|Our Education||Engineering||Office Specialist|
|Our Professions||Civil Engineer|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Derrick & Jenny's Favorites
|Favorite Movie||Oh, Brother Where Art Thou||You've Got Mail|
|Meal||Steak or Chinese Food||Roast Beef with Mashed Potatoes|
|Music||Country & Rock||Classical, Rock, Swing|
|Snack Food||Chocolate Milk||Fries|
|More About Our Family
|Our Special Interests|
We love being outside and love working in our garden/ yard! If we aren't hiking, taking a walk, or at the park, we are in our backyard playing or grilling food. We also enjoy working on our house and making it our home. In our backyard, we have a small garden with strawberries, herbs, and rhubarb. We also have a large raspberry patch. Jenny has several flower pots and we have several large blooming shrubs that smell amazing. We take care of our house and property as they are gifts from God and we want to be good stewards.
We are very active in our church and attend as many services as we are able. Derrick serves as a deacon and is the church's financial secretary. Jenny has recently started working on the church website and uploading sermons. Our church has lots of young children and there are more every year!
|Our Musical Interest|
We both love music and enjoy playing many different genres. Derrick tends to listen to country or rock. Jenny likes all kinds of music but generally listens to rock, alternative, indie, Broadway tunes, or classical. After having Elias, we listen to a lot more children's music but like to introduce various genres to see what he likes.
We sing a lot in our home, and Elias currently loves singing Itsy Bitsy Spider and Paddy Cake. He also really likes Christian artists that have kids sing in their songs.
|About Our Home|
Our home was built in 2000 and we moved here in 2013. It had no updates and no landscaping when we bought it, but over the years we have slowly made it our own. Jenny has put in lots of landscaping and flowers, and Derrick has kept the house, it's parts, and our appliances working. We hope to do some updates in our bathroom and kitchen in a few years.
Our living room is the heart of our home and we spend most of our time there or in the kitchen.
|Our Son, Elias|
Elias was born in 2018 and is a very joyful boy with a great sense of humor. He loves to read books by himself or brings them to us to read. He loves music, playing outside, calling his extended family on video chat, and swinging at the park. We know he will be a wonderful big brother!
We have a wonderful relationship with his birth mother and keep in touch often.
|We live in the state of Alaska|
Alaska is such a beautiful country and there is so much of it to see. We have a couple of favorite places we like to visit, but we also like to explore new areas. There are trails close by to our house where we like to hike, go snowshoeing, or just talk walks. We also like camping and doing sightseeing on road trips.
We live on a quiet street that has lots of kids. We often hear the neighbors or see them in the street on their bikes or taking walks. Our house has a view of the mountains, and we love having the wildlife come to visit. We have seen many moose and a porcupine once.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...
|Age of Child|
Newborn up to three months.
|Ethnicity of Child||Caucasian, Asian, Middle Eastern, African American, Hispanic, Native American, Asian/ Caucasian, Hispanic/Caucasian, Hispanic/African American, African American/Caucasian|
|Future Contact with Birth Family|
We look forward to staying in contact and building a relationship with you in your comfort level. We are open to visits, photos, and letters.
Thank you for considering us as a family for your child. We promise to provide a stable two-parent home for your child where they will grow up loved and cherished by us. We will share lots of love, laughter and adventure together as a fmaily. We are open to letters, pictures, and visits if you feel comfortable! We look forward to getting to know you.