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Andrew & Lauren
Hello! We are grateful that you are considering us as adoptive parents. We can't imagine what you must be going through right now or how difficult this decision must be. We know this profile is a brief glimpse into our lives, but we hope you can see the love and respect we have for one another and the deep desire we have to add a child to our lives. Should you entrust us with the care of your little one, we promise to raise them in a home filled with unconditional love, support, and understanding.
Why We Chose Adoption
We have always wanted a house full of kids, and adoption has been a part of that conversation throughout our nine years of marriage. So when doctors finally confirmed that Lauren would be at high risk for complications in pregnancy, the transition to adoption was an easy "yes!" This did not seem like a backup plan, but a beautiful way to grow our family. We believe that family is not about the blood you share but the love that grows in those relationships.
Andrew is blessed with two wonderful children, John, twelve, and Summer, fifteen, who live with their mother in Arizona. Summer is a very social teenager with a fantastic group of friends! She is on the verge of getting her driver's license and is ready to explore the world. John is an extremely caring person with a very big heart. He is the family's resident mathematician and loves to play video games! Both children are incredibly excited to become big brother and sister to the new addition.
The road to adoption has been filled with joy and heartache, but we are so thrilled to be on this path. We can't wait to share our life with a future child, from reading stories, riding bikes, and taking family vacations—to celebrating the quiet moments in between. We are so excited to welcome a child into our family and feel we have so much love to offer.
Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other
Lauren About Andrew: Something I deeply admire in Andrew is his unfailing positive attitude towards the world. He is a glass-half-full guy, and can always see the good in even the bleakest of situations. Throughout our nine years together, we have faced many obstacles and Andrew can always pick out the silver lining. I tend to be a realist, but Andrew's optimistic attitude has changed the way I see situations.
Andrew is also incredibly patient and understanding; where most people would react to stress, he can remain calm and unflustered. These characteristics serve Andrew remarkably well in fatherhood, as he is an excellent dad to John and Summer. Andrew is a very engaged parent and loves to take the children bowling, hiking, to the movies, or just stay home, hang out and joke around. Andrew's sense of humor and kind-hearted nature will make him a wonderful dad to the new addition.
Andrew About Lauren: I have always admired Lauren's tenacity and spirit. She has overcome several obstacles to achieve her academic goals, including two degrees, and is soon to finish her master's. While working in the museum field, I have seen her interact with groups of young children, and it is wonderful to see them light up when she gets down on their level. Her willingness to understand others, especially when they are different than herself, is a testament to her exceptionally kind spirit.
Lauren is also the heart of our home, and her love of tradition and experiences propels some of the best things in our family life. From decorating a beautiful home and cooking as a family—she creates many of our special moments together. Lauren will be a fantastic mother to any future children.
First and foremost, we want to be a safe space for our children to come and discuss challenging questions and difficult topics. However, we understand that adopting a child of another ethnicity means that we can't be everything to that child.
To address this challenge, we will:
We are both committed to engaging our children within their culture. But we know this will be a learning process for us, and it will involve listening to others and keeping an open mind. We may be placed in situations where we don't have the answers to our child's question and need to reach out to a mentor for guidance. We understand this will require humility on our part, but we know it takes a village to raise a child! And we can't wait to create a loving village to support our children as they grow.
Our House and Neighborhood
We live in the charming town of Fallon, Nevada! Right now, we are renting a cute house with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, a living room, and a lovely outdoor space. In the summer, we love to grow vegetables and flowers in our garden, and in the fall, we enjoy fire-pit nights with our friends.
Our neighborhood is very family-friendly, and people can often be seen walking their dogs and riding bikes. We are fortunate that many of Andrew's co-workers live in our neighborhood, and we often get together for BBQs and holidays. Our house is within walking distance of several parks, playgrounds, and an elementary school. We love walking to our local coffee shop on Sunday mornings for our daily brew!
Our town has many community events, and we enjoy attending parades and local festivals. One of our favorite events is the "Cantaloupe Festival," which is themed around the town's number one growing item—cantaloupe! There are cantaloupe BBQ sandwiches, candy, and salad, but our favorite is the cantaloupe ice cream!
We look forward to welcoming a child into our home and sharing these fun experiences with them.
Our Extended Families
We both come from very tight-knit families! While we currently live apart from our families, it is always a good time when we get together. One of our favorite things to do is play games! Whether board games, bowling, or hide and seek, our families love to laugh and have fun.
Lauren's family has a long tradition of decorating the Christmas tree together. It is always a big family event that involves food, music, and sometimes friends! Andrew's family has a tradition of eating a really big meal on Christmas afternoon. Then, at the dinner table, they pop "Christmas crackers," which are little paper-wrapped tubes filled with toys and joke cards. Each cracker has a silly hat in it, and we wear them all dinner long! It's a lot of fun.
Our families have been very supportive of our adoption journey. This baby will be the first cousin to our nieces and nephews, and they are very excited to have a playmate. The whole family is ready to welcome and dote on the new addition!
From Us to You
Our names are Lauren and Andrew, and we are grateful that you are considering us as adoptive parents. We can't imagine what you must be going through right now or how difficult this decision must be to make. We know this profile is a brief glimpse into our lives, but we have tried our best to show our truest selves. Please know that if given a chance to raise your child, we promise to ensure they know that your decision was not easy and was made with an immeasurable amount of love.,p>We met nine years ago during the summer of 2013 and fell in love rather quickly! We married the following summer, and the past eight years of marriage have been filled with supporting one another through success and failure, laughter and sadness. Our marriage is based on communication, mutual respect, and love; these qualities have carried us through deployments, pregnancy struggles, and life's daily challenges.
Soon after meeting, Andrew attended Officer Candidate School and would later graduate to become a Naval Flight Officer for the Navy. Throughout his career, we have been lucky to live in Virginia near Lauren's family as well as in Nevada near Andrew's family. Lauren graduated with her bachelors in 2019 and is currently wrapping up her graduate degree. She works at the local museum, helping with education and research. We have been blessed to find careers that we both enjoy, but that also gives us time to spend together as a family.
We have always wanted a big family, but having biological children wasn't in the cards for us, as Lauren would have been at high risk for pregnancy complications. However, adoption has always been in the conversation, even before we were married. We have several family members on both sides that are adopted, so we have a lot of compassion for the process. We have been discussing adoption seriously for several years now and are very excited to grow our family through this process.
Should you entrust us with the care of your child, we will do everything in our power to honor that decision by providing a stable and loving environment for them. We promise always to prioritize their health and safety, no matter what challenges may arise. They will always be allowed to pursue their own interests, be it education, sports, or the arts. And above all, we promise to raise them in a home filled with unconditional love, support, and understanding. They will be welcomed into a village of friends and family who are excited to love and dote on them!
When the time comes, we would love the opportunity to become part of your "extended family!" We can exchange phone numbers or email addresses to send pictures and updates regularly. And maybe even do visits, if that is something that you are comfortable with.
We hope this letter has helped you make this very important decision. Please know you and your child are in our thoughts and prayers today.
Andrew & Lauren
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