We met in 2010 on a dating website, and have been inseparable ever since. Early on, we realized all we've ever wanted was to be parents. As we got to know each other, we listened to each others countless stories of how each of us dreamt of being parents. In kindergarten, when Julie was asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, she answered, "a mommy." Julie started babysitting at age 11, was a camp counselor for many years, and became a teacher to make a difference in children's lives. Ben excitedly and lovingly, shared wonderful memories of him playing sports, going to movies and having sleep overs with his nephews. We got married in 2012 and immediately started trying to have children. After four years of countless procedures and four heartbreaking failed in vitro fertilizations, we realized children would not be possible biologically. Since we both knew giving up was not an option, there was no doubt that adoption was a perfect way to grow our family. We both feel that love has no boundaries and that the child we adopt will be shown the same love as if they were born to us. The love for our child is already growing in our hearts.
We live in a beautiful, spacious, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home. We live on a quiet, friendly cul de sac, in one of the best ranked school districts in Missouri. We are also very close to playgrounds, parks and all of our family.
Words cannot express my love for my wife, Julie. She has been my best friend since the moment I met her. I've never met someone with more patience nor someone more prepared to be a mother. Watching her with children is such a joy and they are so drawn to her. All Julie wants is for everyone to be happy.
When I first met Ben, over six years ago, he instantly brought a smile to my face with his great sense of humor. I can honestly say that he has made me smile and laugh every day since! Ben is the most honest, kind, supportive, thoughtful, sincere and funny man that I have ever met. I feel so incredibly lucky to call him my best friend and my husband. I know he is going to make the best father and I can't wait to experience it with him!