Married Since: 2017

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: No

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: No

Our promise to you is to make it our mission in life to ensure that your child grows up in a happy and healthy household full of love and support.

Travis and Beth

from Iowa

Travis

Ancestry: German, Irish, British

Religion: Nonpracticing

Occupation: Truck Driver

Education: High School

Hobbies: Travel, Hobby Farming, Learning

Beth

Ancestry: German, Dutch

Religion: Christian

Occupation: Research Remediation

Education: B.S.

Hobbies: Travel

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: All Races / Ethnicities

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Christian

Favorites

Travis

Family Activity
Disk Golfing
Food
Smoked meat
Hobby
Wine making
Holiday
Halloween
Leisure Activity
Spending time at the lake
Movie
Elf
Thing to Cook
Smoking meats on the smoker
Early Bird or Night Owl
Night Owl
TV Show
Hunting shows such as Meat Eater by Steven Rinellaa
Music
Garth Brooks, Post Malone and Wiz Khalifa
Vacation Spot
Nashville

Beth

Family Activity
Game nights
Food
Sushi
Hobby
House plants / gardening
Holiday
Christmas
Leisure Activity
Spending time on the lake
Movie
Dirty Dancing
Thing to Cook
Omelets and breakfast pizza
Early Bird or Night Owl
Early bird
TV Show
Friends
Music
Kesha
Vacation Spot
The beach
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From Us to You

Thank you for taking the time to read our profile. Our names are Beth and Travis; we are from small towns but moved to the suburbs before we got married. Every move we have made together has been to get us one-step closer to having a life that we can share with our children one day.

The choice you are making to help us turn our dream into a reality is beyond selfless and humbling. We admire your strength and courage, as we understand this is not a decision taken lightly. There are so many amazing families for you to consider and we feel very fortunate to be one of them. We cannot wait to get to know you and to start building an amazing relationship with each other as we navigate this new path together.

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Why We're Choosing to Adopt

We started talking about adoption very early on in our relationship and that even if we could have children of our own that we were very open to the idea of adopting one day. When we experienced our first hardship with trying to start a family, we decided if we could not make a child happen without extreme measures we would look into our options with adoption at that point. We are very open with our family and friends about our experiences and have so much support. Being a parent for us is about providing a child with a loving and safe home, and the tools needed to be whoever they want to be in life. This holds true no matter if our child comes from adoption, fostered, or birthed from us. We feel blessed that this is our journey and are excited for all the amazing experiences that we are going to gain and learn from along the way.

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About Beth

Beth comes from a family of five. She has two awesome parents and is the middle child of three. She works for a multinational financial service company. Beth, like many others, has worked from home this past year due to covid-19. It is so nice coming home from work in the mornings to see her before I go to bed, when in the past we would not have gotten that time together. Seeing Beth work from home has given me insight into just how passionate and efficient she is at what she does. She is a great leader and takes pride in ensuring her team is successful at what they do. Beth is the most organized person I know and she does an amazing job at making sure our daily life is in order. I can already picture the calendar filling up with your chlid’s activities, birthday parties, and family outings. Beth makes me smile, laugh, and overall a happier person, she continues to help me become the best version of myself and reminds me to take the time to stop and enjoy the little moments in life.

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About Travis

Travis was raised as an only child and has two half-sisters. He currently works for an industry leading LTL Carrier driving semis in and around the Midwest. When I tell people my husband drives a truck they assume he is not home very often, but he works a set schedule that has him home every night, just as a typical 9 to 5 job would. He enjoys spending time on his family’s farm where he hunts, fishes, and helps maintain it. My husband has many goals and dreams of one-day owning our own winery and wedding venue on the family farm. He currently has an apprenticeship with the local winery here where he is learning how to become a wine maker. I think the biggest reason I am drawn to him is that he can talk to anyone and relate to anyone. Since his dad passed away a few years back he makes sure that the family farm stays up and running and makes sure that his mom is taken care of and talks to her daily. If I had to describe him, I would say he is very outgoing, ambitious, has lots of energy, and is caring beyond words.

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Our Home

Our home is located on a cul-de-sac and filled with neighborhood kids riding their bikes and playing outside. In our suburb, you will find bike trails, aquatic centers, farmers markets, ballparks, and really anything you could desire for a family outing within walking distance. Our house was a fixer upper purchased by Travis before we met. We have been actively pouring ourselves into renovations over the years and could not be happier with the results. We have made this house our dream home and have truly formed a great community with the friends, neighbors, and family that surround us.

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Our Families

It feels like we lucked out when it comes to our families. We both come from supportive parents who let us be who we are and love and encourage us always. Beth’s oldest brother and his wife live about ten minutes away. They recently were married and have been renovating their house as well. We enjoy getting to have game nights with them since they have all the best games. Beth’s younger brother and his girlfriend bought their first house this past winter and moved in one block north of us. Being able to walk to their house on a Friday night for a movie and some popcorn is so great. Travis also has a sister who lives only a few blocks from us. We always seem to run into her and the kids on the bike trail nearby. Travis’s oldest sister lives a couple hours away and has three beautiful grandbabies.

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Our Sweet Pets

Our dog, Bear, is our fur-baby. We got him as a newborn puppy 6 years ago and he instantly became our everything. If Bear had a dating profile it would read as follows: I love going on long walks, hanging my head out the car window, getting puppy lattés at Dunkin’, and visiting Grandma’s house. We also have an old rescue cat named Razz. Her dating profile would read; large personality, loves sun bathing, and enjoys a good cuddle session. Our animals get along so well, love playing with each other and definitely make our house feel like a home.

