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Amy and Ian

Status: Qualified for Adoption

About Amy

  • Amy
  • 42
  • CC
  • Christian
  • College
  • veterinary technician
  • spending time with family, adult color apps, walking dogs, volunteering at animal shelter
  • spend time with family
  • animals
  • honest loving compassionate
I grew up with a blended family, and want so badly to add to our family and make our son a big brother. I work as a veterinary technician. I have always had a passion for animals, and love having a job that I get to help them. My husband and I have been together for 12 years and married for almost 9. We share many values and morals. We both love deeply and are there for eachother. I grew up with step brothers and sisters, and my mother placed a child for adoption before me. I have struggled with infertility and want so badly to share my love with another child

About Ian

  • Ian
  • 33
  • CC
  • Christian
  • College
  • publisher
  • cub scouts, aviation activities
  • den leader for my son's cub scout pack, spend time with family, go to races, aviation events, traveling
  • aviation
  • loving caring level headed
I grew up in a suburb of Chicago with my parents and siblings. I went to college for architecture but moved to Kansas city part way through and met Amy. We moved back to her home state of Iowa and were married and had our son Kaleb. I am a publisher for aviation publications and enjoy what I do. I get to travel a few times a year for work. Mostly i enjoy time with my family and our pets

Dear Birthmother

First of all, thank you so much for clicking to learn more about us. We know that this can not be an easy decision and trust that we will put you first and go through this journey along side of you. We come from a blended family that has involved adoption, step siblings. We have one little boy that is our world and would love nothing more than to make him a big brother. We have struggled for six years through infertility and want so badly to give our love to another child. We live in a great neighborhood, with many friendly people, children to play with and just a block away from the elementary school. We do love animals and have dogs, cats, fish and a hamster! We are a very close family and say I love you many times a day. We hug, we kiss, we love. Just know that would be given ten fold to your child if you choose us. They will be a true part of our family and we can not wait to embrace them. Our entire family is excited, and truly prays for this.

Reason to Adopt

Almost eight years ago our first child was born. Since then we have wanted to have another. Through all of the infertility struggles, the ups and downs, our hearts have led us to adoption. We want to help an expectant mother and her child, and ease some of their struggles. As much as they may need us, we need them. We are open to them being a part of our extended family if that is what they choose.

Our son Kaleb

Kaleb is seven years old and is in the first grade. He has been everything to us. He is a kind and caring little boy that loves to make everyone happy. We were a foster family for almost a year and he loved being a big brother to our foster son. Seeing him truly step in to that role really reiterated that we are meant to grow our family. Kaleb enjoys reading, school, friends, xbox, legos and playing with the dogs. He is a sweet little boy that gives and receives affection freely. He is shy, but outgoing when feels comfortable. He gives his heart to everyone he meets. He had heart surgery when he was five years old and that was a scary time for all of us. But he proved to be our little superman and still is every day!

Infertility and adoption

Ian and I have gone through infertility after having Kaleb. We started with small treatments and then went to IVF. We were pregnant twice but sadly lost both pregnancies. We chose to pursue surrogacy after all of these tries, but something felt off. We decided we wanted to help someone that needs us as much as we need them so chose to pursue adoption. We matched with a birthmother locally and were with her for the last four months of her pregnancy, but she chose to parent when the baby was born. It was hard for us, but we understood.

Our family

Our family is close, and spreadout. Amys mom and step dad live four blocks away and we spend a lot of time with them. Amy's grandmother lives in the same town as us as well and we are very close. Amy's dad lives in Florida and we travel there usually twice a year. She has step siblings that live in Missiouri and Colorado. Ians parents live in Chicago and we visit them a few times a year and they come and visit us. His siblings also live in Chicago, and one sister in Wisconsin. Everyone in our family truly has been there for us throughout this journey and is excited for the possibility to add to our family.