We first met 9 years ago when we were introduced by Michelle's sister. Although our journey began as friends it wasn't long before we started dating. We quickly learned how much we had in common and knew we were meant to be together. After about 2 years of dating, Brent proposed and we were married on June 7, 2014.
We both come from families with older siblings who all have kids and are excited to expand our family through adoption. We have lots of fun family traditions we will share and expand upon with our little one (see photos to get a closer glimpse!)
Our friends & family tell us we have an abundance of love in our personalities and skills to share with a child. Before pursing private adoption we were foster parents. Although we were unable to find a permanent placement through the foster care system, we loved every minute of being foster parents. This experience affirmed to us that adoption is the right path for us! We are hopeful for an open adoption as we currently have an open relationship with our former foster child and his grandma. We see the immense benefits, but are also open to having the type of relationship that makes you most comfortable, whether that is open, semi-open, or closed. We believe that is your decision to make. We also would like you to know that we cannot begin to imagine what a difficult decision this must be, and we want to wish you all the strength, courage, and hope as you go through this process.