“…whoever welcomes a child like this…. welcomes Me.”
A Letter from Nathan & Mindy
Hi! We’re a fun, loving family who like to try new things, love God and family, and doing things together. Playing sports, traveling, hiking, and camping are some of our favorite things. We live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and our lives are centered around being involved, active parents. After we had our son we found out we could not have more children biologically and we feel led to grow our family through adoption. We’d love to get to know you!
We met when we were both working at the video store in our small town. We just clicked instantly and have been best friends ever since! Now we’ve been happily married 12 years.
Together we enjoy:
• Playing sports together, like golf, softball, and soccer
• Road trips to Idaho to see Mindy’s family
• Exploring Ocean Shores or the mountains
• Vacations with family and friends
• Attending church as a family
• Hosting board game nights
• Playing video games with our son
According to Nathan: Mindy is beautiful and funny (she has the best sense of humor!). She’s a wonderful wife and mother who makes sure we know how much she loves us and that we’re taken care of.
Mindy likes to:
• Coach sports
• Play competitive soccer
• Travel or go camping
• Volunteer in the classroom
According to Mindy: Nathan is hard-working, fun, outgoing, and a talented musician (he’s been playing and writing music most of his life!). He loves being a dad and is a wonderful husband and friend.
Nathan likes to:
• Play on the worship team at church
• Write songs
• Read historically based books
• Relax around a campfire
• Go on mission trips
Our son, Jaxson, is 9 years old. He’s a kind, loving, creative, and fun boy who loves to be the life of the party. He’s into Taekwondo, video games and Sonic the Hedgehog, acting, drawing, playing musical instruments, and reading. Jaxson has wanted to be a big brother since he could talk and he will be a great big brother with a big heart!
Extended Family: Most of our family lives within 30 minutes of us and our mothers are only 5 minutes away. We also have loved ones in Ohio, Texas, Oklahoma, and Idaho. Between us we have 7 nieces and nephews. We love taking trips to Idaho to see Mindy’s sister and family. Mindy’s sister and her husband adopted their 3 children and are hoping to adopt again, so it’s been great to go through this adoption journey with them. Everyone in our family is excited about our plans to adopt!
We live within a short drive to Seattle in a beautiful town where we can see the Cascade Mountains from our front door. It only takes a couple hours to get to the beach too. We live in a small town with lakes, hiking trails, and camping all nearby. Our house has 3 bedrooms and the yard wraps around each side of us, so there’s a lot of space to play and be outside.
We believe in raising our kids with a moral compass and a good sense to make wise decisions. As parents, we hope our children will grow up learning to work hard and pursue their passions and dreams. We also want them to value good relationships and putting family first. Education is important to us and we will help our children to make the most of their schooling. We will always be our kids’ biggest supporters!
It’s an honor to be considered as adoptive parents for your child and we promise to:
• Shower him or her with all of our love and acceptance.
• Do whatever we can to provide opportunities for a great education.
• Encourage him or her to explore what makes them truly unique as a person.
• Share updates and future contact with you, if you’d like.
• Help them understand our family’s adoption story and how much you mean to us.
With love, Nathan & Mindy
Learn More About Nathan & Mindy
|Our Education||Some college||Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education|
|Our Professions||Commercial Glazier & Worship Director at our church||Elementary Teacher at a private Christian school|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Nathan & Mindy's Favorites|
|Kinds of Movies||Documentaries, historical themes, and comedies||All Christmas movies, anything Disney or Pixar, and comedies|
|Music||Blues, rock, classic rock||Country, Christmas, and worship|
|Hobbies||Golf, writing, reading, games, playing guitar, airplanes||Coaching and playing soccer, golf, hiking, camping, and traveling|
|Dream Vacation||Visiting Washington D.C. or the United Kingdom||Seeing the Northern Lights and wildlife in Alaska|
|Holiday||Fourth of July or Thanksgiving||Christmas|
|TV Shows||Sherlock, Bob's Burgers, Sharpe, Seinfeld||Survivor, NCIS, Heartland, or any HGTV Show|
|More About Our Family|
|How we came to adoption|
We’ve always talked about adopting one day and feel the timing is right to begin this journey to growing our family this way. Being parents has been such a joy for us, and our son would love to become a big brother. We’re all excited about adding a child to our family! Mindy will be a stay-at-home mom and we have grandmas waiting to help babysit when needed.
|Fun Facts About Us|
Mindy: I’m considered the jokester of my family and friends!
Nathan: I’m a big Star Wars fan, I like to write fan fiction, and I love weird history facts and trivia!
We have 2 cats, Caribou and Huckleberry, who are best friends and great with people.
|When we're with our families we love...|
• Playing games
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...|
|Age of Child|
Newborn up to 2 years old
Either boy or girl
Thank you for learning about our family! We would be honored to share our fun, active, love-filled, stable home with your child. If you'd like, we're happy to keep in contact with you after the adoption, and we'd love to get to know you through the process. We value the relationships close to our hearts, and you would always have a special place in our family. We hope to talk with you and learn more about what you want for your child's future. Praying for you as you make your plans!