Ryan and Joanna

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To potential expectant parents who are considering adoption:

Hello! We want to thank you for taking a moment to get a glimpse of who we are. We realize you may be at a point in your life that was not expected and we are praying for you as you decide your best plan for you and baby from here. While we have not experienced what you have, we can say we have been put in places in our lives that we did not expect to be. What we have learned is that God knows us. He knows what we’ve been through. He loves us and he cares for us through it all. We pray you know and feel the love of Jesus in your life. Adoption is something that has always held a dear place in our hearts and we are grateful for the opportunity to grow our family through adoption.

Who we are as a family:

2 years ago we were honored to become our son Jake’s parents through adoption. Jake is a bright and joyful boy who has changed our lives so positively. He loves both watching and playing all sports and right now hockey and basketball are his favorites. He enjoys reading books with us just as much as we do with him. Ryan is a landscape architect and loves design. He also loves sports and enjoys spending hours each night playing hockey with Jake on our living room floor. Joanna is a nurse at a family birth center, and has a passion for being a mom. Going on walks with Jake and our two dogs Dori and Senior on a sunny day is a common occurrence for Joanna. We love hanging out, BBQing, swimming and skating with our friends and family throughout the Minnesota seasons!

Our views on openness in adoption:

We are confident in saying we are open to openness! As there are many factors that play into the level of openness we will ultimately be comfortable with, we are willing to grow into the type of open relationship we decide upon with the child’s first family. We want what is best for our child, our child’s first family and us. We know that through having a relationship with the child’s first family we are benefitting him/her very much. We are committed to doing our best for our child and to staying true to the commitment we make from the start. We look forward to coming up with the best plan for everyone when we meet our child’s first family.


Ryan and Joanna
Ryan and Joanna
Ryan and Joanna
Ryan and Joanna
Ryan and Joanna