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Isaac and Alana

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Hello! We really appreciate the time you take to look at our life and consider us as parents. We know this is just a small glimpse into what your child's future could potentially involve. But we also know God has a special plan for you and your child. Whether or not you choose us, we want you to know that you are in our prayers.

Facts About Our Family

Location:Chicago
*The location where the adoption agency’s office is.
State:Illinois
# of Pets:1
Pets:Maverick is our 2 year old Doberman mix 75 pound baby. He is super sweet and friendly.
Neighborhood: Suburban
Children:No Children

More About Our Family

We met at a small Bible college in 2011--Isaac was a freshman and Alana was a first year graduate student. She is older by 5 3/4 years. We got married in December of 2014 in the middle of Isaac's senior year of college; 6 months later we moved to Illinois. We are personality opposites, but love to spend time together. Isaac is usually the goofy, lighthearted guy everyone loves. He keeps Alana smiling and seeing life's simple joys. She helps keep Isaac grounded and gives him direction. Alana is straightforward and likes structure. We coach and play soccer together. We both LOVE food. Parks and Recreation is our favorite television show. We work in the nursery and sing on the worship team at church. Before we got married and for the first few years of our marriage, we talked about wanting to have at least 4 children, but as many as 6--both biologically and through adoption. However, Alana has struggled with endometriosis and hormonal issues. Consequently, infertility has played a part in our story. We do not know if we are able to have biological children, but God has given us a huge desire to adopt as well. We would love to be able to provide siblings for any baby we are able to bring into our home. But one child and one day at a time, as the Lord allows.

About Isaac

Profession:education
Education:College
Age:26

More About Isaac

Isaac was raised in Minnesota playing sports and riding horses. He even knows how to swing dance. He is the youngest of 8 siblings--6 half and 1 whole sibling. Family is very important to him. He now teaches middle school and high school PE and 6th grade Bible. He also coaches both the varsity girls' and the boys' soccer teams. His dream job is to coach soccer on the college level--to use his skills to disciple the next generation. Isaac is kind, hardworking, patient, humble, and extremely loyal. Sometimes he doubts himself which makes him not want to branch out to try new experiences. Thankfully adoption has been an exciting adventure that he has thankfully jumped in on with both feet. He is so excited to be a dad.

About Alana

Profession:education
Education:Masters
Age:31

More About Alana

Alana grew up in South Carolina as the middle of child of 9 kids. She loves being a part of a huge family and all that entails. She also grew up playing sports and music with the piano and her voice. She has been babysitting or nannying kids since she was about 13 years old. She nannies two girls, Paige (13 years old) and Charlie (4 years old) full time; Charlie was a month old when she started. She has a Masters in Biblical Counseling and has a strong desire to help people. Alana's dream job is to be a stay at home wife and mom. Alana is serious, nurturing, forgiving, and loving. She tends to have a hard time with change. She thrives on clear communication and honesty. She loves kids and organization.

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