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Ryan + Lisa

Family of four that values the ordinary days together hopes to adopt and make life together even more extraordinary!

When we started on our adoption journey we were overwhelmed by the advice.

The “adoption experts” said “no photos with sunglasses,” “sound excited, but not too excited,” “no dogs.” What in the world?!

How will you know us for us if we aren’t being real? Like that Ryan is deathly afraid of spiders so our oldest son is in charge of squishing them; or that Lisa has earned the knick name “smarty farty” from our kids (yes, we said fart).

So to heck with the “expert advice.” This is Us. Real and unfiltered.

We are a devoted family of four, hoping to become a party of five through adoption. We love being parents (mainly so Ryan can tell lame dad jokes) and we are over the moon excited to think about growing our family through adoption. We can't wait to fill our house with more laughter and our sons are so excited to have another sibling to build forts and read stories with.

If you give us the opportunity to love your child, we would love BIG. We would explore the world around us, splash in the puddles on a rainy day, build sand castles at the beach, create art, ride bikes, make music, read books, and, play too many board games!

If you give us the opportunity to love your child, we would love you too.

We hope our pictures and Diary give you an authentic look at what our ordinary yet extraordinary family life looks like.

We wish you much peace and strength as you walk this journey. We have a huge space in our hearts that we are keeping open for you and your child.

❤️ Ryan and Lisa

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Who We Are

We have been married for 13 years. Together, we have built a life that is family-centered. We celebrate our holidays and birthdays with grandparents, aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and cousins. We explore nature as a family with trips to the zoo, the beach, and hikes through the woods. Together, we enjoy warm summer days on the lake and cool summer nights watching for shooting stars and catching fireflies. We have fun together, sledding, building snow castles and warming up with a cup of hot cocoa in the winter. We make it a priority to gather for dinner around our table in the evening, sharing bedtime stories, prayers and snuggles each night.

We value family, life experience and kindness.

We have been blessed with two sons and we desire to continue to grow our family through adoption.

We are familiar with adoption as Lisa’s cousin was adopted. We have become even more familiar with adoption as our nephew was adopted as an infant. These experiences have emphasized to us the importance of being open about a child’s adoption with them.

We will love and care for your child, and teach him or her about their beautiful adoption story, encourage him or her to dream big, and completely support those dreams to make sure that those dreams become a reality.

We are fortunate to have a strong and loving family, and we cherish the opportunity to welcome another child into our lives. We envision our sons doting on a younger brother or sister. We can imagine them building forts, riding bikes, doing craft projects, and exploring and learning about all this world has to offer, together, as they grow.

We prioritize spending time together as a family and we can’t wait to expand our family and hearts through the beautiful gift of adoption.

Adoption Diary

Nature Inspired Art

We enjoyed a nature walk, collecting treasures for our abstract nature creation! We love learning about the world around us and making the most of everyday. We can’t wait to share days like this with another son or daughter. ❤️ Ryan and Lisa

More S’mores

The summer has been perfect! Lots of sunshine and time for backyard campfires and s’mores. The Nilla Wafer S’mores were a favorite! ❤️ Ryan and Lisa

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.


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