Thank you so much for taking time to consider our family. We believe the step you’re taking in considering adoption is a courageous step. We honor your struggle and sacrifice.
By sharing your baby with us, you would be answering our prayers for a sibling for our son and the joy of bringing another child into our family. We have been blessed with a loving and joyful marriage of over 13 years, an amazing son, a beautiful home, and a diverse and supportive community of family, friends and church family. We have dreamt of adding to our family through adoption since before we were married, since both of us have family members who joined the family by adoption.
We long to add another little one to our lives.
We met 15 years ago while attending the same university in Texas. Tara was raised in Seattle, Washington and Caleb in northern Michigan, and we met in Texas! We are best friends and partners in life and ministry. We have really loved the greatest adventure of parenting together! We love life as a family – enjoying the outdoors, travel, photography, spending time with friends and family, hiking, learning, singing, gardening, cooking (and of course eating!), reading, dancing, and hosting people in our home. We love God and love being a part of such an amazing church!
We live in a beautiful neighborhood with excellent schools and fun, kid-friendly activities close by – including an amazing park! Our home is a wonderful and safe place for children, and even has a great backyard with trees, a patio, and room to ride bikes, play in the sandbox, and eat oranges from the trees. We really believe that God has made children unique, and our wish is to help your child discover who they are meant to be. We want to provide a space for this to happen through active play, nature, creativity, art, music, and friendships.
About my Wife Tara
Tara is a truly remarkable person. She lives a life of compassion, integrity, energy, and vision. She is a wonderful mother to Josiah, and enjoys reading him stories, teaching him to cook, and playing games. Every day I admire Tara’s ability to balance the needs of her family with the leadership challenges of being a pastor. I love the way she cares for the people in her life. Whether through laughter or tears, she knows how to be a true friend. I love to watch how much fun Tara and Josiah have with each other; he truly adores his mommy. She is excited to welcome a second little one into our family.
About my Husband Caleb
Caleb is a smart, authentic, encouraging, and down-to-earth person of many talents. He is a wonderful daddy – sharing such joy, care, compassion, and humor with Josiah. He loves doing projects, making music, and exploring the outdoors together as a family. Caleb has served as a family pastor, freelanced as a graphic and web designer, has worked as a hospital chaplain and now teaches children from TK through 6th grade in technology and computers.
If you should choose us, we want to let you know that we will view your child as a precious gift – someone to treasure, provide for, love and nurture. We will seek to love this little one with the love that God has so graciously poured out on us. We really look forward to sharing updates and pictures with you, if this is what you desire. We want you to know that we are not only praying for your baby, and our desire to welcome a second child into our family, but we are also praying for you and believe that God has amazing plans for your life.
Thank you again for your consideration.