Sarah + Nathan

We could not be more excited to grow our family through adoption, and we are deeply honored that you would consider our family as part of your adoption plan! We want to take time to acknowledge the weight of the many decisions you are having to make and will have to make throughout this process. Life can be so incredibly hard, and it feels like it can deal us an unfair hand at times. You are so brave and strong for making a hard choice amidst what may seem like impossible circumstances, and we know that any choice you make is made out of the love you have for your child. We could not have more respect and admiration for you, and it is of the utmost importance to us that you feel supported and cared for throughout this process. Thank you so much for your interest in getting to know our family. We hope that this profile can give you a small look into the life and BIG love a child would experience being a part of our family!

Our Story

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We met in the summer of 2012 at a camp as camp counselors! We were friends during that summer, but nothing more than that. That next fall, we began to talk more and more and started officially dating December of 2012! I was attending college in Texas, and Nathan was at a university in Mississippi, so we dated long distance until we got married in August of 2016. When we got married we moved to small town Texas and that's where we've been ever since! We believe that dating long distance made our communication skills better and helped us to truly get to know one another prior to marriage. We truly could not be more thankful for our relationship, and we know that God brought us together. Christ is the foundation of our marriage and we strive to be in closer relationship with Him and live in a way that glorifies God daily. We are fully committed to one another and will do anything it takes to strengthen our relationship. We believe that laughter is the best medicine, enjoy being silly together, and truly are best friends. Family time is a priority for us, we highly value honesty and open communication, and we tackle challenges as a team.

Why Adoption

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We have always felt called to be parents and knew even in our dating years that children would be a part of our family plan! When we first began trying to grow our family we struggled with infertility and were left with more questions than answers. We felt so unsettled doing additional fertility treatments, but the moment we set our hearts on adoption we felt a peace we had never felt before! We are so excited that the Lord has called us to make adoption "Plan A" for growing our family! It's a beautiful thing that as followers of Christ we have been adopted into God's heavenly family as sons and daughters, and it is truly humbling to have the opportunity to adopt a child into our earthly family.

About Nathan

Hello, I'm Nathan! I work in construction and enjoy working with my hands. This looks like lots of outside time and time in my workshop! I value hard work and providing for my family. Some of my other hobbies include disc golf, watching Formula 1, and music. I play the ukulele and the bass guitar, and enjoy leading worship at our church! I volunteer with the youth (6th grade-12th grade) at church and am passionate about helping young people wade through the complex emotions of teenage years. I want them to know that they are cared for no matter where they're at. I love making people laugh, and hanging out with friends fills me up emotionally. I am half Finnish and grew up being very proud of my Finnish heritage. I believe it's important to learn about your culture and know where you came from. I have a Parks & Recreation degree and have worked full time in Christian Camping in the past.

About Sarah

Hi I'm Sarah! I am currently the Children's Minister at our church, but have also been a Special Education teacher. In my current position I get to train parents, love on kiddos, choose curriculum, plan a lot of super fun events, and lead children closer to Christ. Every job I havee ver had since I was 16 has been with children, and I feel so blessed by that. I believe kiddos are one of God's greatest gifts and that we can learn so much from them! Children hold so much value in my heart and in God's heart and are truly my passion. I have a Psychology degree and am very interested in learning more about the human experience and how others think. I love true crime podcasts, having deep conversations with friends, painting, being outside, working out, and plants! I am a true introvert, but showing empathy and connecting with others is important to me. My goal in my interactions is to help people feel more known and less alone.

Our Pets

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We. Love. Our. Pets! They are truly a part of our family and they bring so much joy into our lives! We have two rabbits named Nala and LB (Lil Baby) who are under two years old. They live outside in a hutch Nathan built, and like to be pet and fed lots of veggies! We also have two cats named Callie and Hobbes. They are from the same litter and we have had them since they were 6 weeks old! They are the snuggliest, sweetest, goofiest cats you'll ever meet! We know they will welcome a baby into the family!

Our Home & Community

We live in small town Texas and could not love our community more! We bought our house 5 years ago and are so thankful for it every day. Our home is on a quarter of an acre lot, so our backyard has lots of room to play in! We live less than a mile from the local schools and have multiple community parks in walking distance. Our town is diverse and situated on a river so there's plenty of outdoor activities to participate in! We are located about an hour away from two different major cities, so we can enjoy the big city life easily! We have a large group of close friends who we consider family, and are incredibly invested in our church community.

How We Spend Our Time

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We like having fun together! We have traveled to Tennessee, Washington D.C., Mississippi, and have been to Mexico multiple times. We love exploring all that Texas has to offer and have been to many Texas towns! A lot of our free time is spent with our church family either volunteering or hanging out. We're foodies and enjoy eating good food together! We like camping and even have a camper to enjoy. Anytime we are together is a good time and we genuinely appreciate each other's company.

Our Promise to You

We promise that in our family your child would be deeply loved, supported, encouraged, prayed for and valued throughout their life. just as you would be. We promise to protect any child in our care and will provide for them emotionally, physically, and spiritually. As parents we will lead this child toward relationship with Christ by example, love, and teaching. We will dedicate time and resources to help this child pursue any talents and interests they may have. We promise to help your child understand where they come from and will take the time to learn, understand, experience and celebrate any cultural differences there may be! We promise to always honor you. We promise that this child will know that we are their safe place and they are forever loved no matter what. We could not be more thankful that you took the time to learn more about our family. If we have the honor of meeting you, we would love to learn more about you and your story!

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