Dustin & Ashley
“While we are so thankful for the three children God has blessed us with, we are excited to add to our family through adoption.”
Ages: 34 and 31
Professions: Civil Engineer/Tax Collector, RN, Stay-at-home-mother
Other Kids: 3 sons
Preferences: Caucasian/Bi-Racial, Either Gender, Newborn up to 2 years of age
How We Met: We met on a blind date set up by mutual friends. We rode four wheelers all day and enjoyed getting to know each other. We started dating and quickly realized we had very similar goals in life. We enjoyed each other’s company immensely and even though we lived an hour apart we still managed to see each other every day. We quickly became best friends and then fell in love with each other soon after. It didn’t take us long to realize we wanted to spend our lives together, so we were married a year later.
Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other: Dustin is loyal, hardworking, and honest. He can fix anything, puts others before himself, and laughs easily and often. He takes excellent care of our family and our home. Dustin completes everything he does to the best of his ability at home and at work. He loves being a father and our children count down the minutes until he is home from work. Ashley is loving, dedicated, and determined. She is a great wife and mother to our boys. Ashley is always looking to satisfy the needs of our family ahead of her own. She loves Jesus and seeks to put Him first. Ashley puts her heart and soul into her everyday work. She is fun, patient and honest. I love that she is hardworking, tender-hearted, intelligent, and has a good sense of humor.
Our Hobbies and Interests: We love to camp, hang out at our family’s lake lot, ride bikes, and play sports. Our annual beach vacation is a week we look forward to every summer! Playing games, reading books together, and occasionally having a movie night are also some things we enjoy. Fishing is one of our favorite activities. We usually tackle projects around our home together and we like to visit with family on the weekends. We have a close extended family, so our 3 boys enjoy playing with their cousins and hanging out at their grandparents as much as possible. Spending time together is important to us.
Why We Want to Adopt: Adoption has always been a desire of our hearts. We have also wanted a large family, but our journey to parenthood has not been easy. Over the last seven years, we have faced multiple heartbreaking miscarriages and several complicated pregnancies. While we are so thankful for the three children God has blessed us with, we are excited to add to our family through adoption.