We are a family of 5 looking forward to adopting a baby girl. Adoption has always been a part of our plan in building our family. While we cannot begin to understand your situation or the difficult decision you are facing, we respect and appreciate you greatly! We admire your strength and commitment to your child’s future.
We met through an online dating site. After a few days of nonstop messaging, we decided to meet for dinner at Chipotle and instantly felt a connection! We were engaged 5 months later while on an ice-skating date and were married 3 months after that. We have been together for over 11 years now!
Ashley has a Bachelor's in Computer Science and a Master's Degree in Business Administration. She has worked in the Instructional Design and Technology field for over 13 years. She was recently promoted from Director of Instructional Design and Technology to Senior Director of Online Education. She also teaches computer science and business courses online.
Dieke Describing Ashley
Ashley is smart, a hard worker, and loves a good challenge. While we were engaged she was working two jobs, taking classes for her Master's degree and planning a wedding all at the same time! She is also fun, goofy, and always puts a smile on everyone’s face. Our kids absolutely adore her and I cannot imagine a day of our lives without her in it. Ashley is the love of my life and always will be.
Some of Ashley’s Favorite Things:
• Food: Sushi or Thai
• Vacation: Beach & Disney World
• Cartoon Character: Tinkerbell
• Movie/TV Show: Friends
• Animal: Sloth
• Color: Pink
• Sport: Ice Skating
• Family Activity: Dance Parties!
Dieke has a Bachelor's in Management Information Systems. He is an Assistant Director of Systems & Operations where he manages a team working in document imaging, print operations, and distribution services.
Ashley Describing Dieke
Dieke is a fun, loving, dedicated father and husband. He makes amazing meals on the smoker/grill. He is also very handy when it comes to making or fixing things. He likes getting the kids involved in some of his projects as well. He loves to be outside whether he is working in the yard, playing with the kids, or just enjoying the sunshine. Family is the most important thing to him and I love that about him!
Some of Dieke’s Favorite Things
• Food: Brisket
• Vacation: Destin, FL
• Cartoon Character: Stitch
• Movie/Show: Army of Darkness
• Animal: Eagle
• Color: Green
• Sport: Hunting
• Family Activity: Fishing
Logan is very outgoing and loves to tell stories. He is very energetic and loves to play all kinds sports, but he also enjoys his video games. Some of his favorite things include:
• Food: Mussels and noodles
• Vacation: Beach & Disney World
• Cartoon Character: Roadrunner Movie/TV Show: Avengers
• Animal: Rhinoceros
• Color: Green
• Sport: Baseball
Colton is sweet, silly, and very smart. He enjoys video games and sports such as football, baseball, and soccer. He has a soft spot for animals, especially our cat, Minnie. Some of his favorite things include:
• Food: Spaghetti
• Vacation: Florida
• Cartoon Character: Simba
• Movie/TV Show: Lion King
• Animal: Cat
• Color: Red
• Sport: Soccer
Ryder is very helpful and considerate. He loves to be outside helping dad, playing, or riding his bike. He calls himself the fruit and veggie monster. He would be happy just eating fresh fruit and veggies for every meal! Some of his favorite things include:
• Food: Fruit, corn, green beans, broccoli, cucumbers, and chicken
• Vacation Spot: Disney World
• Cartoon Character: Forky, Buzz Lightyear, and Woody
• Movie/TV Show: Toy Story 4
• Animal: Puppy
• Color: Red, blue, pink
• Sport: Running
Our Home and Neighborhood
We built our dream home in 2019 in the best neighborhood we could ask for. We live on a little private drive with 6 other families. We all have about 5 acres of land and we share a huge pond that looks more like a lake. All of the kids love getting together to fish in the spring, water play in the summer, bonfires in the fall, and sledding and snowball fights in the winter!
We love to travel and experience new things! Some of our favorite vacations have been Paris, Jamaica, Hawaii, Disney World, and many other places with a beach or some place to fish! We are always looking for new fun places to go together including zoos, aquariums, museums, theme parks, or other fun events or festivals.
We enjoy lots of family fun at home too! Whether it is sitting down enjoying family meals together, playing board games by the fire, having a movie and popcorn night, pretending we are at a theme park, playing video games, Nerf gun wars, hide and seek, or having a dance party in the living room.
We truly love being parents and cannot wait to bring another child into our loving home! We promise to love and cherish your child unconditionally. We will do everything we can to ensure that she will be proud to be a part of our family. We would be more than happy to send you letters and pictures through the years ahead if you would like and would be happy to discuss any other desires you may have for an open adoption. Please feel free to ask us anything if you want to learn more about us. Thank you for your time and consideration and we hope to meet you soon!