We are so glad that you found us down here at the bottom of the alphabetical list of hopeful adoptive families. We had toyed with the idea of changing Wade’s name to “Aaaron” so that we could appear at the top of the list, but… decided we would be way better off trusting God to guide you to our family story.
…And look! Here you are! 😉
In all seriousness, we really appreciate your time and your willingness to learn about our family as you make important, yet difficult life decisions for you and your child’s future. We know that by considering adoption, it has nothing to do with a lack of love for your child, but rather it has everything to do with your strong, unconditional, deep love. We respect you so very much for your selfless love and your determination to seek out all of the best possible life paths for you both.
ABOUT US – We are a laid-back, adventurous couple who strive to do our best as children of God, partners in life and parents to our wonderful sons, Davis and Kyle (pictured below). Adoption is such a strong desire in each one of us, that we are all certain that it is God’s amazing plan for our family. A special miracle child has been born in our hearts, and we can’t wait for her to come home. If you choose us for adoption, you and your child will be an unbelievable blessing to our family and to our extended family as well. We have a very large, close-knit family. Some live in Minnesota, Iowa, Georgia, Arizona and California. But, most live here near us. Many of whom are at the beginning stages of building their families. So, your child would have many playmates her own age to grow up with. Our friends and family are all very supportive and excited for our adoption!
HOW WE MET – We met through a mutual friend when Barbara was working as an assistant manager at a restaurant in Downtown Denver, and Wade was going to grad school at the University of Colorado Denver. We dated for three years before we were married. We have been enjoying our lives in beautiful Colorado ever since. We have a wonderful, strong relationship together that will no doubt last a lifetime.
BARBARA (Written by Wade) – Barbara is a kind-hearted and compassionate mother, wife and friend. Everyone who gets to know her finds comfort in her easy-going, fun personality. (I think you would too!) She is giving of herself and fully enjoys life and the companionship of others. Barbara absolutely loves everything about being a stay-at-home mom. She sees every stage of each of our children’s lives as a new and exciting life adventure for us all-and it is! I love watching the boys with their mom. They have always had a warm, special, loving relationship and connection with her. Barbara has so much more love to give, and she has been praying to share it with a daughter. I know that a little girl would absolutely blossom with Barbara as her adoptive mother.
WADE (Written by Barbara) – Wade is a fun, spiritual and affectionate husband and father. I can’t imagine a more perfect partner in life and father to our children. Wade Is always planning special fun family time and individual time, so that he stays fully connected and engaged with each of us. Keeping the father-child bond and the husband-wife bond strong through life is extremely important to him….and to us too! As a young boy, Wade knew in his heart that someday he would adopt a child. We are thrilled that we get to experience this family journey with him. I just know that he would make you proud if he were your child’s adoptive father. He would love her to the moon and back!
DAVIS (15) & KYLE (13) – Davis and Kyle are both very loving, respectful, happy kids with God in their hearts. They have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of their little miracle sister. There is no doubt that they will be your child’s faithful protectors and biggest fans. (Learn more about these two wonderful big-brother’s-to-be in our family profile book.)
MORE – Well…that is the short story version of us. Your child would be surrounded by so many people who love each other, who would love her fully, and of course she would always know your truly amazing mom’s love for her. There is much more we wish we could share with you. If you are feeling that you would like to learn more about us, then we hope that you will follow your heart and ask Nightlight about us. We would love to get to know you too, if you are comfortable with that.
Regardless of whichever path you choose for you and your child, we pray that you both find peace and a lifetime full of happiness. Thank you again for letting us share ourselves with you and for your thoughtful consideration in adopting our family.
Warmest Wishes and Blessings Always!
Wade & Barbara
Adoptive Family at a Glance
|Father’s Name: Wade||Mother’s Name: Barbara|
|Occupation: Regional Sales Manager||Occupation: Stay at Home Mom|
|Education: Bachelors in Business/Psychology & Masters Business Administration||Education: Bachelors in Liberal Arts & Teaching/Elementary Education|
|Religion: Christian||Religion: Christian|
|Age: 46||Age: 45|
|Ethnicity: Caucasian||Ethnicity: Caucasian/Japanese|
|Hair Color: Brown||Hair Color: Brown|
|Eye Color: Blue||Eye Color: Hazel|
|Height: 6’3”||Height: 5’5”|
|General Health: Healthy/Active||General Health: Healthy/Active|
Date of marriage: 5/22/1999
Children: Two sweet, loving sons Davis-15 and Kyle-13, who will make awesome big brothers… That is a promise! (Picture and more about Davis and Kyle below)
Interest and Hobbies: Too many to list… For starters, here is what our family likes to do together…We enjoy holiday and birthday celebrations, camping (but more like “Glamping”) in our travel trailer, enjoying nature, family vacations, church activities, caring for our churches youth with special needs, going to our pool, playing and attending sporting events, reading, shopping, meal time around the table, game and movie nights, babysitting neighborhood children, neighborhood/community events, bike rides, arts/crafts, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.
Home: Our Colorado home is a 6 bedroom, 3 ½ bath, 2 story home with a walkout finished basement/playroom, and a beautiful nursery room next to our bedroom on the second level. We live in a safe, suburban neighborhood just a few minutes from the mountains and 15 minutes from big city life. Our home faces beautiful mountains and a large grassy island in front where neighborhood kids of all ages come to play. We love our neighbors and community!
Pets: We adore our two loving dogs. They have loads of character, keep us thoroughly entertained and are great with the kids. Luke is a medium-sized 7 year old Vizsla who carries a blanket around like Linus. Finnius is a small 6 year old mix rescue dog with a very stylish Mohawk and goatee). We have had them both since they were pups.
Finances: Very stable. We do not have any debt, except for our mortgage. Wade has worked for the same financially secure company for 18 years, providing for a very comfortable family lifestyle. Also, we open a 529 Education Fund for each child at birth. We add funds to their accounts monthly to ensure that our children won’t have the burden of tuition when they attend college. We live within our means, and we teach our kids about wise money management as well.
Why are you interested in building a family though adoption: We both absolutely love being parents, enjoying all stages of parenthood more than we could have ever imagined possible. All four of us feel very strongly that adoption is what God’s plan is for our family. We know in our hearts that there is a child, a mother (and maybe a father and birth family) somewhere out there that is meant to be a very special part of our family story, and we are meant to be a special part of their story too. Maybe this is you… If so, we pray that God will join us together soon, and that we will all become a blessing in each others lives through adoption.
Openness to Birth parents: We would love to have an open or semi-open relationship with you and your family. That being said, we understand that every situation is unique and that you may not desire an open adoption. Though we feel that some type of openness would be best for everyone, we can be fully trusted to compassionately respect your privacy, if that is your wish.
Childcare Plans: Wade will take some time off work when the baby arrives. Barbara will continue to enjoy being a stay-at-home mother.
We are represented by Nightlight Christian Adoptions. If you would like more information about us, would like to view our family profile book, or would like to meet us, please contact Nightlight toll-free at 866-832-3678.