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Thank you for the opportunity to share our lives with you. We are an active family of three who seeks God, joy, and love in all that we do and say. We were blessed to adopt our son in 2017 and are excited to grow our family once again through adoption. We value faith, relationships, health, fitness, and education. We laugh often and enjoy life. Thank you for taking the time to get to know a bit about us, we look forward to getting to know you as well.
We’ve been married for 11 years and are deeply committed to God, our marriage, family, and friends. It has always been in our hearts to become parents however, after experiencing infertility, God led our hearts to adoption. In 2017, we were blessed with the adoption of our son Judah. He is 5 years old and an absolute joy! We love being active, going on adventures, and spending time outdoors together. You can often find us biking, boating, or playing around in the yard or lake. We look forward to growing our family once more through adoption and including our next child in all of our family adventures.
Victoria is always thinking of others and is passionate about nutrition, health, and fitness. She motivates and encourages people to incorporate wellness into their lifestyles. Victoria has a warm heart and doesn’t hesitate to give her time and energy to those who are in need of support. She enjoys walking, running, biking, yoga, and teaching group fitness classes. She also loves trying new recipes, card making, and photography. She was formerly a 1st-grade teacher and has an authentic love for children. It gives her so much joy being a stay-at-home mom and I know that she is excited to welcome our next child into all of our family fun.
Ben is friendly and kind to people from all walks of life. He is encouraging and has a positive outlook on life. He also strives to know others on a deep level and seeks to understand who they are inside. Ben has a great sense of humor and makes me laugh all the time! He is a great dad who makes family time a priority. Ben loves spending time outdoors biking, boating, swimming, chatting around a bonfire, and enjoying the sauna he built in our yard. Most of all, he enjoys reading, playing, and doing activities with our son. He’s looking forward to sharing our family activities with our next child.
Our Home in Minnesota
We live in the land of 10,000 lakes and are fortunate to live on one of those lakes! We live in a 3 bedroom suburban home with an open layout on the main floor and a sunroom. We enjoy every aspect of lake life. It’s so awesome to experience all 4 seasons as each one offers different outdoor activities that we enjoy. We live in a welcoming and fun neighborhood that fully supported us during our first adoption and continues to do so as we begin the journey again. There are many families with young kids as well as families with teenage and college-aged kids. We like to organize neighborhood gatherings at our place. Some of those gatherings include an annual triathlon, bonfires, picnics, and boat rides.
Our Son & Family
Our son Judah is a social, happy, and caring 5-year-old. He joined our family through adoption in 2017 and has been such a blessing. We have an open relationship with Judah’s birth parents and feel blessed that they are a part of our lives. Judah enjoys exploring new places, riding his bike, playing on the splash pad on the lake, reading, and playing with Legos and trucks. He absolutely loves being around other kids so we know that he will be a great big brother.
Some of our favorite family activities are biking, boating, hiking, going to the park, and being outdoors. We look forward to having another child to create memories and share our family activities, but most of all, to share our love with. Both of our extended families are supportive and are excited to welcome your child into the family.
We promise to love and nurture your child in a stable home where we value faith, family, community, nutrition, fitness, and education. We will provide opportunities to participate in various activities and adventures near and far, as well as experience different types of food, and culture. They will be raised in a Christian home where we have a strong faith in God. We will encourage them to do their best and support them as they grow and develop. We will be their biggest cheerleaders in life and we will love them unconditionally!
More About Ben
Education: Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Master of Business Administration; Masters in Marriage & Family Counseling
Racial Background: Caucasian
Form of Exercise: Biking
Leisure Activity: Sauna, boating, bonfires
Vacation : Hawaii, Banff
More About Victoria
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Business: Accounting
Profession: Stay-at-home mom; Group Fitness Instructor
Racial Background: Asian (Filipino)
Form of Exercise: Group fitness classes
Leisure Activity: Walking, boating, reading/coffee
Vacation : Hawaii, Costa Rica
Hobby: Baking, card making, photography
More About Our Family
Our Special Interests
Besides leading group fitness classes, Victoria also enjoys trying new recipes and food photography. She loves sharing meals and baked goods with friends and family. Victoria has a great appreciation for all types of photography.
One of Ben's favorite hobbies is woodworking. He enjoys planning and building things. Some of the things he's made are: side tables, shelves, a triple bunk bed for friends and a wood burning sauna.
We trust God in the big and little things of life. Our strength comes from Him and we are grateful for the gifts that have been given to us. We attend weekly services at our local non-denominal church. The messages, worship, and ministries encourage us to live a Godly life filled with hope and love.
We have a close-knit circle of friends who we treasure and rely on for support and encouragement. We enjoy getting together as couples and families to connect and have fun over a meal, around a bonfire, and various activities.
About Our Home
We live in a 3 bedroom suburban home on a lake. Our home has an open layout on the main floor and a sunroom that we often hang out in. It's our favorite room in our house. We are blessed to be able to have space to play yard games, have a bonfire and sauna, swim, boat and skate on the lake during the winter.
Thank you for taking the time to read through our website and getting to know us. We promise to love and nurture your child in a stable home where we value faith, family, community, health/wellness, and education. We will provide opportunities to participate in various activities and experience different types of food, culture, and traditions. They will be raised in a Christian home where we have a strong faith in God. We trust God in the big and little things of life. We will encourage them to do their best and support them as they grow and develop. You can count on us to be their biggest cheerleaders in life and we will love them unconditionally!