Ben & Katie

“We share a faith that calls us to love others so we just really feel that Adoption is the way that our family will grow.”

Location: Missouri

Ages: 38 and 31

Religion: Christian

Professions: Mortgage Lending/Administrative Assistant

Other Kids: 1 daughter

Preferences: Any Race, Either Gender, Newborn

How We Met: We met at work (at the company we both still work for today!). We sat near each other and what started out as a friendship soon began to look like it could grow into something more. Ben was drawn to Katie’s sense of humor, intelligence, and thoughtfulness. Katie was immediately taken with Ben’s kindness. The more time we spent together the more we wanted to be around each other and we soon began dating. We would go out on date nights, go to football games, and spend time together with family and friends. It didn’t take long for us to know this was the real deal!

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other: Ben is just so outwardly warm and outgoing that he makes everyone around him feel comfortable. He will do anything to help our family and usually with a smile on his face. He loves our family really well. Katie is so loving, serving, and thoughtful. She has an easy presence, and she’s a great listener. We truly make a great team as we both have different strengths and work together to make our family run smoothly. We know that communication is key so we are constantly working to strengthen that while also making sure we invest time for just the two of us.

Our Hobbies and Interests: We love spending time together as a family. Whether that is going on adventures outside or snuggling up and watching a movie, we enjoy all being together. Charlotte takes dance class once a week, and that is a great activity for her as she is a social butterfly. We love our neighbors so we often times share meals, pool dates, and lots of evenings with our great friends. Ben and Katie have a love of traveling and seeing new places so they do that as much as they can and now get to bring Charlotte along for all the fun! 

Why We Want to Adopt: We really love being parents to our daughter, Charlotte. She changed our world for the better when she joined our family. We love her so much, and we have so much love that we still have to give. We share a faith that calls us to love others so we just really feel that this is the way that our family will grow.