Greetings from Cody & Sam! We look forward to being parents with open arms and lots of love to share!
First, please know we promise to always treat you and your family with respect. We would be so grateful for the chance to get to know you and learn about the wishes you have for your child.
Thank you for taking some time to learn a little about us!
We cherish the simple pleasures of life and hope to share them with a child. We enjoy the outdoors and keeping busy with friends, family and our 2 dogs. We live on a big family farm in Southwest MN with lots of room to run and play. The farm is the same farm where Cody grew up. We are excited for the opportunity to raise a family here! We love what life on the farm has to offer but are also close to Sioux Falls, SD where we can enjoy the amenities of the city too.
We hope our photos and stories in our profile give you a good glimpse into the life we share together.
Fun with filters - our home on a cold winter sunset
Texas Grandpa and Grandma!
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
Who We Are
Written by Sam:
Cody and I were both raised on a farm close to small towns. We grew up in active rural communities with lots of close family and friends.
We both have a love for animals. As kids Cody and I enjoyed playing sports. Cody was active in 4-H, showing cattle and I competed in rodeos and spent as much time with my horses as I could. I also enjoyed spending lots of time with my friends - my mom always says I'm a social butterfly!
Cody has a bachelors degree in Animal Science from South Dakota State University. I have a bachelors degree in Human Services from Buena Vista University.
Cody and I met in 2007 at a golf course county club near my hometown in north central Iowa. After college Cody got a job in this town and joined the club as a member. I worked there in the restaurant while I was going to school. We starting dating shortly after meeting.
In 2009, a few days before Valentine's Day, I was at Cody's apartment and found an empty box (what looked like a ring box) on the kitchen table. I was SO excited! Right away I called my mom to tell her what I'd found. I took the box and did not mention to Cody that I'd found it. Valentine's day comes around...he gives me earrings. I was secretly a little disappointed. The next day we were headed over to my mom's for supper. We got out of the car and our bloodhound dog, named Lois (Cody and I rescued her from the humane society in 2008), came running up to the car. She had a black bag tied around her collar ( I thought she'd got tangled up in something). Turns out there was a RING in the bag. Cody got down on one knee and proposed. My family was in on it the whole time. The earrings were just a trick since Cody accidently left the box on the table. Their trick worked...I had no idea!
We were married in October of 2009 and it was one of the best days ever!!
A little more about us and our extended families:
Cody is the youngest of 3 siblings. He has an older brother and sister. Cody's brother lives in Pennsylvania and his sister lives in South Dakota. We have 3 nephews on Cody's side of the family. Lot's of fun trips back and forth to visit each other! Cody's parents live close to the farm where we currently live. They recently just celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.
I have one younger brother who lives in Oklahoma and is engaged to be married in September this year. I don't have any nieces or nephews (yet!). My mom and step dad live in Texas. We love traveling to Texas in the winter to visit my parents and they love to visit Minnesota in the summer! We recently lost my Dad. We now have a beautiful angel watching over us. My grandparents live in Iowa.We visit them often. They only live about 3 hours from us.
We have built the beginning years of our life together, our careers and our home. We have a huge support network with all of our friends and family. Now we would love more than anything to expand our family by welcoming a child through open adoption.
The other day we had a nice visit in our home with our adoption social worker to complete our home study update in order to keep our approval to adopt current. If you’d like to learn more about us outside of the information shared in our profile you can email her at email@example.com or call her at 651.255.2349. She is a very kind person and easy to talk to. Not only does she work with adoptive families but also is a pregnancy counselor. We have felt very comfortable with her since the beginning of our journey to grow our family through adoption.
We hope that this new year brings a connection with an expectant mom whom we can build a relationship with and add to our hearts and home.
If you are an expectant mom reading this and considering us to be the adoptive parents for your baby please know we would be so honored to get to know you and learn about the wishes you have for your child.
If you’d like to see more about us and see little stories/comments etc. from our family and friends please check out our facebook page:
We recently refurbished a toy box that my Great Grandpa made when I was a little girl. It will make a great addition to the baby’s room. The box opens for storing toys inside and the top is a cushion so it can be used as a bench too. Eventually, it would be fun to add the baby’s name to the front for a little personal touch. Hopefully it can be enjoyed for many more years!
Thank You for Visiting Our Adoption Profile
We want to thank you for considering us as adoptive parents for your child.
We truly appreciate your kindness and strength and look forward to hearing from you.