To potential expectant parents who are considering adoption:
Thank you for considering adoption and considering us as potential parents.
Our desire has always been to raise children knowing and loving Jesus by raising them in a loving, Christian home. Our faith is a big part of not just our family, but also big part of our extended families.
Before we were married we discussed the possibility of adopting one day, but we thought it would be wise to wait to pursue it until we were older. After six years trying to have biological kids; the conversation of adoption came up again and we are so excited at the possibility of this dream coming true. We have seen God move in so many ways and we know that he will continue to work. Know that we are praying for you as you make this incredibly difficult decision.
Who we are as a family:
David was born in Minnesota, but grew up in North Dakota. He is the Shipping Manager at local business and enjoys playing the guitar, singing, reading theology books (and regular books) and wood burning. Melissa was born in Brazil, but grew up in Minnesota. She is currently a 6th Grade English Teacher and a 6th Grade Special Education Teacher and enjoys baking, playing the piano, sewing, singing and reading a good book.
We met on a mission trip in 2006 and dated long distance most of the time until we were married in 2012. We enjoy traveling and often spend a week or two with most of David’s family in North Dakota every summer. Our goal is to one day visit all 50 states. We have already visited some of the states, but want to go back to share the adventure with our future children.
We both like to watch the Minnesota Twins, be outdoors, spend time with our dogs (Buddy and Snoopy), spend time with our families and our friends and their families, kayak, play board games, play music together, watch old tv shows, eat ice cream, volunteer at our church and laugh together.
Our views on openness in adoption:
When it comes to the openness of adoption, we are open to many levels of openness, whether that would be exchanging letters, phone calls, texts, visits, et cetera. We want to work with you to find the right balance that works for you and as needs change, we will be flexible with you. We know that children are able to love many people, and the more people who can be positive role-models in his/her life the better. We want you to be able to be an important part in your child’s life in whatever capacity works best for your child, for you and for us together.