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A Letter from Franklin & Betsy

Hi! We are excited to get to share some of our life with you. We are a bilingual Christian couple who love to laugh, spend time with family, and enjoy the outdoors. We speak both English and Spanish in the home, and would raise your child to be bilingual as well. We would love to adopt a boy or girl up to 3 years old and are open to twins or siblings of any race. We are looking forward to hearing from you and getting to know you throughout this adventure!

About Us

Franklin is from Nicaragua and Betsy is from Wisconsin. We met at church in Nicaragua when Betsy was there teaching English to students PreK thru high school, and have been together for 5 years. We connected through our love of dance and drama and later began an arts ministry with the children and youth in our community.  

We are excited to teach choreography to our future children and to have us all dance together! We also both enjoy being outside camping, biking, and playing yard games. We are looking forward to spending days playing games and being silly with our kids, cuddling up around the campfire on camping trips, and tucking into our sleeping bags and tents. We talked about having children and adopting even before we were married. We both always knew we wanted to adopt and can’t wait to finally hold our children in our arms!

About Franklin, by Betsy

What first caught my eye about Franklin was that he is a great dancer and is always smiling! He is patient, calm, and loves to be silly. This really shines through when he coaches his youth soccer team – they adore him! He has a way of making people, from tiny children to elderly adults, feel important and cared for. He’s attentive to others’ needs and goes out of his way to make sure everyone is happy. He enjoys playing soccer, creating dramas and choreographies, and fixing things around the house. He is going to be an incredibly fun and loving dad!

About Betsy by Franklin

Betsy is a very kind, fun and caring person. One of the things I first noticed about her is that she likes to dance, and she makes funny faces when she does. She likes to do all types of art, go camping, read, bake, be with friends, and especially spending time with family. She is a teacher and she loves and cares for her students as if they were her children. She’s going to be a great mom because she loves unconditionally, is playful and creative, and puts others ahead of herself.

Our Home in Wisconsin

We live in a 2 bedroom home in central Wisconsin. We have a lovely porch overlooking our fenced-in backyard, where our 2 dogs love to run around and play. They’re always excited when family and friends visit, especially our nieces and nephews. We have 2 schools within three blocks of our home, and many parks and playgrounds within 5 minutes. We love to picture walking our kids to school or pushing them on the swings and going down the slides together.

Our Family and Friends

Spending time with our family and friends is so important to us. Betsy’s family is nearby, so we get to regularly see them for dinners, holidays, and other celebrations. Franklin’s family is in Nicaragua, and we see them 1-2 times a year and skype with them every week. Our families are very supportive and loving, and are excited to spend time with our future children! Betsy’s family is looking forward to playing charades and silly games with our children, taking them on camping trips, watching outdoor movies, and filling their stockings at Christmas. Franklin’s family is excited to make (and break!) piñatas with our children, teach them traditional Nicaraguan dances, and take them to soccer games. We also have close friends in both the USA and Nicaragua. Playing board games, having dinner together, and outdoor activities (yes, in the snow too!) are our favorite times with them. Our friends encourage us and cannot wait to teach our children how to play Spoons (the card game), Twister, and Monopoly.

Our Promise

We promise to love your child with all our hearts, be full of grace when they make mistakes, and ask for their forgiveness when we do. We promise that they will know their story and how much you love them. We also promise to send pictures and letters to you about their growth, and are open to visits every year. Finally, we promise to teach your child to love all people, be respectful and kind, and to laugh as much as possible. To learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1-800-923-6784.

Learn More About Franklin & Betsy

An audio message from Franklin & Betsy

  Franklin Betsy
Our EducationHigh SchoolMaster's
Our ProfessionsYouth Soccer Coach/CookEarly Childhood Teacher
Stay-At-HomeYes or Part-timeYes or Part-time
Our Racial BackgroundHispanicCaucasian
Some of Franklin & Betsy's Favorites
What's your favorite outdoor summer activity?Playing soccerCamping
What's your favorite outdoor winter activity?SleddingIce skating
What are your favorite TV shows?Impractical Jokers, The FlashHow I Met Your Mother, Hawaii 5-0
What's your favorite food?CheeseburgersChicken and mashed potatoes
What is your favorite vacation spot?San Juan del Sur in NicaraguaMackinac Island in Michigan
What activity are you looking forward to teaching your children?SoccerArts and crafts
More About Our Family
Our Special Interests

We both love dancing, drama, camping, sledding, playing games, cooking, and walking our dogs. We're excited to do all of these activities with our children!

Our Faith

Christian; know and love God and know and love people.

Our Musical Interests

We like pop, rock, contemporary Christian and dance music.

About Our Home

We live in a comfortable 2 bedroom home in central Wisconsin. We have a lovely porch overlooking our fenced-in backyard, where our 2 dogs love to run around and play. They’re always excited when family and friends visit, especially our nieces and nephews.

We live in the state of...

Wisconsin

Our Neighborhood

We have 2 schools within three blocks of our home, and many parks and playgrounds within 5 minutes. We love to picture walking our kids to school or pushing them on the swings and sliding down the slides together.

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

Newborn up to 3 years old

Twins

Yes

Gender

Either

Sibling Group

Yes, up to 3 years old

Ethnicity of ChildAny
Future Contact with Birth Family

We are open to letters, pictures and occasional visits.

In Closing

We promise to love your child with all our hearts, be full of grace when they make mistakes, and ask for their forgiveness when we do. We promise that they will know their story and how much you love them. We also promise to send pictures and letters to you as they grow, and are open to visits every year. Finally, we promise to teach your child to love all people, be respectful and kind, and to laugh as much as possible.

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