Our adoption profile

Ben & Tammy

Family Type: Heterosexual Couple

dear expectant mother

Dear Expectant Mother,
We don’t know how you have arrived at our profile, but we are grateful that you are taking the time to get to know us!

We hope you feel our love for you both. Two of our biggest values as a family are love and respect, and you will always have both from us.

Our home is a loving, caring, safe, and positive environment. Education is a priority and imagination, expression, and connection are valued. We have experience working with children of all ages and as parents.

We love to laugh, snuggle, and play!

We share stories and encourage dreams. We dance around the kitchen and sing off-key, make cookies, plant peas and pumpkins, go all out with Christmas decorations, play sports, travel – Disney is a favorite – and help with homework.

Whether we are playing in our backyard, biking in our neighborhood and on local trails, traveling to destinations or to see family, or simply snuggling in to play a family game or watch a movie, we do it all with love and joy.

We are open to what life has in store for us. We very much hope that will include expanding our family through adoption. Thank you for considering us!

We are learning to be open to what life has in store for us. In this moment, we feel there is a child out there, perhaps already here or perhaps waiting to be born, who would be a perfect fit with our family—a child we need and want as much as they need us.

-Ben & Tammy

About Us

We are a happy, loving family. Ben is a pastor who enjoys being with people. He loves watching soccer and playing chess. Tammy has a career in communications. She works part-time and is a substitute teacher. She plays the piano and enjoys being creative. Our son enjoys playing with toy cars and stuffed animals, telling stories, reading, and being outside. He is easygoing and cheerful and loves to be around children. We listen to music together and make up our own silly songs. We are all learning to play an instrument. Tammy knows a few guitar chords, Ben is learning to play the ukulele, and our son is learning to play the drums. We love to be together as a family, to travel, and to play sports. We cheer each other on and find ways to support one another. We snuggle on the couch and play board games. We are huggers and affectionate.

Our Home & Pets

Our home is clean and welcoming and in a friendly neighborhood filled with children of all ages, young families, and retirees. There are always children ready to play. We have a swing set in the back yard, a small garden, and a sprinkler for splashing in. There is a baby swing waiting to be used. We gather with neighbors to watch fireworks in the summer, and we go sledding and build snowmen in the winter. We like to be active. We go for walks and ride bikes, dance around the kitchen and sing, play sports and board games, and visit local playgrounds and museums.

Our Extended Family

We enjoy spending time with our extended family. We go on vacation with Ben’s extended family (sometimes with more than 20 members!) and also eat Thanksgiving dinner together. When we leave each other, we gather outside to yell, “1, 2, 3…bye!”

Extended family on both sides go out of their way to make sure everyone is accepted and feels at home when they are with them, not just biological members of the family. Even parents of adult siblings who married in are welcomed with open arms and are invited to participate in family traditions.

Our extended family is excited about the possibility of us adopting. This baby will be the youngest and perhaps last of a generation. They will be welcomed with open arms by grandparents, aunts and uncles, and lots of cousins.

What Led Us To Adoption

Our journey together has always included talking about adoption. We have been able to experience the joys of adoption through family members and friends who have adopted. Ben has several younger siblings who are adopted. Tammy’s parents were foster parents. We believe family does not have to be biological. We think adoption is the best way to grow our family, and we are very excited about the possibility of adopting and adding to our family.

more about Ben

more about Ben

Occupation:
Minister
Religion:
Christian
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
Master’s
Food:
Cheese
Hobby:
Travel
Movie:
Star Wars
Sport:
Soccer
Holiday:
Christmas
Music Group:
U2
TV Show:
The Good Place
Book:
Love Does
Subject in School:
Physics
Dream Vacation:
Touring around Europe with my family exploring culture and visiting historic sites.

more about Tammy

more about Tammy

Occupation:
Communications
Religion:
Christian
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
Master’s
Food:
Bagels
Hobby:
Travel
Movie:
Love Actually, Something’s Gotta Give
Sport:
Basketball
Holiday:
Easter
Music Group:
Too many to name across a lot of genres
TV Show:
Whatever our son is enjoying at the moment
Book:
Harry Potter
Subject in School:
English
Dream Vacation:
A country we haven’t yet visited where I get to spend time exploring with family.

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