Married Since: 2012

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: No

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: Yes

We would be honored to join you on your journey, to support you and to love your child unconditionally.

Adam and Amber

from Nebraska

Adam

Ancestry: German, English, Polish

Religion: Catholic

Occupation: Farmer

Education: HS

Hobbies: Reading, Sports, History

Amber

Ancestry: German, English, Irish

Religion: Catholic

Occupation: 3rd Grade Teacher

Education: MA

Hobbies: Reading, Running, Sports, Coaching

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: All Races / Ethnicities

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Catholic

Favorites

Adam

Animal
Bear
Color
Green
Family Activity
Having a barbecue
Food
Wings
Holiday
Thanksgiving
Leisure Activity
Grilling
Movie
Top Gun
Sport
Football
Subject in School
History
Vacation Spot
Hawaii

Amber

Animal
Koala
Color
Purple
Family Activity
Going to the zoo and lake
Food
Tacos
Holiday
Christmas
Leisure Activity
Hiking
Movie
The Holiday
Sport
Basketball
Subject in School
Math
Vacation Spot
Colorado
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From Us to You

Dear Expectant Mother,

We want to first thank you for taking the time to learn a little more about our family. We are excited to share our story with you. We can’t imagine what thoughts and feelings you are experiencing as you see our profile, but we admire your strength and courage, and we have so much respect for you. We pray every day that, as you read our story, you might envision our family being the match you are looking for. We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for taking the time to consider our profile.

We are Adam and Amber. Our home is located in a small community in Nebraska. We were married in 2012 and just celebrated our eighth wedding anniversary. We have a six-year-old daughter named Brooklyn who is extremely excited to become a big sister– she eagerly talks about it daily. Brooklyn loves to tell everyone about all the things she wants to teach her brother or sister: how to play fetch with our black lab Kira, how to swing on the swing set, and how to build pillow forts in the living room.

As parents, we always dreamed of having more children. However, after having Brooklyn, we learned that Amber would be unable to carry another child without serious complications. It has been a true gift to watch Brooklyn grow up, and we are looking forward to expanding our family again. We are grateful to have the opportunity to pursue adoption. So a little more about us. Adam is a farmer and Amber is a third grade teacher and coaches volleyball and basketball. This will be her eleventh year of teaching. Brooklyn attends the elementary school in town that Amber teaches at. Being in the same school as Brooklyn means Amber is able to attend class parties, go on field trips, and watch other school activities. Along with farming, Adam volunteers to drive the bus for school activities. This gives Adam the opportunity to drive the bus for Brooklyn’s field trips and Amber’s sporting events.

Brooklyn is an energetic little girl who loves school, her friends, and especially being outside. As a family, we enjoy reading bedtimes stories together. Our favorite time together often involves train rides at the zoo, going to the Children’s Museum, playing at the park, going to t-ball games, and having campouts complete with s’mores. Brooklyn’s grandparents are also very involved in our life and would be ecstatic to have another grandchild to love and cherish. Brooklyn loves spending time with them riding horses, going for ice cream, fishing, swimming, and reading together. We can’t wait to share these experiences with another child and watch him or her grow up with Brooklyn.

In our home and in our community, we strive to create a place that encourages, supports, and celebrates the power and importance of diversity. As a coach and educator, Amber lives this on a daily basis. Whether it’s finding ways to include a child in the varsity basketball game despite physical disability barriers, or discovering new ways to relate to an elementary student who has uprooted his life to move to the United States, diversity is and will always be an important value in our life. In our family, we recognize that diversity comes in many shapes and colors. Our extended family includes cousins of several cultural and ethnic backgrounds including Asian Americans, Native Americans, and Hispanics. Beyond just our family, however, our close friends and community groups are made up of individuals from many walks of life. Because of the rich diversity of our church and our school, we have found a group of multi-racial role models that we value tremendously. Some of our closest friends have adopted from other countries and have been a remarkable source of advice for raising a multi-racial family. These individuals are not just role models to us, but will also be safe places for our children to confide in when they need another ear to talk to for advice. We also understand that adoption is its own special kind of diversity that should be honored. Adoption has been a large part of our family’s history for decades and has resulted in many of our aunts, uncles, and cousins being blessed with their own children. Because we are fortunate to be surrounded with family members who have walked the adoption journey before us, we are grateful to have their support and advice. Above all, we understand that adopting a child means learning and celebrating that child’s unique heritage and culture. It is our commitment as parents to not only teach our children how to welcome and embrace diversity, but to also continue learning how we can be better doing our part to encourage positive change in this world.

We can’t begin to imagine how hard this journey is for you. We respect your bravery and the love you have for your baby. We would be honored to also love your child unconditionally every day and surround him or her with love, support, and guidance. We are honored that you have considered us to raise your baby.

