Laura & Danny
RACE OF CHILD INTERESTED IN ADOPTING:
Even though we have not met yet, we want you to know we are in awe of the strength, love, and selflessness you embody.
Our days are spent discussing our excitement for bringing a little one into our home. We dream about the nursery we will set up, chasing fireflies in the backyard, the birthdays we will celebrate, and what kind of person we will be raising to one day become an adult who will make their own mark on this world. We talk about what a gift it is to be granted the ability to raise a child with our love, experiences, and values. To see all of that wrap into a beautiful human who will discover themselves, their own gifts, talents, and personality.
We have done many amazing things in our lives together, and we know nothing will compare to the adventure of starting a family. The excitement we feel when we think about all of the memories we will make with our extended family and friends is unmatched, from traveling the world to snuggling up next to the fireplace with Lake Superior outside our cabin window. We cannot imagine what you are going through, but we want you to know we will provide a loving, fun environment for your child. We hope you find our profile interesting and worthy of looking into. We would welcome the chance to bring our lives together and give your child the most amazing life possible.
We met right after high school when working in a restaurant. Laura was a waitress, and Danny was a busboy. It was your classic restaurant love story. Labeled a chatterbox in school, Laura has always been loving, driven, and organized. She teaches people how to build successful careers while positively impacting their communities. A typical day finds her working out, volunteering for church, leading team calls, stopping at her sister's house to play with her nieces, then heading home to cook dinner. Danny has always been smart, quiet, and analytical. It’s no surprise he’s built a career in technology. Over the years, he has rekindled a passion for mountain biking, enjoys reading, and often is found listening to his favorite music or podcast while doing yard work. Our home is made for entertaining, and we enjoy using it for gatherings, hosting holidays, and playing in our big yard.
We love our timber-frame home. The loft is currently a yoga studio for Laura, unless our nieces are over; then it’s the most amazing tree-top fort! We have converted one of the four bedrooms into a home office for Laura, and Danny currently works from home as well on the mezzanine overlooking the treetops of our yard and the conservatory we are bumped up against. When we are hosting holidays or get together, our lower level walkout is used as a spacious playroom for the kids to run around in and play hide and seek with our beloved cat. Our neighborhood is filled with children, and we are within walking distance of playgrounds, bike trails, ice rinks, baseball diamonds, and a Dairy Queen!
Our Extended Family
We can’t wait to welcome a child into our lives to share our love, experiences, and values. This will be our first child, and we intend to build a larger family through adoption. Growing up with siblings ourselves, we want to provide the love of brothers or sisters. Both sides of our family are thrilled and anxiously awaiting your child to come home so they can share in the love and excitement of growing our family.
Danny’s side of the family can’t wait to teach your child how to fish in the many lakes of Minnesota, build a fire to roast s’mores on, and identify all the birds in the yard. Laura’s side of the family is excited to bake cookies at Christmastime, go swimming together on hot summer days at the lake, and ride bikes together on our cul-du-sac with the neighborhood kids.
We also just recently bought land on the shores of Lake Superior and are designing a cabin that we will be able to host both sides of the family for summer vacations, long weekend getaways, and exploring the three national parks within a five-mile radius via bike, by snowmobile, or on foot!
What Led Us To Adoption
Adoption has always been a part of our discussions on how we would grow our family. In 2017 Laura had a health scare, and we decided at that point we would go “all in” on adoption to avoid risks a pregnancy might bring. We have friends who are birth parents, are adoptive parents, and have been adopted. We have seen firsthand from multiple angles what a gift adoption is. Because of our unique perspective, we are open to having an adoption plan that embodies your vision of an ongoing relationship with us at whatever level you’re comfortable with.
Facts About Laura
- Occupation: Entrepreneur
- Religion: Episcopalian
- Education: Vocational
- Favorite Hobby: Working out, traveling
- Favorite Movie: Elf
- Favorite Sport: CrossFit
- Favorite Music Group: Ani Difranco
- Favorite Book: The Chronicles of Narnia
- Favorite Subject in School: English
- Favorite Vacation Spot: Australia
Facts About Danny
- Occupation: Network engineer
- Education: Associate degree
- Favorite Hobby: Cycling, guitar, travel
- Favorite Movie: Almost Famous
- Favorite Sport: Baseball, cycling
- Favorite Music Group: Smashing Pumpkins
- Favorite Book: A Game of Thrones
- Favorite Subject in School: Math
- Favorite Vacation Spot: African safari