Investigator / Physical Therapist
Thank you for taking a look at our profile and getting to know us better. We are very excited to grow our family! We hope this gives you some insight into who we are and what our lives are like. Ben has a son who lives with us on a part-time basis; we look forward to welcoming another child into our family.
Amanda is a physical therapist and Ben is an investigator. While we take pride in our work, we have many hobbies and interests outside of our jobs. We love to hike, travel, work out, play games and go to the beach. This year we were able to spend a lot of time outside, on the lake, hiking, and enjoying the outdoors. In our downtime we enjoy watching sports, working in the yard, hiking, and visiting with family and friends. While we both love to bike, Ben chooses the rough terrain of mountain biking and Amanda takes the smooth scenic path in the park. Amanda enjoys reading magazines on the patio and by the pool but you can find Ben playing video games and woodworking.
Family is very important to us. We spend holidays and birthdays with them as much as we can. We look forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas every year because it is a time to see family and watch Dante and his cousins play. We can't wait to share our family traditions with another child. Faith is also a big part of our lives. We were both raised in Christian homes and we promise to love our children and raise them the same way. We will support them throughout their life and encourage any and all dreams they have. We promise to raise them in a supportive, fun, and caring environment.
We always knew we wanted to have a family together. After multiple attempts and specialists, we found out that having children naturally would be a challenge. After an unsuccessful round of IVF, we had long conversations about the next step. Even though having a biological child was not an option, we still felt very strongly about completing our family and raising a child. Adoption is an excellent way for us to fulfill these dreams. Ben adopted in the past, with his ex-wife, and had a great experience. We love him so very much. It is important to us that our child knows how much love went into the decisions made that led to them becoming part of our family. We look forward to sharing the story with our child. We promise to let them know their birth parents love them and made a brave decision.
We live in a 4 bedroom home in a wonderful quiet community. We have lived here for 3 years and chose it due to the beautiful lot and backyard oasis. We have a community pool and playground as well as an elementary school in the heart of our neighborhood. There are plenty of sidewalks for endless biking and walking. We are not far from the lake so when we aren't swimming at the pool we like to spend time on our friend's boats or at the beach. Family is very important in our lives. We spend holidays and birthdays with them as much as we can. Amanda's mom is a retired teacher and loves kids. She lives close so we can meet up regularly to hang out and have dinner. We enjoy visiting Ben's sister, brother-in-law, and our niece and nephew. Ben's parents live on a farm, which is not too far away. We enjoy the peacefulness, the animals, and exploring the property. We love meeting up with our friends to travel, go skiing or spend time at our home. They all have children, making for a chaotic but full house. Ben's son, Dante, is a joy to have around. We play games, ride bikes, swim at the community pool, play in the backyard, and hike with him and love watching him grow up and experience new things. Dante was adopted at birth and will be an excellent big brother to a new baby in our household.
When I met Amanda 5 years ago, I knew right away that I wanted to be with her. Amanda is an amazing person and I can’t imagine my life without her. We love spending time together as a couple and have many of the same interests and goals. She is very hardworking and loves her job as a physical therapist, helping people get better and recover. Family is very important to her and she would do anything for us. Amanda loves children and has been a great stepmother to my son and welcomed him to our family.
When I met Ben, I knew I had found someone special. We had a great conversation and I wanted to see him whenever I could. He was everything I was looking for in a friend and spouse. Ben is always putting everyone else first and knows how to comfort and be there for me during good and bad times. He has a son from a previous marriage and seeing him with his son is one of the reasons I fell in love with him. He is such a great father. I can’t wait to see him raise another child and be able to share that journey with him. He is one of the best things that has happened to me and I am lucky to have him in my life.