Nickname: Ryan and Becca

Married Since: 2017

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: Yes

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: Yes

We want you to know that we will love your child unconditionally and always celebrate adoption day to share stories of you. Your child will know how much you loved them and that you chose an amazing life for them.

Ryan and Rebecca

from North Carolina

Ryan

Ancestry: German

Religion: Christian

Occupation: Sales Director

Education: B.S.

Hobbies: Fishing, Golf, Working out

Rebecca

Ancestry: Welsh, German

Religion: Christian

Occupation: Clinical Operations Manager

Education: M.P.A.

Hobbies: Boating, Working out, Reading, Enjoying life

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: Caucasian / Asian, Caucasian, Caucasian / Hispanic, Hispanic / Pacific Islander

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Christian

Favorites

Ryan

Childhood Memory
Traveling and living abroad with my parents and brother
Color
Blue
Family Activity
Boating with the family
Holiday
Christmas
Animal
Doggies
Thing to Cook
Things that imitate the real thing like zucchini "noodles."
Early Bird or Night Owl
Early bird
Vacation Spot
St. John
Subject in School
History
Movie
Anything Marvel

Rebecca

Childhood Memory
Spending Christmas in Ohio at my grandparents' house
Color
Pink and black
Family Activity
Spending Sundays together
Holiday
Halloween
Animal
Giraffe, sea turtle, and wiener dogs
Thing to Cook
Steaks
Early Bird or Night Owl
Neither - daytime owl
Vacation Spot
Croatia
Subject in School
Math
Movie
Father of the Bride
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From Us to You

Dear Expectant Mother,

Thank you so much for choosing life and love! We’re so humbled and blessed to be in a position to get to know you and, eventually, your son or daughter. We’ve prayed for you ever since God placed it in our hearts to adopt this past year. We can’t imagine the journey you have been on or what lead you to this moment, but we are so thankful for you. We want you to imagine a life filled with joy, laughter, and love for your child if we are lucky enough to earn your trust through this process.

We have been married since 2014 and live in a family home with a large backyard that backs up to a marsh for kayaking and nature watching! We live in a coastal community surrounded by a very close group of friends and family who couldn’t be more excited about our decision to adopt. We value our faith, family, and quality time more than anything! We can’t wait to raise a child in a home where they will be surround by love and encouraged to pursue their dreams. We take our careers and responsibilities very seriously, but also love to find the joy and laughter in every moment of life. The adoption process has already brought so many gifts and we are very excited to be on this journey with you!

Most of all, we want you to know that we will love your child unconditionally and always celebrate adoption day to share stories of you. Your child will know how much you loved them and that you chose an amazing life for them. We will continue to pray for you until we finally meet you and every day after that! You will forever hold a special place in our hearts and will have made our dreams of becoming a family come true.

Sincerely,
Ryan and Rebecca

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Why We're Choosing to Adopt

Early on in our relationship we discussed adoption and both expressed that we would love to have the opportunity to adopt never thinking we would struggle to conceive on our own. After a difficult year of infertility we began having more serious adoption discussions and prayed for God to help us on our path to parenthood. A moment we’ll never forget is one Sunday at church when we felt God speak to us as a family shared their story of adoption. We left church that day with tears in our eyes and knew that adoption was part of God’s plan for us. We contacted Adoption Network Law Center that week to start our journey!

As we waited hopefully for a California area code to pop up on caller ID we were blessed to conceive through IVF and welcomed a baby boy in April 2021. Many of our friends asked if we still planned to adopt even though we had been successful with IVF, our answer has always been YES! We know that God has a plan for our family through adoption and we are beyond excited to see where our journey leads.

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About Ryan

Ryan and I met in the spring of 2014, and I knew the moment I met him that he was a kind, driven and generous person. He is always making sure everyone around him is happy and having a good time even if that means putting his needs on the back burner. One of the things that I love most about Ryan is a side of him that not everyone gets to see, his playful side! Ryan and I are very playful and silly together which makes us both laugh continuously and helps keep life fun! Another thing I love about Ryan is his love for our family. Ryan always puts our family first and makes us a priority by honoring, respecting, and loving us. Infertility can destroy a family, but I can say with full confidence that our journey made us stronger. Through our three-year journey to become parents Ryan was my biggest fan and supported us through each step of the journey! I have watched Ryan grow into the best dad and wiener-dog-dad and this brings me so much joy because I knew he would be a great father. He loves unconditionally, provides, gives, and brings joy to everyone around him! Even though Ryan works long hours at work, he is a very hands-on and present father to our son.

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About Becca

Becca has been the best companion, wife, friend, traveling partner, and inspiration for me since we met in 2014. She helps me get the most out of each day and constantly encourages me to become a better man, husband, and father. I admire how easily she connects with everyone she meets and how devoted she is to putting others’ needs above her own. I love how she has helped me grow in my faith and is always there for me when I’ve had a tough day. Becca has pushed and supported me through so many challenges at work and in our personal lives and I’m so grateful that we’ve grown so much closer through our adoption journey. She’s the best wife, mother, and I can’t wait to see what an amazing mother she will continue to be as our family grows through adoption.

