Hi there, thank you for taking the time learn more about us.
We know this must be one of the most important decisions you'll ever make and we are grateful you're considering us to adopt your baby. We truly feel we were meant to be parents. It's an undeniable part of who we both are. We have such deep admiration for you and the brave decision you are making. Rest assured, the love, compassion and laughter we have to share while raising a child will be unconditionally abundant.
We have always been surrounded by children. Whether it be our nine nieces and nephews or our cousins or friends’ families - the kids always gravitate to us and we love to spend time with them. We always knew we wanted a family of our own - but we weren't able make that happen biologically. We believe everything happens for a reason. After years of trying, we came to the realization that we were meant to adopt. The adoption path couldn't feel more right to make our dream of becoming parents a reality. We are really looking forward to growing our family.
We met in our small Ohio town in 1993 - we were actually high school sweethearts! We realized after high school we had to grow on our own before we were ready to settle down. Years later in 2002, a family tragedy brought us back together, and we have been inseparable ever since. In so many ways, life is about timing.
We live an active and healthy life. We both enjoy cooking, exercising and doing most things together. We love having a chill Sunday and taking our two sweet rescue dogs Gracie and Rainy (who both adore kids) on long walks around our neighborhood. We both love playing and watching sports and especially cheering on our hometown Ohio State Buckeyes. Ryan teaches martial arts and has a close group of students and instructors he works with. We also coach/manage pop warner and high school football teams, and Ryan continues to mentor the kids once they've moved on from the team. We love to go on hikes, go to the beach or go skiing in the mountains. We also love to travel, cook together and we always look forward to spending time with our family and friends.
Our life revolves around a pretty simple philosophy - be a good human and treat people how you would want to be treated. We always try to give instead of take. We make it a point to laugh daily with each other and love unconditionally. We know the importance of cherishing each and every day. These are principles we plan to instill in our family. We know it is key to have people to lean on and turn to when raising a family and we are confident that between our families and the amazing group of friends we have, we couldn't ask for a better support system and we want our child to grow up truly appreciating that support system around them and to remain connected with their family and ultimately make an impact in this world.