Lauren: BA in English and Secondary Ed; Masters in Education: Curriculum and Instruction, ESL
Andrew: BA in Finance and Economics
Lauren: High School English Teacher
Andrew: Vice President of Business Operations
When did you meet and month/year of marriage:
We met at our after school jobs in high school and started dating shortly after. We will be married for nine years this October.
Lauren: Practicing Lutheran, but subscribes more to spirituality than a given religion
Information on your home/community:
We live in a suburb west of Chicago in a modest home snugly tucked just off of the main road with a large yard filled with big, old trees, and surrounded by plenty of parks with a thriving community.
Number of children:
One biological son, Addison, who is 18 months who adores other children. He’s opinionated, fun-loving, curious, and looking forward to being a helpful, affectionate big brother.
We have two eight year old Schnauzers: Pepper and Hobbes. They are our original babies. They are friendly dogs, but mostly remain to themselves around kids unless they play fetch!
Desired contact with a birth family:
We believe an open adoption with flexibility is not only important for the child, but you as well. We are happy to meet you with what you are most comfortable with.
In one sentence, why do you want to adopt a child?
We are in love with being a family and cannot wait to share our love with another child.