With love,
Adam, Amber and Brooklyn

Please check us out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hoping-to-Adopt-Adam-Amber-102868708128429

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About Adam

Adam is a farmer who grows corn with his brother and father. They own a family farming operation close to home and he has had a passion for farming since he was a small child. Family is very important to Adam and he never misses an opportunity to spend time with our daughter Brooklyn, and it absolutely warms my heart to see them together. He loves supporting her in school, helping with her t-ball games, and letting her ride in the tractor. My favorite things about Adam are that he is always willing to go out of his way to help others and he is an incredibly hard worker. Whether it’s helping a neighbor scoop snow out of their driveway, or driving across town to help his sister change a flat tire, Adam will drop whatever he is doing to help a person in need. Adam also enjoys reading, especially books about history. He plays on a slow pitch softball team and Brooklyn and I enjoy going to his games to cheer him on. One of Adam’s favorite hobbies is Husker football, whether he’s at a game in Memorial Stadium or watching it at home with friends and family. He is an amazing person and a wonderful father. There is not another person in this world I would rather spend my life with and continue to build a family with. Seeing him with our daughter and thinking about him with another child is what makes me fall in love with him over and over again.

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About Amber

Amber is the most dedicated and caring person I know. She loves being a third grade teacher and goes above and beyond for her students. She gets letters from her students and parents explaining the difference she has made in their lives. After school, you can find her in the school gym coaching Junior High volleyball. She’s also an assistant women’s basketball coach. Basketball has always been a major part of Amber’s life. She played college basketball and her team won the National Championship. As you can imagine, Amber beats me in our games of one on one basketball almost every time. Our daughter Brooklyn loves going to the practices and games and if she’s not yelling “Go Mommy” from the stands with me, you can find Brooklyn sitting next to Amber giving everyone a thumbs up. The basketball girls treat Brooklyn like she is part of the team. She is a wonderful, caring and compassionate mother, wife and teacher, I am so utterly proud to call her my wife.

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About Our Daughter, Brooklyn

Brooklyn is an energetic little girl who loves school, her friends, and especially being outside. Brooklyn loves spending time with her cousins and has always loved teaching them fun games to play together. Brooklyn is extremely excited to become a big sister– she eagerly talks about it daily and loves to tell everyone about all the things she wants to teach her brother or sister; like how to play fetch with our black lab Kira, how to swing on the swing set, and how to build pillow forts in the living room. When people ask Brooklyn about having a baby brother or sister she tells them that the baby isn’t coming from mommy’s tummy but mommy’s heart.

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Our Home

Our home is where our hearts are. A few years ago, we built our forever home just outside of town. Our home is located in a small community just miles away from where Adam grew up and went to school. We love our community and enjoy staying involved, whether it’s going to sporting events, helping with fundraisers, or participating in the many events our community has like Easter egg hunts, pumpkin decorating contests in the fall. The town library is an amazing place and Brooklyn loves spending time there. We also enjoy hosting events at our house, whether it’s friends, parents, or colleagues. Our home is our favorite place to be. It has a big backyard with a swing set that Brooklyn’s grandpas helped build. Brooklyn loves to go down the slide, climb her rock wall and show the other little kids how to swing really high. Our home is full of memories (and of course toys). Brooklyn’s artwork covers our fridge and she can usually be found covering the living room floor with building blocks, but we wouldn’t have it any other way. While we love everything about our home there’s still plenty of room to welcome another child.

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Our Dog Kira

We have a spunky black lab named Kira and two personality filled cats named Milo and Spook. Kira loves to play fetch, go on walks, and be taken on runs with Amber. Kira absolutely loves children and is often found running around the yard with Brooklyn and her friends. Milo and Spook both love to be held and enjoy chasing toys around the house. It’s not uncommon to find them curled up near Brooklyn while we are sitting around the house or watching a movie.

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Our Path to Adoption

Being blessed with one child, we still dreamed of having more children. One of the hardest moments in our lives was learning that Amber would not be able to carry another child without serious complications.

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Our Families

We are blessed with a wonderfully supportive family that lives close by. Our parents are both very involved in Brooklyn’s life: they enjoy coming to her school events, watching her t-ball games, and just spending the day with her. They love to go on fun adventures to get ice cream and play board games with her. They are ecstatic to welcome another grandchild to love and cherish. Brooklyn’s aunts and uncles are also very involved in her life. They like taking her to movies as well as on trips to the park and swimming pool in the summer. We both have siblings and extended family who are very excited for our family to grow. We all love spending holidays together, but we see each other much more frequently than just holidays. We love to get together for family dinners “just because” or to head to the lake for a weekend together. The whole family can’t wait to welcome your child.

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Our Lifestyle

Brooklyn attends elementary school in town where Amber teaches which means that Amber is able to attend all of Brooklyn’s class parties, go on field trips and watch other school activities. Adam volunteers to drive the school bus for school activities so this gives him the opportunity to drive the bus for Brooklyn’s field trips and Amber’s sporting events. Our favorite time together often involves train rides at the zoo, going to the Children’s Museum, playing at the park, going to t-ball games, reading bedtime stories and having campouts complete with s’mores. Brooklyn’s grandparents are also very involved in our lives and would be ecstatic to have another grandchild to love and cherish. Brooklyn loves spending time with them riding horses, going for ice cream, fishing, swimming, and reading together. We can’t wait to share these experiences with another child and watch him or her grow up with Brooklyn.

