5 Fun Facts About Minnesota Adoptive Family Scott and Wittne

by | Feb 27, 2024 | Birth Parent Blog

Hopeful adoptive parents Scott and Wittne in MinnesotaI recently had the opportunity to chat with Scott and Wittne, hopeful adoptive parents who live in Minnesota. When you’re thinking about adoption for your child, you’re able to talk to hopeful adoptive parents before making your decision. By chatting with them and asking them questions, you can get the full picture of the adoptive couple as potential parents to your baby.
I asked Scott and Wittne some fun questions that you won’t find in their adoption profile, and I learned that they are a faith-filled, fun-loving, active couple. Adoption is near and dear to Scott and Wittne’s hearts because they were both adopted themselves. They’re honored for the opportunity to become first-time parents through adoption!
Scott and Wittne share, “We’re excited to become first-time parents through adoption. We look forward to sharing our love for family, faith, the outdoors, and making memories. We are open to ongoing contact with you!”

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1. Is adoption already a part of your family?

Adoption is already such a big part of our family. We are overjoyed to be adding another member to our family through adoption!
The story first starts with Scott. Scott was adopted as a baby by two amazing people who are now his mom and dad. Then, adoption moved into Wittne’s side of the family when her wonderful parents adopted her brother as a baby. Six years later, they got a phone call asking if they were interested in adopting a baby girl, and that baby girl was Wittne.
We are very excited to meet you, and our families are ready to welcome a new little one into our adoption-filled family!
Scott and Wittne pose by Christmas trees at their church

2. What’s your favorite holiday?

We truly enjoy all the holidays but would have to say Christmas has become our favorite. It’s not because of the presents but the people and family gathering to celebrate and catch up.
Christmas has become the holiday that Wittne’s whole family tries to get together. She loves getting to see all her aunts and uncles, cousins, and now their children. It is a super-busy and crazy day of good food, playing games, watching movies, and so much more.
In the past couple of years, we’ve started to host. We absolutely love seeing the kids running around and playing with each other, the adults reading books to the kids, or playing card games or dominos. We are excited for the future when we’ll have a little one joining in the fun!
We love getting to celebrate Christmas for more than one day out of the year. We enjoy having a quieter Christmas with Scott’s parents, brother, sister-in-law, and our niece and nephew and the quality time spent together. We love watching the kids’ excitement pour out when they open their presents.

You can get an even better glimpse into Scott and Wittne’s lives in their video:



3. What is something from your childhood that you want to make sure your child gets to experience?

As children, both of us experienced a lot of love, respect, and consistency. We always knew what to expect at home and what our parents expected of us. We each knew that we could always come to our parents with anything.
We want to create the same kind of home for our children. We want them to know we are their parents and that they should follow rules, but also that they can come to us with anything. We want our children to know that we will be here to work with them, fight for them, and all-around love them.
We are so excited to be parents! We cannot wait for every aspect of parenting—good, bad, exciting, frustrating, rewarding, and more. We are looking forward to it all.

4. When you were a kid, what did you absolutely love to do?

Scott shows off his catch after fishing with family as a kidScott: When I was a kid, I absolutely loved going fishing with my family.
We all did our part when getting ready to go. My mom would pack us lunch, and I would get so excited when my dad hooked the boat to the truck and told me to get the tackle and gear ready. My dad taught me a lot about fishing. Sometimes, my grandpa would come along and tell us his old fishing stories from when he was young.
Wittne having fun at the lake as a childWittne: When I was a kid, I absolutely loved going out to South Dakota to visit my Auntie Audrey, my mom’s sister. Going out to see Auntie Audrey and Uncle Chuck was one of the best parts of my summer.
Throughout my childhood, I would spend a week or some summers I got to spend the whole month out there. We would work hard helping with chores and projects, and then I remember playing even harder.
My biggest memories were swimming for hours on end, floating in the lake, playing in the sand, riding on jet skis, fishing with my uncle, driving the go-cart and the four-wheeler. The memories will live on in my heart forever.
Wittne and Scott pause during a cross-country skiing trip

5. As parents, what is something specific you want to teach your child?

We want to teach our children to love and respect nature and the outdoors. We have varied interests that involve being in nature and outdoors. We enjoy going camping with our family, fishing, kayaking and four-wheeling. When camping, we like hiking, swimming if the weather is nice, and cooking around the campfire.
We think teaching children to love and respect nature at a young age will pour into other aspects of their life, like being kind and respectful to people in their life. We want them to learn to leave a place better than they found it and encourage someone who may be down on themselves.

Curious to know more about Scott and Wittne?

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
and we can connect you with them.


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Heidi Keefer

Written by Heidi Keefer

Heidi Keefer is a Content Creator for Lifetime Adoption and has over 15 years of experience in the field of adoption. An author of thousands of articles and social media 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.

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