Emily & Ben
RACE OF CHILD INTERESTED IN ADOPTING:
You are tremendously strong, brave, and selfless. We cannot imagine the challenges you are facing and want you to know you are extremely loved and seen. You are a hero in our eyes! We recognize this decision is very difficult for you. Please know we are praying for you and will support you the entire way if you choose us. We want you to be a part of your child’s life as much as you feel comfortable.
Your incredible love for your baby does not go unnoticed, and you can be assured we will provide the same immense love and support for your child as you have. We promise to forever nurture and protect your sweet baby, raising them in a home filled with love, joy, and laughter.
Lastly, we want to say thank you. Thank you for considering us, and thank you for your selfless choice. We are so grateful and humbled to be considered as potential parents for your baby. Rest assured, your child will be forever loved and forever cherished.
Our story began five years ago when we met at a young adults group at church. We were both in charge of brewing coffee on Sunday mornings, and we quickly bonded over a love of coffee and Jesus! We were married two years later. Ben, a former Marine, is a full-time college student and project manager by day and professional wrestler by night. Emily is a middle school teacher at a local school and enjoys cooking and coaching volleyball. In our free time, you can find us eating local food, weight training at the gym, hosting friends and family, or attending Ben’s wrestling matches. During our nights in, we love to cuddle up on the couch and have a movie night!
We live in a cute three-bedroom, two-bath house with a lovely backyard where you can often find us grilling out or nestled next to our firepit telling stories. Inside, our house is centered around a big dining room table (where you may find our cat perched), perfect for sharing meals and laughs with family and friends. We didn’t know we were cat people until we met Marvie. You will also find the baby room inside patiently awaiting your sweet little one! Our family-friendly neighborhood is very diverse and is located in the heart of our community. We live within walking distance of numerous parks and schools and a short trip to our community’s sweet downtown.
Our Extended Family
Ben is one of four brothers who grew up in a dedicated wrestling family. Two of his brothers and his mom live locally. He and his oldest brother are a professional wrestling tag team who travel to compete. We are very close to his oldest brother and wife, who have three children. Ben’s dad and stepmom live in Missouri and visit frequently.
Emily grew up in a close-knit home with her sister and parents. Her parents live locally and are very involved in our lives. Emily’s grandmother also lives nearby and eagerly awaits her very first great-grandbaby! Emily’s sister currently lives in Europe but plans on moving back home shortly.
We spend most holidays with both sets of family. It is such a blessing to have two supportive, loving families! Both our families also enjoy attending Ben’s wrestling events. We cannot wait to make more memories and cherish our time with extended family.
What Led Us To Adoption
We both have always considered adoption a beautiful picture of love, hope, and unity. Originally, we did not think adoption would be a part of our story so soon until more recently, when it was laid heavily on our hearts. Despite suffering numerous miscarriages, we fully believe this is the Lord’s first choice for us. We are so excited to be offering a home for your baby. Our hearts and home are full of love and anticipation to welcome your little one!
Facts About Emily
- Occupation: Middle school teacher
- Religion: Christian
- Education: Bachelor’s in elementary education
- Favorite Food: Nachos, lattes
- Favorite Hobby: Weight training, coaching
- Favorite Movie: Remember the Titans
- Favorite Holiday: Christmas
- Favorite TV Show: Stranger Things, How I Met Your Mother
- Favorite Book: Harry Potter series
- Favorite Subject in School: History, Art
- Favorite Vacation Spot: Italy and Greece
Facts About Ben
- Occupation: Project Manager
- Religion: Christian
- Education: Associate degree
- Favorite Food: BBQ
- Favorite Hobby: Weight lifting, woodworking
- Favorite Movie: Rocky
- Favorite Holiday: July 4th
- Favorite TV Show: The Office, Boy Meets World
- Favorite Book: The Bible
- Favorite Subject in School: History
- Favorite Vacation Spot: Going to Wrestle Mania