Children already in the home: Levi (September, 2015) and Koby (July, 2018) are our sons and were adopted as embryos.
Occupations: Ryan is a Pharmacy Site Supervisor and Steph is a stay-at-home mom.
Education: Ryan has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from a private college and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Steph completed two and a half years of college.
Where we live: We live in town across the street from a park in a rural farming community. It is our hope to one day live on the outskirts of town with a little bit of acreage. We live in a small town but it has everything, including a movie theater!
Ethnicity: Ryan - Czech/Norwegian/Polish Steph - German/English/Swedish/Welsh/Irish
Religious affiliation/practice: We attend a Baptist church in our community. We attend regularly and also lead a small group bible study in our home. Our children attend the Awana program at the church on Wednesday evenings.
Health: We are all in good health. Practicing healthy habits is important to us.
Child care plan: Steph stays home with our children.
School preference: We plan on homeschooling our children. We are currently homeschooling our oldest son, Levi. We have a big homeschool community that we are a part of in our area.
Hobbies/Interests: Being with family and friends, health and wellness, reading, drumming, photography, games.
Pets: One dog, a Vizsla named Diggs.
Dear Expectant Parent(s),
We understand that this is a very difficult time for you and deciding whether or not to make an adoption plan for your child is not easy. We hope and pray that you have found a sense of peace throughout this process! We do not know your circumstances and cannot imagine what you are going through. But choosing life for your child is a great act of love! Thank you for choosing life for your child!
We are high school sweethearts and were married in 2007. It was our dream to have children and for Steph (wife) to be a stay-at-home mom. We found out that we were infertile about a year after we started trying to have children. Honestly, it broke us emotionally. After spending some time healing from that grief, we decided that we wanted to adopt, and we were very excited! We spent almost two years in the traditional adoption process and did not bring a child home. We then did embryo adoption. We got pregnant with both attempts and we now have two little boys through embryo adoption! Our hearts long for more children and we are excited for our boys to have a little brother or sister!
If you would so graciously choose us to parent your child, we would be so honored and blessed! Your child would have two big brothers! We promise to love and enjoy your baby every day with lots of kisses, tickles and snuggles! We will be honest with your child about their adoption and tell them about you and your love for them. We would like all our children to know about their biological families. If you would desire, we would like to keep you updated on your child throughout the years with pictures and letters.
Thank you for taking the time to read our letter and look at our family profile! You are in our thoughts and prayers through this time! We hope we get the chance to meet you!
"Every child is truly a blessing! We really enjoy our children. We tell our children every day that we are so happy that God gave them to us, they are a precious gift. We are hoping and praying for another “precious gift” through traditional adoption!"