Nick & Whitney
Nick & Whitney
Race of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: Traditional Couple
State we live in: MT
Religion: Spiritual/Christian spiritual
Dear Expectant Mother,
Where to start? First off, we are absolutely thankful and overwhelmed by your strength to even consider adoption. What a heroic stance you are taking. We cannot even begin to understand fully the love you already have and are showing toward your unborn child. Adoption is a great gift for all parties involved, although not an easy one. We feel absolutely blessed to build our family through this process. If we are lucky enough to ever be adoptive parents, our child’s birth mother will always be spoken of and regarded as the number one most loving individual in our child’s life.
Our motto in all aspects in life is “Family is made of love,” and we are humbled to be considered by you as potential parents for your baby. We promise to always love your child and advocate for their needs and wellness. We promise to teach this child unbreakable love and encouragement. We cannot wait to teach this child about the great outdoors and the love of animals and to provide for whatever other interests your child grows to have. We promise to show your child a love of adventure, a love of humanity, and a love of positive experiences.
We thank you for looking at our profile and considering us, and we send you all the best wishes in your journey. We thank you for your love of your child and are amazed by your strength.
We have been married since 2012 and truly are each other’s best friend. We spend our time off outdoors in the mountains, taking care of our multiple pets (dogs, cats, horses, cows, and farm animals) or on the family ranch as much as possible. One of our favorite things to do is to go to Yellowstone National Park, which is an hour away. Nick is currently the Assistant Fire Chief/paramedic of our local fire department, and Whitney works for a local medevac helicopter program as a flight paramedic. Whitney also teaches for a community college paramedic program. These careers in public service and safety have taught us so much love for humanity. We have learned that life doesn’t have to be perfect to be rich and full. On a practical level, these careers have also given us a very stable financial base on which to build our family.
We live in a cozy cabin on 40 acres overlooking three mountain ranges. We have great sledding hills and a little forest within these acres. Our local town has a small, safe population and one of the highest ranking school systems in Montana. Our home is set up for a child to have their own room and PLENTY of space outside to run, play, and have adventures with all of the animals. We have dogs, cats, a pet cow, horses, pet sheep, chickens, ducks, and even a potbellied pig. Each animal that lives with us has something “unique” about them. (Wally the sheep is blind in one eye, and Gus the horse loves to ruffle up people’s hair).
Our Extended Family
Whitney is an only child whose parents are divorced; however, both live in the area. Whitney’s mother is a retired school teacher and can’t wait to do art projects with her grandchild. Whitney’s father lives close by and can’t wait to take his grandchild on “adventures” on his property, fondly deemed “The Hundred Acre Wood.” Whitney also remembers when her cousin was born and was blessed first hand to witness the amazing relationship between her cousin’s birth mother and her aunt and uncle. Whitney’s mother’s family all works together on a large cattle ranch. Whitney’s family has a long Christmas tradition of creating skits involving the youngest children as the “stars.”
Nick’s family has a long history in Montana. Nick’s father is an avid outdoorsman who often takes his granddaughter and grandson (Nick’s sister’s children) hiking and camping. Nick’s mother is a retired social worker and spent her career advocating for families and children. She cannot wait to sit and rock and sing to her next grandbaby. Our niece and nephew are biracial, and Nick’s sister is so excited to be an aunt. Nick’s family spends much of their get-togethers outside on picnics, taking hikes, and wildlife watching.
What Led Us To Adoption
Whitney has an auto-immune disease, which is stabilized, and the medications used to treat it are not compatible with pregnancy. We were blessed to fall in love with a little boy through Whitney’s work and geared up to become his foster/adoptive parents. However, his mother was successfully able to enlist in a rehabilitation facility and gain back custody of her sweet boy. While we mourned our personal loss of being his parents, we are overjoyed at his mother’s success and knew that love of possibly being parents we experienced meant we are ready to build a family. Family is not made of blood; family is made from love.