To potential expectant parents who are considering adoption:
Hello. We are Roy and Denise. We met and fell in love while both attending college in Minneapolis, MN. We have grown to love each other more and deeper over the years we have spent together. We are best friends, love to talk to each other, hang out, and just be together.
We have been blessed with two biological children, Aurora and Jaron. For quite awhile, we have felt led by God to adopt, and feel that now is the time God would have us add to our family through adoption.
Please know that we are praying for you as you make this important decision of who will raise your child. We hope you feel God’s peace through it. We desire to open our hearts, lives and home to a child, as well as have an on-going relationship with the birth family. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us more and for considering us to parent your child.
Who we are as a family:
Roy is a full-time pastor in our small rural town. We enjoy many good and fun times with our church and consider them “family.” Roy is a people person, a hard worker, enjoys reading, fishing, and watching sports.
Denise is a full-time stay-at-home mom, homemaker, and homeschool teacher to our children. Denise has a calm, quiet demeanor, loves to laugh, get together with friends, garden, and read.
Aurora was born in 2006 and enjoys reading, playing the piano, riding her bike and being creative. She has a happy, carefree attitude and accepts everyone she meets.
Jaron was born in 2010. He enjoys anything that has to do with a sport or being active, crafts, and playing with friends. He has a sweet, sensitive side and loves to snuggle and give to others.
We enjoy many things together as a family, such as being outside, going on hikes, decorating for holidays, visiting apple orchards and pumpkin farms, going on vacations and trips, ministering to others, playing games, watching movies, and just having fun.
Our views on openness in adoption:
We believe our relationship with the birth family, like any relationship, should start slowly, but gradually grow closer and deeper. Where mutual respect, commitment, and love can grow. Eventually, we would like to view each other as a part of each others extended family.
We would be open to some degree of visits, phone calls, e-mails, picture and gift exchange. We believe, for the sake of the child, that an open relationship between birth and adoptive families is best, and we would do our part to be committed to that. We desire to start this relationship before the child is born and continue it through the hospital time, placement in our home, the child’s first year, and throughout the child’s life.