To potential expectant parents who are considering adoption:
Hello! We have been married since June 2008. After struggling with infertility, we prayed about what to do next and God prompted us to start the adoption process. In July 2015, our son, Isaiah, became a part of our forever family through adoption. He is such a blessing and brings so much joy to those around him! We both have siblings and would like Isaiah to grow up with a brother or sister. It takes a very special person to consider an adoption plan. May you experience God’s peace and guidance during this emotional time. We would be honored if you would consider us as a possible family for your precious baby.
Who we are as a family:
We met through friends our senior year of high school and dated long distance while Brittney went to nursing school in Iowa. Mike started working for his family business after high school. Many weekends were spent driving four hours each way to visit each other. In December of 2006, Mike surprised Brittney at a fancy restaurant and they got engaged! We have been married since June 2008 and take a long weekend around our anniversary to spend time away together.
Mike works at a machine shop in the Quality Control department. He has a great group of coworkers and enjoys working on new projects. Brittney is a nurse part-time at a same day surgery center. She enjoys caring for others and is grateful for the work/life balance this position provides. As a couple we enjoy bike rides, going on walks, playing card games, watching movies and spending time with family/friends.
Our son, Isaiah, has an amazing smile and is very friendly. We will be shopping at the store and he is waving to everyone, making them smile! He loves to play outside, anything to do with cars or trucks, music and spending time with his grandparents. We have always loved spending time outside and going on trips. As a family we enjoy going to parks, swimming, trips to the zoo, and spending time at Mike’s parents’ camper in the summer. We look forward to Isaiah being able to share experiences with his future sibling.
Our views on openness in adoption:
We view openness as an on-going, life time relationship between us, the birth parents and their families. Each adoption is unique and relationships take time to grow. At the beginning, openness to us looks like texts, emails, phone calls and setting up visits through New Life. As our relationship develops we look forward to our openness expanding. We would like to talk with you on the phone and meet you in person, if possible before the baby is born. When the time comes for delivery, we will honor any wishes you have, but we do have a desire to take the baby home from the hospital, if at all possible. The more people who love and support this child the better!
We spoke with Isaiah’s birth mom on the phone prior to her delivery. Due to distance and timing we were unable to meet her in person prior to the delivery. Isaiah’s birth mom asked Brittney to be in the delivery room for the birth. Brittney is beyond grateful that she was able to witness Isaiah’s birth and cut the umbilical cord. Mike was able to meet Isaiah shortly after he was born. We spent the following day with his birth mom. Isaiah has two older biological siblings that were also adopted and actually live 15 miles away from us. We get together with them for birthdays and play dates. We currently communicate with Isaiah’s birth mom via letters and picture updates. We are praying for more communication with her in the future.