Dear Expectant Parents,
Thank you for taking the time to read about our family. We can only imagine how strange it must feel to look over families that you do not know and consider them for your child. Although we cannot be there in the room to tell you personally, we want you to know that we are grateful that you are considering adoption, regardless of whether you choose to work with our family. Below are a few words about us.
Our faith in Jesus Christ is our source of constant hope, love, and joy. We rely on Christ to guide our decisions and to make us more like him. We are involved in ministry at our church and pray that our children will grow up to know and love Him personally as well.
We have been blessed with a strong, prayer-filled marriage since 2008. Our love for each other has endured and grown through life’s many ups and downs. We hope to provide a consistent and love-filled environment for our children to grow up in.
We love being parents and have desired to build a family through adoption since long before we met and married. We are blessed with three incredible sons. Our middle son joined our family through adoption at birth, and we are fortunate to have an ongoing and positive relationship (“open adoption”) with his birth family. We hope to raise each child to feel deeply loved and to be strong, sensitive, enriched, thoughtful, and compassionate people.
Abbey’s thoughts on Ben:
Among men, Ben stands out. He is exactly the kind of man I want my sons to grow up to be, and the kind of father figure I want for my daughters. He is incredibly strong…in body, mind, and spirit, but also the most tender person I have ever met. Ben works hard, plays hard, and loves big, and his passion for God is evident in everything he does. He is an ever-present father to our sons, and is so excited about another child. He has changed more diapers and fed more bottles in the middle of the night than any man I know. He is amazing at gardening and all things “outdoors.” I am so thankful for him.
Ben’s thoughts on Abbey:
My wife has the most compassionate heart of anyone I know. She is soft-spoken and has an endless supply of patience. Abbey hurts with those that hurt, and her shoulder is often cried upon. She gracefully juggles being an outstanding mother, homemaker, and employee. She is well-educated and has put her career in human rights advocacy on hold to stay home with our children. Abbey is fluent in Chinese, and has picked up Spanish on the side. She was a ballerina for much of her life and maintains a deep appreciation for the performing arts. Abbey loves to take walks, often pausing to smell flowers and enjoy the beauty of her surroundings. I love her deeply.