As you are considering an adoption plan for your child, we want to thank you for taking the time to get to know us better. We know that this is a difficult time full of many uncertainties and we hope that you feel loved and supported every step of the way.
As adoptive parents, we are committed to providing a stable, loving home full of fun and experiences that our child will remember forever. We will include our child's first family in their story from the beginning and encourage them to ask questions about who they are and where they come from.
We are praying for you and your child during your pregnancy and for peace as you make the best decision for both of you.
We were both born and raised in Arkansas just a few miles apart. We met in 2009 at a birthday party Ben threw for Mandy's sister Erin, but didn't start dating until Erin set us up as dates for her wedding in 2012.
Mandy teaches 3rd grade and Ben teaches 9th grade English. Both of us love getting our students excited about reading and putting the perfect books into their hands. Stories of all kinds- from books and movies to video games- will be a huge part of our family's life.
We share our home with three lively dogs- Riley, Stella, and Atlas. They are equal parts rocket dog and couch potato. They love chew toys, riding on our boat, and laying by the fire.
Both sides of our family live nearby, so we get together often to celebrate holidays and birthdays (there are a lot of those!). We also have close friends, who are like family, that live in Dallas, but come visit several times a year.
We have considered adoption throughout our entire marriage and we believe that now is the time!