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Cultural Diversity

In our home and in our community, we strive to create a place that encourages, supports, and celebrates the power and importance of diversity. As a coach and educator, Amber lives this on a daily basis. Whether it’s finding ways to include a child in the varsity basketball game despite physical disability barriers, or discovering new ways to relate to an elementary student who has uprooted his life to move to the United States, diversity is and will always be an important value in our life. In our family, we recognize that diversity comes in many shapes and colors. Our extended family includes cousins of several cultural and ethnic backgrounds including Asian Americans, Native Americans, and Hispanics. Beyond just our family, however, our close friends and community groups are made up of individuals from many walks of life. Because of the rich diversity of our church and our school, we have found a group of multi-racial role models that we value tremendously. Some of our closest friends have adopted from other countries and have been a remarkable source of advice for raising a multi-racial family. These individuals are not just role models to us, but will also be safe places for our children to confide in when they need another ear to talk to for advice. We also understand that adoption is its own special kind of diversity that should be honored. Adoption has been a large part of our family’s history for decades and has resulted in many of our aunts, uncles, and cousins being blessed with their own children. Because we are fortunate to be surrounded with family members who have walked the adoption journey before us, we are grateful to have their support and advice. Above all, we understand that adopting a child means learning and celebrating that child’s unique heritage and culture. It is our commitment as parents to not only teach our child how to welcome and embrace diversity, but to also continue learning how we can be better doing our part to encourage positive change in this world.

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How We Met

Our story began over 10 years ago when we met through mutual friends after a football game. There was a lot that we had in common and values that we both shared such as family always comes first and we grew up in loving families with parents that were amazing role models. One of our happiest memories was our wedding day which was on a beautiful summer day on June 2, 2012 and the beginning of our story. Two years later we were blessed with the birth of our daughter, Brooklyn. Being parents has been the best thing that has ever happened to us and we can’t wait to share our love and joy with another child.

Our Faith

We attend church on Sundays as a family at our catholic church. During the summer Brooklyn attends vacation bible school. The church does a wonderful job of planning activities and a final concert for the parents to attend. Brooklyn loves the art activities, dancing, and participating in songs they get to sing throughout the week. We enjoy attending the vacation bible school program finales where the kids get to show their parents what they have learned and have been working on for the week.

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Our Family Traditions

We love Halloween. Each year Brooklyn picks out her Halloween costume and we spend the week involved in school and community events, trunk-or-treats, and with family and friends on Halloween evening. Christmas time is also filled with many traditions. The day after Thanksgiving we put up our Christmas tree together as a family while watching a Christmas movie. Brooklyn loves hanging up the ornaments, especially the ones she has made. We also enjoy hanging lights on the house. Brooklyn tells us the lights help Santa and her elf find our house. On the weekends leading up to Christmas we enjoy driving around and looking at the Christmas light displays around our community and visiting the amazing light displays at the zoo. Christmas last year was one of the best! We got a snowstorm so Amber was able to spend a few more days off with Brooklyn. Brooklyn got her Barbie Camper from Santa so she was very happy. However, Belle (her elf) had to go back to the North Pole with Santa so she was sad about that. We don’t miss having to remember to move her every night though. We were very excited to get a family zoo pass for the year so we will be spending a lot of time at the children’s zoo.

Our Childcare Plans

Our Day Care plans are that during the school year your child would attend home daycare that is close to the school Amber teaches at. During holidays and summer vacation Amber gets to be a stay at home mom. This time is precious to Amber because she gets to take Brooklyn to swimming lessons, have picnics at the park, quality time at home reading books, putting puzzles together and just relaxing around the house watching some of their favorite Disney movies.

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Our Last Vacation

Our last weekend trip was spent at the lake with our family. We met Amber’s brother, sister-in-law, their two kids and Amber’s parents at the lake. We spent the weekend camping in tents, boating, building sandcastles, swimming, and having campfires. Brooklyn and her cousins spent hours playing in the water and building sandcastles. However, I am not sure who was smiling the biggest when Brooklyn and her cousins got to ride with grandpa and grandma in their boat. Making weekend trips to the lake is one of our favorite family traditions in the summer.

Message Adam and Amber

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  • Hi, We are honored that you are considering us! Lisa, our adoption specialist at Adoption Network, will be reaching out to make sure your needs are being met and your questions about adoption are being answered. She will help us get in touch with each other. We can’t wait to connect with you!

Contact Adam and Amber

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Hi, We are honored that you are considering us! Lisa, our adoption specialist at Adoption Network, will be reaching out to make sure your needs are being met and your questions about adoption are being answered. She will help us get in touch with each other. We can’t wait to connect with you!