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Howdy from Nebraska!
Thanks for taking the time to get to know us. We are a caring couple excited to become first-time parents through adoption! We desire to share our love of animals, nature, and God with our child. We look forward to attending concerts, shows, and rodeos together as a family! We are open to visits and to sharing photos, videos, and stories with you.
Our relationship began 11 years ago when we met as missionaries. Anna was serving in the Dominican Republic and Brian was on Guam. We attended a training at the same time in Colorado and we instantly connected. In 2017, we were married and since then have built our lives on our ranch. Together we raise cattle and horses and love spending time together. After trying for some time to grow our family, we found we were unable to conceive. We know that God’s plan to grow our family is through adoption and we look forward to sharing our passion for helping others with your child.
Brian is a hard worker who trains horses, keeps cows, and helps nearby ranchers and farmers. He is a smart, funny, caring, and generous person who loves to laugh. Helping others is just a natural extension of him. He currently serves on the church security team, and many ranchers have him help tend to their sick animals and feed their cows in the winter. Brian is a very genuine, honest, and open person. He shares his faith, his struggles, and his victories freely and people are drawn to him. Brian loves reading and is excited to read to our child every night!
Anna is a kind, compassionate lady who cares deeply for those around her. Anna loves to help others and never backs away from a challenge. She has improved the ranch with all of her ideas! She enjoys volunteering in the church nursery and loves maintaining her friendships. She also has a heart for animals- caring for kittens, calves, chickens and horses. She loves to travel, cook, bake, crochet and garden. She speaks Spanish fluently and uses this gift to help Spanish speakers in our community. Anna looks forward to sharing her passions for language, travel, food, and the outdoors with our child!
Our Faith and Family
We have grown up in families of faith and believe that God should be put first in all that we do. We plan to raise our child to know God and His infinite love. Our faith has been enhanced by all that we see and do on the ranch. His creation teaches us about His goodness and provision and we are looking forward to sharing the blessings we have been given.
Brian’s family lives nearby and we regularly get together with them. His brother and sister’s families live close and we get together for holidays, birthdays, and other events. We also look after our nieces and nephews often.
Anna’s parents spend the summers in town with their RV. They help on the ranch and are excited to be actively involved in our child’s life. They look forward to welcoming their first grandchild and are very excited to share their time and love with them. Anna’s sister and brother live further away, but are very excited to be aunt and uncle!
Our Home in Nebraska
We have a 37-acre ranch in central Nebraska. We raise cows and horses and assist our neighbors with their sheep herd when needed. The bounties of the ranch provide us with fresh eggs, fresh beef, and many vegetables that we eat in the summer from our garden and which we also preserve in order to enjoy later on.
Our house is a log cabin style that may not look like much from the outside but is lovely and inviting on the inside! It has three bedrooms and two bathrooms and it is cozy and comfortable with a fireplace in the living room. We have a new nursery with its own bathroom. We have put time and love into building bookshelves and decorating the nursery as a couple. We know we will spend a lot of time there with our new baby!
Our promise is to care for your child in an open and genuine way. We promise to teach them to be strong and courageous in their faith and share with them our love for learning. We will also teach them to be hardworking and kind. We look forward to traveling together, watching rodeos, and reading and listening to music together. We are so excited to share our ranching lifestyle with your child! We would love to take you along on this journey through photos, videos, and occasional visits if you are comfortable.
More About Brian
Education: Technical degree/mechanic
Stay-At-Home: Part-time - Brian works from home
Racial Background: Caucasian
Favorite foods: Steak & Potatoes
Favorite music: Rock
Favorite Movie: Hatari
Favorite Book: Wild Cow Tales
Favorite Animal: Horses
Favorite city: Parakou, Benin
Favorite outing: Rodeos
More About Anna
Education: Pediatric nursing
Profession: Part-time at a law office
Racial Background: Caucasian
Favorite foods: Pasta
Favorite music: Anything but country!
Favorite Movie: Love, Rosie
Favorite Book: Great Expectations
Favorite Animal: Horses
Favorite city: Paris, France
Favorite outing: Concerts
More About Our Family
Growing up in Christian homes, we both attended church with our families. We met at missionary training and spent time in our 20s on the mission field. Brian worked on radio transmitters with a faith based organization in Guam and then in Benin (west Africa) as well as helped with several local youth groups. Anna ran a medical clinic in the Dominican Republic with a Christian mission where she became fluent in Spanish. We continue to serve at our church in the nursery (Anna) and on the security team (Brian) and support several overseas missionaries. We love God and have a passion to serve in whatever capacity we can - we continue to grow in our faith and our love for His people.
Our Musical Interest
We are music lovers and enjoy all types of music from rock to rap to classical music. We both love to sing and though we are not talented players, we enjoy watching concerts, opera, symphony, etc. when the opportunity presents itself. Brian gets his love of music from his grandmother who led the church choir and Anna has grown to love music through choir and band as well as attending art performances.
About Our Home
We have a log cabin style ranch house on 37 acres. The remodeled home has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Our nursery has its own brand new bathroom! There is plenty of room to run and play outside and horses to ride later on. Many animals to interact with (chickens, cows, horses, etc.) as well our friendly dog, Tipton, who is great with children to have adventures with! From our living room there is a beautiful view of rolling hills out the big picture window and in the winter there is a cozy fireplace.
Our Special Interests
Anna enjoys sewing and crafting. She has mainly been working on crocheting baby blankets and clothes for friends and family. She plans to make blankets, sweaters and other clothing for her children in the future as well. Anna also enjoys writing - she has written poetry and short stories and is working on some children's books. In addition, she loves to cook and bake and spends time in the summer gardening and putting up/canning food for winter.
Brian has been working on saddle making and repair. He recently finished a pair of hand crafted and tooled leather chaps for riding. He is an avid reader and likes likes various topics from historical works to science fiction. He loves to work with his hands and builds and repairs many needed items around the ranch. Brian also greatly enjoys working with young horses to develop their talents. Many locals bring young horses to Brian to start their training and trust him to give the horses a good foundation.
Thank you so much for getting to know us! We are looking forward to sharing our lifestyle of faith, family, and ranching with your child. We promise to provide a full life for your child with all that we have on our ranch. We will provide for all of their needs to the best of our abilities and love them with all of our hearts. We promise to care for you and share our journey with you as well. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us. We look forward to getting to know you!