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Mallory & Patrick

Family Type: Traditional
State we live in: Iowa

dear expectant mother

Dear Expectant Mother,
Let us start by saying the decision you are making is admirable, courageous, and so selfless. It takes a lot of strength to choose adoption for your child. We cannot fully explain how appreciative we are that you took the time to learn about us and to consider us as prospective parents. As you are making this decision, we want you to know we will care for and love your child unconditionally throughout his or her lifetime.
After struggling with infertility and already completing the adoption process through foster care, we are so excited to have the opportunity to expand our family through adoption once again. Our son is looking forward to having a baby brother or sister to love, and as a family, we will provide a fun, loving, stable, and caring home for your child. We would love nothing more than to teach your child how to bake Norwegian goodies as well as learn to bake desserts and foods important to your heritage.
We look forward to getting to know you and having an open and thoughtful relationship as we build a lasting bond. We are excited by the opportunity to provide your child with love, learning, and adventure throughout his or her life. We promise to provide a safe, nurturing, and fun family for your child. Thank you again for considering us as prospective parents. We are so happy you have given us a chance at becoming parents again.

After struggling with infertility and already completing the adoption process through foster care, we are so excited to have the opportunity to expand our family through adoption once again.

-Mallory & Patrick

About Us

We are a fun and loving couple who have been married for six years. Mallory works as an accounting specialist and data analyst at a medical staffing company, and Patrick owns a professional land surveying business. Mallory enjoys baking and decorating cakes and cookies, reading, and swimming. Pat enjoys working outside on the house, golfing, and boating with friends. Along with our son, we love to play games and go camping with family as well as spending time with our friends and traveling. We grew up in small towns near each other and met while floating on the river shortly after Mallory graduated from high school. We became fast friends, bonding over our love of Hawkeye football. We attended college together and grew closer as time went on. Eventually, we started dating after five years of friendship and got married after a two-year engagement.

Our Home & Pets

We built our home in 2018 in a neighborhood outside of town. We live with our adorable cat, Tink, on a two-acre lot in a large house with five bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. Our community is unique in that during the off-season, we have a small, tight-knit community. During the summer, we become a tourist destination with many activities available. We love to utilize the many golf courses, an amusement park, minigolf courses, and sand volleyball courts. Growing up in a small Iowa town gives the opportunity to form close relationships from a young age that can last a lifetime.

Our Extended Family

Patrick has a large family and is the middle child with two older brothers and two younger sisters. Mallory also has a large family with her late father being one of six children and her mother one of three. Mallory is the youngest with an older brother and sister. We get together with our extended families for camping trips in the summer, holiday gatherings, and other special occasions. We enjoy playing games and spending time together.

During the holidays, we trek through the cold to pick a tree every year from the local Christmas tree farm—the taller the tree, the better! We also get together with family to bake Norwegian Christmas goodies to give to our family and friends. Mallory used to work at Walt Disney World in Orlando, so one of our favorite traditions is to get together with the friends she made and go back to the Disney Parks to see how they’ve changed. We spend a lot of time with our siblings and parents, where there is no shortage of fun and laughter as well as love, support, and encouragement. Our whole family is so excited to add a little one to our traditions.

Our Adoption Story

We have been trying to conceive naturally for the past six years with no luck. We decided foster care would be a good option for us with our first child as there are so many children who need good, loving homes. After two long years of foster care, we were lucky enough to be able to adopt our son, Landyn. We have always wanted a large family, and with the uncertainty foster care brings, we feel adoption outside of foster care is the best way to maintain a stable family life for our family.

more about Mallory

more about Mallory

Occupation:
Accounting specialist and data analyst
Religion:
Christian
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
Bachelor’s degree in hospitality
Food:
Ice cream
Hobby:
Baking/decorating desserts
Movie:
Newsies
Sport:
Football
Holiday:
Christmas
Music Group:
The Beatles
TV Show:
Friends
Book:
The Harry Potter series
Subject in School:
Culinary
Dream Vacation:
Scotland with friends

more about Patrick

more about Patrick

Occupation:
Professional land surveyor
Religion:
Catholic
Education:
Bachelor’s degree in business
Food:
Pizza
Hobby:
Golfing
Movie:
Classic Christmas movies
Sport:
Football
Holiday:
Christmas
Music Group:
Garth Brooks
TV Show:
The Big Bang Theory
Book:
Any of Landyn’s books
Subject in School:
Art
Dream Vacation:
Hawaii

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