Denise & Andy
RACE OF CHILD INTERESTED IN ADOPTING:
How can we begin to express our appreciation for this opportunity and our gratitude and admiration for your selflessness and the difficult decision you’re facing? Sometimes life is just plain hard, and there are no good words to explain how a person really feels. Although we cannot fully understand the difficulty you face, our desire is to support you through this rough terrain and to learn from your selflessness. May you take comfort in knowing that you and your child are surrounded by love.
If our family is graced with your child, may you rest assured that we will cherish and love them from the bottom of our hearts. Your name will be treasured in our home and spoken of with love and appreciation. We’ll encourage your child to live their life to its fullest, to face their fears, and to dream big dreams. With prayer, dedication, and encouragement, we’ll support your child in exploring the world, conquering those fears, and growing in their dreams. We’ll continue to promote respect for all living things as well as honesty and forgiveness. Most of all, we promise to give your child a happy home full of unconditional love.
This difficult decision you face isn’t about us; rather, it’s about you and your baby. May you be given the courage to do what you believe is best, and may God bless your decision. Thank you for considering our family.
We are childhood friends who started dating after reconnecting via church events. Andy is patient and dedicated. He is good at including those without many friends so no one ever feels left out. He’s a hard worker and does whatever is needed to get the job done. Andy loves teaching our nieces and nephews anything from pounding nails to building paper airplanes. He works as a woodworker, building custom cabinets and furniture, and as a finish carpenter. He spends his free time playing hockey, camping, or at the lake. Denise is gentle natured, thoughtful, and always up for an adventure. She loves animals and exploring. Her hobbies include camping, rollerblading, volleyball, painting, and playing the violin. Denise works as a nurse at a local clinic. Together we love spending time with family, hiking with our dogs, and playing games at home. We also enjoy planning and working on home renovation projects.
We live in a spacious ranch-style home nestled in the midst of a beautiful valley. Our three-bedroom, two-bathroom home sits on nearly one and a half acres in a quiet neighborhood minutes from town and blocks from the local elementary school. We're surrounded by hiking trails, lakes, and views of mountains. Our two German shepherds, Nyla and Diesel, enjoy these local attractions as well as running through our open yard. With Andy’s carpentry experience and Denise’s love for design, we are excited to continue home updates and expansion plans.
Our Extended Family
We're blessed to be surrounded by large extended families both locally and out of state. Our siblings live locally (some as close as one mile away), and other family members are spread out between the Western U.S. states as well as Finland. Both our families are very close and supportive of one another. We regularly connect beyond state borders and are always looking for reasons to get together. We try to gather as a whole on holidays, especially during Christmas and Thanksgiving. These festive holiday gatherings are moments we look forward to sharing with a new family member as well.
What Led Us To Adoption
We were raised in large and caring families. With each new brother or sister, love multiplied. It was only natural for us to want a family of our own. While infertility hasn't allowed for biological children, we're overjoyed with the opportunity to grow our family through adoption. As a young girl, Denise often marveled at her cousin’s adoptive family. She learned then that blood doesn't make a family—love does. We are excited at the thought of our nieces and nephews having another playmate, friend, and cousin. We rejoice when we consider how blessed we’d be to have the love in our home multiplied by the addition of a little one.
Facts About Denise
- Occupation: Nurse
- Religion: None
- Education: Associates degree
- Favorite Food: Mexican-style foods
- Favorite Hobby: Hiking
- Favorite Sport: Football
- Favorite Holiday: Christmas
- Favorite Book: Many
- Favorite Subject in School: Geography
- Favorite Vacation Spot: Hiking Switzerland, touring Thailand
Facts About Andy
- Occupation: Carpentry
- Religion: None
- Education: Some college
- Favorite Food: Steak
- Favorite Hobby: Watersports
- Favorite Sport: Hockey
- Favorite Holiday: Christmas
- Favorite Book: Vince Flynn series
- Favorite Subject in School: Mathematics
- Favorite Vacation Spot: Exploring Alaska