Samantha loves children and is a stay at home mom who homeschools and runs a small homebased business. Samantha teaches the boy's Sunday school class at church. Samantha was a pediatric nurse at Children's Hospital before her first child was born and she decided to stay at home. Samantha enjoys sewing, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, crafting, and teaching children.Ben is the oldest of twelve children, he is a wonderful father and husband that enjoys spending time with his family. He is a firefighter that also works in the music ministry at church. Ben enjoys farming/gardening, fixing computers, and doing outdoor activities with his family.
Ben and Samantha have been married for 11 years, and they have four birth children; Molly (10), Timothy (almost 8), Madeline (6), and Claire (almost 1 year). As a family they enjoy camping, bike riding, climbing, hiking, traveling, watching movies, learning new things, and spending time together. They love going on family adventures! They live on ten acres of land in a house that they built themselves! Their property has swimming holes, big gardens, places to camp, and lots of nature trails.
They are very excited about adding to their family through adoption and they can't wait for their first big family adventure with their WHOLE family!
What it doesn't say -and what I have been thinking, and finally decided to write down, because I want my child or children to one day read it and know how we missed them and wanted them before they were here:
We love you. We pray for you every single day. We pray that you are happy, healthy, and with foster parents who love you very much and take good care of you while you wait. We talk about you all the time. At home we call you "little broders" or "baby broders" (when we started the adoption Tim couldn't say brother, he said "broders" and it stuck). We know you aren't a baby but the "big broders" and "baby broders" stuck too, that's what we call Tim... I know that you may be involved in sports or other activities before you come home, and it may look like we aren't into that kind of thing, but we can learn! I played softball as a kid. I think I can remember how it all works! I know it may be hard to get to know all of us when you first come home, we understand. If you want to be hugged we can do that, but if you need your space we can do that too (even though it may be hard, we really like to hug). :) Waiting is hard! We have been trying to find you for so long, it has been almost three years since we started looking! I know we are right here at the end (any day now they will call us and tell us who you are) but it still seems like it's taking forever. Hey, don't be freaked out by the homeschool thing, we aren't super-nerds or anything....just creative. We like to learn about what we are the most interested in while we are interested in it (and in our PJ's whenever possible). We also like to play and go on trips whenever we want, which is pretty awesome! And don't worry, we have lots and lots of friends and we are with them several times a week. That profile sounds so proper and stuffy, we really aren't like that at all. We laugh a whole lot! We are silly and we are always playing jokes on one another. We love to have fun! We know that you may actually be two different people, a brother and a sister or a brother and a brother....we are excited about that too! If that's the case this is written to you both! We love you sweetheart, and we can't wait for you to finally be home!