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Hello from beautiful Alaska! We are a joyful Christian couple thrilled to grow our family through adoption. We look forward to sharing our passions for sports, reading, and going on adventures with your child. In 2018, we adopted our son Elias and he has changed our lives in so many wonderful ways! We are excited to add to our family again and look forward to family bike rides, camping trips, and playing basketball in the driveway.
We met through a mutual friend and quickly realized that we shared a lot in common. It wasn’t long after that when we started dating, and in 2012 we were married!
After experiencing the loss of our two babies due to genetic issues our hearts turned to adoption and in 2018 we were blessed to adopt our son, Elias. He has been such a joy in our lives!
We live in the beautiful state of Alaska where we love to camp, have movie nights at home, hike, bike, and explore new places. We enjoy filling our home with fun activities, working in the garden, and taking walks through the local park. We also enjoy going to the symphony, having family dinners together around the table, working on our home improvement projects, and sharing our passion for nature. We treasure spending time together as a family and are excited to welcome your child into all of our adventures.
My husband, Derrick
Derrick is a loving husband and father with a great sense of humor. He loves watching and playing sports, playing with our son, Elias, and making up jokes and funny words that keep us laughing. He has a great work ethic, and he makes me proud by how hard he works both at his office and at home. Derrick is the man who fixes things around the house, cooks dinner on the grill ( I love it when he BBQs for dinner!), and loves to toss a ball around with our son. He is excited to teach our kids all about different sports, to read books with them, show them how to fix things, and help them with their school work.
My Wife, Jenny
Jenny is a fun, smart, thoughtful, loving wife and mom who has a passion for cooking and baking great food! She enjoys knitting and crocheting things for others, gardening, leatherworking, and playing games of all kinds. She keeps our home running on all cylinders and likes to add a personal touch to everything she does. Jenny brings so much beauty and creativity into our lives and likes to make our home feel welcoming with plants, music, and good food. She is excited to teach our kids how to cook, to appreciate and play different kinds of music, and to help spur on their curiosity as they grow.
Our Home in Alaska
We live in a wonderful two-story home with four bedrooms, a large open main living area, and a big back yard. We have a nursery set up and have it decorated with fun bright colors for either gender. Our home is in a quiet neighborhood close to trails and mountains. We always welcome family and friends that like to visit, and we often get to see the local wildlife such as moose in our neighborhood. We enjoy gardening vegetables and berries in the back yard, grilling our dinner outside on the deck, and going for walks in the neighborhood.
Our son, Elias
Elias was adopted in 2018, and he is such a joy in our lives! He loves to make us laugh, is curious about how things work, loves to be outside, and enjoys reading books. He is social, affectionate, and has a great sense of humor. We have a wonderful relationship with his birth mother, which includes regular photo updates and phone calls.
Derrick is originally from Montana, and Jenny is originally from Oregon. We love to visit our families when we can and enjoy going on adventures when they come to visit. In all, we have 15 nieces and nephews, and we love getting to visit them. Derrick has one sister and Jenny has two brothers and a sister. Our parents all love being grandparents and everyone is so excited to welcome your child into the family!
We love being parents, and we have so much love to give to your child. As Christians, we promise to raise your child in a two-parent home and seek to share God’s love for us all by filling our home with love, learning, encouragement, laughter, adventures, singing, and great memories.
We look forward to reading bedtime stories, gardening, baking cookies, tickle fights, and movie nights as a family. We will teach them to love creation and to look at it with wonder and awe. They will grow up knowing they are deeply loved by God, by us, and by you.
More About Derrick
Profession: Civil Engineer
Racial Background: Caucasian
Favorite color: Blue
Favorite Movie: Oh, Brother Where Art Thou
Meal: Steak or Chinese Food
Music: Country & Rock
Snack Food: Chocolate Milk
More About Jenny
Education: Office Specialist
Racial Background: Caucasian
Favorite color: Green
Favorite Movie: You've Got Mail
Meal: Roast Beef with Mashed Potatoes
Music: Classical, Rock, Swing
Snack Food: Fries
More About Our Family
Our Special Interests
We love being outside and love working in our garden/ yard! If we aren't hiking, taking a walk, or at the park, we are in our backyard playing or grilling food. We also enjoy working on our house and making it our home. In our backyard, we have a small garden with strawberries, herbs, and rhubarb. We also have a large raspberry patch. Jenny has several flower pots and we have several large blooming shrubs that smell amazing. We take care of our house and property as they are gifts from God and we want to be good stewards.
We are very active in our church and attend as many services as we are able. Derrick serves as a deacon and is the church's financial secretary. Jenny has recently started working on the church website and uploading sermons. Our church has lots of young children and there are more every year!
Our Musical Interest
We both love music and enjoy playing many different genres. Derrick tends to listen to country or rock. Jenny likes all kinds of music but generally listens to rock, alternative, indie, Broadway tunes, or classical. After having Elias, we listen to a lot more children's music but like to introduce various genres to see what he likes.
We sing a lot in our home, and Elias currently loves singing Itsy Bitsy Spider and Paddy Cake. He also really likes Christian artists that have kids sing in their songs.
About Our Home
Our home was built in 2000 and we moved here in 2013, and over the years we have slowly made it our own. Jenny has put in lots of landscaping and flowers, and Derrick has kept the house, it's parts, and our appliances working. We hope to do some updates in our bathroom and kitchen in a few years.
Our living room is the heart of our home and we spend most of our time there or in the kitchen.
Thank you for considering us as a family for your child. We promise to provide a stable two-parent home for your child where they will grow up loved and cherished by us. We will share lots of love, laughter and adventure together as a fmaily. We are open to letters, pictures, and visits if you feel comfortable! We look forward to getting to know you.