Q: Tell us about your home and neighborhood.
A: We live in a rambler-style home that has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The house is located on a spacious lot with plenty of room to play outside. We live in a safe, tight-knit community. We live close to a playground, a water park, trails, parks, and the local library.
Q: When you have a 3-day weekend, what you like to do?
A: We love to visit with friends and family. We especially enjoy opening up our home as a social place for people to gather. Cooking, games, and music are incorporated into our life. During the summers we like to garden, bike, take our boat to the lake with friends, grill food, and eat out on our deck. In the winters we enjoy skiing, slow cooking meals, completing home projects, and traveling to someplace warm. We appreciate the seasons Minnesota has to offer.
Q: Do you have pets? If so tell us about them?
A: We have one dog, his name is Rasko. He is a basset-lab mix and is very friendly. He enjoys walks, boating, swimming, car rides, and playing with children. Rasko likes to be active at times, but enjoys his lazy days sleeping around the house. He is a big snuggler and rarely makes noise unless a fire truck engine is driving past!
Q: What do you hope to teach your child(ren)?
A: We want our children to have many opportunities to grow and learn. Reading and language are essential. Learning about and appreciating different languages and cultures is a value we wish to pass on to our child. We also value physical activity; spending time outdoors will be a priority. We want our child to be able to explore their artistic passions. Stephen grew up with music and especially appreciates the creativity it provides. Above all, we want our children to have a worldly perspective and to have compassion not only for themselves and their desires, but also for others.
Q: What will you tell your child about his or her birthmom?
A: That she gave not only her child, but us as their parents, the greatest gift she could ever give; a family. We will encourage positive conversations at home about the unconditional love that our child’s birth mom made.
Q: Are you active in your church? Tell us about your activities.
A: Both Jeremy and Stephen grew up in the church. We appreciate the Christian values instilled upon us at impressionable ages. We attend services with our families, particularly during the holidays. Jeremy and I plan to raise our children in an
Q: How will a child enrich your life?
A: Children are precious little teachers, and what a blessing that is! A child has the ability to help us to be more patient, more understanding and more flexible in so many areas of our lives. Children give humanity a new purpose, adventure, and inspiration.
Q: Describe your last vacation and/or day trip
A: We recently visited Zion National Park in Utah and enjoyed hiking and sightseeing in the canyons. It was fall and the yellow leaves, blue-green river and red rocks made for stunning scenery.
Q: Will you be a stay-at-home parent? If so, what are your day-to-day plans?
A: Yes, one of us will be a stay-at-home parent. We know that each day will include many things like taking walks through our neighborhood, spending time at the lake, visiting the library, enjoying friends and family, and cooking meals. Ultimately we want to enjoy
and experience our lives to the fullest.
Q: When you close your eyes and see yourself holding your precious baby in your arms what are your thoughts regarding the birthmother?
A: Our thoughts are of extreme gratitude for you, the beautiful mother, and the precious gift you have given.