Family

A Letter from Ben & Jess

Hello from Wyoming!
We are a fun-loving, active couple who are so excited for the journey of becoming first-time parents through adoption. We look forward to welcoming your child into our home and sharing our love of family, animals, and nature.
Thank you for taking the time to read about us, and we can’t wait to go on this journey with you!

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Our Story

We met at freshman orientation at University in 2013, then again that winter when we re-met at country swing dancing; Ben literally swept Jess off her feet! We started dating shortly after and became inseparable.  Now 6 years later, we still are each other’s best friends and prefer to spend our time together. Outdoors we like to hike, camp, kayak, or just off-road to see the country, and we can’t wait to share these adventures with our future child. At home, we like to take walks with our dogs, host game nights with our friends, and try not to watch our current favorite TV show in one weekend.

We attend a community church that has a large children’s program that we cannot wait for our child to become a part of. We truly feel that God has always guided us to adopt, and now we are so excited to grow our family!

My husband, Ben

Ben is the extrovert to my homebody and always tries to make me laugh. He is supportive, caring, hard-working, and always expanding his knowledge on anything and everything! He is an engineer and has a flexible schedule. While he is at a desk job now, he worked for his parent’s plumbing and AC company and is good with his hands. He has been the lead in remodeling our house and is always willing to take on whatever project I have planned! When he is not remodeling our house, Ben likes to play some video games with his family (including his parents!) and find things in the garage to tinker with and build. Ben is my social butterfly and loves to host game nights and backyard barbecues with friends, neighbors, and co-workers.
His fun-loving and goofy personality is going to make him an amazing dad. He has told me he is excited to play with Legos again and show them the world.

My wife, Jess

Jess is the kindest and most caring woman I have ever met. She loves to spend as much time as she can being active outdoors, hiking, walking the dogs, doing yard work, and bike riding. She also loves to bake, do puzzles, listen to music and is always singing and dancing around the house. She is a complete optimist, and while she is a planner, she also likes to go with the flow with whatever comes her way. She loves her job caring for animals and is always telling me crazy stories about her day. She has a natural nurturing instinct which is why she has always been driven toward caring for children and animals.
Jess will make a great mom because she is kind-hearted and always puts the needs of others first. I know that she is excited to read books and play games with our future child.

Our family

Ben has two older siblings. His parents and sister’s family live just a few hours north of us, while his brother’s family lives in Arizona. They are so excited about our adoption and are elated to hear that it is finally happening! Ben’s grandmother ran a foster program, and his mom has four adopted sisters.

Jess is the oldest child with one younger sister who lives just a couple of hours south. Her parents are retired in northern Arizona and cannot wait to become first-time grandparents! She is excited to continue her family tradition of “Grandparents Camp” over the summer, where the kids can run on their ranch and learn about the wildlife and more family traditions.

Both families are so supportive. They have always known that adoption has been the plan for expanding our family and are ecstatic for us.

Our home

We moved back up to Wyoming at the end of summer of ’21 and could not be happier! Our home has needed quite a bit of work to make it ours, but we have made our improvements with our future family in mind! There is a large bedroom next to the master that we are working to make into a nursery. Our corner lot gives us a large backyard for our child to explore, as well as the mountains that are less than 20 minutes away. We live in a quiet area with lots of friendly and supportive neighbors who are very excited to welcome a new child into the neighborhood.

Our Promise

We promise to love and care for your child with our whole hearts.
We will show them nothing but love and encouragement for every milestone they pass and passion they want to pursue.
We promise to give them every opportunity to learn, grow, and love in Christ, family, community, school, and life.
Your child will be surrounded by loving arms from our families that will cherish every moment they spend with them. We promise to raise them with family traditions that can include yours.
We hope to share updates through pictures, letters, calls, or occasional visits.

Learn More About Ben & Jess

  Ben Jess
Our EducationBachelors of Science in Petroleum EngineeringBachelors of Science in Animal Science, Associate of Science in Veterinary Technician
Our ProfessionsAir Quality EngineerCertified Veterinary Technician
Stay-At-HomeNoNo
Our Racial BackgroundCaucasianCaucasian
Some of Ben & Jess's Favorites
FoodCheeseQuesadillas
Way to spend the eveningWith JessOn a nice walk with the dogs
Music ArtistElvis PresleyBrothers Osborne
SeasonSpringSummer
AnimalDogDog
SuperpowerTeleportationInvisibility
SportPlay basketball, watch footballPlay basketball or tennis, watch football
More About Our Family
About our dogs!

Diesel and Tank are our two pitbull mixes! They are always down for a day on the couch or a weekend of RVing and hiking. Both of them absolutely adore kids and love to go visit our nieces and nephews, where they are big hits!

Favorite seasonal activities:

Spring: off-roading in the mountains, plan summer activities!
Summer: hiking, camping, fishing, off-roading, kayaking, nightly walks, backyard BBQs
Fall: drive to see fall colors, football (go pokes)
Winter: game nights, binge watch TV series, fires, cozy blankets

Some Family Traditions:

Christmas eve: Going to Christmas eve service, then opening a present before bed.
Christmas: Opening gifts, homemade monkey bread, spending time with family.
New years eve: Board games into the new year!
While we carried on some family traditions from each side of our family, we haven't set a lot in stone as the world and our family has been changing and moving. We look forward to making new traditions with your child, which can include some from your family as well.

We Prefer a Child Who Is...
Age of Child

Newborn

Twins

Yes

Gender

Either

Sibling Group

Yes, with the youngest being a newborn and the oldest up to 2 years old.

In Closing

Thank you for taking the time to learn about us. We look forward to starting our family through adoption and showing your child a life filled with love, laughter, and support. We would love the opportunity to share updates with you through pictures, emails, and occasional visits if that is what you wish.

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