dear expectant mother
Thank you for being so brave in protecting the life of your child, and brave in considering us to be the ones to love your little one with all our hearts. We can’t wait to get to know you and give you all the encouragement we can muster. We are incredibly grateful that you would consider us to raise your child in our loving care. We want to assure you that your child will always know how much they are loved by us and you. We certainly won’t pretend to be able to give a perfect home, but we can guarantee your child will have a safe home that will be filled with love, laughter, and loads of silliness.
Our faith in God and his love for us fills our lives and is the basis of our love for each other and all people. Because of Christ’s love for us, we want to love you by supporting you personally, and, most of all, by loving your child.
We are the parents who burn holes in their jeans by playing on the floor with their children. We are the parents who walk slower, so we can walk together. We are the parents who love seeing spongy little brains discovering the world around them. We are the parents who take the time to involve little hands and cherish the learning that blossoms from it. We want to do this and so much more with your child, too.
We are a family of three whose lives together revolve around family, faith, and exploring God’s beautiful creations. Ben and Amber were pals in high school, began dating in college, and were happily married in 2006. We have been blessed with 12 strong and joyful years of marriage, building our relationship with loads of laughs along the way. Amber is currently a stay-at-home mom. She loves crafting, cooking from scratch, and getting outside to garden with Asher. She is calm, thorough, and playful. Ben serves as pastor of our congregation and is blessed to have his office at home, so our family time is quite frequent. Ben loves getting into the woods or heading downstairs to his wood shop for whatever project Amber has on “the list.” Ben is spiritually minded, sincere, and fun-loving. We are a foodie family that loves laughter, learning, and staying active!
Our Home & Pets
Our community is ripe with opportunity for adventure through parks, beaches, and family-friendly festivals. While our home is out in the country, we’re only about eight miles from town with everything that we need. Our home is graciously provided for us by our church! The well-built home sits on one of the many beautiful hills in our country setting. It is a two story with four large bedrooms, which we love filling when family or friends come to visit. It will be great to have another permanent resident in one of those rooms! We cherish our fairly quiet and safe location. Asher is thrilled to see the tractors rolling by. We also have a spacious yard with flower and vegetable gardens, fire pit, and a playset.
Our Extended Family
We both have growing families full of love and care. Amber’s mom recently retired after years of working as a secretary and accountant, and her dad plans to retire soon from his position as a supervisor for a construction company. More time for visits and playing with grandkids! They both dearly love their families, especially their grandchildren. Amber has one older brother, who is married and has two sons. We get together as often as we’re able.
Ben is the oldest of six. Four of his siblings live in the midwest, and one brother and his family (wife, son, and two daughters) live on the west coast. Ben’s father unexpectedly passed away in 2016 after suffering a major heart attack and stroke. While this was a devastating loss, we know he’s by our Savior’s side in heaven. About a year later, Ben’s mom moved to a small rural town, looking to find a slower pace of life after living for over 30 years in the busy-ness of a suburban setting. Ben’s youngest brother recently got engaged, and we are eagerly looking forward to their wedding in the summer of 2019.
Our Adoption Story
Simply put, God’s loving hand led us to adoption. We both come from families that adore children, and we wanted to start our own family soon after marrying. We weren’t able to conceive a child, but God opened our eyes to the incredible blessing of adoption. We never could have known how amazing this journey would be until adoption brought us Asher. He is the sweetest, funniest little man we know. We would love to go on this journey with you and your child, pouring our love into another child’s life and sharing sweet Asher as a big brother.
|Education||Master of Divinity|
|Favorite Food||Pizza, or anything grilled|
|Favorite Hobby||Fishing, woodworking|
|Favorite Movie||Shawshank Redemption|
|Favorite Subject in School||Science/History/Music|
|Favorite Activity||Hiking in one of our several local state parks|
|Favorite Tradition||Annual reunion at Lake Retreat|
|Dream Vacation||New Zealand|
|Favorite Food||Anything homemade and dark chocolate|
|Favorite Hobby||Cooking, gardening, crafting|
|Favorite Movie||You’ve Got Mail|
|Favorite Subject in School||Art|
|Favorite Activity||Family dinner|
|Favorite Tradition||Annual reunion at Lake Retreat|
|Dream Vacation||Going to Puerto Rico as a family|
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As you browse our list of hopeful adoptive parents, you can feel confident in knowing that all of the adoptive families working with Angel Adoption are prepared to offer your baby a safe, stable, and loving environment along with a wealth of opportunities for a happy and fulfilling life.
Each adoptive parent has been thoroughly evaluated through a home study course conducted by a licensed agency. A completed home study means the family is emotionally, physically, and financially ready to adopt a baby.
The home study process includes assessments of each parent’s character, marital stability, financial situation, lifestyle, and medical history. The agency also runs background checks to verify there is no record of criminal activity or child abuse. In addition, a social worker will inspect the family’s home to ensure it is a safe environment for a child.
Furthermore, Angel Adoption requires each family to be educated on adopting and parenting. After a baby has been placed with the adoptive family, a social worker will continue to monitor and supervise the family. We go to great lengths to make sure all the families you have to choose from are going to be excellent parents for your baby!Return to Waiting Families