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Our Traditions

Christmas is easily our favorite holiday of the year. We are also those people who believe that a Christmas tree cannot be put up until Thanksgiving is over. Elf is our favorite Christmas movie but it is not Christmas Eve unless you watch all of Tim Allen’s “The Santa Clause” movies from start to finish. We now have two Christmas trees, Beth’s prize tree upstairs in the picture window that holds all of our ornaments we collect from traveling and that we were gifted by our grandparents. Then we have a tree in the basement for all of Travis’ Steelers ornaments he insists need their own tree. Since everyone lives so close we fit 5 Christmases into two days and maybe only 45 total minutes of travel. And it is a tossup between the Breakfast casserole at Grandma’s house or the made-from-scratch chicken and noodles for dinner every year that compete for our favorite foods.

Another tradition we love is Beth’s family trip we take every four years. This tradition originated because her siblings were born four years apart and therefore once the oldest brother graduated he got to pick where the family vacationed that summer. Every four years after that another senior trip was planned and after everyone graduated, we decided to keep the tradition alive. This year’s trip we are headed to Disney World and Universal Studios in Florida with Beth’s siblings and parents along with Travis’s mom. We are also those people who will be wearing matching custom Disney shirts. One with the classic ‘Disney 2020’ saying, and yes our trip was rescheduled due to covid-19. The second shirt reads ‘The one where they went to Disney’ to quote the TV show “Friends.”

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Cultural Diversity

A unique opportunity that adoption brings is being able to welcome a child into our family that might not look exactly like us. We never want to diminish the fact that we are different. That our child comes from a beautiful family. A big reason we wanted to move out of our small towns was to surround ourselves with diversity. Whatever our child’s background, we want to acknowledge their heritage and to provide them a life where they feel fully supported always. Everyone’s differences are what makes them special and we hope to show our child that their uniqueness should be celebrated as well. We know we are not perfect and there will be so much to learn, but we are excited to learn and grow together as a family.

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What Kind of Parents We will Be

I have always wanted kids and know I will be a good mom, but Travis was born to be a dad. He is every kids’ favorite person. It is almost a running joke with our friends that when I walk into the house the first thing their kids ask me is “where is Travis?” At Thanksgiving, while all the adults are sitting around in food comas, he is running laps around the house as five kids are playing a game of chase with him. At Christmas he is on the ground in a full out wrestle pile with the older kids as the rest of us egg them all on. And I just love it when our sweet friend’s baby girl just wants to sit and cuddle with Travis when watching a movie during movie night. He is the absolute best with children and I know he is going to be the most amazing dad to a child of our own someday.

Beth is a party planner by nature and when we recently had friends over for the super bowl this year she made sure that their kids were having a good time too. She planned all kinds of coloring activities and crafts, cooked them special kid foods, and of course had all her old Barbie dolls (the kids’ favorite) ready for them. When our friends’ kids hear that Beth is coming over they know they are in for a fun evening, as she never shows up empty handed. I help her load up the car with her old dance costumes, the karaoke machine, piles of games and do not forget all the essentials for a home spa night. When I see her interact with children, it is impossible not to see the joy and happiness it brings to her. It excites me to imagine how amazing she will be with a child of our own one day.

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Our Lifestyle

Our lifestyle is all about making memories. Every year in January, we print off all of the pictures from the past year and fill a photo album with our favorite ones. Usually these memories consist of 3-day weekends visiting close by places we have not been to before. Camping at the lake with family and friends. Traveling across the country visiting beaches and wineries. You will also find pictures in there from our work at the farm. Of our amazing neighbors coming together and helping us plant for the year. Of the game nights we have after the work is done for the day. Most importantly, you will see pictures of the people closest to us, our family and friends. We love to travel the world, but our support system is here in Iowa. They are our rocks and the people who make our most favorite memories.

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Our Hobbies

Spending more of our time this past year inside, we have picked up a couple new hobbies. When we went on a weekend trip with Beth’s brother and his girlfriend last fall they took us disc golfing. Ever since then we have been finding any chance we can to grab our dog Bear and go try a new course. Beth has also found a new hobby of her own, keeping the ever-multiplying number of houseplants fed and thriving. When we first met, we shared a very similar dream of having a lake house of our own one day. We both love the water, being on the boat, fishing, and just spending time in the sun. We do not have a lake house yet, but we did get our first boat this year and are excited to start making memories.

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Our Relationship with You

When we think about what our relationship will look like with you, we both feel strongly that for your child to live their best life they need to have a healthy relationship with their birth mom. This relationship does not look the same for everyone, but we would love for your child know who you are. You are an extension of our family and the person who is making our family possible.

Throughout our adoption journey, we have seen many beautiful examples of birth mother relationships. The most open and transparent relationships seem to benefit everyone involved the most. We love seeing that so many families are able to build a unified dynamic where everyone can work together to ensure their child is loved and supported. If your decision allows us to be your child’s parents, we are excited for the day we get to meet you and to start building a foundation for your child.

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Our Promise to You

We will provide your child a family that supports them, loves them for who they are, and encourages them to follow their dreams. Your child will grow up in a happy home with a best friend named Bear. A safe home surrounded by a community that loves them unconditionally. We will encourage good morals and a strong work ethic, but allow enough space for them to develop into who they want to be as a person. We will share our love for you every day. Love for the family you are giving us and the trust you are instilling on us. We do not take your trust lightly and will do everything in our power to protect that.

Message Travis and Beth

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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 Travis and Beth

  • 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!