Dear Birthmom

Dear Expectant Mother,

We cannot begin to imagine how difficult this decision is for you. Please know we are forever humbled and in awe of your strength and your incredible heart. It takes an extraordinary person to do what you are doing, and we are forever grateful. If you choose us, we will be there to support you through the multitude of challenges and emotions you will face and are so excited to go through this process with you.

We want you to know your child has an incredible journey ahead of them, full of family, laughter, and never-ending, unconditional love. We were heartbroken when we couldn’t get pregnant. We felt like we had failed, and for a long time, we didn’t know what to do. One day it just clicked, and we knew there was a person out there waiting to choose us to forever love their child and help us create our family.

We picture family game nights, bonfires in the backyard, swimming lessons, bedtime stories, dance parties in the living room, trips to the Renaissance Festival with Grandma and Grandpa, family outings to the zoo, and so much more. We will provide room to grow and explore and create a safe place for your child to thrive. There will never be a shortage of hugs, encouragement, and love.
Thank you for considering us.

Samantha and Ethan

Our Story

We have been together for 12 years and married for eight. We met in college through a mutual friend (Sam’s college roommate) and have been together ever since! Ethan happened to be in the same music fraternity as Sam’s older brother. Sam works as an executive administrative assistant, and Ethan is a medical lab scientist. Sam is the outgoing, free soul, and Ethan is the quiet old spirit. In our free time, we love to go fishing, spend time in our garden, jam out to music (although we have very different tastes in music), and relax with family and friends. Sam loves reality TV and doing crafts, while Ethan enjoys house projects and listening to podcasts. We purchased our current home in August of 2021 and have a cozy deck where we grow our herbs and grill every chance we get.

 Our Extended Family

Sam has a large extended family that spreads across the United States. Her mother has seven siblings, and all are married with children. Her father has two brothers and one has children. Sam has an older brother who lives in Wisconsin and a younger sister who lives in New York. Christmas is our favorite time to get together because Sam’s siblings come back to the family farm and have movie and game nights.

While we keep in contact with Ethan's parents and older sister, we don't see them often. That doesn’t change the fact that we have a large family full of love, support, and traditions. His parents still live on their farm in Minnesota, and his sister has two daughters.
Sam’s parents still live on the family farm in Minnesota and are only 45 minutes away. We often get together for weekend lunches and good times. Sam’s grandma (83 years old) was recently moved into assisted living and is loving her new apartment. We visit her often to watch the birds and go for walks. Our family is excited to support us on this journey and to welcome a child with open hearts and open arms.

 Our Home

We moved to a small town in South Dakota after we were married in 2014. We love our little town! The street we are on has quite a few families with children, ranging from newborn to high school. We are just blocks away from both the elementary school and middle/high school. Even better, we are down the street from a playground and the community pool! We have three cats, two dogs, and two aquariums. During COVID, we spent our time helping our community by fostering for a local animal rescue, from which both dogs and one cat were adopted. Although we no longer foster, we helped rehome 21 dogs. Our littlest dog, Lucy, will be adopted by Sam’s parents in August of this year.

 Our Journey to Adoption

We have always planned on being parents and raising a family, which would entail getting pregnant; however, after actively trying for years with no success, we strongly considered adoption. We have been fortunate to find careers we love and be able to afford a home. We are so excited to begin our adoption journey and welcome a baby into our home. We have friends and family who went through the adoption process and see the love they have, not only for their children but for the family that chose them.

 Fun Facts

About Samantha

Education
BA in theatre arts
Favorite Hobby
Gardening/assorted crafts
Favorite Sport
Baseball (Go Twins!)
Favorite Music Group
Country, Broadway
Favorite TV Show
Friends
Favorite Subject in School
English
Favorite Tradition
Attending Renaissance Festival

About Ethan

Education
BA in biology, MS in genetics
Favorite Hobby
Video games, music
Favorite Sport
No favorites
Favorite Music Group
Alternative rock
Favorite TV Show
Finding Bigfoot
Favorite Subject in School
Biology
Favorite Tradition
Annual LOTR moviethon

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