Joshua and Ruth

Married Since: 2016

Pets: No

Stay at Home Parent: Yes

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: Yes

Thank you for choosing life. And thank you for taking the time to find an appropriate home for your baby. Thank you for being brave and taking on this responsibility of finding the best home for your child.

Joshua and Ruth

from Minnesota

Joshua

Ancestry: Hispanic, Swiss

Religion: Christian

Occupation: Machine Operator

Education: 8th Grade

Hobbies: Fishing, Singing, Woodwork

Ruth

Ancestry: German

Religion: Christian

Occupation: Homemaker

Education: 10th

Hobbies: Sewing, Baking, Singing

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: Asian, Caucasian / Asian, Asian / Hispanic, Caucasian, Caucasian / Hispanic, Caucasian / Indian, Caucasian / Middle Eastern, Caucasian / Native American, Caucasian / Pacific Islander, Hispanic, Hispanic / Middle Eastern, Hispanic / Pacific Islander, Indian, Middle Eastern, Pacific Islander

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Christian

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Dear Expectant Mother,

Hi and thank you for taking the time to view our profile! We are excited to give you a bit of a glimpse into our lives. We really appreciate that you love your child so much that you’re willing to try to find an adequate home where he or she can have and be what you would desire for them. Just what all you’re going through, we don’t know, but it must be hard, and that’s what brought you here. We just want you to know that we care and that’s why we’re hoping to adopt. We care about your baby and we care about you. We want you to know that your baby will be well cared for. We both love children and even before we were married we talked about adopting. We can’t wait to hold your baby in our arms and give them the love they deserve.

Why do we want to adopt? We have been blessed with a son and daughter and have a passion for spending quality time with them and encouraging them in the things they enjoy doing! We have a stable and loving home, as well as the resources to provide for our family and would love to welcome another child into our family. We have seen the miracle of adoption in our own family. Joshua’s grandparents adopted his favorite aunt and his close cousin has adopted three children. We have so much love to give and are ready to welcome your child into our hearts and our home.

We met in the summer of 2014 at Ruth’s church. Joshua was there visiting for a weekend and soon after we realized that we were meant for each other. We married in February of 2016 and welcomed our daughter, Jovana, at the end of 2018. On July 29 of 2019 we welcomed our son, Elliot. He is one healthy bundle of joy! It’s a bit of an adjustment having a newborn in the home, but we are so thankful he is here. Now they just need another little playmate to grow up with. We would all welcome your baby with outstretched arms! It would be so special for our children to have a little brother or sister to grow up with. We would love the privilege of bringing them up together. Jovana takes her role as big sister pretty seriously, and wants to hold Elliot all the time. She also asked let her change a diaper once. She required some assistance, but she’s watched us change diapers many times and she has a pretty good concept of how to do it. Having our own children would not take away from the joy and excitement of welcoming your little one into our home. It would only add to it. We can’t wait to meet you and your baby!

Some of the things we enjoy doing are fishing, riding ATV’s, going to the park or lake, swinging, singing, travelling and so much more. Because we live in the country, we have so much freedom to do all kinds of activities without bothering the neighbors. We have a huge play area, plus a huge backyard.

Our desire is to equip your child with the necessary resources to live a productive life. We want to encourage him or her in their dreams help them to achieve success. Whatever is in our power to help him or her to achieve their dreams we will do. Our desire is that they would become respectful citizens and that they would love God with all their heart. We want your child to be someone you can be proud of!

We certainly wish you the best in life for you and your baby, regardless of whether you choose us or not. Thank you for choosing life. And thank you for taking the time to find an appropriate home for your baby. Thank you for being brave and taking on this responsibility of finding the best home for your child. We’re sure he/she will thank you later.

Blessings,
Joshua & Ruth, Jovana & Elliot

Q&A

Tell us about your home and neighborhood.

We live in rural Minnesota on a big, family farm. There are 21 families in our community and we all own a the farm where we raise hogs, run a steel business and rebuild heavy equipment. We also crop farm 300 acres. Our house is a duplex-style home with 4 bedrooms an office and 1 and a half bathrooms. It is very spacious and has a large dining room, plus a large living room with plenty of room for us all.

When you have a 3-day weekend, what do you like to do?

We love to travel whenever it's possible, and take a couple weekends out of the year to visit family living in nearby states like Wisconsin and South Dakota. We also love to go on rides on our golf cart and 4-wheeler rides. We go fishing occasionally, and out to the park for supper as well. We go camping about every other year. Activities we enjoy are going on walks, singing, playing outdoor games and cooking. :-) Yup, gotta stay alive. We make about 95% of our meals at home and only eat out on special occasions.

Do you have pets? If so, tell us about them.

We currently don't have any pets, but we do love small dogs. We hope to get some when the children are old enough to help look after them.

What do you hope to teach your child(ren)?

We hope to teach our children to Love God with all their heart, to love and serve others and be respectful and caring. It's also important to be neat and orderly, and we would love for them to learn music. We have private music teachers that we hire to teach guitar, piano, violin etc. Ultimately we will teach our children good work ethics so that in the future they can contribute to society.

What will you tell your child about his or her birth mom?

We will tell them that she loved them and that's why she chose adoption. It takes a lot of courage and trust to give birth to a baby and then let someone you don't really know raise him or her. She could have chosen abortion, but she cared enough for her child that she decided on adoption. We will tell him/her that her circumstances were what led her to go the adoption route. We would like continued communication with the birth mother if that is something she is open to.

Are you active in your church? Tell us about your activities.

Yes, we are active in our church. We sometimes go sing at old people's homes and also sing on the streets of our city. Our church is very mission oriented and we like to be available where needed. We sponsor an old people's home and some men and women's rehabs in Mexico. Joshua went last year on a mission trip to Mexico to see how they are doing.

How will a child enrich your life?

A child will enrich our lives in so many ways. Just to have someone that looks to us to provide, protect and care for them is a huge blessing. Children make for a lot of very interesting moments and bring a lot of joy and laughter. It will be a blessing to watch your child grow into adulthood. It is our desire that they become responsible adults who contribute to society. Bringing in a new child into our home will add a new and interesting dimension to our family life.

Describe your last vacation and/or daytrip.

Our last vacation was last year. We took a week and a half trip to Saskatchewan in July to visit friends. From there we made our way down to Washington. We did some sightseeing along the way, drove thru Glacier National Park, then went through Washington and into Oregon to visit more friends. From there we made our way home going across Montana and North Dakota. We love travelling. Also this year we went on a 10-day trip to a wedding in Saskatchewan. We are hoping to travel to Dominican Republic in the next year or two. Josh has relatives living there.

Will you be a stay-at-home parent? If so, what are your day-to-day plans?

Josh works at the steel business, manufacturing steel for residential and commercial buildings. Ruth stays at home and washes, sews, does laundry and takes care of the babies. She also does some gardening. But yes, Ruth is a stay-at-home parent.

When you close your eyes and see yourself holding your precious baby in your arms, what are your thoughts regarding his or her birth mother?

Wow! She's a hero or maybe a "shero" for choosing life! We are so grateful and blessed that she trusted us with her baby. We do certainly wish her the best in life and do hope to have an ongoing relationship with her if that is something she is interested in.

Do you speak a foreign language?

Josh: I speak Spanish and German Ruth: I speak German

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