I recently had the opportunity to interview hopeful adoptive parents Ben and Victoria from Minnesota. Before you make a decision about your baby’s parents, you can speak with several hopeful adoptive parents. Sometimes, it’s nice to just get a bit more info to understand who they are and what they’re about. I asked them some fun questions that you won’t find in their adoption profile, and I learned that they are a wonderful couple who are so excited to adopt again!
1. What was the last thing that made you laugh?
Victoria: Our son Judah loves to make me laugh! We were in Vail, Colorado, on vacation, and there was a picture of a deer on the wall. Judah put his open hands on his head and said, “I’m a deer, I’m a deer!” It doesn’t sound very funny on paper, but I was laughing with so much joy because Judah thought of doing it on his own, and it was so cute! He kept doing it because he knew it made me laugh.
Ben: I laugh a lot and make people laugh a lot. Victoria and Judah are always good sources of silliness and laughter. Most recently, it was a simple silly game of Judah taking my hat and me chasing him.
2. Is adoption already a part of your family?
Victoria: Yes! We adopted our son Judah in 2017. We have a wonderful relationship with his birth parents and feel so fortunate that we can communicate with them regularly. We honor them as his birth parents and love that he has his own unique adoption story.
Ben: Yes, my younger sister joined our family via adoption, so adoption has always been a part of my life. Judah joining our family in 2017 has been so enriching to our family life and our relationship with his birth parents.
3. If you could go back in time, what year or time period would you travel to?
Victoria: My college days of being a student and playing on the basketball team. I made some lifelong friends there, and I loved being on a team.
Ben: I have fond memories of the 80s and music and cars. Life was a bit simpler then.
4. Aside from necessities, what one thing could you not go a day without?
Victoria: Movement/physical exercise. I love being active, and working out gives me the energy to accomplish things throughout the day and makes my body feel good.
Ben: I’m going to go with laughter. I try not to take myself too seriously. Life is too short for that!
5. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Victoria: For the appetizer, fresh green salad with homemade dressing. The main course would be a garlicky, creamy light pasta with veggies and meat/fish. Soft, warm bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Topped off with creme brulee or some type of coffee torte cake for dessert.
Ben: Victoria recently made “egg rolls in a bowl.” It was awesome!
Curious to know more about Ben and Victoria? You can check out their adoptive family profile online.
If you’re interested in talking to them as potential adoptive parents to your baby, just text or call Lifetime at
1-800-923-6784 and we can connect you with them.
Heidi Keefer is a Content Creator for Lifetime Adoption and has 15 years of experience in the field of adoption. An author of thousands of blog posts over the years, Heidi enjoys finding new ways to educate and captivate Lifetime’s ever-growing list of subscribers.
Heidi has a keen eye for misplaced apostrophes, comma splices, and well-turned sentences, which she has put to good use as a contributor to Lifetime’s award-winning blogs. She has written and published hundreds of adoption articles which explore the various facets of domestic infant adoption today.