhero
    Star Lord
    Wonder Woman
    Thing to Cook
    Pasta
    Lasagna
    Time of Day
    Family dinner
    Evening
    Tradition
    Carving pumpkins for Halloween
    Handing out candy to trick or treaters and seeing all the cute costumes
    TV Show
    Atypical
    The Masked Singer
    TV Show Character
    Schmidt from New Girl
    Jess from New Girl
    Type of Music
    80's
    Alternative
    Vacation Spot
    Switzerland Alps
    Mexico
    Video Game
    Zelda
    Dance Dance Revolution

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