Meet David & Anna
A video message from David & Anna
A Letter from David & Anna
Hello! We are a committed, fun-loving, down to earth couple who values quality family time with our family and friends. We are eager to share our love for dogs, home-cooked meals, and board games with your child. We live in central Indiana and are so excited to become first-time parents through adoption. We are open to a child or children of any race or gender. We are so thankful you are taking the time to get to know more about us and look forward to getting to know more about you as you feel comfortable. We want to support your desired level of contact through written communication, photos, and visits as you prefer.
We met during a church mission trip in 2007. In 2008, Anna unexpectedly needed a prom date and insisted we just go as friends. Instead, the night propelled us into a 7-year long-distance relationship while we both pursued school in different states. We got married upon graduation in 2015 and have been happily married since this time.
We look forward to…
Blanket fort movie nights, family hikes, and play dates with our loved ones’ children. Date days with mom/dad, nightly snuggles, and taking your child to the largest Children’s Museum in the world, that is close to our home! Your child will enjoy Thanksgiving & Christmas in Illinois with both sets of family and grandparents.
Together we enjoy:
-Cooking homemade meals
-Trying out new restaurants- especially brunch!
-Acknowledging all cute puppy sightings
-Attending live sporting events
-Relaxing with a good movie/TV show
Anna has this way of making everyone around her feel comfortable. She really strives to be someone you can tell anything, no matter the issue. In fact, it is not uncommon for people to unintentionally divulge their whole life story to her within a very short period of time. This ease of conversation is one of the many reasons I fell in love with her. It is also one of the reasons why I know our future children will always feel loved, supported, and heard in all that they do.
-Using her garden goodies to make homemade pesto, sundried tomatoes, and jalapeno poppers. This year she is also going to experiment with strawberries!
-Learning new Physical Therapy skills
Life at our house is both fun and relaxed, largely due to David’s personality. It is not uncommon to walk into a room and see David belting out music while cooking dinner, sometimes even dancing with our dog, Nala. He makes games out of everyday activities which makes life so much more enjoyable and fun. He is also an exceptional listener and comforter when the situation calls.
-Watching/officiating football and baseball
We bought our home with our future family in mind and have already converted an extra bedroom into a nursery! We also have a basement and front room without a current purpose that would make great playrooms! Our love for hosting events will surely evolve into hosting playdates, movie nights, and sleepovers.
What we love about where we live…
-Home with plenty of space for kids
-Park with nature trails and playground within walking distance
-All 4 seasons including holiday snowfall, changing leaves, and perfect spring/summer temperatures
-Good school district
-Indiana stays bright until 9 or 10 pm in the summer, allowing us to spend a lot of time outdoors
We are from the same hometown in Illinois where our parents live 15 minutes apart from each other. We also have family in Alabama, Missouri, and Tennessee. Our families value time together around the holidays and throughout the year. While we have frequent visitors in our guest bedroom now, we know this will only continue to become more frequent as our families will be visiting all the time once our family grows. Our family will surely spoil your child with too much dessert and fun trips with both sets of grandparents! They are also excited to share memories at our family cabin every year, including spending time in the pool and sometimes playing water volleyball!
Our dog, Nala, will surely greet your child with eager anticipation every time they come home. She is comfortable interacting with children as we have friends with children who come over often.
We promise to…
-Adore your child and support them through anything they go through in life
-Provide opportunities to them to develop their skills/character
-Raise them with Christian values in a supportive and loving home
-Encourage them to cherish their adoption story and birthmother
-Actively support a relationship with you in any way you desire.
We have a bag prepared with essentials for a last-minute adoption plan if necessary!
Learn More About David & Anna
|Our Education||Bachelor of Science in Finance, Minor in Statistics||Doctorate of Physical Therapy|
|Our Professions||Accounts Payable Analyst||Physical Therapist|
|Stay-At-Home||No, but works from home||Not currently, but will likely be part-time once baby arrives|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of David & Anna's Favorites|
|Dessert||Ice Cream||Coconut Chocolate "Magic" Bars|
|Childhood Book||Narnia Series||Rainbow Fish|
|Dish to Cook||Homemade Lasagna or Gumbo!||Instant Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls|
|Summer Activity||Umpiring baseball tournaments... if its below 85 degrees||Outdoor summer concerts!|
|Board Game||7 Wonders or Code Names||Machi Koro or Power Grid|
|Tradition||Lords Supper dinner the Thursday before Easter||Singing Veggie Tales Christmas music on way home for the holidays|
|TV Show||Scrubs||Friends or New Girl|
|More About Our Family|
Faith is a very important aspect of our lives. We go to a Christian, non-denominational church with two Sunday services in the morning. Together weekly, we will attend one service and serve at the other service in the children's ministry. David leads the 3rd/4th grade room and Anna is a Team Leader who fills in in any room Infant-4th grade. We also host a church life-group at our house each week.
Both sets of our parents live in Illinois. Anna has one older brother who is married and lives near our hometown. David is the youngest of 3 brothers. His oldest brother lives in Alabama and have a teenager and 2 young children, so your child will have instant friends at our family get-togethers! His middle brother lives in Missouri. David also has close cousins that live in Tennessee. We are lucky that we always have a place to visit!
Twins run in Anna's family, so our hearts have been prepared to become first-time parents to multiple children for a while now. However, we will be overjoyed with any addition to our family.
|Our Dog, Nala|
Nala is our 9-year-old, golden lab. She is calm and sweet-natured while still protective of our house. She is very patient and understanding of children and has experience with children of all ages. She is such a great dog... so much so that she often wins over non-dog lovers into wanting their own dog.
|Loved Ones Describe Us As....|
Playful, Family-Oriented, Reliable, Laid-back, Good Role Models, Encouraging, Positive Energy and Eager to Help
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...|
|Age of Child|
Newborn to 4 years old
We are open to either gender.
Yes, with oldest up to 4 years old
We are thankful you are taking the time to get to know more about us. We are so excited to become parents and share our lives with your child. We look forward to getting to know you and your hopes for the future. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have- we would love to hear from you!