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About Us

We met through mutual friends in the spring of 2014. Neither of us were looking for love or marriage, but when we met it was that cheesy saying “when you know you know”. After our first date we became inseparable and over time have become each other’s best friend. We dated for three years before getting married in 2017. Our journey together has been filled with many happy memories and our share of tough times. We try to learn from every experience and each moment has helped us grow as a couple! One of the things that we believe helps keep our relationship strong is our faith and our friendship. A few things about us are:

  • We love our son, Landen. He was born on April 30th, 2021
  • We keep our faith as our foundation
  • We are silly and enjoy making each other laugh
  • We keep our family and friends as a top priority in our lives
  • We love our Wiener dogs
  • We value quality time together and enjoy making memories
  • We try to make the most of our time together outside of work and the chores of being adults. In our free time we enjoy, making family memories, working out, taking our boat out, spending time with our wiener dogs, exploring our town, hanging out with family and friends, exploring new places, cooking, and occasionally enjoying a lazy day at home in pajamas.
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Our Home

We moved into our family home in the Summer of 2018 which is located a beautiful family friendly neighborhood just a few minutes out of town. Our home sits on a fenced in acre lot that backs up to a beautiful marsh. We enjoy sitting on our deck watching the birds and other wildlife. Our neighbors are very sweet, and all have multiple children, who like to come over to visit. Our house is in a great school district that we are beyond happy to send our children to. Lucky for us, it’s just down the road which would easily allow Rebecca to drive and pick them up from school. We have picked out a nursery in our home but want to wait to decorate until we get to know you and your family. We hope to incorporate things about your family into their nursery to ensure it feels like home from the day we bring them home. We have a sign in our house that says “love builds a home” and we can’t wait to continue to grow that love with another son or daughter.

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Our Family and Friends

Rebecca comes from a divorced family but feels this was a blessing because she now has four parents who love her unconditionally and 6 siblings! Her parents live about 2 hours away from us and are very involved in our lives. We enjoy spending weekends with them or even just driving up for a night. Ryan’s parents live across the country, but they just retired and spend the winters at our beach house. Both of our extended families are spread out across the country, but we enjoy getting together for family events or taking vacations to visit them. Our families are beyond excited to meet the newest family member!

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Our Lifestyle

We both work very hard in our careers but strive to enjoy every moment of free time with each other, our families, and friends. We typically have a structured schedule during the week consisting of early morning workouts, family time, and work before trying to get to bed early. On weekends, when the weather cooperates, you’ll find us enjoying time at the beach or traveling. Some other activities we enjoy include bike rides, boating, golf (Ryan), book reading (Becca), and exploring our town. Since having our son in April of 2021, we’ve made family time even more of a priority to make sure we can enjoy every moment as he grows up.

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Family Traditions

Our traditions are always focused on family and quality time with each other. One of our favorites is “cookie day” which we celebrate the weekend before Christmas every year. Each year we get together with our extended family and cook dozens of cookies from old family recipes. Over the years they have become a little hard to read and the cookies don’t always turn out as planned but we always have a great time getting ready for the holidays. Another tradition we plan to continue as a family is our annual Easter egg hunt (which isn’t only for the kids). We’re proud to say that we have won the adult Easter egg hunt 3 years in a row! Since we recently purchased a family beach home, we hope to build summer traditions filled with family vacations and grandparents camp (so they can have quality time with the kids definitely not to give us a break of course). In addition to these traditions, we plan to spend as much time with family as possible so your child can grow up having strong relationships with them and build memories for years to come! We both grew up hours away from our extended families, so we are very eager for our children to grow up with family close by.

Racial and Cultural Diversity

We love and respect all races and cultures in our home and were raised in families who honor these same values. One of our son’s favorite books is titled “We’re Different, We’re the Same” which teaches that while people may look different that we all share similar feelings, hopes, and desires. We think this is a very important value to instill in our children because everyone should embrace their race and culture and feel proud of who God made them to be. We love to learn, educate, and emerge ourselves in new cultures which is one of the main reasons we love to travel. If we are chosen by an adoptive family from other race or culture, we promise to raise your child to be proud of who they are and embrace their heritage by making it part of our daily lives.

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Our Relationship with You

This is a difficult topic for us to write about because we think the relationship will be dependent on your feelings and desires. During the pregnancy we hope to build a supportive friendship with you where you feel comfortable and safe sharing any feelings you have with us. Once your child is with us, we hope to have annual communication where we can share updates with you about your child’s life and experiences. We would love if you would share your family history, traditions, and heritage with us so that we could pass them on.

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Our Promise to You

Our promise to you is to always encourage your child to be proud of who they are and where they come from. We will be completely open with your child and share stories of you and your family. We promise to be their biggest cheerleader by being those annoying parents who show up at all the events in life and take 1,000 pictures. We promise to raise your child in a faith filled home where they feel comfortable coming to us about any curiosities they have in life. We promise to support your child’s dreams regardless of what they may be. We promise to always be honest with your child and more than anything we promise to LOVE your child unconditionally!

Message Ryan and Rebecca

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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 Ryan and Rebecca

  • 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!