Dear Birth Family – We want to start by saying Thank You. Thank you for taking the time to consider us, thank you for making the selfless decision of adoption, and thank you for your unimaginable strength and courage – you are an amazing blessing. It is our prayer that this gives you a picture of what our family would be like for your child. They will be raised in a Christ centered home, with unconditional love from our family and extended family and many friends. They will grow up with grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins nearby to play with, celebrate birthdays and holidays, and become lifelong friends. Your child will know about you, they will know who you are and the decision you made. They will know that you love them and pray for them. We pray for you and will continue to pray for you. Please never doubt your choice – the love for a child is unconditional and for forever. Again, thank you for your consideration. We would be truly honored and blessed to be your child’s family. Ryan & Marianne
Facts About Our Family
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|# of Pets:||4|
|Pets:||Gunner - German Shorthair (9 yrs old) Deuce - Blue Heeler Mix (10 yrs old) Tucker - Belgian Malinois (6 yrs old) Bo - Yellow Lab (almost 1 year old)|
More About Our Family
We have a son named Hunter, he is two years old he has LOTS of cousins to play with that all live within 30 minutes of us. We have 12 nieces and nephews (3 - nieces & 9 - nephews) - he goes to daycare with two of his cousins and Grandma is our daycare. We have lots of family events, we are together at least once a month with one or two different families. We try and travel to see family as much as possible. We have grandparents in Florida and Oregon and since they are getting older and unable to travel we try and make it a point to see them once a year, we want to have as many memories with them as we can. Hunter met his Great-Grandma in Oregon for the first time last year and it was really special. Ryan's grandpa lives in Texas and travels up to Minnesota about three times a year. We always have dinner with him and spend time with him while he is here. He is busy when he visits so sometimes it's just dinner, but it's more memories for Hunter and Grandpa. Some of our favorite things to do as a family: - Play at the HUGE park/splash pad by our house - Go to the different museums (Science, Children's...) - Watch movies and eat LOTS of popcorn - Go on 'Adventures' in the backyard with the dogs - We LOVE getting messy (paint, play-doh, mud/dirt...) Some of our favorite foods are: - Tacos - Anything breakfast related - Pizza - Gummy Bears <--- Hunter could attempt to live off of these if we let him - Crockpot meals are a family fave
More About Ryan
Where do I start in telling you about Ryan?? Ryan is an amazing husband, friend, father and a strong believer in Christ. He has blessed my life in so many ways that I have lost count. He is a genuine person, what you see is what you get – a big guy with an even bigger heart. He loves the Lord and his family unconditionally. He makes me laugh ALL THE TIME, he has a wonderful sense of humor. He is amazing to watch with our son, he is patient and loving and our son adores him. He is supportive of all my crazy DIY ideas (even if they are a little outside the box, thank you Pinterest) and he is my rock I can count on when I need him to steady me. A little background on the man I married…Ryan was in the Navy for four years – he was a K9 handler and was overseas when he decided that he wasn’t going to reenlist. While still overseas he made the decision to become a franchise owner and train dogs for a living. He has a passion for helping animals and also their owners make sure that everyone is getting all they can out of life. When I first met him you could see how big his heart was and I think I fell in love with him right away. We have been through many ups and downs as a couple and we've grown closer and closer through it all. He's an amazing person and the love of my life.
More About Marianne
I would love to tell you a little about Marianne. If I could describe her in one word it would be amazing! Sometimes I think she has super powers. She is extremely dedicated to her family and career. She works a typical 9 to 5, but at night she turns into Super Wife. She is able to keep our home, financials, and life in order and always has plenty of time for me and to play with our son Hunter. She may be extremely organized but is also creative. We always have a new project going on or you will probably catch her with crayons and markers in her hands. On the weekends, we are usually at some sort of family event. If not she is usually making plans to have family and friends involved. Marianne is also a big believer in Christ, and loves being in small groups and church activities. I am truly blessed to have Marianne in my life. Marianne is an Administrative Assistant, and has been supporting different companies and their managers since she was a teenager. She currently works at Allianz and loves working with her team and supporting her superiors in any way that she can. She also likes her job because she gets to organize and plan other people’s day. (She likes being in control of things:) ) We met online and found out that we had a mutual friend. When I first met Marianne, I was instantly comfortable with her. We love to have fun together and to laugh. Our first date was actually at the Science Museum. We are both a little dorky when it comes to activities. We love to learn and to experience new things. Marianne and I have been blessed with many things in our life. We have also been blessed with many challenges and difficulties. We have been brought closer together and have had opportunities to help out others because of our experiences. There is no one that I would be able to go through these things with other than this amazing woman and my best friend.