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.
While infertility treatments blessed us with two children, we both knew that we desired adoption to be a part of our journey to continue to grow our family.
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.
“Home is where love resides, memories are created, friends always belong and families are forever.”
Our home is within a neighborhood filled with other young children. The grassy front yard is perfect for playing and the woods out back are perfect for exploring and making s'mores on a fire. We enjoy the sunlit living room and open space with our extended family throughout the year.
Our home is filled with love and excitement!
We host football parties, Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, and Easter Brunch.
We are far enough from city lights to enjoy the stars at night, but close enough to visit the library, museums, and parks.
Ryan puts his family first, loves unconditionally and is an engaged father. He comes home from work, always on time, ready to sit down as a family for dinner and the boys fill with excitement knowing that he is ready to play.
Ryan coaches our oldest son’s baseball team and plays sports with the boys outside until the sun goes down. He encourages our youngest son’s creativity by entering a world of make believe. Together, they pretend to be pirates on a treasure hunt or ocean explorers looking for whales, sharks and jellyfish.
Ryan is patient and has a huge heart. He is a supportive husband and loving father. He is teaching our boys to be strong, hardworking, patient and loving. He is an amazing father and I know his heart is ready to grow as he welcomes another son or daughter into our family through adoption.
Lisa brings passion and commitment to everything she does, and it truly shows in being a mother and wife. She is extremely thoughtful and has strong values.
Lisa has a passion for photography. She always has her camera ready to capture and document our family’s milestones. She values diversity in experiences and encourages our family to expand our horizons. She exposes our children to music, art, science and history, and supports their interest in sports and athletic activities. You’ll often find her, hands and boots covered in dirt, hiking and exploring with our boys in the woods. If you need a good laugh, she’s not afraid to create an impromptu dance or story to brighten the mood.
Lisa is a dedicated, loving mother as well as a supportive and caring wife. Family is extremely important to Lisa. She keeps us grounded and personifies the phrase, “family first.” There is so much love in her heart, and she continues to hope that we will be able to grow our family through adoption.