To potential expectant parents who are considering adoption:
If you’ve ended up on this page, that most likely means you’re considering the decision of adoption. We hope there is clarity for you in your decision. We found this God-given clarity when we grew our family in 2018 with the adoption of our daughter, and have found it in the desire to grow our family again. We pray that on your journey with your child, you would find the same peace. We also pray that learning a little bit about our family would help you arrive at peace, no matter what decision it is you choose to pursue.
Luke & Bethany
Who we are as a family:
We love family dance parties, splashing in puddles, building snowmen, reading books, going on walks with our doggie (Stella), and being together!
Luke loves being a fully engaged dad and husband. He’s always ready to be silly, blow bubbles, and listen to what Bethany and our daughter need. Taking walks as a family and working on home projects are some of his favorite things to do. He works at a technology company and enjoys helping people find their “perfect fit” product. Bethany adores being a mom and wife! Dancing around the house, playing make believe, cooking, and going for walks as a family fill her heart with joy. One of her favorite things to do is cuddle up with a blanket and tea to read a book, whether by herself or with our daughter. She teaches Kindergarten and considers it an honor to witness the joy and pride when a child’s passion for learning grows. Eliza is tender, curious, yet cautious, and decisive. Her favorite things are reading, counting, playing make pretend, being outside, and animals of every kind. Although reserved in social settings, when she’s at home she loves to sing, play instruments, and dance!
We value relationships and being a home that is bursting with love and laughter. Our days reflect this as we prioritize time connecting as a family through conversation, play, and having lots of fun!
Our views on openness in adoption:
Openness is a valuable way to allow a child to experience their adoption story first hand. We believe openness strengthens a child’s identity, shows a child all the people who love them, and benefits everyone! We are open to emails, texts, photo updates, and visits. It’s our hope and desire to have an open adoption that is centered on the child and rooted in love.
We have an open adoption relationship with our daughter’s birth family. It has been a joy to share updates, continue to grow our relationship, and wrap around her with love from the many people who are “on her side” in life.
Each adoption and open relationship is unique and we understand that it is an incredibly personal decision. We would love to talk with you about what you envision regarding openness in your life!