“…whoever welcomes a child like this…. welcomes Me.”
Meet Max & Sarah
A video message from Max & Sarah
A Letter from Max & Sarah
Hello from Minnesota! As a couple, we’re all about family. We love getting outdoors, spending summers fishing at the lakes to and sledding snow covered hills all winter. It’s so fun to plan activities we can do with our boys. When we met Sarah had two sons, and now as a blended family we truly enjoy being parents and spending time together. We are all excited to grow our family through adoption!
We hope to get to know you and would love to share ongoing contact, if you’d like. Thank you for considering our family for your child.
We met online and had an instant connection when we met for lunch on our first date. Now we’ve been happily married over 5 years. We’ve talked about adoption from the start of our relationship. We’d love to raise a child together and grow our family again.
Together we enjoy:
• Time at the family farm going on Ranger rides, hiking the pasture or creek, riding tractors, and hitting baseballs
• Baking from scratch to share treats with family or neighbors (our specialties are Chocolate chip banana bread, Brownies, Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter frosting, Italian Shaved Ice, and Muffins of all kinds!)
• Playing board or card games
According to Max: Sarah is such a caring an outgoing person, driven, focused. Sarah LOVES being a mom. I appreciate how she is always willing to help or give back where she can.
• Playing piano
• Decorating our home
• Yoga and exercise
• Listening to podcasts
• Attending women’s ministry events
• Volunteering at school, church, or the museum
According to Sarah: Max is calm, selfless, and truly cares about others; he’s always willing to help. I love that Max loves and feels things so deeply. He’s great listener and a wonderful step-dad to our boys, always attentive and available to them for whatever they need.
• Attending sporting events and activities for our kids
• Volunteer work
• Being creative
• Playing games
• Projects around the house
Our Sons: We have two boys, Mason and Colton. Mason, 14, is polite and respectful to anyone he meets; he enjoys talking with others, is a huge history buff, and likes fishing, football, basketball, and baseball. Colton, 10, is sweet, kind, and loving. He likes Star Wars, Nerf, and sports; he just started baseball and basketball this year! Colton is very smart and likes board games.
We talk about adoption and what it will be like when we bring a new child into our family this way. The boys look forward to having a new sibling!
Extended Family: We’re very close to our families and both grew up with great memories of time with our grandparents and cousins. Most of Sarah’s family live nearby so we see them often. Max’s family is out of state, but we visit them every year and keep in touch in between.
Adoption is a part of Sarah’s extended family, and we have friends who have adopted children too. Everyone is supportive and excited to meet the child we adopt!
Our Home in Minnesota
We live in a small town out in a rural area, surrounded by cornfields and prairies. There are bigger cities just a short drive away where we go for extra shopping, the zoo, concerts, water parks, and more. Our 4-bedroom home has a large backyard and a finished basement. We live on a cul-de-sac, so it’s quiet with no traffic. This is a great place to raise our family!
At home we like:
• Hiking the county park
• Playing football & baseball in our yard
• Playing Legos & indoor basketball in our basement
• Visiting the apple orchard and pumpkin patch
• Attending school events
• Pizza and movie nights
We promise to love your child with all our heart, to show patience and grace, teach kindness and respect, and to love one another as Jesus loves us. We believe in raising our children by example, showing what it’s like to be kind, filled with joy, and caring toward others. We promise to provide a good education, prioritize time with each of our children, help them stay on track in school and goals, and encourage them in their strengths and challenges.
We will talk openly and lovingly about how adoption brought us together. You would always be a special part of our family too! We will be supportive and understanding as our child learns to embrace his or her adoption story. If you’d like, we welcome future contact and are open to sharing updates and visits after the adoption. We’d forever be grateful for the opportunity to be adoptive parents to your child.
We’d love to talk! Please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.
With love, Max & Sarah
Learn More About Max & Sarah
|Our Education||Some college||Bachelor's Degree|
|Our Professions||Inventory Fulfillment Planner||Marketing Manager|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Max & Sarah's Favorites|
|TV Series||Fixer Upper||Heartland|
|Song||Voice of Truth, by Castin Crowns||Remember When, by Alan Jackson|
|Food||Chicago style pizza||Steak|
|Sports Team||Springboks-South African Rugby Football Team||Minnesota Vikings|
|Hobby||Golfing and bicycling||Playing piano|
|Book||Into the Wild, by John Krakauer||The Chance, by Karen Kingsbury|
|More About Our Family|
Our Christian faith is at the center of our lives and we’re very involved at our church. It’s important to us to practice kindness, grace, and compassion as much as possible. As parents, we’re also raising our child to show love, respect, and manners, and we try to lead by example.
• Max is very artistic and loves to draw! He’s also recently been into wood-working.
• Campfires, holidays, family dinners, and birthdays with Sarah’s family
Yes! We have 2 friendly house cats, Finnigan and Nellie.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...|
|Age of Child|
Newborn up to 2 years old
Boy or girl
Yes, up to 2 years old
We are excited about growing our family through adoption! Thank you for considering us as you decide what you want to do for your child's future. We would love to talk with you or answer any questions. Our hearts, and our whole circle of family and friends, are ready to welcome your child with so much love. If you'd like to share, it would be nice to get to know you and hear how you would like your child's adoption to look. We're open to keeping in touch and you will always hold a special place in our hearts.