Assistant Highway Superintendent / Radiographer
Hello, we’re Nick and Katie and we’re a Midwest couple hoping to adopt! We are a very active couple and look forward to having a baby join in on our adventures. One of our goals is to make the most of our free time. Although we enjoy our time at home, you will also frequently find us traveling to see family and friends to catch up and try new things. We have been so grateful to experience so many blessings together and can’t wait to share our love and expand our family through adoption.
We’ve always wanted a big family so we tried to start growing our family right away. Sadly we lost our first baby as newlyweds and nearly lost Katie as well. After a few years we got the help we needed to get pregnant again, but also lost that precious baby. Adoption had always been on Katie’s heart and we had often talked about it. We spent a year praying for a path after our second loss, until one fateful afternoon we met one of Katie’s college friends for coffee. She and her husband were on their own journey to adoption and shared their story with us. For the first time in years we had hope. We prayed on it and we both knew with certainty that this was the path that God was leading us down. Although there has been so much brokenness and sadness on our journey to parenthood, we full-heartedly believe that it can lead us to beauty and joy. We, along with our families, cannot wait to share our love with a child.
We made our home in a small town in Nebraska, close to friends and family. In 2018, we bought our second home, a little fixer upper on the edge of town. Over the last few years we have been able to completely renovate the exterior and do several projects on the inside. It has been fulfilling seeing our plans come to life and making this house into our home. Our goal has always been to have a welcoming home filled with love and laughter. We love sharing our home with family and friends to have dinner and play games. We have such amazing friends and neighbors here, our community is a great home. We love where we live and it’s truly a perfect place to raise a family.
Katie’s Family: I have a very close knit family. My parents live a half hour away from us and we’re able to see them frequently. I have a younger brother that lives on the East Coast, but is able to make several trips home every year. I am also very fortunate to have a close relationship with my cousins and their kids. Their children are like nieces and nephews to us and we enjoy taking them during school breaks and during the summer. Our family loves the outdoors and values spending quality time together and making memories. Our family is so excited to welcome a new member, the kids can’t stop talking about all the things they’ll teach their baby cousin.
Nick’s Family: I also have a very close family and we’re able to see them often. My parents live less than two hours away, and we love to go help them on the farm. I have a younger sister who is married and recently moved from the West Coast to Colorado. We are very excited to have them closer as they have a new daughter, and we look forward to watching her grow up with our future children. My parents have a pontoon boat, halfway between us and them is a lake that we often meet at. We joke that our future baby will be able to out-fish papa by the time they’re two.
Katie in Nick’s Words: “Katie is one of the most caring individuals I know and has the biggest heart. She has a motherly instinct that you can’t deny. I love watching how her little cousins and our friend’s kids gravitate to her and adore her. Nothing would make me happier than raising a family with her.”
Nick in Katie’s Words: “One of the first things that drew me to Nick was his kind soul. I knew he was the one I wanted to spend forever with after seeing his childlike spirit with my little cousins. Having a family of my own has always been important to me and seeing how well he could fit into a father role made my heart explode.”
It all started in 2013 when a farmer’s son met a rancher’s daughter. We met when Katie was in her last year of college, she wanted to stay single but thankfully Nick was persistent. After our third date we were inseparable and in 2016 we were married. There have been highs and lows throughout the years, but one thing that holds strong is our love for each other. We truly are each other’s best friends.
Do what makes you happy, life is way too short to not live it. Make the most out of each day and find people that enjoy the journey with you and not hold you back. Find a passion and make it into a career that you enjoy going to. We will always be your biggest supporters and be there for every milestone, big and small.
Our preference is to have an open adoption, however that may look. We want our child to know you and love you. No child can ever have “too much” love, so as long as you provide a positive loving relationship we would love to have you there every step of the way!