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¡Hola! We are excited to get to share some of our life with you. Estamos emocionados a compartir parte de nuestra vida con usted. We are a bilingual Christian couple who love to laugh and be silly, spend time with our families, and enjoy the outdoors. We speak both English and Spanish in the home and would raise your child to be bilingual as well. We would love to adopt a boy, girl, twins, or siblings of any race up to 3 years old. We are looking forward to hearing from you and getting to know you throughout this adventure!
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Franklin is from Nicaragua and Betsy is from Wisconsin. We met at church in Nicaragua when Betsy was there teaching English, and have been married for 7 years. We both love dancing, creating, and teaching choreography. We also both enjoy the great outdoors and love being active in both the summer and winter.
We talked about having children and adopting before we were even married- it has always been something close to our hearts. We are looking forward to spending days playing games and being silly with our kids, make up dances with them, going on adventures, showing them the world, and starting new traditions with them.
About Franklin, by Betsy
What first caught my eye about Franklin was that he is a great dancer and is always smiling! He is patient, calm, and loves to be silly. This really shines through when he coaches his youth soccer team – they adore him! He has a way of making people, from tiny children to elderly adults, feel important and cared for. He’s attentive to others’ needs and looks for ways to encourage them. He enjoys playing soccer, choreographing dances, playing games, and fixing things around the house. He is going to be an incredibly fun and loving dad! I know he is excited to teach our child how to play soccer, care for others, and stay calm when things get difficult!
About Betsy, by Franklin
Betsy is a very kind, fun and caring person. One of the things I first noticed about her is that she likes to dance, and she makes funny faces when she does! She likes to do all types of art projects, go camping, read, bake, be with friends, and spend time with family. She is a teacher and she loves and cares for her students as if they were her children. She’s going to be a great mom because she loves unconditionally, is playful and creative, and puts others ahead of herself. I know she is looking forward to sharing her love of the arts with our child and teaching them to embrace their imagination and passions.
Our Home in Wisconsin
We live in a ranch-style home in Wisconsin. We love our cozy home and have made it feel warm and welcoming to all who come over. We have a relaxing porch overlooking out over our fenced-in backyard, where our 2 dogs love to run around and play. They’re always excited when family and friends visit and especially like playing with kids.
We have 2 schools within three blocks of our home, and many parks and playgrounds within 5 minutes. We look forward to walking our kids to school and the park, pushing them on the swings, and going down the slides together.
Our Family and Friends
Spending time with our family and friends is so important to us. Betsy’s family lives nearby, so we get to regularly see them for dinners, holidays, and other celebrations. Franklin’s family is in Nicaragua and we see them 1-2 times a year and video chat with them every week. Our families are very supportive and loving, and are excited to welcome our children to the family!
Betsy’s family is looking forward to playing charades and silly games with our children, taking them on camping trips, watching outdoor movies, and filling their stockings at Christmas. Franklin’s family is excited to make (and break!) piñatas with our children, teach them traditional Nicaraguan dances, and take them to soccer games.
We also have close friends in both the USA and Nicaragua. Playing board games, having dinner together, and telling stories around the campfire are some of our favorite times with them. Our friends encourage us and cannot wait to meet our children.
We promise to love your child with all our hearts, be full of grace when they make mistakes, and ask for their forgiveness when we do. We promise that they will know their story and how much you love them. We also promise to send pictures and letters to you about their growth, and are open to visits every year. Finally, we promise to teach your child to love all people, be respectful and kind, and to laugh as much as possible.
More About Franklin
Education: High School
Profession: Teacher Assistant/Youth Soccer Coach/ Cook; Profesor Asistente/Entrenador de Fútbol
Stay-At-Home: Yes or Part-time
Racial Background: Hispanic
What's your favorite outdoor summer activity? / ¿Cuál es tu actividad favorita del verano?: Playing soccer / Jugar fútbol
What's your favorite outdoor winter activity? / ¿Cuál es tu actividad favorita del invierno?: Tubing / Ir en trineo o tubo
What are your favorite TV shows? / ¿Cuáles son tus programas favoritos?: Impractical Jokers, The Masked Singer
What's your favorite food? / ¿Cuál es tu comida favorita?: Chicken alfredo / Pollo alfredo
What is your favorite vacation spot? / ¿Cuál es tu lugar favorito para las vacaciones?: San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua
What activity are you looking forward to teaching your children? / ¿Cuál actividad espera a enseñarles a tus hijos?: Soccer / Fútbol
More About Betsy
Profession: Early Childhood Teacher; Profesora
Stay-At-Home: Yes or Part-time
Racial Background: Caucasian
What's your favorite outdoor summer activity? / ¿Cuál es tu actividad favorita del verano?: Camping / Ir de camping
What's your favorite outdoor winter activity? / ¿Cuál es tu actividad favorita del invierno?: Ice skating / Patinar de hielo
What are your favorite TV shows? / ¿Cuáles son tus programas favoritos?: How I Met Your Mother, Flash
What's your favorite food? / ¿Cuál es tu comida favorita?: Chicken and mashed potatoes / Pollo y puré de papas
What is your favorite vacation spot? / ¿Cuál es tu lugar favorito para las vacaciones?: Mackinac Island in Michigan
What activity are you looking forward to teaching your children? / ¿Cuál actividad espera a enseñarles a tus hijos?: Making up silly songs and dances / Crear canciones y bailes divertidas
More About Our Family
Our Special Interests / Nuestros intereses especiales
We both love dancing, camping, sledding, tubing, playing games, cooking, and walking our dogs. We're excited to do all of these activities with our children!
Nosotros dos nos encantan bailar, ir de camping, ir de trineo, jugar juegos de mesa o competencia, y caminar con nuestros perros. ¡Estamos emocionados hacer todas estas actividades con nuestros hijos!
Our Faith / Nuestra fe
Christian; know and love God and know and love people.
Cristiano; conocer y amar a Dios, y conocer y amar a toda la gente.
Our Musical Interests / Nuestros intereses musicales
We like pop, rock, contemporary Christian and dance music.
Nos gustan pop, rock, cristiano contemporáneo, y música de baile.
About Our Home / Nuestro hogar
We live in a ranch-style home in Wisconsin. We have a relaxing porch overlooking our fenced-in backyard, where our 2 dogs love to run around and play. They’re always excited when family and friends visit and especially like playing with kids.
Vivimos en una casa cómoda en Wisconsin. Tenemos un porche relajante, y una yarda con cerca donde nuestros 2 perros disfrutan correr y jugara. Siempre están emocionados cuando la familia or amigos visitan, y especialmente les gusta jugar con niños.
We promise to love your child with all our hearts, be full of grace when they make mistakes, and ask for their forgiveness when we do. We promise that they will know their story and how much you love them. We also promise to send pictures and letters to you as they grow, and are open to visits every year. Finally, we promise to teach your child to love all people, be respectful and kind, and to laugh as much as possible.
Prometemos a amar a su hijo con todos nuestros corazones, estar llenos de gracia cuando se equivoca, y pedirle perdón cuando nosotros nos equivocamos. Prometemos que sabrá su historia y lo tanto que usted lo ama. También prometemos a enviarle a usted fotos y cartas mientras crece, y estamos abiertos a visitas cada año. Últimamente, prometemos a enseñarle a su hijo a amar a la gente, ser respetuoso y amable, y reírse lo más posible.